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Whitehouse Primary School, 2 Doagh Rd, Newtownabbey

Year 1

Teachers:  Miss C. Hasson (Room 1)  and Mrs Clifford (Room 2)          

Support Staff -  Mrs J. Moore, Mrs G. Frazer and Mrs A. Hilditch 

Welcome to Year 1

Learning is fun in Year 1! It is a very busy year as we develop our skills in Literacy and Numeracy and learn to work and play together.

Year 1 Topics: 

Somewhere Over the Rainbow - What a colourful world we live in! Let’s take a look at colour mixing, rainbows, fruit and vegetables and the stories of Little Riding Hood, Elmer and Noah’s Ark (September/October).  

Festival of Fall - Join the Owl Babies as they explore seasonal change (October/November).

Christmas - Year 1 get into the festive spirit with glitter and tinsel galore! (December)  

Walking in a Winter Wonderland - Jet off to the Polar Lands and pack your suitcase for the ski slopes.  This is an adventure not to be missed! (January/February)  

We're Going on a Bear Hunt - Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for Goldilocks and the three bears during this topic! (March/April)

In the Garden - Join us as we explore the wonderful world of minibeasts (May/June). 

Trips: We visit local churches for our Harvest and Christmas Services and explore the local environment as part of our Forest School sessions with our friends at St. James' Primary School. In the Summer Term we have a great trip to Hillmount Garden Centre.

Visitors:  A local greengrocer, Sally the Vet, Mr Hilditch the snowboarder, Goldilocks and Mr Hasson the gardener.  

Highlights of Year 1:

Making fruit salad, Autumn Walk, Hedgehog Buns, Nativity Show, Snowman Lollies, Bear Hunt and Picnic, Sports Day, Hillmount Garden Centre

Finishing Times - September - 12noon. October to June 2pm

Homework Schedule


Reading           Literacy Numeracy         


Picture Walk

or Read

Practise saying and

writing Jolly Phonics Sounds

 Rote Counting



Picture Walk or Read

Word Building  Practise number formation


Picture Walk or Read

Practise writing and saying new Tricky Words

Tricky Word Written Activity

 Set out digit cards in a numberline



Picture Walk or Read

Word Blending  Quick recall of the number before, after and between



Picture Walk or Read

 Practise reading high frequency words on Word Card

Library Book

 Numicon Activity Card


P.E. Days:  Mrs Clifford - Tuesday, Miss Hasson - Wednesday

Important Reminders:     

Please make sure all items of clothing and footwear are clearly labelled with your child's name.

Please only send one healthy item for break.

Try to stand in the same place at pick up times to help your child to see you quickly.



3rd Dec 2019
Last Monday, Year 1 had a visit from Sally the Vet.  She told us all about her...
25th Oct 2019
During our Autumn Topic we have been learning all about Hedgehogs.  As a treat...
24th Oct 2019
Year 1 went on an walk in the school grounds to look for signs of Autumn.  We...
24th Oct 2019
Year 1 enjoyed listening to the story of 'Oliver's Fruit Salad'.  We made our...

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