Year 1


Year 1 consists of 3 classes Pandas, Leopards and Tigers. The year 1 team are currently Miss Barnes, Mrs Tyler, Ms Fleming, Mrs Zastron and Mrs Funnell.

Year 1 is the part of Key Stage 1 and builds on the string starting points of our Foundation Stage. Children in year 1 learn through more structured lessons with less free play but many opportunities for practical learning. This stage consists of three core subjects mathematics, literacy and science together with computing and the foundation subjects of geography, history, design technology, art, music and physical education. Phonics, guided reading and handwriting are part of daily life here at Heronshaw school too.

Children in Key Stage 1 are taught through a 'topic approach'. During these years of school life, children are encouraged to learn both practically and academically and all work is monitored to ensure that students are making the desired progress. We encourage children to take pride in their achievements and adopt an independent and self-reliant approach to school and particular attention is given to the social and emotional development of all children.