English Skills

Learning Intention

This week we are going to learn about spelling, grammar and punctuation skills which will help us to improve our reading, writing and spelling.

Success Criteria

You will know you have been successful when you can:

# Identify and write the long ‘a’ & ‘or’ sound into words.

# Accurately spell the words from your chosen list.

# Write sentences using the grammatically appropriate word.

# Identify and solve the prefix  words.

# Give a definition and use noun plurals in sentences.

# Tell a friend the meaning of a homophone and give them a quiz with 5 questions about finding the correct word.

# Listen to, take notes and ask questions about the semi colon.



Phonic Focus:

Long a’ sound

Long a vowel sound | FREE ESL worksheets

‘or’ sound

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Spelling Words:

List A                 List B                   List C

fruit                      complete          disappoint

catch                   February            delighted

build                    noise                  imagine

always                enough               reign

Word Choice:








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sub, inter, auto

(matic, marine, national, graph)


Nouns – Plurals

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Semi Colon

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English Skills

Learning Intention

This week we are going to learn about word roots, contractions, spelling strategy, adverbs and the suffix ‘ous.’

Success Criteria – you will know you have been successful when you can:

# Identify the origin of particular words.

# Give a definition for, and identify where to put an apostrophe.

# Use the spelling strategy LOOK,SAY, COVER, WRITE, CHECK to assist you in learning new words.

# Identify and use adverbs in sentences.

# Record words that end in the suffix ‘ous.’


Word Roots – (Latin, Greek etc)

geo (earth) – geography,

photo (light) – photography

terra (earth) – territory

peri (around) perimeter

vac (empty) vacant


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Spelling Focus

 List 1                          List 2                                             List 3

laugh                                             oxygen                                                          chaos

address                                     tomorrow                                                    excitement

February                                    centre                                                             curiosity


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Adverbs – (lessons)


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English Skills

Learning Intention

This week we are going to learn about adjectives,  homophones, ‘er’ in words and determiners.

Success Criteria – you will know you have been successful when:

# Identify and use amazing adjectives in your Writing and English Skills.

# Locate words that have the ‘er’ sound within them.

#Identify and use homophones correctly.

# Locate and give a definition for a determiner.

Grammar Focus

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Types of Words

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Determiners – Video



English Skills

Learning Intention

This week we are going to explore different types of verbs, the rules you should apply for plurals, how to use a full stop correctly (period), what sound a long o’ makes and different types of sentences.

Success Criteria

You will know you have been successful when you can:

# Identify different types of verbs (main, auxilliary, modal)

#Identify and use the Plural Rules

# You can use a full stop (period) correctly to complete a sentence.

# Identify words with a long o’ sound.

# Explain the different types of sentences


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Grammaropolis – Verbs


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Punctuation Academy

Long o’ Sound

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Types of Sentences

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 Sentence Types

English Skills

Common Nouns

Collective Nouns



What Are Verbs?
A verb is a “doing” word. A verb can express:
A physical action (e.g., to swim, to write, to climb).
A mental action (e.g., to think, to guess, to consider).
A state of being (e.g., to be, to exist, to appear).

Long Vowel Sounds


plural definition. The grammatical category in nouns, pronouns, and verbs that refers to more than one thing. Most nouns become plural with the addition of -s or -es: hats, chairs, dishes, countries, and so on. Some nouns form the plural in other ways, as in children, feet, geese, and women.

plural rules


Give five examples showing the singular to the plural.

Quiz of the Week

1) Take 64 from 93

2) The skunk defends itself with a fluid that has a really bad o..?

3) What does the abbreviation ‘Inc.’ stand for?

4) In 1989, protests in Tiananmen Square turned ugly when authorities in which country massacred over 1500 people?

5) How many consonants are there in the word ‘python’?

6) What is a slow moving river of ice called?

7)  Excluding the bullseyes, how many numbers are on a dartboard?

8) How many hours are there between 4pm Monday and 1pm Tuesday?

9) In computer jargon, RAM stands for Random Access …

10) Flowers bunched together are called and pronounced ‘boo-kays’. Spell this correctly.

Understanding Adjectives

Can you sometimes form pictures in your mind, just from reading or listening to words? This is probably because the writer or speaker has described things well.

Can you think of some occasions when it is really important to describe something well?

Which words are needed for descriptions? Why might you use more than one in a row? How do we know in which order to write them? List the ‘royal order of adjectives’.

How can you turn an adjectival phrase into a sentence?

What are some tips for writing a good description?

Which describing words are used to describe something approximately?


Write a description of a familiar object. Focus on particular features such as quality, size, weight, age, shape, colour, texture and the materials used to make it. Use interesting sentences, not just a list of adjectives. Ask someone who hasn’t seen the object to read your description and draw it. What did this tell you about your description?

Possessive Adjectives

Verb Groups

Verb Groups – Glossary Term

Consists of a main verb, alone or preceded by one or more auxiliary or modal verbs as modifiers. For example, verb groups/phrases:

  • create tense, as in ‘He [was happy]’, ‘She [is working] at home’, ‘I [have seen] him before’
  • express modality using modal verbs such as ‘can’, ‘may’, ‘must’, ‘will’, ‘shall’ and so on, as in ‘You [must be] mad’, ‘He [will have arrived] by now’, ‘She [may know] them’
  • create passive voice, as in ‘A photo [was taken]

An example

Subordinate Conjunctions


Subordinate Conjunctions
even if
even though
in order that
provided that
rather than
so that


The subordinate conjunction has two jobs. First, it provides a necessary transition between the two ideas in the sentence. This transition will indicate a time, place, orcause and effect relationship. Here are some examples:

Louisa will wash the sink full of her dirty dishes once her roommate Shane cleans his stubble and globs of shaving cream from the bathroom sink.