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FS2 2019 - 2020

Mrs Thomas

Mrs Thomas

I have been a teacher at Ivy Bank for the last 8 years and am the manager of the Early Years Department. I enjoy being part of the wonderful team that we have in EYFS here and am constantly amazed at how the children learn and how much progress can be made at such a young age. I look forward to my journey with your child(ren)!
I enjoy singing, dancing and drama and eating! Due to the previous high number of staff being called Thompson, I am often referred to as Mrs Tom!
If you need to contact me directly, please email me at sthomas@ivybank.cheshire.sch.uk
Please be aware that I will probably not be able to read or check emails during the school day. If your message is urgent, please phone or email the school as usual.

Mr Walker

Mr Walker

I am currently teaching in EYFS2, having previously taught in Year 2, Year 3, Year 4 and Year 5 for a number of years at Ivy Bank School (though I am only 10 and an increasing bit years old!) I love solving Rubik's Cubes and mucking around on computers in my spare time.

Welcome to EYFS2!

We have 2 teachers - Mr. Walker & Mrs Thomas.

We are fortunate to have a number of wonderful teaching assistants to help us - Mrs Amin, Miss Press, Mrs Nesom, Miss Brooks.

Our Topic

This half term our topic is: 'Transport and People who Help us'  


We will be setting regular work for the children that may be accessed online. Click here!


Reading Books

Please make sure your child's reading books and record are in school every day. We recommend that you read with your child for a short time, every evening.  For 5 reads or more in each week, the children receive 5 merit points and a sticker - they LOVE stickers!

Sight word wallets - please let us know if your child is ready for new sight words to add to their wallet - please ensure these remain in book bags.


PE kit is needed in school every week. Your child will need to have named shorts and t-shirt in a named bag.   We leave the PE kit in school for the whole half term and we send it home for a wash over the holidays. Our allocated PE time is on a Monday.



  • 'Homework Books'  will feature a piece of work to support an area of your child's learning. These will be sent home on a Friday and will be due in before the following Thursday.

  • PAWS (Purposeful Activities Without School) - This homework is optional.  Why not choose one of these activities each week to complete?  You will find these at the back of your homework book.

  • Phonic Books - These will contain homework relating to what your child has been taught or needs consolidation in from the week.

  • Intervention homework (for those who are on the programme) is handed out on a Thursday and you will have a week to complete it.  Please send the whole pack back into school with your child including the envelope.

Here are some links to some of the websites that we use in class to support our learning. Click on the pictures below:

http://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/   You will shortly be sent a log in for your child.

 Buried treasure phonics game (select phase 2 or phase 3)

Practise reading some high frequency words


    Phonics Bug    Logins will be at the back of your child's reading diary once allocated

 Interactive Resources maths games - Select 'pupil' - Username: ivybank1 Password: ivybank

Files to Download

FS2: News items

Fruit Tasting, by Mrs Thomas

Our Cheeky Little Elf, by Mrs Thomas

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