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Herbert Strutt Primary School

We Care, Challenge, Achieve and Open Minds


Year 1 – Autumn 2

Our topic this half term is called ‘What did we do before cars?’

To start our topic we had a WOW day. We had so much fun building train tracks, making a human train, creating pictures from a train window,

conducting a traffic survey and playing with the small world toys.

We were so lucky because Arthur’s Dad is a train driver so he came into school dressed in his uniform and told us all about his very important job.

Come and see what fun we had



In Science we have been learning all about materials and their properties.

To finish our science and castle topic we had to use what we had learnt to build the strongest possible castle.

We used wooden blocks, lego, junk modelling boxes, stickle bricks and plastic shapes.

Once we had built our castles we had to test how strong they were using the ‘canon balls.’

Look at the pictures to see how we got on.

Year 1 

We are using Lexia Core 5, an online program, to support reading. Our Year 1 children have become very good at logging onto Lexia on the Ipads and now do so independently. Lexia is individualised but identifying beginning sounds, letter names and word building are just some examples of the areas children are practising




Last update: 2018-11-07