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Ballykeel Primary School & Nursery Unit
Details on the Incredible Years Programme are available below
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Targeted Support Miss Hill

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

May to June 2018 

P4  Numeracy 

Exam revision - Number, Mental maths, Shape and Space, Measures and Data Handling

Measures- capacity, length and weight

Review of addition and subtraction with exchange

Further work on sharing

Problem solving challenge

P5 Literacy

Exam revision for end of year exams - Grammar, Spelling, Comprehension and Creative Writing

Writing - Instruction and Explanation texts

Grammar - recording speech

Talking and Listening - School Bell poem, giving instructions and explanations 

Reading - focus on taking AR tests

P5 Numeracy

Exam revision for end of year tests - Number, Mental maths, Shape and Space, Data handling and Measures

Compass points and turns

Measures - capacity, weight and volume


Problem solving challenge

Revision of multiplication sums

March to April 2018

P5 Numeracy

Division - division of 2 and 3 digit numbers, with remainders

Number - fractions, decimals and negative numbers

Measures - weight, cubic volume

Shape - 3D shapes and nets

P5 Literacy

Questions - interview sports personality (link to creative writing), role of the questioner (reciprocal reading)

Grammar - comma, apostrophe, homophones and speech direct/reported

Comprehension - writing detailed answers, continued promotion of AR - reading books and taking tests

P4 Numeracy

Number - multiplication tables x2, x5 and x10, number sequence, fractions

Shape and space - directions, co-ordinates

Measures - standard units of measurements, using measuring equipment, recording measurements


January to Feb 2018


P5 Numeracy

Money - counting coins and notes, show an amount, at the shop and word problems

Fractions - common fractions, a fraction of a shape

Angles - types, measurement

Decimals - introduce decimal numbers, place value, order a set of decimals

Problem solving - skills and strategies to help solve problems

Revision of multiplication tables

P5 Literacy

Grammar - use of the apostrophe, homophones, verb tense and recording speech

Comprehension - inference and reciprocal reading skills

Creative writing - a poster advertisement, play script, presentation, poems and story writing

P4 Numeracy

Subtraction - subtract Tens and Units with exchange

Addition - addition of Tens and Units, word problems

Place Value - use Base 10 to show Hundreds Tens Units, record numbers correctly, read number names, sequence and order numbers

Multiplication - x2, x10 and x5 revise tables, simple word problems

Money - to work with money up to the value of one pound

Miss Hill

This year at Ballykeel I am in the privileged position to be able to offer additional literacy and numeracy to some P4 and P5 pupils. The aim of this additional support is to help the targeted pupils succeed in literacy and numeracy by achieving 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 6 to 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


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