Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Summer Reading Challenge

Over the summer holidays we are asking that all children take part in the ‘Silverhill Summer Reading Challenge’. The aim of the challenge is to get children to read at least six books during the summer holidays. The purpose of this challenge is to promote a healthy ‘love of reading’ and to encourage everyone to continue to practise their reading skills during the holidays.
Please look out for details of our Summer Reading Challenge in the information pack that was sent out in the last week of term, explaining what is involved! There are books to be read and prizes to be won!

Mrs McBride and Mrs Turner

Leavers 2015

At the end of another very busy year at Silverhill we say so long and farewell to our fantastic Year 6 pupils who now move on to pastures new. After working exceptionally hard, achieving great SATs results and putting on the best leavers production yet, the whole school lined the playground to clap the children out towards their parents. Well done Year 6 - you made us very proud, good bye and good luck to you all! Have a wonderful summer everyone! We also say goodbye and good luck to Mrs Towle in her early retirement and lots of love and luck to Mrs Vorley on her wedding day; we hope the sun shines for you and you enjoy every happiness in your married life as Mrs McDonald!

Prize Giving

Congratulations to all our fantastic award winners this year. A lovely assembly attended by all pupils, staff and parents, saw Sophia, William, Edie, Kameron, Iqra, Tommy, Millie, Tessneem, Lucy, Imed, Luke and Dylan collect awards for their effort, progress or attitude to their school work. For our Year 6 pupils, George was awarded the trophy for creative writing, the award for creativity was awarded to Ciara, whilst Connor received the Shield for effort and Sienna was awarded the trophy for most improvement. Year 6 awards were also presented to Grace for art, Tyrell for citizenship, Ella for music, Sophia for sports girl and James for sports boy. The award for English was given to William and the award for Maths was given to Jake. Finally, Mrs Nash presented this year's Headteacher Award to Megan. Many, many congratulations to all our winners. We are very proud of you all!

First Aid training

In the final week of primary school we always ensure our Year 6 pupils are ready for anything with some first aid training. Covering basic first aid to CPR, bleeds and bandages we hope our pupils leave primary school ready for anything!

Monday, 20 July 2015


At the end of a very busy year, term and week our Year 6 spent the day a Megazone for an end of school treat! The day was full of three games of lazer quest, football, netball, pizza, nuggets, chips and some very hot children but a great day was had by all! Well done Year 6 - you earned it!

Cinderella Rockerfella

Cinderalla Rockerfella

On Thursday 16th July our Year 6 pupils took to the stage twice to perform their spectacular production of 'Cinderella Rockerfella'. Once provided with the script and the music the children took charge, arranging props, costumes and improvised lines ultimately creating their own version of the show which had the audiences enthralled. They sang, danced and acted magnificently and left parents and staff thoroughly entertained and very proud!

Key Stage 1 sports day

On Thursday 16th July the sun managed to shine all morning for our re-scheduled Key Stage 1 sports day. Representing our four chosen countries the children wore their team colours with pride and took part in a range of races and athletic events supported by a field full of parents. The children showed great spirit, determination and sportsmanship with China the victorious team of the day.

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Bastille day enrichment

After a lovely long weekend, pupils returned to school on Tuesday 14th July to 'French Day' when everyone wore red, white and blue as part of our Bastille Day enrichment. All across the school pupils took part in French themed activities from building the Eiffel Tower to a mini Tour de France! Visit our Twitter page to see lots of pictures from the day

Choir performance

On Wednesday 8th July Mrs Nash and the school choir went to Murray park and joined 4 other schools to sing in a concert and take a look at their potential future secondary school.
The event was the first of its kind in Derby and the children received special coaching to learn five songs in preparation for it.
The choir sounded amazing! Well done everyone!

Cycling Champions

Monday, 6 July 2015

Reading Challenge

 Holly and Kashef are the first children to achieve their Bronze awards in our Upper Juniors Free-Reading Scheme! We are extremely proud of them! Holly and Kashef have enjoyed reading 10 books from the Bronze selection and are now starting on the Silver stage. Keep up the great reading! Who is going to be next to achieve their award? Watch this space...
Many thanks to Grace winning 1st prize in the design a new book cover for Michael Morpurgo competition we now have lots and lots of fantastic new books for our Platinum selection! 

Year 3 trip to Trentham

On Tuesday 30th June our Year 3 pupils went on a school trip to Trentham Monkey Forest. The Children and parents had a super time and got to see the Barary Macaques up close! The children also made some great leaflets containing all the useful facts they found out! Miss Garrington

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Library visits

Over recent weeks lots of our classes have taken a walk into the village to visit Mickleover Library. Whilst there the children have learnt about the dewy decimal library system, just like the one we have in school. The children have been encouraged to take a book home and continue to change their books regularly. Before a walk back to school children have enjoyed listening to some lovely stories!