Wednesday, 24 July 2013

End of another year's 'School Daze'....

At the end of another fantastic year at Silverhill we say so long and farewell to our brilliant Year 6 pupils who now move on to pastures new. After working exceptionally hard and achieving brilliant SAT's results and putting on a super end of year performance of School Daze (watch the highlights here), the whole school lined the playground to clap the children out towards their parents. Well done Year 6 - you made us very proud, good bye and good luck to you all! Have a wonderful summer everyone!

End of Key Stage results

Many congratulations to our pupils who have achieved extremely well in every year group. The end of Key Stage results are very good and a testament to the hard work of the children, teachers and their families to rise to the high challenges that have been set for each pupil.

                              Reading      Writing      Maths
Y2 L2                    96%           95%          95%
Y2 L3                    36%           35%          29%

Y6 L4                    92%           87%          96%
Y6 L5                    59%           32%          55%

Race at our Place update

Thank you so much to everyone who took part, or sponsored a pupil, in our 'Race at our Place' event who have managed to raise an outstanding £1720!!! 
Special mention to Finn and Emily for their individual contributions.


Talent show

The last day of term saw the conclusion of 'Silverhill's Got Talent' Pupils from Year 2 up took to the stage to show a wide range of wonderful talent from gymnastics to singing, comedy to drums and puppet shows to dancing. We were most impressed to see such wonderful, confident talent from the children. Well done to everyone who took part and thank you for the amazing entertainment!

Prize giving

Congratulations to all our fantastic award winners this year. A lovely assembly attended by all pupils, staff and parents, saw Victor, Emaan, Evan, Alfie, Sebastian, Joshua, Daisy, Helena, Esther, Ben P, Ben K, Kieran and Evie collect awards for their effort, progress or attitude to their school work. For our Year 6 pupils, Naomi was awarded the trophy for creative writing, the award for creativity was awarded to Grace, whilst Kane received the Shield for effort and Amy was awarded the trophy for most improvement over the year. Year 6 awards were also presented to Ben for art, Bethany for citizenship, Angelina for music, Kiara for sports girl and Danny for sports boy. The award for English was given to Kacey and the award for Maths was given to Sian. Finally, Mrs Nash presented this year's Headteacher Award to Lauren. Many, many congratulations to all our winners. We are very proud of you all!

Bring and buy

Thank you to everyone who was involved in the bring and buy sale. The year 6 pupils did a fantastic job of running the stalls and all the children in school enjoyed doing a bit of shopping! A total of £304.24 was raised towards our sustainable water feature!

Cycle Derby

Congratulations to all the Year 5 children who took part in their Level 2 bikeability training through Cycle Derby. Over the five days for one hour each day the children first had a safety check before a recap of level 1. The next three sessions took place on quiet roads near school with children learning which part of the road to ride in; how to pass parked cars; how to do a u-turn; the difference between minor and major roads; how to turn left and right into different kinds of roads. On the final day the children got to put it altogether in a series of more complex manoeuvres and a ride around the local area! The children will be presented with an orange Bikeability Level 2 badge and certificate.

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Race for Life 'Race at Our Place'

Well done to all of the children who took part in our 'Race at Our Place' event today.Turning out on one of the hottest days the year, the children managed a quick 'warm up' before completing the course. All children then received their own medal as well as a drink and a couple of biscuits! If you would like to sponsor the children click here and come back to the blog soon to find the total raised!

Monday, 15 July 2013

Diggers on site!

It seems a long time coming but finally the building work has begun! Today lots of men in suits were onsite to make sure there is as little disruption as possible. The safety of pupils, staff and parents is the priority! The diggers moved in to begin clearing an area on the lower field ready for the 'construction compound' to be set up. Keep checking on on the school blog to watch how the build begins to take shape over the coming weeks and months!

Year 6 first aid training

As pupils from Reception to Year 5 moved up to meet their new teachers and classes today, the Year 6 pupils headed off to Mickleover Pavilion to complete a first aid training course. Any injuries on the playground this next week, we know where to come! Excellent work Year 6!

Sunday, 14 July 2013

School Daze

This week saw our Year 6 pupils perform their 'School Daze' leaver's production. Set in 2075, the show follows Billy and Becky as they visit their Grandparents who begin reflecting on their old school days. With every member of Year 6 involved, and supported by a choir of Year 5, the children put on four superb performances to pupils, staff and parents. With some great acting and wonderful singing the children did an amazing job! Click through to the main blog to see photographs and video clips from the show.  

School Daze - a video round up!

Coming soon!

School Daze - the cast.

Year 2 visit James and the Giant Peach

As all of our Year 2 pupils have been learning all about the world famous author, Roald Dahl, on Thursday 4th July they all traveled into Derby to see James and the Giant Peach at Derby Theatre. The children had a fantastic time especially as after the performance were able to meet the cast!

Year 1 trip to Plantasia

Coming soon!

PGL - a 4 minute catch up....

Tuesday, 2 July 2013


Ever wondered what we get up to on a residential? Or, a year 6 pupil who can't remember everything we did over those fantastic four days away at PGL? Click through to the blog to see all the amazing activities we did!


Co-operation, courage and determination on Jacobs Ladder.
Agility, co-ordination, tactics in fencing.
Speed, bravery and team work on the zip wire.

More speed and co-ordination on the quad bikes.
More bravery and courage on the high ropes (VERY high ropes!)
More team work, courage and thrills on the giant swing.
Accuracy, concentration and competitiveness in rifle shooting.
Team work, co-operation, agility, strength, courage, determination, co-ordination, tactics, speed (sometimes!) bravery, thrills, accuracy, a lot of cold, smelly water and whole lot of laughs in raft building.
Not forgetting the camp fire, the disco, the flag hunt, games of tag, the parachute, the tuck shop, the canteen, the stairs, the activity leaders and Tabby our Team leader!

Year 3 trip to the safari park

Coming soon!

Mickleover library visits...

 As a part of our community links our Year 2 and 4 pupils have been walking to Mickleover library. Once they arrived, the children were given a tour of the library and facilities, listened to a story and were the encouraged to all choose a book to take home. A great opportunity for something to do over the six week holiday!