Year 1

Classwork - Handouts

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

different resources.


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.




Learning Together

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.

Contact Us

Silkmore Primary Academy
Exeter Street
ST17 4EG


Phone: 01785 333930


REAch2 Academy Trust

Henhurst Ridge Primary Academy

Henhurst Ridge



DE13 9SZ


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