Hart Memorial Primary School, Charles Street, Craigavon, Co Armagh, BT62 4BD | | Tel: 028 3833 2817 ||Email: info@hartmemorial.portadown.ni.sch.uk
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Hello and Welcome to P1T.

School begins at 8.45am and ends at 2.00pm.

Please remember to bring snack and dinner money in on a Monday morning in separate envelopes each labelled with your child’s name. Snack is £1.50 per week and dinner costs £2.60 per day or £13.00 per week.

It is important to bring school bags and homework folders to school every day.

Adding and Subtracting.

We love learning indoors and outdoors.  Look at the fun we had engaging in practical activities to help us learn to add two numbers together and to take away. 

Sports Day.

The boys and girls had lots of fun taking part in the running, bat and bean bag and obstacle races. Each child received a medal for being a good sport and participating in the races. Have a look at our Sports Day Celebration Assembly. Well Done Everyone!!

The Rainbow Fish.

We have been listening to the story of the Rainbow Fish and learned that it is good to share. We sequenced the story using pictures and wrote about what we like to share with our friends. We also used a slab of clay to make our own Rainbow Fish.

May Play Based Learning.

P1 Assembly.

On Wednesday 30 May the children took to the stage to put on an amazing Assembly performance. Each child reflected on their P1 year and enjoyed singing songs and rhymes to entertain their family and peers. On our return to class they watched themselves on the IWB.

A Daytrip to Streamvale Open Farm.

The children had a fabulous day exploring the countryside, its animals and learn where the food they eat comes from. At Streamvale the children enjoyed a tour of the farm with an experienced tour guide and they had fun playing in the Toy Shed following a picnic lunch.

Outdoor PE.

The children enjoyed taking part in various PE activities with Steve from the Healthy Kidz Team.

Garden Party.

Today 18th May we had  a Garden Party in P1  to Celebrate the Royal Wedding. We learned about Prince Harry and his bride to be. We talked about weddings we had attended and the types of clothes we would choose to wear to a wedding.  We learned that weddings are happy occasions for the families and friends of the bride and groom.

Doubling in Numeracy.

We have been learning the rules of doubling with the help of Dobby the friendly alien. We have learned a doubles rap to help us remember the number sentences and carried out practical activities.

The Enormous Turnip Story.

The children identified the story characters and using pictures sequenced the story. They enjoyed writing about and retelling the story through drama.

April Play Based Learning.

Shared Education.

We met with our friends from Presentation P.S. to work alongside each other and engage in practical Numeracy  activities. The children had fun making ‘Shape Monsters’ using 2d shapes. We also went to look for shapes in the environment and using real objects made shapes from  sticks, stones and leaves. We recorded our activities and findings on the iPad and worked together as a team. Great co-operation, turn taking and sharing by all.

Number Fun.

We are ordering numbers, matching numbers with numicon and playing a number recognition game in the sun

Amazing Beans.

Last month we planted some beans. We  used magnifying glasses to examine the root and shoot of the bean before repotting them in compost. Just look how big they have grown over the Easter holidays.

Spring Art Activity.

The children were developing their observational skills while drawing a Spring Plant. Using pastels on card they had to remember to draw only ‘what they see’.

March Play Based Learning.

Big Workout Day.

The children had great fun improving their fitness levels with the Healthy Kidz team.

Easter Fun.

The children enjoyed making an Easter chick, Easter nest buns and having an Easter Egg hunt in the P1 playarea.

Active Learning Activities during Literacy Time.

The children enjoyed taking part in various group activities to help them recognise taught sounds and use them to make cvc words.

Golden Mile.

The children are improving their physical fitness during the Golden Mile challenge while they walk and jog around the school grounds.

Science Week.

The children enjoyed dressing up to celebrate science week. Inspired by the fairytale, ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ we planted beans and learned that we need to water them to help them grow. We will be watching them closely hoping they grow like Jacks did.


As our topic this term is Spring, we have been looking for signs of Spring around our school. We are also learning about plants and growth.

February Play Based Learning.

Investigating Weight.

We have been using balance scales to compare the weight of different objects. We worked together, took turns and recorded our findings.

Happy Valentines Day.

Junk Art Toys.

The boys and girls were set a task of designing and making a toy made from junk materials. First they drew their plan and made a list of materials they would need to make their chosen toy. Have a look at their amazing work!

Pancake Day.

The boys and girls enjoyed making pancakes and they all agreed they tasted yummy.

January Play Based Learning.

Fun and Games during PE.

The children are improving their fitness levels with Steve from Healthy Kidz every Tuesday.

Recognising our sounds and practising word building.

Playing through Time at Armagh County Museum.

As our WAU topic is Toys, the children joined their friends from Presentation P S  to engage in a workshop looking at Old and New Toys. The children had an amazing experience learning about the different materials that toys are made from and exploring how moving toys work. Each child had an opportunity to make a Peg doll or Peg aeroplane and play with Toys from the past.

Number Fun.

New Year, New Friendships

P1T meeting up with and having fun with P1M boys and girls from Presentation PS through our Shared Education Programme. 

December Play Based Learning.

Party Time & Christmas Fun.

We enjoyed taking part in our Nativity.

Off on our Christmas Trip to ‘Santa Got Stuck up the Chimney’ at the Navan Centre Armagh.

We have been learning about Pattern.

November Play Based Learning.