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Dungannon Primary School

Primary 7 SE

Welcome to Mr Erskine's Primary Seven Class!

Numeracy - April - June 2018

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


  • Revision of all numerical operations – addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
  • Division with remainders as decimals
  • Addition and subtraction of fractions
  • Multiplication of fractions
  • Algebra – a symbol representing a number


  • Use formulae to find the volume of a 3D shape
  • Revision of 12hr and 24hr clock
  • Reading and using timetables

Shape and Space

  • Investigating nets of 3D shapes
  • Revision of 2D shapes and their patterns

Data Handling

  • Use numeric system to develop idea of chance based upon number of possible outcomes. E.g. chance of getting “heads” when spinning a coin: one flip, two possible outcomes - chances are 1 out of 2.



Mental Maths

  • Revision of all times tables

Guess what we made our skeletons out of?


Literacy and Numeracy at Drumglass


Literacy - April - June 2018

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


  • Revision of all parts of speech
  • Compound and complex sentences
  • Understand how clauses can be manipulated to achieve different effects in complex sentences
  • Use active and passive verbs


  • Study how effective arguments are constructed in journalistic writing
  • Understand features of persuasive writing
  • \understand what makes a good speech, exploring structure and style
  • Write a speech on a subject they are interested in.
  • Take part in debates
  • Write challenging interview questions
  • Understand the features of explanatory texts
  • Create, organise, refine, and present ideas using traditional and digital means, combining text, graphics or sound e.g keynote or PowerPoint presentation
  • Make a short video of their speeches – use peer assessment to edit and improve the video

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

World Around Us - April - June 2018

World Around Us (Topic Work) -

Our topic this half term is ‘And the Band Played On‘ - (TheTitanic)

Children will:

  • Children will complete a KWL grid on ‘The Titanic’
  • Find out about the wreck of the Titanic, where it is, how it was found etc
  • Who was on board? Access passenger/crew lists. Listen to accounts from the survivors of the titanic -
  • Learn about communication on the Titanic and how communication methods have changed over the last 100 years.
  • What was the ship like? Look at images of the Titanic. Compare and contrast 1st, 2nd and 3rd class accommodation. Investigate how similar/different a modern cruise ship would be
  • Create a Newspaper article relating to the Titanic
  • Learn about relevant events leading up to the sinking and draw conclusions.
  • Investigate Floating and sinking
  • Look at ticket prices for the Titanic and work out how much the passage was and how much it would cost in other currencies e.g. Euro, Swiss Francs?
  • Write a diary account as if they are a passager. a member of the ship’s crew or a ship builder
  • Look at and study the Artist Ken Marschall
  • Understand the importance music played on the Titanic

Contact Details

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

T: 028 8772 2250


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