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P6 Literacy 16th March

Apostrophes for possession Lesson 1

Look for examples of apostrophes for possession and then use your imagination to create a list featuring your classmates!


This week's sound is the "n" sound e.g.

nation, disconnect, gnawing, knocking


Download this week's PowerPoint to find out more about the "n" sound.  Then download this week's "Words for Sorting" (choose either the higher level or the lower level) and the "Phonics - homework tasks" worksheet.


We are going to follow the same pattern as we would normally do in school so...


Tuesday  Today I have to sort the words on my list to find out which words contain the same spelling of the target sound.

Wednesday  Today I use some of my words to write sentences (at least four sentences).

Thursday  Decide which spellings are hard to remember and find a way to learn them.


On Friday you can ask an adult to test you on this week's spellings.

Don't forget to log in to BugClub please!  If you have run out of books, please email your teacher.

Main Activity

Last week we looked at contractions and learnt how when two words join together to make one shorter word we use an apostrophe to show where a letter or letters have been omitted.

e.g.  did not - didn't - the o has been omitted and apostrophe is used in its place.

Take a few minutes to read through a page or two of your novel or Bug Club book to find examples of this. 


Did you find any examples of the apostrophe where letters had NOT been omitted?

e.g. dog's home, lion's tail.

Here the apostrophe is not used to show letters have been omitted, but rather that the home belongs to the dog or the tail belongs to the lion. Can you find any more examples of that in your book?


Download the excerpt from Mr.Skip below and read through it as you listen to Mr. Coetzee reading it.  Write down as many examples of words with apostrophes as you can find and then decide whether they are contractions or show possession/belonging.


For example:  could've - could have

                       bird's feather - the feather belongs to the bird


Now we have been out of class for almost a term, how well do you remember the names of the other people in your class?  Your task is to write a list of your class names (don't forget your teacher)  and create alliterative animal names. Remember alliteration is words which begin with the same letter or sound e.g.


Adam's ant

Michael's mongoose.


Create a list of animals and then as an extension activity you could create another list of your class's favourite foods e.g.


Mr. Armstrong's apple

Mrs Ogborn's orange


Now remember to email your lists to your teacher so they can upload it onto your class webpage and, of course, feel free to decorate it if you want to.

Mr Skip excerpt

As we read this passage, look for examples of apostrophes for possession

To consolidate what we have learnt about the use of apostrophes so far click on this  link from BBC Bitesize:

Now log onto your Education City account 

Click on this week's homework city and watch the learn screen and play Explorer's Adventure to recap what you learnt about apostrophes showing possession.  



Time for some fun

 To finish off, why not play 'Word Invasion' again to practise your parts of speech?


Click on the link to play the game. Good luck.