Class Teacher – Miss F Short
Learning Support Assistant –Mrs Marshall
Welcome to Year 1!
I’m Miss Short and I’m the Year 1 teacher this academic year.
This is my first year at Silkmore and I am excited to see where
this year will go. I am eager to get to know year 1 better,
guiding them through the transition from reception to year 1
and preparing them for the rest of their school journey.
This half term Year 1 have fully immersed themselves in our two mini-missions (The Queens Hat and Elf).
In The Queen’s Hat we learnt all about the Monarchy,
making comparisons between present day and past
Monarchs. During our parent’s afternoon, we created
some time lines to help understand chronology and
gain an understanding of when events have
happened. We were then cordially invited to
a tea party with Queen Cross who attended
on behalf of Queen Elizabeth II to discuss
all that we had discovered using
The Great elf creation then arrived at Silkmore
and we were tasked with becoming elves to help
Santa and his new recruits. We have taken part
in some role play and have created some elf
manuals ready to send to the North Pole to help
train the next generation! We have also retold
the Christmas eve journey so they know what to
In art we used primary colours to create
secondary colours and practiced our
precision with different sized paint brushes
to illustrate the Christmas journey.
Reading and Spelling
Year 1 will engage in independent reading and spelling practise throughout the week, therefore please ensure all children have their reading books, diaries and spelling booklets in school daily. We appreciate all the support you will give them to help practise at home in preparation for their tests.
Sessions may be completed outside so tracksuits and trainers are advised. Earrings must not be worn for PE.