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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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Year 1

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.


Our first mini mission has been the Oliver Jeffers text ‘lost and found’. We discovered a mystery box in the classroom containing different items whilst immersing in sensory snow falling music. Year 1 were then tasked to discover who it belonged to concluding as a class it belonged to either the boy or penguin. We have been getting into character and role-playing scenes from the story to help with our inference skills and have learnt about nouns and adjectives to help the lost and found office sort all their property.

Eventually the children will be using their new learning to help the penguin write a postcard home letting his mum know he is safe and has found a friend. They will then also be re-telling the story with some extra special detail. To complement our writing, we are producing a collage of the South Pole using different materials!

In maths the children have started by exploring place value. We have used a range of concrete and pictorial resources to explore number and related our learning to real contexts.

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.