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St. Mary's Primary School, Stewartstown

Things to remember in Mr McGahan's Class

Don't forget swimming classes over for the term

Remember to bring your PE bag with all your equipment (including your gum shield) on Friday

Place it beside your school bag on Thursday night! Be prepared.

  • Traditional music on Tuesday

  • Orchestra on Thursday

  • P.E on Friday 

20th Sep 2017
Mr McGahan's class enjoyed the lively and fun poetry workshop this morning at The...
15th Sep 2017
After school sessions commence Week beginning 18th September. Please check the timetable...
4th Sep 2017
We are off to a great start with our Eco Flag renewal this year when one of our P6...

What your child will be learning in Term 1


Investigate how characters and settings are built up.  Write character sketches.  Revise adjectives, adverbs, nouns,verbs, collective nouns, plurals, similes, suffixes, prefixes and compound words. Investigate rhyme patterns and figurative language in poetry.  Investigate Report writing - identify and become familiar with key features of a report. Write reports about an animal and Stewartstown including the main features. 

Handwriting: to practice to ensure consistency in size and proportions of letters.

Linguistic Phonics: 

P5 or,er,en,on, f, if, fe (irregular plurals), silent letters, air/are, short e sound.

P6 hard and soft g, silent letters, ie and ei, ay, ey, ai, a eigh, aigh, ei, prefixes, ch.


*Carry out activities to develop understanding in the following topics:

P5 - Read, write and order numbers to 10, 000.  Add, subtract, multiply and divide.  Learn times tables (2-12).  Round to nearest 10, 100, 1000.  Doubling.  Fractions of a number, equivalent fracions and introduction to decimals.  Length ( mm, cm, m, km, miles) and introduction to co-ordinates.

P6 - Read, write and order numbers to 1,000,000. Add, subtract, multiply and divide. Learn times tables (2-12) Round to the nearest 10, 100, 1000. Doubling. Fractions of a number, equivalent fractions and introduction to decimals. Length (mm, cm, m, km and miles) and introduction to co-ordinates. Roamer


Location, Location, Location!

Creative/ Expressive  Arts

Experiment with pencil and clay, modelling, impressing and engraving to make drawings. Look at faces and discuss the different types of emotion. Explore these emotions using a range of pastels.  Focus on the artist - JP Rooney /Martin Hasson.

Music- Learning how to play instruments from the Orchestra e.g. violin, viola, cello and double bass. Carry out activities from Music Express programme.

Gaelic Football/ Games/ Swimming.