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Dungannon Primary School

Primary 3

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Language & Literacy - September - October 2018

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


  •    Developing active listening skills.


  •      Sharing as a class and in groups, ideas and experiences.

READING (At appropriately differentiated levels)

  • Recognising and reading high frequency words quickly in context.
  • Reading for meaning – answering questions on the text.
  • Developing phrasing and fluency.


WRITING (At appropriately differentiated levels)

We will be working on correct letter formation, sizing and spacing, including writing on lines.

We will also be carrying out modelled, shared and guided work on:

  • Segmenting and blending phonemes to build words.
  • Writing simple sentences.


  • Writing simple instructions using command verbs.
  • Using time language.

World Around Us - September - October 2018

World Around Us (Topic Work) -

Our topic this half term is ‘Happy Healthy Bodies’. The children will not only be developing knowledge and skills in various area of the curriculum but will also be learning how to keep healthy. Some of the activities we will be involved in include:

  • Feely bag senses tasks
  • Labelling body parts
  • Learning action songs involving body parts (exercise)
  • Keeping a food diary at home
  • Finding out about healthy food
  • Designing a healthy lunchbox
  • Making fresh fruit salad
  • Fruit and vegetable art work

Working Together During Play-based Learning


Numeracy - September - October 2018

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


  • Number work within 50 – reading, writing, sequencing and ordering.
  • Counting forwards and backwards in ones within 50 from different starting numbers.
  • Odd and even numbers within 20.
  • Addition and subtraction with/without a number line.
  • Money – coin recognition, different ways to make amounts.


  • Using parts of the body to estimate and measure length.
  • Estimating and measuring length, weight and area using non-standard units.
  • Revise o’clock and half past using analogue and digital time.

Shape &Space

  • Recognising and using the mathematical names for a range of 2D shapes.
  • Use 2 criteria diagrams to sort and group 2D shapes.

Handling Data

  • Collecting information and recording it in a table and displaying information in a pictogram.

Mental Maths

  • Working on quick recall of addition and subtraction number facts for each of the numbers up to 10.

Contact Details

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

T: 028 8772 2250


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