Silkstone Primary School, High Street, Silkstone, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S75 4LR

01226 790333

Silkstone Primary School

A School with Soul

Dear parents and children,

Welcome to Class R.

What a lovely first week we have had. The children are settling well and have been busy getting used to new routines and making new friends.

They are enjoying lots of time to explore provision and play both inside and out. In addition they have daily whole class phonics, topic and maths input on the carpet plus plenty of story and singing opportunities throughout each day. 

Most days have something a bit special to that day;

Monday – PE

Tuesday – Circle time

Wednesday – Wheels on Wednesday

Thursday – library and reading book change (starting Thursday 24th September)

Friday – Write dance


We usually do 2-3 Welly Walks per half term as well.  

It is really helpful if children have wellies and PE kits that just stay in school. PE kits only need to go home in the holidays to be freshened up.

Please make sure your child’s clothing and belongings are named as it really helps us match kit to kids when items are left abandoned.

I am always available for a quick chat at drop off or pick up, parents using wrap around care can always contact me via Mrs Price in the school office and I will email/call you back. Please do ask or let me know about anything that is concerning you.

Here’s to a happy first year in school for your children.

Kind regards

Mrs Drewery & Miss Allsop           



Curriculum Coverage Autumn Term 2020

Welcome to your new school.

Welcome to Silkstone Primary School

Welcome to Class R’s page.

Class R’s staff team is Mrs Drewery and Miss Helliwell. We are available for ‘a quick chat’ every morning and home time.

Messy play in Class R  - children are likely to get wet, painty, sticky, grubby, tired and dishevelled but this is a natural part of their learning journey.

Wednesday is a busy day. Class R do ‘Write dance’ and visit the ICT suite in small groups. We also get the bikes and scooters out for ‘wheels on Wednesday’.

Thursday is ‘book day’.

Reading records, reading books and library books are returned to school. Class R children visit the school library every Thursday morning to choose 2 new library books and new reading books are given out at the end of the day. 

Friday is ‘PE day’. Please leave your child’s PE kit in school for the whole half term and just take it home in the holidays for a freshen up.

Floppy phonics and Action words – Class R enjoy daily phonics lessons and action words input. 

Maths – Class R get busy straight away with a maths ‘morning starter’ on the carpet just before registration.  Focused maths teaching takes place in the afternoons.

Provision – Class R children get lots of time to explore the provision in the classroom and learn independently.  Provision areas are constant and are enhanced to reflect our topic.

Outdoor play – provision outside reflects what is happening in the classroom and is topic related. There are opportunities for children to choose which equipment they would like out of the outdoor store. Focused teaching also takes place outside. 

This term our topic is 'All about Me'.