Monday, 29 April 2013


Silverhill Primary School is now on Twitter!

You can follow us @silverhillprim as an alternative way to keep up to date with all the exciting things we do!

Year 5/6 boys dance video!

The boys were fantastic at the festival of dance - see for yourself!

Sunday, 28 April 2013

Superstar Anna!

Over the Easter holidays Anna had an amazing time when she performed in the 'Stars in the Round' show at the Royal Albert Hall in London, with the Tiptoe School of Performing Arts. Remember Anna'a name, as we're sure she will be a famous dancer / performer in the future, as she also appeared in the 'Peter Pan' panto in Derby at Christmas. Keep showing that star quality Anna!

Well done Isabelle!

Great news from Isabelle who recently entered the Easter competition with Armsons to count the number of chicks on their website ( Once she had found them all she was asked to write why she loves Easter. Isabelle said 'I liked hunting for eggs and spending time with my family' for which she won £100 for the school and some lovely Easter goodies for herself!

Well done Isabelle!

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Year 5/6 visit Harry Potter Studios

To kick off the Summer term topic of 'Lights, Camera, Action', on Thursday 17th April Year 5/6 visited Warner Bros. Harry Potter Studios. Arriving at school at 7.30am they excitedly set of on the 2 hour coach journey for what turned out to be a wonderful trip. From the Hogwarts Great Hall to Privet Drive, seeing sets, costumes, and special effects, using wands, riding brooms and strolling down Diagon Ally the children were full of awe and wonder and were impeccably behaved throughout.  

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Year 2 gymnastics competition

Congratulations to Reece, Kirthi, Abigail, Isha, Lucy and Charlotte who were chosen to represent Silverhill in the Derby School Sport Partnership Gymnastics competition. It was a tough competition against 14 schools where children had to perform a floor exercise, body management and vault sequence. The children performed excellently and went on to win gold at the competition. Well done! 
Miss Vincent and Miss Ralph are very proud of you!

Year 3 soldier visit

This term the pupils in Year have been learning all about Romans and on Friday 19th March they were very excited to have a Roman Soldier come and visit. They found out lots of interesting information about Roman life, got to hold Roman weaponry and even march in formation with our Roman shields!

100% tea party

On Wednesday 27th March a selection of children were invited to attend a special 'Tea Party' to celebrate their 100% attendance in school last term. Well done children - we hope you enjoyed your treat!

Book Fair success!

To everyone who came to the book fair and bought books - a MASSIVE THANK YOU!

Thanks to your purchases we are able to buy £600 of new books and resources for the school library, reading books and classrooms! A tremendous achievement - thank you.

Mrs Mitchell

Reception visit Chatsworth

On Tuesday 26th April 2013 Robins and Wrens ventured out in the cold and snow to Chatsworth Farm and Adventure Playground. By the time we had arrived the wind had dropped and the sun had come out. We had a good look round the farm at the animals and then went into a nice warm barn where we learned more about some of the animals. We were able to handle and groom some of the guinea pigs and chicks, we also fed the lambs. After lunch we went onto the adventure playground and had a great time using all the equipment. A great day out!
Mrs Turner and Mrs Martin

Monday, 15 April 2013

Let's get Mr Turner into space!

Many thanks to Mr Turner who visited Year 5/6 today to support the current Science topic by sharing his knowledge of light, space, the stars and so much more! The children were full of awe and wonder listening to Mr Turner's amazing facts and asked some brilliant, and very deep, questions!

Don’t forget to vote for Mr Turner to get him into space by following this link or follow on twitter: #getjeztospace