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E P Collier

Primary School and Nursery

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Year 1

         

 

Welcome to Year 1!

Teachers: Sahra Watkin and Emma O'Neill

LSA's: Helen Beales, Dharal Jhala, Lucy Gillies and Rachna Dhall

 

1EON have PE on Tuesday morning and Friday afternoon.

1SW have PE on Wednesday morning and Friday afternoon.

1EON go to the library on Tuesday afternoon.

1SW go to the library on Wednesday afternoon.

We suggest to the children that they bring their PE kit in on Monday and keep it in school until Friday. 

Please ensure that you provide your child with a named PE kit on these days and return their library book in time to change it- many thanks smiley

 

 Homework

 

 

We will be sending Phonics homework every Friday. This is to provide extra support alongside what we are teaching. We don't expect for homework to be brought back into school. 

 

JOY OF READING POWERPOINT

Welcome to Year One Transition Meeting PPT

English

In English we have been having great fun with making biscuits for the Gruffalo and then writing instructions on how to make them.

In the weeks leading up to Christmas we will be having a Christmas theme. It's the teachers opportunity to fully immerse ourselves with all things to do with Christmas!

 

 

We are focusing on the following outcomes:

  • English Journey

  • I can use 'and' to join ideas within a sentence.
  • I can use common exception words.
  • I can orally rehearse what I want to write.
  • I can retell a story.
  • I can sequence sentences to form a short narrative.
  • I can use a capital letter and a full stop.
  • I can use an exclamation mark. 
  • I can use the personal pronoun 'I'.

 

Making Gruffalo biscuits

Making Gruffalo biscuits 1
Making Gruffalo biscuits 2
Making Gruffalo biscuits 3

Recommended Reading List - Year 1

Maths

In Maths we have been learning about 2D and 3D shapes. We have gone on a shape hunt around the school to find examples of 2D and 3D shapes. We have also made pictures and patterns using 2D shapes. We had great fun making towers out of 3D shapes.

 

Over the next couple of weeks we will be having a focus on money We will be focusing on the following outcomes: 

Maths Journey: 

  • I can recognise coins.
  • I know the value of coins.
  • I count coins.
  • I can compare amounts of money.
  • I can coins.
  • I can name and recognise notes.

 

 

 

 

Our 3D shape towers

Our 3D shape towers 1
Our 3D shape towers 2

Computing

In computing this term we are using the computers to algorithms. We are learning about how to give a set of instructions to an object ot make it do certain things. 

 

Science

 

We are continuing to look at materials in science. 

 

We are focusing on the following outcomes: 

Science Journey: 

 

I can compare and sort materials according to their properties.

 I can investigate which materials are the most absorbent

  I can test a material to see whether it is waterproof.

 I can investigate which materials are opaque and which are transparent

 I can investigate how objects can be changed by squashing, bending, stretching and twisting.

 I can compare and sort materials according to their properties.

 I can investigate which materials are the most absorbent

  I can test a material to see whether it is waterproof.

  I can investigate which materials are opaque and which are transparent

 I can investigate how objects can be changed by squashing, bending, stretching and twisting.

 I can compare and sort materials according to their properties.

 I can investigate which materials are the most absorbent

 I can test a material to see whether it is waterproof.

  I can investigate which materials are opaque and which are transparent

 I can investigate how objects can be changed by squashing, bending, stretching and twisting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Music and PSHE

In music we follow a scheme called Charanga. This term we will be focusing on learning our Nativity songs. 

In  PSHE we are exploring getting on and falling out. We will be teaching the children about how to be a good friend.

 

PE

In PE this half term we are teaching the children throwing and catching skills using different apparatus. We have also started our first unit of dance.

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History

 

This term in history we will be learning about Rosa Parks as part of a unit on black history. We will be learning about how there was segregation between black and white people in the 1950s, and we will also be learning about the differences in schools during this time.

                                                                                 RE

In RE we are learning about celebrations and different festivals. We had a lovely afternoon where we all made a Christingle which Christians use to celebrate Christmas. Each part of the Christingle represents something different. Why not ask your child to tell you what they remember about this.

Christingles

Christingles 1
Christingles 2
Christingles 3
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