Richmount Primary School  
105 Moy Road - Portadown - BT62 1QP l Tel: 02838 357929 

Primary 4 & 5 
 

Mr Clyde  
Teacher 
Mrs Kimber  
Teacher 
Mrs Wilson 
Classroom Asst 
Our class welcome display. Pupils used 'Think, Pair, Share' to ask questions and write a profile for their partner. Each pupil had to draw themselves wearing their school uniform. 
 
 
 

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In P3/4 this term we are learning: 

World Around Us 
 
Transport – through time, history of the bicycle, pneumatic tyre, types of transport, emergency services, transport around the world, road safety 
 
World War 2 – The start of the war (reason and effect of), the Blitz, evacuation, rationing, propaganda, roles in the war (men, women, children), WWII in Northern Ireland, famous leaders, weapons, V.E. Day 
Educational Visit – Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, Cultra in March 
- WWII day (dress up and WWII activities all day) in March 
 
Personal Development and Mutual Understanding 
 
Who influences me: advertising, opportunities for risk taking, right and wrong situations, bullying 
 
Circle Time: Class discussions about thoughts and feelings using ‘emotions puppets’ in a way that respects other members of the class. 
 
Homework 
 
Spellings – Red group will be set 8-10 spellings and Black group, 4-6 spellings on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday each week. They will be tested the next day in class. 
Friday Test – Each Friday all of the week’s spellings will be tested in class along with mental maths/tables from the week. 
Tables/Number Facts – Learn throughout the week in preparation for Friday test. 
Literacy Homework – A literacy homework will be set each Tuesday night. (All written homeworks must be signed) 
Numeracy Homework – A Numeracy homework will be set each Monday and Wednesday night. . (All written homeworks must be signed) 
Reading – Please discuss your child’s reading with him/her and sign their reading record book. 
Homework passes will be given out when a pupil 
achieves a full row of stars on their individual star 
chart. The homework pass must be stuck in the book 
to replace where the homework should have been. 
 
Spelling Activities – completed in the morning from Monday- Thursday. Any incomplete spelling activities will be sent home to be completed as homework on Thursday evening for Friday morning. 
Other Important Information 
 
Spelling Activities – completed in the morning from Monday- Thursday. Any incomplete spelling activities will be sent home to be completed as homework on Thursday evening for Friday morning. 
 
P5 swimming- P5 will be swimming every Tuesday of this term. Please ensure that they have appropriate swimming attire, towel, goggles (optional) and swimming cap for girls. 
Literacy 
 
Newspapers- Headlines, facts and opinions, layout of a newspaper article, looking at examples and topics of newspaper reports. 
 
Letter Writing –Letter layout, writing letters appropriate to WWII situations and settings, using correct text, punctuation and grammar. 
 
Diary Entries – Layout of a diary entry, write diary entries for soldiers and evacuees during WWII, use of past tense 
Historical stories – Novel study on Goodnight Mr Tom, comprehension work, understanding the importance of setting of time and place, story writing ensuring plot and characters are appropriate to the era. 
Reading and Writing-P4&5 will continue to read and discuss their reading within their guided reading groups three times a week. Children are to take the time between guided reading sessions to consolidate reading already set. 
Comprehension texts will also cover a range of genre. Children will experience a variety of writing tasks and will be encouraged to revise and edit their work so that it is the best they can produce. 
 
Spelling – Spelling activities from the Complete Spelling Scheme and Jolly Phonics. 
Number: 
P4: 
• Multiplication x2,3,4,5,10 
• Multiples of 2,3,4,5,10 
• Using brackets within multiplication 
• Fractions 1/2, 1/4, 1/3, 1/5, 1/10 
Angles: 
P4: Right, straight, full turns and comparing angle sizes 
P5: Acute, Right, Obtuse, Straight, Reflex, Full Turn and comparing and measuring angle sizes 
Measures: 
Length: P4: measuring cm/m and conversion 
P5: measuring mm/cm/m and conversion 
Perimeter and Area : P4: Perimeter of simple shapes with simple measures 
Finding the area by counting squares 
P5: Perimeter of simple shapes 
Finding the area by multiplying sides 
Weight: weighting objects in appropriate units of measure, reading scales, recording 
weights of objects, conversion of g/km 
Tables- P4: times tables P5: all times tables up to 12 and division 
 
PE 
PE- This will be on a Monday and Thursday. 
Please ensure that all clothing is clearly labelled and encourage your child to take responsibility for bringing their own kits on the correct day. It is recommended that your child brings a bottle of water on these days too. If a pupil forgets their kit they will sit at the back of another class and complete work while PE takes place. 
 
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