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Year 1

Welcome to P1!

Our teachers are Miss McGlaughlin and Mrs Henry.

Our classroom assistants are Mrs McQuillan and Mrs Ewart.

 

September - October

Our focus for this half term is settling the children into their new school routines and laying the foundations for their learning.

It is important that your child comes to school well-prepared each day.

 

Please ensure your child has the following items with them every day:

- School bag

- Break time snack  - One item only. (Healthy eating policy - no cereal bars or chocolate yogurts allowed)

- Lunch box or dinner money (money is only collected on a Monday)

- Coat

- Notes folder. Please remove all notes you have read.

- Homework Folder and books

Remember to keep an eye on the information windows of our classroom and your child’s note folder as we aim to keep you informed about what’s going on.

 

Please ensure your child has brought in:

- a glue stick

- a box of tissues

- school fund (£5 per child / £8 per family)

- P.E. shoes in a P.E. bag

 

Homework:

Home Learning books will be given out every Monday and collected on a Thursday morning and please remember that homeworks must be signed!

 

We love Literacy!

We are learning to hold our pencils correctly – with froggy fingers!! Please ask us about this if you’re unsure. We have been practising writing our names, why not try this at home?

As we prepare to start reading books after the Halloween Holidays, now is a perfect time to enjoy reading some stories together at home. Help your child develop a love of reading by taking time to talk about what’s happening, the characters and what might happen next…

 

Mad About Maths!

We are learning all of the colours to prepare us for sorting and pattern work.

Between now and half term, we will be learning the numbers 1-5. We should be able to recognise these numerals, count up to 5 objects and write the numbers. The following rhymes may help your child learn to form the numbers correctly…

1 – start at the top and down we run, that’s the way we make a 1

2 – round and back on a railway track, two, two, two

3 – round a tree and round a tree, that’s the way we make a 3

4 – down and over and down some more, that’s the way we make a 4

 5 – down and around and a flag on high, that’s the way we make a 5

 

A time to Rhyme

In our theme we are learning familiar nursery rhymes. These will help us learn about many aspects of Literacy, life in the past and our world.

The nursery rhymes we will learn are:

- Baa Baa Black Sheep

- Hickory Dickory Dock

- Wee Willie Winkie

- Humpty Dumpty

- Incy Wincy Spider

- Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

- Hey Diddle Diddle

Don’t forget to bring in any nursery rhyme related items you may have at home e.g. dressing up, books, CDs, posters, DVDs

 

Our Friends in St. Brigid's PS!

We are happy to announce that we have been able to secure enough funding this year to continue our Faces and Spaces programme with St. Brigid’s PS, Ballymena. We will be meeting with them for different activities throughout the year. Dates for trips will be confirmed.

 

The trips will be free of charge and we will be going by bus to St. Brigid’s for some activities and some activities will be held in Ballykeel PS.

Children should wear their school uniform for each activity, bring their snack with them as usual and they will return to school in time for their lunch each time.

We are very excited about this project and would ask you, as the first educators of your children, for your support in this initiative.

 

The P1 dates are as follows:

18th October 2017, 21st November 2017, 11th December, 15th December,

16th January 2018, 6th March 2018, 2nd May 2018

 

Thank you for your ongoing support with your child's education

 

Latest Photographs

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Chopping up the apples was hard work!
Chopping up the apples was hard work!
 
Chopping up the apples was hard work!
Chopping up the apples was hard work!
 
 
We watched a video about how to make apple crumble. We talked about the recipe.
We watched a video about how to make apple crumble. We talked about the recipe.
 
We mixed together the flour and butter.
We mixed together the flour and butter.
 
We added in the sugar.
We added in the sugar.
 
We poured the mixture on to the apples.
We poured the mixture on to the apples.
 
The apple crumble was very big!
The apple crumble was very big!
 
Callum and Calum had great fun.
Callum and Calum had great fun.
 
Megan is an excellent cook.
Megan is an excellent cook.
 
We enjoyed eating our crumble.
We enjoyed eating our crumble.
 
Ellie- Rose
Ellie- Rose
 
Abigail
Abigail
 
Zach
Zach
 
Abbie
Abbie
 
Isla
Isla
 
 

News

13th Oct 2017
We have been exploring Mrs Henry's favourite season!
 
 
 
13th Oct 2017
We have been learning lots of different Nursery Rhymes and exploring these during...
 
 
 
26th Sep 2017
We made apple crumble today with apples that Miss McGlaughlin had picked from her...
 
 
 
8th Sep 2017
Every Friday in P1 we have two children doing show and tell. Here are pictures of our...