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Dungannon Primary School

Primary 5 SA

Welcome to Mrs Alexander's Primary Five Class!



Numeracy - September - October 2021

Mathematics & Numeracy – In this half term we will be studying:


Revise vertical addition HTU.

Solve a range of addition and subtraction problems, using both written and mental calculations, selecting the operation required.

Solve a range of multiplication and division problems using known facts, selecting the operation required. Understand the relationship between all coins and notes.

Understand and use decimal recording of amounts of money up to £100.

Use efficient methods to find the total of a mixed group of coins and notes up to £10.


Estimate, measure and record lengths in cm/m.

Understand concept of perimeter Explore square cm and estimate and measure areas using the square cm as a standard unit.

Shape &Space

Identify 3D shapes Sort, name, recognise and describe 2D shapes.

Data Handling

Collect and record data using a tally chart.

Construct and interpret bar graphs, which require a scale on the frequency axis.

Mental Maths

Count forwards and backward in 1s, 2s, 5s and 10s within 9999.

Recognise spoken numbers within 9999.

Read and write numbers within 9999. Know number ‘after’, ‘before’, ‘between’ – within 9999.

Find missing numbers in a sequence within 9999.

Mentally subtract any number from 20.

Know near doubles within 20.

Know all addition facts within 20.

Find doubles of multiples of 10 up to double 100 and corresponding halves.

Find doubles of multiples of 100 up to double 500 and corresponding halves.

Revise 2, 5, 10 multiplication facts and derive corresponding division facts.

Understand the 3 times multiplication facts and derive corresponding division facts.

Develop a quick recall.

Literacy - September - October 2021

Language & Literacy – In this half term we will be studying:

Writing Units

Talking and Listening

· Speak clearly and coherently to a range of audiences for a variety of purposes.

· Use and reflect on some ground rules for sustaining talk and interactions.

Reading (At appropriately differentiated levels)

· Know and understand the term ‘historical’ in relation to story.

· Understand how the fiction genre determines settings and characters.

· Know how to analyse character and setting by studying the language used.

· Know and understand the features and purposes of instructional texts including:

  • the intended outcome at the beginning
  • materials or ingredients
  • sequential stages
  • language of commands.

Writing (At appropriately differentiated levels)

· Talk about and plan writing.

· Use different ways to plan e.g. brainstorming/notes/diagrams.

· Write character sketches, focusing on small details to evoke sympathy or dislike.

· Begin to use paragraphs in story writing to organise and sequence the narrative into clear chronological stages.

· Write clear instructions using conventions learned from reading.

· Improve the cohesion of written instructions and directions through the use of link phrases and organisational devices such as sub-heading and numbering.

World Around Us - September - October 2021

World Around Us (Topic Work) –

 This term our topic is The British Isles

Some of the activities we will be involved in are:


  • Labelling countries and capital cities in the British Isles
  • Comparing city populations
  • Labelling major rivers and seas
  • Explore key mountain ranges and the highest mountain in each country


We will be learning about The Tudors.

  • Learn about the War of The Roses
  • Explore Tudor Monarchs
  • Comparisons Then and Now with Crime and Punishment, Medicines and Houses
  • Make a Tudor style purse.


  • Name and label tress of The British Isles
  • Examine parts of a flower and label
  • Fair testing experiment with plants.
  • Learn about hibernation and migration of British Isles animals
  • Life Cycle of a Frog
  • Classification of habitats.

Contact Details

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

T: 028 8772 2250


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