Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Road Safety competition

Many congratulations to Sebastian in Kestrels for winning the Year 2 design a road safety postcard competition. Sebastian beat of the competition from hundreds of other entries from all over Derby for his fabulous 'Togo & Nogo' idea. His design will now be printed on the postcards to be presented to all the Year 2 pupils in Derby City who complete their Road Safety training programme. Well done Sebastian!

Easter Egg Competition

Well done to everyone who again took part in our annual decorate an egg competition. Winners were all presented with their Easter Eggs from Mrs Roberts. The ideas this year were 'eggstreemly' creative and imaginative! Congratulations to our winners...

From Year 5/6, Darcie's Disney Hotel, Grace's hot air balloon & Callun's Dr Who tardis & dalek.
From Year 4, Sophia's skier & Aleisha's Condover Hall.

From Year 3, Matthew's angry bird & Ronan's basket of chicks
From Year 2, Holly's Rabbit & carrots & Kirthi's Kestrel's classroom
From Year 1, Kavi's alien & Oliver's Penguins
From Reception, Freya's rocket & Addison & Charlotte's chicks

Choir performance

Well done to the school choir who again performed so beautifully at the Derby Wider Opportunities Music Gala Concert on Sunday at the Assembly Rooms. The children performed with many other schools and music groups from across the city to a packed auditorium. As always the children performed to an exceptionally high standard and behaved impeccably.

Rolls Royce visit

 Many thanks to the staff from Rolls Royce who visited our Year 6 on Friday to carry out some experiments into green renewable energy.  Equipped with torches and fans the girls investigated wind and solar power to support their current topic of 'Keen to be Green'

Tag Rugby Festival

Congratulations to Niamh, Amy, Millie, Sian, Danny, Dan, Hannah, Jake, Alistair and Michael who did us proud in the Tag rugby festival on 21st March at Chellaston Academy. Unfortunately they didn't make the county finals but the team played 3 fantastic games. The children were a credit to the school with their superb behaviour and sportsman ship. Special congratulations to Danny who was the top Try scorer and many thanks to Tom Gerrard and Mrs Wickland for all their help and support.

 Mrs Lowe

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Book fair

Who's reading the Silverhill Blog? You? Great! Now for the chance to win £5 vouchers to spend at the next book fair simply write your name and your class on a piece of paper and give it to Mrs Mitchell by the end of the day on Monday 25th March and you could be a winner! 5 names will be drawn during Tuesday's assembly. Good luck and thank you for reading!

Scholastic book fair

Friday 22nd March 3.30 - 4pm
Monday 25th March 3.30 - 6pm (during Parent Consultations)
Tuesday 26th March 3.30 - 6pm (during Parent Consultations)
Wednesday 27th March 3.30 - 4pm

Planet Calculus

On Friday the 15th March two members from the Quantum theatre came into school to perform ‘Return To Planet Calculus!’  The show, based on the mathematics curriculum for Primary Schools, explored a variety of methods of mental calculation through handling and manipulating data, looking at probability scales and the mean, the mode and the median.
In Key Stage 1 the show explored the number system, number operations and the relationships between them, mental methods for simple calculation, and processing, representing and interpreting simple data.
Key Stage 2 covered the same topics but in more detail and used various methods for more complex calculations and drew conclusions from statistics and graphs.

 The children agreed that the performance was:
very informative

We asked some children to tell us how much they liked it, Grace P, (year 6), thought “the show was very educational and I enjoyed it very much”.
Niamh L (year 5) felt “they were amazing actresses and I loved the performance!”
Thank you to all parents who paid for the children to watch.
By Kacey and Beth 

Friday, 15 March 2013

Year 5/6 boys Festival of Dance

On Thursday 14th March, 48 of of our Year 5/6 boys travelled the Assembly Rooms in Derby to take part in the School Sports Partnership Celebration of Dance. Performing to The Script 'Hall of Fame' the boys gave an amazing performance in front of a packed audatorium. Well done Mrs Brundish for the superb choreography and well done boys - you made us very proud! Come back to the blog soon to see the performance for yourself!

Year 4 Condover residential

Monday, 11 March 2013

Sculpting Year 4

Year 4 had a very exciting week last week as part of our Reduce, Reuse, Recycle topic. On Monday, we were lucky enough to have a visit from Teresa Well, a professional sculptor. She showed us examples of her work, some of which she makes from recycled or reused items. She talked us through the process of creating sculptures and then we designed and made our own models and sculptures from household items which would have been recycled.

On Friday, we participated in a run by Eco Day the Youth Hostel Association (YHA).We were outside (in the cold!) nearly all day long, learning about coastal erosion, the water cycle, water conservation and team building activities. We even got to let off a rocket or two! We had a great week ‘learning by doing’ and our visitors have really enhanced our topic work.