Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Cycle Derby in Year 5

This week, out on the frosty playground, eight year fives went out for a one to one session with the Cycle Derby team to learn how to ride a bike! Learning skills such as balance, braking and figures of eight, our cyclists were eager to ride, and quickly grasped the basics! Next stop, bike ability level 1! Well done and fabulous effort from all who took part.

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Open Morning & People's Millions

Open Morning
@ Silverhill
Saturday 23rd November 10am - 12noon.

 For the chance to look round the school for new and prospective parents.

Mickleover RBL needs your help on Monday!!

The Mickleover Royal British Legion (Western Road) has been shortlisted for The People's Millions competition.  The People's Millions is a partnership between Big Lottery Fund and ITV, where the public decide which community projects get up to £50,000 of Lottery funding.

The project will re-surface the existing multi-use games area at the Royal British Legion, replacing the existing concrete with an artificial grass pitch suitable for a wide range of sports.  The current surface is deemed too unsafe to be used by many groups but a new surface will provide the community with more opportunities to participate in physical activities.
To help us win this grant, please vote for this worthy project, by calling the number that will be sent out via text message on Monday.

You only have until midnight to vote and you can vote up to 10 times!  Each vote costs 10 pence.
A short video about this project and the competing project will also be shown on the ITV regional news between 6.00pm and 6.30pm. Further information can be found by clicking here.

Kode Club

Kode club is now very much up and running at Silverhill! With a kind donation of ten raspberry pi computers from the rotary club, the children, will be learning a range of computer science and programming based skills. So far we have discovered all the main components, as well as playing around on our new programming tool 'Scratch'. Anyone interested in our progress can follow us at 

Year 3 trip to Derby Museum

In Year 3 we have recently been on a trip to Derby Museum to take part in a ‘Habitat Heaven’ workshop. It was really interesting, we got to explore maps of Derbyshire, look at different habitats in detail and even see some animals up close that come from our local environment. 

Operation Christmas Child

This year Silverhill is proud to again support the Samaritan's Purse 'Operation Christmas Child' appeal. Pupils have brought home information leaflets on how to fill a shoebox as a Christmas gift for a child in a third world country but if you still need a leaflet please see the school office. Previous years have seen us send over 50 boxes to Romania and Mozambique. This year, with your support, we would love to donate even more. To find out more visit Thank you for your support.

Westfield lights switch on

On Saturday 16th November 16 members of the award winning Silverhill choir visited Westfield to sing at the big switch on of the Christmas lights. They sounded amazing singing three songs in all in front of a huge audience. The children then had the chance to meet the ‘Luminites’ from Britain’s Got Talent where they got their autographs, lots of photographs and the amazing opportunity to sing with them on stage! What a wonderful opportunity!

Learning Champion

Congratulations to Charlie who becomes our first ‘Learning Champion’. Charlie has really impressed us this term by demonstrating some really important learning qualities; reliable, helpful, enthusiastic, considerate, sensible. By wearing our special plain green tie he represents a positive role model for the other children. Congratulations Charlie – let’s wait and see who else shines brightly in school!

Our House Captains

We are delighted to add Arvin and Danny to our wonderful group of Year 6 house captains. Congratulations boys – we are sure you will enhance the team and undertake your duties with pride.

Children in Need

On 15th Silverhill Primary supported Children in Need by paying 50p to wear our slippers and pyjamas for the day. All the children, teachers and even the kitchen staff looked warm and snug in a range of nightwear, from dressing gowns to onesies and managed to raise a fantastic £370 for a great cause. Well done everyone!

Book Fair

During parent consultation evenings we opened our usual book fair. Thank you to everyone who came along and purchased a new book, we hope you enjoy then! Thanks to your support we are now able to spend £507 on new books for the new classrooms in school. Thank you!

Building part 8

We’re delighted to announce that the new, improved front entrance to the school is now open and is looking great!

The Year 6 classroom is nearly ready.

The Year 1 classroom now has its roof!


On 15th and 16th October we received our latest Ofsted inspection. The report from this inspection has now been published. To read the full inspection report please click here.

Friday, 8 November 2013

Year 6 cadet day at Denstone College

On a very cold and wet Wednesday all our Year 6 travelled to the beautiful Denstone College to take part in a cadet training day to support their topic of World War 2. Upon arrival, the children were treated to a delicious meal in the college hall where the children felt like they were sitting in the set of Hogwarts! After lunch the children took part in a range of activities from putting up authentic World War 2 tents (in the rain!), to drill formations and World War 2 rifles to modern day army essentials. Many thanks to the staff at Denstone for their kindness and hospitality and to the children for their impeccable behaviour.

Monday, 4 November 2013

Building part 7

It's been a busy week for the builders in school during half term!
The new entrance is nearly ready for visitors!
 The scaffolding is down and a new path laid around the Year 6 classroom.
 The brickwork is nearly complete on the Year 1 classroom.
Click through to the blog to see some pictures of how it looks from the inside!

Building part 7 - a sneak peak inside!

Larks's room has a new door!
 As does Barn Owl's!
 New carpet, painted walls and a ceiling in the office corridor.....
 And new security doors.... Nearly there!