Year 1 consists of 3 classes Pandas, Leopards and Tigers. The year 1 team is currently Ms Fleming, Mrs Begum along with Mr Ainscow and Mrs Champion. The Year 1 classes are supported by Mrs Tyler, Mrs Collins and Mrs Funnell.
Year 1 is the part of Key Stage 1 and builds on the strong starting points of our Foundation Stage. Children in year 1 learn through more structured lessons with less free play but still many opportunities for practical learning. This stage consists of three core subjects mathematics, English and science together with computing and the foundation subjects of geography, history, design technology, art, music and physical education. Phonics, 'book talk' 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.
In Year 1 all children are assessed formally in the summer term when they do their Phonics Screening check. This is statutory test.