Monday, 21 July 2014

Year 3 trip to Trentham

On Wednesday 9th July, Year 3 went on a trip to Trentham Monkey Forest which links in with their summer term topic on the  rainforest. The children all had a super time learning about the Barbary Marcaques and seeing them up close, sometimes only metres away. Who do you think this chap looks like?

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Year 2 visit Tesco

On Tuesday, Year 2 went on a trip to Tesco to learn about where our food comes from. We got to go behind the scenes and knead the bread, hold the fish and taste the cheese. We also searched for different fruits and vegetables around the shop and learnt about where they grow. We were even locked in the freezer!! Well done Year 2 for a fantastic day. 

Miss Ralph

School Council exchange

On Monday 7th July, Silverhill Primary school council members welcomed the school council from Mickleover Primary for a tour around our school, before walking to their school for a look around.

Y-Play Summer Scheme

Y-Play, from YMCA Derbyshire, is Ofsted-registered and offers a diverse range of activities for children from Year 1 to Year 7 during school holidays from 8am to 6pm. We are now taking bookings for the upcoming Summer holiday playscheme running from 24th July 2014 to 29th August 2014. The Playscheme will be run at Silverhill Primary School in Mickleover and each week will have a particular theme. Children can attend for a full day (8am-6pm), a half day (8am-1pm or 1pm-6pm) or a short day (9am-3pm or 9.30am-3.30pm). For more information please visit our website

Year 2 visit the Space Centre

On Thursday 3rd July, Year 2 had a very exciting day out to the Space Centre. We explored all the exhibits, watched a very interesting film about astronauts in the planetarium and even got to dress up as aliens!
We also saw a real rocket and used the lift to look at the rocket all the way from the bottom to the very top.

We all had a fantastic day and learnt lots more fantastic information about space! I think we may have some budding astronauts in the making! 

Miss Vincent

Mr Turner rocket man!

Mr Turner has made a very exciting visit to Year 2. He challenged us with the task of making rockets. It was hard work but we think we did a super job! We were very careful with our design and then added blu tack or paper clips to add weight to the rocket. Some of the rockets went a very long way! The winning rocket for distance was made by Oliver B which travelled an amazing 43m! Thank you Mr Turner, the childern had great fun!

Miss Vincent

DCCSSP commonwealth Games Day

25th June

Golf Competition

To follow

Gifts from the PTFA

Many, many thanks from Computer Code Club and pupils across the school to our wonderful PTFA for purchasing 18 Google Nexus 7 Asus tablets. The tablets will be used across all year groups to support teaching of the new computing curriculum as well as enriching the teaching and learning of the rest of the curriculum. Thank you to all the parents who support the PTFA and to the PTFA members for purchasing such a wonderful resource for the children!

Pirate Day in FS2

20th June

Swap Club

For the duration of the FIFA World Cup, every Wednesday lunchtime Mrs Mitchell has been running ‘Swap Club’ with great success! Children have been bringing along their Panini sticker albums and their pile of stickers for a swap! Lots of teams have been filled! Why not bring your swaps along? Final session is Wednesday 16th July 12.45pm in Curlews classroom.