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Hello and welcome to Primary 5 Cats!

The children have settled in really well to their new class and I am very much enjoying getting to know them all. Primary 5 is a very exciting year and as the children have now moved into KS2, I can see they are ready for the challenge of being in the 'top' end of the school!

I look forward to the year ahead with your children and I hope each and every child has a year filled with lots of learning and fun!


Welcome to Mrs Powell's

Primary 5 Cats

2021 and 2022


On this page you will find lots of important information about school and what's been going on in your child's class throughout the year.

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Ms Mulholland on 





P5 September Numeracy


Mental Maths

  • Count forwards and backwards in halves and quarters
  • Know near doubles within 20.
  • Recognise, read, write and order whole numbers within 10,000

Know all remaining addition facts within 20

Revision of times tables.2 5 10x



  • Revise and know addition and subtraction to 100, mentally, practically and on paper
  • Know place value within 9999
  • Represent whole numbers as units/tens/ hundreds or a combination of these
  • Add/subtract 10 or a multiple of 10 to/from any number within 100/500/1000
  • Know 2/5/10 X tables


  • Know how to measure using the metre as a standard unit
  • Know how to estimate and compare lengths in metres, half and quarter of a metre
  • Appreciate and use, in practical and written situations, the relationship between metres and centimetres
  • Give opportunities for estimating lengths/ distances involving metres and centimetres



Handling Dat

  • Introduce simple tallying for recording of data, and organise using a given frequency table  
  • Introduce the bar-gate convention when tallying
  • Construct and label simple bar charts to represent data
  • Understand the numbering of the frequency axis
  • Discuss and interpret results
  • Use computer packages to produce bar charts

P5 September literacy

 Talking and Listening:

Use role play and storytelling to develop a complete story

Text Level Work  ( Genre: Non Fiction Weeks 2-4)

Pupils will be able to:

Know and understand the term ‘Historical’ in relation to story

Investigate how settings and characters are built up from small details

Identify the main characteristics of the key characters, drawing on the text to justify views, and using the information to predict actions

Know how to analyse character ans setting by studying the language used

Explore narrative order: identify and map out the main stages of the story: introductions – build ups – climaxes or conflicts – resolutions

Use paragraphs in story writing to organise and sequence the narrative

Learn correct layout of letter writing

Sentence Level Work (Weeks 2-4)  

Identify verbs as action words in sentences

Collect, classify and use a range of similar or synonymous verbs

Investigate verb tenses: past, present and future

Practise using commas to mark grammatical boundaries within sentences

Identify and investigate the use of paragraphs

Word Level Work (Weeks 2-4

  • identify,  segment and blend syllables in words orally, in reading and in writing
  • know and understand that a sound can be represented by more than one letter (the number of sounds and letters in a word may not always correspond)
  • use independent spelling strategies

Weekly Spelling and dictation check

lots of numeracy fun and learning in P5

We are great at group work!

Look what our fantastic teachers did ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†











2020 and 2021

First Confession will be on Wednesday 24th February 2021

First Holy Communion will be on Saturday 22nd May 2021

December week 3!

A very busy week this week ! December week 2

December Week 1

Super work in P4 this week โญ๏ธ

Well done to this weeks Doodle Maths winners, star of the week and prefect ! Great work P4!

This weeks super stars

Road Safety Week 2020

Well done to all of our winners this week in P4!

Happy Halloween!

Hello from the P4 Cats

December  Literacy

 Weekly Spelling and dictation check up

EW Genre: shape poems  

Invent calligrams and a range of shape poems, selecting appropriate words and careful presentation. Build up class collections.


Sentence Level Work

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of nouns and use the terms ‘common’ and ‘proper’ nouns

Understand the function of verbs in sentences through;

Noticing that sentences cannot make sense without them

Collecting and classifying examples of verbs form reading and own knowledge

Experimenting with changing simple verbs in sentences and discussing their impact and meaning.

Use the term ‘verb’ appropriately  

Use commas to separate items in a list


Word Level Work 

Hear read and spell initial, final and medial sounds in words

Know and understand that same spellings may be represented by more than one sound



Talking and listening

Follow detailed instructions

Decide what has been learnt

Adapt behaviour and language to suit different situations

Present events and characters through dialogue to engage the interest of an audience

Present a drama for an audience


December Numeracy


Mental Maths

Know number after/before/in-between within 500

Know doubles to 20

Adding 10 to multiples of ten over 100

Recite the months of the year and revise the rhyme ’30 days has September…’

2x tables

5x tables




Understand and use decimal recording of amounts of money up to £10.00

Use efficient methods to find the total of mixed group of coins


2x and 5 x tables


Use knowledge of place value to develop a practical method for vertical addition with TU involving exchange


BEGIN to understand and use 5 minute intervals ‘past’ and ‘to’ the hour


Calculate durations involving hour, half past, quarter past and quarter to start and finish times, including counting through the hour



Work Systematically to measure area using different units to cover the same area

Understand why it is important that no gaps are left


Know area by counting squares



WAU- weather

Our Super Stars in Primary 4

This weeks superstars

Well done to our star

Super Doodling this week

Our new Prefect and Star

Having fun and working hard

Prefect and Star week 1

P4 Induction video

Still image for this video

Hello P4 and welcome back!!!


I am really looking forward to seeing you all and getting to know my new class


Things might be a little bit different to begin with but we are going to have lots of learning and lots of fun!!!!!


See you on Wednesday 26th


Mrs Powell




The Ni Executive has confirmed if you travel back from Portugal AFTER 4 am on Saturday 22/8/20 you do NOT have to quarantine for 2 weeks. Parents are reminded if their children have returned from Portugal BEFORE 22/8/20 they MUST still keep isolating for 14  days from the date of their return. We TRUST ALL parents will follow this advice and send their children back to school on the correct date if they are isolating currently. We are caring for the safety of our whole school community and ask parents to follow the this updated advice.

kindest regards

Ms Mulholland

O executivo do Norte da Irelanda confirmou que se viajar de volta ao UK DEPOIS das 4 da manhã de sábado, dia 22/08/20, de Portugal NÃO precisará ficar em quarentena por 2 semanas.  Os pais são avisados se os seus filhos regressaram de Portugal ANTES de 22/08/20, DEVEM continuar a isolar-se durante 14 dias a partir da data do regresso.  Confiamos que TODOS os pais seguirão este conselho e enviarão os seus filhos de volta à escola na data correta, caso ainda estejam a cumprir isolamento.  Estamos a zelar pela segurança de toda a nossa comunidade escolar e pedimos aos pais que sigam esta orientação atualizada.  
Ms Mulholland 



Dear parents/ Queridos pais/ Drodzy Rodzice

If you have 2 or more children, you will have to log off and then log in on the Seesaw app. Each child has a separate code for the seesaw app. Please keep the codes you have been given for each child safe so you can sign in and out for each child.

This is only the case if you have 2 or more children on Seesaw using the same device.

We are sorry for any inconvenience but each child has a separate account for Seesaw as they have different classes. If you would like another copy of the code please do not hesitate to contact me on or your teachers email address is on their webpage.

Se tem um ou mais filhos, tem que sair de uma conta Seesaw para poder entrar em outra. Cada aluno tem o seu proprio codigo para a sua conta Seesaw. Por favor, guarde os codigos que foram atribuidos aos seus filhos cuidadosamente para poder fazer o login e o logout sempre que necessário.

Este caso aplica-se apenas a quem tem mais que um filho a usar o mesmo dispositivo electronico para a Seesaw.

Pedimos desculpas pela incoveniencia mas cada aluno tem o seu proprio codigo de usuário pois estao em classes diferentes. Se necessita de uma outra copia do codigo, nao hesite em pedir-me atraves do email ou atraves do email do professor que está disponivel na nossa página online.

Jesli masz 2 lub wiecej dzieci, musisz sie calkowicie wylogowac, a nastepnie ponownie  zalogowac w aplikacji Seesaw. Kazde dziecko otrzymalo indywidualny  kod do app . Seesaw. Zachowaj kody, ktore otrzymales osobno dla kazdego z dzieci, abys mogl indywidualnie  zalogowac  i wylogowac  kazde z  dziecko  z osobna.

Informacja ta dotyczy rodzicow w  przypadku, gdy masz 2 lub wiecej dzieci  w szkole korzystajacych z app.Seesaw z tego samego urzฤ…dzenia.

Przepraszamy za wszelkie niedogodnosci, ale  kazde dziecko ma oddzielne konto na app. Seesaw, poniewaz uczeszczaja do innej klasy. Jesli chcesz otrzymac kolejna kopie kodu, nie wahaj sie skontaktowac ze mna pod adresem lub adres e-mail Twojego nauczyciela ktory znajduje sie na  stronie internetowej szkoly.

Kind regards/ Com os melhores comprimentos/ Z powazaniem

Ms Mulholland