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!