Learning Support – English

Learning Support – English

Ms. Drummey 

15th June -26th June 


 

Ms Drummey can be contacted during school hours by emailing adrummey@scoillorcain.com 

 

Note: if you received a pack containing work for your son from me, please prioritise that work before completing any of the following work. 

 

Ms Drummey’s Literacy Intervention Group 

Dear Parents/Guardians, 

Hello everyone, I hope you are keeping safe and well. Please find enclosed work for the period 15/06/20-26/06/20.  June is usually a time to revise topics completed during the year and also a time to engage in some fun activities. For this fortnight, I would like you to continue with the work packs that were sent home and choose some activities from below. You can choose to complete a few topics/activities a day.  If you have any queries regarding this work please do not hesitate to contact me by email. Also, if the boys would like to email me a picture of any of the work that they have completed I would only be delighted to give them some feedback. Finally, I would like to wish you and the boys a happy and safe summer and I look forward to seeing you all in September. 

 

Kind Regards, 

Ms Drummey 

 

General Activities for the next two weeks: 

Reading:  

Please continue to read a book a day. The following link offers free ebooks. It will require you to register with the site. This is straight forward. You will be asked your name, email address and a password.  

 

Collins Big Cat Books: 

The following website has free books that are graded to suit all levels. It simply requires you to log in. 

 

Steps to log in: 

  1. Click teacher sign in. 

  1. Username: parents@harpercollins.co.uk 

  2. Password: Parents20! 

  3. Click on Collins Big Cat 

  4. On the left hand side of the page, there are band levels. You could start at yellow. If that is proving too difficult go back to Red B. If it is too easy, go to blue. Again use your own discretion to pick a level that enables your son to read as fluently as possible. 

  5. It might be beneficial to mute the volume initially to get your son to read the book by himself and then unmute to hear the book being read. 

  1. When you get to the end of the book, click on the orange circle and there is an online activity to check your child’s understanding of the story. 

 

Note: If you would prefer to use books that you may have at home to read that’s perfectly fine. The most important thing is that the boys continue to practice their reading on a daily basis. 

 

Sight Words:   

We are currently working through these sight words in class. Continue to revise and consolidate words 1-300 placing an emphasis on the words that he may find challenging 

You will find flashcards for these words below.    

1-100 

101-200 

 201-300  

   

I have included a checklist for the words 1-300. This will help you track your child’s progress more effectively.    

 

Cloze Exercises:  

Continue with additional work to revise sight words with these new cloze exercises: 

 

Writing: 

Continue with free writing 2-3 times a week 

 

Write a book review of your favourite book using the following headings in your copy or on a page: 

 

  • Title: 

  • Author: 

  • Illustrator: 

  • Characters: 

  • Draw your favourite character from the story: 

  • My favourite part: 

  • How many stars would you give it: