Welcome to our P6 page!
Welcome to the 2017-18 Primary 6 webpage. Our teacher is Mrs Meekin and we are assisted in P6 by Miss Mawhinney.
It was great to meet some of the P6 parents during our 'Meet the Teacher' workshop in September. If you were unable to attend or have misplaced the handy hints and tips guide please click on the icons below to download.
Term 1: September - December 2017
In P6 we have got off to a very busy start. Within Language and Literacy our focus genre is recount writing, and we are working hard to become familiar with all the features of this genre in order to produce high quality written work. This is of course alongside many other skills being developed through our guided reading and spelling work.
As our Mathematics and Numeracy focus, we are working to develop confidence with all four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) within Number. We don't practise until we get it right... we practise until we can't get it wrong! Multiplication and division tables are a huge focus for Term 1, helping us achieve within fraction work. We will be working on digital and analogue time (both in 12 and 24 hour format!) and making plenty of time for mental maths games along the way.
The other subject areas will be developed through our theme. Our Term 1 theme, 'Unsinkable', is in collaboration with our friends in Mr McGinley and Mrs McNally's P6 classes in St Joseph's. This will provide us with lots of opportunities to explore perhaps Northern Ireland's most famous creation, developing our skills in STEM as well as important Thinking Skills and Personal Capabilities.
We are aiming to become independent thinkers this year, and part of this means bringing everything we need to school with us each day. This means homework diaries and homework books, library books and pencil cases each day, with a few extras for special lessons throughout the week:
- On Mondays we are lucky enough to have Eugene for cricket lessons, and so need our PE kits.
- We also have PE on Wednesday afternoons.
- Recorders are needed for Music lessons each Thursday.
- We have swimming lessons each Friday, and so need our Swimming kits and £1.50 then.
Thanks for stopping by to visit our page!
Please keep checking in for updates on our learning throughout the year, more information and photographs will be coming soon.