Primary 1M

Primary 1M

We have settled in well to our new classroom and made lots of new friends. We know all of the Golden Rules and love Golden Time! Miss McEnaney is very proud of our super attitude to all aspects of school life. 

We have been working hard on our reading skills and are trying hard to read our stories.  We are looking forward to being introduced to many interesting characters as we move through the 'Storyworlds'. This term we are working continuously on our ability to read the words in our word tins and identify them in reading activities. We are enjoying using our 'Cosy Corner' to relax and read some of our favourite books from the library. We have recently completed a book review on our favourite book and they will be displayed during 'Book Week'.Everyday we are practising the correct way to write our sounds and are very good when trying to spot our sounds in text and the surrounding environment. Our talking and listening skills are also developing. We are really trying our best to be good listeners and not to interrupt others when they are speaking - we use our 'looking eyes' and 'listening ears' to help us. We enjoy working with our friends and have many opportunities to work cooperatively with others.

 

We are very successful learners and are working hard in Numeracy. We are continuing to build on our understanding of numbers to 10 and are trying really hard to write the numbers independently. Throughout the year, we will be working on counting, ordering, reading, writing and comparing numbers to 20.  We will also learn all about addition and subtraction facts to 10. We are further developing our knowledge of mathematical language and love carrying out tasks actively, both indoors and outdoors.

 

We are currently working on our first topic 'All About Me' which is helping us to learn more about one another. It is also helping Miss McEnaney to get to know us all better. Our next topic is 'At School' that concentrates on people who help us and their roles within school. Dan the lollipop man will visit us and tell us all about keeping safe. We are always looking for parents with any expertise to come and extend our understanding of a topic.  So if you think, you may be that parent, please dont hesitate to contact Miss McEnaney to arrange a visit!  Margaret, the oral hygienist also came to visit us and explained all about the importance of brushing well.  We will begin our tooth brushing programme when we are at school for the full day.  We have elected members of our class to serve on the Health Committee, Eco Committee, Fairtrade Committee and Pupil Council.

 

 

Our gym days are a Tuesday and Friday.  Mr Harkins has requested that children with ears pierced either remove their jewellery on gym days or are provided with plasters to cover their ears.  We thoroughly enjoyed the sponsored assault course.

 

We are working really hard to learn all of our prayers and Miss McEnaney and Mrs Christie are really proud of us!  We have looked at pictures of our Parish Church and we were fantastic at our first ever 'First Friday Mass'- we sat beautifully throughout. We will learn all about the Birth of Jesus through our Nativity and will complete a lot of interdisciplinary work to help us develop our understanding. We will also learn about the Bible and shall develop understanding of our faith through exploring many Bible stories.

 

Finally we would just like to thank you for your continued support with our homework and class learning and we look forward to sharing some of our wonderful work with you soon!