Cookstown Primary School

'Educating today's children for tomorrow'

Coolnafranky Demesne, 20 Molesworth Street, County Tyrone, BT80 8PF

Tel: 028 8676 2622

Year 1 Latest News


Fun in the park


The boys and girls in Year 1 are really enjoying their new topic ‘The Seaside’. They are having lots of fun working in the ice-cream shop, painting seaside pictures, making sea animals, building sandcastles, splashing in the water and making boats using the large construction blocks.

Outdoor Play

Year 1 made the most of the good weather last week and had great fun doing outdoor play. Year 1 have also been enjoying time with their new friends at Holy Trinity School through Shared Education.

The Farm

During the past 6 weeks our topic in P1 has been ‘The Farm’. We have been doing lots of different activities associated with our topic.

Shared Education


P1 are learning about farms in their topic this year. Heath and Mason are playing with the tractor and the farm animals.  They are learning about the job of a farmer and what he grows in the fields.


P1 are learning about 2d shapes. We have had lots of fun searching for them outside and making pictures with our shapes in the classroom. 

Chalk Art

We enjoyed creating snowmen and winter pictures with chalk. After using the white chalk we decorated our pictures with coloured chalk.

Brrr it's freezing

Our current Year 1 topic is ‘Brrr it’s freezing’. The children have had great fun playing and sliding around in the snow. We have been learning about the Arctic and the children have been doing lots of activities during Play, World Around Us and Art lessons. 

Christmas Jumper Day

On the 15th December we had a Christmas jumper day to raise money for the charity Save the Children. Check out all our festive gear below!


Our Year 1 topic is all about bears and the children have had great fun finding out about them. We have been sorting bears, painting bears, playing with porridge dough, making porridge and going on bear hunts!

Autumn Art

The Year 1 children have been finding out all about Autumn. We went on an Autumn walk round the school grounds observing the changes in our environment. We collected leaves and sorted them. We also used them to do leaf prints in art. The children have also been chopping up vegetables in the house area.


Firework Art

Fruit and Vegetables 

Jack and the bean stalk

The Year 1 children have been happily settling into school. They have been learning all about their new topic, Jack and the Beanstalk, through play and work.

Let's meet the Year 1's!

Back to school letter

To download a copy of the Year 1 back to school letter click here.


Here you will find resources specific to our year group.