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St Brigids PS, Downpatrick


Welcome to our Primary Two class page. Our aim in Foundation Stage is to ensure all children are happy, safe and confident throughout their learning experiences in school. It is important to us that the children are excited to learn and enjoy coming to school every day. We ensure learning is flexible and meets the needs of all individual children in our class.

Our teacher is Miss Cunningham and our wonderful classroom assistants are Mrs Morrison and Mrs McConvey.

In Primary Two, we have been exploring lots of amazing new topics. So far we have learned about The Dentist and Healthy Eating, The Jungle, Castles, Knights and Fairytales and our latest topic is Houses and Homes. We have lots of innovative learning opportunities and our children have access to a stimulating and engaging indoor and outdoor learning environment. The children love learning through play and have lots of opportunities for innovative and inspiring learning. Play is essential for the development of communication and language skills and it also enables our children to develop social skills, cognitive, critical thinking and fine motor skills. Our children love showing all of their lovely parents what they have been getting up to during play on Seesaw. It is important to cherish these memories in photographs.

In literacy we have been exploring phonics sounds through the Jolly Phonics programme. The children have lots of practical opportunities to practise letter formation and writing skills. There are also plenty of reading opportunities and in Primary Two we encourage our children to sound out unfamiliar words and to look at the pictures to give them clues. We work on developing key reading strategies to ensure each child progresses in their own reading development stage.

In Numeracy we have been focusing on many areas including Number, Mental Maths, Shape and Space, Data Handling, Measures and Problem Solving. The children are given lots of opportunities to explore practical maths experiences to enhance their numeracy skills. Primary Two love playing Mental Maths games, particularly Number Showdown which helps us to use our thinking skills! It is lots of fun!

We  look forward to our weekly table star competitions and love being rewarded for all of the amazing work we do! We are very kind in our class and we look after our friends and this is most important to us in St Brigid’s!

Keep an eye out on our page to see what we have been up to so far this year! We hope you enjoy our class page. Thank you for visiting.