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Ballykeel Primary School & Nursery Unit

Year 7

Welcome to our P7 page!!

There are two P7 classes in Ballykeel Primary in 2020/2021 year.  The P7 teachers are Mrs Gregg (P7SG) and Mr Hughes (P7JH).  Each class will have a designated Classroom Assistant.

We hope that this page will give you a flavour of life in P7.

We're sure that you can't believe that your child is about to begin their final year at Ballykeel Primary School.  Over the course of the year they will participate in lots of activities and routines to develop an independence for their own learning and preparations for school.  We trust that you would also encourage greater responsibility at home too.

 August - October

This term will be a busy one for some of our children as they will sit their Transfer Test during Term 1.  All our local secondary and grammar schools will hopefully have Open Mornings/Nights in January so please keep an eye on this page for dates and for links to the criteria for each schools as it is published.  It's important that you plan to attend these open nights as it will give your child an idea of what goes on in these various schools!

Topics this term:

The P7s will be boldly going where no one has gone before!  We will be finding out about Space this term, from planets and stars to the space race and moon landings.  If you have anything at home related to our topic, please encourage your child in their learning by sharing it with them.

In Literacy, we will spend time revising our grammar & punctuation.  We will be introducing strategies to improve our writing. During creative writing we will be looking at structuring paragraphs with the aim of composing a piece of recount writing based on our topic.  We will also write shorter pieces, including poetry, to help us to draft, edit and improve with increasing independence.  In maths we will be looking at Place Value, revision of basic maths facts and operations, mental maths strategies and problem solving strategies to help with Maths Investigations.

Please take time to revise table facts and number bonds with your child, to help benefit their number recall. 

School Supplies & Information

This is a very different start to a school year as you are well aware.  Your child should have the following items with them in school.  These will stay in school throughout the year. 

  • HB Pencils
  • Rubber
  • Sharpener
  • 30cm ruler
  • Pritt stick (not coloured)
  • Biro pens for marking (blue, black, red or green) – no gel pens please
  • Set of Colouring pencils

Please also send in a pump soap and a box of tissues for the classroom.

Your child can also have their own bottle of hand sanitiser, which will stay at their desk.  You may send a small tube of moisturiser if needed. 


At the moment, we will not be sending any homework home, but we will keep you up to date with this.  Those pupils sitting transfer have been supplied with a revision booklet which will help them to revise topics. 

You can help your child to revise topics at home by using online games and websites.  We recommend that you download the Overdrive App from Libraries NI so that you can ‘borrow’ e-books and audio books.  They have a great selection. 

The BBC Bitesize Website is also great for revising, and YouTube has lots of helpful videos.  Just search for the topic you are after. 

Keep revising table facts and number bonds, as this will improve speed of recall,

Whilst these are simple things, they will make all the difference to your child’s learning.

Hopefully this page will you a greater insight into P7 life.  We hope you have enjoyed looking through it.  Come back soon and see what else we have been getting up to as the term continues.

Mrs Gregg & Mr Hughes


Latest Photographs



25th Sep 2020
Millie is our Role Model this week.  She has a great attitude towards learning,...
25th Sep 2020
P7H role model of the week is Kathryn Smyth.  Kathryn always approaches her...
24th Sep 2020
Have a look at our fantastic astronauts.  They are floating in space over our...
22nd Sep 2020
Brooke and Joel received role models of the week as they were kind and helpful and...