Learning Intentions

Primary 3

I will be able to


Add number facts up to the story of 10.

Count and read numbers to 100.

Order numbers to 50.

Understand the term highest and lowest when using numbers to 50.

Understand addition and subtraction to 30.

Explore numbers on a number square.

Understand the language of addition and subtraction.


Sequence and answer questions on the days of the week.

Sequence and answer questions on the months of the year.

Sequence and answer questions on the seasons of the year.

Read and draw o’clock on an analogue clock.

Read and draw half past on an analogue clock.

Shape and Space

Recognise and name properties of 2D shapes.

Investigative Maths

Understand how to plan, organise and use different methods to carry out an investigation activity.

Helping your child with Maths

Number Bonds within 10.

» Choose a number story

» Play I have                you have.

Eg. I have 5               you have ?    5

» ICT               Google: “Hit the Button”.

» Choose a weekly number story and stick it on the fridge.


» Count in 2’s, 5’s, 10’s with your child.

» Ask your child to tell you the number before, after and in between up to 50.

» Buzz Game   Eg. 2, 4, 6, 8,  BUZZ.  (You)   (Child)   12,  14,  16.


» Encourage children to read analogue clocks at home.

» point out O’Clock and Half Past.

» Point out specific times: breakfast, lunch, dinner, bedtime.

» Practise reciting days of the week, months of the year and the seasons.


» Recognise and name 2D shapes in the home and when out and about.


Primary 4

I can

Week One: Number

Find an even number

Find an odd number

Order numbers from smallest to biggest

Week Two: Place Value

Find the value of the number underlined

Shoot the arrow

Find missing numbers in a sequence

Weeks Three and Four: Addition and Subtraction

Add tens and units (with and without carrying)

Subtraction tens and units (no exchange)

Week Five: Data Handling

Collect data for a tally chart

Create a bar graph

Read a pictogram

Week Six: Fractions

Find half of a shape

Find a quarter of a shape

Children have had the opportunity to…

Use the Interactive White Board

Work with a group

Investigate and problem solve



Primary 5

I will be able

Place Value

To write, order and understand numbers to 999 or 9999.

Processes -Investigative Maths for place value

To investigate the value of a digit in a number.

Addition and Subtraction

To add and subtract numbers to 999 or 9999.

Processes for addition and subtraction

To develop and refine methods for column addition and subtraction.

Multiplication and Division

To revise the times tables (2-5 + 10)

To multiply TU, HTU by 2 – 5 up to 99 or 999

Divide tens and units by 2-5.

Learn Key words associated with division.

Understand the importance of using their times tables to help solve simple division problems.

Processes for multiplication and division

Children will be able to explain calculation strategies.

Understand the relationship between division and multiplication.


To recognise and understand ½, ¼, 1/8 and 1/3, 1/6, 1/5, 1/10

To order and compare fractions and make links with division

 Processes -Investigative Maths for fractions

To discover various ways of shading ½ of a shape.

Primary 6

We Are Learning:

Place Value

To read, write and order numbers within 9999

To recognise that the position of a digit denotes its value

To approximate and round off numbers

Addition & Subtraction

To + and – numbers within 9999

To understand that + and – are inverse operations

Multiplication & Division

Multiplication tables up to 12 x 12

To solve problems by x by 11 – 19

To explore and use the effect of x whole numbers by 10

To identify patterns and sequences

To divide by 2 – 10


To use the 4 operations to solve money problems

To calculate total cost and change

To understand calculator displays in relation to money

To explain and check their calculations

Prime numbers, Factors & Multiples

To define the term prime number

To list prime numbers between 1-100

To identify and continue patterns

To understand the terms factors and multiples

To list factors and multiples of a number


To calculate equivalent fractions

To simplify fractions

To find a fraction of a number

Change mixed numbers to vulgar fractions vice versa

Understand the relationship between fractions and decimals.


Know what a decimal is

Use and work with tenths

Count and order decimals in the context of measure

Use a calculator to demonstrate a decimal fraction.


To know that am is before midday and pm is after midday

To write digital times

To calculate duration

To write their date of birth.

Primary 7

I will be able to:


X by 10, 100 and 1000 mentally

Index Notation

Understand and use squared and cubed numbers

Rounding off numbers

Estimate answers to problems

Round off numbers to nearest unit, ten, tenth

Negative numbers

Understand and use negative numbers in context

4 number processes

Understand link between operations

Know tables 1-12


Correctly use decimal point

Read, write and order decimals


Use unitary ratios

Patterns, brackets and proportion

Explore and understand triangular, square and prime numbers

Use brackets in calculations

Calculate direct proportion


Find the value of an unknown letter

Solve an unequal sharing problem


Add and subtract vulgar fractions and mixed numbers

Cancel fractions

Calculate equivalent fractions


Relate % to fractions and decimals

Calculate % quantities


Calculate area of regular and irregular shapes

Work out length and perimeter if given area


Work out duration

Use calendars to solve problems

Convert analogue to digital and vice versa

Investigative maths

Order, classify and make predictions

Predict and justify methods








St Annes Primary School

St Annes Primary School 
Upper Nassau Street, Derry City BT48 0EY

Telephone:     028 71263046
FAX:              028 71374227
E-mail: emcguinness746@c2kni.net