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Primary 7

Week commencing 15th March, 2021


Good morning to everyone in P7 & to all you super parents/guardians out there who have been supporting the children. It was so lovely to see many of you this morning. 

This week you will continue to look at Explanation Texts in Literacy and Multiplication in Numeracy. In your World Around Us work, you will be looking at the accommodation on board the Titanic & in PDMU, you will continue to work on Being You and building resilience and positive thinking. 

In spellings this week, you will be looking at the suffixes and tables are multiples and factors. 

I have included some Spring Mindfulness Colouring sheets for brain breaks!



Have a super week boys and girls. 

Mr Corkin


Good morning boys & girls! 
I am sure you all have heard the brilliant news that we will all be getting back together... I cannot tell you how happy I am to be able to teach and see you all again. 😊


For today, you can choose to Wednesday’s work or complete the work set for today! Your choice boys and girls. 

Have a fantastic few more days before you come back, work hard but most importantly be good and be happy.



A very happy,
Mr C πŸ₯Έ

SPAG answers 16.03.21

Mental Maths answers 15.03.21

Mr. Haugh's Group 

There was a problem when printing Mr. Haugh's overview for this week. Please find the updated copy below. sorry about this . 

Important message. For maths work this week, please use the standard written methods of multiplication that we have used this year. Do not use the methods that are on the pages. 

Should you need revision of this, watch the video below to help you. 

Monday’s links and activities 


Tuesday’s links and activities 


Being yourself video for Tuesday’s lesson. Watch this short video read to you by Miss Paul who is a student from Stranmillis University and will be working alongside us in P7 for a few weeks. Think about the questions that Miss Paul asks during the video. Then, use what you have heard plus some of quotes to create a poster about Being Yourself and the skills we all have that we can use in challenging situations or times. Be creative and have fun! 

Follow this PowerPoint for today's lesson

Steven Bradbury video- Tuesday 16th March PDMU lesson

Still image for this video

Spellings sheet for today

Wednesday- Day off so no work to be completed today 😎

Thursday’s links and activities

BBC Schools Radio Challenge with Rob and



Friday’s links and activities 


Finish off any work today boys and girls! 

Multiplication - Primary

Division - Corbettmaths

Corbettmaths - This video explains how to divide using short division. It goes through four different examples. Very useful for all school mathematicians.Pra...

Subtraction - Corbettmaths

Corbettmaths - This video explains how to subtract using columns. It begins without 'borrowing' and works up to having be 'borrow' twice.

Addition - Corbettmaths

This video explains how to add using the column method of addition.Practice Questions:

Adding and Subtracting Decimals- Tuesday 9th March 

Adding Decimals - Corbettmaths

Corbettmaths - This video shows how to add decimals.

Subtracting decimals - Corbettmaths

Corbettmaths - This video shows how to subtract decimals.

Mr. Haugh's numeracy group, Wednesday 10th

Mr Smith Maths Bus Stop Division. A simple and quick way to divide numbers.

Do you love learning about flags, capital cities and countries? 

Check out these cool games... learn your countries, continents and cities plus many more cool things!

Check out the link to the web-page below:



We really appreciate the time and effort of sending us photographs of the children working hard at home during Lockdown yes

However, could we please ask you to attach a maximum of three photographs per email to avoid it not reaching us because of the capacity of the attachments.

If, for some reason, you do not hear back from me for more that 48 hours, please re-send the email as I would hate it if parents were to think that I was not responding to an email!


My kindest regards and thanks,

Mr S Corkincool


Thank you to all of those parents who have forwarded photographs of their children working hard at home with schoolwork or extra-curricular activities... they're great!

Can I ask you to use only your child's first name on any sheets or activities that you are sending me. Also, when emailing these over, please advise me if you give permission for your child's work to be posted on to the school website!


Kindest regards,

Mr Corkincool

I can't remember how to do multiplication or division calculations...surprise


Don't worry, watch the videos below for some help!

Evening boys and girls- please find below some great practical, fun STEM activities. STEM means 'Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics'. I have used a lot of the ideas at home with Charlie and Esmee, and they had great fun! Some are easier to organise than others so choose ones that are not going to give your mums and dads too much of a headache!angry

Mr Corkin

Online Learning Support- please find below a range of websites that have an array of games and activities to support your child while they are learning at home. smiley
Literacy Games and Activities:

Numeracy Games and Activities:


 Dear Parents, Guardians, Boys and Girls,


RE: Bug Club Reading

I have been having a browse through some of the children's answers to their BUGs where the children have to type in an answer to a specific question related to their book, and it is evident that the children are not reading the books properly as their answers very often lack depth or are not reflective of what the question is asking them to do.

Please read the books at a pace where you can take the main points from the text to help you answer the questions properly.

Thank you for your support and take care,

Mr Corkin


Welcome to Year 7!laugh


A very warm welcome to you from all in Year 7 at Dickson Primary School!


Within Year 7, we want the children to be happy, safe and become life-long learners, and with the enriched, differentiated and stimulating curriculum, your child has the opportunity to do this.


The current staff within P7 are Mr Corkin, Mrs Holmes and Mrs Wells.


This year, your child will be engaged in a range of exciting, broad, innovative activities that will give them the opportunity to work to their full potential.


Within Numeracy we will embed skills within Place Value; learn more about the complex world of Calculations including Problem Solving and cover a range of intentions in Shape and Space, Information Handling and Measures...


In Literacy, the children will improve on their knowledge of sentence structure while learning about how to use commas and other more advanced punctuation correctly. We will study a range of different Fiction and Non-Fiction texts, and the children will have a go at writing their very own versions of the texts. Should be fun!


Our topic this term is the fateful tragedy of 'The Titanic'... The children love this topic, and it always engages all children where they can produce excellent pieces of work from right across the curriculum, from Literacy to Art!


Along with a multitiude of other activities, this is just a snap-shot of the fun, happy and enriched learning that goes on within the Year 7 classroom!


We look forward to meeting you all throughout the year!



Mr Corkin and the P7 staff!

Important Information

PE days in P7 are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Swimming is on a Wednesday- if your child cannot take part in either PE or Swimming, a note must be sent in to school.


All monies sent into school must be sent, on a Monday, in the money wallets provided.


Thank you for your support and cooperation.