We had a great day working with artist Eleanor Wheeler. She is helping us to make a beautiful piece of art to celebrate our schools 50th Anniversary. All the children designed a picture to go inside their Oak leaf, they did a great job!!
Look at our beautiful oaf leaves!!
We went to visit Seymour Hill Primary school. We met the P1 teacher Mrs Campbell and classroom assistant Joanne. We had great fun with the children from Seymour Hill we had circle time and everyone introduced themselves and then we played duck, duck goose before we went to Mrs Campbell's classroom. We divided into 2 groups and we played together in the classroom and outside. It was a lovely day and everyone really enjoyed making new friends and visiting another school.
This weeks awards.
Numeracy work. We were matching coins and amounts on our active maths site. We were also sorting dominoes to find those with totals of less than and more than 6.
Our practice for the 50th anniversary of our school. We had the back to the future time machine at our school last night.
We went to visit our church.
Here is some of the games and toys MISS OPrey bought with the Parent's Association money given to Foundation stage. Many thanks from all the P1's!
We have been working very hard on our wall displays for our 50th celebrations of the opening of our school.
We had play outside because it was a lovely sunny day. A train was built by the P1's and they had great fun going on holidays depending on who was driving the train! Paint brushes and soapy water were used to wash the walls and bike sheds! So if you need any painting done look no further!
This weeks awards.
We were working on doubles and near doubles using active maths on the IWB. We were able to work out the difference between spots on a ladybirds wings by comparing sets. Well done boys and girls!
Daisy telling us about Buddy Bears adventures this week.
This week's pupil of the week and good manners awards.
We used cuisenaire rods to measure which rod was the shortest and longest then we made pictures using the different coloured rods.
We were painting spring flowers today. Our paintings are beautiful!
We were making at rhyming words after reading cat and rat stories.
We were making sentences and reading them related to our story Fly away Ladybird.
We made chocolate Easter nests in class.
Pupil of the week and good manners awards as well as some special notes given out.
We were reading a book called pushing and pulling. MISS O'Prey made some flash cards so that we could investigate which objects you had to push and which ones you had to pull.
World Down Syndrome day.
We wore odd socks to school today to celebrate World Down Syndrome day and we watched the iMovie showing 50 mums and 50 children singing one thousand years in a car pool which was lovely.
This weeks pupil of the week and good manners awards. . Mr Baine looks good in his St Patrick's costume!!
We had great fun at the St Patrick's day disco. Mr BAINE came in and joined in with everyone!
World Book Day in our class. We brought in our favourite stores to share with one another and we dressed up as our favourite characters.
We are working on syllables and finding out how many beats are in words.
Awards this week.
Here are some other children who have received Pupil of the week awards over the last month.
Having fun on Pancake Tuesday
Excited for our show on Wednesday, now we have started wriggling me might not STOP! We can't wait for you all to see it. Get your tickets ready✉️🎭🎄
Buddy returned to school today after yet another birthday weeekend! This weekend he went home with birthday boy Zac, and what a weekend of fun he had. From baking cakes, meeting BATMAN and writing his letter to Santa, Buddy and Zac had a great time. Hope you had a great Birthday Zac from your friend Buddy Bear 🐻 🐾
We went on a shape hunt and we found lots of 2d shapes ◼️🔺➖🔴. Can you find anymore at home?
We celebrated being special with a class assembly. The children where amazing and even the rest of the school agreed. Well done boys and girls, you really are SPECIAL!
Braving the snow for Christmas Jumper day and raising money for the Simon Community!
Buddy went home with our birthday girl Zara. They had a very busy weekend at Jumping Jacks and bowling! Buddy loved his pancakes and cake and was so happy to celebrate Zara's special day!! Thank you for all the lovely food and letting me enjoy all your birthday treats. Love your friend Buddy Bear 🐻🐾
Buddy Bear had a fantastic weekend with two of our friends Emmet and Daire!! He even got to meet Great granny Mary who's 104!!!! Thanks for a great weekend, from your friend Buddy's Bear 🐻 🐾
We met our friend Buddy Bear! He's loves adventures and sometimes we get to bring him home with us. 🐻🐾
Making 5 5️⃣ ✋🏼
Learning about our senses when making popcorn 🍿
Spooktacular fun in P1
We used magnetic letters to make our words
We practised our letter C
Thank you to our wonderful parents for helping us kit out our Christmas workshop and also buy books and other resources for our classroom.
Our fitness fun day!
Theo and Isabella won the prize for being the most energetic and enthusiastic during fitness fun day.
We started our daily mile today! We ran around the playground following the lines drawn on the surface. It was lovely to be out in the fresh air!
Our pupil's of the week for this week are Aaron and Lana-well done!
We had P.E with Sean today. We were practising throwing and catching using balloons.
Sean was looking for the best listener during P.E. He chose Molly and Molly was the first person to take Patch our P.E mascot back to class.
We made pizza's to help us practice our cutting and tearing skills to help improve our fine motor skills.
Our final day! Now our P1class is complete!
Here are some photos of the third day starts.
We had our second group of P1's joining us today. We had fun playing with each other.
Today we had our first group of P1's in MISS OPrey 's classroom. We had good fun playing with each other.
We had our lunch in the canteen.
We played outside in the playground for the first time.
A year in P.1
We had a fantastic assembly to celebrate the end of our first year at school. For everyone who couldn't make it we hope you enjoy our iMovie of our time in P.1.
Pupil of the week.
We went to Belfast zoo today! We had a great day looking at all the animals.
We saw the seal lions being fed and they swam right up to where we were standing watching them. They also were sunbathing on a large rock.
We saw lots of interesting birds like the toucan and cockatoo. We went into the tropical house and saw a bat hanging upside down. Lucy thought it was a bit smelly in here.
We met Sam the Barbary lion keeper. When he called out their names the lions came down to the fence. They thought they were getting their dinner!
Pupils of the week.
We are making treasure maps in class.
Patrick and James built a car station and they wanted a photo taken of it before it gets wrecked!
We wrote about what we loved about water.
Working on addition on the active maths website.
Pupils of the week.
Our display on life under the sea. Our sea creatures look fabulous!!
We are measuring with cubes. We estimate how many first then we measure and count to see if we were right.
The P7's boys are reading with the P1 boys!
Our pupils of the week.
We have paired the P7's with children in our class. They are "buddy readers". Each child read their books to their buddies and then the P7's read a story to their P1 child.
We had fun playing outside today!
We are looking at the tadpoles to see how they have changed.
We are using active maths on the IWB which the Parents association paid for this year.
Using active maths in class
Using active maths in class
Adding using active maths
This is the story sack called "Anthing's possible" it is all about thinking, planning and working together.
Our pupils of the week this week.
Look at our fantastic work on space!!
We went to show Mr Baine our special notes about how many high frequency words we knew.
We went on a walk around the school to look for signs of spring.
We went pond dipping and found lots of insects and tadpoles in our pond.
A frog jumped in the water beside MISS OPrey.
We looked at the seeds inside the seed head.
We went exploring inside the willow frame.
We smelt rosemary and lavender in our outdoor classroom.
Our pupil of the week
We had a great time at our sports day. Look at all our fast runners!
We are having lots of fun in P1!
Well done Ciaran and Erin! Great work on patterns and sounding out rhyming words this week!
We have been really trying hard this week to do our best work and be kind to everyone! Mr BAINE was delighted to see how many of the class were being awarded great work notes and stickers! Miss OPrey was very proud as well!
The Armagh Rhymers visited our class before we went to visit them in the school hall. Some of the P1's were invited to join the rhymers performance. We had great fun singing and acting with them.
We dressed up ascharacters for World book day.
We read our favourite stories together.
Horrid Henry is reading one of his own books.
Story telling with the Armagh rhymers.
September 2016 starting P1
This weeks pupil of the week.
We had great fun at the Gruffalo trail today! Some mummies and grandparents joined us on the walk. We loved looking for all the clues for finding the characters in the story.