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Primary 3

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Language & Literacy - November - December 2018

Language & Literacy – During November & December we will be studying:


  • Developing active listening skills in all areas of learning
  • Taking turns at talking & listening during group tasks
  • Listening to a story, remembering specific points and responding by linking to own experiences

READING (At appropriately differentiated levels)

  • Identifying punctuation when reading
  • Use punctuation to work on developing expressive reading
  • Recognising and reading HFW quickly in context
  • Reading for meaning
  • Examining settings and plots in stories

WRITING (At appropriately differentiated levels)

  • We will continue to work on correct letter formation, sizing and spacing, including writing on lines.
  • Spelling: segmenting and blending phonemes to build words, working on the concepts that:
  • two letters can show one sound
  • there can be more than one way to show a particular sound
  • We will be working on developing sentence structure and punctuation. This will include focusing on:
    • Understanding that a sentence must make sense
    • Use of capital letters to begin sentences
    • Other uses of capital letters eg names, places
    • Considering different words to begin sentences
    • Use of ‘time language’ words
    • Writing simple instructions using time words.



World Around Us - November - December 2018

World Around Us (Topic Work) -

Our topic this half term is ‘Rescue at Sea’. This is mainly a historical study with further cross curricular links to Geography, Science, Art, Literacy, Music, P.E and Numeracy. Some of the activities we will be involved in are:

  • Literacy work linked to The Lighthouse Keepers Lunch and other stories by Ronda Armitage
  • Researching facts about Grace Darling.
  • Sequencing events from the night of Grace Darling’s rescue.
  • Discuss the importance and work of RNLI.
  • Locating RNLI stations using a map of Northern Ireland.
  • Keeping safe at the beach.
  • Exploring and using the RNLI website for resources.
  • Exploring floating and sinking.
  • Designing a boat to carry a cargo.
  • Making a model lighthouse
  • Making a simple circuit to light a bulb.
  • Using Beebot to plan and carry out a journey on a map

Intergenerational Cafe


Numeracy - November - December 2018

Mathematics & Numeracy – During November & December we will be studying:


  • Reading, writing and ordering numbers within 50
  • Demonstrating the value of numbers in terms of tens and units
  • Doubling and halving numbers
  • Working on the understanding of the language of addition and subtraction
  • Working on the understanding that addition and subtraction are inverse operations
  • Problem solving (including money) involving the operations of addition and subtraction
  • Money – coin recognition, different ways to make amounts, calculating change within 20p.


  • Estimating and measuring length, weight and area using non-standard units.
  • Recognising and recording (in analogue form) o’clock and half past times. Introduction to digital times (o’clock and half past)

Handling Data

  • Sorting for two criteria using a Carroll diagram

Shape and Space

  • Recognise and use the mathematical names for 3D shapes

Mental Maths

  • Working on quick recall of addition and subtraction facts for the numbers 1-10
  • Mentally adding and subtracting 0,1 or 2 from numbers within 50
  • Ordering numbers

Working Together During Activity-based Learning


Contact Details

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

T: 028 8772 2250


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