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Glendermott Primary School, Derry

Year 7

Welcome to Primary 7.

Primary 7 is an exciting and fun year, full of lots of opportunities to experience, learn and develop a range of skills and concepts across the curriculum.  As the oldest children in school they are now expected to take more responsibility for getting themselves organised for class and be more independent as learners; using and developing the skills they've been taught in previous years.

Literacy: By P.7, most pupils are already independent readers. All children are expected to read for AT LEAST 20 minutes on a nightly basis as part of their homework and will benefit greatly from being encouraged to read and discuss books with a parent or carer. Alongside this, children should still record what they have read each night in their homework diaries, as this will still be heard in class.

The Accelerated Reading initiative is a computerized programme that tests reading comprehension. P.7 pupils select books on their reading level, read independently, and take a comprehension test on the computer. Each book is worth a certain number of points based on its length and reading level. Students get a percentage of these points based on how many of the test questions they get right. The programme tracks their progress over the course of the school year. Our library is well stocked with books for A.R.

Numeracy: Throughout P.7 we will be learning lots about the five main areas of Numeracy and Mathematics which include - Processes in Mathematics, Number, Data Handling, Measures, Shape & Space and Problem Solving activities.

In P.7, children will be learning appropriate number facts and  times tables up to 12x12. These need a lot of practice at home until the child is secure in his or her knowledge and recall of the relevant number facts and tables.

Religion: Primary 7 is a very important year as we will be preparing to celebrate the sacrament of Confirmation. We will be working closely with Admore Parish to make sure we are well prepared for this special day.

Thoughout the rest of the year we will follow the Grow in Love programme, and follow this up with other activities, such as those from the Derry Catecetical Centre.

World Around Us: This term we will be learning all about the Famine. This will be linked with our class novel - Under the Hawthorn Tree.

I.C.T: P.7 will get the opportunity to participate in a variety of ICT based learning activities. They will gain experience of using laptops, digital cameras and virtual learning environments such as Learning NI. They will utilise the Interactive Whiteboard in their learning experiences across various aspects of the curriculum. We are also very excited to be using iPads to help our learning this year. We will be making animations, videos, digital photos and ebooks. This is a great new way to showcase our learning. We will also link in with the Nerve Centre for webinars involving th iPads.

Music: Music/tin whistle classes take place every Thursday afternoon with Mr Cutliffe. Please ensure not to forget these instruments at home or in school, and to practise as much as possible!

P.E: We have various PE sessions this year. We have soccer with the Ryan McBride Foundation on Monday afternoons, and Gaelic with Annette on a Wednesday afternoon. Swimming will start in January, day TBC. Please wear the appropriate PE kit/ gear on these days.

Personal Development and Mutual Understanding:  We thoroughly enjoy learning about all aspects of PDMU because we get the opportunity to explore our personal and emotional development. Through circle time and weekly lessons we learn all about health and safety, relationships with others, and how we can work together for our own good and the good of our community.



26th Sep 2022
Today marked European Day of Languages. As part of the celebrations, P7 researched...
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As part of coding week 2022, P7 linked up with the Nerve Centre to participate in...
21st Sep 2022
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