Southborough Church of England Primary School

Southborough Church of England Primary School


Weeks beginning 21st and 28th June 2021

Year 2 Art Project – The Best Book in the World by Rilla.

We had an exciting start to last week when the children spent a lovely messy time with Mrs. Clements applying papier mache to balloons. The artistic process continued in class on Thursday afternoon, when the children used a range of colourful tissue paper to turn their balloons into beautiful hot air balloons. Their designs being inspired by ‘The Best Book in the World’. We can’t wait to see their balloons flying high in the Discovery Centre.



RE and virtual reality headsets.

This week, with much excitement, we have used the VR headsets in our RE lessons. With the headsets on the children were inside the Grande Mosque in Abu Dhabi and relished the experience.


Much closer to home, in History this week we imagined time travelling back to Southborough 1860 and considered how Southborough has changed since that time. The children’s timelines showed changes such as the Royal Victoria Hall, the first municipally funded theatre in England which opened just over 121 years ago, being replaced by the very newly built Southborough Hub!


If your child is Head's Hero or a Discovery Ambassador, please remember to return the badge the following Thursday ready for the next week. 


Curriculum Overview 2020-2021

Our Year 2 Teaching Team

Left to right: Mrs S Allison, Miss A Towler, Mrs C Clements, Miss L Silcott, Mr W Levett, Mrs P Britton.

Our Year 2 Teaching Assistant Team

Left to right, back row: Mrs J Boulcott, Miss L Brewin, Mr G Bentley, Mrs V Webb, Miss E Garner

Left to right, front row: Miss M Storey, Miss C Bennett

A little message from Miss Silcott, Friday 10th July 2020:

Hello Norfolk 1! 

When I was younger my favourite thing to do was to play ‘teachers’. I had my own chalk board and I used to make my younger sister sit down for hours whilst I ‘taught’ her. When I was in Year 1 I had a fantastic teacher called Mrs Plunkett and she completely inspired me with her creativity and love of teaching. From then on I knew I wanted to be just like her!


I love being a Primary School Teacher because I enjoy learning about and discovering new things myself. I feel privileged to be able to nurture children and to help them grow and flourish. Every child is an individual and has their own unique personality. I love hearing about children’s own personal interests, so that, where possible, we can incorporate these into our classroom to make daily learning interesting and fun, to help all of us achieve things we may not even have considered before.


As your class teacher I will strive to ensure that everybody in the class is confident to speak about and share their ideas. We will all celebrate each other’s successes, and support each other where we can, to give everyone a sense of belonging, and to make everyone feel included in a caring and safe environment where we will create many happy memories together.


Outside of school I love spending time with my family exploring the countryside. I also enjoy going to London with my friends to visit new and interesting places. I love horses and was able to ride horses before I was able to walk! I also have a dog called Penny who is extremely mischievous.


I can’t wait to meet you all and for your Year 2 journey to begin – speak to you very soon! J


 Love Miss Silcott x 


Miss Silcott, the same age as you are now with her favourite teacher Mrs Plunkett

Miss Silcott when she was the same age as you are now, with her favourite teacher, Mrs Plunkett. smiley


Mrs Bentham and Miss Silcott smiley

Story Time with Miss Silcott - Paddington Bear by Michael Bond

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