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Herbert Strutt Primary School

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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


Autumn 2

In Year One we have been enjoying books written by John Burningham. 

After reading ‘Oi! Get off our train’ we made posters about endangered animals and some of the problems the animals face.

We wrote some fantastic stories retelling the events of Mr Gumpy’s Motor Car.



Year 1 have been enjoying their topic on castles.

We had a great time dressing up on our WOW day.

On our trip to Conisbrough Castle we learned what it might have been like to live in the castle and all the preparations that would have taken place to have a party for the king.


Our new topic following the half term break will be “What did we do before cars?” We will be looking at how people have travelled throughout history and how cars, trains and bikes have changed during this time.


At parents evening, we had requests from some parents about how best to help their child with phonics. We thought it would be useful to share this information with all.

Your child has a sound chart. This covers the phonemes we practice in Year 1. It will show you the letter patterns we use to build our reading and writing. There are picture examples to help.

As ever, if you have any queries, please do not hesitate to ask us. We are happy to help.

Mrs Crabb & Mrs Skidmore.

Last update: 2017-01-04