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Ballykeel Primary School & Nursery Unit

Year 1

Welcome to P1!

Our teachers are Mrs Carruthers and Miss McConnell.

Our classroom assistants are Mrs McQuillan, Miss Anderson, Mrs McKeown, Mrs McNeilly, Miss McKergan and Mrs Calderwood

HOME TIME IN AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER 2021

Please carefully note the following dates and times:

From day one until Friday 10th September it is a 12.00pm finish and the children do NOT have lunch in school

From Monday 13th – Friday 24th September children stay in school to have lunch and they leave at 12.30pm

(Please ensure your child knows what they are taking.)

From Monday 27th September children will leave school at 1.50pm every day. 

PLEASE ALSO CAREFULLY CHECK AND TAKE NOTE OF THE INFORMATION IN THE FOLDER WHICH STATES WHICH 3 DAYS YOUR CHILD IS TO COME TO SCHOOL BETWEEN TUESDAY 24TH AUGUST AND TUESDAY 7TH SEPTEMBER.

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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