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Term 2b (Mar/Apr)

P5 Literacy – Term 2b March/April


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 2b.



We have been learning about using the apostrophe for contraction in P5. The apostrophe is like a comma, but it is up in the air. I always like to remember:

A for Apostrophe = A for Air

A contraction is two words shortened to one word with the use of an apostrophe. The apostrophe always replaces some letters which you are taking away and they are usually vowels (but sometimes extra letters too). We must ALWAYS remember to leave a little gap underneath the apostrophe too.


You are à you’re             have not à haven’t        I would à I’d

Spend some time watching the videos below to become familiar with common contractions.


Use these websites to practise the spelling of your contractions. Remember how important it is to draw your apostrophe carefully and leave a space for the apostrophe.








Phonics Song A Contraction Has an Apostrophe With Miss Jenny The ENTIRE Edutunes Song for FREE!

Contractions! | English Grammar Practice | Scratch Garden

Learn contractions by watching this video! Our 2ND CHANNEL is on Patreon! ►► https://www.patreon.com/scratchgarden ◄◄Contractions are English short form word...




We have been starting to learn about homophones in P5. Homophones are words which have the same sound but a different spelling/meaning.

Homophones for Kids

In this kids video we talk about homophones, the special words that sound the same but have different meanings and spelling! There isn't a song in this video...

Lilquizwhiz Fun English quiz [Homophones]

A fun quiz created with the intent of learning and testing the young minds with some commonly used homophones.We have added some fun pictures and simple sent...

A lot of this work is knowing the meaning of each word and making sure you can spell it. Spend some time playing these games and then write some sentences using the words. Another fun activity to do is to write a ‘nonsense sentence’ and illustrating is,


e.g. The postman posted the male through the letterbox, drawing a picture of a man through the letterbox rather than letters.


It’s a nice fun activity to ensure you know the meanings of the words and it also gets you being creative.












To, two and too


We have been looking at homophones over the last couple of weeks and we’re going to spend some time looking at grammar homophones which are important for you to know.

It is important that you know when to use to, too and two. Watch the videos to learn more and try planning the games.



Tricky Words: Too To Two | How to remember the difference

'Too', 'to' and 'two' all sound the same, but they are spelled differently. How do you remember which one is which? Watch Yub the yeti discover a strategy th...

Homophones: To, Two, and Too

Homophones: To, Two, and Too

There, their and they’re


There, their and they’re is another one which you may be familiar with, but lots of people can get wrong.. Watch the videos to learn more and try planning the games.



Nessy Spelling Strategy | Homophones | Learn to Spell

Learning Homophones can be a total nightmare!Homophones are words that sound the same but are spelt differently, like hear and here or their and there. Learn...

THERE THEIR THEY'RE ~ A fun grammar lesson + a quiz! :-)

Learn the difference between THERE, THEY'RE and THEIR with this fun video. :-) Clear explanations and sweet examples. This video teaches English to people of...