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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. 

 

Many Thanks, 

S. Black and L. Neill 

Daily Grammar 

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.

Phonics 

 

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 

High Frequency 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:

 

Group 1:

Thursday

Friday 

Saturday 

Look, cover, write, check 

 

Group 2:

Session 2 (cat, go, play, for, this, get, and, we, mum) 

Handwriting

 

This Week: 

Complete page 16 -

 

Ensure writing is neat and on the line. 

Does your handwriting look the same as the example?

Try your best!  

 

Handwriting Tips:

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 

Comprehension

 

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:

Florence Nightingale 

 

 

Please remember:

  • Capital letters at the beginning of each sentence
  • Full stops at the end of each sentence 
  • Finger spaces between words
  • To check your work – have you left anything out? Does your sentence make sense? 

Grammar

 

This week we are learning about Irregular Past Tense Verbs. (A verb is a doing or an action word) 

Earlier in the year we learned to add ‘d’, ‘ed’ or double the last letter and add ed to change a word from present tense to past tense.  

Please ask your child about this – can they give you any examples of these words? 

 

Now, we are progressing to learning about irregular past tense verbs; words where adding ‘ed’ doesn’t work. 

Irregular past tense verbs are words which we use every day and are familiar to us. The easiest way to help your child to find the irregular past tense verb is to talk about it. 

Try using these phrases; 

“Today I (am) …”  “Yesterday I…” 

For example:

Today I swim.

Yesterday I swam. 

 

Game

Open the PowerPoint entitled ‘Irregular Past Tense Game’ and play this with your child. 

*Remember that there is always the opportunity to extend learning by adding in examples of your own.* 

 

Worksheet

(Can be printed and completed or can be written into purple Literacy Classwork Books) 

When matching the past tense with the present tense verb, encourage your child to say the words out loud; do they sound right together? Can they use each word in a related sentence of their own? 

Children are then asked to rewrite the sentences changing the present tense verb to the corresponding irregular past tense verb. Ask your child to say each sentence, choosing the verb that they think is right, and correct them if necessary. Remember to always talk through any correction with your child, explaining to them how to improve. 

Colour the pictures to finish. 

Independent/Creative Writing 

 

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! 

 

Reading

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.

 

Libby

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 

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. 

 

Starfall 

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. 

 

myON

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! 

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