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All worksheets/activity sheets will be found in your May folder.


See Handwriting Practice Book in pack, (1 page each day).


Creative Writing

Encourage your child to use the vocabulary at the bottom of the page. It might be easier to cut it off and set it out at the top of their page. The helpful word mat will also help with writing sentences.

Week 1 or 2 - 'The Bird' writing frame

Week 3 or 4 - 'The Toy Box' writing frame

Ensure when learning spellings that your child adheres to the 'look, say and write' rule

Talk about 'squeezing the sounds together'.


Week 1 - 'ob' and 'od' spelling worksheet


Week 2 - 'og' spelling worksheet


Week 3 - 'op' spelling worksheet. Draw pictures for 'ow' spellings.


Week 4 - 'ot' spelling worksheets (2)


Please refer to multi-sensory spelling activities in Year 2 photo gallery, for ideas to help with learning and reinforcing spellings (ie. magnetic letters, chalk board, word family hunt using highlighters, drawing in sand, making with dough etc.). Remember we all learn in different ways. Some of us are visual learners, some auditory and some kinaesthetic.

High Frequency Words

At the end of the month have a check using the assessment HFW sheet sent home. This will enable you to focus on any unknown words using flashcards and games.



Please use the following Jolly Phonics web site and videos for introducing and teaching sounds.

This video takes a few minutes to load but please be patient as it is just as I would teach in class!

Week 1 - 'qu' activity sheet


Week 2 - 'ou' activity sheets


Week 3 - 'oi' activity sheets


Week 4 - 'ue' activity sheet


Extension ideas for any of the above:

  • sound search in reading books
  • highlight in newspapers, comics etc.
  • draw pictures in exercise book of words with key sound
  • try and think of other words with key sound and write them down




Guided Reading - Continue to use Bug Club and remember your child has to complete the majority of books and achieve amber or green in their quiz score to be able to move up a book band. Adhere to the 'helpful tips' for reading listed in April's Literacy. Remember it is the quality of the reading experience and not the quantity of the books read that is important. And above all make sure it is an enjoyable experience for both you and your child.



Shared Reading - Read these e-books with/to your child.


Weeks 1 and 2 - 'The Messy Magpie'


Click on the book to download the ebook all about recycling.

Or dowload the PDF version by clicking on the link below.


Follow-up activities in Maths and WAU sections.


Weeks 3 and 4 - 'The Lighthouse keeper's Lunch'     


Click on the book to access a YouTube video of the story, or scroll to the bottom of the page to view it here.

Follow up activities listed below.



Follow-up activities:

  • Cloze Procedure (filling in the missing words)
  • Activity Booklet - (leave out last 3 questions on Comprehension page!)
  • Draw a basket and draw, or cut and paste in your favourite picnic
  • Make up your favourite picnic and have it in the garden with your family or teddies
  • Find out about seagulls or lighthouses in Northern Ireland by researching on line or in books. Write a few sentences. yes

The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch

Mr. Grinling, the lighthouse keeper, finds himself in a titanic battle between good and evil with some ravenous seagulls. See how he comes out on top with a ...