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Christ The King

Primary 1

Teacher - Mrs Quinn
Teacher - Mrs Quinn

We would like to welcome our new Primary Ones to Christ The King Primary School, and hope they have a very successful and rewarding year.  

We would like to thank parents for their ongoing support even in these early days of P1. Parent partnership is a vital aspect of your child's education and is greatly valued.

A Typical School Day in P1

9.00am School Starts – Self Registration & Table top Activities

9.15am Learning through Play

10.30am Primary Movement

10.45am Break

11.00am Literacy

12.00 noon Lunch Time

12.45pm- Numeracy

1.30pm Physical Play

2.00pm Circle Time / Story Time 

To encourage independence in these early days we would like to remind parents to -encourage children to carry their own school bags, practise putting on and taking off clothes e.g. coats /shoes/jumpers.

What to bring to school each day

  • Homework pack

Useful Information

  • Monday- Football Coaching (PE gear Required) PE Slippers required everyday for Physical Play
  • Tuesday – Drama Class
  • Thursday- ICT & Library – Please remember to return your Library book every Thursday

Throughout the year, many notes will be sent home. Please ensure you check your child's homework pack and return any notes as quickly as possible.

 

Curriculum

In P1 we have lots of fun learning through play and through many other different learning experiences. Each month we focus on a different topic, topics include :-

  • There’s no-one quite like me!
  • In the Woods
  • Food & Shopping
  • “Christmas”
  • My World in Winter
  • FairyTaleLand
  • Down on the farm
  • People who help us
  • Mini-beasts
  • Under the Sea

Through these topics we address all the areas of learning as identified in the Foundation Stage Curriculum for Northern Ireland in a cross curricular approach. 

Literacy
We follow the “Read Write Inc” Synthetic Phonics Programme each day and introduce the children to Set 1 sounds in the first term. As the pupils develop their sound knowledge, we begin to blend the sounds together to help the children “read” words, and very quickly we move the children onto reading short phrases, before moving them into short Story Books in the second term. We also introduce the children to Set 2 sounds in the second term.

In Literacy we also do lots of Modelled, and Shared reading and writing activities using big books, before moving onto some Guided reading and writing.

Numeracy
In Primary 1 we learn to count to 20 and we learn how to read, write and order numbers to 10. Through lots of practical activities we develop a good understanding of the numbers to 10 and we begin to add numbers together within ten and begin some practical subtraction within ten. We also learn lots about Data Handling, Measures and Shape and Space and develop some problem solving skills.

Religion
In Primary 1 we use the Alive O programme to further develop our awareness of God and we celebrate all the major church celebrations throughout the year including Christmas and Easter. Fr. Kevin and Fr. Daniel visit us regularly in P1. 

Personal Development and Mutual Understanding
This is a very important part of the curriculum in the Foundation Stage, as we are learning all about ourselves, and how to relate to and work with other people. During circle time, we explore many issues such as sharing, taking turns and looking after others .We make use of a wide range of resources such as puppets, microphones, feely bags, teddy bears etc. We follow the PDMU booklets, for Year 1 “Living, Learning Together” and also make use of the “Sesame Tree” Learning Resources. 

The Arts 
During play – children will have many opportunities to develop their creative development through art activities, musical activities and role-play. We have a drama tutor in our class once a week for drama lessons!

I.C.T
The Primary 1 pupils will be using ICT everyday in class through the use of the Interactive Whiteboard, laptops, iPads, and the digital camera, in their learning across the curriculum. During our Learning through play on a Thursday morning, we are able to use the laptops and I-pads with a large group of pupils and together we are learning and developing many new skills in Using ICT.

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Homework

In Primary 1 we complete a Literacy Activity on a Monday night and we have a Numeracy activity to complete on a Wednesday night. These activities are fun to do!

Every night we also practice our Set 1 & Set 2 sounds and we share a book at home with our parents.

All homework is intended to reinforce class based learning. There will be many opportunities to talk to your child about his or her learning.

Foundation Links (Adult Supervision)

 

Class Rewards

Each week we choose a “Star of the Week”, this award is presented to a pupil for being a “superstar” all week. The “Golden Person” is awarded to a pupil who has kept the “Golden Rules” all week and the “Mathematician of the Week” – is awarded to the person in our class who has made a great effort in Numeracy all week.  

We are always very busy in P1, we have lots of fun and we learn lots of new things everyday! You are very welcome to visit our class any time!