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Dungannon Primary School

Primary 6

Welcome to Mr Young's Primary Six Class!

Literacy - November - December 2017

In this half term we will be studying:


  • Different spellings of the sounds; ie, aw, er, ow


  • Nouns (pluralisation), Verbs (past, present and future) and adverbs (to qualify dialogue verbs)
  • Standard English, dialect, avoidance of double negatives
  • Prefixes: auto, bi, trans, tele, circum
  • Understand a range of expressions



  • Write instructional texts such as rules, recipes, directions, instructions.


  • Examine poems by significant authors and writing a poem using an author’s structure.


  • Write scenes for a play applying conventions such as stage directions and conversations between characters.


  • Drama: performing playscripts, comment constructively on plays and performances, use improvisation to explore themes.


Numeracy - November - December 2017

In this half term we will be studying:


  • Understand tenths and 1 decimal place numbers.
  • Add and subtract fractions with same denominator.
  • Use written multiplication and division methods and solve related word problems.
  • Understand the concept of factors.


  • Calculating perimeter and area.
  • Changing 12hr time to 24hr time.
  • Understand the concept of volume.

Shape &Space

  • 2D shape – lines of symmetry.
  • Parallel and perpendicular lines.
  • Whole, half and quarter turns.

Data Handling

  • Collect, organise and present data.
  • Interpret pie charts.

Mental Maths

  • Mentally add a 2-digit multiple of ten to a 2-digit number.
  • Mentally subtract a 2-digit multiple of 10 from a 3-digit multiple of 10.
  • Quick recall of multiplication and division facts.

World Around Us - November - December 2017

Our topic this term is ‘Extreme Weather and Natural Disasters’. Through this topic we will be looking at a range of extreme weather such as hurricanes, tsunamis and tornadoes. We will also look at natural disasters such as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. Some of the activities we will be involved in include:

  • Examining locations around the planet prone to extreme weather and natural disasters.
  • Research why natural disasters happen.
  • Study the impacts on people.
  • Identify where Tornado Alley is in the world
  • Locate volcanoes on a map.
  • Research the biggest earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunamis in history.
  • Research about the story of Pompeii.
  • Research extreme weather in the UK.
  • Study the science behind why disasters occur.
  • Design emergency clothing for a natural disaster.
  • Study the eruption of Mount St Helens.
  • Make a volcano and a weather vane.

Contact Details

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

T: 028 8772 2250


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