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Dunclug Primary School, Ballymena

Primary 1

We are really looking forward to seeing our new Primary 1 children again. 

Please bring :

  • a small break time snack and drink
  • PE slippers with Velcro fastening
  • a small hand sanitiser (optional) 

We will provide each child with their own pencils, crayons and colouring pencils which will stay in school at their own desk.

Please collect your child at 12noon from the side entrance of the school.

Looking forward to seeing you all!

Mrs Spence



Outdoor Play


P1 have loved learning in our new outdoor classroom and mud kitchen. We created our own ‘soup’ recipes using natural materials from the garden. P1 have loved using the bikes and other outdoor equipment in the school play park.


Autumn Play


P1 have been learning all about the world around them. We are looking at the signs of Autumn and discovering how we can use what we found on our Autumn Walk for Play. Have a look..



26th Mar 2021
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13th Mar 2021
What a great week we have had - plenty of playing with our friends, lots of time...
8th Mar 2021
Signs of new life in our school grounds fill us full of hope for the rest of the...
4th Mar 2021
We look forward to welcoming P1, P2 and P3 pupils back to school on Monday 8th March....

Topic Work


This week P1 have been learning about people who help us in our school. Today we learnt all about the role of a building supervisor. We talked to our building supervisor, Linda and asked her lots of questions about her job. P1 then imagined what it would be like to look after our school by cleaning our classroom.


People who help us


P1 have made a great start to their new world around us topic. They are learning all about 'People who help us'. P1 have loved taking on the role of doctors and nurses in the hospital and making fire artwork. Take a look at the pictures to see what P1 have been up to. 


Christmas Jumper Day


Primary 1 & the LSC loved wearing their Christmas jumpers. They got to take part in lots of activities for mental Elf day as well as receiving a yummy Christmas treat box for lunch! Lots of happy faces 😃 


Christmas Nativity Play


Christmas Activities


P1 had great fun taking part in lots of Christmas Activities linked to their Literacy and Numeracy topics. Today we worked on listening carefully and following simple instructions. We played a game of pass the parcel and when we opened each layer we were given an instruction to follow. In Numeracy we are exploring capacity and measure. We talked about full, empty and half-full as we measured out the ingredients for hot chocolate. We even toasted some marshmallows on a pretend fire on the IWB to put on top of our hot chocolate!


Play In P1




P1's topic for November and December is 'Toys'. We will look at the difference between toys in the past and toys in the present.

We will talk about and show our favourite toy to the class and see how our toys work and move. We will also look at toys from around the world and Christmas traditions.

Take a look at some pictures from our experiment where we tested materials to see which would be best to use to make teddy's umbrella.


High Five Password


Primary One are learning to recognise and read our High Frequency Words.

We have created a special password to enter the P1 classroom.

Every child must High Five and say the 4 important words of the week.

The password changes every week so P1 have to be on their toes!

Watch Matthew in the video below, he's an expert already!


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