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Dungannon Primary School

Primary 4 PMcK

Welcome to Mrs McKane's Primary Four Class!




Numeracy - January - April 2022

Mathematics and Numeracy - Term 2

Count forwards and backwards in 1s, 2s, 5s and 10s within 999.

Recognise spoken numbers within 999.

Read  and write numbers within 999.

Find missing numbers in a sequence (increasing and decreasing) within 999.

Extend understanding to include wider range of fractions, using both whole shapes and sets of objects.

Understand fraction notation (numerator and denominator).

Mental maths

Number bonds to 20

Develop quick recall of addition/subtraction calculations without bridging 10

Begin to mentally add two single digit numbers, bridging 10.

Find what must be added to a multiple of 10 to make 100.

Mentally find what must be added to any 2 digit number to make the next multiple of 10.

Add/Subtract 11 21, 31, 41 etc to any number using 100 square.

Practical vertical subtraction leading to a written method

From 3 given numbers within 20, give 2 addition facts and 2 subtraction facts.

Solve a range of addition and subtraction problems, using both written and mental calculations, selecting the operation required.

Understand the 10 times and 5 times multiplication facts developing quick recall of these facts.

Know half of all even numbers up to 20.

Know half of 50, 100.

Find different ways of paying exact amounts within £1.00.

Understand and use decimal recording of amounts of money up to £1.00

Calculate change required when buying items, paying with amounts up to £1.00.


Find the area of shapes by counting squares using whole and half squares.

Understand and use 5 minute intervals “past” and “to” the hour: analogue and digital time.

Appreciate and use important dates in the calendar.

Read and interpret information using a calendar (within 1 month only).

Estimate short durations ( 1 min, 5 mins ) through practical activities.

Data Handling

Represent data from frequency tables as bar charts

Represent data by constructing and interpreting pictograms where the symbol represents more than one object.

Shape and Space

Understand and use concept of tessellation through practical activities.

Understand and use term “right- angle” to describe corners in 2D shapes.

Name 3D Shapes and describe their properties. Understand definition of prism and that many 3D shapes are also prisms.

Understand and use “clockwise”, “anticlockwise” to describe direction of turn.

Understand and use term “right- angle” to measure an amount of turn.

World Around Us - January - April 2022

Our new WAU topic for term 2 will be 'The Rainforest'.

We will be discovering lots of new and interesting things bout the rainforest through our Geography, Science, History, Art, Literacy, Music, P.E and Numeracy lessons.

Some of the activities we will be involved in are...

  • Learning where the rainforests are on the map.
  • How the rainforest works – layers of the rainforest.
  • The climate of the rainforest.
  • The produce and industry created within the rainforest.
  • The people who live in the rainforest.
  • The impact of the people in the rainforest – good and bad.
  • Animals that live in the rainforest.
  • The impact of deforestation.
  • How to make instruments with their body and other materials.
  • To work effectively within a group to complete a task.
  • Explore a range of sources and reflect on the information they’ve learnt to complete tasks based on rainforest animals.
29th Mar 2022
Primary 4 visited the zoo along with Miss Harte's class and Mrs Millingtons's class....
1st Mar 2022
In WAU we have been looking at rainforest animals. First we sorted the animals by...
1st Mar 2022
In school we have been raising money for Autism NI. We all had to help around home...

P4 Visit to Parkanaur


Literacy - January - April 2022


Language & Literacy- During Term 2



Read and enjoy traditional stories e.g. myths and fables.

know the terms ‘myth’, ‘legend’, ‘fable’ and ‘parable’ and begin to understand some of the differences related to text-type/genre

Through shared reading investigate the structure, language, story themes, openings and ending of a traditional story.

Non Fiction

Know what an instructional text is and understand its key features.

Extend understanding of the uses of  alphabetically organised texts, such as dictionary, thesaurus. Use the glossary and  index in non fiction books.

Children will have the opportunity to

  • investigate different methods of planning their own stories, e.g. by listing, charting, mapping, making simple storyboards
  • write a story plan for own myth, fable or traditional tale
  • write and present character portraits in a variety of ways, e.g. as posters, labelled diagrams, letters to friends about them
  • write instructions
  • make clear notes identifying the key ideas linked to our WAU topic work
  • make a class dictionary


Understand the function of adjectives within sentences, through identifying adjectives in shared/guided reading, collecting and classifying adjectives, e.g. for colours, sizes, moods.

Experimenting with the impact of different adjectives through shared/guided writing.

Understand and use the terms ‘singular’ and’ plural’ Be able to transforming sentences from singular to plural and vice versa, noting which words have to change and which do not;

Collect examples of ‘collective nouns’ – experiment with inventing other collective nouns;

Begin to notice which nouns can be pluralised and which cannot, e.g. trousers, rain;

Understand the need for grammatical agreement in speech and writing, e.g. I am; we are

Begin to investigate the use of the apostrophe for contractions

Use the term ‘comma’ appropriately in relation to reading and writing in a list.


Segmenting and blending phonemes to build words, working on the concepts that: two/three/four letters can show one sound.

Continue learning diagraphs and trigraphs through the SoundsWrite programme.


Know and understand the basic rules for plural nouns: adding s, ies, ves

Know and understand how words change when er, est and y are added

Understand and use the term ‘suffix’

Know what a compound word is and use this knowledge to support their spelling, e.g. playground, horseshoe

Know and understand how to use the apostrophe to spell shortened forms of words, e.g. don’t, can’t

Know how to  organise words or information alphabetically, using the first two letters

Understand and use the term ‘definition’, begin to use dictionaries to check the spellings and definitions of words

Understand the concept of opposites, e.g. upper/lower, rude/polite


Contact Details

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

T: 028 8772 2250


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