AN OUTLINE OF THE PRIMARY 6 CURRICULUM
Maths is taught using a combination of oral, practical and written activities. Below is a list of topics which will be covered throughout the coming year.
SHAPES & SPACE
The teaching of English extends across the whole range of the curriculum, but is generally divided into the areas outlined below.
Reading will be taught using a variety of approaches – including guided and shared reading. The children have lots of opportunities to read across the whole range of curriculum subjects. There will also be opportunities for research and project work. The children will develop reading fluency, understanding, expression and vocabulary. As well as individualised reading from the class library, the children will have access to many other texts and novels.
Accelerated reading programme
Through the accelerated reading programme and are children tested to identify their reading age and provided with suitable reading materials. The children can acquire points for each book read by completing the online computer test. These points can then be traded for prizes. It has proven to be a wonderful source of motivation for all the children.
The children will be given opportunities for many different forms of writing. We will vary the purpose and audience for the children’s writing. The children will be exposed to a variety of forms of writing: narrative, poetry, procedural, recount, descriptive, personal, report and creative writing in the form of poems and stories.
Children will be expected to present work neatly and clearly at all times.
GRAMMAR, PUNCTUATION AND PHONICS
We will reinforce commonly used words and forms of writing. We will use a combination of different tools including:
The use of the dictionary and the thesaurus is encouraged at all times.
TALKING AND LISTENING
The children will have the opportunities to talk in pairs, groups, to whole class and as individuals. Activities include: discussions – and establishing rules for discussion/turn taking, talking about personal experiences; enjoying drama through topics in Religion and English; asking and answering questions and following instructions, taking part in debates and presentations.
THE WORLD AROUND US
• School and Year Group Masses
INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY
Developing: listening, performing and composing skills.
Primary children will follow the Helping Hands and Living. Learning. Together programmes
PRIMARY SIX HOMEWORK
Homework should take approximately one hour at most with an additional 30 minutes for reading/mental maths/spellings. If your child is still struggling to finish his/her homework after that period of time please sign the work and send it in.
Homework presentation should be of a high standard and should be signed by a parent.