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Dungannon Primary School

Primary 4

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Literacy - September - October 2018

Language & LiteracyDuring September and October:

We will be learning to:


  • Carry out Star Reader and a spelling test in order to establish groupings.
  • Engage in guided and shared reading sessions using both fiction & non-fiction texts.
  • Develop our literal reading comprehension skills.

Sentence Construction & Punctuation:

  • Revise the need to demarcate the end of a sentence with a full stop and the start of a new one with a capital/ uppercase letter.
  • Investigate the use of question marks and exclamation marks in reading and writing.

Grammatical Awareness:

  • Use the term “verb” correctly.
  • Use verb tenses with increasing accuracy in speaking & writing: see/saw, go/went etc.

Phonics & Spelling [building on & extending P3 work]:

  • Revise the fact that two letters can represent one sound [e.g. sh, ch, th, ng, ck, wh, qu
  • Know that the same phoneme (sound) can be represented in more than one way e.g. go, grow, float, note.


  • Learn the new formation of the letters “f” and “k”
  • Begin to learn how to join our letters using the Nelson script.
  • Revise the correct formation of all lower and uppercase letters.


  • Plan, write and begin to edit our own stories.
  • Begin to organise stories into paragraphs.
  • Develop the use of settings in stories.

Numeracy - September - October 2018

Mathematics & NumeracyDuring September and October:

We will be learning to:

  • Carry out baseline assessments.
  • Revise 100 square – explore and sequence numbers to 100 and extend up to 500, read & write any number up to 100, extending up to 500 and be secure with the terms before/ after/ between.
  • Revise counting in steps of 1, 2, 5 & 10 from a given number within 100, extending to 200.
  • Revise odd/even numbers up to 100
  • Add/ subtract ten, a multiple of 10 to any number using a 100 grid and explain the number pattern.
  • Continue to use knowledge of place value to develop a practical method for vertical addition of TU (with exchange)
  • Know all single digit addition and subtraction facts with quick recall. [This is extremely important.]
  • Revise coins up to £1
  • Carry out shopping activities finding totals within £1.
  • Topic Maths
  • Consider issues which require collecting data.
  • Use tallying methods (i.e. bar gate convention to represent groups of 5: )
  • Collect data in the context of a survey (e.g. a traffic survey)
  • Estimate and measure using the metre as a standard unit.
  • Revise days of the week and months of the year.
  • Revise o’clock, ½ past and ¼ past the hour.
  • Begin to consider a.m. and p.m.
  • Revise 2D shape names and their properties
  • Recognise and use mathematical names for 3D shapes.

World Around Us - September - October 2018

World Around Us -

Our topic this half term is ‘Our Town Dungannon – A Castle Town’. It is a ‘local study’ as recommended by the requirements of the Northern Ireland Curriculum.

The pupils will be learning to recognise the variety of local buildings and what they are used for. They will design and make a model castle. They will be examining the importance of historical buildings and events in the locality to our lives today and use written and pictorial evidence to find out how the community has changed over time. As the topic progresses the children will discover that people use materials in different ways, that the properties of a material help to decide how we use it and that familiar objects/structures can be made using more than one material. An on-going activity throughout the P4 year will be observing and recording the daily weather using simple symbols and measurements.


Create a castle flag / emblem using Paint Packages. Use Book Creator to create a castle fact file. We will evaluate a range of ICT links about castles and review their usefulness when learning about castles. We will post comments about our topic work on News Desk on My School. We will create presentations about our Castles topic work using the Ipads.


Contact Details

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

T: 028 8772 2250


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