School Closure Planner – Primary Seven
Week Nine – 01/06/2020
Mental Maths (All links on website)
https://readon.myon.co.uk/library/browse.html 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:
Part (b): Manmade things that fly continued:
Finished poetry may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
WAR HORSE - LISTENING TO EPISODE 9: Illness and Recovery
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!
First Aid Course
STEM (Mathematical focus)
- Magic Triangle (see pdf)
BBC “Afternoon Club” lessons
NI4kids – magazine link for digital copy attached on webpage under “Useful links”