Learning Support – English

Learning Support – English

Ms. Penkert

18th – 29th May 2020

Ms Penkert can be contacted during school hours by emailing apenkert@scoillorcain.com


Dear pupils and parents/guardians,

I hope you are keeping safe and well at this time. It is a very strange time and I’m sure you are missing school and all your classmates.  Below are some activities for the next two weeks May 18th – May 29th.  Please complete what you feel is possible of this work, there is no pressure to complete it all.

Chat soon,

Ms. Penkert


Please continue to read on a daily basis. There are a number of options available online at the moment. Collins Big Cat is a graded reading resource which I feel would be very beneficial at this time. It does require a log in but at present they are offering parents free access. I will leave login details below, when you have gained access, click on ‘Collins Big Cat’ on the right side, on the next page the books will be displayed and on the left you will be able to select a ‘band’ to read, I would suggest starting at ‘Purple’, if you feel this level is too easy or too hard please feel free to change level.

Please click on the link below and use the below details to log in.


Username: parents@harpercollins.co.uk

Password: Parents20!


Please continue to revise the Dolch lists, phrases and sentences. Taking three lists per day and working through Dolch lists 1 -11, moving on to Dolch Phrases 1 – 11 and then on to Dolch Sentences 1 -11. They can be found here at the below link.


In addition to revising Dolch lists please continue reading Frys Instant Phrases – the first 100 and the second 100. I will list them below. They can also be found at the below link.


First 100

The people

Write it down

By the water

Who will make it?

You and I

What will they do?

He called me.

We had their dog.

What did they say?

When would you go?

No way

A number of people

One or two

How long are they?

More than the other

Come and get it.

How many words?

Part of the time

This is a good day.

Can you see?

Sit down.

Now and then

But not me

Go find her.

Not now

Look for some people.

I like him.

So there you are.

Out of the water

A long time

We were here.

Have you seen it?

Could you go?

One more time

We like to write.

All day long

Into the water

It’s about time.

The other people

Up in the air

She said to go.

Which way?

Each of us

He has it.

What are these?

If we were older

There was an old man.

It’s no use.

It may fall down.

With his mom

At you house

From my room

It’s been a long time.

Will you be good?

Give them to me.

Then we will go.

Now is the time.

An angry cat

May I go first?

Write your name.

This is my cat.

That dog is big.

Get on the bus.

Two of us

Did you see it?

The first word

See the water

As big as the first

But not for me

When will we go?

How did they get it?

From here to there

Number two

More people

Look up.

Go down.

All or some

Did you like it?

A long way to go

When did they go?

For some of your people


Second 100

Over the river

My new place

Another great sound

Take a little.

Give it back.

Only a little

It’s only me.

I know why.

Three years ago

Live and play.

A good man

After the game

Most of the animals

Our best things

Just the same

My last name

That’s very good

Think before you act

Mother says to now.

Where are you?

I need help.

I work too much.

Any old time

Through the line

Right now

Mother means it.

Same time tomorrow

Tell the truth.

A little boy

The following day

We came home.

We want to go.

Show us around.

Form two lines.

A small house also

Another old picture

Write one sentence.

Set it up.

Put it there.

Where does it end?

I don’t feel well.

My home is large.

It turned out well.

Read the sentence.

This must be it.

Hand it over.

Such a big house

The men asked for help.

A different land

They went here.

Get the point.

Because we should

Even the animals

Try your best

Move over.

We found it here.

Study and learn

Kind of nice

Spell your name.

The good American

Change your clothes

Play it again.

Back off.

Give it away.

Answer the phone.

Turn the page.

The air is warm.

Read my letters.

It’s still here.

Where in the world

We need more

I study in school.

I’m an American.

Such a mess

Point it out.

Right now

It’s a small world.

Big and small

Home sweet home

Around the clock

Show and tell

You must be right.

Tell the truth.

Good and plenty

Help me out.

It turned out well.

It’s your place.

Good things

I think so.

Read the book.


May 18th – May 22nd 2020.

Sentence Starters: In a copy book, please create sentences beginning with each sentence starter list below. Try to make two different sentences for each sentence starter.  

  1. I run to…
  2. I go into the…
  3. We have…
  4. I have…
  5. She is…
  6. He is…

The below sentences are missing their full stops and capital letters. Rewrite the sentences in your copy book and add in what is missing.

  1. sam jumped as high as he could
  2. would you like to go to the shop
  3. hello my name is edward
  4. my dog like to swim in the water
  5. my teacher told me i am very good at reading
  6. simon and henry are in the same class

Read the Words.








Use the words above to finish these sentences:

  1. Kate felt                      when she won a prize in class.
  2. I got                   when I saw the bully hurting my friend.
  3. There was no one to play with so Ken felt                  .
  4. Joe was                       when his hamster died.
  5. We all felt a bit                     in the spooky old house.
  6. We were all                          going on the school tour.

Finish the Sentences.

  1. I feel happy when                                                                                         .
  2. I feel sad when                                                                                     .
  3. I feel lonely when                                                                                  .
  4. I feel angry when                                                                                  .

Reading Comprehension

“Message in a Bottle”

412 Forest Road,

St. John’s,




My Name is Laura Simpson and I am eight years old.  I like I a town called St. John’s in Newfoundland, Canada.  I have brown hair and blue eyes and I love music and sailing.

On the 19th of June, 2017, I put this message in a bottle. I closed it was a cork lid and threw the bottle into the sea near my home.

If you find this bottle please, please, please write back to me.


Laura Simpson.

Answer the Questions.

  1. Where does the girl who wrote the letter live?
  2. What does she look like?
  3. Who wrote the message and put it in a bottle?
  4. When was the message put in a bottle?
  5. What do you think she wanted to happen to her message?
  6. What would you do if you found this message?

Finish the Sentence.

  1. Laura lives in a town called                            .
  2. The town in is                              .
  3. Laura loves                  and                  .
  4. She put a                     in a                          .
  5. She                     the bottle and              it into the           .
  6. Laura hopes that someone will                          the bottle and              back to her.

Write a message.

You have found Laura’s message.  Write back to her and tell her all about yourself. Tell her:

  • Your name and age
  • Where you come from
  • The colour of your hair and eyes
  • What you like to do

If you would like to send this to Ms Penkert you can take a picture of it and ask your parents or guardians to send it as an email to apenkert@scoillorcain.com

I would be delighted to see your lovely message. J

25th May – 29th May 2020.

Sentence Starters: In a copy book, please create sentences beginning with each sentence starter list below. Try to make two different sentences for each sentence starter.  

  1. We go to…
  2. We like…
  3. I love the…
  4. I see a…
  5. I saw the…
  6. I like the…

The below sentences are missing their full stops and capital letters. Rewrite the sentences in your copy book and add in what is missing.

  1. we went to the swimming pool with rose
  2. i like to play basketball with my friends
  3. blue whales have no teeth
  4. would you like to come to my party
  5. can cows sleep standing up
  6. kevin said his favourite colour is green

Asking Questons

Read these question words.








Use the words above to finish these questions. Read your questions.

  1.                  did you get your new football?
  2.                  old are you?
  3.                  is your best friend?
  4.                  was Tom crying today?
  5.                  is your favourite colour?
  6.                  can we go outside to play?


    Write your own questions for these answers.

  1. Question.                                                                                   

    Answer.      Lunch time is at 12.30pm.

  2. Question.                                                                                   

    Answer.      My birthday is in January.

  3. Question.                                                                                   

Answer.      Summer is my favourite season.

Reading Comprehension

‘At the Airport’

Uncle John was coming home.  He had been in Australia for three years. That was a long time. Kevin had been five when he went away. He talked to Uncle John on Mum’s laptop but it was still hard to think of him as a real person sometimes. He was more like someone on T.V.

Now the family were waiting for John in the airport. Mum and Dad and Laura and Ciara and Aunt Jenny and Uncle Frank and Granny were all there.  Laura and Ciara had made a big sign. “Welcome home Uncle John”, it read.

All the grown-ups were laughing and smiling. Kevin was feeling tired. They had left home very early that morning to get to the airport. He yawned.

Then Dad said, “There he is!”

A tall smiling man walked towards them. He looked just like the man on Mum’s laptop.

He was carrying three toy kangaroos in his arms and was pulling a big suitcase. Everyone cheered and ran to hug him. Then Kevin saw that all the grown-ups were crying. Weren’t they supposed to be happy?

Answer the questions.

  1. Who was coming home?
  2. How long had he been away?
  3. How many people were waiting?
  4. Why was Kevin tired?
  5. Who do you think the three kangaroos were for?
  6. Why do you think the grown-ups were crying?

True or False

  1. John was coming from Australia.                                    
  2. He spent five years there.                                                       
  3. They were all waiting at the train station.                          
  4. Laura and Ciara had made a sign for John.                              
  5. John was not a tall person.                                            
  6. John had three toy kangaroos.                                       

Finish the sentences

  1. Kevin saw John and               to him on Mum’s                         .
  2. The sign said “                                                             “.
  3. Kevin was feeling                  .
  4. Everyone             and ran to                  John.