We will, as our pupils are growing and learning with us, care for, support and safeguard them whilst striving to encourage them to be responsible citizens and do the same for each other and their wider community.


We will strive to ignite our pupils’ desire and enthusiasm to learn without limits.


We will aim to encourage our pupils and school community to develop academically and socially which will develop their desire to explore the wider world, skilled and equipped to find out even more.


We will foster belief through believing in yourself, taking on challenges and digging deep within yourself to conquer fears.

Year 1





Our teaching team...





Mrs G HuntMrs K WeaverMrs H PilkingtonMrs J Roberts 
Miss T MillinMiss L Potts   







Start of the day – Doors open at 8:35am. Children can enter school and will be asked to complete morning tasks. 

Registration – 8.35-8.45am. Registers close at 8:45am, after which a child will be marked as late. 

Break Time – 10.30am until 10.45am

Lunch Time – 11.45am until 12.45pm. Year 1 will usually eat in the canteen from 11.45am to 12.00pm,

End of the day – Our teaching time will end at 3.00pm and the children will exit from Door 1 shortly after.





Each Thursday, children will receive a homework task. The weekly homework will go out each Thursday and is expected to be completed by the following Wednesday. The homework usually reflects the phonics your child has learnt that week.


During the Autumn and Spring term, a project-based homework will be set on Google Classroom, known as ‘Six Ways to Be Smart'. Usually, the child will have 6 weeks to complete one of the six given tasks. The time available is much greater than our weekly homework and therefore, we expect that the standard of work in the finished piece should reflect this. Click on our 6WTBS page for current details.


Your child’s passwords for Purple Mash should be available in your child’s reading record. 





Children are expected to read for 10 minutes each day. We ask that a note is made in their reading record with a parent/carer signature to show this, so that we capture your child’s reading experience across the year. Your child will have two appropriate books from our book bands: a choosing book and a guided reading book, but these can be supplemented by reading other books and texts at home.


Children will change their ‘choosing book’ on a Monday and change their ‘guided reading’ book on a Wednesday. It is essential that both books and the children’s reading records are in school everyday



Please click here to download the Parent Workshop slides to introduce the Phonics Screening Check this month. 

The slides will loop automatically in a new window, moving to the next slide every 10 seconds.





We ask for children each day to bring in to school a water bottle of their own with fresh water inside, children have access to their bottles throughout the day and they will be sent home at the end of the day to be cleaned. Should your child require anything other than water, ie for medical reasons, please notify your child’s teacher.





Each day, we will ask children to select one of 3 options for their lunch. Lunch choices can be accessed on the website. CLICK HERE


Children will have access to fruit at break times.





Children will participate in two PE lessons each week. Currently, outdoor PE takes place on a Tuesday and Indoor PE on a Friday. Please can you ensure children have the appropriate kits in school at all times in case of opportunities for extra curricular sport or if the PE day changes. We recommend you send in kits at the start of each half term and we will send them home at the end of each half term to be cleaned.


Indoor PE Kits should contain – White T-shirt, Red Shorts, pumps

Outdoor PE kits should contain a plain Blue / Black or Grey Tracksuit. Trainers are preferable for outdoor PE.


Additional indoor kit is available at Classworx on King Edward Road, or Finesse Schoolwear on Pickford Street. 





Full details of our curriculum can be found on our school curriculum page




These are some of the texts that we have used to support our Reading and Writing curriculum this year...



Good Little Wolf

by Nadia Shireen

The Castle the King Built

by Rebecca Colby

One Day on our Blue Planet

by Ella Bailey

Grandma Bird

by Benji Davies


Pumpkin Soup

by Helen Cooper

Planet Awesome

by Stacy McAnulty

The Storm Whale

by Benji Davies

The Gingerbread Man

by Estelle Corke


Goldilocks and the Three Bears

by Heather Amery


by Alexis Deacon







Our foundation curriculum this year will include...


Art & Design

Drawing - Portraits, Leonardo Da Vinci 

Painting - colour mixing, Wassily Kandinsky 

Sculpture - Nature sculptures, Andy Goldsworthy

Design Technology

StructuresDesigning and creating windmills 

Textiles - Designing and creating hand puppets 

Mechanisms - Making moving pictures for storybooks with levers and sliders.



How has Macclesfield changed since the 1950s?

What was it like to live in the Victorian Era?

How did Victorian people get around?






Seasonal Change - Which season has the most rain? 

Materials - Which material would make the best crash mat for Humpty Dumpty? 

Animals including HumansWhat makes us mammals? 

PlantsHow do trees stand so tall and strong?



Where is your special place?

What are the features of Macclesfield?

Where do we belong in the world?


Religious Education (RE)

We will learn about aspects of:





Personal, Social, Health & Economic Education (PSHE)

This year, key elements of our PSHE curriculum is being delivered through My Happy Mind, a science-backed programme designed to help children build resilience, self-esteem and confidence. During Relationship Week in the Spring Term, our teaching staff will deliver a series of lessons on Relationship and Sex Education (RSE), using the Christopher Winter Project (CWP) materials. Click below to download the Scheme of Work for Year 1.


CWP Scheme of Work for Year 1

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