Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Wear blue for JDRF UK

Thank you to everyone who supported Grace and Niamh's 'Wear Blue' day in aid of JDRF UK which is the type 1 diabetes charity. After organising the event themselves, the two girls gave their PowerPoint presentation to the rest of the school, explaining what the charity does, why it's so important to Grace and her family and how the money raised can help children with type 1 diabetes. Click here to find out more about JDRF UK. Well done girls - you made us very proud and we look forward to hearing the total amount raised very soon!

Key Stage 2 Sports Day

On Thursday 24th of May, under A LOT of grey clouds, Key Stage 2 took part in our annual sports day. Split into four teams (China, Australia, Equador and Nigeria), the children competed in a number of Olympic themed sports to earn points for their country! The day was full of team spirit and friendly competition, with many previously hidden sporting talents taking the audience by surprise!

Highlights of the day included a couple of our Year 6 boys managing to send the hammer throw flying over the fence and into a nearby house's garden! Miss Downs' very nearly lost her head when one pupil let go of the hammer to soon and sent it straight into the crowd!!

We also had a large number of willing parents who had a go at a bit of shotput and discus themselves, some of them sending the balls flying the full length if the field!

The high jump was another area where many of the children really shone, with some of our younger children clearing heights of 1.8m!!!

The same could not be said unfortunately for the long jump, as an brief spell of showers early in the day left the mats very wet, leading to a 'water slide' taking it's place!

As we progressed into the afternoon we were unfortunate enough to get hit by the typical British weather, with the rain pouring down heavily and parents, teachers and pupils taking cover under anything they could find! However it wasn't enough to stop us, and as soon as there was a break in the weather we were back out on the field for the relays! Action packed and fast, the runners gave it their all, making many of the races a very close call!

Well done to all the children who took part. It was an excellent day and really showed off all off Silverhill's sporting talents (including the parents)! Maybe we will see some of you at the Olympics in years to come!
Miss Downs

Story Tent

On Wednesday 22nd May the 'Story Tent' visited school and was much enjoyed by the Robins and the Wrens. The story teller told lots of really funny stories that made us laugh out loud. He changed his voice and made up actions to go along with the story so we could join in. We really enjoyed it!
Mrs Turner

Kwik cricket

On Tuesday the 22nd of March Silverhill Primary took a team of 10 to the 1st round, of the Derby City Sports Partnership Kwik Cricket tournament. We played 3 games against Mickleover, Dale A and St James

Silverhill-Mickleover was a very close game with Mickleover just coming out on top.

Silverhill-Dale A Was a good game with some good Wickets being taken by both teams, but in the end Dale A came out on top.

Silverhill-St James Silverhill came out and bowled first taking a good amount of wickets away from St James. Ahead by 8 runs Silverhill came out to bat. Unfortunately no match for the superior bowling skills of St James primary and ending in a loss of just 4 runs.

Big congratulations to Kieron DuPlessis for hitting more 6's than anyone else in the tournament.

Also a huge Congratulations and best wishes to Dale who take both their A and B team through to round 2.
Mr Collins

Key Satge 1 Sports Day

The rain stayed away and Key Stage 1 had a fantastic sports day. Well done to all the children who took part and gave their best efforts to all the events but congratulations to 'Australia' team who were overall winners with a grand total of 78 points. Special mentions to Reception pupils Evie and Luke J, Year1 pupils Phoebe and Zoe and Year 2 pupils Ajaan and James R who were given 'Performance of the Day' awards.

Monday, 20 May 2013

Swimming sensation Jamie!

Congratulations to Jamie in Kingfishers on completing his Gold in swimming. Jamie had to swim 40 lengths in 25 minutes to complete his gold. After a fantastic swim he finished with just one minute to spare! Well done Jamie!

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Walk to school week

It's walk to school week! Please remember to ditch the car and walk, ride or scoot to school. 
1) It's a great way to wake yourself up with a bit of exercise before school. 
2) It keeps our school entrances free from cars and that makes it a much safer place to be!
3) It reduces fuel emissions - working towards a greener planet!

Go on - do your bit!
Each child who walks, scoots or cycles to school gets a point for their class. Park in the pub car park and walk the final bit - it all helps! 

The race is on to see who can get the furthest around our virtual Derby City map! Answer the quiz questions on the way to gain more points!

Friday, 17 May 2013

PTFA May Fair

 Saturday 18th May 12-2pm

PTFA May Fair

Lots of stalls and games.

Why not enter the GREAT SILVERHILL BAKEOFF to be held at the fayre.

A fun filled cake competition. Enter any size cake(s). All entries to be in on the day by 12.30pm

There will be a PRIZE for the tastiest cake/slice!

May Traditions enrichment

It's been a busy day in school today as all the children ahve been involved in our 'May Traditions' enrichment day.

From May Pole dancing to honey tasting the children have had a fantastic day with a wide range of exciting activities, and as you can see from the picture Year 5/6 have certainly been busy bees!

Year 6 SATs

Well done to ALL our fantastic Year 6 pupils who have finished their SAT's.
They have worked incrediably hard and the teachers are all immensly proud of the effort, attitude and determination they have shown.
Have a relaxing weekend!

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Eco Schools Ambassador Status 'Outstanding'

Silverhill is proud to announce that we are one of eleven schools nationally who have been awarded Eco Schools Ambassador Status. The assessors felt that our practice was outstanding and that our specialism to be shared with other schools nationally is -Inspirational leadership, curriculum planning and wider staff involvement. Well done to all our staff, pupils and families who truly care for our local and global environment. 

Click here to find out more about Eco-Schools.

Year 3/4 off to Oz!


In Year 3 and 4 this term the focus for literacy is Fantasy stories, so we took the children to the cinema to watch the superb Fantasy film, Oz The great and Powerful, in 3D! The children had a great time and behaved extremely well. We are now incorporating this element of visual literacy into our writing.... Come back soon to see the results!

Year 5 Transition day at Murray Park


On the 23rd of April Year 5 went to Murray Park Community School for an enrichment day. We got to experience the most amazing day of education in a secondary school. Year 5 were very thankful that they got to experience year 7 lessons which were fun, educational and tasty in cooking! We were blown away by the amount choice there was for lunch; we all had different food and all thought it was delectable! We would all like to say a huge thank you to the kind staff at Murray Park for giving us the chance to get a taster of secondary school.

by Niamh Year 5

Year 2 trip to Conkers


Last Thursday, Year 2 had a fantastic day at Conkers. We learnt all about ‘Minibeasts and habitats’ by exploring around the lake, making a hedgehog home and log rolling to see what insects were hiding underneath. We also got to play in the ‘Indoor discovery centre’ where we could imagine we were a badger and got to see the teachers scared of the bat cave. A great day had by all and the children were on their very best behaviour! 
Well done Year 2!