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 me (Miss Arnold) and Mrs Cale 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 sticker cards as individual rewards when children have worked particularly well as a team or really hard individually. We will be working towards whole class rewards which the children will be helping me choose at the start of the year. Also we will be using a raffle ticket system where there will be two children picked out at random on a Friday for an individual reward.

Please bring in your PE kit on a Monday and leave it in school until Friday. We would really appreciate it if your kit was clearly labelled as this allows us to make sure your kit is kept safe. 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

To help your child, it is really important that you hear them read at least three times a week at home and support them in learning their spellings and action words each week too. Children bring books in to change and leave them in the blue basket in the cloakroom with their reading record, and ‘free-choice’ books can be changed anytime during the week. 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.