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Welcome to P5!
Hello everybody, I'm Mr Robertson and I am going to be your teacher in P5 this year. I am really looking forward to working with you all again. This page will be updated throughout the year with photos, videos and useful links from the work that we are doing in P5. Below you will find an outline of what we will be learning in Term 1, as well as some useful links from across the curriculum.


Mr Robertson 

Outdoor Learning in P5

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P5 had lots of fun during our first Outdoor Learning session on Tuesday. Here is what we got up to.

Information for P5 Parents

An information meeting was held in September for the parents of children in P5. If you were unable to attend and have any queries, the information booklet below may prove helpful.

Numeracy Links

The links below can be used at any time to develop skills being taught during P5.

Literacy Links

Below is a link to our Literacy page. It has a large number of links and documents which can assist you to support your child with the development of Literacy at home.

World Around Us

Please follow the link below to find a number of games and activities which link to our first topic; minibeasts.

Term 1 Overview

In Numeracy we will be working on: 

  • Revision of Numbers to 100 including patterns and sequences, addition/subtraction of 1, 2, 5, 10
  • Place Value to 1000
  • Reading numbers from scales
  • Rounding to nearest 10, 100, 1000
  • Addition to 1000 (use of number lines and vertical methods)
  • Time - Calendar (days, months, seasons, reading a calendar)
  • Data Handling
  • Position, Movement and Direction
  • Shape and Symmetry 



Our Literacy texts will include

  • mini beast poetry (WAU link)
  • historical fiction
  • instructions
  • play scripts
  • Anti- bullying texts
  • We will have a big focus on COMPREHENSION SKILLS for the whole year, using a colour coding method to highlight questions and answers - this will help to focus the children on finding accurate answers from the text, rather than relying on memory.
    • SPELLING ALERT:  We will be continuing to use our linguistic phonics scheme and will be asking parents to support the children in using the LOOK, SAY, COVER, WRITE CHECK method at home every night.  We will do the word investigation activities in school every morning instead
    • Word Level work: nouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, synonyms, rhyming words, alliteration, homophones, figurative language


P.E. We will have PE every Monday and Wednesday - we will be swimming on a Wednesday from September for 6 weeks, then practising running, playing games and doing circuits.
In WAU we will be learning about MINI BEASTS.  We hope to have a visit from the educational officer from the Lough Neagh Discovery Centre to help us make mini beast hibernation chambers and do a mini beast hunt in Leafy Hollow.
The Arts
Choir and Drama will be every Friday afternoon.
In ICT we will continue to Explore, Express, Exchange, Exhibit and make cross curricular links to the three main areas of Literacy, Numeracy and World Around Us, including making invitations to our Harvest / Christmas events in school.
Let's hope this term helps us all to settle in well. Remember that there is an "open door" policy here so please feel free to come in at any stage if you need to talk to me about anything.