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E P Collier

Primary School and Nursery

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Year 1/2

KS1 Transition.mp4

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Staff in Year 1 and Year 2

Teachers - Miss Watkin, Mrs Lee, Mrs O'Neill and Ms Barnett

Learning Support Assistants: Mrs Dhall, Mrs Jhala, Miss Gillies and Miss Schultz.

Year 1 Starlings have PE on Tuesday and Friday.

Year 1 Magpies have PE on Monday and Thursday.

Year 2 Goldcrests have PE on Wednesday and Thursday.

Year 2 Nightingale have PE on Monday and Thursday .

 

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. Many thanks.

 

If you have any queries please contact us on

KS1parents@epcollier.reading.sch.uk

Naming Uniform

Please ensure that all of your child's uniform are named on the label (initials are fine as long as the clothes are identifiable).

This means that if their jumpers get mixed up, they are easy to find as all of the jumpers look the same!

Spellings

  •   Year 1 Common words

the   a   do   to   today   of   said   says   are   were  was   is   his   has   I   you   your   they   be   he   me  she we   no   go   so   by   my   here   there   where   love   come   some   one   once   ask   friend   school put   push   pull   full   house   our

  • Year 2 Common Words

door  floor  poor  because  behind  find  kind  mind   most  wild  child  children  climb  only  old  cold  gold  hold  told  both  every  everybody  even  great  break  steak   pretty  beautiful  after  fast  last  past  father  eye  class  grass  pass  plant  hour  path  bath  move  prove  improve  sure  sugar  could  should   would  who  whole  any  many  clothes  busy  people  water  again  half  money  Mr  Mrs  parents  Christmas  away  good  going  think  home  didn't  know  bear  can't  wanted  things  new  eat  everyone  through  right  these  began  animals  never  next  first  second  lots  baby

 

 

Knowledge Organisers

Purpose:

To share  additional information about our curriculum. Please share these with your child and help them to learn the key vocabulary.

 

 

Recommended Reading List- Year 2

This year, we will be issuing the children with two colour books that they can take home to read. These are to last the children until Friday when they need to bring them back in and their class teacher will then change them for two new colour books to last your child over the weekend. 

Their yellow reading record needs to be brought in every day. 

Welcome to KS1 transition Video 2020.mp4

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Supporting your child with their learning

There are useful links to resources to support your children with maths, reading, writing and handwriting on our school website.

To find these links go to Learning >> Curriculum >> Subject pages >>

In Computing we have been using Google Chrome Music Lab to explore the work of Kandinsky and to create our own music! 

In our Year One Maths lessons, we have been learning about place value within 20. We have also been practising addition and subtraction by counting on and back on a number line, and using tens frames to support us. With this knowledge, we have been able to compare two numbers and see whether one is greater than, less than, or equal to the other. We have finished this unit and are just about to move onto place value within 50. For this, we will be counting on and back from any given number, comparing two numbers within 50, and representing numbers within 50. In Year Two, we have been partitioning two digit numbers into tens and ones and comparing objects and numbers using symbols. We have also been looking at a range of mathematical problem solving.

In English we have been learning about the Tear Thief story for our fiction, and we wrote our own short stories. We will now be moving on to learning about the human body and we will produce an information booklet about how to stay healthy for our non-fiction unit. In Year One, we have been working hard to use our phonics to spell words and form our letters correctly. We have also been working on using s and es for plural words, and ed and ing suffix ending words. In Year Two, we have been punctuating our sentences with capital letters and full stops and using our phonics to spell words correctly independently. We are really enjoying learning the features of poetry and writing our own poems.

In our whole class reading we have just started reading the Poem 'Leaves' by Elsie Brady. We are enjoying discussing the movement created using the different vacabulary.

In Science we have been learning about the human body and exploring our five senses. We have learned about the names for the different body parts, and have explored our senses by tasting a variety of foods and listening to some different music to explore how it makes them feel.

In History we are learning about Louis Braille. We have been sequencing his life, and have had a go at writing our names and the names of other objects using the Braille alphabet to help us to imagine what it was like for Louis Braille. We had a really nice discussion about what Louis Braille might have found difficult, and how we could help him to overcome these problems.

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