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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


17th Jan 2018
P.1 had great fun with letter formation and building a snow girl complete with hat,...
12th Jan 2018
Term 2 is off to a great start with the P1 class starting their investigations into...
19th Dec 2017
Annie worked hard and received a lovely trophy for her Irish dancing.  Well...
19th Dec 2017
  The school council decided an appropriate treat for those who had full...
15th Dec 2017
Primary 1 pupils were special guests at Ballytrea PS this morning to see their Nativity...
14th Dec 2017
A great turn out this morning for the fabulous P1 children who performed their very...

What your child will be learning in Term 2


Listen to stories read by adult - child will learn new vocabulary - talk about the stories, the characters and setting. Read words using techniques to help eg. initial letter sound,  picture in book or what is sensible in context of story. Make a simple sentence about an event or picture by saying it or/and writing it. This might just be the first letter in each word.  Find words which begin and end with a given sound. Give sound/name for each letter in the alphabet. Starting to name capital letters. Correct letter formation whole alphabet.



Count forward from a given number to 10. Addition within 10. Number words up to ten. Addition words - add on, more, makes symbols + and =. Understand the concept taking away means less. Say "Five little speckled frogs" Become familiar with - sign meaning take away.


Themes Explored

Winter - Arctic and Windy Weather

Keeping safe

Naming computer parts

Food and where it comes from



Weather: windy Weather

Growth of plants

Road Safety

Music - identifying sounds belonging to a particular instrument.