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 myself, (Mrs Ruddock) 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 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 come in to school wearing your PE kit on a Thursday as that is our PE day. 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.

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 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.

Summer Term Curriculum Map

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Rockstar Day

We loved dressing up as Rockstars for our Times Tables Rockstar Challenge against Year Two.  

Toys Like Us

We found it really interesting exploring the Toys Like Us exhibition, looking at the different toys and discussing how important it is to treat everyone with respect.


We have planted our cress seeds carefully and are looking forward to watching them grow.

Curriculum Map

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The Great Big Little Nativity

We really enjoyed performing in our first Nativity for our parents.  We had worked hard to learn all our songs and lines and everyone thought it was wonderful.  Merry Christmas!

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We enjoyed collecting natural materials and then making rubbings using wax crayons.