Rosetta Primary School

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Knockbreda Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland BT6 0JA

02890 491650

Rosetta Primary School

‘Nurturing and inspiring every child towards success.’

Miss Brown’s virtual tour P1 intake September 2021

WELCOME TO P1 with Miss Brown!!

Well done to all the Primary One children who have settled in so well. A big thank you to parents for all your support so far. It is much appreciated!

Already the children have made lots of new friends and have learnt many new skills. The children have been learning;

- to sort, match, count and recognise numbers   

  within 10

- make sets and patterns

- pre writing and pre reading skills

- sequence a story and make titles

- all about the signs of Autumn and Harvest

- to make class rules and be a good friend  

All About Me

We will be learning all about;

  • Our bodies
  • Organs and their functions
  • Families
  • Different cultures
  • Senses
  • Hospitals
  • Babies

We love learning all about our families and how we are all different. We decided it is so much better to be different than to all be the same! We have also learnt how our bodies are all different and looked at what happens inside our bodies. It really is amazing the journey our food goes on!

This really is a fantastic topic for young children which creates so many opportunities for learning and exploring.


As part of our ‘All About Me’ topic P1 have been learning about skeletons and bones.


This week we went on our Autumn walk around the school grounds.

We collected lots to use for our Autumn crafts.

Making Vegetable Soup

What could be better after a chilly autumn walk than a bowl of delicious homemade vegetable soup!
We all helped to peel and chop the vegetables and then enjoyed (at least some of us did) a delicious cup of our very own soup.

The corridor smelled delicious and some of the teachers said their tummies were rumbling.

In Rosetta Primary we are very good at supporting charities and having fun days.

We got to come into school with really wacky hair to raise money for The Northern Ireland Hospice. Even some of the teachers and classroom assistants joined in. 

We also had “Odd Socks Day”. This was part of Anti-bullying week. We learnt that we are all different and that differences are good. We should respect each other and our differences. 

It’s time for vibrant colours, eye-popping fireworks, twinkling lights and delicious food! Ready? Then check out our facts about Diwali…

  • Diwali is an important religious festival originating in India.
  • Rangoli is a popular Diwali tradition –– beautiful patterns made using colourful powders and flowers. People draw rangoli on the floor by the entrance of their homes to welcome the gods and bring good luck!
  • During this festival, people decorate their homes with lights and oil lamps, called diyas.
  • Diwali, a five-day festival of lights.

Look at our lovely diyas......

As part of our Light and Dark topic we have ventured off to explore a little bit of space!

We have had lots of fun playing with space toys, as well as making rockets and their control panels from junk materials. We have even been designing some aliens.



What Is a Shadow?

You are running around in the park on a bright, sunny day, but you aren't alone. It seems that everywhere you go, something is following you. When you walk slowly, it walks slowly; and when you run, it runs! But you aren't being chased by a person - it's just your shadow!

A shadow is the dark shape made when something blocks light. You must have a source of light in order to have shadows.

Some sources of light include the sun, a light bulb in your room, a torch, or a campfire that you sit around and roast marshmallows. All kinds of things are great at blocking that light and making shadows, including trees, fences, buildings - and you!

We had great fun making shadow animals on the interactive whiteboard. We found out that the closer we are to the light the bigger the shadow is and the further away we are from the light the smaller the shadow is.

Camping can be lots of fun, with so many things to explore and experience! We thought we would like to try some of the fun camping activities that we discussed.

Have a look at our list of activities we thought we could do and then see the pictures of us doing some of the activities.


Our list of activities:

  • put up a tent
  • make a campfire
  • cook some hotdogs
  • make hot chocolate
  • sing songs
  • tell scary stories
  • look at the stars
  • make shadows
  • toast marshmallows

Oh no!!!! Eddie the Elf is back ........

Every year we have a visit from a naughty little elf, he watches how we are behaving but when he is alone he is a little scamp!!!

He brought a little note and made some mischief last night in our classroom ........... come back each day to see what the naughty scamp has been up to overnight!

There has been great fun in P1 over the last few days!  Eddie has been up to lots of mischief and can you believe it...... his wish came true!!  We arrived into school and Eddie was much taller than he had been yesterday, we were soooo surprised!

He’s going to help us with our maths later, we are learning about taller and shorter.