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Oakgrove Integrated Primary & Nursery School, Limavady

Welcome to P1

Welcome to Primary 1 from Ms Mc Corkell and Mrs Veevers.  We are looking forward to a wonderful year.

We will update our P1 page throughout the year so please keep checking in! 


The Learning Environment

We provide a learning environment that is:

  • Safe
  • Welcoming
  • Nurturing
  • Stimulating
  • Child-centred

Foundation Stage is led by highly skilled, enthusiastic, friendly and caring staff.

Every child is important.  We will plan together to meet their unique learning styles while encouraging each child to develop intellectually, personally, physically, socially, emotionally and at their own pace.

We lay the foundations for successful Active Learning which is skills focused and age appropriate. This practical, hands-on approach enables each child to achieve their potential by encouraging them to:

  • experiment
  • create
  • explore
  • have fun
  • self manage
  • imagine
  • ask questions
  • investigate
  • evaluate
  • apply knowledge and skills to everyday life

Children learn best by:

  • Practically ‘doing’
  • Using their own curiosity
  • Learning through creative & challenging play
  • Reporting back
  • Using a wide range of resources
  • Developing relationships- children & adults
  • Always ‘Have a Go!’

(Adapted from ‘Understanding the Foundation Stage’ CCEA, 2006)

Learning Through Play:

  • Looking
  • Listening
  • Talking
  • Doing

Primary One Learning Through Play

Alpha Blocks
Literacy development

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Ten Top Tips for School

  1. Go to bed early on school nights. Children need to be asleep by 7.30/8.00pm to get their much needed 12hours sleep.
  2. Always eat a healthy breakfast- it will help you to concentrate, learn and play.
  3. Bring in 1 piece of fresh fruit for break each day. Place it in the class fruit bowl when you come into class. This will be cut up and shared among each table. This way everyone has a break to eat and children try a variety of fruit every day for break. (NB: Break is fresh fruit only- no other break allowed)
  4. All children are encouraged to drink lots of water every day throughout the day in class. Please do not send in any drinks, juices or bottles.
  5. Try a little bit of everything on your plate at lunch/tea time, if you don’t like something just leave it on the side of your plate.
  6. Aim to eat dinner together as a family when you can. This encourages table manners, healthy eating and gives everyone a chance to talk about their day. It supports the routines that children are learning in school.
  7. Talk to your child about school every day, listen to them and share how your day went too.
  8. Read our monthly newsletter and support the learning targets with home activities.
  9. Read to your child at least once a day.

Our First Day


Parent Workshops

11th Oct 2023

Videos & Songs

Jolly Phonics
30th Aug 2023
Baby Animal Song
7th Apr 2020
Exercise, Rhyme and Freeze
7th Apr 2020
Letter Formation
7th Apr 2020
ABC Mouse for Letter Sounds
7th Apr 2020
2D Shapes
7th Apr 2020
Days of the Week
7th Apr 2020
Counting 0 to 20
7th Apr 2020
Counting 0 to 10 up and down
7th Apr 2020
Number Formation
7th Apr 2020
NUMBERJACKS | Carry On Counting
20th Mar 2020
Knick Knack Paddy Whack
20th Mar 2020