## Primary 7 EB

Welcome to Mrs Bloomer's Primary 7 Class!

## Numeracy - April - June 2024

Numeracy

**Number**

- Perform mental calculations, including with mixed operations and large numbers
- Practise addition and subtraction with whole numbers and decimals, including the formal written methods of columnar addition and subtraction
- Understand the order of operations and use the BODMAS rule to carry out calculations involving the four operations and brackets
- Recognise and solve proportion problems

**Ratio**

- Understand and use ratio to solve problems
- Solve problems involving scale factors
- Solve missing value ratio problems using multiplication and division
- Use knowledge of fractions and multiples to solve ratio and proportion problems

**Alegbra**

- Solve simple formulae for given values and generate a simple formula to fit a problem
- Generate and describe number sequences and find a value for the
*n*^{th}term - Substitute values in formulae to solve problems
- Draw line graphs for a given equation
- Construct an algebraic formula for a problem in words and then symbols
- Manipulate equations, collecting like terms and multiplying out brackets
- Approach problems systematically and logically to find solutions

**Fractions**

- Recognise common factors and common multiples
- Identify and create equivalent fractions
- Add and subtract fractions with different denominators and mixed numbers
- Multiply simple pairs of proper fractions
- Divide proper fractions by whole numbers
- Simplify fractions by cancelling common factors

**Shape & Space**

- Name the parts of a circle
- Use the rule
*d*= 2*r*to calculate the diameter or the radius of a circle - Use compasses to draw circles and construct a regular hexagon within a circle
- Design patterns that are based on the hexagon within the circle
- Use measuring tools to construct 2-D shapes using given dimensions and angles
- Use conventional markings and labels for lines and angles

**Capacity **

- Calculate and convert between litres and millilitres to solve problems involving capacity, using decimal notation up to three decimal places
- Estimate, calculate and compare volume of cubes and cuboids using cubic centimetres (cm
^{3}), cubic metres (m^{3}) and cubic millimetres (mm^{3}) - Use the rule
*V*=*lbh*to calculate the volume of a cube or cuboid and to ﬁnd missing lengths

**Shape & Co-ordinates**

- Use coordinates to describe the positions of shapes in all four quadrants
- Plot and label rectangles, squares, parallelograms and rhombuses in the four quadrants
- Use the properties of shapes to predict missing coordinates
- Identify, describe and represent the position of a shape following a translation in the first quadrant of a coordinates grid
- Use coordinates to reflect shapes in the axes into all four quadrants

## Literacy - April - June 2024

In writing pupils will:

- Write for a variety of purposes and audiences, selecting, planning and using appropriate genre and form
- Secure skills in: spelling, punctuation, sentence extension and development; paragraphing/linking paragraphs; and planning, drafting and redrafting.
- Create a simple media text in order to present a point of view in the form of a newspaper article.
- Use a variety of stylistic features to create mood and effect
- Begin to formulate own personal style
- Write a brief synopsis of a text, e.g. for back cover blurb
- Write a brief review tailored for real audiences
- Write a sequence of poems linked by theme or form, e.g. a haiku calendar
- Use the skills of planning, revising and redrafting to improve writing.

In reading pupils will:

- Understand what viewpoint is in a novel through: identifying the narrator; explaining how this influences the reader’s view of events; explaining how events might look from a different point of view;
- Secure the skills of skimming, scanning and efficient reading so that research is fast and effective.
- To ask and answer literal and inference questions.

At sentence level pupils will:

- Know and understand how to identify and discuss grammatical features of different text types, e.g. past tense used in recounts, present tense in non-chronological reports
- Know and understand when Standard English and dialect are appropriate and inappropriate, depending on audience, purpose and context
- Understand how clauses can be manipulated to achieve different effects in complex sentences
- Use punctuation to convey and clarify meaning in complex sentences.
- Experiment with language, e.g. palindromes
- Invent words using known roots, prefixes and suffixes,
- Know how to extend and vary vocabulary, e.g. by using word games such as puns, riddles, crosswords.

## World Around Us - April - June 2024

WAU – Crime and Punishment

Our topic this term was chosen by the pupils

- Complete KWL grid about ‘Crime & Punishment’
- Brief overview of Crime & Punishment through time
- Breakdown of how the law is made, enforced and consequences of law breaking.
- What types of evidence is evidence is collected and how.
- Complete experiments of involving evidence collection and identification with for example lip prints and finger prints.
- Examine, compare and contrast clothing fibres
- Casting shoe/boot prints.
- Exploring a staged crime scene where the pupils collect mystery powers and put these powders through testing to find out what they are.
- Create our own juvenile detention centre.
- Create a Scratch Jn Project based around a narrative of police and criminal.

## Contact Details

Dungannon Primary School,

Circular Rd,

Dungannon,

County Tyrone,

BT71 6BE

T: 028 8772 2250