Last week we brought you some maths worksheets from Atom Learning. This week, we’ve got some free literacy worksheets for you!
To set some context, Atom Learning is an adaptive online Key Stage 2 learning platform covering English, Maths, Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning. The platform has been designed to combine sophisticated technology with teacher-made content to keep kids on their optimal learning paths (this means working at the perfect difficulty level for them!).
The platform is packed with teacher-written questions, mini-tests, and video and text-based resources. All of these great features will help with Key Stage 2 national curriculum (UK) consolidation and preparation for secondary school. Atom Learning is a fantastic resource to use in the summer and beyond to catch-up on learning that your kids may have missed out on during lockdown.
If you’d like to try out an Atom Learning subscription, click here to start a 5-day free trial. You can receive 10% off your first payment if you use our discount code (In55Egct) when you sign up.
Sign up for free summer courses with Atom Learning
Atom Learning has been offering free, online lessons to all Key Stage 2 students during lockdown to reduce the disruption caused to learning by the pandemic. Now that term time has ended (hurrah!), and due to the success of the lockdown lessons, Atom Learning is continuing to offer lessons through the summer holidays.
The free, online week-long summer courses will be held throughout July and August 2020. Your kids can attend lessons in English, Maths, Reasoning and Creative Writing.
All of the lessons are live and led by qualified teachers. This is a great way for your kids to stay engaged with learning over the summer without it feeling like they’re doing school work!
You can register for the summer courses here.
How to get your free literacy worksheets
We’ve picked out a couple more of their exclusive new literacy worksheets, which fit perfectly alongside the English summer course they are running. You can print off these worksheets and use them as a consolidation tool for home learning.
The Atom Learning English summer course includes:
- Lesson 1: Vocabulary and Spelling;
- Lesson 2: Grammar: Parts of Speech;
- Lesson 3: Grammar: Verb Agreement;
- Lesson 4: Punctuation; and
- Lesson 5: Comprehension.
Literacy antonyms and synonyms worksheets
To help with lesson 1, we have an ‘Antonyms and Synonyms’ worksheet for you…
What do kids need to know about Antonyms and Synonyms?
Firstly, they need to know what antonyms and synonyms are!
Antonyms are words that are opposite in meaning, like angry and calm!
Synonyms are words that have the same meaning, like small and little. Top tip, an easy way to remember this is that synonyms and same (meaning) both begin with an ‘s’.
The worksheet has lots more examples of antonyms and synonyms, as well as some practice questions on how to use prefixes to make antonyms and how to use synonyms to make a sentence more interesting. Take a look for yourself.
What do your kids need to know about Compound Words?
Also to help with lesson 1 of the summer course, we have a worksheet about ‘compound words’. Lesson 1 covers a variety of vocabulary and spelling-based skills, such as definitions, homonyms, silent letters, and using prefixes and suffixes.
The term ‘compound word’ refers to a word made up of two or more root words which join together to make a new word with a new meaning, like hand + bag = handbag!
This worksheets tells you everything you need to know about:
- Open compound words;
- Closed compound words;
- Hyphenated compound words;
- Precise nouns; and
- Compound adjectives.
There are examples and practice questions for each type of compound word, and lots of fun images to demonstrate them.
The worksheets are colourful and engaging, but don’t just take our word for it – have a look!
How to use the free literacy worksheets for antonyms and synonyms and compound words
- Print them off and stick them on the wall to help with homework.
- Download them onto an iPad or tablet and practice using the examples.
- Use them alongside the free English summer course to recap the lesson.
- Cut out the images of compound words or antonyms and synonyms and create a word matching game!
To download the worksheets – you just need to click on the images of them above and you will be able to access them. If you do have any problems, then feel free to let us know of course.
We hope that you and your kids enjoy using these worksheets, and I encourage you to sign up for the free summer courses (even if it’s just to get some peace and quiet from the kids!). Let us know how you use these worksheets, and if you sign up for any summer courses.
We do hope that you like these free literacy worksheets: don’t forget to keep coming back to the site for more fun activities and resources.
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