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Year 7

Welcome to Year 7!

The teachers in Year 7 are Mrs Mc Bride, Mr Flanagan, Mr Reid and Miss McGale.


Welcome to the Year 7 page. 


We have made a fantastic start to the school year and are adapting extremely well to the new routine of Year 7. We are all working extremely hard in every area of school life, making our teachers and parents very proud. This new term has already seen us grow into more independent learners, accepting new challenges with positivity and determination. 


Parents, remember to keep working hard at home with your child. Please practice tables, spellings and reading nightly. We are extremely lucky to have Accelerated Reader and Accelerated Maths in our school so remember to keep quizzing on both. 


We have a busy and exciting year ahead so keep an eye on our page to keep updated with our learning journey. Remember to sign up to Seesaw to receive regular updates.  You can also keep up to date with school events on our Twitter site; @stoppsbelfast 


Autumn Term Topics:



In numeracy the children will be looking at a huge variety of topics in their first term. These include

Area and perimeter of compound shapes.

Place value in numbers up to 9 digits

Mean, Median, Mode and Range

Data Handling

Problem Solving

Percentages, Decimals and Fractions.

Revision of all basic number functions.


Year 7 children should be working on revision of table facts and properties of 2D/3D shapes each night.



Literacy is broken into three distinct areas of learning.



The children's reading ability will continue to grow through their work on comprehension skills.   All children will explore a range of fiction and non-fiction texts and respond to questions pitched at their level.  


Comprehension skills will be developed further through work on the class novel, Under the Hawthorn Tree.



The children will look at a range of different topics in their grammar work this term which includes:

Revision of all parts of speech

Direct and Indirect Speech

Proof Reading

Suffixes and Prefixes

A range of other topics.



The children are currently compiling their own balanced argument report based on a Victorian Workhouse and their novel, Under the Hawthorn Tree.


In their programme they have looked at:

The structure of a balanced report

The main features of a balanced report

Identified the difference between arguments for and arguments against

Planned a balanced report

Drafted and edited their own balanced report.


World Around Us:

Children will be taking an indepth look into the Victorian world this year.  To help explore their topic, they will be using a range of practical, text-based and UICT resources.   Some key areas of learning to be explored are:

Victorian Inventions

Important dates/timelines in the Victorian Era

The Great Hunger

Expansion of the British Empire

Famous Victorians

Victorian Authors

Life as a Victorian Child




The children are currently preparing for their Service of Light and have just started the religion programme, Grow in Love. 

Service of Light will take place on 4th December 2023.



Throughout the year we will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of PE lessons. Currently we have swimming lessons on Monday and Boxing Coaching on Wednesday’s. We have already been lucky enough to have games lessons. PE kit is as follows; white/navy polo shirt, navy/black tracksuit bottoms and trainers. Please remember to bring a coat to school on PE days. 



Homeowork should be completed nightly and returned to school daily. Homework consists of; reading, spelling, times tables revision, numeracy and literacy revision.