Tuesday, 9 December 2008


Our school was inspected by Ofsted on 20th and 21st November 2008. During this inspection the teamwork of the staff was praised highly and the fact that the pupils and staff both like and respect each other was identified as a real asset of our school.
To read more about the inspection and a copy of the full report go to the Ofsted link in the 'About Our School' drop down menu from the home page.

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Our Indian friends

This week Silverhill is joined by five Principles from our link schools in Mumbai, India. Sri B P Sharma, Sri T Kalathinathan, Sri Varghese Mathew, Sri A.K.Hazra and Sri R.K.Sawhney will have many opportunities to observe and talk with our children. It is a wonderful chance for all to share experiences of education and life in different cultures. We hope our Indian friends enjoy their visit.

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

For Children in Need 2008 children paid 50p to wear their own clothes. 6P sold cakes at playtime which sold out in no time at all! All together this year Silverhill has raised £153 for a great cause!

Thursday, 6 November 2008

A wild time!

Our Year 1 children have been very busy planting seeds on the lower field which will grow into a beautiful wild flower meadow. Well done Mrs Turners class, we look forward to watching it grow in the Spring.

Friday, 24 October 2008

Happy Diwali!

Happy Diwali to all our pupils and families who will be celebrating over the half term holiday. We came together in glorious colour for Mrs Mistry's annual assembly with presentaions, drama and dancing from 5M, some fantastic drumming from Amanveer and Gurveer and a wonderful Bollywood dance by Ruchi.

Our new Foundation Stage wing

The new Foundation Stage wing is now complete. The children can now benefit from playing in the fresh air come rain or shine with the new canopy which looks fantastic!

Friday, 17 October 2008

Anyone for Table Tennis?

Thanks to everyone who sent in their Sainsburys vouchers! With them we have 'bought' this fantastic table tennis set which has been timetables for use by the Key Stage 2 children all this week.

Thursday, 9 October 2008

Year 6 cooks!

On Tuesday, Year 6 did cookery as part of their D&T! As part of their World War II topic, they were looking at the ingredients available during the war! Mrs Caborn, Mrs Attwell and Mrs Lowe helped the children to make leek and potato soup followed by baked apples. The children chopped the vegetables, and made soup which they tasted afterwards! The smell was fabulous and the children had a wonderful time!!!!

Monday, 6 October 2008

The chickens are back

The chickens are back in residence and Mrs Gratton is search for willing volunteers to help at the weekends by letting them out and locking then up again! If you are able to help please contact the school office and your name will be put on the rota. We are hoping freshly laid eggs will be available very soon!

Monday, 29 September 2008

Climate Change Commitment

Silverhill has become the first in school Derby to pledge our commitment to reducing our carbon footprints. Mayor of Derby Barbara Jackson attended the school's Friday morning assembly as Mrs Nash and School Council President Matthew signed the pledge on behalf of all staff and pupils. Read the full story from the Derby Evening Telegraph ...

Sunday, 14 September 2008


The first full week in school has been busy with the elections of our new School Council and our Team Captains.

Matthew proudly takes up the role of President supported by his Vice President Christian. Ryan was voted into the Secretary role and Hasan will be the treasurer. Well done to all the boys. We are sure you will do a great job!

Click to read the rest of the blog to see the results of the Team Captain Elections.

Team Captians

Well done to all the pupils who took part in the Team Captain Elections, your speeches were excellent. After the frenzy of all the children voting for their favourites the results were announced as follows...

Captains – Rachel and Will

Vice Captains Jayden and Tom
Captains – Molly and Kristain

Vice Captains India and Dan
Captains – Elle and Craig

Vice Captains Emma and Jack
Amethyst Captains – Grace and George

Vice Captains Kabwe and Lucy

We are confident you will all do an excellent job!

Wednesday, 3 September 2008

Welcome to our new website

Welcome to the brand new Silverhill Primary website and the start of a brand new academic year!

It’s going to be another very busy year so watch this blog spot for all the latest news! Coming very soon are pictures and details of all the award winners from the end of term prize giving assembly and details of the building work that is now complete in our new Foundation Stage building.