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Dungannon Primary School

Primary 5 SA

Welcome to Mrs Alexander's Primary Five Class!



Numeracy - January - February 2022


Order, round and understand the value of numbers within 9999.

Know the use of zero as a place holder.

Develop a standard written method for vertical addition (no carrying, then with carrying), and subtraction (no exchange, then with exchange),  of Th H T U estimating the answer before calculating.

Mentally add/subtract 100 to/from multiples of 100 within 1000.

Mentally add/subtract multiples of 100 to/from multiples of 100 within 1000.

Mentally find what must be added/subtracted to/from multiples of 100 to make 1000.

Mentally add/subtract a single digit to/from a 2 digit number, bridging the 10.

(34+7, 43-8)

Mentally add/subtract two 2 digit numbers within 100, without bridging 10.

Use written multiplication methods to multiply a 2 digit number by 2, 3, 4, 5.

Understand the 6 and 8 times multiplication facts as repeated addition, and as arrays. Develop quick recall, using understanding of commutativity, and knowledge of 3 and 4 times facts. Derive corresponding division facts, using understanding of inverse relationship.

Multiply any whole number by 10, answers within 9999, using concept that digits move one place to the left, as the value of each digit becomes 10 times larger.



Find perimeter of simple shapes, by finding total of lengths of sides.

Estimate and measure irregular areas in cm2 by counting whole, half and part squares.

Consolidate reading the time at 5 minute intervals. Explore monthly calendars.


Shape &Space

Investigate nets of cubes and cuboids by opening up boxes.

Reflect a shape or design using one line of symmetry (horizontal, vertical or diagonal).

Sort, name, recognise and describe 3D shapes, using number of faces, number and length of edges, number of vertices.

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Literacy - January - February 2022

Writing Units

Fiction: Based on the book The Lost Happy Endings by Carol Ann Hardy

Understand the term ‘genre’ and know there is a range of genre within fiction.

Know the main features of fantasy stories.

Write own ending to a fantasy story.

Organise writing into paragraphs.

Use adjectives in writing to add more detail.



Prepare for factual research

Carry out own research using the Internet on a given topic.

Scan texts to locate key words, phrases and facts.

Record researched facts and information in an appropriate way.

Sentence Level Work

Revise nouns and adjectives.

Compare adjectives on a scale of intensity.

Understand how the apostrophe is used to show possession.

Explore conjunctions in sentences.

Word Level

Explore alternative words for ’nice’.

Understand gender words e.g. king/queen, fox/vixen

Understand that vocabulary changes over time e.g. frock, wireless etc.

Extend understanding of prefixes.

World Around Us - January - February 2022

World Around Us (Topic Work) -

Our Science, Geography and History activities will be based on the topic of Ancient Egypt.

These are some of the activities we will be involved in:

  • Map work – where is Egypt?
  • River Nile
  • Hieroglyphics
  • Egyptian homes
  • Egyptian clothing
  • Pyramids
  • Mummification
  • Completing a series of practical science activties.


We will be creating a short film in Literacy connected to the book The Lost Happy Endings by Carol Ann Hardy.  We will use iMovie and Green Screen by Do Ink.

Research facts about the River Nile using the Internet to create a presentation using Google Slides.


Contact Details

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

T: 028 8772 2250


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