Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Visit our book fair...

Please come and visit our book fair from Thursday, 5 November until Tuesday, 10 November in the Year 1/2 wing. Choose from a fantastic range of books and help us earn free books for school.
The book fair will open from 3.40 - 4.30p.m. on Thursday & Friday and from 4.30 - 6.30p.m. on
Monday and Tuesday during Parent Consultations. See you there!

Thursday, 15 October 2009

Fill a shoe box with gifts for a boy or a girl who wouldn't otherwise have any presents at all. Your presents need to fit inside the box and be chosen according to age grouping (2-4 , 5-9, 10-14 years). Gifts can include small toys, educational supplies, hygiene items or sundries like gloves, necklaces, sunglasses etc. If you feel you are able to fill a shoes box, please collect an information leaflet from Mrs Thompson in. Boxes need to be i school by Monday 9th November. To find out more visit http://www.operationchristmaschild.org.uk/


On Friday the 2nd October 2009 RAGTEX visited school to tell the children to get rid of their unwanted clothes so they can give them to people in Zambia. School will get £400 for every 1tonne of clothing. The material can be anything from bed linen to skirts as long as it is in good condition.

Football V. Allenton

Silverhill played St. Josephs on Wednesday the 30th of September 2009.

It was a very enjoyable match we won both matches we really enjoyed it. The man of the match is to be announced next week. The score was 6-1 in the first match and in the second match we won 1-0.

Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Shoe Aid

The Shoe Aid Project is a shoe donation project which aims to motivate those who are fortunate enough to have pairs of shoes which they no longer need into donating them to people in Africa. Please take this opportunity to donate shoes in order to make other people enjoy sports, walks, work, studies and dancing; give those less fortunate people the chance to enjoy and take for granted all the things we enjoy and take for granted each and every day.

All yours donations are highly welcome and will be greatly appreciated! Please place paired shoes into the donation box in the school hall. Thank you

School Council

The first few weeks in school have been busy with the elections of our new School Council and Team captains.

Molly P. proudly takes up the role of President supported by her Vice President Thomas. Zain was voted into the role of Secretary and Todd will be the Treasurer. Well done to all of you, we are sure you will do an excellent job!

Web club - Lydia and Katy

Team Captains

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

Emerald Captains - Ellie and Todd
Vice Captains - Katy and William
Ruby Captains - Lydia and JD
Vice Captains - Joe J and Corel
Diamond Captains - Caitlin and Kydn
Vice Captains - Olivia and Zaakir
Amethyst Captains - Mollie S and Brandon
Vice Captains - Iona and Eddie

We are confident you will do an excellent job!

Web club - Lydia and Katy

Horrible Histories...

On Thursday 24th September Year 5/6 went to Nottingham Theatre Royal to watch Horrible Histories Woeful Second World War.

Woeful Second World War was about Alf and Sally who get evacuated to darkest Wales, away from the damp shelters and nightly bombings of their home city – only to encounter rotten rations, scary schools and even scarier new parents. In the second half of the show, children wore 3D specs to see the amazing Bogglevision effects, preparing for the final onslaught as the German bombers make their deadly journey towards Coventry!

It was a fantastic trip thoroughly enjoyed by all!

Web club - Aaron & Corel

Football V. Allenton

Well done to our football team who won both matches against Allenton this week.

The first match we won 6-0 and the man of the match was J.D. The second match we won 7-0 and the man of the match was Raza. Both boys scored hattricks during the game.

Next weeks match is against St Josephs who beat us in the final last year.

By Aaron & Corel

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Welcome back!

A new year at Silverhill Primary has started and it promises to be another busy, fun filled year. Coming soon to the school web site we will be adding a link to the new VLE - Virtual Learning Environment and the blog will keep you informed of all the happenings from school. Remember if you have any news or work you would like to share on the web site or blog, come and see Mrs Mitchell in 2RM. Welcome back everyone!

Friday, 24 July 2009

Goodbye Year 6....

The final week saw laughter and tears as our year 6 came to the end of their time at Silverhill. During their Leavers Assembly pupils, staff and parents were entertained by some very funny moments and moved by some very emotional ones! Congratualtions to Matthew who was presented with our Headteachers Award. On their final day shirts and dresses were all signed, and as the heavens opened at 3.20pm we clapped them out of the hall for the final time. We wish all our Year 6 every success as they embark on the next journey of their education.

Prize giving!

Well done to all our fantastic award winners this year. A lovely assembly attended by all pupils, staff and parents saw Sophie, Anna, Ben, Danny, Jodie, Amaan, Habeel, Joe and Jack collect awards for their effort and attitude to their school work. For our Year 6 pupils, Miss Ellis returned to present Daniel with the trophey for creative writing. Ellie Lee and Humaira shared the Lyn Brookes award for creativity whilst Sam and Aaron shared the Whitlam shield for effort. Awards were also shared between Kabwe and Annabel for art, Kimberly and Emma for citizenship, Craig and George for sports boys and Georgia and Lucy for sports girls. Ellen was awarded the trophey for music, Molly for English, Megan for maths and Daniel for science. Finally Simon Brundish presented awards to our football team. Craig returned to the front to receive the golden boot and Ryan was presented with the player of the year award. Many, many congratulations to all our winners. We are very proud of you all!

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Tesco Vouchers

Many thanks to everyone who has sent their vouchers to school – we have collected in excess
of 30,000 and have been able to order – 5 digital cameras, battery chargers and additional rechargeable batteries, wireless access points, 5 microphones and additional decorative trims.
Please send any vouchers you still have as we are able to ‘bank’ these for next time.

Sports Days

For once the sun shone on Silverhill sports days and the temperature was HOT! All the children had a thoroughly enjoyable time and took part whole heartedly. Thank you to all the parents who turned out to support and encourage the children. Well done to all parents who even took part! We hope you enjoyed the days as much as we all did. In KS2 Emerald Team earned the most points. In KS1 Strawberries and Apples held joint first place.

Green Day

On Thursday 25th June children and staff took part in Green Day. The day was devoted to activities to learn more about the effect of climate change and what we can do to reduce the effects of global warming. The children engaged in a number of activities including; learning about polar bears and penguins, making tree mobiles and wind energy, the damage to the environment from plastic bags, making electricity fromcitrus fruits and many other exciting workshops. The day culminated in the children making their environmental promises which are displayed on our Environmental Promise Tree. Everyone learned a great deal about climate change and we hope our actions, however small, will have a positive effect on global warming.

Singing Celebration

Over the last year staff and pupils have been working hard to improve their singing. On 23rd of June 2009 silverhill pupils took part in a special singing celebration. We have noted a few songs that various classes have sung.

6P: Animal Fair and boom chicka boom
6W: I can take my tea without sugar and Cherry Pie
5M: Peas Pudding
4H: Jump Jim Joe and talked about beats.
2RM: Good Day to You, My Aunt Came Back and Can You Tap this rhythm for Me
1/2T: Peas Pudding, Hot Cross buns and Ooo a Lay Lay

We would like to thank Mrs Jones for all her hard work in the last two years. We will miss you.

BY Hannah and Lucy, Web Club.

Mrs Lowe's Parachute Jump!

Ready ..... Steady .....

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No - it's Mrs Lowe!

120 miles per hour free falling and the first thing Mrs Lowe said .....

"Can I do it again!"

On Sunday the 21st of June Mrs Lowe did a tandem parachute jump. She did it at about ten past 12 in the morning. She jumped from 13,000 feet (2 and 3 quarter miles up!) She did free falling for about 50 seconds at 120 miles an hour! Then on parachute she fell for about five or six minutes. She landed safely. Mrs Lowe said “It was absolutely amazing! And I wanted to go back up and do it again” She would like to thank everybody that sponsored her she has raised approximately £550 for Break Through Breast Cancer.

BY Hannah and Lucy, Web Club.

Summer Fayre

Silverhill would like to thank everyone who contributed in any way to the success of the this years Summer Fayre – by sending items for stalls, by helping out or by coming and spending your money! The weather stayed dry and a great night was had by all. The total raised was approximately £2,600 - a fantastic result!

Year 2 trip to Sudbury

On Thursday 18th June Year 2 went oon their school trip to Sudbury Hall and the Museum of Childhood. The children all dressed up in their fantastic victorian outfits and had a very strock lesson in the old schoolroom! They played with victorian toys and learned about how victorian children llived and worked. The children had a go at climbing the chimney and even Mrs Mitchell had a go - and nearly got stuck!

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Teaching awards....

On Friday 5th June staff and pupils attended a ceremony at the East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottingham. We are delighted to report that Mrs White and Mrs Lowe were awarded commendations in the Teaching and Teaching Assistant categories. The whole school was awarded a distinction for the Sustainable Schools category. Well done to all our finalists!

The trim trail is finished......

As you may have seen if you have been onto the playground, the trim trail is now finished and is infull use for the pupils of Silverhill, who have been enjoying it very much. On Friday 5th all classes went out for their first go and it is now timetabled for use every playtime and lunchtime so that everyone gets their turn. A reminder please that no pupils or pre-school children are allowed on the trim trail before or after school. Thank you.

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Trim trail construction begins....

The construction of the trim trail is in progress and will be ready (touch wood) by Friday (5th of June) and will be built by the time we return after the polling day. It has been coming along very quickly. Our thanks go to the PTFA who have raised the money for the purchase and installation a cost of at least £8,000. Watch this space for more information and photographs when the trim trail is complete.

Web Club

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Pond dipping...

Last Thursday Shrub club went down to our new pond and investigated what they saw below the water. They found lots of tadpoles and frogspawn which is not surprising as lots of students have seen frogs around! Here are the other things that they saw: nymphs, pond snails, water beetles & the greater water boatman. We are sure we will see lots more of these creatures as the weather gets warmer! (hopefully)

Year 3 trip to Castleton

The year 3’s enjoyed some action- packed days when they went to Castleton in the Peak District. The activities included archery, climbing the hills and visiting the village’s own historic castle. We also hear that they thoroughly enjoyed the delicious breakfasts giving them energy to stay active all day. At night they looked forward to playing games before they went upstairs to bed for a well-earned rest.

Sunday, 19 April 2009

Introducing Ted Arthur Roberts...

We are delighted to announce the birth of Ted Arthur Roberts born 11th April at 11.07am weighing 7lbs 8oz. Congratulations to Mrs Roberts and her family. Love and best wishes from all at Silverhill.

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Foundation Stage trip to Chatsworth

On Wednesday 25th of March the children in reception went to Chatsworth Farm, to learn more about animals and growth. They met the pigs and calves, held chicks, bottle fed lambs and had thoroughly enjoyable day. Mrs Brundish was very fond of the baby donkey foal, Barney who was only 5 days old – ahhh! Well done to all the children, who behaved very well. Also thank you to Mrs Temple, Mr Finely, and Mrs Muter, who came along to help!

Dance Festival

Well done to all the children who took part in the dance festival 2009 on Wednesday 25th of March. There was a packed audience at the assembly rooms and all the dancers performed brilliantly. They had a fabulous time. We will see how they did soon.

Wednesday, 25 March 2009

ECO worm hunting

The Eco committee have been very busy this past week searching for worms in the school grounds and fields. They found around six different types and a worm specialist came in to help them.
They have also planned, designed and this week will be making a habitat hotel. They have also done lots of other exciting things in the past including helping with our school allotments and tidying up the school grounds.

Lucy – Web Club

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Sustainability Awards

We are pleased to announce that Silverhill Primary has reached the finals of the National College for School Leadership Sustainability Awards. Yesterday the judges were shown around by year 6 pupils Rob, Chris, Matt, Molly and Ellen and were shown all the eco friendly things we do. We are one of three schools out of all the schools in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Northhamptonshire and Lincolnshire in the final. The results will be announced at the awards ceremony in June. Rob, Web Club.

Do something funny for money update!

On Friday the 13th of March Silverhill Primary was 'Funny for Money'. Everyone made a fantastic effort to look funny from clowns and 118 men to superheroes and barbie girls - and that was just the teachers! Mrs Parr lead a super assembly where we learned about the children in Africa that we were raising money for. Mrs Parr was joined by Mrs White, Mrs Turner and Mrs Mitchell to do a spelling test and our year 6 pupils announced the results of their fund raising competitions. It was great fun, we had a lot of laughs and even did some bottom racing!!! The total raised from the day was £295 - well done everyone! by Lucy, Web Club