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Term 1b (Nov/Dec)

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.

Adjectives

 

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.

 

http://www.childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk/learning-activities/languages/words/adjective-detective/

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/grammar/adjectives.htm

http://resources.hwb.wales.gov.uk/VTC/ngfl/english/caerphilly/adjectives/index.htm

http://english-zone.com/members/spelling/adj-y01.html

Adjective Song from Grammaropolis - "Paint the Way"

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Comparatives ︳Comparative Adjectives ︳English for Kids ︳Grammar for Kids

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Superlatives︳Superlative Adjectives ︳English for Kids ︳Grammar for Kids

Superlatives ︳Superlative Adjectives ︳English for Kids ︳Grammar for Kids======================================- Match w...

Opposites

 

We have been thinking about common opposites which also links to our work on adjectives. It is important that you know general opposites to extend your vocabulary knowledge and that you can spell them too. Watch the video below to recap and why don’t you try playing some of the games.  

http://www.arcademics.com/games/frog/frog.html 

http://www.learninggamesforkids.com/vocabulary-games/antonyms/intermediate-adjective-antonyms.html

https://www.turtlediary.com/game/opposite-words.html

https://opposites.app/

http://resources.hwb.wales.gov.uk/VTC/2011-12/english/reading-games/antonym-splat/index.html

The Opposites Song

This song was written and performed by A.J. Jenkins. Video by KidsTV123.Copyright 2014 A.J.Jenkins/KidsTV123: All rights reserved.This is an ORIGINAL song wr...

Plurals

 

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.

 

http://www.lancsngfl.ac.uk/curriculum/literacy/lit_site/lit_sites/plurals/pl_2/esplurals.htm

http://www.lancsngfl.ac.uk/curriculum/literacy/lit_site/lit_sites/plurals/pl_3/yplurals.htm http://www.lancsngfl.ac.uk/curriculum/literacy/lit_site/lit_sites/plurals/pl_4/plurals4.htm

http://www.lancsngfl.ac.uk/curriculum/literacy/lit_site/lit_sites/plurals/pl_5/plurals5.htm

http://www.lancsngfl.ac.uk/curriculum/literacy/lit_site/lit_sites/plurals/pl_6/plurals6.htm

http://www.lancsngfl.ac.uk/curriculum/literacy/lit_site/lit_sites/plurals/pl_7/plurals7.htm

http://www.manythings.org/wbg/irr_plurals1-mw.html

http://www.eslgamesworld.com/members/games/ClassroomGames/Billionaire/Plurals%20Billionair%20Game/index.html