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Dungannon Primary School

Primary 6RH

Welcome to Miss Hall's Primary Six Class!

Literacy - September - October 2017

In this half term we will be studying:


  • Different spellings of the sounds; oa, ay, ee and oo.


  • Nouns (pluralisation), Verbs (past, present and future) and adverbs (to qualify dialogue verbs)
  • The difference between direct and reported speech
  • Synonyms and shades of meaning
  • Word roots and derivations


  • Recounts
  • Interviewing a partner about their summer holiday
  • Writing notes and planning a recount
  • Write a recount of a friend’s holiday using interview notes
  • Writing a story in the style of an author
  • Mapping out a story
  • Using paragraphs
  • Planning, writing, editing a story
  • Story openings and narrative structure
  • Write ‘simile sentences’ and ‘emotion word sentences’


  • Drama: performing scenes of story dialogue
  • Group discussion: plan and manage a group task, listening to others and taking turns

Learning Outcomes are taken from the Year 6 Language and Literacy Framework

Numeracy - September - October 2017

In this half term we will be studying:


  • Place Value of numbers within 99,999- Reading and writing numbers, demonstrating the value of numbers, knowing the number before, after and between numbers.
  • Understand what a mixed number fraction is.
  • Quick recall of multiplication and division facts.
  • Written addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.


  • Calculating perimeter
  • Changing 12hr time to 24hr time.

Shape &Space

  • 2D shape – sort, name, recognise and describe a range of 2D shapes
  • Recognise acute, obtuse and right angles.
  • Recognise and name different lines.

Data Handling

  • Collect, organise and present data.

Mental Maths

  • Revision of components of 20
  • Doubles within 50
  • Mental addition and subtraction of 2digit numbers.
  • Quick recall of multiplication and division facts.


World Around Us - September - October 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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