P1 – P2

P1 and P2

P1/2 have been enjoying their topic ‘Tick Tock’. We had a special visitor who came in with a baby to talk to us more about how we’ve changed from a baby to now. We have learnt a lot from the visit. Thank you Patrice and baby Liam! We are learning about recount writing and we have used all we learnt from the visit and as a class completed some shared recount writing. Come in and read all about it!

We went out for an Autumn nature walk and collected leaves to bring back into our class. During our walk we looked at the different sizes and colours of the leaves. We enjoyed the walk and love outdoor learning. We will be using the leaves for different activities in class. In numeracy P1 have been exploring and investigating Cuisenaire rods. We have been looking at the size and colour of each rod. We love to play the Hidden Cuisenaire rod game as we carefully use our sense of touch to identify the correct rod. P2 are learning to add 2 to numbers within 10 using our addition strategies. We know that adding is easy once we know the strategy!

Past News


P1 and P2

P1 have settled in very well into their new classroom. They love playing with and making new friends. We have been working very hard at following our class routines. Mrs. Adams is very pleased with how we share, take turns and look after our school equipment.

P1/2 have been busy learners! We have started our topic ‘Tick Tock’. We have been learning about how we’ve changed over time from being a little baby to now. Check out our Tiny to Now washing line in our role play. We loving our role play in the home corner and have been working very hard setting up it and making it cosy.

In numeracy P1 are learning to sort and make patterns. We are starting to learn how to sort using Carroll, Tree and Venn diagrams. P2 are working hard using lots of mental maths strategies for adding.

P1 and P2

P1/2 really enjoyed their last topic of ‘Rumble in the Jungle’. We are now ready to move on to our new topic of “We’re Going on a Summer Holiday”. We completed our planning board at the beginning of the week. We’ve come up with lots of ideas about what we would like to learn this term. We are very excited for our new role play area as we have decided to turn it into an airport!

In Literacy, we have been looking at holiday brochures and advertisements. The writing focus this term is persuasive writing. We will be creating our own favourite holiday destination posters. In Maths, we are learning how to read the time. We are focusing on o’clock and half past. We love going outdoor to play What’s the Time Mr. Wolf.

P1 and P2

P1/2 have been busy learners! We have been looking at a trip to a Safari. We used our visualisation and imagination to look out for wild animals. We love singing and acting out the ‘Going into a Jungle’ song. 

In numeracy P2 are continuing to build on the knowledge and understanding of subtraction. We like to use our subtraction strategies to help us with taking away. P1 have started to learn to add one. We know that adding one is so easy when we use the add one strategy! We also started to learn doubles up to 5+5 using dominoes. We love learning and playing with dominoes!

In maths, we have been learning about the value of money. We can now recognise different coins and use 1p and 2p to make up a money amount. 

In literacy, we have been listening to different poems. We wrote our own shape poem about our favourite jungle animal. What is your favourite jungle animal?

 

 

P1 and P2

P1/2 have been enjoying our new topic of ‘Rumble in the Jungle’. We love being explorers! We have looked at different types of jungle animals, how they move, what sound they make and what they eat.

In numeracy, we have started subtraction. We have been working very hard on this and are enjoying playing subtraction board games and subtraction interactive whiteboard games. P1 have been learning about numbers to 10 and looking at missing numbers. We are marvellous mathematicians.

In Mathematics we working on capacity and the language associated with it. We have been having fun using the water tray outdoors. We love filling up the water bottles, containers and jugs and of course having a good splash.

This month in literacy we have been learning about rhyming words. This term our writing focus is Narrative writing. We are looking forward to exploring this genre and writing creatively.

 

 

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P1/2 have been enjoying our new topic of ‘Fantastic Food’. We have looked at different types of fruit and vegetables after reading a story called ‘Handa’s Surprise’. Mrs. Adams brought in some fruit for us to cut up and taste. We all love the juicy apples! We have been exploring healthy and unhealthy foods and we are now ready to make good decisions in our diet.

Play Based Learning has been lots of fun. We’ve been writing menus with lots of different food choices and can offer lots of scrumptious foods cooked by us. We made different foods out of play dough and we had so much fun selling our foods in our café.

In numeracy, we have been busy adding. We love learning our number facts to 10. We have started to count up in 5s and some of us can even count right up to 100!

In literacy, we are enjoying learning to write our own sentences using our sounds and known words to make new words. We can use capital letters at the beginning of a sentence, finger spaces and full stops.

During Maths this half-term we are looking at weight and shapes. We have been learning about scales and how to use the pan balance scales to weigh. We love weighing sand during play while making variety of sand castles to look at the shapes.

 

P1 and P2

We have learned about the different types of houses and their characteristics. We are going out and about to do a house survey to consolidate our learning. We have been looking at animal homes. We thought it was very interesting that fruit bats hang upside-down, gripping onto the rock with their sharp claws to sleep in the dark cave. They are one of the animals that come out to look for food at night time. We loved making animal homes out of junk materials.

P1 have been learning to add one more to a number within 4. They love adding! They have been using Cuisenaire rods to help practice their adding in a fun way! P2s are working on subtraction within 10. They are enjoying subtraction board games and Education City subtraction games.

In maths we have been looking at shape and capacity. P1 have been looking at 2D shapes properties and they have been having so much fun making picture using shapes. We were also being 2D shapes investigators in our classroom. P2 have been looking at 3D shapes and their properties. We have been playing an ‘I spy’ shape game in class and we have been using 3D shapes to build different things.

 

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In P1 and P2 we have been continuing our learning through our theme ‘Let’s Build’. We have looked at different types of houses and we are going on a house survey after mid-term. Scott’s dad came in to show us how a house is built. We looked at different materials used to build houses.

We will be moving on to look at animal homes next and we will be making animal homes out of junk materials.

The P1s are working very hard in numeracy. They are currently learning how to form number 9. They are also beginning to learn to verbally add one more.

P1s are also loving their reading sessions and enjoy story time.

P2s are super subtracters and are learning to take away 2. They are doing really well and enjoying lots of fun subtraction games.

For maths this term, we will be looking shape and capacity. We know lots of 2D shapes and when the weather gets better, we will be going out on a shape hunt.

P1 and P2

We are enjoying their new topic ‘Let’s build’. They are excited to find out more about the topic. We love playing in role play taking on roles of a builder and mechanic. We would love to have a real life builder, joiner, mechanic visit our classroom as part of our theme. If there are any willing participants could you please let Mrs Adams know and we can arrange a day and time!

P2 are learning all about function machines. We have been adding using a function machine. We love playing function machine addition on the interactive whiteboard.

We are working hard with our phonics, high frequency words and reading skills. Mrs Adams is very impressed with the great progress the boys and girls have been making.

We have talked about New Year resolutions and have made a small target that we will try to keep and make 2018 a great year!

P1 and P2

We are loving our theme ‘Light up the Dark’. We set up our very own fire station in the roleplay area. We had a fantastic visit to the fire station – nearly all the boys and girls want to be firefighters when they grew up expect one who wants to be a knight! Our playtime has been sprinkled with Christmas tinsel and we loved making Santa from our recycled materials.

Primary one have been working very hard on both their initial sounds and their number to 10! Well done, keep reading your sounds books each night. Primary two are revising their sounds and using them to build CVC words. We’ve been having great fun adding using our Cuisenaire rods. In maths we have been programming Bee-bots and are estimating how many steps Bee-bot needs to take to get to places.

 

P1 and P2

Our new theme this half term is Light up the Dark. We are enjoying learning about light and dark. In science we did an experiment and we made light box magic. We looked at different light sources and we learnt about road safety. We know how we can stay safe in the dark.

We are setting up a fire station in our roleplay area and are super excited that we are going to see Carnlough fires station later in the month.

P1 have begun their phonics programme and working very hard with their new sounds. We love playing ‘I spy’ and singing our jolly phonics songs. P2 are working and their trickier sounds and blending sounds together.

In Numeracy P2 are working on doubles of numbers to 10. We enjoyed playing doubles using cubes, number fans, Cuisenaire rods and we also love singing our doubles song.

This half- term we are focusing on instructional writing – we are learning about bossy words and time connectives. We are exploring instructions in lots of fun and practical ways and we are looking forward to be making hot chocolate next month. Yummy!

P1 and P2

P1 and P2 have had a super first half term this month. Well done to Primary One who have completed their first full day at school and have settled into their routine superbly. We have been working really hard on our topic, ‘Tick Tock’ with lots of investigations, experiments and play based learning!

In Numeracy we have been working on number and patterns. 

In Maths we have been enjoyed lots of time activities and have been learning about weight. In literacy we have been enjoying working on phonological awareness and learning our new sounds. This half term we are learning to write reports to give our readers information. We know you will enjoy reading what we have been learning about.  

P1 and P2

Our topic this term is Let’s Go! We have had so much fun in dramatic play as we have our very own Carnlough CIPS Travel Agents. We have been exploring all the different methods of travel during Play Based Learning. We have also had a Garage in our outdoor area, where we have had the opportunity to fix and purchase lots of different vehicles.

In Numeracy we have been working on Position and Direction. The children have become Human Robots following instructions to secret destinations within our learning area.

This week we met next year’s P1 class. I hope they had as much fun as we did!

Thank you again to all the parents that have donated to toys and materials to enhance our learning this term. It is very much appreciated. We will be transforming our role play area into Santa’s Grotto next week, so any additional items will be greatly welcomed.

We hope you all have a fantastic time at the Christmas Craft Fair and enjoy the magical performance of our school play in a fortnight’s time.

P1 and P2

Our topic this term is Let’s Go! We have had so much fun in dramatic play as we have our very own Carnlough CIPS Travel Agents. We have been exploring all the different methods of travel during Play Based Learning. We have also had a Garage in our outdoor area, where we have had the opportunity to fix and purchase lots of different vehicles.

In Numeracy we have been working on Position and Direction. The children have become Human Robots following instructions to secret destinations within our learning area.

This week we met next year’s P1 class. I hope they had as much fun as we did!

Thank you again to all the parents that have donated to toys and materials to enhance our learning this term. It is very much appreciated. We will be transforming our role play area into Santa’s Grotto next week, so any additional items will be greatly welcomed.

We hope you all have a fantastic time at the Christmas Craft Fair and enjoy the magical performance of our school play in a fortnight’s time.

This week we have had lots of fun in P1 and P2. We have been learning lots of lovely things about our topic, ‘What Shall I Wear?

In Play Based Learning we have been investigating, ‘The mystery shoe print,” and making fantastic sock puppets in the creative corners.

We read about Tattybogle, the lovely scarecrow in our literacy lessons, who has taught us all about the different seasons. Tattybogle even came into visit us in class. We were really excited and we able to label all his clothes, before the string wind blew them all away!

In numeracy we have been learning how to use Numicon to help us with our counting and adding for the P2 pupils. We also made some lovely scarves for Tattybogle after his were blown away by the wind!

Have a lovely weekend everyone and we will see you on Tuesday

 

P1 and P2 have had a super first half term this year. We have been working really hard on our topic, ‘What shall I wear?’ with lots of investigations, experiments and dressing up! In numeracy we have been working on measure and patterns. 

Mrs O’Reilly set us a special mission during Maths week, which meant we were able to get very messy in the paint while completing our measuring mission. The conker tree in the yard has provided us with endless fun. We have been collecting and experimenting with all the lovely autumn materials that we have found in our playground.

Conker phonics has been great! Halloween is Miss McAloon’s favourite time of the year, so she transformed our role-play area into a spook-tacular fancy dress shop. In Play based-learning we have been busy making potions, painting, hammering and carving pumpkins too! We hope everyone has a fun and safe Halloween.