Primary 7 Homework

Week beginning:
Monday 3 February 2020
W.O.W. (Workout of the Week)

Monday

Copy 1-5  x 3 of the spelling words you generated in class.
Active Spelling activity of your choice.

analyse

analysis

continuous

murmur

cough

answer

creation

finally

neighbour

secondary

counting

idea

liked

mile

music

river

running

speechless

money

interesting

Tuesday

Complete a book review in your reading passport.

Wednesday

Copy 6-10  x 3.
Active Spelling activity of your choice.

All About Me

Write 5 interesting pieces of information about yourself for your next teacher.

I really enjoyed being your teacher. Keep working hard in P7 and good luck in the future!

Mr Simpson

Week beginning:
Monday 27 January 2020
W.O.W. (Workout of the Week)

Monday

Copy 1-5  x 3 of the spelling words you generated in class.
Active Spelling activity of your choice.

multicolour

multiracial

multipack

multiscreen

multinational

suitable

readable

understandable

perishable

comfortable

Tuesday

Complete a book review in your reading passport.

Wednesday

Copy 6-10  x 3.
Active Spelling activity of your choice.

Research and write 10 facts about the Holocaust.

Thursday

Complete a book review in your reading passport.

Remember your swimming bag, swim suit and towel.

Week beginning:
Monday 20 January 2020
W.O.W. (Workout of the Week)

Monday

Copy 1-5  x 3 of the spelling words you generated in class.
Active Spelling activity of your choice.

 

Tuesday

Complete pages 1-5 of your reading passport.

Wednesday

Copy 6-10  x 3.
Active Spelling activity of your choice.

Research five Glasgow landmarks and write down five facts for each one.

Thursday

Complete page 7 of your reading passport.

Remember your swimming bag, swim suit and towel.

Week beginning:
Monday 13 January 2020
W.O.W. (Workout of the Week)

Monday

Copy 1-5  x 3.
Active Spelling activity of your choice.

alliteration

convenience

although

fascinating

continuous

separate

announcing

fierce

necessary

sequence

 

birthday

centre

circle

square

triangle

rectangle

different

satisfied

juice

stopped

Tuesday

Needs and wants at home

Choose a room at home and write down 10 or more things the room contains. For each thing decide whether it is a need or a want and write ‘n’ or ‘w’ accordingly.

Wednesday

Copy 6-10  x 3.
Active Spelling activity of your choice.

K.A.L (Knowledge About Language)

Write a list of all the items you plan to pack for your residential trip.

I plan to take the following:

  • 10 pairs of socks
  • 8 t-shirts
  • 1 hat
  • 3 pairs of trainers
  • 1 tub of hair gel

 

Thursday

Look at adverts in the media (e.g. in leaflets, newspapers, magazines, adverts, internet adverts). Choose 3 items and jot down the extra costs there might be in buying the thing advertised (e.g. postage, parking charges, VAT, etc.).

 

Remember your swimming bag, swim suit and towel.

Week beginning:
Monday 6 January 2020
W.O.W. (Workout of the Week)

Monday

Copy 1-5  x 3.
Active Spelling activity of your choice.

television

telephone

telescope

telegraph

telegram

artist

diarist

chemist

cyclist

scientist

Tuesday

Log into BugClub to complete the Heinemann Active Maths game that has been set for you.

Wednesday

Copy 6-10  x 3.
Active Spelling activity of your choice.

K.A.L (Knowledge About Language)

Thursday

Log into BugClub to complete the Heinemann Active Maths game that has been set for you.

Prepare for spelling test/dictation.

Week beginning:
Monday 25 November 2019
W.O.W. (Workout of the Week)

Tuesday

Log into BugClub to complete the Heinemann Active Maths game that has been set for you.

Wednesday

Copy 6-10  x 3.
Active Spelling activity of your choice.

K.A.L (Knowledge About Language)

Thursday

Log into BugClub to complete the Heinemann Active Maths game that has been set for you.

Week beginning:
Monday 18 November 2019
W.O.W. (Workout of the Week)

Monday

Copy 1-5  x 3.
Active Spelling activity of your choice.

subway
submarine
subtitle
submerge
subheading
happiness
grumpiness
nastiness
fitness
loveliness

Tuesday

Log into BugClub to complete the Heinemann Active Maths game that has been set for you.

 

Wednesday

Copy 6-10  x 3.
Active Spelling activity of your choice.

K.A.L (Knowledge About Language)

Thursday

Log into BugClub to complete the Heinemann Active Maths game that has been set for you.

Prepare for spelling test/dictation.

Week beginning:
Monday 11th November 2019
W.O.W. (Workout of the Week)

Copy first 5 words x 3
Active Spelling activity of your choice.

Tuesday

Log into BugClub to complete the Heinemann Active Maths game that has been set for you.

Wednesday

A key part of being in Primary 7 is your ability to help your Primary 1 buddy settle into school.

Design a game/ activity that you think your Primary 1 buddy would be able to play to help them in an area of their learning. For example, it could be a Literacy game to help with their phonics, a Numeracy game to help them with their numbers or a Health and Wellbeing game to help them with their emotions.

Your choice!

Thursday

KAL- Apostrophes

Convert the following words into abbreviated words using an apostrophe.

 

Week beginning:
Monday 4th November 2019
W.O.W. (Workout of the Week)

Copy first 5 words x 3
Active Spelling activity of your choice.

Red & Blue

advertise

conscience

meanwhile

remember

again

evidence

aisle

consequence

exaggerated

miscellaneous

Green

autumn

happened

beautiful

frightened

teacher

difficult

Scotland

England

Wales

Ireland

Tuesday
Write 2 WOW sentences using words and VCOP strategies.

Wednesday
Copy words 6-10 x 3
Active Spelling activity of your choice.

Thursday
K.A.L (Knowledge About Language)

Week beginning:
Monday 28th October 2019
W.O.W. (Workout of the Week)

 

Copy first 5 words  x 3
Active Spelling activity of your choice.

dislike

disappear

dishonest

friendship

membership

disconnect

disagree

championship

relationship

sportsmanship

Tuesday
Write 2 WOW sentences using words and VCOP strategies.

Wednesday 
Copy  words  6-10 x 3
Active Spelling activity of your choice.

Thursday
K.A.L (Knowledge About Language)

Prepare for spelling test/dictation.

Week beginning:
Monday 7th October 2019
W.O.W. (Workout of the Week)


Monday

Common and Tricky Words

 

 

 

Red/Blue

lovely

receive

weird

acquire

concentration

environment

marriage

reference

women

actually

Green

accident

below

cloudy

eleven

group

holiday

playtime

knew

emotion

biscuit

 

 

Copy first 5 words  x 3
Active Spelling activity of your choice.

Tuesday
Write 2 WOW sentences using words and VCOP strategies.

Wednesday 
Copy  words  6-10 x 3
Active Spelling activity of your choice.

Thursday
K.A.L (Knowledge About Language)

Parentheses are words, phrases or clauses inserted into sentences which are grammatically complete without them. Copy down the sentences below and add the parenthesis (brackets) for each one.

 

Prepare for spelling test/dictation.

Week beginning:

Monday 30th September 2019

L. I. – to understand how affixes change word meanings

Prefix ‘non’

Suffix ‘less’

*All groups have SAME words this week*

1. nonsense

2. non-stick

3. non-toxic

4. careless

5. harmless

6. non-fiction

7. non-specific

8. homeless

9. tasteless

10. meaningless

Monday

Copy first 5 words  x 3

Active Spelling activity of your choice.

 

Tuesday

Write 2 WOW sentences using words and VCOP strategies

 

Wednesday 

Copy  words  6-10 x 3

Active Spelling activity of your choice.

 

Thursday 

K.A.L

Task Two

Certain animals have different names depending on whether they are male (masculine) or female (feminine). An example of this is fox (male) vixen (female). Use a dictionary or the internet to put the following animals under the headings Male or Female

Prepare for spelling test/dictation

 

 

 

Week beginning:
Monday 16 September 2019
Workout of the Week (W.O.W)

Spelling Rules:

The rules for qu are simple;

  1. When you hear the sound /kw/ the spelling is always qu.

  2. In English words, q is never seen without u: qu

quick

quite

quilt

request

require

equal

aquarium

earthquake

inquisitive

quality

quantity

quarter

Monday

Copy words  x 3

Active Spelling activity of your choice.

Tuesday

W.O.W.

H.A.M. activities

Wednesday

KAL (Knowledge About Language)

Prepare for spelling test/dictation

Week beginning:
Monday 9th September 2019

Workout of the Week (W.O.W)

Red/Blue

absence

chocolate

engagement

listening

queue

Wednesday

accommodation

climb

enquire

lonely

reaction

weight

ache

column

enthusiastic

Green

above

breakfast

cupboard

eight

eighteen

experiment

first

hear

listen

nine

nineteen

million

surprise

care

busy

Monday

Copy words  x 3

Active Spelling activity of your choice.

Tuesday

W.O.W.

Red/Blue http://www.math-play.com/Place-Value-Millionaire/place-value-millionaire-game_html5.html

Green http://www.ictgames.com/sharkNumbers/mobile/index.html

Wednesday

KAL (Knowledge About Language)

Abstract Nouns – Remember an Abstract Noun is intangible (you can’t touch it). They are feelings, ideas, characteristics or qualities.

Write out the abstract noun from each of the sentences below then pick four to write in sentences of your own:

  1. I respected the honesty my friend showed.
  2. Can you believe that woman’s brilliance?
  3. To my delight, everyone arrived on time.
  4. She was in great despair when she lost her phone.
  5. We have a lot of hope for the future.
  6. They showed extreme joy when they helped others.
  7. The men had much bravery on the battlefield.
  8. My mother always shows great compassion for her children.

Thursday

W.O.W.

Active spelling activity of your choice

Prepare for spelling test/dictation

Week beginning:
Monday 2nd September 2019

 

prehistoric

preview

pre-book

premature

preorder

careful

colourful

mouthful

handful

thoughtful

Monday

Copy x 3

Active Spelling activity of your choice.

Tuesday

W.O.W.

 

Wednesday

Write the definition of each spelling word.

K.A.L. (Knowledge About Language

Capital Letters Top 10

Can you write an example for each of the instances we use a capital letter in our writing:

Thursday

W.O.W.

Prepare for spelling test or dictation

 

Friday

 

 

 

Monday

Spelling Rules

Familiarise yourself with each rule and complete the task at the bottom of each rule.

Tuesday
Challenge people at home to play Daily 10 x 5 rounds.
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

Wednesday

Spelling Rules

Familiarise yourself with each rule and complete the task at the bottom of each rule.

 

Thursday
Topic Homework
French Topic Book Challenge Three Weeks until it has to be handed in on Friday, 14th June.
Don’t forget to keep up to date with

And

Week beginning:

Monday 20th May 2019

A school orchestra with six musicians can play the first section of  Beethoven’s 5th symphony in seven minutes and twenty-three seconds.

How long would it take to play if the doubled the number of musicians?

Week beginning:

Red and Blue Groups (soft ‘c’)

certificate

sentence

ceremony

circumstances

accident

circuit

circulation

cyclone

cyanide

cylinder

Green and Yellow Groups (soft ‘c’)

dance

centre

choice

cereal

circus

cinema

decide

mercy

fancy

bouncy

Red Group-  http://www.teacherled.com/2015/05/05/show-the-coordinate/

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/469/Coordinates-Alien-Attack    (make sure  Flash is enabled)

Blue Group- https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?a=activity04

http://flash.topmarks.co.uk/4592

Green/Yellow – http://flash.topmarks.co.uk/3124

http://www.learnyourtables.co.uk/en/index2.htm

Spelling Practise

Bubble Writing

Write your spelling words in bubble letters.  After you write your words in bubble letters, colour your words with a crayon or coloured pencil.

Newsy Words

Use old magazines, catalogues, or newspapers to cut out letters.  Glue the letters into your jotter to spell your words.

Silly Sentences

Write silly sentences using a spelling word in each sentence.  Please underline your spelling words!  Write neatly!

Example:  My dog wears a blue and purple dress when he takes a bath.

Topic Homework

French Topic Book Challenge   Four Weeks until it has to be handed in on Friday, 14th June.

Don’t forget to keep up to date with  and 

Monday , 22nd April 2019

Red and Blue Spellers (Phoneme ‘sh’)

shoulder     shriek     washing     generation     extinction

extraction     rational     chute     chicane     brochure

Yellow and Green Spellers (Phoneme ‘sh’)

should     show     shuffle     nation     fraction

station    option     chef     brochure     chic

 

Red Group – https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?a=activity12

https://www.arcademics.com/games/demolition

Blue Group  https://www.geogebra.org/m/ZgwaBzBN

http://www.scootle.edu.au/ec/viewing/L383/L383/index.html#

Green/Yellow Groups – https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/318/Tommys-Trek-Times-Tables

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/399/Archery-Arithmetic-Multiplication

 

KAL – Knowledge About Language (VCOP)

All these sentences are BORING! Can you use your WOW words to make them more interesting?  Don’t forget to think about how you can use CONNECTIVES, OPENERS and PUNCTUATION to make them much more interesting.

  1. The cat sat on a wall.
  2. The dog walked down the road.
  3. The fish swam in the bowl.
  4. A mouse ate some cheese.
  5. A bird flew to a tree.
  6. Chelsea went to the shops.
  7. My mum said, “No.”
  8. My sister got a book.
  9. Eve walked home.
  10. I saw an elephant.

Practise your spelling words for dictation/testing on Friday.

Why not try these two activities to help?

Other Handed – First write your spelling words the way you usually do it.  Then, try writing the list with your other hand!

Rainbow Writing – First write each word in pencil.  Then trace over each word three times.  Each time you trace, you must use a DIFFERENT colour pencil. Trace neatly and you will see a rainbow!

Don’t forget to check on-line to see if you have any books or maths games to complete too!

 

Week Beginning: Monday, 25th March 2019

Monday: Bug Club

Catch up with any unread books.

Tuesday

H.A.M. activities

Wednesday

Divided City – Create a persuasive poster which shows a united Glasgow.

Thursday

Write your own kindness quote/motto to encourage people to always be kind.

 

 

Week Beginning: Monday, 18th March 2019

Weekly Workout :

Monday: Spelling

Red and Blue Spellers

outrageous

stationary

awful

development

guard

parallel

straight

beautiful

dialogue

guess

participation

strategy

becoming

diamond

happened

 

Green and Yellow Spellers

through

sing

morning

colour

kind

put

different

light

sentence

stop

list

most

must

high

late

Tuesday

H.A.M. activities

Wednesday

KAL – Idioms

Idioms

Idioms are phrases or sayings which we use in everyday language. These phrases or sayings don’t always make sense literally but we can still understand what they mean!

For example:

‘To let the cat out of the bag’

This idiom is not about letting a cat escape from a bag!

It’s actually about revealing a secret that should have remained a secret.

Look at the idioms below.

On one line of your book write out the idiom.

On the line below write down what you think this idiom is trying to tell you.

 

 

  1. To draw the long bow
  2. To bury the hatchet
  3. To mind one’s Ps and Qs
  4. To ride the high horse
  5. To hit below the belt
  6. To make a mountain out of a molehill
  7. To feather one’s nest
  8. To smell a rat
  9. To be at loggerheads
  10. To pay through the nose
  11. To turn over a new leaf
  12. To swing the lead

 

Thursday

 

Silly Sentences

Write silly sentences

using a spelling word in each sentence.  Please underline your spelling words!  Write neatly!

Example:  My dog wears a blue and purple dress when he takes a bath.

Fancy Letters

Write each of your spelling words using fancy letters.

Your letters can have curly-q’s or dots, for example.  Have fun

Friday

Hand in your homework jotter to your class teacher.

Have a great weekend!

Week Beginning: Monday, 11th March 2019

Weekly Workout :

Monday: Spelling

Red and Blue Spellers

jaundice

jealous

juggle

danger

energy

stranger

gentle

gym

urgent

bridge

hedge

judge

knowledge

wedge

cartridge

porridge

 

Green and Yellow Spellers

jaw

jump

juggle

jotter

danger

gentle

gym

urgent

large

bridge

hedge

judge

 

Tuesday:

Red and Blue (Money)

https://www.nationwideeducation.co.uk/collection/the-cost-of-money

https://www.nationwideeducation.co.uk/public/interactives/check-it-out/index.html?bootgame=checkout

 

Green and Yellow (Additon)

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/coconut-ordering

http://flash.topmarks.co.uk/4021

 

Wednesday

KAL – Homophones – There, Their, They’re

Use the correct word to fill the gap.

  1. The new trainers are over __________________.
  2. _____________ going to Silverburn on Saturday.
  3. The children completed _______________ tasks quickly today.
  4. “I don’t know how ______________ going to sort it”, said Miriam.
  5. _______________ are fifty two weeks in a year.
  6. _______________ show was a big success.
  7. The children hoped that ____________________ day at the beach would be full of fun.

Write a sentence for each word.

Their –

There –

They’re –

 

Thursday

Silly Sentences

Write silly sentences

using a spelling word in each sentence.  Please underline your spelling words!  Write neatly!

Example:  My dog wears a blue and purple dress when he takes a bath.

Fancy Letters

Write each of your spelling words using fancy letters.

Your letters can have curly-q’s or dots, for example.  Have fun

Friday: 

Hand your homework jotter in to your class teacher.

 

Week Beginning: Monday, 4th March 2019

 

Weekly Workout:

Spelling (Common Words):

Red and Blue Groups:

absence

chocolate

engagement

listening

queue

accommodation

climb

enquire

lonely

reaction

eight

ache

column

enthusiastic

 

Green and Yellow:

above

breakfast

cupboard

eight

eighteen

first

hear

listen

nine

nineteen

million

surprise

care

busy

Monday:

Choose your favourite Active Spelling strategy and Bug Club.

Tuesday:

Online maths activities

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?a=activity25  (Time work in a game)

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=matchingpairstimev3 (Time)

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button (Mental Calculations)

Wednesday (KAL)

Rewrite each of these using the correct verb to complete the sentence in Standard English.  Take a new line for each new answer but please do not miss a line between each one.

  • We saw/seen everyone we were asked to.
  • Has Sarah saw/seen her friends?
  • She saw/seen a spectacular rainbow in the sky.
  • I saw/seen it!
  • Has he saw/seen what I asked him to look at?
  • He saw/seen this already.
  • It was me who saw/seen the monster.
  • Had I saw/seen Susan, I would have told her about the party.
  • I have already saw/seen this!

Thursday:  (World Book Day!)

Practise your spelling words for dictation/testing on Friday.  Why not try these two activities to help?

Pyramid Writing

“Pyramid write” your spelling words.  You must write neatly!

*Example:

home:   h

ho

hom

home

Rainbow Writing – First write each word in pencil.  Then trace over each word three times.  Each time you trace, you must use a DIFFERENT colour pencil. Trace neatly and you will see a rainbow!

 

Friday:

Hand your homework jotter in to your class teacher

 

Week Beginning: Monday, 18th February 2019

Weekly Workout:

Spelling    (different representations of the sound ‘k’)

Green and Yellow                        Red and Blue

cabin                                                     calculator

calf                                                         cartoon

call                                                         cashew

keep                                                      kangaroo

ketchup                                               kestrel

ketchup                                               kidney

kind                                                       kilogram

crack                                                    kilometre

flock                                                     cackle

packed                                                paddock

school                                                 chord

chemist                                              headache

chorus                                                choral

scheme                                              character

echo                                                    chaos

Monday:

Choose your favourite Active Spelling strategy and Bug Club.

Tuesday: (on-line maths activities)

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?a=activity13  (Mental Maths)

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/117/telling_the_time_in_words# (Time)

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=matchingpairstimev3 (Time)

Wednesday:

 

Rewrite each of these using the correct verb to complete the sentence in Standard English.  Take a new line for each new answer but please do not miss a line between each one.

  • We did/done everything we were asked to do.
  • Has Sarah did/done her homework?
  • She did/done a spectacular somersault on the trampoline.
  • I did/done it!
  • Has he did/done what I asked him to do?
  • David has kindly did/done the dinner for us this evening.
  • He did/done this already.
  • It was me who did/done the washing up.
  • Had I did/done better, I would have moved up a group.
  • I have already did/done this!

Thursday:

Practise your spelling words for dictation/testing on Friday.  Why not try these two activities to help?

Other Handed – First write your spelling words the way you usually do it.  Then, try writing the list with your other hand!

Rainbow Writing – First write each word in pencil.  Then trace over each word three times.  Each time you trace, you must use a DIFFERENT colour pencil. Trace neatly and you will see a rainbow!

Friday:

Week six of swimming.  Don’t forget to bring your things!

 

Week beginning 4 February  2019

Red/Blue

once
skilful
design
furthermore
opposite
soldier
audience
desperate
grammar
original
stomach
autumn
develop
guarantee

Green/Yellow

begin
follow
often
letter
woman
write
answer
began
hear
page

Monday:

Choose your favourite Active Spelling strategy and Bug Club.

Tuesday:

Research 5 Glasgow landmarks and write two sentences about each of them.

HAM

Wednesday:

KAL: Speech Marks

 

Red/Blue

 

Green/Yellow

Thursday:

Prepare for Dictation

HAM

Week beginning 28 January 2019

Spelling pattern: oi, oy

Words will be created by P7 pupils on Monday as per Active Literacy programme which will be collated for homework words and posted for Monday night.

 

Monday:

Choose your favourite Active Spelling strategy, BugClub

Tuesday:

Have a discussion with someone at home about life in the 1980s (where possible). Take notes as if you are interviewing them. This will help with our research on 1980s topic.

Wednesday:

KAL: Using the correct word

Thursday:

Prepare your Scots poem for Friday afternoon.

Friday:

Have a wonderful weekend:)

 

Week beginning 21st January 2019

Blue and Red

whispered

practising

frightened

mumbled

poetry

beautiful

believe

quiet

quite

emotion

experiment

accident

previous

Kilmarnock

Mauchline

Green and Yellow

should

would

open

song

hard

read

call

even

fly

close

Kilmarnock

Mauchline

Monday

  • Use your favourite Active Spelling strategy
  • Bug Club

Tuesday

  •  Learn and practise Scots poem in front of an audience at home.

Wednesday

  • KAL (Knowledge About Language)

A subordinate clause should not make sense on its own.

Add a subordinate clause to the following sentences:

  1. Jack plays rugby ___________________________
  2. Tim likes to draw __________________________
  3. I love sunny mornings _____________________
  4. Flying a kite is fun _________________________

Finish off these sentences by adding more detail to theses subordinate clauses:

  1. While the rain poured down, ______________________.
  2. Before the party had started, _____________________.
  3. _________________________ before it’s too late.
  4. _____________________ because I don’t know the answer.

 Extension task – Red and Blue only:

Extend the following sentence 3 times by adding a subordinate clause at the beginning, in the middle and at the end

I think it’s my turn to do the washing up.

Thursday

  • Prepare for Dictation.
  • If you had the chance to interview Robert Burns what three questions would you ask him? Predict what you think his answers would be e.g. What is your favourite poem?

 

Week beginning 14.01.19

Monday

Red and Blue Spellers

flour

trousers

amount

without

mouse

pound

scrounge

spouse

shower

frown

allowance

allowed

tower

prowl

scowl

crown

 

Green and Yellow Spellers

out

ouch

shout

outside

without

loud

found

crowd

owl

down

allow

how

howl

down

town

clown

Tuesday – on line times table practise

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/times-tables/coconut-multiples

https://www.nationwideeducation.co.uk/www/flash/bso/bso-flash/index.html

Wednesday

Based on what we watched as a year group on Monday, write a list of similarities and differences between school in the 1980s and what you experience on a daily basis.  You could present your findings in the form of a venn diagram,

Thursday

Practise your Scots poem in front of an audience at home.

Click on the link below for a copy of the poem.

A Dug, A Dug

Willie Wastle By Robert Burns

The Ballad of Janitor MacKay

Address to a Haggis

 

 

Week beginning 7.1.19

 

Monday

A-Z of Scottish words with Standard English meaning.

 

Tuesday

Write 10 interview questions that you would like to ask someone about life in the 1980s. Miss a couple of lines underneath each question.

Bug Club

Wednesday

Interview someone that has experienced the 1980s and ask them your questions. Record their responses underneath each question.

Thursday

Practise your Scots poem in front of an audience at home.

Click on the link below for a copy of the poem.

A Dug, A Dug

Willie Wastle By Robert Burns

The Ballad of Janitor MacKay

Address to a Haggis

Bug Club

Week beginning 3.12.18

Monday

The A-Z of Christmas vocabulary:
angel
birth
Christmas
December
elves
family
greetings
holiday
icicle
Jesus
kings
lights
mistletoe
nativity
occasion
presents

quiet
reindeer
Scrooge
tradition
unwrap
visit
wrapping
Xmas
yule
Zzzz

Monday

  • Use your favourite Active Spelling strategy.
  • Bug Club

Tuesday

  • Practise lines/dances for ‘Onthank’s Greatest Show’.
  • Create a 10 question Christmas quiz. Think about traditions, movies, songs, etc.

Wednesday

Write a Christmas acrostic poem to describe what Christmas means to you and your family.
C
H
R
I
S
T
M
A
S

Thursday

  • Practise lines/songs/ dances for “Onthank’s Greatest Show”.
  • What was the Christmas number 1 song in the charts for the year you were born? Do the same for the rest of the people that live in your house.

Week beginning 26.11.18

Blue and Red

shoulder

argument

daughter

foreign

nervous

silhouette

assessment

decide

decision

forty

nuisance

sincerely

atmosphere

definite

fulfil

Green and Yellow

add

between

world

city

ice

face

place

more

white

why

also

turn

great

Monday

  • Use your favourite Active Spelling strategy
  • Bug Club

Tuesday

  • Practise lines/dances for ‘Onthank’s Greatest Show’
  • Write down 3 quotes that inspire you from ‘The Greatest Showman’/’Onthank’s Greatest Show’ and explain why.

Wednesday

KAL (Knowledge About Language)

  • How to use a Hyphen – Compound Nouns/Adjectives

Task 1: Sort the following words into two columns: a compound noun or a compound adjective

passer-by     take-off     two-year-old     six-page

five-star       short-sleeved     bad-tempered    

mother-in-law   dry-cleaning     check-out    

second-hand

Task 2: The hyphens are not being very helpful in these sentences because they are missing! Can you work out where the missing hyphens should go and rewrite the sentences to include them?

Red & Blue – complete all 10 Green – complete 7 Yellow – complete 5

  1. Tim wore his lime green shirt for the photoshoot.
  2. Despite being quite moth eaten the vintage wedding dress was very beautiful.
  3. Our lodger seemed a fly by night character and mum worried she would not pay her rent.
  4. The chocolate ice cream is absolutely delicious.
  5. The nasty looking villain spotted his next victim in the heaving crowd.
  6. There are two hundred and fifty three pupils at our school.
  7. Eric had to retreat his dog with flea powder.
  8. Mr Dobbs and Mr Trotter are coowners of ‘Dobbs and Trotter Cars Ltd’.
  9. Children’s clothes are usually tax free.
  10. Toby had to deice his car this morning after the big frost last night.

Thursday

  • Prepare for Dictation. Write in alphabetical order.

Practise lines/songs/ dances for “Onthank’s Greatest Show”.

 

 

Week beginning 19.11.18

 

 

Red and Blue

fortnight

franchise

flammable

fantastic

fabulous

waffles

muffle

difficult

coffee

stuffing

pharmacy

philosophy

physicist

photosynthesis

homophone

Green and Yellow

fridge

field

frog

French

cliff

fluff

office

stuff

phone

physical

physics

photo

 

Monday

  • Use your favourite Active Spelling strategy
  • Bug Club

Tuesday

  • Practise lines/dances for ‘Onthank’s Greatest Show’
  • Choose a main Character from “The Greatest Showman”. Create 5 questions that you would like to ask this Character.

Wednesday

KAL (Knowledge About Language)

How to use a Colon

A colon joins two independent clauses. The first clause is usually a descriptive clause. Then, the next clause usually gives more information about the first clause.

E.g. The show was a success: it had over 2 million viewers.

Task – Write the sentences in your jotter and add the colon in the correct place.

It was Sam’s birthday he got lots of presents.

The zoo was a great school trip the monkeys were my favourite.

Grace got a new dress it was pink with flowers.

It was Children in need day on Friday we wore something spotty to raise money.

Kate had a sore leg she hurt it at football.

Red and Blue

Write 4 sentences to describe this image. Use a colon in each sentence to add detail.

E.g. The clown was walking on the tightrope: he looked like he was about to fall.

Thursday

Prepare for Dictation. Choose 5 of your words and draw elkonin boxes in your jotters.

Practise lines/songs/ dances for “Onthank’s Greatest Show”.

Blue and Red

analyse

analysis

continuous

February

murmur

separate

announcing

cough

fierce

necessary

sequence

answer

creation

finally

neighbour

Green and Yellow

about

around

house

hour

side

any

body

carry

along

story

back

bird

Monday –

  • Use your favourite Active Spelling strategy
  • Bug Club
  • Practise lines/dances for ‘Onthank’s Greatest Show’
  • A bit of fun! Can you work out the Brain Teaser Below?

Tuesday –

Imagine you have stepped into the scene above. Write 5 ADJECTIVES for each of the sense below to describe what you can:

  • See
  • Hear
  • Smell
  • Taste
  • Touch

Wednesday –

KAL (Knowledge About Language)

How to Use a Semi-colon

Often a sentence  contains a pair of closely related independent clauses that have been joined with a conjunction. However  they can also be linked together with a semicolon e.g.

The boys were very excited because they were going bowling.

The boys were very excited; they were going bowling.

Rewrite the examples, putting semi-colons in the correct places.
Example:
Cigarettes are dangerous they can kill.
Cigarettes are dangerous; they can kill.
  1. First aid knowledge is vital it can save lives.
  2. Water is essential without it you’ll die.
  3. Rhinos are endangered they are almost extinct.
  4. A good education is invaluable it can lead to future success.
  5. Down time with your friends is important it can relieve stress caused by school work and study.
Blue and Red only:

Rewrite each sentence below, replacing the conjunction with a semicolon.

  1. John raced through the gates when he was running late for school.

  2. Long shadows emerged through the streets as the sun was slowly setting.

  3. The dog barked at his owner because he wanted to go for a walk.

  4. In the supermarket, there was a long queue at the checkout because all the other tills were closed.

Rewrite the following paragraph, adding semi-colons where necessary.
As dusk fell, Prince Orlan crept cautiously into the cave. He drew his sword swiftly whispered a silent prayer looked into the shadows knowing the enemy was not far away and his heart pounded. He
inhaled slowly each breath might be his last.

Thursday –

  • Prepare for Dictation on Friday. Write out 5 words and diacritically mark.
  • Practise lines/dances/songs for ‘Onthank’s Greatest Show’
  • Bug Club

Week beginning 5.11.18

Red and Blue

 

shampoo

harpoon

kangaroo

balloon

useless

fluke

flute

screwed

newt

queue

clueless

cruel

united

punctuation

sushi

reunited

Green and Yellow

tooth

spooky

swoosh

use

rule

chew

new

knew

glue

true

Peru

united

Monday –

  • Use your favourite Active Spelling strategy
  • Bug Club

Tuesday –

Rehearse your lines and songs for Onthank’s Greatest Show.

Try out this Fun Fitness Challenge with your family:

Wednesday –

KAL (Knowledge About Language)

Parentheses are words, phrases or clauses inserted into sentences which are grammatically complete without them. Copy down the sentences below and add the parenthesis (brackets) for each one.

 

 

Thursday –

  • Prepare for Dictation on Friday. Write out spelling words in alphabetical order.
  • Rehearse your lines and songs for Onthank’s Greatest Show.
  • Bug Club

Week beginning 29.10.18

Blue and Red

alcohol

competition

experience

mischief

safety

alliteration

convenience

explanation

modern

Saturday

although

chief

fascinating

moreover

secondary

Green and Yellow

spring

sunny

those

home

tell

large

spell

still

saw

own

small

something

live

give

Monday –

  • Use your favourite Active Spelling strategy
  • Bug Club

Tuesday –

Draw the page above in your jotter and complete the statements:

Peace feels like

Peace sounds like

Peace smells like

Peace tastes like

Then draw a picture of what peace looks like to you.

Wednesday –

KAL (Knowledge About Language)

Irregular past tense verbs

What are irregular verbs?
A verb is a doing or being word (for example: sit, talk, eat, think, feel).
A verb tense tells us when the action or state described by the verb happened. The three main verb tenses in English are the present, the past, and the future.
While most verbs form their different tenses according to an established “formula”, some verbs do not form their tenses in a regular way and are called irregular verbs

Some verbs are irregular and do not follow this pattern but form their past tense in a particular way (by changing a vowel, for example); sometimes their past participle is the same as the past tense (as it is in regular verbs), but sometimes it differs.

Blue and Red
Copy and complete each sentence with the past tense of the irregular verb in brackets.

 

  1. Ethan ___ late that morning. (sleep)
  2. Ria _____ her new book yesterday. (get)
  3. Harry ______ me waiting for an hour. (keep)
  4. Mary ________ about her topic for the report before the class last week. (think)
  5. My cat just _______ there while the mouse escaped. (sit)
  6. I had __________ too much for the game at the shopping centre. (pay)
  7. Akira ________ the art prize last year. (win)
  8. Jessica ________ success to our athletics team last season. (bring)
  9. I _________ this cold last week. (catch)
  10. Mary had __________ the homework before I arrived. (begin)

Write out the irregular past tense of the following verbs:

lose-

sing-

leave-

drink –

feel –

say –

draw –

write –

be –

buy –

Green and Yellow

To show that something happened in the past the verb changes in a sentence. Usually we add ‘ed’ to the verb.

BUT some verbs are irregular; we don’t add ‘ed’ and the spelling changes.

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Use the irregular past tense verbs in the word box to change the verb in the sentences below. Rewrite the sentence correctly using the irregular past tense verb.

built    found    learnt    met    slept    spent    swam    rode    saw    forgot 

1)   Yesterday, I find 10 pounds on the floor.

2) Last week, we learn about flowers and seeds in science.

3) Two months ago, I meet a famous film star!

4) Last night, I sleep very badly it was too hot.

5) Yesterday, I spend £10 on a toy.

6) On Sunday last week, I swim for one hour.

7) Last night my little brother build a toy house.

8) When I was 4 I ride a bike for the 1st time.

9) Yesterday, I see a ghost!

10) Before, I always forget how to spell hippopotamus.

 

Thursday –

  • Prepare for Dictation on Friday. Write out spelling words in alphabetical order. Write 4 sentences using a connective.
  • Bug Club

 

Week beginning 22.10.18

Blue and Red

saxophone

phoneme

opponent

telephone

roaming

boarding

Croatia

float

tomorrow

marshmallow

showman

pillow

poet

potatoes

tomatoes

poem

Green

toe

doe

glow

show

boat

foam

cloak

alone

phone

cone

Monday –

  • Use your favourite Active Spelling strategy
  • Bug Club

Tuesday –

KAL (Knowledge About Language)

Revision of nouns, verbs and adjective.

Use one or a few of your Bug Club books and identify nouns, verbs and adjectives and complete the table in your jotter.

Nouns

Verbs

Adjectives

1. 1. 1.
2. 2. 2.
3. 3. 3.
4. 4. 4.
5. 5. 5.
6. 6. 6.
7. 7. 7.
8. 8. 8.
9. 9. 9.
10. 10. 10.

Write 4 complex sentences using the words you have collected. Underline the nouns blue, adjectives green and verbs red.  

Remember to include complex connectives and eye catching openers.

Wednesday –

The Greatest Showman

Practise your lines and song for your audition.

 Thursday –

  • Prepare for Dictation on Friday. Choose at least 6 of your words and find out the meanings and write them in your jotters.
  • Bug Club

Week beginning 8.10.18

Red & Blue

advertise

conscience

evaluation

meanwhile

remember

again

conscious

evidence

metaphor

research

aisle

consequence

exaggerated

miscellaneous

resources

Green & Yellow

gave

family

how

might

learn

children

because

earth

second

fifteen

five

fourteen

Monday –

  • Use your favourite Active Spelling strategy
  • Bug Club

Tuesday –

KAL (Knowledge About Language)

It’s Your Turn…

Red & Blue

Here is a piece of text about different rivers of the world. Can you copy and organise the text into paragraphs?

The Nile is longest river in the world. It is 4132 miles (6650 km) long – that’s nearly seven times the distance from John o’ Groats at the top of Scotland to Land’s End at the bottom of England! When most people think of The Nile they think of Egypt, but surprisingly, only 20% of the river is in Egypt, it also flows through countries including Uganda and Ethiopia before ending at the Mediterranean Sea. The Rhine flows through Germany and is 766 miles (1233km) long. It also travels through another five countries before reaching the North Sea in the Netherlands. Its source is a small stream coming from a glacier in the Swiss Alps (the mountains in Switzerland). The Danube is the second largest river in Europe. It is 1785 miles (2680 km) long and its source is in the Black Forest Mountains in Germany flowing to The Black Sea. This river flows through, or along the border of many different countries including Austria, Hungary, Croatia, Bulgaria and Romania to name a few. It also flows through the capital cities of Belgrade, Budapest, Vienna and Bratislava.

Green & Yellow

The information below is hard to follow because it has not yet been given labelled paragraphs.

  1. Read the information.
  2. Identify the main theme and write a title
  3. Re-write the information using paragraphs to make it clear and easy to read.

Wednesday –

Click on the title ‘Scotland’s Heroes’ below and read through the  PowerPoint presentation.

Scotland’s Heroes

Thursday –

  • Prepare for Dictation on Friday. Write out spelling words and choose 5 to diacritically mark.
  • Bug Club

Week beginning 1.10.18

Red & Blue

delight

knight

highlighter

nightmare

multiply

hygiene

python

hyphen

replied

dried

cried

spied

spiderman

prime

bride

advise

Green

bright

light

knight

apply

supply

spied

cried

dried

bride

write

Monday –

Use your favourite Active Spelling strategy.

Bug Club

Tuesday –

KAL (Knowledge About Language)

Remember adjectives describe nouns. Generate a list of adjectives (10-20) that you will use when you are writing a recount of your visit to the Science Centre. Think about the journey, 3 floors of activities, lunch and IMAX.

This is Nadin's page Más

Wednesday –

Find out 5 facts about Armistice Day. Ask at home if anyone in your family served in World War 1 or 2 and then share your family story with the class.

Thursday –

  • Prepare for Dictation on Friday. Write out spelling words and highlight the vowels.
  • Bug Club

Week beginning 25.9.18

Red & Blue

lovely

receive

weird

acquire

concentration

environment

marriage

reference

women

actually

conclusion

especially

material

relief

wretched

Green

know

yellow

father

mother

each

year

away

always

another

watch

time

windy

Tuesday –

  • Use your favourite Active Spelling strategy.
  • Bug Club

Wednesday –

KAL (Knowledge About Language)

Masculine and Feminine Nouns

Task Two

Certain animals have different names depending on whether they are male (masculine) or female (feminine). An example of this is fox (male) vixen (female). Use a dictionary or the internet to put the following animals under the headings Male or Female

Extension for Red and Blue only

Thursday –

  • Prepare for Dictation on Friday. Write out spelling words and highlight the vowels.
  • Bug Club

 

 

Week beginning 17.9.18

Red and Blue

feeling

teenagers

eighteen

please

featuring

reading

prefect

prefix

decided

believe

priest

achievement

phoneme

athlete

achieve

Green

here

complete

piece

tier

key

before

leap

peach

peel

agree

Monday –

Use your favourite Active Spelling strategy.

Bug Club

Tuesday –

 

Choose a planet of your choice and create an acrostic poem.

Wednesday –

KAL (Knowledge About Language)

Irregular Nouns

An irregular noun is irregular when it becomes plural. You have to change it’s spelling when changing it to plural. E.g. berry becomes berries

Make these Irregular nouns plural

baby

city

daisy

family

lady

party

pony

puppy

sky

activity

half

leaf

knife

life

loaf

shelf

scarf

wolf

chief

goose

Copy this sentence. Circle the words that are spelt incorrectly. Rewrite the sentence using the correct spellings.

We have many loafs of bread to feed the wifes so we will need lots of knifes.

Look at the sentence below. Change the words in bold into plurals and copy down the sentence.

We put the books on the shelf by ourself.

Prepare for Dictation on Thursday. Write out a few of your spelling words and use a dictionary to find the meaning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week beginning 10.9.18

Red & Blue

absence

chocolate

engagement

listening

queue

Wednesday

accommodation

climb

enquire

lonely

reaction

weight

ache

column

enthusiastic

Green

which

what

bring

long

three

again

these

people

too

school

some

never

 

Monday –

Use your favourite Active Spelling strategy.

Bug Club

Tuesday –

An alien from outer space has landed in a P7 classroom! We want you to describe him to everyone in the school. Use similes to describe this new creature then draw him using your descriptions!

e.g  Skin – Skin as slippery as an eel

A head  –

Eyes –

Ears –

Hair –

Skin (colour) –

Feet –

Remember to use the words ‘like’ or ‘as’

Wednesday –

KAL (Knowledge About Language)

Abstract Nouns – Remember an Abstract Noun is intangible (you can’t touch it). They are feelings, ideas, characteristics or qualities.

Thursday –

Prepare for Dictation on Friday. Write out spelling words in alphabetical order.

Bug Club

 

 

 

 

Homework week beginning 3.9.18

Red  & Blue

escape

later

estate

explain

complain

afraid

today

birthday

holiday

money

monkey

they

great

steak

break

 

Green

later

escape

explain

complain

today

birthday

money

monkey

steak

break

 

Monday –

Use your favourite Active Spelling strategy.

Bug Club

Tuesday –

Create a glossary of Space words – 10 words minimum

Wednesday –

KAL (Knowledge About Language)

Alliteration:

Choose 10 names of family and friends. You will then use alliteration to best describe this person.

For example: Amazing Amy

Thursday –

Prepare for Spelling test on Friday. Use your favourite Active Spelling strategy.

Bug Club

 

 

 

 

Homework week beginning 27.8.18

Monday-

Write 5 facts about Onthank Primary School using the school blog.

Tuesday-

Write or draw the 8 planets in order starting with the closest planet to the sun.

Wednesday-

KAL (Knowledge About Language)

Correct the Sentence Punctuation

Write the correct sentence underneath by adding in capital letters, full stops, question marks and commas and inverted commas.

 

  1. one warm sunny day jessica and lilly went to the zoo when they arrived they visited the monkeys
  2. i like the zoo said jessica lilly looked up and saw a monkey had stolen her lunchbox
  3. do we have any money to buy more food asked jessica
  4. lilly replied no now we dont have anything for lunch
  5. dont worry girls, a voice called from behind them it was the zookeeper, who was holding their lunchbox, with a big smile on his face

Thursday-

Prepare for Spelling test on Friday. Use your favourite Active Spelling strategy from Primary 6.

Friday-

Have a great weekend

Week beginning 21st January 2019
Blue and Red
whispered
practising
frightened
mumbled
poetry
beautiful
believe
quiet
quite
emotion
experiment
accident
previous
Kilmarnock
Mauchline
Green and Yellow
should
would
open
song
hard
read
call
even
fly
close
Kilmarnock
Mauchline
Monday
• Use your favourite Active Spelling strategy
• Bug Club
Tuesday
• Learn and practise Scots poem in front of an audience at home.
Wednesday
KAL (Knowledge About Language)
Week beginning 14.01.19

 

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