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Dungannon Primary School


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Literacy - January - February 2019

Language & Literacy – In this half term we will be studying:


  • Using basic punctuation in a sentence - the correct use of capital letters and full stops.
  • Become familiar with question and exclamation marks and when to use them in writing.
  • Verbs, nouns and adjectives – identifying them in sentences.       


  • Talk about, plan and record sentences based on pictures.
  • To check written work and identify where corrections are needed – initially with adult support.

Spellings and Phonics

  • Know and understand that the same phoneme can be represented in more than one way.
  • Identify and categorise the most common representations of the same sound eg boat, no, tow, note.
  • Be able to spell an increasing number of commonly used High Frequency words independently.


  • Increase reading accuracy and fluency.
  • Promote use of expression when reading.
  • Locate information in a text in order to answer questions.
  • Using a dictionary or thesaurus.
  • Accelerated Reading and Bugclub texts



World Around Us - January - February 2019

World Around Us (Topic Work) -

Our topic this term is ‘The Blue Planet’ (focus on water).

As the topic develops the children will have the opportunity to develop their Geography, Science and ICT skills through investigation of the following areas:

  • Where water is found
  • Uses of water
  • States of water – solid, liquid, gas
  • Experiments to show change of state and the effects of heating and cooling water
  • The water cycle

The Blue Planet


Our topic this term is “The Blue Planet” where we are focussing on different aspects of water.

We made tea and coffee to observe how water changes from a liquid to a gas. We also looked at Monet’s water lily picture and create our own pond collages.

Currently we are working very hard at preparing our song “Mr Blue Sky” for Dungannon Musical Festival.


Numeracy - January - February 2019

Mathematics & Numeracy – In this half term we will be studying:

Number – explore numbers to 99/9999

  • Recognise, write, order
  • Place value
  • Number before, after, between
  • Missing numbers


  • 2D & 3D shape names & properties
  • Regular & irregular shapes
  • Symmetry, tessellations, tangrams
  • Right angle recognition

Mental Maths

  • Components of 10
  • Adding on/taking away 10 or multiples of 10 using numbers to 100
  • Adding on/taking away 9, 19, 29 etc from numbers to 100
  • Counting on and back in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s

Contact Details

Dungannon Primary School,
Circular Rd,
County Tyrone,
BT71 6BE

T: 028 8772 2250


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