Year 1

Mrs Russell

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Mrs Moncrieff


Miss Nelson

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Lexia is a fun computer-based program.  The activities focus on developing reading skills in six areas: phonological awareness, phonics, structural analysis, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.  The program is designed to allow the children to complete the activities independently.  It will move the children on when ready, and it provides additional support when needed.

As well as being given time to complete Lexia activities within the school week, your child will also benefit from spending at least two additional twenty minute sessions at home.

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Educational Visits

Each term, every class goes on three Educational visits.  These visits provide a fun and valuable learning experience which will link with teaching back at school.  This was highlighted as a strong feature of our school by OFSTED on their last visit. Currently, we are unable to go on any educational visits, however, we have arranged virtual visits to continue learning and experiencing educational content outside of the classroom.

Have a look at some visits that we have been on in Year 1 recently.

Shildon Railway Museum
Shildon Railway Museum

Local House Study
Local House Study

Beamish Museum
Beamish Museum

Shildon Railway Museum
Shildon Railway Museum



Alongside the weekly spellings that the children receive in their spelling books it is important that they also learn to easily read and spell the first 100 High Frequency Words (the words that are regularly used).  These are divided into 4 groups according to the phase of Letters and Sounds that your child is working on. There is a further 200 High Frequency Words following these 4 groups.

In addition there are lists of words that the children need to learn that do not follow the spelling “rules”.  These are referred to as key stage one Common Exception Words.