P5 Literacy – Term 1b Nov/Dec 2020
Here you will find the topics we have been doing in class and some websites which will help practise these skills at home. Also remember to log-in to Studyladder, where you will also find PODS linked to our focused topics in Literacy for Term 1b.
We have been thinking about recognising and using adjectives throughout November. Adjectives are words which describe nouns. They colour our sentences and make them more exciting. We did lots of work on finding adjectives in sentences, using adjectives to make our writing more exciting and forming and spelling adjectives from nouns. Watch the video below to revise what we have been learning about adjectives and why don't you try to play some of these games too.
Throughout this half term, we have been looking at plural spelling rules…there are lots of them to remember. Here is a little recap of the plural spelling rules we have looked at:
- Adding –s (girl – girls, piano – pianos, tree – trees)
- Adding –es (Words ending in ch/sh/zz/x/s/some words ending in o church-churches, tomato – tomatoes, box – boxes)
- Change y to i and add – es (lorry – lorries, baby – babies)
(Note: if there is a vowel before the y, just add s, e.g. boy – boys, key –keys)
- Change f to v and add –es (wife – wives, elf – elves)
- Word changes completely (child – children, goose – geese, ox – oxen)
- Word doesn’t change at all (sheep, deer, salmon)
There are lots of exceptions to these rules and unfortunately you just need to spend some time practising and learning them. Play the following games to help practise your plural spelling rules.