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Welcome to our class page! Our teacher is Miss Coyle and our classroom assistant is Mrs Craven! We will keep you updated on all the exciting things we get up to this year! ๐Ÿค— 

Shared Education 


We had lots of fun visiting our friends from Kilrea Primary School. We completed lots of fun activities on ‘The Gruffalo’ together and went on a Gruffalo Hunt in our Woodland Area! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿป


Article 14 states ‘Every child has the right to think and believe what they want to and to practise their Religion.’ 

Year One performed a fabulous Assembly for Mother’s Day. We worked so hard and all our mummies were so proud! We hope you all enjoyed your Mother’s Day and got some peace! ๐Ÿ˜ look at our beautiful painting of our mummies! ๐Ÿค— Article 7 states we all have the right to be cared for by our parents! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Congratulations to our Pupil of the Month for March! ๐ŸŽ‰

๐Ÿ“šWorld Book Day! ๐Ÿ“š

We all wore our pyjamas to school to celebrate World Book Day today and relaxed with our favourite books! We love reading in Year 1/2 - look how busy we were! Article 31 states ‘Every child has the right to relax and play.’ ๐Ÿ“š

๐ŸฅžPancake Tuesday! ๐Ÿฅž


๐ŸŽŠWell done to our pupils of the month for February!๐ŸŽŠ

We are such a hard working class in Term 2! Article 28 states ‘Every child has the right to an education.’ 

๐ŸŽ‰Congratulations to our January pupils of the month! Article 29 states ‘Every child must develop their personality, talents and abilities.’ ๐ŸŽ‰

๐ŸŽ€Grandparent’s Day! Article 5 states ‘Every child has the right to a family who help them develop their full potential.’ 


Our visit to the Post Office! 


Our new topic is the Post Office. We have been learning all about the journey of a letter and  the role of a postman/postwoman. We worked very hard writing a letter to our parents, so we took the journey to the Post Office to buy a stamp and post our letters! Our parents will love getting some post delivered to their house! We even got to chat to the Postman all about his job along the way! ๐Ÿ“ฌโœ‰๏ธ๐Ÿ“ฎ

Food Glorious Food! 

We love learning about different types of food and trying out new things! We made healthy fruit smoothies, decorated our Gingerbread men and enjoyed some hot chocolate and marshmallows in our outdoor learning area! ๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿ‰โ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿช

Christmas is an exciting time in Year 1/2!! Article 14 states ‘Every child has the right to explore beliefs, religions and traditions.’ ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ๐Ÿคถ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽ„โ„๏ธ

๐Ÿ“ฝCinema Trip ๐Ÿ“ฝ

We travelled to Maghera cinema on Friday to watch ‘Nativity Rocks!’ We really enjoyed the film, especially in the relaxing chairs! Article 31 states  ‘ Every child has the right to relax.’ 


Well done to our pupils of the month in December!! ๐ŸŽ‰

Congratulations to our November pupils of the Month!!๐ŸŽ‰

Today to celebrate the Pearse’s 75th Anniversary, we had a special ‘Kilrea Day.’ We all wore red and white. We all took part in GAA sports this afternoon and showed off our sporting talents. We played camogie, hurling and football. We have a lot of sporting stars in Year One and Two! Just look at what they can do! ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ญ 

โš ๏ธIntruder Alert! โš ๏ธ


When we came into school, you will never believe what we saw! There were mucky footprints, a broken chair, a broken bowl and porridge all over the floor! Goldilocks had been in St. Columba’s! We had to work out where the footprints came from, why she broke the chair and we followed her footprints where we found part of her dress!! Goldilocks was very naughty - we hope she isn’t playing tricks around Kilrea! Article 31 states ‘Every child has the right to take part in a wide range of artistic and fun activities.’ 

Congratulations to our October pupils of the Month!!๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰

Happy Halloween!! ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ
We had great fun taking part in our ‘Spookathon’ fundraiser . We all dressed up in our Halloween costumes and completed our ‘Daily Mile.’ Thank you so much to everyone who sponsored our ‘Spookathon.’ We raised over £4000! ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿฆ‡ 

Ditch the Dark Day!


We all looked fantastic on Friday wearing our bright colours for 'Ditch the Dark Day!' So many of Year 1/2 are now walking all or part of their journey to school! Article 3 states ‘the safety and best interests of each child is a top priority.’ 

We had lots of fun during EU Code Week! We explored coding through the app 'Kodable.' We entered lots of instructions for Kody to travel through the garden - for some levels we needed our partner for a helping hand! :)

Cancer Focus visited St. Columba's along with Genevieve the goat! Genevieve told us all about eating our five fruit and vegetables a day and how important it is to drink lots of water! Article 24 states 'every child has the right to the best possible health!'

Well done to our September Pupils of the Month! :)

Poor Humpty Dumpty!! We had a science experiment to explore which materials would protect Humpty if he fell off the wall again!  ๐Ÿ™ˆ We tested cotton wool, feathers and paper - they didn’t keep him from cracking! The best material were the porridge oats! Super scientists working hard in Year 1/2! ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜„

We love it when our buddies come to visit us! ๐Ÿค—

Article 15 of the Right of the Child states 'Every child has the right to meet other children!'

We are having lots of fun in our first days of Year One and Two! ๐Ÿค—๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ– Article 31 states 'Every child has the right to play!'