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PRIMARY 1 Teachers: Miss Kelly Scroll down to see our latest photos and curricular links 

Our Themes for 2017/18: 

Sep - Oct: 'Once Upon A Time' 
Nov - Dec: 'Twinkle Twinkle' 
Jan - Feb: 'Yummy In My Tummy' 
Mar - Apr: 'My Home Is My Castle' 
May - June: 'Old Macdonald' 

Real Life ICT 

We have missed Mrs Dalzell over the past few weeks as she has been on a trip of a lifetime to visit her daughter in Australia! Mrs Dalzell didn't forget about us though - she emailed us a video of her meeting koalas, kangaroos and snakes! P1 were very excited to watch Mrs Dalzell on our big screen and hear about her adventure. After looking at where Australia was on a map compared to where Northern Ireland is, we couldn't believe that we were able to receive a video from that far away! To thank her, a few P1 boys and girls were excited to send some voice recordings. Hurry back, Mrs D - we miss you!  

King and Queen's Banquet 

We have been learning about Castles. The lords of the castle held big parties for special occassions called 'banquets.' Today we had our own banquet and learnt how to make toast with butter and jam.  

Brush, brush, brush your teeth! 

Today was a messy day - we practised brushing our teeth!  

Mullavilly Pizzeria  

What a busy day in P1!  
Boys and girls made their pizzas from scratch by following a recipe. 
We had to knead the dough to make the base and roll it out using a rolling pin.  
When the base was flat and round we added lots of toppings: tomato sauce cheese, pineapple, ham and pepperoni. 
The cook was very kind and let us cook them in her oven. 
Well done, everyone! 

Term 2a 

Have a look at some of the things we have been up to! 
We loved reading the story 'Handa's Surprise.' 
Handa was bringing 7 fruits to her friend, Akeyo, but on the way 7 sneaky animals took them one by one! We acted out the story using story board props and also tried some of the fruits - mango, pineapple, tangerine, banana, avocado.  
During Play Based Learning we enjoyed a very cold water tray experience, complete with ice!  
We created snowy pictures using white chalked and learnt how to blend the chalk with our fingers. 
In role play, we had a vegetable shop with real vegetables to buy! 
Some of us had lots of fun building and constructing using the wooden blocks.  
We have been using counters in Numeracy to touch-count accurately between 0 and 10.  

Christmas Stockings 

We have really loved seeing and hearing about the Christmas stockings that have been lovingly created by our P1s and their families. They are fantastic! Well done to everyone. The aim of this homework was to encourage some creative time together amongst the busyness in the run-up to Christmas - thank you for all your hard work! Merry Christmas!  

Posting Our Santa Letters 

Have a look at our photos from our visit to Laurelvale Post Office!  

Cinderella's Ball 

P1 Princes and Princesses attended Cinderella's ball today. We had popcorn and watched Cinderella on the Interactive White Board and then danced at the ball! We even had disco lights. 
Unfortunately, the clock struck twelve and it was time to go home.  
Enjoy your half-term break!  

Pumpkin Soup 

We made pumpkin soup with Mrs Dalzell. To help, we chopped up vegetables and scooped out the insides of the pumpkin. 
All of us tried some - most even got seconds! 
Thank you Mrs Dalzell!  

Pumpkin Play 

Primary 1 and Primary 2 had lots of fun painting, scooping and rolling pumpkins.  

The Fallen Tree 

After an unexpected two days off school, we noticed that a big tree had fallen in our playground. P1 had a look to see if we could find out what had happened.  
After much discussion of the Big Bad Wolf blowing it down, the Woodcutter chopping it down on his way to save Litte Red and even deciding it was not Jack's beanstalk, we came to the conclusion it must have been Storm Ophelia.  
Here is a picture of us trying to huff and puff and blow it back!  

Beat the Wolf! 

Do you remember we made fairy cakes to help Little Red's Granny one Wednesday? Well, the next day Little Red was going to deliver them but we realised that they were gone!! We looked high and low for them in the classroom. It wasn't Miss Kelly, or Mrs Dalzell. It wasn't anyone in P1 and it wasn't even Mrs Douglas! The only person who could have taken them, we decided, was the Big Bad Wolf! To help us think straight, we had a shake break, but during it Miss Kelly's phone rang and she was told to look at her emails. The Big Bad Wolf had sent a message and when we read it we realised he had taken the cakes and was on his way to Granny's...he was very hungry! We doned our wolf ears and became the Little Wolf Cub Pack to keep us safe.  
We had a few challenges to complete to lead us to the fairy cakes. We found 5 differences in a Little Red Riding Hood spot the difference on the Interactive Whiteboard, went on a scavenger hunt to find 4 hidden tricky words in the corridor and make a sentence. Outside, we had a number hunt using the cars in the car park and ran to our tricky words which were written on the playground using chalk. A 'claw mark' was spotted on the playground and after following it into the garden we soon found the wolf himself sleeping in the trees! Thankfully, the brave Little Wolf Cub Pack were able to sneakily get the cakes and run back to class!  

Welcome to Primary 1! 

This week we have welcomed our lovely brand new Primary 1 boys and girls to Mullavilly. We've had lots of fun and will be beginning to settle in over the next few weeks. Have a look at some of our play time activities. See you all next week! 
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