E P Collier

Primary School and Nursery

Nurture. Discover. Achieve.

Year 1

Letter to Key Stage One Pupils from Ms Barnett



Welcome to Year 1!


Please scroll down for home learning activities for week 8. 

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





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. 



Welcome to Year One Transition Meeting PPT


In English we have been using a variety of traditional tales to help us to write a set of instructions. We have also been working on a non-fiction unit which is linked to our Geography. We have been learning about the four countries in the UK and have been using our facts to write an information booklet. 



We are focusing on the following outcomes:

  • English Journey

  • I can say a sentence out loud before I write it. 
  • I can use my phonics to write a sentence. 
  • I can use capital letters and full stops. 
  • I can use a capital letter for names of people and places. 
  • I can use 'and' to join my ideas in a sentence.


Recommended Reading List - Year 1


In Maths we have been learning about addition and subtraction with numbers to 20. We have been practising our number bonds to 20. We have also been using tens frames and number lines to help us with counting on and counting back. We have also been learning about the fact families and we have been comparing number sentences. 


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 add by counting on 
  • I can find and make number bonds to 20
  • I can solve subtraction calculations
  • I can solve subtraction word problems
  • I can find the difference between two numbers
  • I can find fact families
  • I can compare number sentences 






In computing this term we are using Espresso to practise our coding skills. 




We are now looking at animals including humans. As a part of this we will be having Farms for Ewe visit. 


We are focusing on the following outcomes: 

Science Journey: 


I know that animals, including humans, need water, food and air for survival.

I know that animals, including humans, have offspring which grow into adults.


I can recognise what stage of growth an animal, including a human, is at.

I can ask simple questions and recognise that they can be answered in different ways.

I can identify and classify through sorting and grouping and explaining decisions made.

I can use observations to suggest answers to questions.












In  PSHE we are exploring bullying. we are discussing what bullying means and what you can do if you are being bullied. 



In PE this half term we are teaching the children different ways to move their bodies. We are also practising our hitting and dribbling skills with different pieces of equipment. 

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This term in Geography we are learning about the four different countries that make up the United Kingdom. 


Learning Journey: 

L.I: I can use maps to identify the 4 countries of the UK and their capital cities.


L.I: I know the national emblem and flag for each country within the UK.


L.I: I can use N,S,E,W compass points.


L.I: I can make a simple map with a key.