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Welcome to our P1 Page.


Below you can see an overview of what we will be learning. This will be updated on a monthly basis. There's also our first official class photograph of the school year! laugh You can view more photos of our learning and fun times together by clicking on the yellow stars for Term 1, Term 2 and Term 3. We hope you love looking at our photos as much as we do. ENJOY! smiley


In September we are learning to:

  • recount our own experiences, rhymes and stories 
  • recite rhymes and poems
  • listen to and follow instructions
  • take turns in conversations and discussions
  • recognise the difference between print and pictures
  • use pictures to tell a story
  • demonstrate reading behaviour when handling books
  • understand and use correctly terms about books
  • distinguish between writing and drawing in books and in our own work
  • use a comfortable and efficient pencil grip
  • demonstrate fine motor skills, hand-eye co-ordination and spatial awareness





In September we are learning to: 

  • Count orally during number rhymes, jingles and stories
  • Recite the days of the week
  • Count forwards from 1, within 5
  • Count forwards from different starting points, within 5
  • recognise, read and write numbers within 2
  • touch count sets of objects within 2
  • match sets to numerals
  • make sets within 2
  • understand one to one correspondence by matching
  • recognise and name a circle and a cylinder
  • look for and talk about patterns in the environment e.g. butterfly wings
  • use money in the context of play
  • understand and use the language associated with length
  • sort, without direction, random collections of materials in a range of ways, talk about the sorting.
  • help to create / complete a graph
  • read information from a graph.


Problem Solving focus: Draw a picture. 


Our topic for September / October is: ‘Changes’ / ‘Fairy Tales’.



Our focus is ‘Friendship’.



Our focus is ‘Self-Management’.

We will:

  • Talk about what we are doing and what we have learned.
  • Focus and persist with tasks.
  • Talk about our likes and dislikes.
  • Make choices and decisions.
  • Ask for help from a friend, my teacher or classroom assistant.



Thank you for our High Vis Vests and Reflectors!

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Our first official day in Primary 1! Click on Term 1 yellow star above to see more photos! Thank you.

Hello boys and girls. I hope you and your family are all safe and well. I can’t wait to meet you in person and getting to know all about you. I’m especially looking forward to all the fun we will have; learning, exploring and playing together. smiley I’m delighted to welcome Miss Rooney to our school and she will be your classroom assistant. We have been busy preparing our ‘Dolly Mixtures’ classroom for your return and it looks a lot different from the photograph that I sent to you in June! This will be our “class bubble” to keep us safe. We will talk a lot more about this when you start school, especially the importance of washing our hands. We are also preparing our outdoor learning area and we have a fantastic new climbing frame to use! I’ve been on it already! laugh You will need to bring a pair of Wellington boots and an extra coat to wear when we go outside to play. These items will be kept in school at all times. 


Enjoy your last few days with your family. See you all soon! wink 


Take care and God bless. heart


Miss Hoy x