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Dungannon Primary School

Primary 2

Welcome to Miss Dynes' P2 Class!

Literacy - January - March 2018

Language & Literacy – In this half term we will:

Talking and Listening

  • Recite poems and rhymes with some variety in pace, emphasis and intonation.
  • Use different voices for characters when reading aloud.


  • Learn about rhyme by exploring patterns orally, substituting words and phrases extending patterns and playing with rhymes.
  • Know the terms ‘fiction’ and ‘non-fiction’, noting some of their different features e.g. layout, titles, contents page, use of pictures, labelled diagrams etc.

Sentence Construction & Punctuation:

  • Use the term ‘sentence’ appropriately to identify sentences in a text, i.e. those demarcated by capital letters and full-stops.
  • Use features of punctuation to read in a phrased and fluent manner.

Phonics & Spelling:

  • Hear, read and spell initial, final and medial letter sounds in words.
  • Understand one letter to one sound correspondence with vcc e.g. egg, cvcc e.g. went and ccvc words e.g. trip.


  • Write lower and upper case letters using the correct sequence of movements , ensuring the correct letter orientation. Begin to write on lined paper.


  • Use phonological and graphic knowledge and sight vocabulary when spelling during writing tasks.

Numeracy - January - March 2018

Mathematics & Numeracy – In this half term we will:

We will be learning to: Understand and use mathematical language when talking about their work. Solve everyday problems in the classroom. Recognise simple patterns and say what comes next.


  • Count forwards and backwards in 2’s from odd and even numbers within 20.
  • Know the number “before”, “between” and “after” within 20.
  • Practically subtract an amount from a set, within 20, as “take away”, “subtract” or “finding the difference”.


  • Exchange higher value coins (up to 10p) for 1p’s.
  • Calculate change required when buying items from 5p and then from 10p.


  • Understand and use analogue time: o’clock only.
  • Understand and use digital time: o’clock only.

Shape and Space

  • Recognise and use mathematical names for 2D shapes: square, rectangle , triangle and circle – using given shapes, and also where they occur in the environment

Handling Data

  • Use given one criterion Carroll Diagrams to sort for negation, explaining completed diagram (e.g. stating how many animals did not have 4 legs).

World Around Us - January - March 2018

World Around Us (Topic Work) -

Our topic in January and February will be ‘Jungle Jamboree’

The children will be using the artwork of Henri Rousseau as stimulus for their exploration of jungle plants and animals. We will use fiction and non-fiction books to find out about jungles and rainforests. The pupils will complete a technology task creating a little mini ‘Elmer’ to take home with them.

We will also explore wet and dry materials and carry out some investigations into waterproof materials that we could use in the jungle.

The children will use a variety of musical instruments to recreate the sound of the jungle. They will make a jungle rattle drum. They will compare animal ears with human ears.


Explore: Participate in individual and shared ICT experiences using websites such as and Active Inspire and C2K programmes.

Express: Participate in creating a picture on Active Primary.   Discuss what is happening in the picture and record using the sound control and recorder buttons. Listen to recordings.

Exchange: Discuss how we communicate with people across the world through the use of phone (calls and messages)

Evaluate: Talk about their work. E.g. talk to the teacher about the picture they created on Active Inspire.

Exhibit: Print the picture created on Active Primary


Contact Details

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

T: 028 8772 2250


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