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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.

The Fantastic Primary 5 Fox Class

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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 urzΔ…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





Important Class Information


November Learning




Children will:




Discuss emotions felt by characters throughout a story. Give reasons to support views.




  • Write poems based on personal or imagined experience. Link to Electricity topic.
  • Learn that poems are organised into verses.
  • Plan an electrical poem and make some improvements to work when prompted.
  • Learn about poetic devices – similes, personification, onomatopoeia, alliteration and rhyming pairs.


Instructional texts


  • Know that the intended outcome is given at the beginning.
  • List materials or ingredients.
  • Use sequential stages.
  • Language of commands e.g. imperative verbs.
  • Write clear instructions.
  • Use organisational devices such as sub-headings and numbering.


Word Work


  • Identify verbs in sentences; collect verbs with synonymous meanings.  


  • Understand the concept of verb tense (future).


  • Know and understand the term ‘homophone’ - same sound different spelling, e.g.  to/two/too; they’re/their/there.


  • Know and understand the term ‘homograph’ - same spelling different meaning, e.g. lead/lead.
  • Use 3rd and 4th place letters to locate and sequence words in alphabetical order.




  • 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).



Children will learn:



•        To solve a range of addition and subtraction problems, using both written and mental calculations using the operation required.

•        To understand the 3, 4 and 6 multiplication facts as repeated addition and as arrays.

•        To derive corresponding division facts, using understanding of inverse relationship.

  • Use the correct notation of money using pound sign with decimal point and matching amount in pence.

Mental maths (weeks 1-4)


•        Read/write simple fraction notation

•        Count forwards and backwards in halves

•        Find doubles of multiples of 10 up to 100 and corresponding halves.

•        Find doubles of multiples of 100 up to 500 and corresponding   halves.

•        Find doubles of multiples of 5 up to double 95



Handling Data

•        To interpret pie charts using halves, quarters, thirds and fifths to work out proportions and quantities of a total.




•        To understand concept of perimeter. 


Revise o clock, half past, quarter to and quarter past on the analogue clock. Link to digital time. 


Shape and Space 

•    To understand that co-ordinates can be used to identify a point rather than a whole square.

  •  To use analogue and digital clocks to tell the time to 5 minutes.
  • To estimate, measure and record weights using g and kg






This month Primary 5 will start their exciting new topic - Electricity.



  • Make a list of do’s and don’ts around electricity.


  • Design their own poster on electrical safety.


  • Learn about electrical uses.


  • Learn about batteries and circuits.


  • Learn to make a working circuit.



November Week 3 Celebrations - Star of the Week, Doodle Maths and Doodle Tables Winners

November Week 2 Celebrations - Star of the Week, Prefect, Doodle Maths and Doodle Tables Winners!

November Week 1 Celebrations - Star of the Week, Doodle Maths Winners and Dinner Raffle Winner

October Accelerated Reader and Doodle Maths Winners

Helena, you will be a terrific Prefect in our class! (Friday 16th October)

Alisha you were a super Star of the Week (Friday 16th October)

Doodle Maths Winners (Friday 16th October)

Congratulations to our election winners! School Council - Ella and Alex. Eco Council - Jason and Sophia. Sustrans - Dawid

School Council, Eco-Council and Sustrans Council Auditions

Doodle Champions (Friday 9th October)

Congratulations to Kenny! You are a real gentleman. Congratulations to Orlagh! You are very creative and talented!

Szymon you were a great Star of the Week (Friday 9th October)

Letycia is the Primary 5 Fox Β£5 Raffle Winner. Congratulations!

Well done to Alisha who is the P.5 Fox Accelerated Reader Champion in September!

Primary 5 Foxes are the Accelerated Reader Class Champions in September :)

Doodle English Winners - Friday 2nd October

Doodle Maths Winners - Friday 2nd October

Congratulations to Orlagh who is our Accelerated Reader School Champion in September!

Letycia you were a brilliant Star of the Week (Friday 2nd October)

Congratulations to Dawid who is our new Class Prefect (Friday 2nd October)

25th September - Excellent Doodling this week πŸ¦ŠπŸ˜€πŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸ‘πŸ‘

Friday 25th September - Yasmin you have been a super Star of the Week!

Our new Class Prefect is Kenny for being such an excellent role model to others.

You have been a super Star of the Week Erlon!

Fox's Class Prefect! You are doing an amazing job Ella!

Congratulations Sophia on being a brilliant Star the Week!

Fantastic first week back!

Ancient Egyptians - The Mummy Song

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Practise The Mummy Song for our virtual class assembly :)

Parent Information for New School Year


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