September – October 2017
The teachers at Rosemount Primary and Nursery School feel that it is important that parents are involved in their child’s learning.
Below you will find the planned “Literacy Learning Intentions” for Primary Six pupils. It is important that you take time to read these. They will provide an insight into your child’s learning.
By Halloween Primary Six pupils should be able to:
• Read, write and spell words with spelling patterns. (Refer to daily spelling lists.)
• Recognise and understand the term “Common noun”.
• Show an understanding of the term “Proper noun”.
• Show an understanding of the term “Gender noun”.
• Show an understanding of the term “collective noun.”
• Develop their understanding of the term “pronoun.”
• Recognise and understand the term “adjective.”
• Develop their understanding of “comparative and superlative adjectives.”
• Read and find information in a text.
• Identify the main idea within a text.
• Sequence and predict.
• Find similarities and differences.
• Summarize, infer and distinguish between fact and opinion.
• Listen actively and share opinions.
• Create a personal profile as a plan for written account.
• Create an acrostic poem based on the theme of Autumn.
• Use their knowledge and understanding of text to create a book review.
• Provide justifications and recommendations based on their own opinion.
• Create a detailed character description based on knowledge of text.
• Create a spooky story using music and pictorial stimulus.
• Use exciting vocabulary to create suspense.
• write a procedural text using bossy verbs on “How to make chocolate covered Apples.”.
• Edit and redraft written work showing an appreciation of purpose and audience.
Talking and Listening
• Develop their critical thinking, questioning and reasoning.
• Listen actively and share opinions.
• Ask focused questions.
• Give and respond to feedback.
• Justify opinions and conclusions.
• Weigh up pros and cons and experiment with ideas.
Below you will find the planned “Maths Learning Intentions” for Primary Six pupils. It is important that you take time to read these. They will provide an insight into your child’s learning.
Over the next seven weeks in Mathematics, Primary Six pupils will be provided with opportunities to:
• Demonstrate knowledge of multiplication facts.
• Calculate mentally + and – to discuss and compare ideas and methods with others.
• Apply knowledge of inverse operations.
• Apply knowledge to demonstrate quick recall of multiplication/division facts.
• Use multiplication facts to identify multiples and factors with confidence.
• Convert units of time between analogue and digital.
• Multiply and Divide numbers using 10, 100 and 1000.
• Mentally, use partitioning calculations to add and subtract.
• Read write and order numbers within 9999.
• Recognise that the position of a digit denotes its value.
• Approximate and round of numbers.
• Solve problems independently.
• Count, read, write, partition and order numbers.
• Explore the effect of multiplying by 10, 100 and 1000.
• Calculate using inverse methods of multiplying and dividing.
• Develop an awareness of decimal notation.
• Revise multiplication tables.
• To add and – numbers within 9999.
• To understand that + and – are inverse calculations.
• Explore the concept of rounding in the context of whole numbers and decimals.
• Estimate the value of numbers through place value and decimal place.
• Recall knowledge of time.
• Demonstrate an understanding of language associated with time.
• Explore time facts and durations to problem solve.
• Count in appropriate units of time measurement to find the difference between analogue and digital.
• Recognise times on the analogue and digital clocks and understand the relationship between the 12 and 24-hour clocks; use timetables.
• Record information in a variety of tables/charts.
• Present information gathered appropriately.
• Read and interpret a variety of information charts.
• Sort information using a Venn and Carroll diagram.
• Make an organised list or table to help solve a problem.
• Collect data and construct a suitable table/chart.
• Collect, classify, record and present data drawn from a range of meaningful situations, using graphs, tables, diagrams and ICT software;
• Interpret a wide range of tables, lists, graphs and diagrams; create and interpret frequency tables, including those for grouped data;
Maths investigative work
• Over the next seven weeks, pupils will have an opportunity to develop their problem solving skills, whilst carrying out various Maths investigations. These Maths investigations will have a real life dimension. Pupils will learn to use a range of problem solving strategies in order to solve Maths problems and reach solutions.
Thinking skills/Personal capabilities
Personal skills and personal capabilities underpin success in all aspects of life and at Rosemount Primary School we aim to foster these explicitly so that children are helped to develop self-management skills and the ability to interact effectively with others. Thinking skills are tools that help children go beyond the acquisition of knowledge to search for meaning, apply ideas, analyze patterns and relationships and evaluate their learning. Over the next six weeks P.6 pupils will be given worthwhile experiences in Maths and across the curriculum which will enable them to develop skills in:
• Thinking, problem-solving and decision-making
• Self management
• Working with others
• Managing Information
• Being creative.
Below you will find the planned “WAU Learning Intentions” for Primary Six pupils. It is important that you take time to read these. They will provide an insight into your child’s learning. Over the next seven weeks in WAU, Primary Six pupils will be provided with opportunities to:
• Extend their vocabulary.
• Draw on prior knowledge to explore the concept of evidence.
• Gain an understanding of the types of historical evidence which exist for events in history e.g. photos, eyewitness accounts, video
• Use different types of questions.
• Examine evidence and reach conclusions.
• Develop an understanding of Chronology.
• Experiment with ideas and questions.
• Develop an understanding of space facts and The Solar System.
• Identify scientific facts associated with Earth.
• Present research projects to their classmates.
• Understand how our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources.
• Investigate what space travel and NASA.
• Understand how their knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources.
Below you will find the planned “UICT Learning Intentions” for Primary Six pupils. It is important that you take time to read these. They will provide an insight into your child’s learning. Over the next seven weeks in UICT, Primary Six pupils will be provided with opportunities to:
Plan how to carry out a creating a factfile and brochure
Select appropriate software and functions
Explore brochures to generate ideas
Produce completed brochures showing all elements of findings
Research, select and evaluate information from the Internet
Explore factual information based on The Solar System
Plan task and select appropriate software
Integrate text, graphics, sound, still/moving image, animation to communicate and present information
Plan for a specific audience and purpose
Experiment with colour and design in an art package.
Know how to stay safe on the Internet in school and at home
Use ICT to communicate and exchange information e.g. Virtual Classroom, blog, wiki
Show an awareness of how to behave online
Exchange ideas and thoughts towards research and findings
Review work against success criteria and use ICT tools to make improvements
Select and organise work in My Documents to show my work in ICT
Create and manage folders in My Documents
Showcase work via display and class peers, share findings and experiences.