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Primary Five

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Literacy - January- February 2019

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

Writing Units


Understand the term ‘genre’ and know there is a range of genre within fiction.

Know the main features of fantasy stories.

Write own ending to a fantasy story.

Organise writing into paragraphs.

Use adjectives in writing to add more detail.

Read class novel – George’s Marvellous Medicine. Examine poems in this novel and write own poems based on similar styles.



Prepare for factual research

Carry out own research using the Internet on a given topic.

Scan texts to locate key words, phrases and facts.

Record researched facts and information in an appropriate way.

Sentence Level Work

Revise nouns and adjectives.

Compare adjectives on a scale of intensity.

Understand how the apostrophe is used to show possession.

Explore conjunctions in sentences.

Word Level

Explore alternative words for ’nice’.

Understand gender words e.g. king/queen, fox/vixen

Understand that vocabulary changes over time e.g. frock, wireless etc.

Extend understanding of prefixes.

World Around Us - January- February 2019

World Around Us (Topic Work) -

Our Science, Geography and History activities will be based on the topic of Ancient Egypt.

These are some of the activities we will be involved in:

  • Map work – where is Egypt?
  • River Nile and the Water Cycle
  • Hieroglyphics
  • Egyptian homes
  • Egyptian clothing
  • Pyramids
  • Mummification
  • Exploring the main organs of the body and carrying out a series of science experiments.

Hard at work in Primary 5!


Numeracy - January - February 2019

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



Order, round and understand the value of numbers within 9999.

Know the use of zero as a place holder.

Develop a standard written method for vertical addition (no carrying, then with carrying), and subtraction (no exchange, then with exchange), of Th H T U estimating the answer before calculating.

Mentally add/subtract 100 to/from multiples of 100 within 1000.

Mentally add/subtract multiples of 100 to/from multiples of 100 within 1000.

Mentally find what must be added/subtracted to/from multiples of 100 to make 1000.

Mentally add/subtract a single digit to/from a 2 digit number, bridging the 10.

(34+7, 43-8)

Mentally add/subtract two 2 digit numbers within 100, without bridging 10.

Use written multiplication methods to multiply a 2 digit number by 2, 3, 4, 5.

Understand the 8 times multiplication facts as repeated addition, and as arrays. Develop quick recall, using understanding of commutativity, and knowledge of 4 times facts. Derive corresponding division facts, using understanding of inverse relationship.

Multiply any whole number by 10, answers within 9999, using concept that digits move one place to the left, as the value of each digit becomes 10 times larger.


Find perimeter of simple shapes, by finding total of lengths of sides.

Estimate and measure irregular areas in cm2 by counting whole, half and part squares.

Consolidate reading the time at 5 minute intervals.

Shape &Space

Investigate nets of cubes and cuboids by opening up boxes.

Reflect a shape or design using one line of symmetry (horizontal, vertical or diagonal).

Sort, name, recognise and describe 3D shapes, using number of faces, number and length of edges, number of vertices.


Contact Details

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

T: 028 8772 2250


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