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St John the Baptist Primary School, Belfast


Welcome to Primary 6 Mr. Pollock's class web page. I'm so excited to have all the boys and girls back in school.


Our Literacy focus this half term is Recount writing. I can't wait to hear all about the wonderful things you've been learning about during summer and read about all your experiences. The children will also improve their knowledge and understanding of various types of punctuation and grammar. 


Our Numeracy focus this half term is made up of number, shape & space, handling data, measure and a weekly mental maths focus. Our classroom Numeracy strategies are: draw it out, working backwards, visualisation and guess and check.


Our current topic is ‘The GAA.’ History, Geography & Games. We hope to have numerous class trips this year relative to our class topics.


This term our focus is Gaelic Games. The children will have 6 weeks of Gaelic Football and 6 weeks of Hurling/Camogie. Gymnastics will be our focus in term 2 and in term 3 we will turn to athletics. The children will also start their swimming programme on September 14th. P.E. is every Thursday. On this day we ask that children come into school wearing navy tracksuit bottoms, a white polo t-shirt, a school jumper and trainers. On a Monday the children will have Handball with their coach. They do not need to wear their PE Kit for this session.


It is important that we all look after our health and wellbeing this year. Our sensory circuit on the link corridor has never been better. We have decorated our nurture room which is consistently updated with new equipment.


Our start time is 8.55 am( Gates open at 8.40 am) You will enter the school via the Main Doors. We finish at 3:00pm Monday to Thursday and 1.30pm on Friday. Be in school every day please.


Homework and School Bags: Pupils should come to school each day with a school bag containing their water bottle, packed lunch (if required), and break (a piece of fruit or sandwich no yogurts). Pupils can bring in their own pencils, rubber, sharpener, coloured pencils, glue stick, small ruler etc. Each pupil will receive a labelled pencil pot.


As we are a healthy eating school all pupils are required to bring in a healthy break and lunch. NO NUTS 🥜 as several pupils have nut allergies in our school. 

This is a very important year for our P.6 children as they will be preparing for their transfer tests for Primary 7.

Here is to a wonderful and busy year of learning in our Primary 6 classroom.

Aspire, Believe, Achieve. 

Mr. Pollock.


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