This week we are concentrating on learning words with apostrophes in them. As you learn them think about the purpose of the apostrophe in the word. Is it showing:
- Contraction – showing where letters have been left out of a word
- Possession – Is the apostrophe showing that the item belongs to someone, or to lots of people?
Rules for adding apostrophes depend upon the noun to which it is being added.
- If the noun is singular and doesn’t end in ‘s’: add an apostrophe and an ‘s’ e.g. Sam’s book.
- If the noun is singular and ends in ‘s’: add an apostrophe and an ‘s’ e.g. Ross’s dog, Paris’s tower
- If the noun is plural and doesn’t end in ‘s’: add an apostrophe and an ‘s’ e.g. Children’s dog, mice’s nest
- If the noun is plural and ends in ‘s’: add an apostrophe but don’t add an ‘s’ e.g. babies’ rattles, teachers’ mugs
These spellings will be tested on Friday (24th June).
If your child usually learns their spellings from the list of high frequency words, we would like them to learn the following list of words this week.
We are continuing to secure our knowledge of a specific times table each week. For this week we would like the children to focus on practicing their 8 times tables. This will be tested during our maths lesson on Wednesday.
To be completed by Friday 24th June
- English - Complete the fronted adverbials worksheet (there are 3 pages which get increasingly challenging, see how many you can do). As usual, we also challenge the children to look for amazing adjectives (wow words) during their reading. We love sharing new vocabulary within our classes so please encourage your child to write down the exciting new vocabulary they discover (and check that they know the meaning of their words) and to bring their words in to school by Thursday.
Maths - Complete this maths sheet which focuses on the properties of 3D shapes. All worksheets are available as printed versions at school.