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Dungannon Primary School

Primary 3/4 LMcN

Welcome to Miss McNiece's P3/4 class.


Numeracy - November - December 2019

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


  • Reading, writing and ordering numbers within (50/100/200)
  • Demonstrating the value of numbers in terms of tens and units
  • Ordering numbers
  • Using ordinal terms to 10th place.
  • 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 50p/£1


  • Estimating and measuring length, weight and area using non-standard units.
  • Recognising and recording (in analogue form) o’clock, half past, quarter past (and quarter to – p4) times.
  • Introduction to digital times.

Handling Data

  • Sorting for two criteria using a Carroll diagram

Shape and Space

  • Recall the shape and names of 2D shapes
  • 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

World Around Us - November - December 2019

World Around Us (Topic Work) -

Our topic this half term is ‘Cold Lands’. Some of the activities we will be involved in are:

  • Locating cold lands on a map.
  • Identifying differences between the Polar Regions and our own country.
  • Researching facts about polar lands and animals.
  • Sequence the life cycle of a penguin.
  • Make a 3D
  • Using ICT to create fact files about polar lands
  • Programme bee bot to move through cold lands.
  • Experiment with ice and make observations.
  • Carry out an investigation to see which material would give good grip in icy weather.
  • Art activities linked to winter and polar lands.

Pupils working hard in P3/4!


Literacy - November - December 2019

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

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.
    • Writing simple explanations linked to the lifecycle of a penguin.




Contact Details

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

T: 028 8772 2250


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