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P5 Curriculum Meeting - St Mary`s Primary School, Granemore

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St Mary’s
Primary School
Primary Five
Aims
Welcome to St Mary’s!
 An outline of the Curriculum that your child
will be following in P5.
 to provide an overview of some of the topics
and activities that your child will be participating
in this year (Learning Plan)
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General Information
Morning
8 – 8.45 Breakfast Club
8.45am – Children can come into school
playground
9.15 – Bell for beginning of classes
After 9.15 am – marked late
Afternoon
Accompanied by teachers to school gate
General Information
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Dinners – Currently £2.30 per day, (in envelopes with
child’s name and class on Friday only. Please do not
enclose any other money for trips etc)
Breakfast Club – £1 per morning
Uniform
Full uniform should be worn at all times.
PE – Mondays(first term – wear full school P.E
uniform)
James McKernan- hurling
Swimming in Term 3
After School Activities
Learning Areas
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Literacy
Numeracy
The World Around Us
(Geography/History/Science)
The Arts (Music/Art/Drama)
Physical Education
Personal Development and Mutual
Understanding
Religion
Skills and Capabilities
Thinking Skills – Managing Information,
Problem Solving and Decision Making, Being
Creative
Personal Skills and Capabilities – Self Management,
Working with Others
 Through all curriculum areas
ICT school based assessment;
Incas now replaced by NILA and NINA.
Teachers training this month. (info leaflets)
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Assessment for Learning
 Sharing
Learning Intentions
(WALT and WILF)
 Working on individual areas of
improvement
 Assessment in third term.
PDMU
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Newest learning area in Revised Curriculum
Concentrates on developing children’s
knowledge, attitudes, skills, relationships,
behaviour, TSPC, emotional awareness, values
and life skills.
Living Learning Together Box
PDMU
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Self- esteem and Self- confidence: Recognise own abilities and
value them.
Feelings and Emotions: Recognise different feelings; understand
why we need to manage them in a positive and safe way.
Keeping Healthy and Safe: Healthy diets and lifestyle.
Relationships with Family and Friends: working together as
families and friends.
Rights and Responsibilities: Children’s Rights and Social
responsibility.
Learning to live as a member of the community: Role as a
member of the community and concern about the wider
environment.
Linguistic Phonics
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Whole school programme
Children should understand the relationship between
their spoken language and the written word.
Spellings given on Monday.
Dictation test on Monday spellings will be held on
the following week.
A particular sound is explored each week.
Important to work on spellings every night.
Incidental work very effective.
Reading
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Shared Reading
Book Banding Scheme
Novels as reading books
Develop comprehension skills and answering in full sentences.
Library Books – change once a week
Silent Reading
Important to develop a child’s interest in reading.
Reading activities in classroom.
Preparation of reading at home
Importance of reading a range of materials
Writing
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Variety of forms studied
Procedural, Report, Narrative, Explanation.
Poetry
Punctuation – capital letters and full stops
Handwriting
Word processing
Maths
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Number
Place Value to 9999
Addition and Subtraction within 1000
Multiplication and division
Measures, Handling Data, Shape and Space, Problem
Solving
Lots of Practical Activity
Religion
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Alive O 5;
Beginning again
Our Christian Community
Parables and Miracles.
Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter
Saints Feast Days
Assemblies
Prayers
Homework
Aim
 To consolidate and reinforce the learning skills
and knowledge that has gone on in school.
 Spellings, Reading, Maths, English, other
activities related to class work
 30-45 mins
 Important to check and sign homework and
homework diary to be signed every night.
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Reporting to Parents/Assessment
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Parent/teacher meeting 4th December.
Meeting may be arranged with teacher by
appointment.
Literacy/Numeracy jotters sent home every few
weeks to be checked and signed by parent.
Assessment
Weekly dictation tests.
Weekly mental math tests.
Other information
Child’s name on all school uniform.
Lexia and mymaths used as part of homework in
P5. Please ensure your child treats this as their
homework.
Reading diary to be signed when child completes
his/her reading. Also check folders for notes.
Encourage lots of supplementary reading of library
books etc.
Primary Five
Thank you
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