Heron Cross Primary School
Grove Road, Heron Cross
Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 4LJ

Tel: 01782 233565

Additional Funding

Please click here to view information about the school's additional funding

Year 1


           Welcome to Year 1 with

   Miss Kamarauskas, Mrs McIntyre,

     Mrs Rollin, Miss Pickerill and 

                      Mrs Wicks.

For any questions, queries, good news or achievements that you would like to share with the Year 1 Team, please speak directly to a member of staff or email heroncross@heroncross.org.uk or Y1@heroncross.org.uk and a response will be given in due course.

Yr 1 Termly Newsletters

Phonics Screening

Please click on the link below for information regarding the Year 1 Phonics Screening.

PowerPoint Phonics Screening - Meeting for Parents


*Please make sure your child brings a labelled water bottle/flask into class everyday. Pupils are able to refill their flasks when required.


Forest School and PE

Forest school has now ended for this academic year. 

Please send you child into school wearing their PE kit every Thursday instead of their school uniform. PE will be taught outdoors where possible so please ensure that you child is prepared for outdoor sport activities by wearing the following...

  • black jogging bottoms

  • white t-shirt

  • plain sweatshirt / jumper

  • trainers / pumps


Homework will alternate between work set online and work set in homework books, which will be sent home.  Homework that is set online will be accessed similarly to the Home Learning that was provided during the recent lockdown period.  In the first week back, pupils will be reminded of the programs and their usernames and passwords. Pupils have been shown how to log on and how to access the different tasks via Purple Mash.  

Pupils who are unable to access the internet at home will be given some time in school to 'catch up' on these tasks.

Homework will be set every Friday and is to be completed by the following Friday (1 week later).


Spellings for your child to learn each week are now found under Year 1 homework - Year 1 spellings. Spellings set are suitable for your child's age. Some may be repeated to embed learning. Your child will be tested on their spellings every Friday.


Our aim in Year 1 is to ensure that the children experience a smooth transition from the Foundation Stage to Key Stage One. The Year 1 curriculum builds upon and extends the experiences that the children have had in the Foundation Stage.


Learning through play continues to be an important part of the school day and the children are gradually eased into more formal learning as the year goes on so that they remain motivated, enthused and eager learners.


Walking into the Year 1 classroom feels like stepping into the pages of our Story Topic book. 

Click on the links at the side of the page to take a closer look at our learning environment.


For future periods of home learning...

Please follow the link below to watch a 'how to access our home learning' video.

(3) How To Access our Home Learning - YouTube

Children Learning from Home
Please click on our 'Year 1 Home Learning' tab for daily home learning tasks and useful information.