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St. Mary's Primary School, Stewartstown

Welcome to P.1

Welcome to the Reception and P1 class where you are sure of a learning environment that is:

  • Safe & Welcoming
  • Child-centred
  • Nurturing
  • Stimulating and above all
  • Happy!

Each and every child is important to us and throughout tyour child's early years at school we will suppport them in laying firm foundations  so that they develop intellectually, personally, physically, socially, emotionally at their own pace.

In our clasroom we promote Active Learning which is skills focused and age appropriate. This practical approach enables each child to achieve their potential by encouraging them to:

  • experiment and create
  • explore and have fun
  • self manage
  • ask questions
  • investigate and 
  • evaluate


Learning in Term 1

Literacy in Term 1

Book handling skills, name front, back, word, picture. Book terms – cover, author, spine, pages, speech bubble. Tell story through pictures, answer questions, re-tell story.  Extend vocabulary using correct names for everything.  Letter formation (c a d o g q i l) writing in air, in sand, on paper. Find rhyming words.  Put story events in correct sequence.  Say a selection of nursery rhymes using actions.  Listen to stories from library books brought home and talk about the pictures.


Numeracy in Term 1

Number counting rhymes.  Counting up to 6, backwards, starting at different point, recognise number symbols. Recognise 1p and 2p coins. Count 1p coins in a purse.  Name four flat shapes – circle, square, triangle, rectangle.  Make a pattern that is repeated.  Order objects – small, medium, large; first, second, third and last.  Use positional language eg. in front of, behind, in between, beside, under, over.  Sort objects into sets according to – colour, size, shape, special features.  Use language of measurement eg. taller, shorter, longer, heavier, lighter, more, less, most, least.


Themes Explored in Term 1


Nursery Rhyme Time (sequencing and changes over time)

Twinkle Twinkle (Day & Night)

Seasonal changes

Healthy Eating



Pedestrian and Road Safety






17th Nov 2017
A beautiful crisp November morning and the P1 class were demonstrating their creativity...
3rd Nov 2017
Certificates were awarded for the 3R's- Resilience, Responsibility and Respect, during...
25th Oct 2017
P.1 children worked hard to colour in their trick or treat bags in time for...
13th Oct 2017
The P.1 class went for a walk around the school grounds looking for signs of...
11th Oct 2017
Getting to grips with minutes and agendas the newly constituted School a council...
11th Oct 2017
The children in P.1 had a fun morning with Jim for drama.