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School Closure Planner – Primary Seven

Week Nine – 01/06/2020

Mental Maths (All links on website)

  • Top Marks - Daily 10/ Tables grids one per day grids 69-73.
  • "Place Value Charts” – Test your knowledge of place value by partitioning the numbers to make your target number. Choose a suitable level.
  • “Multiple Wipeout” – Pop the balloons which are multiples of your selected number.
  • “Tortoise & the Hare” – Revision of fractions/percentages of amounts.


  • All groups have a revision list attached under “Week Nine Spellings”
  • Complete spelling challenges to practise spelling rules  (dictionary work, writing a paragraph, sorting into word classes)


  • It is imperative that children read for enjoyment at home for at least 15 minutes per day.
  • Please make use of our free access to NI Libraries online, 3000 eBooks J Please make use of these ebooks also, they are free and AMAZING!

Literacy (Under Daily Literacy activities)

Writing Tasks: ALL GROUPS

Theme is: ‘Let go, let fly’

The writing will be based on the work of Alexander Pushkin, renowned in Russian literature, born in Moscow on May 26th 1799. Pushkin’s greatest quality lies in his terrific sense of language and he is viewed as the creator of modern Russia. The ‘Pushkin Project’ has been around Northern Ireland schools over many years and King’s Park participated in 2013-14 and 2014-15. Unfortunately, it will probably be 2023 before we are offered the opportunity to enter again. The project is centred from the residence of the Duke and Duchess of Abercorn at Baronscourt Estate near Omagh. Sadly, within the last couple of years the Duchess passed away. Although the concept lends itself to plenty of group work it is still something an individual can attempt and hopefully enjoy! So, what are we going to write?


This week we will focus on: ‘Things that move in the air’

Part (a): Manmade things that fly:

  • Brainstorm and record the names of any manmade objects you can think of that fly. If need be you can add to your list using google images!
  • The story of Daedalus and Icarus. Watch on Youtube link and consider what is the moral of the story.


Part (b): Manmade things that fly continued:

  • Again, brainstorm but this time focus on only one part of speech, verbs would be ideal. List all the verbs you can think of that these objects inspire or create in your mind. Examples – swoosh, zoom, climb, soars (if possible refer to dictionaries, thesaurus or online search engines to extend and build up vocabulary).
  • Use the words to create a list matching the objects and verb choice together.
  • To extend this idea add adverbs to describe the verbs.
  • Finally create a shape poem using only one flying object you have focused on. For example, write your poem inside a hot air balloon you could draw. This could be using only verbs, verbs and adverbs or verbs plus adverbs plus any extra words you wish to include. Can rhyme or not rhyme.
  • Alternately, as a final option, you could create a poem using one idea from each of the flying objects listed but do include verbs, adverbs and other vocabulary as much as possible. 

Finished poetry may be sent to

Weekly Comprehension: (Under Week Nine)

Comprehension: Group 1 (Finches) Scott of the Antarctic; Group 2 (Sparrows): How music made peace; Group 3 (Wrens): Alice meets the Cheshire cat; Group 4 (Robins): Clever Gretel


Grammar (Varied Grammar Activities – Week Nine):

Apostrophes – Look at power points attached – see appropriate group for activity.


Novel work:

WAR HORSE - LISTENING TO EPISODE  9: Illness and Recovery   

  • (Part A) Complete differentiated comprehension attached (Gr 1-3/ Gr 3-4)
  • (Part B) Extended answer question.
  • (Part C) War wordsearch (photo attached on webpage)

Numeracy  (Under Week 9 – Maths)

P7 Maths New Revision booklet: Pages have been scanned and converted into PDF for ease of printing at home!

NOTE – There are three levels in this book. As a suggestion:

Group 1-2: Complete first level book  

Group 3: Complete second level book

Group 4: Complete third level book

If children find the level they are on too challenging or not challenging enough, then they may move up or down a level. Complete pages 2-6 (one page per day)


Folens – One a week (Children should have these booklets home with them, however they have been scanned and uploaded if not – answers are also attached) Join the sentences using the appropriate conjunctions. Tests 12 & 13


Note: An extension activities folder has been set up for maths – see Extension Maths Activities – weeks 8 & 9


BBC iTeach have developed an amazing resource of lessons with interactive videos and links – along with activities in all subjects. A folder has been uploaded with their schedule along with the link to their P7 lesson page. For extensions, choose a lesson that interests your child J (SEE – BBC Bitesize – P7 lessons – Weekly Schedule and links)

World Around Us: New Topic: LIVING THINGS (Under WAU – Living Things – Week Nine)

Although pollination can take place by wind, water, birds and other insects we are focusing on bees which are really important to our eco-system. One third of our global food supply is pollinated by bees!!   



Irish History – The Potato Famine (a major event in the history of Ireland)

Evidence in History:

As you progress through your school years you will discover that looking at sources of evidence has an important role in your studies and understanding of history. It is just like you recording facts, feelings and information that you are experiencing during the time of lockdown caused by coronavirus. In years to come this could be looked back on as actual evidence of events at the time they happened!

  • Activity one: Finding evidence! (see word document)
  • Activity two: Look at Workhouse scene and consider the questions (normally a group but this time try on your own and jot down thoughts)
  • Activity three: Using google can you find what used to be an historical workhouse building in Lurgan?


First Aid Course

  • Look under “Other Subjects” – click on “First aid course” a link to the PDF workbook and the link to your first video to watch is there.
  • STAR 3 – Choking and AED. Watch video and complete next section in your booklet.


STEM (Mathematical focus)

-  Magic Triangle (see pdf)



  • KPS – “Messages of Hope” (see latest news for more details)


BBC “Afternoon Club” lessons

  • Look under useful links and click on the link to access all of BBC’s afternoon lessons. There is a wealth of lessons under a variety of categories:  Arts & Crafts, Science, Gardening, Dance, Yoga, Poetry, Music, Drama, Magic.


NI4kids – magazine link for digital copy attached on webpage under “Useful links”