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P6 Literacy 23rd February

Adverbs Lesson 1

Adverbs give more meaning to a verb e.g. walked quietly, listened carefully


This week's sound is the sure/ture ending e.g. insure, future, closure, fracture


Download this week's PowerPoint to find out more about the sure/ture ending.  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 today 

Aim to read for at least 15 minutes each day please.

Main activity

So far this year we have looked at nouns (naming words), verbs (action words) and adjectives (describing words).  Today we are going to learn about adverbs.

An adverb is a word which gives more meaning to a verb.  Adverbs tell us HOW something happened (adverb of manner), WHEN something happened (adverb of time) or WHERE something happened (adverb of place).


Take a look at these sentences


  • Mum spoke quietly because the baby was asleep.  The adverb in this sentence is "quietly" because it tells us HOW Mum spoke (verb).
  • Yesterday I went to Stormont Park with my friends.  The adverb in this sentence is "Yesterday" because it tells us WHEN I went (verb) to the park.
  • The birds are flying up to their nest.  The adverb in this sentence is "up" because it tells us WHERE the birds are flying (verb).


Many adverbs of manner (HOW?) finish with the letters -ly e.g. deeply, slowly, clearly.  To form these adverbs, we take an adjective e.g. quiet and add -ly to the end to make quietly.


If the adjective already ends with -e, we would usually drop the -e before adding -ly

e.g. simple - simply       gentle - gently

Be careful!  This rule doesn't apply to every word which finishes with -e, for example, fierce - fiercely


If the adjective ends with -y, we change the y to i and then add -ly

e.g. happy - happily      lucky - luckily


Watch today's video where Mr Coetzee will look at more examples of adverbs and then download one of the written activities below.  If you choose to do the lower level activity, you are learning about adverbs of manner.  If you choose the higher level, you are learning about adverbs of time, place and manner.


Log in to EducationCity where you will find some additional activities for further practice.

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