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Week beginning: 2/11/20
This week the children have been busy practising their sounds (including our new 'i' sound) and meeting number 3.
We have been learning about different types of fish in our World Around Us topic- Ardglass Ahoy and we are looking forward to visiting Docs next Friday.
Week beginning: 29-06-20
This week will be our final message for Primary One so we want to wish you and your families all the very best over the summer months. We look forward to seeing you all again in the new school year.
It certainly wasn't the year we had all hoped for- but it has been lovely getting to know you all and we will miss you all very much. Read the poem below written especially for you!
We have also produced a short video for you to enjoy- sharing some of our memories of P1. You can view this on our school Facebook page!
Best wishes to you all. X
Goodbye Primary One
Your first year of school was indeed a stange one.
We missed out on lots of class work and hours of having fun!
But even though our time together went by so very fast,
We've loved getting to know you- it's really been a blast!
From our 'greatest showman' Conor who always loves to chat,
To our words whizz Oisin sitting nicely on the mat.
Our superhero Noah always there to save the day,
Isla's hilarious characters that she acts in her role play.
Freddie with his junk creations always loves a laugh,
Elsie always smiling and how she does love a 'giraffe '.
Computer genius Sonny always hunting for an iPad,
Abbey always there for you if you are feeling sad.
Teagh's lovely manners and his latest Lego creation,
Jasmine in the role play with her great imagination.
Harry's funny stories making other children smile,
Daniel always helping, getting stickers all the time.
Our dance monkey Amber singing us a song,
Clever clogs Preston who never answers wrong.
Our phonics wizard Mila reading words before the rest,
Charlie the star 'jumper' always giving it his best.
Adam's caring nature and his willingness to share,
Miley always honest, being kind and fair.
Joey's super writing being praised by Mr Burns,
Darraghs great behaviour, always good at taking turns.
And not forgetting Jonny- we call him Jonny Cool,
He puts a smile upon your face when he comes to school.
And then of course we met Devon toward the very end,
Another super student who we now have as our friend.
It's been such a pleasure Primary One,
We have loved meeting you.
And now we wish you all the best
As you move on to Primary Two.
Week beginning: 22/06/20
Hello Primary 1! We hope you are all keeping well and continuing your sound revision. This week we would like everyone to sign up to a fun Reading Challenge! 📚 📚📚
The Reading Agency and Libraries have announced a 2020 Reading Challenge for children of all ages throughout the summer! Therefore we are asking you all to take part in 'The Silly Squad!'
'The Silly Squad' will focus on funny books, happiness and laughter! It will be run through a safe online platform which allows for exciting interactive reading experiences, including eBooks and audiobooks. There will be online activities, videos, quizzes, games and rewards to unlock along the way. Every child who completes their own Challenge will receive a downloadable certificate.
When creating an account, select Libraries NI as your local Library authority!
Sign- up for FREE at: https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/
Happy reading! 🤗
Week beginning: 15/06/20
Hello P1! Hope you are continuing to revise over your letter sounds and key words. If you do this at least 2 / 3 times each week you will be off to a great start in P2! 😄 I have included some Cvc games below to help you with your revision as well your home learning packs.
We have a new 1/4 zip O'Neills school top that can be worn in school- not only on PE days but every day! All tops will have your child’s personal initials. If you would like to place an order or for further details please have a look at the link below.
Week beginning: 8/6/20
Hello Primary One- hope you are all keeping well. 🤗
Hopefully you have all had a chance to plant your sunflower seed and you’re beginning to see some signs of growth. We would love to see some pictures of your sunflower so please feel free to share any pictures by emailing us- email@example.com.
We have now completed all of our initial letter sounds. Please continue to revise these each week to keep them fresh and ensure you are all set for P2. Try some of the cvc worksheets in your pack. Use the sound mat provided in your pack to help you. Below are some links to various YouTube videos that might refresh your phonic knowledge. Good luck!
BUG CLUB: Don’t forget to access this fantastic online reading resource. To access - click on the yellow log in button and enter your child's details. The username is your child's first name initial followed by their surname.
school code: jhma
Week beginning: 1/6/20
Hi Primary One. 🤗 Hope you are all well and enjoying the lovely sunshine. We were due to have our sports day in school this week so we have some sports day challenges for you to complete at home.
Our last letterland character is ‘Yellow Yo-yo Man’. Listen to his song using the link below and try some of the activities included. The children should hopefully know most / all of their letter sounds at this stage. Use the sound mat provided in your home learning pack to revise all sounds and encourage the children to use this when completing the written work provided.
Some sports day events for you to try at home!
Sprint- Find a good spot to practise your sprinting. Maybe you could get someone to time you and try to beat that time.
Potato and spoon- balance a potato onto a spoon and try running without dropping the potato. Maybe you could have a race with someone in your family.
Balance run- balance a book / rolled up pair of socks or any other item that might suit on your head and try racing without it falling off.
Obstacle course- create your very own obstacle course (like the one pictured below) then try to complete it as quickly as you can.
Don’t forget to email any pictures to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Look forward to seeing some good action shots. 🤗
Find the pictures below that begin with the ‘y’ sound .
Week beginning: 25/05/20
Hello Primary One! Hope you are all well. Our third and final pack will be available for collection tomorrow. We have included a lot of revision work and an exciting project for you to enjoy over the coming weeks....’My Sunflower’. Children will receive their own plant pot with compost, seeds and a decoration, along with a ‘Sunflower Diary’ to record the growth of their sunflower.
The packs will also include an end of year checklist and some assessments that we use at the end of Primary One.
Our letter sound for this week is ‘q’. Have a look at the activities below to learn more about this sound.
Try some the of the Cvc worksheets included in your pack. The children should be able to use their letter sounds to read these words. Your pack will include a Sound Mat which the children can refer to if need be. Any questions or concerns- please let us know. We are happy to support you in any way we can. Email: email@example.com
This week we would like you to revise your 2D shape names by going on a shape hunt. Find an item in your house that matches each of the shapes below. Happy hunting!
Week beginning: 18/05/20
Hello Primary 1! We hope you and your families are all keeping well.🤗 Thanks for all the pictures and emails sent in so far. It is lovely to see all the things you have been up to at home. We have a nice activity in store for you this week- a family picnic! Our tasks this week will related to this ‘picnic’ theme, including the story ‘The Lighthouse Keepers Lunch’. Listen to the story and try some of the home learning challenges about the story.
Week beginning: 11/05/2020
Hello Primary 1! We hope you have all enjoyed the sunny bank holiday weekend. Our new letter to focus on for the week is ‘X’ which makes a ‘kiss’ sound. Meet our new letterland character Max and listen to the song below. Try some of the activities included if you wish to practise your new sound.
Have a go at reading the sentences below. Choose which sentence matches the picture. Use your sounds to help you make the words.
Have a listen to our class number song to recap on all the numbers we have learned in class.
Then have a go at the one more one less problems below. You can use a number line or some practical resources to support your child.
World Around Us
This week we would like you to create your very own seaside picture using only natural materials (sticks,stones,leaves etc) Have a look at the examples below. We would love to see what you come up with so feel free to email your creations to firstname.lastname@example.org
Week beginning: 4/5/20
Hello Primary 1! Hope you are all keeping well and enjoying some lovely sunshine!
Our new letter this week is 'z'. Read the story below and practise writing the letter.
Try this weeks writing challenge also!
Look at the pictures below. Have a go at writing the words. Don’t forget you can share your work by emailing it to email@example.com
Week beginning: 27/04/20
Our focus this week will be the ‘v’ sound. Read the story for ‘Vase of Violets’ and click the link below to hear the song.
Our focus in numeracy is ‘Greedy Zero’. Read through the story below and have a go at writing the number.
We hope you have all received the home learning packs provided. If there’s anything else we can do to support you and your child, please do not hesitate to contact us via the email provided. Feel free to share any pictures / videos also.
Don’t forget to access the range of reading resources online. Both Collins and Oxford Owl have a selection of books that the children can have a go at reading. Enjoy!
HOME LEARNING PACKS AVAILABLE TO COLLECT FROM THE SCHOOL ON WEDNESDAY 22ND APRIL.
Includes: Literacy- initial letter sounds / letter formation / sentence work / high frequency words / digraphs (ch,sh,th,wh) and capital letters.
Numeracy: numbers to ten / ordinal numbers / addition and subtraction, 2D shapes / money and time.
World Around Us: a selection of activities relating to summer and the seaside.
Home Learning Online Resources for Primary 1! 😁
Below is a list of websites and links that the children can access during the school closure. We hope you are able to utilise these during this time to assist the children with their learning at home.
By the end of Primary 1 children should know all of their letter sounds and the tricky words which have been sent home in your child's word book. These should be revisited on a daily basis (just ten minutes each day) to ensure the children are up to date. The children should know their numbers to ten and begin to solve simple addition / subtraction sums within this number. The activities and sites listed below should serve to consolidate learning within the classroom and build upon the children's knowledge and understanding.
Aside from all of this- be sure to enjoy some physical activity / art work / craft / baking / building....and whatever else works for you! 😊 Keep safe!
Mrs Kane and Miss McCann
Week beginning: 20/04/20
The focus for this week is the ‘w’ sound. Read the story of Water Witch below and practise writing your new sound at home. Can you find 3 things in your home that start with your new sound?
Another area to focus on is- simple addition. The children have not completed any addition in class so this is a new mathematical skill for them to learn. There are some activities and ideas included below for you to help your child.
Click the links below to help you learn your new sound.
Week beginning 13/04/20
HAPPY EASTER PRIMARY 1! 🐣
The focus for this week is the ‘l’ sound. Meet Lucy Lamp Lady and read her story. You can then try some of the songs / activities below to practise this new sound.
Week beginning: 06/04/20
This weeks focus will be the number 10. The children should be able to count, read and write the number. We have included a picture of Tiger 10 and the story to accompany.
Week beginning: 30/03/20
This weeks focus is the ‘v’ sound. Click the link below to listen to the jolly phonics song for ‘v’. You can practise writing the letter ‘v’ at home.
BUG CLUB: another great online reading resource. To access - click on the yellow log in button and enter your child's details. The username is your child's first name initial followed by their surname.
school code: jhma
Off to a flying start in Primary 1!