Our first topic is Wild Woodlands were we explore our natural surroundings, become familiar with our school environment through Outdoor Learning and topic work. We then delve into the world of Julia Donaldson, through her wonderful stories, we focus on recall, rhyming words and prediction.
We started our Outdoor Learning with looking for spiders webs after our focus on the nursery rhyme, Incy Wincey Spider. We gathered sticks to take back into the classroom to make spiders webs. Then Karen from the Woodland Trust came for a visit to tell us a story about a little hedgehog who was entering the garden on his own for the first time. This was a sensory story and in pairs the children were given little sensory bags to explore our garden area. They were all engaged and very excited and cannot wait for Karen to visit us again.
Welcome to our new Year 1 pupils
We are delighted to welcome our new pupils into Year 1 where we will be having lots of fun. To begin with, we like to get to know our children first by bringing them into school in small groups and gradually building up our full class. Our first days are exciting as we put on our uniform, have our snack bag and our book bag. Keep watching our page for lots of information and photographs!
What a fantastic way to end the year with our Pirate Assembly. Every pupils took part and had to perform the assembly not once, but three times on Friday. We are so proud of everyone. Thank you all for your support this year!
NSPCC Big Buddy Workout
Year 1 Mrs Christie's class exploring money and addition, engaging and challenging activities and using mathematical language to explain their learning.
This track as a 14 second introduction before the words start.
Heave Ho 1,2,3
Raise the anchor and out to sea
Up with the sail and away we go
Riding on the waves with a yo ho ho
Men of the sea, in it together,
We're not scared of the stormy weather
Bold as brass, fighting fit
It's a good if you can stomach it!!
This track as an 8 second introduction
Swab the decks,
Rig the mast,
Hoist the sail,
Clean the Brass.
We're off to find treasure, we don't know where,
We're singing a shanty as we prepare.
Avast! Ahoy! We'll be the scariest pirates that you've ever seen.
Avast! Ahoy! We'll be the rulers of the seven seas.
Outdoor learning classroom.
This year our whole school took part in the Outdoor Classroom challenge, where every class had to plan lessons outdoors. Year 1 enjoyed many activities outdoors.
Year 1 went exploring in Castle Park on Tuesday looking for signs of Spring. Using our senses we discovered the sights, sounds, smells and textures that herald the arrival of Spring. We are going to use our walk as a stimulus to help with our Friday writing task.
In Year 1 we are looking at different artists and how they used a variety of resources to create fabulous pieces of art.
Mrs Christie's class were making Kandinsky's concentric circles using silky crayons,pastels, paints and tissue paper.
One of our Year 1 pupils has a big dream. This year boy would one day like to be one of the Queen's Guards. His passion for this is thus that his mother wrote to Buckingham Palace and sent photographs to support the letter. And........ The Queen received his letter and a reply was sent back.
We had a fabulous day at Belast Zoo, thankfully the weather was good and the animals welcomed us with their sounds and smells!!
Year 1 having fun on World Book Day!!
Year 1 Fitness Day.
All Year 1 pupils took part in the annual PTA Fitness Day, thanks to Mrs OKane.
RSPB Big Bird Watch
Today the Year 1 children were bird watching and listening to all the different bird calls. In our playground we saw Herring Seagulls, Great Tits, Blue Tits and Robins to name but a few.
Year 1 pupils were invited to 'SPACE' at SERC to watch performances by the drama students.
Year 1 enjoying outdoor play, exploring numbers, letter sounds, imagination, gross and fine motor skills and turn taking.
During this term Year 1 will be exploring the world of toys, old and new toys, how toys are made and what our favourite toys are. We will have an opportunity to bring in a small toy for show and tell to be displayed in our class toy museum. Children have helped to plan the new topic with what they already know about toys, what they would like to do in our topic and finally what they would like to find out about toys.
Year 1 celebrating Diwali - Hindu Festival of Lights
in our classes we tasted traditional food and drinks, listened to stories, dyed rice for a traditional Ragoli pattern outside, coloured in posters and made diva lamps.
Our Year 1 walk to find The Gruffalo.
As Year 1 teachers we would like to warmly welcome our new classes to Bangor Central Integrated Primary School and commend them on their great start to the school year. Together we will have fun learning experiences which we will share with you on our website page.
Our New Topic
This term we are learning about animals. We started our topic off with an exciting visit to Belfast Zoo. Keep a look out for photos below to see what we have been getting up to...
Belfast Zoo 2017. To quote one of the Year 1 pupils- "The best Friday, EVER!" (Even the weather was kind!)
We have been busy exploring and learning through traditional tales...
Have fun making a colourful picture with Bing and Flop.