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Ballykeel Primary School & Nursery Unit

Targeted Support Miss Hill

Miss Hill

Term 3

April, May and June

Primary 1

We will talk about punctuation marks in our reading book:

.   full stop          ?   question mark         ! exclamation mark.

We will continue to revise sounds and to use these to read and write simple words.

We will tell the o'clock time and play 'What time is it Mr Wolf?'.  We will continue to work with numbers to 10 and count to 15.

Primary 2

Please continue to revise spellings, read the reading book and word cards daily.  We focus on neat handwriting and correct letter formation, especially capital letters.  Our target this term is to improve story writing and to be able to write a simple sentence independently.  We use a capital letter at the start, a finger space between words and a full stop at the end of the sentence.

Primary 3

Please continue to listen to reading each night and revise spellings daily.  Remember to keep reading word cards.  This term we will continue to write simple sentences and use correct punctuation (a capital letter at the start and full stop at the end).  We will also use question words to write a question.  In Grammar we will learn to write plurals and recognise compound words.  We will match adjectives to nouns and adverbs to verbs.  We will search for other words for 'said' in our reading.  With all activities we will focus on neat handwriting.

Primary 5

Please continue to revise multiplication facts and number bonds to help improve speed of recall.  Fast and accurate recall will help us to solve number problems and complete number investigations.  This term we will focus on properties of 3D shapes and learn how to calculate the area and perimeter of 2D shapes.  We will look at real life problem solving (money and time calculations).  Further practical work using standard units of measurement will be completed.  The language of probability will be introduced. 

 

Term 2 

This term I will be supporting children from Primary 1, Primary 2, Primary 3 and Primary 5.  We will complete our activities in a small group, with useful resources and lots of help from Miss Hill.  

Primary 1 

January - February 

In literacy we will focus on Jolly Phonics, read big books and learn to recognise key words.  In number we will count to 15, recognise and write numbers to 10.  We will also make and label sets.

March - April

We are learning to sound out simple words and to read them.   We will read reading books and talk about the story.   For number work we will count forwards to 20 and count down from 10.  We will use Numicon to make numbers.  We will order numbers 1 to 10 and find missing numbers.

 

Primary 2

January - February 

To help improve our literacy skills we will continue to learn and use phonic sounds, read key words and learn spellings.  Each day we will read and talk about our reading book. 

March - April

We will continue to learn to spell and sound out words for writing.  When we write a simple sentence we use a capital letter and a full stop.  Our handwriting continues to improve and we will focus on correct letter formation.  We will read a range of fiction (story books) and non fiction (fact books).

Primary 3

January - February 

In literacy we will use Jolly Phonics to spell and read simple words.  Daily we will read and talk about our reading book.  For handwriting we will focus on forming letters correctly to produce neat work.  

March - April

We are learning about verbs and will look for these in our reading and writing.  Later we will read and  match opposites.   Weekly we will complete a simple dictation using our spellings.  We will continue to read fiction and non fiction books.

Primary 5

January - February 

In mathematics we will be introduced to formal multiplication and division.  Quick and accurate recall of tables will really help us to become confident with the new topics.  We will also be learning new problem solving skills.

March - April

We will start with recognising common fractions, labelling fractions of a shape, comparing fractions and finding the fraction of an amount.  We will complete word problems and a mathematical investigation.  We will continue to work on mental maths skills.

Homework

Each night at home please read the reading book.  Look for the title, read the blurb, talk about the illustration.  Primary 1 and 2

Try writing spellings with different colours on scrap pages or cardboard.  Look for spellings in the reading book.  Use a sharp pencil to complete written homework and read the instructions carefully.  Primary 3

Keep learning number tables (addition, subtraction and multiplication) until you can quickly and accurately recall the answer.  Primary 5

Term 1

This term at Ballykeel I am in the privileged position to be able to offer additional literacy and/or numeracy support to some P6 and P7 pupils. The aim of this additional support is to help the targeted pupils to achieve their full potential.

These children have been very carefully and systematically selected by analysing their scores in standardised tests (in English, Maths & Intelligence {I.Q.}) and with professional judgement from their class teachers. Pupils are taught in small groups of 8.

It is expected that most children should achieve Level 2, in literacy and numeracy, at the end of Key Stage 1 and a  Level 4, at the end of Key Stage 2.  We select children that we believe would not achieve this expected level without this additional support. A major aim, therefore, of these withdrawal groups is that selected children achieve the expected Level.

Withdrawal group teachers meet with parents twice yearly to explain the support being provided, share pupil targets and suggest ways that parents can support learning at home.

Miss Hill

 

Term 1 - August, September and October

It is great to have all the children back in school and we are really looking forward to this autumn term.  Everyone has settled back into the school routine and they are enjoying being with their friends again.  I look forward to working with the children and will appreciate your continued support.

Homework

Literacy

Daily homework will include spellings and reading.  One written homework will be set each week.  Please continue to practise reading and spellings each night.

Numeracy

Quick and accurate recall of number bonds (addition and subtraction) and tables (multiplication and division) is essential for success in maths.  Daily tables should be completed and frequently reinforced.  One written numeracy homework will be set each week.

Below is a brief outline of the work to be completed by each year group.  Continued parental support will ensure that each pupil progresses.

Primary 7   Numeracy

Place value

Revision of basic maths facts and operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division)

Mental maths strategies

Problem solving and investigation strategies

Primary 6   Numeracy

Place value - thousands, hundreds, tens and units

Mental maths strategies

Basic addition and subtraction

Common fractions

Problem solving

Primary 6   Literacy

Reading comprehension skills - to clarify (work out meaning of unfamiliar words/phrases) and to summarise (capture the main idea)

Grammar - alphabetical order, different types of nouns and verbs

Creative writing - writing postcards, limericks and extended writing on 'My favourite' thing to do.

 

Miss Hill

 

 

 

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