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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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Meet the P5 Cats

Hello and welcome to Primary 5 Cats!





Art Work inspired by Leonoid Afremov

April Plans 


Pupils will be able to:


Dividing by 8/7/6

Place value: Which number has 6 as the Hundreds

Make the smallest/largest possible number using 4 cards

Reading numbers in words

Whole numbers and not whole numbers- Which numbers are not? Decimals

Written division within 99

Fractions: How many pieces in a quarter? Thirds? Fifths?

What fraction is shaded?

Temperature e.g. what temp is 5 degrees higher than -3


Mental Maths

Mentally add a single digit to a 2digit number, bridging the 10

Division by 4,6,8



Using a thermometer to measure temp in 0c

To Calculate increases and decreases


Estimate measure and record short length in mm and cm

Converting mm and cm and vise versa


Shape and Space

Match nets with a range of 3D shapes.

Draw nets and use to construct a range of 3D shapes

Right angle/ obtuse/ acute

2d shapes and names



Talking and Listening:

Offer reasons and evidence for their views, considering alternatice opinions

Compare the different contributions of music, words and images in short extracts from TV programmes



plurals: one person/more than one

know how and when to use commas

comprehension: multiple choice

Spelling revision

Past and present tense


Grammar and punctuation fixing mistakes



Text Level Work  ( Genre: Non Fiction Weeks 3-4)

  • Know and understand the purposes of a persuasive text
  • Evaluate advertisements as a form of persuasive writing for their impact, appeal and honesty.
  • Learn how products can be presented. I.e. exaggerated claims, tactics for grading attention, linguistic devices e.g. puns, jingles, alliteration, invented words

Sentence Level Work (Weeks 3-4)  

Children will understand that some words can be changed in particular ways and others cannot. E.g. changing verb endings, adding comparative endings and pluralisation

Word Level Work (Weeks 3-4 )

  • Investigate compound words and recognise that they can aid spelling even where pronunciation obscures it
  • Understand that possessive pronouns do not take an apostrophe before the ‘s’ e.g. (mine) yours, his, hers, ours, yours, theirs.
  • Children will learn how to change ending of words to show pluralisation e.g. berry-berries


Linguistic Phonics (Weeks_3-4_)

  • 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 up



WAU-  The Titanic


To place the sailing of the Titanic into the correct period of time

To take part in group discussion


To understand that different ways of life differed greatly across society in 1912

To identify characteristics features of society in 1912. i.e. men and women

To write a narrative using historical detail


Children will learn revise the oceans of the world

Children will know the route the Titanic took


Children will place the key events leading up to the sinking of the Titanic in the correct order.

To discuss the impact that individuals may have had on the sinking of the Titanic

To understand the stronger, the force, the increase in speed an object moves

Our Christmas Story

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Making a light bulb glow!







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

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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