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Spellings WB 22.06.2020

Spelling Menu

Hello everyone,

Below are some useful tips to help with lessons this week.

Spelling Activities

Monday: Write the definition for each of your spellings. You can use your dictionary from school or a computer to help you.

Tuesday: Pick two activities from the spelling menu. A picture of the spelling menu can be found in the teaching notes section.

Wednesday: Write an interesting sentence for each of your spellings. Remember to use lots of interesting adjectives and phrases.

Thursday: Use the look, cover, write and check part of your spelling sheet to revise spellings.

Friday: Test on your spellings.


This week will be different for literacy, instead of grammar, punctuation etc we will be placing a focus on one area. This focus will be on a book by Dr Seuss called "Oh the Places You'll Go" This poem is a fantastic resource for P7 and talks about change and transition. Each day we will look at an area of the book and children will have an activity to complete. 




Today you will read the book "Oh the Places You'll Go" Before reading the book talk about change, how are their school lives going to be different in September. Take time to read the book then look at the following questions:

What did your children like about
this story?
• Which was their favourite picture,
and why?
• Was this book funny or serious?
• Did it meet your children’s
expectations, or did it surprise them
in some way?
• How would children describe this
book to someone younger than
them? Older?
• Why do they think you talked about
change before sharing it?




Today’s task is based on "What could it mean" 
With your child, discuss the six quotations listed on the
table on the worksheet provided. Work on thefirst quotation together (“Unslumping yourself…”) and answer the questions, then give children time to explore the other quotations and discuss possible answers.


Today’s task is based on how we deal with problems. Imagine you’re walking along the path in this picture with the Traveller. What can you see, hear and smell? How do you feel? What does the Traveller say, and how do you respond?

What happens as you pass the rock-creatures? Tell the story.
What frightens you? How does being frightened make you behave? What attitudes
and actions help you deal with your fear and keep going?


Complete the activity which looks at what we say to problems to make them less scary!



Now it is time to think about the future and the places you will go! Your time at Elmgrove has been an exciting time with lots of memories, now it is time to think about the future. Discuss these questions with your child:

What are your hopes for the future? Talk about what you’d like to do, where you’d like to go
and the things you’d like to achieve. What skills, behaviours or attitudes will you need to make
these things happen? 
In the future, what kind of person will you be? How will you behave? What will you
think is important? How would you like other people to describe you?


On the worksheets provided make a list of words or phrases to describe the person you’d like to become. Draw
a picture of your future self, leaving space inside your body to write the list. Show
your picture to a partner and introduce the ‘future you’. 



“So be sure when you step.
Step with care and great tact
and remember that Life’s
a Great Balancing Act…”

Ask your child: What do you think this quotation means? Could it help you in real life?
How? . Find passages that would make good quotations to help your child. Ask: Which is your favourite and why? Write your chosen quotation on the worksheet provided.