English

Literacy – English

 

Week 1 –

 

Reading

Children to read a book for choice for at least 15-20 minutes each day.

 

Folens Online Comprehension Stories –

 

Book: Call of The Sea (Reading Zone)– The Godfather, pg 98. Complete Activities.

 

Book: New Treasury – Irish Guide Dogs for the blind, pg 54, and answer questions.

 

Grammar


Book: Treasury, pg 51 – Conjunctions. Complete activities

 

Spelling

Folens Online, Spellbound (Unit 22, pg 46 & 47)

 

Cloze Activity:

https://bogglesworldesl.com/cloze_activities.htm – The Vikings

 

Writing


Writing skills, pg 64 Treasury.

Every day choose a different image from http://www.pobble365.com/ and write a paragraph (roughly 4 lines) about what is happening in the picture.

 

Narrative Writing, Treasury, pg 65 (this contains information on how to write a narrative (the children have been learning about this in class). This video also provides information:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFWcSnRIAmc

 

Children can choose their own narrative, this can be presented in the form of a story with pictures, or a comic. Here are some story starters for children who are struggling to come up with ideas: https://www.journalbuddies.com/creative-writing-2/creative-writing-story-starters/

 

Studyladder also has a list of reading activities and spelling.

 

 

Week 2 –

 

Reading

 

Children to read a book for choice for at least 15-20 minutes each day.

 

Folens Online Comprehension Stories –

 

Book: Call of The Sea (Reading Zone)– pg 103. Complete Activities (pg105)

 

Book: New Treasury – Poem: Bully, pg 72, and answer questions.

 

Grammar

 

Book: Treasury, pg 63 Adverbs

 

Spelling

Folens Online, Spellbound (Unit 25, pg 52 & 53)

 

Cloze Activity:

https://bogglesworldesl.com/cloze_activities.htm – Sharks

 

Writing

 

Continue to choose a different image from http://www.pobble365.com/ and write a paragraph (roughly 4 lines) about what is happening in the picture.

 

Write a persuasive text on one of the following:

 

·       Pets should be allowed in school.

·       School break times should be longer.

·       Children should be allowed to use mobile phones in school.

·       Star Wars is the greatest movie ever because…

·       Man Utd/ Liverpool…(choose your favourite team) are the greatest because….

·       Write an advertisement persuading people to come on holidays to Waterford. Include drawings.

 

You can use Google for research.

 

Reminder of persuasive texts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAroIhukSEs

Examples of persuasive texts: https://pdst.ie/persuasivewriting

 

Studyladder also has a list of reading activities and spelling.