Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Merry Christmas!

From all the staff and children at
Silverhill Primary School,
may we wish you a very
Merry Christmas
and a
Happy New Year!

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Choir success

Many congratulations to the school choir who again made it through to the finals of the Westfield choir competition. The children performed 3 songs beautifully to make it through the first stages to then perform again in the final and even managed a slot on the evening news! Well done children - we're very proud of you all!

It's a baby!

Last week our Key Stage 1 pupils all took to the stage to perform to pupils, friends and parents the annual nativity. The traditional story of Christmas was performed through drama and song by our Year 2 pupils with additional songs and dances from all our year 1 and reception pupils. A huge well done to all the children who performed so beautifully and to all the staff who work so hard behind the scenes!

Indian Delegates

During November Silverhill played host and welcomed some very special visitors to our school from India as a part of our international link with Mumbai. This has proven to be an extremely valuable cultural experience and we were very proud to show off our school.

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Silver Silverhill Gymnastics!

Many congratulations to Mrs Brundish and our year 5/6 gymnastics squad who won silver in the School Schools Partnership Competition. Special well done to Grace who received an individual bronze. We're very proud of you all.

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Operation Christmas Child Update

Many thanks to the children and families who filled a box for the Samaritan's Purse 'Operation Christmas Child' appeal. On Monday 22nd November the School Council helped pack off just under 40 boxes will now be sent to children in third world countries thanks to your generosity. Click here to find out about the journey of the boxes. Thank you for your support.

Silverhill goes spotty for Children in Need

Thank you for supporting Children in Need. We have had a really super day with a special assembly in the morning. The “Wear something spotty” theme was very well supported and there were some imaginative costumes! Special thanks to Mrs Lowe, Mrs Caborn & Mrs Attwell for decorating the spotty cakes. The amount raised so far is in excess of £400. Well done everyone!

Book fair success

Thanks to everyone who supported the Book Fair, and thanks also to those who helped outwith the organisation and sales. Sales at the Book Fair totalled £880. This means that we are able to obtain books to the value of £468 for the school – a magnificent achievement.

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Good to be Green

Well done to all our pupils who stayed 'green' last half term. All our green pupils were rewarded today with an exciting visitor who got them involved in some fantastic traditional Africa dancing. We hope they all had fun and that they continue to remember 'It's Good to be Green'!

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

School dinner menu...

Our delicious school dinner menus are now available to download here. Remember if you would like to have a school dinner with your child on their birthday please contact Miss Gallagher.

Operation Christmas child

This year Silverhill is again supporting the Samaritan's Purse 'Operation Christmas Child' appeal. Last year we collected just over 50 boxes that were sent to children in third world countries and this year we would love to do more. Pupils will be bringing home information leaflets but to find out more visit www.operationchristmaschild.org.uk. Thank you for your support.

Maths lesson of DOOM....

On Thursday 3rd November all our pupils enjoyed Quantum Theatre's 'Maths lesson of Doom'. With lots of singing, dancing and catchy rhymes to remember important mathematical concepts, the children were thoroughly entertained whilst finding out if Mrs Jessop would be able to save the day!

Year 6 'Bikeabilty'...

During the last week of October all our Year 6 pupils took part in the 'cyclederby' bikeabilty scheme. All children bought bike and helmets to school and every day were given level 2 training. Well done to everyone who successfully rook part.

Thursday, 27 October 2011

World War 2 at Shugborough...

As a part of their World War 2 learning, Years 5 and 6 visited Shugborough Hall. While there, the children were given the opportunity to be 'evacuee children' and were sent to the farm where an air raid siren sent them running to hide out in the bunker. Children found out exactly how little was available through rationing and learnt how children passed their time with song and dance during hard times. They looked at a wide range of WW2 memorabilia as well as visiting an Anderson Shelter, making their gas masks and identity cards. Apart from closed roads delaying the return journey a great day was had by all!

Masks on and get down!
The siren sounds - let's sing a song to pass the time....

Not much for one week!

Friday, 7 October 2011

Football News

Well done to the school football team who have had a good start to the season. A 2-0 and 0-2 scoreline against St Josephs at the start of term saw Samuel as man of the match. Playing against Meadows a simaliar scoreline of 1-0 and 0-1.

In the cup a great start, again playing St Josephs with a 0-0 draw at the end of full time, Silverhill boys won 3-2 on penalties and are through to the second round. Well done boys!


Thank to everyone who supported our Harvest Assembly this year. Key Stage 1 contributions of tinned good and toiletries were warmly welcomed by the Padley Centre who help the homeless. With golbal issues in mind, Key Stage 2 supported UNICEF with a financial contribution that will go towards the East AFrica appeal.


The sun was warm and bright for our Environment Enrichment afternoons this week. The school grounds were busier than ever before as all our pupils got involved with a range of activities from tub planting to tree mobiles, mini beast and scavenger hunts to cooking from the forest garden and pond dipping to stick art sculptures.

Thank you to all the parents and helpers who supported the children in having a fantasic couple of afternoons.

School Council

A new school year always sees our pupils voting for a new School Council. This year Amanveer takes on the role of Chair, supported by Jo and Abbie as ice CHairs. Ben takes on the role of Treasurer and Osama is the new Secretary.

Well done, we are confident you will all do an excellent job!

Intorducing your House Captains....





Friday, 16 September 2011

Global Children's Challenge

The Global Children's Challenge has begun! All our Year 4, 5 and 6 pupils (and their teachers!) all have their pedometers and are walking on their 'virtual' journey around the world. The challenge began on Thursday 15th September and will finish on Thursday 3rd November. All classes will record their steps daily on the GCC website which will track their journey around the world as they learn about health, nutrition, exercise and the places they visit on their 'virtual' walk.

Come back to the blog soon to find out how our pupils are getting on!

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Our New House 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 - Amelia and Callum
Vice Captains - Lucy and Toby
Ruby Captains - Emma and Tommy
Vice Captains - Millie and Ben
Diamond Captains - Jodie and James
Vice Captains - Pavern and Micheal
Amethyst Captains - Abbie and Joe
Vice Captains - Tamara and Osama

We are confident you will do an excellent job!

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Welcome back!

Welcome back to school everyone and a special welcome to all of you who are new to Silverhill this year including over 50 four year olds!. We hope you have had a wonderful summer full of lots of fun adventures to share with us. We are looking forward to the year ahead and telling you all about how this year it will be 'Good to be Green!'

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Prize Giving

Well done to all our fantastic award winners this year. A lovely assembly attended by all pupils, staff and parents, saw Freddie, Lewis, Jazmin, Reuben, Tyler, Tyrell, Brandon, Abigail, Arvin, Imogen, Charlie, Anjulee, Tommy, Ben, Phoebe and Abbie collect awards for their effort, progress or attitude to their school work. For our Year 6 pupils, the award for creativity was awarded to Lucy, whilst Kiara recieved the Whitlam Shield for effort. Year 6 awards were also presented to Edvin for art, Bethany for citizenship, Ciara for music, Gurveer for sports boy and Amy for sports girl. The award for English was given to Karam and the award for Maths was given to Josh. Mrs Brundish presented awards to Zack and Gurveer who both received a Golden Boot and Zack also was presented with the Player of the Year Award. Finally, Mrs Nash presented this years Headteacher Award to Leon. Many, many congratulations to all our winners. We are very proud of you all!

Click through to the blog to see all our award winners and their trophies.

Year 6 Award Winners

Key Stage 2 Class Award Winners

Key Stage 1 Class Award Winners