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Ballykeel Primary School & Nursery Unit

Year 1

Welcome to P1!

Our teachers are Miss McGlaughlin and Miss McConnell.

Our classroom assistants are Mrs McQuillan, Mrs Ewart, Mrs McNeely, Mrs Casson and Mrs McKay.

Important Dates:

Back to school times:

P1 PARENTS - A REMINDER OF ARRANGEMENTS

ON WHAT DAY DOES MY CHILD ATTEND?

On Monday 7th September half the children only will be in (those previously in on Tuesdays or Wednesdays) and on Tuesday 8th September the other half only will be in (those previously in on Thursdays or Fridays). From Wednesday 9th all of the children will be in together.

AT WHAT TIME SHOULD MY CHILD ARRIVE AND BE COLLECTED AT?

From the 7th September children are to arrive between 8.45am – 9.15am.

From the 7th – 11th September they will finish at 12.00pm.

From the 14th – 25th September they will finish at 12.15pm (children will have their dinner/packed lunch before they leave).

From the 28th September they will finish at 1.40pm.

WHAT ARE THE ARRANGEMENTS FOR ARRIVING AT SCHOOL?

From Monday 7th September P1 children are to arrive between 8.45-9.15am through the main school gates. We ask that children are left at the top of the path and walk down by themselves. Classroom assistants will be there to guide them down.

WHAT ARE THE ARRANGEMENTS FOR COLLECTING AT SCHOOL?

From Monday 7th September Miss McConnell’s parents are to enter and leave through the main school gates and pick up at the area outside her classroom door.

From the 7th September Miss McGlaughlin’s parents are to use the gates behind the youth centre and collect their children in the playground outside Miss McGlaughlin’s door. They must also leave through the gates behind the youth centre.

Thank you for your co-operation and patience.

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:

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

- Coat

Remember to keep an eye on the information windows of our classroom, the website and the school app.

 

Please ensure your child has brought in:

  • a box of tissues
  • a bottle of pump anti-bacterial handgel (for use without water
  • P.E. shoes in a P.E. bag
  • Full change of clothes
  • Pritt Stick

 

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, please make sure you practise this regularly 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

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

 

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