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Dungannon Primary School

Primary 4 CK

Welcome to Mrs Kennedy's Primary Four Class!

Please go to your google classroom account for further guidance in relation to your child's work.


Numeracy - November - December 2020

Mathematics & Numeracy – During November & December we will be learning to:


  • Develop a standard written method for vertical addition TU (with exchange), estimating the answer before calculating.
  • Understand that addition and subtraction are inverse operations.
  • Begin to understand the concept of multiplication and division through practical activities.
  • Revise coins up to £2
  • Carry out shopping activities calculating totals and change within £1.
  • Understand the concepts of X and ÷ through practical activities.
  • Begin to develop recall of 2 X and ÷ table facts.


  • Estimate and measure using the metre as a standard unit.
  • Understand and use ¼ past/ to in analogue and digital time. Extend to 5minute intervals
  • Know that there are 24 hours in one day, a.m. = 12 hours and p.m. = 12 hours.
  • Know that there are 60 minutes in 1 hour, 30 minutes in ½ hour and 15 minutes in ¼ hour.

Shape & Space:

  • Understand and use concept of symmetry through practical activities. Recognise one line of symmetry in a variety of 2D shapes, designs and pictures.
  • Fit shapes together to make new shapes (e.g. tangrams).

Data Handling

Construct own Tree, Venn and Carroll diagrams and use to sort sets of objects, shapes, pictures or numbers etc for two criteria.

World Around Us - November - December 2020

World Around Us

This term our topic is ‘The Great Fire of London’

  • Sequence the events of the Great Fire of London
  • Place events on a timeline
  • Find out about Samuel Pepys
  • Compare and contrast Firefighters then and now
  • Find out about the past through artefacts and objects from the past
  • Investigate how materials change through heat in science activities.           
  • Explore Fire Safety in the home.

Literacy - November - December 2020


Talking& Listening

  • use different types of questions; ask focused questions
  • suggest possible solutions to problems
  • use some drama strategies to explore stories or issues
  • respond in role using appropriate languageReading
  • Take account of the grammar and punctuation when reading aloud, e.g. sentences, speech marks, exclamation marks and commas to mark pauses
  • use awareness of grammar to decipher new or unfamiliar words, e.g. to predict from the text, read on, leave a gap and return; use these strategies in conjunction with knowledge of phonemes, word recognition, graphic knowledge and context when reading;
  • understand the function of verbs in sentences through:

noticing that sentences cannot make sense without them;

collecting and classifying examples of verbs from reading and own knowledge, e.g. run, chase, sprint; eat, consume, gobble; said, whispered, shrieked;

experimenting with changing simple verbs in sentences and discussing their impact on meaning

use verb tenses with increasing accuracy in speaking and writing, e.g. catch/caught, see/saw, go/went, etc.

Sentence construction

  1. understand the basic conventions of speech punctuation through:
  • identifying speech marks in reading;
  • using them appropriately in writing;
  • using capital letters to mark the start of direct speech
  1. use commas to separate items in a list
  3. demonstrate their knowledge of question marks and exclamation marks in reading, understand their purpose and use appropriately in writing
  4. collect examples, from reading, of common ways of introducing and concluding dialogue, e.g. ‘said’, ‘replied’, ‘asked’, etc.


know and understand that the same spelling may be represented by more than one sound, e.g. cow, blow

  • know and understand that the same phoneme can be represented in more than one way e.g. tea, me, tree, happy
  • identify phonemes in speech and writing
  • blend phonemes for reading
  • segment words into phonemes for spelling


write character portraits,

  • use upper and lower case letters appropriately within words

write a first person account, e.g. write a character’s own account of incident in story read


Contact Details

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

T: 028 8772 2250


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