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

Primary 4 & 5 
 

Mr Clyde  
Teacher 
 
Mrs Wilson 
Classroom Asst 
Our P4/5 Class Welcome Board. Each pupil drew a caricature of themselves and wrote a personal profile. 
 
The children loved drawing Mr Clyde, Mrs Kimber and Mrs Wilson for our Welcome Board! They were urged to be kind to us!! 
 
 

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Other Important Information 

School Exams-week beginning 21st May. Pupils will be tested in spelling, number facts, numeracy, literacy and comprehension. 
 
Class trip-A class trip has been booked for Monday 11th June along with P7 to Windsor Park, Belfast. Pupils will be given a tour of the National Football Stadium and also participating in various workshops organised by the IFA. 
 
PTA Fun Night-This event will be held on Thursday 21st June from 6.30pm on. Tickets for each event will be sold on the night at a cost of 50p each. 
 
NSPCC Assembly-18th May. The team from NSPCC will be holding workshops for pupils about safety on-line with a focus on social media. 
 
PE- This will be on a Tuesday and Friday. 
10 step award scheme-Mr Clyde will be taking pupils over the next weeks on a Monday and Tuesday for this element of PE so pupils need to bring trainers on these days each week. 

In P4/5 this term we are learning: 

Angles-recognise acute, right, obtuse, reflex and complete turns 
P5-measure and draw angles with a semi-circular protractor 
Direction-identify clockwise, anticlockwise and main compass points 
Coordinates-reading coordinates to locate on a grid 
Division-P4 grouping in 2s, 3s, 4s, 5s, 10s up to 999 
P5-division of 2-12 with and without remainders up to 9999 
Fractions (P5) add and subtract fractions with the same denominator and finding a common denominator 
Length, Area and Perimeter – Using rulers and other equipment to measure length, finding area and perimeter by counting squares and using equations. 
Weight and Capacity – measuring in g, kg and unit conversion, measuring in ml, l and unit conversion, reading scales and jug levels and relevant problem solving. 
Tables- P4 – x2,3,4,5,10 ÷2, 3, 4, 5, 10 P5 - Multiply & Divide by 2-12 
Heinemann Active Maths – Problem solving on current maths topics. 
Chloe working hard  
Homework 
 
Spellings – P5 will be separated into Red group (8-10 spellings) and Black group (4-6 spellings) and P4 will all learn 8-10 spellings each night (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday). 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. 
Our Goals-in PDMU we discussed what a goal is 
and set 2 goals for the year ahead 
Personal Development and Mutual Understanding 
 
Money Matters-our basic needs and our right to have those met, differentiate between needs and wants, responsible attitudes to using money, learn responsible ways of managing money 
 
Circle Time: Class discussions about thoughts and feelings using ‘emotions puppets’ in a way that respects other members of the class 
World Around Us 

Materials, Textiles and Fashion: 
 
Materials and Textiles – Investigating types of materials and where they are used, classifying textiles, tracking a textile from raw material to product, textile industries in Northern Ireland, advantages and disadvantages of textiles, investigating textile properties using experiments, designing a fair test 
 
Fashion – Clothes around the world, clothing through the ages, fashion in the 1900s, considering how textiles can be combined to make clothing, creating advertisements for a new clothing product, clothes in the shops, design and create an outfit 
 
Visitors – Robert Davidson (working in a clothes shop, buying for a shop to sell and measuring to fit) 
Using Skype Technology the pupils will be given the opportunity to chat to Eoghan Barry, an Irish fashion designer from Limerick. 

 
Grammar – apostrophes for possession and contraction (P5) plural possession 
Novel Study – ‘How Green Was My Mouse’ by Dick King-Smith 
Advertising – investigate a range of adverts and how they persuade people to buy their products. The children will become aware of the purpose of adverts, devices used in adverts along with creating an advert for a fashion brand. 
Letter Writing-read and discuss formal and informal letters, use of connectives in letter writing, writing a letter to an author 
Stories from the Past-read and discuss stories from the past, powerful verbs in writing, writing a letter about a character, making adjectives count, planning and telling a story 
 
Reading and Writing-P4&5 will read and discuss their reading within their guided reading groups two 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 Jollyphonics 
Kaitlyn working in literacy  
Max and Alana working hard in class. 
Mrs Wilson working with a group in literacy. 
Mr Clyde reading with a group of P4 pupils 

Art/Technology 

Clay hedgehogs, woollen hedgehogs, 3D leaves, Eatwell plate, wooden spoon scarecrows, apple printing, design and build tractor to test for speed and friction, farm scenes, design own farm packaging. 
 
Nasi creating her ‘Eatwell Plate’  
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. 
We love playing Unihock 
in PE! 
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. 
Chris from ‘Fit Kidz’ coaches P4/5 to give them the opportunity to experience different sports and allow them to work on their fitness levels. Each week pupils will participate in football, rugby, volleyball, netball, basketball, American football, cardiac and circuit exercises and boxing. The pupils really enjoyed week 1 and worked hard for 3 minutes at each exercise station. There were lots of red faces at the end of PE! 

 

In P4/5 we have been very busy in Technology designing and building our model tractors from junk materials. Each pair was given the task of using a range of materials to plan and build a model tractor which will be tested for speed and durability on our class ramp in science. We have been learning all about tractors in the World Around Us with Mr Clyde including makes and models, design, uses, safety and the 3 point linkage system still in use today invented by Harry Ferguson. 
Sarah-Jayne planning her farm design. 
Thomas and Harry reading about ‘Jobs on a Farm’…and dreaming of one day owning their own farm! 
Asda Visit 

P4/5 visited by 2 goats! 
 
 
As part of our farming topic Oliver’s mum brought to school 2 pet pygmy goats called Ralph and Margaret. The breed originated in Africa and Oliver has owned them for around a year. P4/5 were very excited to have 2 extra pupils in school and spent time brushing their coats and feeding them meal, bread and biscuits. 

 
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