Primary 5

Primary 5  

Hello and welcome to Primary 5!

Numeracy

Maths is taught every day using a variety of learning approaches including: group, active, independent and paired work.  ICT is also incorporated into lessons using the interactive whiteboard in the classroom and the computers in the ICT suite.  We will be using active maths resources such as: whiteboards, games, number fans and flash cards to enhance learning through an active, hands - on approach.

Areas which will be covered in Maths include:

  • Number, Money and Measure
  • Shape, Position and Movement
  • Information Handling
  • Problem Solving
  • Mental Maths

 

Literacy

  • Handwriting is taught daily in class and children are encouraged to uphold a good standard of presentation throughout all of their written work.
  • We use the Ginn reading scheme and reciprocal approaches to develop children's reading skills
  • Spelling is taught three times a week and is also incorporated into homework activities
  • Writing is taught once a week and provides the children with an experience of writing in different genres
  • Book reviews will be covered in September of this year

 

Social Studies/ Technologies

  • From August to October our topic will be the geography based "A Portrait of Britain"
  • Electricity will be also be explored as a science based topic in the second term
  • In the new year we will be transforming our classroom into a historic learning environment through our interdisciplinary topic

Other Information

Homework will be given out on a daily basis.

 

Please ensure the homework diary is signed at the end of the week!

PE takes place twice a week, please ensure that your child has their full gym kit with them to allow them to participate.

Thank you for your continued support.

Please use your child’s homework diary as a means of communication.