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Police Visit : 17th October

Today P1, P2 and P3 had a special visit from the police. Lisa and Paul from Downpatrick Police Station came to tell the children how the police take care of us and protect us. Emy and Alex modelled their police hats. Katie-Rose and Jessica were locked in handcuffs, we panicked as we thought Policeman Paul had forgotten the key!!! Phew.

The class worked with torch, orange stick for directing traffic, the baton and armour jacket.

Nancy and Ollie held the ‘Police line Do Not Cross’ tape. The highlight was when Darragh and Lola spoke on the walkie-talkies with Kaiya and Aoife.

The boys and girls had lots of questions and had a very enjoyable morning.


September 2019   "Me and My Family"

This month in our classroom we will be learning all about ourselves. When we were a baby and all the stages we have come through in reaching P1 -How to care for a baby,What does a baby eat,Staying safe and How to dress a baby

World Around Us - Identify similarities/differences about me , Understand that we change with time (baby – Toddler) , Learn names of body parts/uses

Numeracy P1  -  Pre- number skills,  Matching, sorting, ordering, sequencing and patterns  , Concept of numbers, 0,1,2,3

Numeracy P2  -  Concept of numbers to 10, Counting to 20 , Practical grouping number games , Doubles, adding three numbers, odd/even

Literacy P1

  • Listen to stories/poems through big books , Listening centre activities
  • Shared reading , Phonics
  • Pre-writing activities , Pencil play/independent writing
  • ICT work , Letter formation

Literacy P2

  • Linguistic Phonics
  • Developing sentence writing skills
  • High Frequency Words (HFW) recognition
  • Reading skills developed

October  "Dinosaurs in Autumn"

This month we were learning about Dinosaurs.The children enjoyed reading stories about dinosaurs especially ‘Dinosaur who pooed a Planet’.They made shape dinosaurs using circle, square and triangles.We learnt some very difficult names of dinosaurs but best fun was how many dinosaurs everyone brought into class…. Amazing fun…

We focussed on ‘Signs of Autumn’. The children developed their knowledge and skills through a variety of play experiences:

  • Fruit and vegetable shop
  • House corner introducing real cooking utensils
  • Pattern making using fruit/veg.
  • Painting Autumn pictures.
  • Lego building homes for dinosaurs and hedgehogs.
  • Sorting leaves
  • Topic book corner

Through World around Us we learnt about Autumnal Changes, characteristics of Autumn, colours of leaves, the weather and different clothes we wear in Autumn.  A very busy month in P1/P2 room!!!!


Big Play Fun!!!!

One day each week year 1&2 enjoy a structured play session in our assembly hall. Here they get to play with large toys and equipment , helping to develop gross motor skills , dexterity, balance , flexibility , social skills and lots more. View how we get on in our gallery. 



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