Sunday, 21 February 2016

Happy retirement Mr Smith

On the last day of term we said a fond farewell to our long standing (and long suffering) caretaker Mr Smith! On his final day Mr Smith enjoyed bacon butties before school, an assembly with the pupils where he was presented with some lovely new tools and then tea and cakes after school, It certainly was a lovely send off! Enjoy your retirement Mr Smith!

Sportshall Athletics for Year 6

On Thursday 11th February all our Year 6 took part in the Derby City SSP inter-schools sportshall athletics competition at the new Derby University sportshall. Every pupil took part in a range of track and field events, including relay, triple jump, hurdles and javelin. Well done to all the children for their fantastic SPORTS attitudes. 

Tuesday, 9 February 2016


Today Silverhill Primary proudly supports Safer Internet Day 2016 and are playing our part for a better internet.

Through a whole school assembly, activities in class and a letter home to parents and careers, we have supported the global campaign to raise awareness of internet safety and to help make the internet a better place.

You can read our school's advice here and find out more information about SID16 here.
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We made our #shareaheart pledge and promise that we are the same people on-line as we are off-line. Respect everyone, support others and be kind.

Fundamentals in Year 2

Kestrels in year 2 attended the PE Fundamentals event on Tuesday 9th February at the University of Derby.  We had great fun taking part in all the activities, which included; gymnastics, football, volley ball, yoga and cycling.  We were told that we should be extremely proud of being the best school at cycling, as 80% of our children could cycle.

Mrs Kemp

Year 1 visit All Saints Church

The Year 1 children had a wonderful time visiting ALL Saints church on Tuesday morning. We loved looking at the different features of christian churches including the font, lectern and pulpit. The children asked some really interesting questions and we were even lucky enough to hear the organ being played! Many thanks to all our parent helpers for coming with us!

Cycle club

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This week saw then end of Cycle Club with our after school Cycle Derby club.

Science afternoon in Year 5

to follow

Year 3 gymnastics competition

On the 22nd January we saw some fantastic achievements for our Year 3 gymnasts. Both teams performed brilliantly with Silverhill Team A winning gold putting them through to the county finals in March and an individual silver for Maisie. Well done to everyone who took part.

Cosmic classroom

On 2nd February, Silverhill joined with half a million children across Britain to take part in the Cosmic Classroom.  A live link was made with Tim Peake, the British astronaut currently aboard the International Space Station.  The children watched a question and answer session and we were both amazed and amused by the facts Tim shared.

Year 5/6 football tournament

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A fantastic well done to our Year 5 and 6 football team for playing so well in the Derby SSP and Derby County Community Trust indoor football tournament at Soccerdome. The first game saw Max score a hattrick in a 3-3 result in our 'local derby' against Mickleover. Despite a disappoiting few games against Walter Evans and Cherry Tree the boys kept their head high and came back with a final 9-0 win over Becket! Well done boys - great sports attitude! 

Fire service visit


On Wednesday 20th January our Year 2 and Year 6 pupils were visited by Derbyshire Fire and Rescue to remind them about the importance of fire safety. Pupils were taught the key messages of the role of the Fire Service, Fire safety hazards in the home, The importance of smoke alarms, Planning a safe escape plan and Hoax and Arson. Click here to find out more.