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Welcome to P6/7 Class Zone


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This site is old and no longer updated and yet there's so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision.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



Welcome to Primary 6/7.  

Keep checking back here to keep up to date on what is happening in and around our classroom.

Here we will post news articles about what we have been up to as well as any big achievements.

Have a look at our gallery to see some things we have created and see if you can spot any familiar faces.

What are we learning?



In literacy we will be focusing on famous authors, paying particular attention to Michael Morpurgo. We will learn about Michael and what inspired him to be a writer before studying his books and his style. We will look at what makes a good setting description before the children then write their own adventure stories. Our class novel will be Born to Run by Morpurgo himself. We will also learn about different kinds of nouns in P6 and P7 as well as learning about the different rules for spelling plural nouns. Other spelling rules we will study in P7 are prefixes such as auto and and anti while in P6 we will look at words with silent letters and the -ie, -ei pattern. The children will read both fiction and nonfiction texts and will complete comprehensions on various texts. Children who are completing the transfer will be revising and reviewing the literacy and maths curriculum.


Data Handling

explain their work orally and/or through writing and draw conclusions; • interpret a wide range of tables, lists, graphs and diagrams; create and interpret frequency tables, including those for grouped data; understand, calculate and use the mean and range of a set of discrete data (P7)


Primary 6 and 7 will be completing a lot of work on place value. We will be ordering and rounding numbers. We will also refresh addition and subtraction as well as revisiting all timetables.


2D shapes –regular/irregular shapes, types of triangles. P7 angles


We will be focusing on ourselves in the first term! We will consider what is important to us, what makes us who we are as well as studying the human skeleton and organs.


Keeping fit and healthy is so important. Swimming will be on Wednesday mornings and P6 and 7 will also complete the daily mile. Additionally, we will perfect be throwing and catching by playing various games, with the children coming up with some of their own. We will also complete fitness circuits.

UICT The children will be using Photospeak and Book Creator to recreate famous stories before creating their own.




In literacy the children will have many writing opportunities. The class will watch ‘The Windmill Farmer’ and use this as inspiration for their writing. They will take a walk in the shoes of the farmer, imagining how he would have felt at different stages of the story and writing from his point of view. They will also consider their own position on windmills, writing persuasive arguments to promote or warn against their use. The children will revise nouns, verbs and adverbs before learning about synonyms, antonyms and alliteration. They will use these devices in a range of Christmas activities, including when writing Christmas poems.



explore and predict patterns and sequences of whole numbers; follow and devise rules for

generating sequences;

  • understand and use multiples and factors and the terms prime, square and cube; appreciate inverse operations;
  • interpret, generalise and use simple relationships expressed in numerical, spatial and practical situations; understand and use simple function machines; • understand that a letter can stand for an unknown number.

Children will continue to develop and consolidate times tables knowledge.

Shape and space

  • construct a range of regular and irregular 2-D shapes; classify these through examination of angles and sides; recognise line and rotational symmetry; reflect shapes in a line; explore tessellations; name and describe common 2-D shapes; begin to understand congruence in 2-D shapes;
  • construct 3-D shapes; investigate the number of faces, edges and vertices on these shapes; name

and describe common 3-D shapes; explore the relationship between 2-D and 3-D shapes.

Shared education

Shared education gets underway this half term and the children will be learning about Japan. This learning will continue into the new year.


Children will complete art based on ‘The Windmill Farmer’ as well as completing Christmas art activities in class and for our Christmas play!


Keeping fit and healthy is so important. Swimming will be on Wednesday mornings and P6 and 7 will also complete the daily mile. Additionally, we will perfect be throwing and catching by playing various games, with the children coming up with some of their own. We will also complete fitness circuits. The children will also take part in class games.


The children will be using Photospeak and Book Creator to recreate famous stories before creating their own.




Our topic will be The Famine, children will explore the cause and consequences of the Irish Famine

Children will explore multiplication and learn how to multiply 2/3 digit numbers using the grid multiplication method. They will also continue to revise all times tables as well as revising division.

P6 children will be studying 3D shapes and learning about their properties, investigating faces, vertices and edges. They will explore the relationship between 2D and 3D shapes. Pupils will revisit symmetry.

Children will

  • know and understand the term ‘pronoun’
  • know and understand the term metaphor and compare with similes

Be aware of the differences between spoken and written language including;

  • Conventions to guide reader
  • The need for writing to make sense away from immediate context
  • The need for punctuation to replace intonation, pauses, gestures
  • Understand how the comma is used to embed phrases and clauses within sentences

Understand how to explore spelling patterns and generate rules e.g. when consonants are doubles, dropping an ‘I’ and adding ‘ing’

Know and understand the term antonym

Understand the term onomatopoeia

Children will read different myths and legends before writing their own


P7 children will be exploring their own interests. They will write a letter to people who inspire them as well as completing a homework project where they can choose a subject that interests them. They will present these projects to the class. They will also create presentations in school using PowerPoint on a subject matter of their choice.

P7 children will revise the rules and patterns of multiplication, including numbers with decimals. They will revise the names and properties of 3D shapes.

Review their knowledge and understanding of the work that words do in sentences

Revise and consolidate work from previous terms with particular emphasis on:

  • Investigating and formulation of spelling rules
  • Inventing and using mnemonics for irregular of different spellings

PE will be on Mondays with swimming on Wednesdays. Children will focus on invasion games as well as activities designed to improve fitness.

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Latest Photographs

Pop Art
Pop Art
Self Portraits in the style of Romero Britto
Self Portraits in the style of Romero Britto
Creation Display
Creation Display
Creation booklets
Creation booklets
Self portraits
Self portraits
Happy Birthday Frank
Happy Birthday Frank
Learning about large numbers is fun
Learning about large numbers is fun
What number can we make?
What number can we make?
Phonics work on the computer
Phonics work on the computer

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