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Dungannon Primary School


Welcome to Mrs Nesbitt's LSC JS Class

Literacy - January - March 2018

In this term we will be studying:


    • Using basic punctuation in a sentence – consistently remembering to use capital letters and full stops.
    • Become familiar with question, exclamation and speech marks and when to use them in writing.
    • Verbs, nouns and adjectives – identifying these in the text and using them in sentences.
    • Explore use of past tense.    


    • Talk about, plan and record sentences based on books read, topic work or personal interest.
    • To read over their work to check if it makes sense and to correct their mistakes.

    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.
    • Encourage children to talk about what they have read and to answer questions relating to the text..
    • Locate information in a text in order to answer questions.

Numeracy - January - March 2018

In this term we will be studying:  

We will be learning to:

  • Number

    • Develop place value and application of number to 20/100/ 1000.
    • Continue to develop the concept of multiplication and division through practical activities.
    • Understand fraction notation (numerator and denominator)
    • Develop a standard written method for subtraction of TU/HTU with/ without exchange (decomposition).
    • Carry out shopping activities calculating totals and change within 50p £1/£10.

    Data Handling

    • Collect, represent and interpret data using frequency tables & bar charts.


    • Estimate and measure using kg and grams.
    • Estimate, measure and compare the capacity in litres.
    • Understand and use 5 minute intervals past and to the hour
    • Know that there are 24 hours in one day, a.m. = 12 hours and p.m. = 12 hours.
    • Know that there are 60 minutes in 1 hour, 30 minutes in ½ hour and 15 minutes in ¼ hour.

    Shape & Space:

    • Understand and use “clockwise” and “anticlockwise” to describe turns.
    • Understand and use the term “right angle” to describe turns.

World Around Us - January - March 2018

World Around Us - The Egyptians


  • How weather affects the lives of people and animals here and elsewhere (P)
  • That the landscape differs from that elsewhere (P)
  • About the similarities and difference in places (P)


  • About the lifestyles of people in the past. (P)
  • That some buildings have been used in the past for different purposes.
  • How place impacted on the lives and lifestyle of people in the past. (P)
  • How people used to live (I)
  • To be aware of changes over time (I)

Science and Technology

  • The name and position of major body organs and that the function of the skeleton is to protect the organs and give the body support (I)
  • How diet, exercise, rest and hygiene contribute to a healthy lifestyle.(I)

Contact Details

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

T: 028 8772 2250


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