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Dungannon Primary School

Primary Five SA

Welcome to Mrs Alexander's Primary Five Class!



Numeracy - May - June 2021

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


Count forwards and backward in multiples of 3,4,5,6,7,8,9, within 100.

Understand the equivalence of fractions where the numerator is 1.

Use division facts to find fractions of quantities.

Find out what must be added/subtracted to any 3-digit number to make the next higher/lower multiple of 10 or 100.

Find doubles and multiples of 10 and 50.

Use written multiplication to multiply a 3-digit number by a single digit number.

Solve a range of written and mental problems, selecting the appropriate operation.

Calculate the input/output or operation within a given function machine.

Compare different ways of spending a fixed budget within £100.00

Calculate estimated costs by rounding prices.

Discuss ways of managing money effectively.

Learn the 6, 7 and 9 times multiplication facts as repeated addition and arrays. Year 5 will derive the corresponding division facts, using their understanding of the inverse operation.


Discuss, estimate and measure length in mm and cm.

Convert between mm and cm.

Know and use gram equivalents of 1kg, ½ kg, ¼ kg, ¾ kg and 1/10 kg.

Know and use millilitre equivalents of 1l, ½ l, ¼ l, ¾ l and 1/10 l.

Use the relationship between hours, minutes and seconds to convert time durations.

Use a thermometer to measure temperature in degrees Celsius to calculate temperature increases and decreases.

Shape & Space

Draw nets and use to construct a range of 3D shapes.

Calculate direction and amount of turn using simple maps.

Understand the need for a standard unit of turn smaller than a right angle.

Data Handling

Design and use a data collection sheet to investigate an identified issue, and evaluate its effectiveness.

Literacy - May - June 2021

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

Fiction Text Level Work

Writing informally in the style of messages and then slightly more formal in the style of a postcard.

Writing acrostic and haiku poems.

Non-Fiction Text Level Work

Know and understand the purposes of a persuasive text. 

Evaluate advertisements as a form of persuasive writing for their impact, appeal and honesty.

Explore tactics such as puns, jingles, alliteration to grab attention.

Sentence Level Work

Know the difference between a phrase and a clause.

Identify common punctuation marks; commas, speech marks and apostrophes.

Continue to revise and build on current knowledge and understanding of verbs, nouns, adjectives, adverbs and connectives.

World Around Us - May - June 2021

World Around Us (Topic Work) - Australia

Our Science, Geography and History activities will be based on the Topic of Australia

Some of the activities include:


  • Exploring the continents and oceans of the world.
  • Mapping out the states and major, capital cities in Australia.
  • Researching information on a chosen state.
  • Looking at natural disasters that occur in Australia such as flooding, bushfires and drought.
  • Comparing the weather and taking temperatures between Belfast and Canberra (the two capital cities).

Science lessons on light and shadows.  We will be exploring the following:

  • Reflections
  • Refraction
  • Exploring how we see colours
  • Shadows

Contact Details

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

T: 028 8772 2250


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