Silkstone Primary School, High Street, Silkstone, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S75 4LR

01226 790333

Silkstone Primary School

A School with Soul

Welcome to Class One

Welcome to Class 1

In Class 1, the children will be taught by Mrs Ashley, Mrs Ruddock and Mrs Kay, our Teaching Assistant. Our priorities are for your child to feel happy, comfortable and safe in order to help them make the most of their learning. 

We will be using stickers and postcards as individual rewards when children have worked particularly well as a team or really hard individually. We will be working towards ten whole class rewards using treasure which the children are helping me choose at the start of the year.

Please bring your PE kit to school on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Please also only bring your school bags in on a Friday, as that is our homework and book changing day, and our cloakroom can be quite a squash and a squeeze.

In art lessons we aim to get creative, which can sometimes be quite messy! If you have a spare old shirt or apron, then we would really appreciate these being brought into school to keep your child’s school uniform clean this year.

Children bring books in to change and leave them in the blue basket in the cloakroom with their reading record, and a Favourite Fifty book will also be changed on a Friday. Spellings will be given out on a Friday to be tested on the following Friday.

There are lots of wonderful online resources you can use to support learning at home including Purple Mash and Oxford Owl. I look forward to meeting you all and I am always happy to chat.

Mrs Ashley and Mrs Ruddock

Curriculum Overview Summer 2024

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We are Artists!

We enjoyed working with Fabric Lenny. We created continuous line face drawing in pen and then painted with water to create a watercolour ink effect. 


We are Artists 

We did rubbings with feathers and leaves and then cut them out and put them on a group piece of art that we had created together using oil pastels as part of our printing pathway.

Learning in Maths

We have been enjoying our learning in maths.  We have been creating number lines, using part / whole models and making eight in different ways.

Curriculum Plan for the Spring Term

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Father Christmas

We all enjoyed having a chat with Father Christmas when he came to visit us.

We are Scientists

Class begin their first lesson about our new science topic ‘Materials’. They talked about what they thought materials meant in talking pairs and then had to go and find things around the classroom that matched the word cards.


We are Readers

The children read their phonics books in class every day before taking them home.


We are Mathematicians

We are learning all about the numbers to 100. Some groups are using a 100 square to find missing numbers while other children are using Numicon to make numbers to 20.


We are Artists

In our first art lesson the children went outside to make spirals. We will be using circles and spirals to produce some artwork using pastels.

Curriculum Information for the Autumn Term

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Learning in Year One 2022 - 2023

Wigfield Farm

We all had a wonderful time visiting Wigfield Farm as part of our science and geography curriculum. We saw lots of animals and were really brave meeting the reptiles.

Sports Day

We all had a wonderful times at Sports day and thoroughly enjoyed participating in all the different races.


We used posca pens and collage to create this fantastic artwork which is now displayed in school.  We are really proud of our designs and how hard we concentrated on producing them.

Father Christmas

On the morning of our Christmas Fayre, Father Christmas flew in to say hello and hand out some early Christmas presents in his grotto.  It was wonderful to see him.

Learning together in PE

We have learnt a new game in PE called the Robin Hood Game.  It is all about teamwork. I hope you are impressed with how many cones we have to use!


Making patterns with Numicon

We have been making pictures and patterns using our numicon.  Can you see the different shapes we have made together?


Making Ten

We have been investigating different ways of making 10 using our numicon.  Can you see the different ways we have found?

Working with Numicon

Look at our lovely numicon numberlines. Can you see how the numbers grow?


Repeating Patterns

We have been making repeating patterns with different maths equipment. We have all had a turn using the numicon, stacking counters and multi link cubes.


Letter Formation

Here is some of our number formation we have been practicing numbers to 20.


Computing Skills

We have practiced our mouse control skills by doing self portraits on the computer.


Art in Nature

We found different natural things from around school and did rubbings with oil pastels. We have looked at the different textures in art.

Autumn Term 2022 Curriculum information