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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 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

17th May 2018
P4-7 pupils entertained the school and parents this morning with all of the pieces...
 
 
 
11th May 2018
Primary 5/ 6 boys and girls enjoyed a fun and action-packed Gaelic football tournament...
 
 
 
4th May 2018
We are very proud of these children because they showed great working with others...
 
 
 
16th Apr 2018
Well done to the pupils who played for Stewartstown Harps at recent blitzes both...
 
 
 
12th Apr 2018
Spring has definitely sprung and daffodils are blooming. The April showers aren’t...
 
 
 
28th Mar 2018
Proud recipients of certificates at assembly for keeping to the Golden Rule ‘We...
 
 
 
 

What your child will be learning in Term 1

Literacy

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.

Numeracy

*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.

W.A.U.

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.