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St Josephs Tyrella

Welcome to P6/7 Class Zone

January  / February 2024

What a busy two months we have ahead of us ! Confirmation is on the 28th of February and the Primary 7 pupils will be working hard to prepare for this special sacrament. We will be hosting our first shared education lesson in St Joseph’s and with our focus on PE and Dance, everyone is excited for what lies ahead!


In topic maths we will be focussing on time, the children will be challenged to recall time facts, revise digital and analogue readings, to tell the time in 5 minute intervals, to tell the time in 1 minute intervals and to know when to write am and pm. The children will also be learning to identify an unknown 2D shape, given information regarding its properties: number and relative lengths of sides, number corners, number of lines of symmetry, and size of angles.

In number the children will be focussing on place value, working with larger numbers. The P6 children will be comparing, ordering, reading and writing numbers to up one million with the P7 boys and girls working with numbers beyond one million. We will also revise addition and subtraction and the steps required to complete these calculations.


In literacy the children will learn to understand that grammar is about the order of words in sentences, to investigate word order by examining how far the order of words in sentences can be changed. They will study nouns and verbs and understand the relationship between the two, as well as tense consisitency and avoidance of double negatives. 

In spellings we will investigate and problem solve the rules governing pluralisation of nouns and extend understanding of the meanings and spellings of words using prefixes, e.g. auto, bi, trans, tele, circum.

The children will complete a large variety of reading tasks and will read all the time in class. I would encourage all children to be reading at home every single night. The children will have a group novel and a class novel that we will read and study together. 



Healthy me is the toipic this term. We will be looking at what we need to stay healthy

The children will also be brushing up on their geography as they look at the countries and capital cities of Europe.

Home learning links

Useful websites for home learning

Below is a list of useful websites that you can access from home to help your child. Find many more by following this link

Phonics play

PhonicsPlay is currently letting everyone sign on for free. Username: march20 password: home. Great to learn or revise sounds. 


Twinkl are also offering free access with the code CVDTWINKLHELPS. Twinkl offers resources for all subjects from P1-7.

Khan Academy
Especially good for maths and computing for all ages but other subjects at Secondary level. Note this uses the U.S. grade system but it's mostly common material.

BBC Learning
This site is old and no longer updated and yet there's so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision. No TV licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer.

Free to access 100s of courses, only pay to upgrade if you need a certificate in your name (own account from age 14+ but younger learners can use a parent account).

For those revising at GCSE or A level. Tons of free revision content. Paid access to higher level material.

Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.

Creative computer programming

Ted Ed
All sorts of engaging educational videos

National Geographic Kids
Activities and quizzes for younger kids.

Learn languages for free. Web or app.

Mystery Science
Free science lessons

The Kids Should See This
Wide range of cool educational videos

Crash Course
You Tube videos on many subjects

Crash Course Kids
As above for a younger audience

Crest Awards
Science awards you can complete from home.

iDEA Awards
Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.

Paw Print Badges
Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.

All kinds of making.

Prodigy Maths
Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.

Cbeebies Radio
Listening activities for the younger ones.

Nature Detectives…/
A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!

British Council
Resources for English language learning

Oxford Owl for Home
Lots of free resources for Primary age

Big History Project
Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.

Geography Games
Geography gaming!

Blue Peter Badges
If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.

The Artful Parent
Good, free art activities

Red Ted Art
Easy arts and crafts for little ones

The Imagination Tree
Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.

Toy Theater
Educational online games

DK Find Out…
Activities and quizzes

Click CEOP

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