Friday, 27 November 2015

FS2 visit to the the church

On Thursday 26th November Robins and Wrens visited All Saints Church in Mickleover. Whilst we were there we learned more about the Christian story of Christmas and carried out lots of fun activities.

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Gymnastics champion

Our local gymnastics club, Mickleover Gymnastics,  held their over eights in-house competition on Sunday 22nd November 2015 where many of our pupils performed with great success.  Georgia won a gold medal overall and a silver and bronze medal for the floor and vault.  Well done Georgia! A star in the making!

Friendship week in FS2

Robins and Wrens have enjoyed lots of friendship and feelings activities this week, including making a friendship fruit salad. We voted for our favourite fruits and helped to chop them. Then, we wrote invitations to people we don't normally play with asking them to share the fruit salad with us. We have tried new foods and made new friends :)

Friendship Week in Year 6

During 'Food for Friendship' enrichment day, the Year 6 have been demonstrating some excellent cooking skills! Fitting in with their Topic work on the war, they have been focusing on rationing. They have learnt about rationing, and about Lord Woolton. As a result, they prepared, cooked and tasted their very own Woolton Pies and they were delicious!

Cyclo Competition

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A group of year 5 and 6 children took part in our First Cyclo cross meet of the year on Thursday 19th Novemeber. They had a lot to live up to as we reached the County finals last year but the team were superb. They came 2nd overall, narrowly being beaten to the top spot by 1 point! We can now look forward to adding some more points to our overall total in March.

Year 1 visit Pickfords House

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On Novemebr 13th our Year 1 pupils visited Pickfords House in Derby to find out about houses in the past. The children had a great time discovering the differences between Victorian Houses and our own today. We decided that we would rather live in houses with modern equipment in them – especially when it came to washing the clothes and going to the toilet!

Monday, 16 November 2015

Children in Need

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Friday 13th might be an unlucky date for some but this year it meant a Children in Need pyjama day! Raising money for this fantastic charity, the children looked wonderful and even managed to stay awake all day whilst also raising £252. Well done everyone! 

Remembrance service

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The 11th day of the 11th month saw our Year 6 pupils demonstrate fabulous behaviour and respect during their Remembrance Service. Sharing their learning of World War 1 in an interesting and informative manner, which truly engaged the rest of the school, the children received very high praise from staff, parents and visitors.

Anyone for table tennis?

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On Tuesday 10th November two teams from Silverhill headed off to the yearly table tennis tournament at Derby Moor, alongside 6 other schools. In two team of four, with two boys and two girls in each, the children competed in doubles tournaments.

With many matches won or drawn, it really was a time to shine. The children played exceptionally, demonstrating amazing sportsmanship throughout the entire tournament.

A huge well done to both of the teams, and a big thank you to Derby SSP, the parents and all the other participating schools for their support!

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Trip to Denstone College

On Wednesday 4th November our latest Year 6 recruits returned to Denstone College to experience their cadet accademy for a World War experience. After a delicious dinner in the beautiful college dining hall, the children tried their skills at marching in formation, putting up tents, wearing the cadet uniform and trench coat, holding a genuine (but unloaded!) rifle and even sampling some ration pack food!