Richmount Primary School  
105 Moy Road - Portadown - BT62 1QP l Tel: 02838 357929 
Primary 6 & 7 
Mr Clyde 
Principal Release P6&7 
Mr Hall 
Principal & P6/7 Teacher 
Mrs Capper 
Classroom Assistant 
Primary 6 
Primary 7 
PRIMARY 6/7 
 
Newsletter 
 
 
Personal Development and Mutual Understanding 
 
Personal Targets for 2016-17 –  
Olympic themed targets 
set to raise pupils’ Personal Bests over 3 targets,  
2 school 
related and  
1 outside school. 
 
Money Wise Topic- Linked to advertising, buying, baking and merchandising for coffee morning on Friday 21st October. 
 
What P6 & 7 Are Learning This Term 
Homework  
 
Spellings – 8 to 10 spellings will be set 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. 
Tables/Number Facts – Learn throughout the week in preparation for Friday test. 
 
Literacy Homework – A literacy homework will be set each Monday and Wednesday night. (All written homeworks must be signed for points to be awarded) 
 
Numeracy Homework – A Numeracy homework will be set each Tuesday and Thursday night. . (All written homeworks must be signed for points to be awarded) 
 
Reading – Please discuss your child’s reading with him/her and sign their homework diary. 
 
Numeracy  
 
Place value to hundreds of thousands (P7 – millions) 
 
Place value to 2 decimal places (P7- 3 decimal places) 
Multiplying and dividing by 10, 100, 1000 
 
Rounding to the nearest 10, 100, 1000 
 
Use of the 4 operations of number to 2 decimal places (P7- 3 decimal places) 
 
Rounding to the nearest whole number 
 
Relationship between decimals, fractions and percentages 
 
Revise function machines, multiples and factors, inverse operations and square numbers 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Data Handling 
 
Surveys, tallying, traffic surveys, bar graphs, line graphs pie charts (P7), mean, mode, median, range, probability 
 
Tables- Multiply & Divide by 2-12 
 
Number Facts (Competencies) 
Revise place value of any whole number up to at least 5 digits (P7- six digits) 
 
Count, read, write and order whole numbers to 900’000 (P7- One million) 
 
Count, read, write, order and work with decimals two 2 decimal places (P7- three decimal places) 
 
Multiply and divide whole numbers and decimals by 10, 100, 1000 
 
Develop quick recall of multiplication and division facts up to 12x12 
 
•Round, estimate and approximate numbers 
 
Revise percentages. Find 25%, 50%, 75% (P7- 20%, 30%, up to 90% by finding 10% and multiplying appropriately 
 
Consolidate the relationship between fractions, decimals and percentages 
 
Literacy 
 
Reading and Writing-P6&7 will read and discuss their reading within their guided reading groups.  
This term they will cover a range of texts which will include – classic fiction, non-fiction, non-chronological reports, poetry, recounts, biography and autobiography. 
 
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. 
 
Grammar - Revise nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs. Prepositions, conjunctions, active and passive verbs, apostrophes for contraction and possession, use of colon and semi-colon. 
 
Spelling – Spelling activities from the Complete Spelling Scheme. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
World Around Us  
 
The Victorians – Queen Victoria, time line of main 
events of her reign, children in Victorians times, 
factories, the Great Famine, inventions – with a focus 
on engineering (science and technology link) 
 
Educational Visit – Ulster American Folk Park 
“The Famine Trail” – focusing on emigration from 
Ireland. 
 
Art- William Morris art from the Victorian era. 
 
Impact- Explore rainforests, desert, polar lands and consider man’s impact on each. Electricity- impact on life today. 
 
Energy Resources- impact on the environment. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
In the World Around Us P6/7 have been learning about the impact of Volcanoes and earthquakes on people and places around the world with Mr Clyde. In art we made volcanoes from newspaper and mod-roc, then painted and varnished them, before erupting them using baking soda, vinegar, red food colouring and fairy liquid. Everyone enjoyed creating their chemical reaction and sitting in a smelly room for the rest of the day! 
 

Mr Hall's Class Visit the Ulster American Folk Park  

As part of their WAU topic on the Victorians, P6/7 visited the Ulster American Folk Park in November. Whilst there, they followed the Emigration trail plotting the journey of various people to the New World (America). The pupils visited the various houses on the Irish side of the park, boarded the Brig Union and landed in the New World. During the visit they looked specifically at the Push and Pull factors which encouraged many Irish/Ulster Scots folk to head west in the search of a better life. The guide at the weaver’s cottage gave the pupils a super demonstration of how raw wool straight from a sheep is transformed into thread and eventually woven into cloth. 
IZAK9 launches in P6/7! 
 
In P6/7 Mr Clyde has been using our new IZAK9 cubes to develop pupils’ thinking skills, mental maths and problem-solving. In groups, pupils are given 9 cubes to build a wall and solve problems from a series of tasks from an interactive programme. 2 robots called Helix and Abacus introduce the challenge and pupils are given a certain time to work together and try to complete the challenge. A team-leader is chosen each week in the group to organise their strategies and how they can best solve the task. They report back to the whole class at the end of each stage. Pupils are encouraged to ‘plan, do, review’ to guide their thinking. The P6/7 pupils love working with the cubes and think it makes maths ‘fun’! One of the greatest challenges is getting all 27 cubes placed correctly in the box at the end so as each face of the large cube shows a 2D shape! 
Primary 6/7 Classroom Displays 
Useful Websites for Primary 7 Children 
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