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Dungannon Primary School

Primary 7 CK

Welcome to Mrs Kennedy's Primary Seven Class!

Numeracy - September - October 2017

In this half term we will be studying:

Number

  • Number work up to and above 1 million – sequencing, ordering, reading, writing, patterns and finding the value of a given digit
  • Rounding to estimate answers to addition and subtraction calculations
  • Written methods for addition/subtraction
  • Multiply by a 2 digit numbers
  • Fractions – recognise equivalence and simplify fractions
  • Decimals – read and write numbers to 2 decimal points
  • Add and Subtract decimal numbers

Measures

  • Length – mm, cm, m and km
  • Finding area and perimeters of regular and irregular shapes

Shape &Space

  • 2D shape – quadrilaterals – be able to recognise names and properties

Mental Maths

  • revision of all times tables
  • square and prime numbers
  • Making 100, 1000

World Around Us Activities

 
 
 
 
 
Do taller people have bigger feet?
Do taller people have bigger feet?
 
How are we going to record our results?
How are we going to record our results?
 
We found that taller people do have bigger feet.
We found that taller people do have bigger feet.
 

Primary 7’s topic work on the Human Body is well underway. We have looked at the organs in the body as well as the skeleton. We can name bones and know the 3 main purposes of the skeleton: to protect, to support and to help with movement. Every Tuesday we are doing practical activities to back up what we have learned in Monday afternoon sessions. These pictures show a mixture of children from both classes designing a protective package for a Tunnock’s Teacake. The teacake represents delicate organs like the brain or lungs and the packaging each group designed represents the job of PROTECTING which the skeleton (skull or rib cage) does for our organs. We will post some of our write ups here when they have been completed.

As part of our ‘Mighty Me’/Human Body topic, we investigated if people who are taller have bigger feet. To do this we decided to order ourselves from tallest to smallest within our groups. Then we recorded the shoe size of each person in a table. We thought it would be easier to show the pattern on a bar or line graph. Each group proved the theory that generally, taller people have bigger feet than shorter people.

 

Primary 7 Classwork

Primary 7 are also mixing on a Thursday after break to complete literacy AND numeracy comprehension activities. We hope this will help us, especially with our problem solving abilities. Our numeracy comprehensions help us give our maths a context in real life!

 

Literacy - September - October 2017

In this half term we will be studying:

GRAMMAR

  • review the importance of word order and the work that words do in sentences, in particular:
  • nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, pronouns and prepositions
  • Prefixes and Suffixes
  • Plural Endings – rules for changing the singular to the plural
  • connectives used in sentences –classifying for different kinds of text – for example, by position (besides, nearby); sequence (firstly, next)
  • compound sentences – know and understand that a compound sentence is made up of 2 main clauses

WRITING (Collins Scheme) –

  • We will be studying a unit based autobiographies and biographies including:
    • features of both genre
    • comparison
    • composing questions
    • Children will be required to complete an autobiography as part of their Literacy homework – (a scrapbook will be required)

Planning and redrafting of a final writing piece will also be carried out by the pupils.

World Around Us - September - October 2017

World Around Us (Topic Work) -

Our topic this half term is ‘Me, Myself and I‘– we will be looking at ourselves, where we come from, our bodies (skeleton and internal organs) and our personal timelines. This topic is linked to our literacy unit on Autobiographies.

Children will:

  • Label diagrams showing the internal organs
  • Research to find out what job each organ does in the body
  • Study the skeletal, circulatory and digestive systems
  • Look at keeping healthy and what this means
  • Sort Foods into different groups
  • Look at how exercise affects our bodies
  • Use ICT to create a PowerPoint about themselves
  • Complete a number of group investigations relating to the areas above
  • Find where we live on a World and Northern Ireland Map
  • Record findings in an organised manner
  • Work as part of a group
  • Complete a project about themselves. “This is My Life.”
 
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Contact Details

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

T: 028 8772 2250

E: dthompson618@c2kni.net

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