Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Your Country Needs You!

On Tuesday 23rd September Key Stage 2 enjoyed a highly entertaining performance by the Quantum Theatre, 'Your Country Needs You'. As we study the significance of World War I in it's centenary year, the production was full of learning opportunities through drama and song. The children watch with interest, joined in with the singing and asked some brilliant questions at the end of the show!

History Enrichment

On Friday 19th September school was awash with little kings and queens as pupils across Key Stage 1 and 2 spent the day learning about our great British monarchy! Tracing as far back as Alfred the Great in 871 right up to our present Queen Elizabeth II children created giant masterpieces which will be displayed in the school hall!

India does it again!

Many congratulations to India who recently competed in the East Staffs Gymnastics Annual Club Competition and won the Level 3/4 group. India won gold on beam, bars and vault, silver on floor and took first place overall. She also got a trophy for the club's 'highest beam score'! Fantastic!


On 17th September 2014, Robins' class took part in the Balanceability Challenge. We had great fun and although some of us were a bit wobbly to start with, We soon got the hang of it and were zooming about happily. A few of the Robins were so good at balancing that they had a go at riding a 2 wheeled bike without stabilizers for the very first time!

Mrs Turner

Monday, 22 September 2014

Learning Ambassadors

Congratulations to Jack and WIlliam who have been become our 'Learning Ambassadors'. The boys have really impressed us  by demonstrating some really important learning qualities; reliable, helpful, enthusiastic, considerate, sensible. By wearing our learning ambassador plain green tie, they both represent positive role models for the other children. Congratulations Jack and William!

International Schools Award

We are delighted to announce that Silverhill has been awarded with our third International School Award for an outstanding Global Curriculum. The assessor wrote: “This is an absolutely outstanding Impact Evaluation in every respect and a credit to your school. Your outline displays an understanding and appreciation of the importance of international learning as an integral part of the curriculum and school ethos….The work you have done so far and plan to do in the future all clearly point to your passion for and commitment to introducing and maintaining excellent practice right across the curriculum.”

All the staff work exceptionally hard to ensure our pupils develop into responsible global citizens and this award recognises the positive impact the curriculum is having in achieving our vision. I would particularly like to thank Mrs Orgill who leads the Global Curriculum in school for all her hard work in planning activities and collating and evaluating evidence over the year. Additionally I would like to thank our Educational Development Team – Mrs Brundish, Mrs Winfield, Mrs Goodchild, Mrs Martin, Mrs Minifie and Mrs Gratton who meet regularly to plan activities to support our extended curriculum and enhance the global education in school. Well done Silverhill!

School Council

Congratulations to Tyrell and Jake who have been voted as School Council President and Vice President respectively, and also to James and Tilly who take on the roles of treasurer and secretary. The staff are looking forward to working with them leading the school council in helping give our pupils a voice in the running and improving of our school.

Congratulations Mrs Winfield!

Many congratulations to Miss Vincent in becoming Mrs Winfield! On 2nd August the Year 2 team watched Miss Vincent tie the knot in a beautiful ceremony before being joined later in the evening by lots of Silverhill staff who helped celebrate and dance the night away (including a few Take 10 routines!)

Our new house captains

Congratulations to all the Year 6 pupils chosen to represent their House Teams this year.The children confidently gave some magnificent speeches and once the votes came in the results are as follows...

Team Captains
Kaycey and Tyrell
Vice Captains

Sienna and Archie
Team Captains
Anna and Geoge
Vice Captain
Esther and Sahil
Team Captains
Scarlett and Tommy
Vice Captains
Tanisha and Connor
Team Captains
Ciara, Jamie and Ben 
Vice Captain

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Another new school year starts!

Welcome to the new school year 2014!

We hope you have had a lovely break and ready for the adventure to begin!

We wish a warm welcome to all our new starters, from our youngest new pupils in school to new members of staff.

Come back soon to find out more and to read all the latest news from Silverhill!