I’m Miss Short and I’m the Year 2 class teacher and PE lead. I have been at Silkmore since September 2019 and have enjoyed immersing in the curriculum offered here. I am excited by the challenge Year 2 has to offer with SATS and I am eager to develop and encourage engagement within different sports.
When I’m not at work, I love to spend time with my family and enjoy going on walks with my dog.
I’m Miss Brindle and I’m one of the Year 2 learning support teachers and also the
Extended Schools Leader.
When I'm not at work I am part of a darts team and enjoy spending time with my family and friends.
I’m Miss Peryer and I’m a Schools Direct trainee teacher, currently on placement in Year 2. At Silkmore I have enjoyed getting to know the class and working as part of a team with Miss Short and Miss Brindle. I look forward to continuing on my journey here until Christmas and then again when I return before Easter.
When I’m not at work I enjoy reading, baking bread and playing Dungeons and Dragons.
Meet the teachers
As Year 2 is the final year in Key Stage 1, this is the year where the children cement their knowledge over Key Stage 1 and prepare for Key 2.
What We Teach
The content of the National Curriculum is taught through 15 exciting Mini Missions across the year. These Mini Missions allow the children to become deep ocean divers during ‘The Rainbow Fish’ and become architects during ‘Unsinkable’.
One of the sparkles of Silkmore is the unknown nature of the upcoming Mini Missions and the way they are brought to life to hook and engage every pupil. Therefore, we don’t like to publish the names and content of the upcoming Mini Missions. However, if you would like further information about our curriculum, please do not hesitate to contact the school.
In Maths we follow the White Rose planning and content. This is supplemented by weekly ‘Flashback’ sessions which allow pupils to re-visit previously taught content.
Year 2 pupils take part in the National SATS test and we are being aspirational by learning lots of new skills to support us in this challenge.
Our classroom learning is complemented by weekly PE sessions, AIM HIGH lessons and Commando Joes team building.
How you can help your child
If your child is in Year 2 you can support their learning by:
Practising their weekly spellings
Practising the 2-, 3-, 5- and 10-times tables to help children develop instant recall of all facts up to x12
Reading every day
Giving them opportunities to be independent at home
Allowing children to practise basic ICT skills
Supporting your child to access their home learning sites: Timestable Rock stars, Maths Seeds, Oxford Reading Buddy and Lexia.
If you’d like any further information about Year 2, please contact the school.