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Learning Support (Literacy) P5-P7

Welcome to KS2 Literacy Support Section! 

This year I have the privilege of offering Literacy Support for pupils in P5 - P7 in our school.  This focussed support aims to provide additional literacy support for pupils with a specific focus upon their reading, spelling and grammar skills.  Pupils engage in daily small group support sessions during Literacy time with 8 pupils in each group.  The small group setting helps pupils to build their confidence, love and enjoyment of literacy.

We hope you enjoy reading through what we're getting up to :)

 

Children are reminded to come prepared to class with all relevant books and a pencil case. A clear plastic folder can be purchased from the office for £1. Below is a list of items to bring to class:

  • English homework book
  • Daily Test book
  • Spelling book
  • Red word book
  • Pencil case
  • Diary
  • Jotter
  • Glasses (if worn)
  • Reading book

Homework Each night your child will receive reading and spellings (red word books apply to some children, their sight words should be practiced each night). Written English homework is sent home once / twice a week as it alternates. All written homework books have a guide attached in the front cover. When checking over please ensure your child adheres to the instructions. On returning homework please sign. Thursday night children are to revise over their spellings for the week to prepare for their Friday test. Please ensure that your child reads every night at home and learns spelling thoroughly.

Take a look at our Photo Gallery to see what we have been doing!

Term 1

Primary 5 throughout this term we will focus on our grammar topic nouns; being able to recognise a noun and identify what it is. The class will take part in practical activities, interactive displays as well as written work to help them grasp this topic. Nouns will be covered in depth moving on to look at common and proper nouns and then collective nouns. Homework will reinforce what has been taught in class. Spellings for the group will include revision of our phonics patterns and sight words. They will also be given the opportunity to revise these in class through games, interactive and i-pads. Each morning the Primary 5 class look over sight words and will repeat, in the hope they will recognise these words again.  Handwriting; the children are expected to join writing in class and home, they have each been given a poster of joint writing to help at home and school. Please ensure homeworks are completed in joint writing and to make sure their writing is neat and presentable. Keep reading with your child each night and to reinforce the importance of doing so.

Primary 6 Throughout this term we will focus on grammar, comprehension, Reciprocal Reading.  Handwriting and the presentation of our work is still very important and must be maintained at home and school. Grammar we are currently learning about nouns; recognising, identifying and using them, common and proper nouns and then reviewing collective nouns. Homeworks will reinforce topics covered in class. Comprehension and reading skills are practiced each week, we are currently focusing on developing a growing vocabulary of phrases and words which can be recognised and to clarify words unfamiliar to them.

Primary 7  It's all about VCOP!! We've been working hard on our writing skills learning about the acronym VCOP and what each letter stands for.  Through this we've been covering nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs in grammar focusing on; identification, common/proper, collective and gender etc. We cover these through practical, interactive and written activities, hoping to develop our knowledge and to put into practice. Comprehension activities and reading activities each week. Reciprocal Reading we will look at Clarifying words from the story/ text and what we think they mean. We have been discussing in class about our hopes and fears for the coming year. Looking at possible solutions to overcome fears we may have.

Mr M. Elliott.

 

Latest Photographs

The boys working hard together.
The boys working hard together.
 
Checking in on one of our answers.
Checking in on one of our answers.
 
Sometimes we like to work by ourselves.
Sometimes we like to work by ourselves.
 
Concentrating hard.
Concentrating hard.
 
Your turn!
Your turn!
 
Oh it's getting tight now!
Oh it's getting tight now!
 
Decisions, decisions!
Decisions, decisions!
 
 
 
Seth working hard to choose the right ending!
Seth working hard to choose the right ending!
 
Jane is working hard!
Jane is working hard!
 
Caleb, our plural rule master, working so well!
Caleb, our plural rule master, working so well!
 
Trying a tricky one now!
Trying a tricky one now!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

News

18th Jan 2018
Reading is so important and we are trying hard to keep improving our reading this...
 
 
 
18th Jan 2018
We have been enjoying learning about verbs and testing our knowledge using a verb...
 
 
 
18th Jan 2018
Lately we've been putting our VCOP skills to the test to see how much we have learned...
 
 
 
18th Jan 2018
We have been working so hard on our grammar lately and have been learning all about...