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2019 and 2020 



February Learning









  • Know and understand terms which describe different kinds of poems, e.g. ballad, sonnet, rap, elegy, narrative poem and to identify typical features;


  • Understand the difference between literal and figurative language, e.g. through discussing the effects of imagery in poetry and prose


  • Understand the features of fables as fiction genre.


  • Talk about and plan their writing with teacher and/or peers
  • Write own versions of fables using structures and themes identified in reading.


  • Know and understand the term ‘metaphor’ and compare with similes
  • Understand how the comma is used to embed phrases and clauses within sentences.
  • Re-order simple sentences, noting the changes which are required in word order and verb forms and discuss the effects of changes.


  • Write from another character’s point of view, e.g. retelling an incident in letter form.
  • Understand how to explore spelling patterns and generate rules, e.g. when consonants are doubles, dropping an ‘l’, adding ‘ing’










Mental Maths:

  • Find fractions of a quantity  using unitary  fractions where answer is a whole number within known table facts (0ne eighth of 48)
  • Recognise, read, write, order decimals to 1 decimal point
  • Find 50% by finding half of a quantity
  • Find 25 % by finding quarter of a quantity
  • Find 10% by finding a tenth of a quantity
  • Find multiples of 10% by finding 10% first
  • Find 75% of a total by finding 25% first.



  • Understand 100% and its link to decimals and fractions
  • Be able to calculate percentages (50%, 25%,10%) of a given no.
  • Convert a fraction into a percentage.
  • Calculate answers using function machines.
  • Order sets of mixed numbers increasing and decreasing.
  • Revision of rounding to the nearest 10,100 and 1,000.
  • Adding and subtracting decimals numbers


Handling Data

  • Construct, use and interpret bar-line graphs.
  • Revision of probability describing likelihood of events.


  • Calculate volume of cube and cuboid using lxbxh formula.
  • Convert between 12 and 24 hour time system
  • Calculate durations using timetables


Shape and Space:


  • Reflect shapes and designs about two lines of symmetry: horizontal and vertical.
  • Identify an unknown 3D shape, given information regarding its properties: number and relative lengths of edges, number and shape of faces and   number of vertices.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
  • Visualise the 3D shape which would result from particular nets.



World Around Us


Primary 6 children will begin their new topic – Fairtrade.


  • Participate in a variety of discussions about what Fairtrade is, who is involved in it, what products are involved and how we can be involved.
  • Make comparisons between their lives and ours.
  • Investigate the prices people receive for products.
  • Research aspects of Fairtrade using reliable websites.


  • Use Newsdesk to create a Fairtrade report on a chosen Fairtrade product.
  • Create and perform in a video to advertise a Fairtrade product.