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Summer 5 day Good News Club - week beginning Monday 13th May 2024 - All P2 - P6 pupils will be very welcome.
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Week beginning: Monday 11th May – Friday 15th May


I hope you are all keeping well and are enjoying the nice weather outside. I see lots of you are enjoying reading on MyOn, which is great as well as completing your activities on ActiveLearn. Super! Thanks for the photos I have received, it has been so lovely to see all your little faces and see what you have been getting up to. Have a look in our Photo Gallery!


NEWCOMERS – continue to work on revising initial sounds (goulbf). Continue to work on completing ‘o’clock’ times on an analogue clock and if confident move on to ‘half past’ times. Begin work on ‘Addition to 5’. See NEEWCOMERS folder in Home School Activities.



  • Weekend news/Creative writing – You may continue to write your weekly diary or try some of the creative writing ideas.
  • Reading Comprehension – This week I have attached a comprehension activity. There are 4 different levels for you to choose. You may select which would best suit your child. See Home School Activities/Literacy/Reading Comprehension.
  • Linguistics & Spellings – (see Spelling lists and ‘Daily Phonics Suggestions’ in Home School Activities under Spellings)

APPLES - medial ‘i’ words (i.e. pit, tin, lid) – I have attached work for you to complete. 1.You may use the word cards and pictures to help you ‘sound out’ and ‘blend’ the words. Continue to make this as fun as you can.

2.I have included some cut and stick activities for CVC (consonant-vowel-consonant) words with medial ‘i’.

3.You may continue to practice ‘sounding out’ and ‘blending’ using the Powerpoint for reading CVC words.

 (Attachments – in Home School Activities/Literacy/CVC words).

PEARS – ‘ir’ sound (i.e. bird, fir, third) This week we are learning that ‘ir, er, ur’ make the ‘ir’ sound. I don’t think there is an action for this sound but I’m sure you could think of your own, perhaps a bird calling from the trees saying ‘ir, ir’. Give it a go! Again, if you find this sound tricky just stick to the ‘ir’ version of the spelling.

1.I have attached a powerpoint for you to watch which has some fun activities to complete.

2.I have also uploaded a poem for you to read and highlight the sound - (‘The Birthday Treat’) You may do a sound/word search on the text. Once again there are lots of activity pages, some more difficult than others, so only choose those suited to your child. Speed words also included this week.

3. Word sort - cut out and sort into the same spelling patterns, i.e. her, number, summer would go together and shirt, swirl, girl would go together. There is an easy and a more challenging word sort this week.

Remember to try some of the suggested practical ideas with your phonics as well, i.e. paper square work for word building (see below). All linguistics work is in the ‘ir’ sound folder in ‘Home School Activities/Literacy’.


  • Reading – Thank you to those who have contacted me about logging on to MyOn. If you wish to log your child on to this online reading programme, please email myself or Mrs Morton for details. There is a link to this on ‘Online Activities’ and your child will be assigned reading books each week – click on ‘Project’s at the top of the page. You can also select your own books to read if you wish to read more. I would also suggest using OxfordOwl as listed on our suggestions for Online Resources. It is free when you sign up and has a great range of reading material at all levels.


  • APPLES – Addition to 5 –  You may complete pages 10-12 this week. The concept of ‘2+3=’ type sum is introduced this week. Points to remember – make two sets of objects and bring together for the total. We can also count along a number line or ‘count on’ in our heads.  I have given you an extra activity page to complete if you wish, see Home School Activities/Maths/Addition.
  • PEARS - Subtraction – complete page 30 in your Subtraction booklet. If you have not got this far don’t worry, do what you can and continue to try your best. The focus this week is on new mathematical language ‘the difference between’.
    Practical activities to try first – Repeat similar activities for ‘how many more’. Find objects around your home – line up 7 apples. Get 4 bananas and set a banana in front of the apples. Or you could build lego towers and set side by side.
    a        a        a        a        a        a        a                  apples
    b        b        b        b                                              bananas
    Ask: How many apples?, How many bananas?, What is the difference between 7 and 4? Say that you can subtract (7-4) to find ‘the difference between’. Repeat with other objects around your home as well as different amounts. You may also use a number line: put your finger on both numbers and ‘jump back’ from the larger number to the smaller, or you can ‘jump on’ from the smaller to the larger number.
    If you would like additional work on ‘the difference between’ I have included some activity pages for you to complete. These are only additional resources if you wish to use them. All attached in Home School Activities/Maths/Subtraction.
  • APPLES and PEARS Telling the Time (o’clock and half past times on an analogue and digital clock) – Continue to work over the next two weeks on our o’clock/half past times on analogue and digital clock. Only move on to the digital clock when you are confident telling o’clock and half past times on an analogue clock. Move at your own pace and try your best!
    1.I have uploaded lots of activity sheets for you to complete. There are quite a lot so you do not have to complete them all if you don’t need to. If you are confident in an area then you can move on. On the other hand, if you need to spend a little longer on an area then you should have plenty of activities to do so. See Home School Activities/Maths/Time. is a super site for practical games on time as well as extra activity sheets.
    Teaching points to remember:
    ANALOGUE clock – when the BIG hand points to the 12 – we say ‘O’CLOCK’
                               When the BIG hand points to the 6 – we say ‘HALF PAST’
    DIGITAL clock – when it is ‘O’CLOCK’ we write 00    i.e. 6:00 for 6 o’clock
                           When it is ‘HALF PAST’ we write 30   i.e. 6:30 for half past 6
  • ActivMaths – New maths games and activities have been assigned to you on ActivMaths so continue to log on and enjoy!


We will be continuing with our topic of ‘Animals in their Environment’. This week, we are going to look at Pets. Have a look at information books or online and try to name as many pets as you can – can you find out facts and information about different types of Pets? I have uploaded a powerpoint for you to watch on ‘How to look after your pet’.

Activity suggestions - ‘How to look after your pet’ poster - Have a look at the Poster on how to look after your pet – you could try to make your own poster on your own pet or a pet of your choice. Look at the information included on it. The powerpoint will help you.

Play the ‘Who am I?’ game – or make up your own puzzles for your family to guess the animal (see attached in World Around Us)

You could take a photo of you and your pet and send it to me to put in our Photo Gallery.

Draw your pet and label each part.

3D Pet – I know some of you are very creative so perhaps you could try to make your own 3D pet using junk material from around your home. Maybe you could make a home for your pet. I have uploaded some photo ideas of things you could make.

Remember I would love to see your work! Find attachments in Home School Activities/World Around Us.



PE – Have a look at our link to ‘Healthy Kidz Virtual Sports Day’ – Be sure to sign up before 11th May.

Music – In school during our topic on ‘Animals’ we would listen to a very famous piece of music associated with animals - the ‘Carnival of the Animals’ by Saint-Saens. I have attached a link to this piece of music in ‘The Arts’ section of our Online Activities if you wish to listen to it. It is very long so you may only want to listen to a part of it. There are lots of different sections of the music and each is about a different animal. What animals can you hear in the piece of music? You could try to make your own Carnival of Animals by making your own animals noises and ask someone to guess what animal it is? This could be fun!





Spelling rule


PEARS 1 & 2– various representations of the ‘ir’ sound

APPLES – medial 'i'

girl        her

dirt        over

stir         after

shirt       faster

squirt      jumper

girl        dirt

stir        shirt

bird        firm

first        third

hit         lid

tip         kit

pin        rim


In the PEAR group I have made two spellings lists – PEARS 1 – is slightly more challenging. You will be able to judge which spelling list best suits your child. Also it is important to keep practicing those little CVC words as the medial sounds can be tricky so it would do no harm to practice the APPLES list if you wish.


See suggested Weekly Phonic Activities in Spellings folder.



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