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Year 1 2021 - 2022

Mrs Thompson
Mrs Thompson

Mrs Thompson

I have been working at Ivy Bank since 2010 and in that time I have taught in Year 2, Year 3 and Year 6. Working at Ivy Bank is great fun because the staff are all very kind and friendly but most importantly the children are fantastic! When I am not at school, I like to go walking in the hills and spend time with my family.

I am looking forward to an exciting year in Year 1, please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or queries: hthompson@ivybank.cheshire.sch.uk

Mrs Barber
Mrs Barber

Mrs Barber

I have worked at Ivy Bank for over 22 years! In that time I have taught in year 1, year 2, and within the resourced provision. I love engaging children and witnessing the 'light bulb' moments! When I'm not at school I enjoy reading and going to the gym. I am looking forward to another exciting year in year 1, please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or queries.

Miss Williams

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Year One at Ivy Bank!

Mrs Barber and Miss Williams are the class teachers and we have two full time teaching assistants, Miss Bentley and Miss Prest.  

Welcome to Autumn Term in Year One! 

Find out about what we are learning this half term download our overview below and keep an eye on our page where we will showcase what we have been learning! You will find the year 1 objectives and reading expectations attached below. These objectives are covered throughout the year, please note the highlighted objectives are the key objectives that need to be secured by the end of year 1

Please find the Packtypes P.A.W.S optional homework for Autumn term below. Feel free to download the form and return to your class teacher when complete. 


In line with Letters and Sounds, year one children are given a spelling based homework every Friday. Please can you ensure their homework books are handed in by Wednesday. Phonics games are also listed in our 'Useful links' section.

At the end of the year the children are expected to spell most of the Year 1 common exception words - please see a list of these words below:'Year 1 Spellings'. 


Every week we set a maths activity linked to what the children have been learning that week. This will also be set on a Friday and handed in on a Wednesday. 

PE Kits

PE days are:

Mrs Barber:

  • Monday - Outdoor PE
  • Wednesday - Indoor PE

Miss Williams:

  • Monday - Outdoor PE
  • Tuesday - Indoor PE

As it gets colder, for outdoor PE your child will need leggings/jogging bottoms and a suitable top (they can wear their school cardigan/sweatshirt if you wish).  Children also need trainers.  Children also need shorts and t-shirt for indoor PE.

Individual Reading Books

Children are heard by an adult during the course of the week through individual reading and whole class guided reading. Children should be encouraged to read daily to an adult for 10 minutes, taking time to talk, answer questions when appropriate and to recap what they have read. 

Children change their reading books at least once a week at school. Children are also encouraged to use Reading Eggs at home. 

Class Cover

Mrs Nesbitt works within the year group covering Teacher’s PPA time (Each teacher has time every other week for planning, preparation and assessment).

Mrs Barber also has SENDCO time every Tuesday and Thursday, therefore Mrs Amin teaches on these days.

Miss Williams has ECT time every Monday, therefore Mrs Corrigan teaches on this day. 

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Ivy Bank Primary School

Valley Road Macclesfield, Cheshire SK11 8PB

Mrs Sarah Gill | Headteacher

01625 448014