Thursday, 18 December 2014

Happy Christmas

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all the staff and pupils at Silverhill. 

See you in 2015!

Year 2 trip to the Theatre

Christingle Assesmbly

You know it's nearly Christmas when.... #7

Our Year 2 pupils light their Christingles and we remember and reflect upon the true meaning of Christmas.

Christmas Around the World

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Key Stage 2 pull off several wonderful festive performances! With a very small window of time to learn a range of songs from around the world, performances from every class, the choir, Mrs Towles' hand bells, violins and wonderful acting from Scarlett, Ciara, Connor and our snowman Jack. Well done everyone! 

Year 1 Trip to the Theatre

On Tuesday 16th December all of our Year 1 pupils traveled to Derby Guidhall theatre to watch a production of Naughty Megan and the Christmas Elves and all had a wonderful time!

Monday, 15 December 2014

The Snowman

On Friday 12th December all of our Key Stage 2 pupils traveled by coach to the Derby Riverside where they watched a live, professional orchestra playing the original score along to the film shown on a large screen. Pupils were introduced to each of the instruments in the orchestra and given special performances of the Nutcracker. 

Intu Christmas Choir Competition

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Our school choir made it to the finals of the Intu School choir competition again and on Thursday 11th December they performed their 3 songs; Walking In the Air, Reindeer on the Roof and Lullaby. They showed a crowd and the judges their best performance, taking second place and £100 prize. Well done choir - we think you're the best!

Foundation Stage Nativity

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There is never a dry eye in the hall when our youngest pupils perform their nativity. This year FS2 performed for Key Stage 1 then a hall packed full of parents. With everyone remembering their lines and cues and some beautiful singing all the children did a beautiful job. Well done everyone!


On Wednesday, 10th December Nightingales class walked to Mackworth Sports Centre to join other local schools for a Kurling Festival. Nobody in the class had tried Kurling before, although we had seen it on the television during the Winter Olympics. Needless to say we were not on ice! However great fun was had by all and we all came away with a new skill. Many thanks to Charlotte's dad and Holly's grandpa for joining us and throwing themselves into the activity so enthusiastically. Mrs Martin

Key Stage 1 nativity

You know it's nearly Christmas when.... #3 

It must be Christmas when our Year 1 and 2 pupils dress as shepherds, angels and aliens (yes aliens!) to perform our annual nativity. Performing once to Key Stage 2 and then twice to a hall packed full of parents, they did a wonderful job with their splendid singing and awesome acting. Well done to all the children and the teachers for such a wonderful show. Special mention to Mrs Winfield for writing such a clever play!

Mickleover Methodist visits

On Wednesday 26th November Robins and Wrens went for a long walk all the way to Mickleover Methodist Church. We listened to the story of Christmas, and sang a song all about the party Jesus might have for his birthday! Then we decorated Christmas cards and made a Nativity story wheel. The children were very sensible during our walk there and back, and remembered everything we had learnt in Road Safety Week. 

'Yesterday we went to visit Mickleover Methodist Church. We watched videos and talked about Jesus' life. Jesus was born in a stable on Christmas day on the 25th December many years ago. When he was a man he went on a boat and when there was a storm he stopped the storm. He died on the cross. We listened to a story about 3 trees then made 3 trees to remind us about 3 parts of Jesus' life. Christians believe that Jesus is very special because Jesus sacrificed himself for us. My favorite activity  was making the trees because it was sticky' by Callum Tait Year 3

Gym Competition

Fantastic performances from our Year 5 and 6 gym squad at the Derby City SSP inter schools gym competition on 4th December. Awarded team gold and individual silvers for Anna and Isabel and individual gold for India the girls certainly did a wonderful job! Well done Mrs Brundish and the team.

Thursday, 4 December 2014

PTFA Christmas Fair

Please support our school PTFA by coming along for some festive fun at the Christmas Fair, this Friday 3-4.30pm. Refreshments, stalls, cake competition, raffle, entertainment and of course, the main man himself Santa!

Intu Choir Competition

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The school choir began their annual quest to retain the title of Derby's best school choir in the Intu Derby competition. The children sang beautifully and Mrs Nash was immensely proud of them all!

Samaritan's Purse shoebox appeal

We know it's nearly Christmas when.... #1 Mrs Orgil makes her annual request on behalf of the Samaritans's Purse shoebox appeal. Many, many thanks to 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 have been collected, 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. Click here if you would like to understand more about this wonderful gift.

Choir open Derby Live ice rink

The school choir was working on overtime this weekend when they performed at the Derby Live official opening of the ice rink. At the end of half an hour of beautiful festive singing the children were all rewarded with a free hour skate on the ice. We look forward to hearing the children sing again in the Intu Derby school choir competition next week.

Cyclo Cross Race

Congratulations to our six Year 6 pupils who, on the 25th November, came third in the Derby City SSP Cyclo Cross race at Darley Park. Mrs Brundish was blown away by the team spirit and determination shown by Izabel, Jack, Connagh, James, Ellie and Rachel. Well done - we're very proud!

Teddy Bear Hospital

On Thursday November 20th, Robins and Wrens in Foundation Stage enjoyed a visit from the Teddy Bear’s Hospital. We all brought our poorly bears into school and learnt about what we can do to make them (and ourselves!) healthy. We practised putting plasters on, found out about bones and x-rays, thought about how to choose healthy foods and showed how exercise is good for us. We had lots of fun, and by the end of the morning all of our bears were better!