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Dungannon Primary School

Primary 3

Welcome to Mrs McKane's Primary Three Class!



Language & Literacy - April - June 2019

Language & Literacy – During Term 3

We will be studying:

Talking & Listening

  • Developing active listening skills in all areas of learning.
  • Expressing thoughts, feelings and opinions in response to stories by significant authors.
  • Retelling stories orally.

Reading (At appropriately differentiated levels)

  • Reading with intonation and expression appropriate to the grammar and punctuation.
  • Recognising and read HFW quickly in context
  • Developing comprehension skills – literal and inferential (including prediction).
  • Understanding the terms author and illustrator.
  • Being able to distinguish between fiction and non-fiction.

Writing (At appropriately differentiated levels)

  • Spelling: segmenting and blending phonemes to build words, working on the concepts that: two letters can show one sound.
  • Identify nouns and verbs in simple sentences.
  • We will continue to work on developing sentence structure and punctuation.
  • Begin to Check work for simple punctuation, grammatical and spelling errors

Examples of writing tasks will include:

  • Non chronological reports about minibeasts.
  • Explanations linked to the lifecycle of a butterfly
  • Planning and writing their own stories.

World Around Us - April - June 2019

World Around Us -

Our topic this half term is “Mini-beasts” This topic will have cross curricular links to Geography, Science, History, Art, Literacy, Music, P.E and Numeracy.

Some of the activities we will be involved in are:

  • Identifying and naming mini-beasts.
  • Exploring habitats in the school grounds to locate and observe mini-beasts. Going on a mini-beast hunt.
  • Create a graph to record the type and number of mini-beasts found in the school grounds.
  • Using digital cameras to photograph habitats and mini-beasts.
  • Researching and creating fact files on different mini-beasts.
  • Observing mini-beasts and making our own drawings.
  • Finding out about the lifecycle of a butterfly.
  • Observing the growth and changes from a caterpillar to a butterfly.
  • Creating symmetrical butterflies.
  • Designing our own mini-beasts using clay.

'Tommy's Story'. P3 Visit to The Argory


Numeracy - April - June 2019

Mathematics & Numeracy – During Term 3

We will be learning to:


  • Count forwards and backwards in 10 and 5 within 100.
  • Understand concepts of odd and even numbers.
  • Understand that the value of a digit depends on its position within a number.
  • Understand the concept of grouping and exchanging.
  • Vertical addition and subtraction (no exchange).
  • Find different ways of paying exact amounts within 50p, e.g. using the least number of coins.
  • Calculate change required when buying items, paying with amounts up to 50p.
  • Ways of spending fixed budgets up to 50p.
  • Data Handling
  • Sorting results on blank Tree, Venn and Carroll Diagrams.


  • Carry out practical investigations using length, weight, capacity and area.

Shape & Space:

  • Create repeating patterns using 2D and 3D Shapes
  • Create commands to program and move Beebot

Mental Maths

  • Add and subtract 10 to any number within 50.
  • Add and subtract multiple of 10 to a multiple of 10.
  • Add and subtract multiple of 10 to any number.
  • Addition facts within 10.



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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