Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Amelia's Gym Success

We are very proud to announce that one of Silverhill's pupils has been selected to represent England with Derby City Gymnastics Club at the International Festival Del Sole in Italy this coming July. Such a fantastic opportunity Amelia - well done.

Egg competition...

Well done to everyone who took part in our decorate an egg competition. Winners all received an Easter egg kindly donated by Mrs McLoughlin. There were some 'eggcellent' Olympic and Jubilee themed ideas and we clearly have some 'eggstreemly' talented pupils in school!
Fro Year 5/6, Tarren's hurdles, Imogen's chicks in the olympic bus & Millie's football shoot out.
From Year 4, Alice's podium & Eve's running track.
From Year 3, William's swimmer & Jamie's swimming podium
From Year 2, Connor's diving & Isobel's Queen
From Year 1, Preston's rowing boat & Reece's London 2012

From Reception, Emily's Queen & Prince Philip & Oliver's Queen

Monday, 26 March 2012

Year 3 residential

Sport Relief

On Friday 23rd March over 80 parents, staff and children joined the Sport Relief Mile. The sun shone as everyone joined in a quick Take 10 warm up before setting of on the 2 laps of the school grounds to complete the 1 mile route. Some chose to run, some chose to walk while others danced, kicked a football or joined a friend to try the three legged approach, all to raise money for Sport Relief. All those who joined in were rewarded with a cup of squash and a well earned biscuit from the PTFA. Well done to everyone who took part. Come back soon to find out the total raised.

Year 4 residential

Year 4’s had an amazing time at the Condover Hall residential. We did high ropes, trapeze, tunnelling, night walks and even went to a silent disco. The children behaved impeccably and everyone showed all the Olympic Values in the way they tackled a wide range of activities. Thank you for a fantastic residential. Mrs P.

Dance festival

On Thursday 8th March 24 year 4 children performed in the Derby City Celebration of dance at the Assembly Rooms. The dancers were all brilliant. The routine was danced to ‘Glow’ and was inspired by the Olympic Torch. The children had a wonderful time and their only complaint was not being able to dance it again! Mrs P.

Book fair update

Thanks to everyone who supported the latest Book Fair, and thanks also to those who helped out with the organisation and sales, which this time totalled a fantastic £760. This means that we are able to obtain books to the value of £360for the school – a magnificent achievement - thank you.

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Year 5/6 trip to West Midlands Safari Park

Our trip to the safari park!
On Friday the 16th of March Year 5 and 6 went to West Midland Safari Park in Birmingham. To begin, we all came into the safari park eager and intrigued by the passing giraffe in the back ground. Then when we entered the safari drive through. We all saw giraffes, rhinos, and deer at the start of the drive. We saw other things like lions, white lions, tigers, llamas, wild dogs and hippopotamus. These animals were only in the drive through. When we set off into the plaza we saw meerkats, lemurs, penguins and monkeys. We entered the reptile house where we saw Snakes and other sorts off reptile. Also we went into the discovery centre where there were exhibits showing fish and sea creatures. Extending on to the discovery centre we walked nervously through a room full of bats and fruit bats! Scary… But overall the trip was a terrific and in some places a creepy walk into the wild side! Ten out of Ten!
By Tamara and Ruchi

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Book Fair

You are invited to visit our latest book fair which will be held after school in the the upper junior wing. The fair will be open from 3.30pm each day, starting Thursday 15th March until Wednesday 21st March. The book fair will be open throughout Parents Consultation Evenings.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Football match reports

Silverhill vs Shelton

Final Score 1-1 (3-0 penalties)

It was a hard fought game from Silverhill. Shelton scored in the first half from brilliant play. Within 5 minutes Tommy equalized from a brilliant throw from Harry. In the second half both teams had chances but either put the ball in the back of the net. The game wet to penalties when Tommy, Harry and Samuel all scored and with some brilliant saves from James it meant Silverhill won and are now through to the quarter finals of the cup.

Silverhill vs St Georges

Final score 5-3

Silverhill were away and with large 9-a-side football nets scoring came easily. After 5minutes, Silverhill scored 3 goals; 2 good shots from Osama and an immense strike from Harry. Later, Samuel and Casey also scored taking Silverhill to 5. The home side pulled back 3 goals but the final whistle went at 5-3. The second game saw Silverhill win again with 2 great goals from Tommy.

Silverhill vs St Peters

Final scores 1-1 / 2-1 (St Peters)

Silverhill were on the home soil and needed 2 wins to stay 4 points clear from Duffield Meadows. The first game saw a goal to St Peters after 5 minutes but as Silverhill went on to equalize the game finished 1-1. The second game was lost 2-1 to the visiting team. Silverhill now has to hope Duffield Meadows loose at least one of their matches for Silverhill to keep their advantage….. Watch this space to see how the season progresses!

Match reports by Osama

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Grounds day

A big thank you to everyone who came, armed with their tools and wellies on Saturday 10th March to help give the school grounds a make-over. It was a great day and lovely to see everyone hard at work. Everyone commented on how tidy the grounds look, so thank you for your huge efforts!