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, Numeracy and World Around Us Learning Intentions” for P7 pupils.
It is important that you take time to read these.
They will provide an insight into your child’s learning.
By the end of the first term in P7 pupils should be able to:
Literacy Learning Intentions
• Read ,write and spell words with spelling patterns, word beginnings/endings
• Use a dictionary and thesaurus to increase their vocabulary, investigate the origin of words.
• Identify and use nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs.
• Use parts of speech effectively and correctly.
• Understand the term, homophone, homonym and homograph.
• Identify homophones and use effectively in their writing.
• Recognise, understand and use the term plurals.
• Recognise, understand and use the term past participle.
• Recognise, understand and use the term alliteration.
• Recognise, understand and use the term adverbs.
• Differentiate between synonyms and antonyms.
• Identify similies in text.
• Ensure that correct grammar and punctuation are used at all times including speech marks, apostrophes and question marks.
• Proof-read to identify spelling and punctuation mistakes.
• Read and find information in a text.
• Identify the main idea within a text.
• Sequence and predict.
• Find similarities and differences.
• Use deductive reasoning and retrieval.
• Summarise, infer and distinguish between fact or opinion.
• Understand cause and effect.
• Listen actively and share opinions.
• Demonstrate an understanding of passages through discussion of events, the characters and the author’s intentions.
• Use key features of Narrative in their own writing. (Character/Setting/ Plot/adjectives / exciting verbs/ adverbs/pronouns)
• Plan and present a newspaper article(disappeared bridge).
• Write a report.
• Use vocabulary to create suspense within a story(Halloween Story).
• Write an Autumn poem using similes.
• Re-draft accurately.
• Develop their critical thinking, questioning and reasoning.
• Listen actively and share opinions.
• Ask focused questions.
• Give and respond to feedback.
• Justify opinions and conclusions.
Numeracy Learning Intentions
• Use and understand the terms factor, multiple and prime.
• Use and understand square, cubed and triangular numbers.
• Understand place value to two decimal points.
• Multiply decimal numbers by 10, 100 and 1000.
• Divide decimal numbers by 10, 100 and 1000.
• Add and subtract two digit numbers mentally.
• Demonstrate quick recall of multiplication and division facts up to 12 by 12.
• Demonstrate an understanding of analogue and digital time.
Number – Fractions
• Recognise and use every day fractions
• Understand and use vulgar fractions.
• Add, subtract and simplify fractions.
• Explore and understand the relationship between mixed numbers and improper fractions.
• Understand the relationship between fractions, percentages and decimals.
• Use a range of methods for collecting, classifying recording and presenting data.
• Interpret a variety of data collection sheets.
• Presentation of information – bar charts, scatter graph, block graph, table, tally chart, Venn diagram, Carroll diagram, decision tree.
• Understand, use and calculate the range, mean (average), median and mode.
Shape and space
• Name and describe common 2D and 3D shapes.
• Describe the properties of triangles and quadrilaterals.
• Understand and use the term tessellations.
Measures – perimeter and area
• Calculate the area and perimeter of regular and irregular shapes.
• Understand how to find the area and perimeter of a composite shape.
• Know, understand and use the formula for calculating area.
Maths investigative work
• Over the term pupils will have an opportunity to develop their problem solving skills while 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. Pupils will also have the opportunity to complete a maths trail around the city which will be linked to our World Around Us topic on Bridges.
World Around Us
This term our World Around Us topic is ‘City of Bridges’. We will be looking at local bridges as well as exploring those throughout the world. Children will have a better understanding of why we need bridges, the design of bridges and the process involved in building them. We will also focus on aspects of our city such as the art and influential people. We will be working closely with a local company, STEM aware who will be introducing the children to the world of engineering.
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, analyse patterns and relationships and evaluate their learning. Over the term P.7 pupils will be given worthwhile experiences in maths, literacy 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.
search for text and images from given digital sources, for example from internet sites or shared folders;
• access, select and import images from a range of given sources, for example from a camera, picture bank, clipart, the internet or their own artwork;
• create text or edit found text, altering its font, size, style and colour;
• create a document using a template, if appropriate, for example create a leaflet, greetings card, poster or comic;
• include a title or subtitles if appropriate;
• combine and position text and images appropriately, showing an awareness of
• scale an image proportionally;
• spell frequently used words accurately and use correct punctuation and word spacing; and
• demonstrate some awareness of referencing sources.
During this term the pupils will live their lives in the love of Jesus and begin to appreciate the importance of The Holy Spirit in their lives. They will be doing this through:
• The Spirit of Prophecy
• The call to be prophetic
• The Prophets – Elijah
• October is the month of the Rosary – introduce the mysteries of light
• Jeremiah hears the call – Fab Quiz
• Feast day of Mother Teresa
• Assembly preparation St Francis of Assisi
• Confirmation Year Book
• Sacramental Talk and Presentation in St Joseph’s Secondary School.
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