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St. Mary's Primary School, Stewartstown
Trocaire Healthy Breaks each Wed, Thurs, Fri during Lent. 20p each snack. Play your part. 
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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 on Wednesday and Thurday.

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

  • Traditional music on Tuesday

  • Orchestra on Thursday

  • P.E on Wednesday and Thursday

14th Mar 2018
Anne from the NSPCC came into school today to give the children some useful information...
12th Mar 2018
St Mary's children with their medals from the Irish Language Feis in Coalisland on...
5th Mar 2018
P5 and 6 pupils took assembly today and explained to the school the importance of...
28th Feb 2018
It’s Mr McGahan’s class this week who are busy preparing the snack and...
22nd Feb 2018
The Art Cart arrived at St Mary’s today for Mr McGahan’s class. The children...
20th Feb 2018
The tuneful P4,5,6&7 pupils today playing their instruments with Donald. A pure...

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 persuasive writing - identify and become familiar with key features of a persuasive writing. Write persuasive pieces including an advertisement and an argument for protecting rainforests.

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. Investigate directions with BlackCat Logo.


World Impact! The Rainforest and other regions around the world.

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 Henri Rosseau.

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.