Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Rehearsals in church

It was a beautiful, clear, sunny morning as all of our 240 Key Stage 2 pupils created the longest crocodile of pupils that Mickleover village has ever seen, as they walked to Our Lady of Lourdes Church. By the afternoon the sun had gone but all of our 120 Key Stage 1 pupils made the same journey. The rehearsals went very well and the children sound fantastic. Please note due to space, no more than 2 family members for the concerts please. Key Stage 2 starting 2pm Wednesday 11th December and Key Stage 1 starting 2pm Thursday 12th December.

Building part 9 - nearly there!

On Wednesday 27th November Year 6 moved out of the hall and into their new classroom! With just a few finishing touches to be completed before Christmas the Curlews are VERY happy to be in their home! By Friday 6th December the Year 1 classroom was about finished and after a busy weekend for Mrs Freeston, the Sparrows have now moved in to their lovely new room! While the builders have moved onto creating new offices and changes to the Foundation Stage block, the end is in sight! The builders' offices have been moved off site and the grounds are beginning to be repaired and cleared. Not long now! The build should be fully completed by the end of term!

Year 6 learn the Dhol

On Monday 9th December 30 lucky Year 6 pupils met Jag, who gave them the wonderful opportunity to learn some basic rhythms on the traditional Indian drum - the dhol. The children learned 4 basic rhythms on the drum followed by a mix of two traditional Indian dances. The children used fantastic listening skills and showed brilliant technique at their new skill. The results, after just a 20 minute session were amazing!

Year 2 at the Pantomime

It's that time of year again when our Year 2 pupils head off to the pantomime! Oh yes they are! On Thursday 5th Decemeber, with a 'Fee Fo Fi Fum' the children laughed, giggled and shouted at poor Dame Trott, who was down on her luck and her daydreaming son Jack was no help at all. When Jack was sent to market to sell their beloved cow Daisy, he came home not with money – but a handful of beans! But things weren’t always what they seemed and soon their luck was on the up and up. The children enjoyed their favourite pantomime characters, jokes galore, fantastic dance routines and lots of audience participation!

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Year 5 and 6 gym competition

Many congratulations to our fantastic team of Year 5 and 6 gymnasts who won group silver today in the inter schools competition! Special mention to Anna and Isobel for their individual golds! Super effort girls - you did us proud!

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Samaritan's Purse shoebox appeal

Many, many thanks to more than 40 children and families who kindly put together a shoebox full of gifts for children in a third world country. You kindness will bring an enormous amount of happiness to a young child. The boxes were collected today, packed into the boot by our fantastic School Council and are now on their way to bring a big smile to a young child at Christmas Thank you.

Westfield Christmas Choir Competition

It's that time of year again when the Derby Westfield Choir competition returns and Silverhill has again got a super strong group of singers to try and retain our title! On Monday 5th December we returned to perform for a chance to win £500 for the school. Sounding as beautiful as ever the children will find out on Friday if they have been chosen to sing again  in the grand final on Wednesday 14th December between 11am and 1pm by the Christmas tree on level 1!