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Primary 3/4 Flying Saucers

Earth Day Games - Mental Maths Fun

"Parlez-vous français ?"

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We have been learning to speak 'French'. Check out our video clip on counting to 10!

Verb finding. What verbs can you find in your book? Why are they important?






 - continuing to read for enjoyment and understanding.


Focus - inferenceCan your child read beyond the lines?

" An inference is an idea or conclusion that's drawn from evidence and reasoning."

"Readers who make inferences use the clues in the text along with their own experiences to help them figure out what is not directly said, making the text personal and memorable."


On-going - use of capital letters, full stops.

- reading with fluency and expression

- identify speech marks in reading and understand their purpose

- identify nouns, adjectives, verbs

- understand distinction between fiction and non-fiction

- spelling patterns


Writing Genres


Explanation writing

- use a variety of organisational devices - arrows, lines, boxes

- produce simple flow charts/diagrams that explain a process

- understand how paragraphing is used to organise ideas

- compare how information can be presented.


Instructional writing

- know what an instructional text is

- understand it can come in different forms, eg: recipes, plans, rules

- use of imperative (bossy/command) verbs

-  write instructions

- importance of correct sequence



- weekly targets in homework book 

Focus - time

o'clock, half past, quarter past, quarter to,

5 minute intervals past/to the hour

read analogue and digital

Problem Solving strategy - Look for a pattern

On-going - numbers within 100, 1000 addition/subtraction

2D, 3D shape

quarter turns, half turns, full turn, clockwise, anti-clockwise

counting in 2s, 5s 10s and connect to times tables


PDMU (Personal Development and Mutual Understanding)

Word of the month - LOVE



 - continuing topic of Space

Visit to Armagh Planetarium






Come inside!


We hope you enjoy a glimpse of what goes on in our classroom. There is a lot of learning taking place!


January – Literacy


  • Non-chronological Report Writing

  • Title, sub- headings, paragraphs, interesting facts.

  • Reading with expression. Taking notice of punctuation. Understanding what we read by asking and answering questions.



January – Numeracy


  • Problem solving – Look for a pattern.

  • Measuring using non-standard units.

  • Finding half of shapes and objects.

  • Vertical subtraction – using tu, htu

  • 3D shape


World Around Us

Topic - Space

Fact finding, planets, gravity, astronauts, space travel

Measuring using non-standard units. Great fun!

Learning to find half of an amount of objects

Problem Solving - Look for a pattern

Paired reading - learning how to locate and highlight important information for non-chronological reports

Home Design

Planning and Painting Owl who was Afraid of the Dark

Being Creative