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Model School Primary School, Northland Rd, County Londonderry

P7 - Mrs. E O'Donnell

WELCOME TO Primary 7

Class Teacher: Mrs O’Donnell

Classroom Assistants: Mrs Moore and Ms Barrett

We are now at the beginning of Term One and at the start of a brand-new school year in St. Oliver Plunkett Primary School. Our learning will be jampacked with lots of interesting and thought-provoking topics. Our learning will be complimented by taking part in various courses and trips.  Primary 7 is a year full of opportunity! The children will take part in musical performances, lead liturgical celebrations, represent the school in competitive sports and contribute to the wider life of our school.  It really is a fantastic year where we will make lots of wonderful memories.

Homework is set daily, and details are posted to Google Classroom. Children will complete a maths, English and spelling activity each evening.


Reading Record to be maintained each week – parental contributions are still vitally important in P7.


Spellings/Tables: Monday to Thursday activities to be completed for assessment on a Friday.


Mental Maths: We use Hit the Button daily to maintain and practise knowledge of times tables. We use Daily 10 each day to increase speed and accuracy in adding, subtraction, dividing, multiplying, ordering, fractions, partitioning, valuing etc. We use problem of the day to enhance our problem-solving skills and to enable children to think differently about problems.

Numeracy: Place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and fractions will be covered this term. We will also be exploring different mental calculation strategies as well as how to select the most effective method for calculations in problem solving.

Reading: Pupils will continue to read novels and/or Tree Tops as instructed by class teacher. Our class novel is Wonder by RJ Palacio. Silent Reading will be encouraged every day for 15 minutes per day. Pupils should also read aloud to an adult/sibling, where possible, every evening. Pupils will be encouraged to read and understand fiction and non-fiction texts.


Writing: Children will use storyboards and will rewrite incidents from a story or novel from another character’s point of view. They will use a variety of techniques including persuasive, procedural and recount across a variety of situations.

Handwriting: The children will continue to improve joined writing and will evaluate their work.

P.E. lessons are held on Monday and Friday.

WAU TopicThe topic for term one is Fair Enough. This is a great topic which gives the children the opportunity to develop an awareness of the imbalance existing in the wider world. They will develop an awareness of global issues and understand how these issues impact their lives. They will also develop respect for self and others through deeper understanding of other cultures. This is an interactive and hands on topic, therefore some home help will be required. As always, we really appreciate your help and support.