Dundee Road, Stoke-on-Trent ST1 4BS

01782 235711



Welcome to our Year 1 class page

In Year 1 you will find Mrs Kirkham, Miss Sajid, and our teaching assistants are Miss Hussain and Mrs Payne. 

Our School Council representatives are Shayan, Aliza, Rohaan and Hidayyah-Noor.

Year 1 begins the children's journey into Key Stage One, so it's a very important year!  We do lots of hands on learning through our inspiring and creative curriculum. We look forward to sharing our new and exciting news with you about all the fantastic things that happen in our Year 1 class.

Reading and Phonics

Learning to read is one of the most important things your child will learn at Etruscan Primary. This is implemented through effective teaching of our RWI phonics to help our children in year 1 to develop the vital skills they need to become fluent and excellent readers. It is important for you to listen to your child read their reading book every night and sign their reading diary. Children can also login to Bug Club for an interactive and fun reading experience online

This half term we will be learning ......

Local History Week

This spring term, we have been learning about Josiah Wedgewood. Children had lots of fun creating their own fact file about where Josiah Wedgwood lived, his family and how he became a successful and famous potter. We learnt about how and why canals were formed in our local area and created our own Jasperware plates which resembled Wedgewood’s famous pottery.

Spring 1 - Art

This spring term, we introduced a famous artist called Claude Monet. His paintings were inspired by his beautiful garden and he used ‘impressionism’ to recreate what he saw onto his canvas using bright colours. Children had fun mixing primary colours together and adding white and black paint to their colours to change the tone. Then children used their artistic skills inspired my Monet to recreate his paintings and his most famous painting called “The Water Lily Pond”.