Hello, I’m Miss Weaver and I’m the Year 1 class teacher. I am new to the Silkmore family and I’m keen to get stuck into the engaging Mini Missions and immersive curriculum.
When I’m not at work, I love experimenting with different ingredients and baking homemade goods. I also enjoy spending time with family and friends.
I’m Miss Tsiappourdhi and I’m one of the Year 1 learning support teachers. I particularly enjoy teaching and learning with children on the Special Educational Needs register. I love supporting children in making those vital, small steps of learning that together go a long way to creating the best future.
When I’m not at work I love exploring the outdoors with my dog, son and partner. I also enjoy keeping healthy and active.
I’m Miss Greene and I’m another Year 1 learning support teacher. My main passion is being creative when teaching and inspiring our pupils to learn.
When I’m not at work, I enjoy exploring the wonderful, wide world with my son. We love going on adventures and discovering new outdoor environments. When I have free time, I love crafting for my business.
I’m Miss Kinnersley and I’m another Year 1 learning support teacher. I have always worked as a learning support assistant as I enjoy being with children and part of the school team. I particularly enjoy helping a child complete and have a newfound love for a subject they may have previously struggled with gives me a great deal of pleasure.
When I’m not at work, I enjoy walking my Border Collie, reading, and playing Dominoes.
We believe Year 1 is the year children start to become familiar with the curriculum. During this time, children are immersed into school life by completing small goals such as sitting at tables to work and becoming more independent learners.
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 detectives during ‘Hero Hunters’ to historians during ‘The Queen’s Hat’.
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 1 pupils also have the pleasure of taking part in the National Phonics Screening preparation of these are supported by daily lessons of phonics.
Our classroom learning is complemented by weekly PE sessions, music sessions, AIM HIGH lessons and Daily Mile.
How you can help your child
If your child is in Year 1 you can support their learning by:
Practising their weekly spellings
Practising all the times tables to help children develop instant recall of times tables 2,5 and 10
Reading every day
Giving them opportunities to be independent at home
Supporting your child to access their home learning sites: Maths Seeds, Oxford Reading Owl and Lexia.
Supporting with Set 1 and 2 phonics sounds
If you’d like any further information about Year 1, please contact the school.
Meet the teachers