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Literacy 8


Thanks to all those parents who have given their permission to ‘Young Writers’ to publish your amazing riddles. Deadline for parental permission is now 29th May. Remember, you do not need to buy the book, permission is enough. Many thanks. 


  • Continue to read your word books. If you know them, please refer to your High Frequency words in your Pupil Support Booklet. Plus, check High Frequency word lists from week 6.


  • Read and write the following high frequency words on your writing board or in your Literacy book: - that, then, there, come / one


  • Continue to read Oxford Owl Reading Books or Big Cat reading books.  On P1 homepage click on link to Collins Big Cat.

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  • Remember to use ‘Inference’ when discussing books with an adult. Plus, the adult helping you with your reading can use ‘Guided Reading Questions: Level 1’ / ‘Reading Strategies’ in your Pupil Support Book.


  • Revise the following: author, illustrator, front of the book, back of the book, title, blurb, spine. Continue to focus on recognising the difference between a letter, a word and a sentence plus recognising the difference between a line of writing and a sentence. How many capital letters can you find? Can you retell your stories from start to finish in your own words? Continue to read with expression.


  • Ask an adult to play 'Farmer Duck' story. Click on this link. 
  • This links to our new WAU topic on ‘The Farm’. Try to retell the story in your own words. The farmer always asked the question “How goes the work?” and the duck always answered “Quack”. How do you think the duck felt? How did his friends feel? Where do you think the farmer went? 
  • The farmer is very lazy. Why are people lazy sometimes? How does this make other people feel? How can we try to stop ourselves from being lazy?


  • Look at the illustrations of the farm at the beginning and end of the book. Could you draw your own farm picture in a similar style?


  • Try to think up your own sentences about Farmer Duck. Use the word bank below to help you. Remember to start each sentence with a capital letter, use finger spaces between each word and finish with a full stop. Read your sentences to an adult. Give yourself a star and put your thumbs up! Please continue to send your pieces of writing into school. I am so proud of you!



  • Sing your alphabet.
  • On P1 homepage click on Useful Links to access ‘Starfall’ ‘Letter Formation’ / ‘Jolly Phonics’ websites to reinforce ALL letter formation, letter sounds and words from a-z. If you have the ‘Hairy Letters’ app remember to use it too.


This week I’d like you to use your knowledge of sounds and words to complete some different activities. Choose a different day to complete each activity. You do not need to print the pages, just write your words and sentences in your Literacy book. See the links below for the following: Join the word to the picture (sets 1 and 2) missing sounds set 2 / finish the sentences set 2. 


  • Write the sound you hear?
  • Adult to call out the following sounds and then you write them on your whiteboard or in your Literacy book: g, o, u, l, f, b, j, z, w, v, y, x / qu.


  • Write the word you hear?
  • Adult to call out the following words and then you write them on your whiteboard or in your Literacy book: I, it, is, in, if / of.


  • Write the sentence you hear?
  • Adult to call out the following sentence and then you write it on your whiteboard or in your Literacy book: I can see a dog and a cat.




This week ask an adult to help you to read the instructions to make a daisy chain. Maybe an adult could help you to make your own daisy chain. After, explain to your family how to make one. Enjoy!


Look at the picture below and answer the questions.