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Glendermott Primary School, Derry

Year 1

Welcome to Primary 1

Primary 1 is always full of fun with new exciting topics to learn about. We still get to play like we did in the nursery but now we help our teacher decide what way we should be playing and learning.

As we are now big P.1's we will begin the exciting journey of reading, writing and learning all about our numbers. As well as learning about the amazing world we live in.

Our School Day

            9:00-                 School Starts

            10:30 -10:45      Break

            12.00- 12:45       Lunch

            2pm                    Home time /Busy Bees Club

            2.45                    Bus



Thursday - P.E.

Friday – Golden Time


  • Homework in Primary 1 is given home on a Monday and taken back to school on a Friday.
  • Reading and Key Words should be completed every day and always be brought to school.


Literacy We are following the Jolly phonics programme, focusing on initial sounds and eventually leading to blending and segmenting words, which is us beginning to read. We focus on our high frequency words which help us in learning how to read. We also become budding writers, and learn all the skills about how to form letters and eventually sentences correctly.

Numeracy We will be learning all about our numbers this year. Learning how to write them, understanding what they are and how we use them. We will also be focusing on  Data Handling, Measures and Shape and Space. We love solving problems in numeracy, we also use lots of Interactive equipment such as iPad's, laptops and Miss McCrystal's interactive white board to play number games.

World Around Us Here are some of the exciting topics we can look forward to studying this year. These  topics will mean there will be lots to keep us busy and lots of cross curricular links to enjoy.

  • Myself
  • Night Time
  • Food
  • Fairytales
  • Seaside

Personal Development and Mutual Understanding We all love PDMU because we get to explore our personal and emotional development, health and safety, relationships with others, and how we can all work together for the good of our community. We are able to discuss all our hopes and fears in a safe environment during Circle Time and we can also have fun in doing so! Please bring the appropriate P.E. kit.

The Arts In Primary 1 we are exposed to lots of wonderful opportunities to be creative. We create lots of amazing creations during our play based learning. Miss McCrystal loves to teach us songs where we get to play instruments.

Religion We will be following the Grow in Love Religion programme and learn about the different celebrations in the church year. Fr Farren will also visit us throughout the year and we love performing class assemblies.



24th Feb 2022
Today the Nursery and Primary 1 children had great fun in the snow, we listened to...
20th Dec 2021
We hope you enjoy our C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S spells Christmas from P1 and P2.  Thanks...
5th Nov 2021
The Primary 1's took part in Outdoor Classroom Day and completed some maths activities. They...
21st Oct 2021
As part of Maths Week, the Primary 1’s took part in some cross-curricular learning,...

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