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Spelling activities can be completed each day in the familiar format as follows:

Monday- Find and write out dictionary definitions for the first 4 of your spellings using an online or paper dictionary.

Tuesday- Choose 4 of your spellings and put these into sentences. Remember to be creative and use sentences we have looked at this year such as 2A, simile and list.

Wednesday- Write all of your spellings in alphabetical order.

Thursday- Learn your spellings using the 'look, say, cover, write, check' table provided beneath the spelling list.

Friday- Complete a test on your spellings. 

Monday Grammar

Last week our grammar focus was on antonyms and this week we will be looking at synonyms. Antonyms were words that meant the opposite whereas synonyms are words that mean the same. For example, big is a synonym for large. Some synonyms can have stronger meanings than others. For example, the words moist, damp, wet and saturated go in order of strength, from weakest to strongest in meaning. Have a look at the PowerPoint together before trying your tasks.

Tuesday Talking & Listening and First News iHub

For Talking & Listening this week, choose at least 3 of the question cards provided to start a discussion with a member of your household.
Remember to log in to the First News iHub and try some of the fantastic activities based on the latest edition of First News.

Wednesday Punctuation

Last week we learned about using apostrophes for contractions. This week we will be revising how an apostrophe is used to show possession. Possession just means when something belongs to someone. So, for example, Mrs McMurray's handbag has an apostrophe and S after McMurray because the handbag belongs to Mrs McMurray. If something belongs to more than one person then the apostrophe comes after the S for example, the girls' toilets. The rule is a little different if the plural word is irregular, for example, children. In this case the apostrophe and S are added after the word for example, the children's tests. Watch the video clip provided to recap on the rules.
You can also use the Apostrophe Flowchart as a handy way to check when to use an apostrophe for both contractions and possession. 
Last week you began planning your revolting recipes and this week you will be writing these using a provided template. There is a 'How to Complete' version attached to give you some ideas before you begin! Have fun and remember...the more disgusting and gruesome the better!

Friday Comprehension

As last week would've been our residential trip to the North Coast, we thought it would be fun to explore one of the stories we would normally listen to on our trip. We would've visited The Giant's Causeway, an amazing arrangement of strangely shaped rocks and stones off the North Coast of Ireland. There is a famous legend that many believe explains how the rocks got there. Have a read through the Finn McCool PowerPoint provided and see if you believe it yourself!
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