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St Josephs Tyrella

Welcome to P6/7 Class Zone

May - June

Can you believe we are here already?! Summer term is upon us, the P7's last term at St Joseph's Tyrella. They will be hvaing lots of fun, including painting and working on the school grounds, the leaver's assembly and many fun days in between. 



In maths we will be finishing off any incomplete topics and revising all others before our Summer assessments. This will include looking at different areas of shape and space as well as percentages. 



Pupils will continue with their narrative writing focus in the Summer term, this time combining what they learnt about writing the start, middle and end of a story to writing an entire piece. The children will continue working on spelling, punctuation and grammar and revise what they have covered already this year. They will then complete reading andf writing assessments. 


We will continue with our Famine topic as we haven't yet completed it. The children will learn about the cause of the Famine as well as the consequences of it. They will seek to understand the devestating effect it had on Ireland and how it stills shapes the country today.


We will continue with our Grow and Love programme. The class will attend mass via the webcam on Monday mornings with Fr Fleck.


GAA will continue on Fridays. We will be having gymnastic lessons every Thursday morning this half term. 


Tin whistle and guitar with Brian on Tuesday mornings.


Pupils will continue to explore various digital audio apps and will also be coding this half term



March - April

It's that time of year again when the dawn chorus can be heard, a host of golden daffodils can be seen and the world seems a little happier! We hope to be happy in our learning in P6/7 this half term, read on to see what we will be getting up to.


The children will begin by gaining understanding on factors, multiples and prime numbers. The pupils will identify factor pairs of numbers, understand what makes a prime number and identify them. They will learn about multiplying and dividing by 10, 100, 1000 and solve problems using these skills. Problem solving across the maths curriculum will be at the forefront of our learning this half term. We will also be perfecting our tables knoweldge, using Hit the Button and J2Blast to help with this, why not try at home with your child!


P6 will learn about pronouns, understanding what they are and being able to idenitfy them in sentences. The class will revise spelling patterns such as adding -ing and silent letters. They will continue their writing journeys by studying the middle section of a story, understanding the features of the middle of a story, before writing their own. The pupils will continue to harness their reading skills with group and individual reading as well as various comprehension exercises. 


We will continue with our Grow and Love programme. P7 will prepare for Confirmation. The class will attend mass via the webcam on Monday mornings with Fr Fleck.



The children will get the chance to create their own animations and will continue to explore different music applications.



GAA will continue on Fridays. We will be having gymnastic lessons every Thursday morning this half term. 


Tin whistle and guitar with Brian on Tuesday mornings.


We will learn about the Famine this half term. 


Jan - Feb


In maths, P6/7 pupils will begin by learning about division, understanding the concept before practicing the formal written method. The children will then learn the steps of dividing and multiplying by 10,100 and 1000, inlcuding numbers with up to 3 decimal places. Other objectives for this half term include:

to understand what a square number is; To find the square of any 1 or 2 digit number; To understand what prime numbers are; To find prime numbers between 1 and 100.



The children will continue learning about narrative writing. Having focussed on opening a story and describing a setting in the first term, the pupils will now look at the features of the middle of a story, including character building. Reading will be as important as ever, with class reading, group reading and individual reading for pleasure being a real focus for the children. Children will continue to develop their comprehension skills, as well as working on various aspects of punctuation, spelling and grammar. 



The pupils have thoroughly enjoyed their time exploring digital audio apps so far this year and will continue to develop these skills this half term. 



PE will continue to be on Wednesdays and Fridays, with GAA sessions moving to Friday afternoons. 



The children will learn about The Famine, focussing on the effects of a lack of basic resources on a place and on people’s lives, investigate a geographical and social issue from different perspective and study reasons for and effects of the Famine. 


Tin whistle and guitar with Brian on Tuesday mornings.


November - December


In maths we are focussing on fractions this half term. We will be comparing and ordering fractions whose denominators are all multiples of the same number. As well as this the children will identify, name and write equivalent fractions of a given fraction and add fractions with the same denominator and denominators that are multiples of the same number. 

The children will use a formal written method to subtract numbers including decimal numbers, revising skills they have mastered in previous years. They will use rounding to approximate answers before calculating the totals.


The children will be writing their own stories with a particular focus on settings. We will look at setting descriptions within a range of novels and explore what makes a good setting description before practicing our own. Then the children will create their own setting for their very own stories! Our class novel will be Harry Potter and the Philospher's Stone, one of Mr McEvoy's personal favourites! 


We will be heading to outer space this half term as we learn about our solar system. The children will work together to research the planets and find out how they are different to earth. We will read the book Counting on Katherine, the story of the amazing scientist and mathematician Katherine Johnson who helped get man on the moon safely. 


GAA will continue with Liam on Wednesdays. On Friday's the pupil will work to build physcial fitness by completing a different workout each week! Check out the website for updates on this!


Tin whistle and guitar with Brian on Tuesday mornings. The children will also sing with Mrs Boyd.


How could we forget Christmas?! In December the pupils will enjoy many Christmas tasks and activities!

September-October 2021

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 challeneged 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. 


In this topic the pupils will be learning about themselves! They will learn about their bodies, studying the skeleton and focusing on the make-up of the eye. The children will learn about healthy eating and how important it is for our health that we eat healthy balanced diets. As well as considering our physical properties the children will consider our mental wellbeing and how we can maintain that. We will also consider where we come from and how that place has changed over time.


The children will be refining their digital story telling skills this term, using apps such as Book Creator.

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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