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Hello boys and girls,

                               Imagine we are on Week 5 of home learning! We hope the time has flown for you because that means you’re having lots of fun. You’ve probably got into a little routine now of when you like to do your school work, bounce on the trampoline, watch T.V. and chat to your teddies. We hope you’re talking lots to stay in touch with family and friends and always communicating about how you’re feeling each day- because this is so important! We continue to miss you lots and love seeing examples of your work or you playing outside. We just want to say a huge WELL DONE for continuing to adapt to this new life of learning from home and want to encourage you to continue to have lovely manners and super behaviour for the adults in your house. This will not only put a smile on their faces but on our faces too J

Take Care and Stay Safe

Missing you all.

Mrs McGovern and Mrs Ellesmere

 

Remember to collect your learning pack on:

Monday 18th May 9:30-11:30

Tuesday 19th May 9:30-11:30


 

Week 5- 18th May

Our Fairytale this week is ‘The three little pigs.’ 

Literacy: We will be practising the formation of ‘x.’ As always remember to sit up properly in your seat and hold your pencil in your frogs legs position. You will find new tricky words and sounds in your learning pack to practise. Try to make this as fun as possible by finding these words in a treasure hunt, make them in play dough or pebbles. Remember to practise reading and writing them. You can also begin to work on the ‘th’ blend. Practise saying the sound first as its quite tricky. Think of words beginning with that sound, spot them in your reading books. Our focus this week will also be on rhyming words. We have looked at this before so it is more of a recap. This time round we would like you to have a go writing rhyming sentences. So think of lots of rhyming words and then make a silly sentence with them. For example- ‘The cat ate the rat then sat on the mat.’ There are lots of great rhyming games online for you to play too- see ‘Twinkl’ and ‘Topmarks.’ Please continue to read or be read to everyday- spotting the tricky words as you go along. Remember to use your reading strategies of- looking at the pictures, word families and sounding out to help you. Now that you can spell a variety of words, put all your great ideas down on paper and practise writing sentences and creating stories. Remember capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. We would love to read them!

 

Numeracy: This week we will be continuing on with numbers to 10, some to 20. Continue to recognise, form and use these numbers in a variety of ways. Count quantities, practise mental agility of before, after and in between. Continue to work on 1,2,3 more/ less and practise counting from a variety of starting points. It is important we have these numbers firmly in our heads. You can start to think of number bonds to 5 or 10 which means two numbers that add together to make 5 or 10. You can use practical materials to help with this and will eventually be able to rhyme these off- ‘6+4’,’7+3’ etc. We will also be looking at money this week. This is a great topic for practical learning so you can get creative. Children can be introduced to a selection of coins and their names. Get familiar with them by doing some coin rubbings, treasure hunts etc. They could play sorting activities for example- put all the silver coins in a pile. Have a little chat about where money comes from and what we can use it for. Role play activities can be a fun way of understanding the uses of money. To begin with children will focus on 1p and will count these to find totals.

 

Week 6- 25th May

Our Fairytale this week is ‘Cinderella.’ Please see the link attached for some more worksheets on this. There are also some in the learning pack. Cinderella is very magical so have fun in play creating magic potions, wands and fancy dress.

 

Literacy: We will be practising the formation of ‘z.’ Remember you can practise using play dough, sand, pasta even to begin with before moving onto using a pencil as ‘z’ can be quite tricky! Continue to work on reading and writing your tricky words and CVC words. Some of you may be practising reading and writing CCVC words for example stop, flip, plan. This will help to work on your double sounds.  This weeks blend is ‘sh.’ Think of lots of words beginning with this sound. You could even find objects in your house that start with this sound. For writing you can pretend you are like Cinderella and have been given magical wishes. Use the worksheet in your learning pack to write down 3 wishes you would choose and why. Then have fun acting these out! This will be good practise for trying to keep your letters along the line too.  As this is the last week of Fairytales you can read as many as you like! Remember each time you choose a new book, discuss the front cover, title, author/ illustrator and blurb. This helps you to understand the book more. You could become an author and have a go writing your own Fairytale and illustrate it too!

Numeracy: You should continue to work on your mental agility of numbers within 10, some 20. Before/ after, in between and their formation. However there is more of a focus on adding activities this week. You can make this practical by using a variety of objects to help with calculations around the house, for example- sweets, lego, toy cars. You can use your fingers or a number line to help you. You could begin by adding numbers to a total of 5 and then move onto 10. Continue to work with using money in a variety of fun ways. You could be a shopkeeper and write prices for all your items. You could be a customer and write a shopping list before you go purchasing. You will find money sheets in your learning pack to work through, which will help you to count using money too. There are also great money Powerpoints on ‘Twinkl’ and songs on ‘Youtube.’

 

This will be our last week working on our Fairytales! So have lots of fun acting out your favourites, getting creative and making some characters and learning songs about each story which you’ll find on ‘Youtube.’

Remember to keep active too. In P.E. we would have been practising our throwing and catching skills which you can do at home. In R.E. we would have been reading ‘Daniel and the Lions Den,’ ‘Joshua and the walls of Jericho’ and the story of ‘Zacchaeus,’ you can get them all online.

 

Numeracy: This week we will be continuing on with numbers to 10, some to 20. Continue to recognise, form and use these numbers in a variety of ways. Count quantities, practise mental agility of before, after and in between. Continue to work on 1,2,3 more/ less and practise counting from a variety of starting points. It is important we have these numbers firmly in our heads. You can start to think of number bonds to 5 or 10 which means two numbers that add together to make 5 or 10. You can use practical materials to help with this and will eventually be able to rhyme these off- ‘6+4’,’7+3’ etc. We will also be looking at money this week. This is a great topic for practical learning so you can get creative. Children can be introduced to a selection of coins and their names. Get familiar with them by doing some coin rubbings, treasure hunts etc. They could play sorting activities for example- put all the silver coins in a pile. Have a little chat about where money comes from and what we can use it for. Role play activities can be a fun way of understanding the uses of money. To begin with children will focus on 1p and will count these to find totals.

 

   

Cinderella worksheets

Hello boys and girls,

                                  We hope you are all keeping well and still having fun at home. It has been wonderful to speak to you over the phone and we will continue to do so next week if we haven’t got chatting to you already. Lots of you have been busy learning new things such as riding your bike, baking and helping around the house- well done! We hope you are keeping in touch with your friends and family too maybe over the phone or even writing them a nice letter. We have put together another learning pack for you to work through. Remember the collection days for the ‘Drive-thru’ are below:

Monday 4th May  9:30-11:30

Tuesday 5th May  9:30-11:30

Please continue to see our video links on our individual pages. Below is a brief summary of P1 learning over the next fortnight, as always try to make learning at home as practical and active as possible. Remember play is a hugely important part of the P1 curriculum and I’m sure the boys and girls will have no issue incorporating this into their day J

Our topic remains to be FairyTales so please continue to use your imagination to explore lots of stories in a variety of ways! Over the next fortnight we will be looking at ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ and ‘The Gingerbread man.’ Please see the selection of worksheets attached. There are also great powerpoints and animated story versions on twinkl for you to watch. You could design a WANTED Poster for the Big Bad Wolf or the Gingerbread man.  Why not have fun trying to bake your own gingerbread man!

Week Three

Literacy: We’ll be focusing on the formation of ‘e’ and ‘s.’ Remember to hold your pencil properly and sit nicely in your seat when practising these.  In your packs you will find more sounds and common words to practice.  You can write some sentences using these words and maybe create a story. It could be about what you’ve been up to whilst at home, an adventure your teddy has gone on or create a new fairytale character. You’ll also find a worksheet with ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ at the top and a few speech bubbles. This is for you to think like Little Red Riding Hood and complete the speech bubbles as if you were her. Try to read and listen to lots of stories at home to practice your blending. There is a story sequencing sheet in your pack and you can practice this activity with various stories by thinking/ drawing what happens at the start, middle and end of them.

Numeracy: Continue to work on your numbers to 10, some might practise numbers to 20 also. Remember to count forwards, backwards and from different starting points to help you identify numbers before, after and in between. It’s important to keep practising writing your numbers also and finding out what 2 more/ less etc of a number is. This week we will also be exploring area which is the amount of space inside a shape. You can do a variety of practical activities to explore how to measure area.  For example you could use playing cards and place them over a table to measure its area. Then count how many playing cards you had to use and record the table’s area.

 

Week Four

Literacy:  We’ll be focusing on the formation of ‘w’ and ‘v.’ Remember as well as writing these with a pencil you can practise using play dough, chalk or writing them in the sand. Continue to practise your sounds and spelling cvc words. Keep working on your common words and writing sentences to put it all into practice. Remember to look for your sounds and common words in your reading books also. We will be focusing on medial vowels which means the middle sound in most of our cvc words for example: what is the middle sound in ‘fox’, it’s ‘o.’

Numeracy: Continue to practice numbers to 10 or 20 in as many fun ways as possible. Using cards, games, painting and finding numbers in a treasure hunt. There are lots of ‘colour by number’ worksheets available online too. We will also be looking at ordering objects from smallest-largest , largest-smallest and using this language. So grab lots of items from around the house and have fun ordering.

We hope you have fun working through all of this and we’ll be in touch in another fortnight with more J

Missing you lots

Take Care

Mrs McGovern and Mrs Ellesmere.

You will see a number of worksheets that you can download below. The worksheets relating to Little Red Riding Hood have already been photocopied and are in the learning pack. There are some Gingerbread Man worksheets including a colour by numbers sheet, the colours are 1=brown, 2=red, 3=green, 4=yellow. There is also a poem to learn and a gingerbread man recipe. Have fun :)

Week 3 and 4 worksheets

A few more useful websites:

 

https://www.mathsontoast.org.uk/fun-maths-at-home/maths-resources/

( fun and practical maths activities )

 

https://login.mathletics.com

( a great variety of maths worksheets )

You just need to create an account. It is free for the first month.

Here is a link to support from the 'Primary Behaviour Support and Provisions' team.

https://www.eani.org.uk/publications/school-document/primary-behaviour-support-provisions-newsletter-high-five

Below are some more fun learning links:

              Getting Ready to Learn - parents tab

 

�.      ETI remote learning advice

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�.      CCEA home learning resources

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�.      Sure Start newsletter

 

�.      Hungry Little Minds

 

�.      Resources for children with SEN

 

�.      RISE NI (Regional Integrated Support for Education in Northern Ireland) resources

 

�.      Play Matters leaflet – Coronavirus – Play Matters More Than It Ever

 

�.      Libraries NI activities for children

 

�.      Stranmillis University – ideas for active minds

 

�.      IM resources: Padlet AppCnaG list of resources

 

�.      Tiny Happy People

 

�.      BBC 3 o’clock club

 

�.      Learning through landscapes

 

�.      Mr Hullabaloo

 

�.      Jo Jingles

 

The link below is a resource from UNHCR.  It's a story book for children and is also translated into a number of different languages. 

https://www.unhcr.org/news/press/2020/4/5e8ecdba4/childrens-storybook-released-help-children-young-people-cope-covid-19.html

 

The NSPCC are also offering tips for online safety and in particular social media. (NetAware)

http://email.nspcc.org.uk/q/11mHuvu4ckaZethXsxrhybd/wv

 

Stay Safe :)

Please click on the Mrs McGovern star to get links to my first videos :)

Hope everyone is safe and well!

Below is our Learning Plan for this term:

Hello,

         Firstly, we hope you are all keeping safe and well!  As Mr Massey has previously said in his letters and videos it is a strange time for everyone but we should all try and see the positives in each day, more family time, being in our PJs a bit longer and exercising in the sunshine when we can. We miss you and think about you all every day and we’re sure you’ve been busy working through your first Learning Pack and keeping up with your reading. We hope you’ve taken a well-earned break over the Easter holidays though and spent your days munching eggs.

 Now that the holidays are over we have put together another fun Learning Pack for you to work through over the next 2 weeks. We have also detailed lots of fun practical activities for you to try and remember to use the websites we have mentioned previously. Our Learning Packs and online information will be updated fortnightly for you to work through. Remember parents have to come to school to collect Learning Packs as these will not be online- only a selection of topic related work will be.

P1 Learning Pack collection will be:

20th and 21st April 9:30-11:30

 

Our Topic for this term is Fairy Tales! We try to link a lot of learning to our topic, especially learning through Play. Therefore, over these next few weeks you can have lots of fun reading your favourite fairy tales, watching them, acting them, painting them and maybe even dress up as them too! Most Fairy Tales can be found on You Tube if you don’t have the story books.

 

WEEK 1- 20.04.20

The first Fairy Tale we will be focusing on is ‘Jack and the Beanstalk.’ You will find all topic related worksheets on our website which you can print and use at your leisure.

In Literacy we will be focusing on the formation of ‘m’ and ‘p.’ Remember to try and hold your pencil properly! In your Learning Pack you will find the next set of tricky words to start practising which will help you with your reading. Continue to read and be read to and you can also put some of your CVC and tricky words into sentences.  There will also be a variety of worksheets for you to work through.

In Numeracy we will be working on number bonds to 9. For example, 1+8=9, 2+7=9. These can be practiced as written sums and mentally using objects/ counters to help. We will also continue to work on adding 1 more/ less and 2 more/ less mentally. Also continue to practise forming all your numbers. All the worksheets can be found in your Learning Pack.

 

WEEK 2- 27.04.20

Our next Fairy Tale focus is ‘Goldilocks.’ Again worksheets can be accessed online.

In Literacy we will be focusing on the formation of ‘i’ and ‘j.’ In your Learning Pack you will again find the next set of tricky words to start practising and you can continue to work through the other worksheets in the pack. Again, continue to read and be read to and you can also put some of your CVC and tricky words into sentences. 

In Numeracy we will be focusing on length. Children can practise using the terms long/ short, longer/ shorter, longest/ shortest to describe a variety of objects.  This is a very practical topic so try to find things around the house to put in order of length and measure objects using a variety of items around the house. For example, you could measure the length of a table using biscuits/ paper clips. You could measure the length of a room/ garden using your feet.  All worksheets again will be found in your Learning Pack.

Your new Learning Pack also includes the P1 Learning Plan for this Term. This gives you an overview of what we will be covering in all the curricular areas. You can have a go conducting learning in the other areas too for example, read some of the Old Testament from the bible and talk about the characters you come across for learning in R.E. you can watch YouTube videos about these characters too. If you have a computer or IPad practice navigating your way around fun learning websites by yourself to improve ICT skills. YouTube has brilliant songs for your French learning. For P.E. you can practise your different ways of travelling, rolling and balancing either in the house or in the garden. For music you can sing lots of songs from your favourite Fairy Tales and look at different instruments online.

Below are some more useful websites:

 

FREE online education resources

A non-exhaustive list that might help those affected by school closures due to coronavirus, compiled by home educators.

 https://www.khanacademy.org

Especially good for maths and computing for all ages but other subjects at Secondary level. Note this uses the U.S. grade system but it's mostly common material.

 Ted Ed

https://ed.ted.com

All sorts of engaging educational videos

 National Geographic Kids

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/

Activities and quizzes for younger kids.

 The Kids Should See This

https://thekidshouldseethis.com

Wide range of cool educational videos

Tinkercad

https://www.tinkercad.com

All kinds of making.

Cbeebies Radio

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio

Listening activities for the younger ones.

 Nature Detectives

https://naturedetectives.woodlandtrust.org.uk/naturedetectives/

A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!

 Oxford Owl for Home

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/

Lots of free resources for Primary age

 The Artful Parent

https://www.facebook.com/artfulparent/

Good, free art activities

Red Ted Art

https://www.redtedart.com

Easy arts and crafts for little ones

The Imagination Tree

https://theimaginationtree.com

Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.

Toy Theater

https://toytheater.com/

Educational online games

 

 

We hope this helps you to conduct your learning from home. Remember too to have lots of breaks, have a dance, chat to someone on the phone and most importantly have FUN!

Take Care and we will be in touch again soon!

Mrs Ellesmere and Mrs McGovern

 

Fairytale worksheets

More fairytale worksheets

Hello boys and girls.

I hope you are well and haven’t eaten too many Easter eggs.

Mrs McGovern and I miss you very much. We have made a learning pack which can be collected next week for you to complete with your parents.

Until then, enjoy the video, you will see the new addition to my family 😀

A message from Mrs Ellesmere

Still image for this video

Please see a copy of our home learning letter and our class timetable. This will give you an idea of a typical week in P1 if you wish to follow it. Other recommended websites are:

- twinkl.co.uk

- go noodle

- cosmic kids yoga

Dear Parent,

                   We are so deeply sorry to have to write a message such as this. Unfortunately this situation is out of everyone's control. We are sorry to be saying goodbye at this stage however we truly hope to see your children before the summer holidays. We have discussed with your children all the fun learning they can do at home. We have sent a selection of worksheets home to give you an idea of the type of work that your children have been doing and encourage you to use the suggested websites to support more interactive learning. We plan to give you an update on suggested home learning after Easter and will post this on our P1 page on the school website.

 

Best wishes and stay safe!

Mrs Ellesmere and Mrs McGovern

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Primary 1 had great fun celebrating World Book Day. We all talked about our favourite book characters and loved dressing up as them. We also got to go between lots of different classrooms to do a variety of fun book related activities. The book we focused on was 'We're going on a bear hunt!'
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Making yummy treats in preparation for Valentine's day!
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Primary one had a fantastic trip to the Plantation for bird watching. We spotted pigeons, seagulls, sparrows blackbirds and robins. We even saw three nests high up in the trees. When we returned we all had tasty hot chocolate to warm up!
What an exciting build up to Christmas in Primary 1. We have played in a sleigh, been busy making toys in the elves workshop and getting cosy in the front of the fire. We had great fun at our Christmas party and Santa even paid us a visit :)
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P1 have been enjoying all the activities related to our Journeys topic. We transformed the activity area into an airport and even Mr Massey checked in and boarded the plane! The children have been creative transforming their junk into vehicles and have enjoyed presenting them to the class and playing with them. In our outdoor play P1 have been constructing rockets and practising their road safety skills on their scooters.

 

We were fortunate to have a visit from the PSNI who advised us further on how to stay safe on the roads. The children even had the opportunity to sit in a cell van and a police car!

 

We put our road safety skills into practise when walking to the plantation on Dixon Road. It was our first visit to the plantation and we will return for more bird watching in the New Year.

The P1 children have all settled in to their new routine very well. They have especially enjoyed playtimes inside and in our outdoor play area.They have been learning about their senses and the importance of listening. This week the children made bunny ears. We have been learning about life in a hot country through a story called "Handa's Surprise". Next week we are looking forward to using our sense of taste and will be baking and trying lots of yummy fruit.

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Primary one have had a wonderful first term learning all about themselves in our 'World around Us' topic whilst getting to know one another and discussing our feelings in PDMU lessons. We have worked hard to learn our numbers 1,2 and 3 and cannot wait to learn more. We are beginning to learn our initial sounds and are very excited to read more at home with our new Story Sacks. Soon we will be busy bees rehearsing for our Nativity performance!
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