Please find, on this page, the core areas of Literacy which are covered each week in P3. Each section below will contain an activity to be completed weekly. The activities can either be accessed here or will be found in booklets which have been sent home.
These resources follow the schemes of work covered in P3. If you wish to extend your child's learning please do so based on the content covered on this site.
You will find support materials to guide your instruction in the Helpful Resources section of the P3 site.
S. Black and L. Neill
Daily Grammar Booklets are a helpful resource to revise and refresh grammar skills.
Children should complete 1 column per day (Monday - Thursday) in their Daily Grammar Booklet.
This Week's Sound:
G1 – er/ir/ur
G2 - th
*See Spelling Guidance Sheet for more information*
Monday – Discuss sound and highlight representations. Say the words out loud as you go
Tuesday – Choose 6 spelling words and write them in bubble writing, for reinforcement
Wednesday – Choose 6 different spelling words and write them in pyramid form, for reinforcement
Thursday – Choose 6 of the words that you have found tricky from this week’s spellings and write them in rainbow colours, for reinforcement
Friday – Test this week’s spelling words
These booklets cover subject words; colours, numbers, days of the week and months of the year.
Children should complete 1 page per day (Mon - Thurs) in HFW Booklets.
This week you should cover:
Look, cover, write, check
Session 2 (cat, go, play, for, this, get, and, we, mum)
Complete page 16 -
Ensure writing is neat and on the line.
Does your handwriting look the same as the example?
Try your best!
1. Use a sharp pencil
2. Practise letter formation with your 'Magic Finger' before you form your letters on paper
3. Trace over the letter or word before you try your own formation
4. Take your time and be as neat as possible
We will complete 1 comprehension activity per week.
Children should read over the short text and endeavour to answer questions as fully and independently as possible. If your child finds reading the given text difficult, we would encourage you to read it aloud for them. Answers should be written, where possible, in full sentences.
This Week's Comprehension:
Writing an Easter Acrostic
Read through the attached PowerPoint with your child to explain what an acrostic poem is.
Talk through the examples with them and complete the suggested activities.
Provide your child with the attached planning sheet. Here, your child should try to think of as many relevant words as possible for each box. Use the attached Easter Word mats for some ideas.
Once your child has collected their words it’s time to begin writing.
It is a good idea to let them write their poem out ‘rough’ first. Allow your child to do this as independently as possible. When they have finished, read it through with them and suggest any necessary changes or amendments. Your child will be really proud of their effort so do praise them for the ideas they have come up with.
When the rough draft is complete your child should write their finished poem on the Easter Acrostic template, which is attached.
Alternatively, they can write it into their purple Literacy Classwork Book.
Please note, the writing process could be spread over a couple of days, so, take your time and don’t feel that it all needs to be completed at once.
Once finished, take a picture of your poem and email it to your teacher, phone a relative or a friend and read it to them or stick it in your window so passers by can have a read too!
Throughout this time away from school, your child should be reading a variety of fiction and non-fiction books. You may have access to a good selection of books at home or perhaps you might need to visit the library, for as long as it remains open.
Should you require more books, you can download the Libby library app with which to avail of many online and audio books which may be of interest to your child. This service is free of charge, all you need is the number from your library card.
Oxford Owl is a website which offers a range of free ebooks which are levelled accordingly.
Your child can access a range of fiction and non fiction books.
A website which specialises in reading and phonics. Choose from a range of fiction and non fiction ebooks to keep your child engaged in reading.
From the creators of Accelerated Reading, this website is a fantastic resource. Thousands of books available for all age ranges, fiction and non fiction. Click on ‘search’ and choose the age level appropriate to your child. Get reading!