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School Closure Planner – Primary Seven

Week Six – 11/05/2020

Mental Maths (All links on website)

  • Top Marks - Daily 10/ Tables grids one per day grids 54-58.
  • “Place Value Millionaire Game” - Test your knowledge and understanding of Place Value.
  • “Bar Charts” quiz game – revise data handling, interpret information on bar charts.
  • “Billy Bug” game  - revision of coordinates, see how fast you can feed Billy by moving him around the grid.
  • “Ghostbusters Blast” game – quick recall of times tables.


  • All groups have a revision list attached under “Week Six 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:


Your task this week is to write a short poem with the theme of “Hope” and what you have learnt from staying at home during isolation. Please see slideshow for further details. You may write an acrostic poem or make up one of your own. If you want to send your poetry in, we will gladly share it on our P7 page. Please send to


Weekly Comprehension:

Comprehension: Group 1 (Finches) Mammoth find; Group 2 (Sparrows): Rats; Group 3 (Wrens): Robin Hood; Group 4 (Robins): Odd girls.


Grammar (Varied Grammar Activities – Week Six):

  • Mixed punctuation questions – see appropriate group folder – PDF’s attached


Novel work:

WAR HORSE - LISTENING TO EPISODE  6: Working for the Germans

  • Complete differentiated comprehension attached (Gr 1-3/ Gr 3-4)
  • Research: In this episode the true horrors of war can be very clearly seen as the health of both the horses and soldiers start to deteriorate quickly. Do some research, using a search engine like google and find out as much as you can as to what the living conditions were like in the trenches for soldiers during World War 1.


Numeracy  (Under Week 6 – 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.

Group 1-3 – Book 5 tests 5 & 6

Group 4 – Book 4 tests 6 & 7


Note: An extension activities folder has been set up for maths – see Extension Maths Activities – Data Handling - Work through at own pace. (This is OPTIONAL)


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 Six)

  • Look at the display poster; try to remember what distinguishes a living thing from a non-living thing. Understand the classification.
  • Activity two: Complete the sorting task between living and non-living. Cut out the images and stick them under the correct heading. A second sheet (living and non-living things) should then be used to practise further (this could be colour coded if preferred or simply labelled yes/no i.e. living/non-living).
  • Activity three: Complete sheet – Life Processes and Living Things Test 1 – Living and non-living things.
  • Activity four: Have a look out of any or all of the windows in your home. List up to ten living and non-living things you see. Alternately you could do this by standing in your garden. Write the names from your list unto the border of the page you used in Activity two.


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

  • Activity one: Watch Irish Famine overview (Link attached)
  • Activity two: Refer to History Potato Famine Booklet (you should have this booklet at home) Read section on The Story of the Famine (has page number 12 and 13 at top) there is also a PDF of this attached. Try and gain an understanding of what had happened at this time in Ireland’s history.


STEM (Science)

- Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering: Build a rocket and launch it!


Art (A variety of options J)

  • Adrian Margey – watch tutorial of how to paint “ The Giant’s Causeway”
  • Disney Character tutorial playlist (draw every character you could hope for!)
  • “Messages of Hope” – KPS Posters


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.


P7 Challenge

Please check your email for information regarding our “P7 Challenge” using the Matilda challenge and toilet roll challenge. Please forward all videos to