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Mid-Term Break Just a quick reminder to all families that the school will be closed next week for mid-term and re-open on Monday 5th June . Enjoy the break ! 
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Welcome to P6/7 Class Zone

January / February

The start of a new term and a new teacher has arrived !! Welcome Miss Brennan !! The New Year has started with a fresh start in P6/7 . The children are getting use to the changes and settling into a new term. Good Luck to Miss Brennan and her wonderful class !!


In maths the children will learn about 3D shapes. We will also focus on data handling skills. Children will practice formal methods for multiplication and division completing a lot of times tables work in the process. Weekly homework will continue to focus on concepts learnt in class,

In English we will continue to focus heavily on reading. The children will learn about homophones, suffixes, direct and reported speech and proof reading. Remember to encourage your child to reas at home every night.

We will be completing our Under the Sea topic in World Around Us lessons. In PDMU we will focus on how our uniqueness is something to celebrate and will also participate in anti-bullying week. We will also learn about the 32 counties of Ireland with the aim of being able to name them all by Christmas!

There will be some Christmas fun to look forward to in December! We also have the long awaited return of the Christmas play to look forward to this year and all P6/7 children will be hard at work learning lines. stage directions and songs! We can't wait!

PE days are Tuesday and swimming lessons on Thursdays. 

September-October 2022

Another Summer gone and here we are, back and raring to go! Let's take a look at what we will be learning in P6/7 in the first half term.


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. 



The Deep Blue Sea, the children will learn about the damage plastic is doing to our oceans and consider ways that we can help. They will also learn about the strange and wonderful creastures that dwell in our oceans and will use technology to create reports on these animals. 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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