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This site is old and no longer updated and yet there's so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision.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


At last we are back at school !!! We are all so glad to get back together . After lockdown , it is important for us all to have time to restart and learn the new routines during this difficult time. COVID 19 means that we have to learn to wash our hands regularly , sanitise and keep our distance. We will also be restarting our learning with a focus on Literacy , Numeracy and Mental Health. This will be the basis of the Recovery Curriculum we will follow for the next few weeks. 



The children will begin revising and developing their place value by reading, writing and ordering larger numbers. The children will learn about rounding numbers and consider real life scenarios where this skill is useful. The children will then recap addition and subtraction, including decimal numbers. In English we will be trying to improve our vocabulary, studying synonyms and antonyms and improving our dictionary skills. We will also revise nouns, verbs and adjectives. The children will also focus on prefixes. We will have a big focus on reading, with some digital story telling based on our class novel. In our topic, The Deep Blue Sea, the children will learn about the damage plastic is doing to our oceans and consider ways that we can help. The children will also be brushing up on their geography as they look at the countries and capital cities of Europe.



In maths the children will learn about 2D shapes, investigating the properties of different shapes as well as revising the identification of the shape. Children will practice formal methods for multiplication and division completing a lot of times tables work in the process. In English we will continue to focus heavily on reading. The children will learn about homophones, direct and reported speech and proof reading. In PDMU we will focus on how our uniqueness is something to celebrate. We will also learn about the 32 counties of Ireland with the aim of being able to name them all by Christmas! There will also be some Christmas fun to look forward to in December!




How great it is to be back at school! P6 and 7 are getting tall! We wasted no time in March as we threw ourselves into fractions, continuing on from our zoom lessons during home learning. The children recapped finding equivalent fractions while also learning how to compare, order, add and subtract fractions too. In English we focused on reading skills as well as revising different kinds of nouns with the help of Miss Murray! The Easter break came too soon but not before an amazing visit from the Brennan's ice cream van! 



After Easter the children began learning how to multiply and divide by 10, 100 and 1000 before using these skills to convert measurements. In April we also revisited prime and composite numbers, using our brilliant tables knowledge to help us along the way. We also completed some writing for enjoyment with the children choosing a subject of interest to them to write about. Fun Friday made a comeback with a fun GAA day where the children got to practice taking points and hitting penalties! P7 also made their Confirmation this month and what a beautiful day it was. The pupils worked hard together in the build up, learning about the importance of the sacrament. 



May has saw the return of ActiSport, which we are loving every Thursday morning (check out the photos on the website!). We also welcomed back clubs! In maths we have continued to focus on converting measure. In English we are learning about proper adjectives, conjunctions and we are focusing on suffixes in our spellings. P7s have been tweeting their favourite authors as well as writing letters to their heroes. Fingers crossed we get some replies! It was great to catch up with our friends in Newcastle Primary with a zoom meeting, where the children got to chat and ask questions about life in lockdown and hopes for the future! 

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