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Primary Five

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Literacy - November - December 2018

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

Writing Units

Fiction:

Compare and contrast poems based on similar themes.

Know about significant poets.

Talk about and plan writing.

Write own poems based on personal or imagined experience, linked to poems read.

Make improvements to work.

 

Non-Fiction:

Understand that newspapers are a form and identify the main features including: lay-out, range of information, level of formality, organisation of articles, advertisements and headlines.

Predict newspaper stories from the evidence of headlines.

Understand and use the terms ‘fact’ and ‘opinion’ and begin to distinguish the two in reading and other media.

Talk about and plan writing.

Write newspaper recounts including headlines, using ICT to draft and lay out reports, editing stories to fit a particular space and organising writing into paragraphs.

 

Sentence Level Work

Understand and use commas to mark grammatical boundaries within sentences: items on a list, indicating a pause within a sentence.

Understand the words that fall inside and outside speech marks.

Word Level

Consolidate understanding of homophones.

Know and understand the term ’homograph’ (same spelling, different meaning e.g. lead/lead)

Use a rhyming dictionary.

World Around Us - November - December 2018

World Around Us (Topic Work) -

Our World Around Us activities are based around Life Process and Living Things: Plants

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

  • Examining plants using magnifying glasses.
  • Labelling a plant.
  • Looking at the life cycle of a plant.
  • Grow and nurture our own herbs just like the Tudors did.
  • Experiment to find out what plants need to grow – fair testing.
  • Experiment to find out if a plant will grow towards the light.
  • Experiment to discover what liquids help seeds grow.
  • Make a self-watering planter.
  • Experiment to make rainbow roses.

Hard at work in P5!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Numeracy - November - December 2018

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

Number

Consolidate 3 and 4 times tables.

Using knowledge of 2, 3, 4, 5 and 10 times tables to derive corresponding division facts. Solve a range of multiplication and division problems.

From 3 given numbers, derive 2 multiplication and 2 division facts.

Mentally add 3 single digit numbers

Mentally find doubles of 10 up to double 100 and corresponding halves.

Mentally find doubles of 100 up to double 500 and corresponding halves.

Mentally find doubles of multiples of 5 up to double 95 and corresponding halves.

Mentally find what must be added to any 2 digit number to make 100.

Use function machines.

Understand and use decimal recording of amounts of money up to £100.

Calculate change within £100.

Recognise spoken fractions. Read and write fractions identifying numerator and denomator.

Measures

Use analogue and digital clock times to 5 minutes.

Calculate what time it was or will be e.g. It is twenty five past nine. What time was it 20 minutes ago?

Know the number of days in each month and use to calculate durations across a month.

Estimate, measure and record lengths in cm/m.

Understand concept of perimeter

Explore square cm and estimate and measure areas using the square cm as a standard unit.

Shape &Space

use terms ‘acute’, ‘right’, and ‘obtuse’ to categorise angles.

Understand that coordinates can be used to identify a point rather than a whole square.

Handling Data

Use ICT software to represent date in a variety of ways and decide which is the most appropriate, giving reasons for choice.

Processes

Explore a range of problem solving strategies.

Organise own work and work systematically. Talk about how they carried out a task.

 
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Contact Details

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

T: 028 8772 2250

E: dthompson618@c2kni.net

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