Friday, 18 March 2016

Sport Relief mile

A big thank you and well done to all the pupils and parents who participated so enthusiastically in our Sport Relief mile raising a grand total of £252.80.  After running a mile around the school grounds and performing 5 of our superhero moves,  whilst also raising money for such a deserving charity, we think you'll all sleep well tonight! Special congratulations to James for being the overall race winner in a time of 6 minutes 9 seconds, closely followed by Addison in second and Luke in third, and special thanks to Mrs Brundish and Miss Smith for organizing the event. Visit us on Twitter to see lots of videos from the race! 

Tag Rugby

It's certainly been a very busy sporting week at Silverhill this week as our Tag rugby team joined in the fun! After several closely played draws, a couple of defeats and some fantastic wins the team made it through to the quarter finals! Well done team - Mr Turner and Mrs Brundish are immensely proud of you all! 

Athletic stars

A huge well done to Eloise and Chloe who performed so well at the AAA Tom Pink Relays at the EIS last weekend!

Cyclo Cross competition

What a difference a week can make with the weather! This week our super six cyclo cross enthusiasts took part in the 2nd meet of the DCCSSP Cycle derby cyclo cross competition. After some super racing, the children collected a combined total of 35 point putting them in first place! Well done India, Luke, Elianne, Evie, Toby and Jacob! 

Year 4 Tudor day

Coming soon

Year 3 Gymnastics competition

On Wednesday 16th March, six Year 3 children took part in the county gymnastics final in Long Eaton.  They all tried veryhard and performed brilliantly in all they routines and came 4th.  We are very proud of their hard work and good sportsmanship.  Well done. Mrs Goodchild

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Sport Relief

Remember it's Sport Relief on Friday and we're hoping as many of you as possible join our Silverhill Sport Relief mile after school!

Year 5 trip to Cadbury!

Cadbury UK

On Friday 11th March, year five ventured off to Bourneville in Birmingham to visit Cadbury World. Starting off deep in the heart of the Aztec Jungle, the children learnt all about the history of chocolate, and the build up of the Cadbury brothers' company! With a trip round the actual factory, a very sticky tasting session and a Bean to Bar talk, we came away with a really good understanding of the process of making Chocolate! We even got to visit the 4D cinema and go on a roller coaster of an adventure with the Mini Egg parrot! Snd, to top it all - free chocolate bars to bring home! A fabulous visit!

Dance Festival 2016


Well done to Mrs Brundish and our 37 year 6 dancers who put on a fantastic show at this year's Derby City SSP Celebration of Dance. performing to the fast and furious track 'You Can't Stop the Beat' from the film Hairspray, the children smiled throughout and put on a great preformance for the a room full of prents and other schools. Well done everyone and thank you to Millie's grandma for the girl's costumes! Video coming soon!

Scholastic book fair

Thank you very much to all the pupils, parents and grandparents who visited and supported our Scholastic book fair. This time you helped raised a whopping £1015 to spend on new books for school. This money will be spent on new staged group guided reading books for years 3 and 4 as well as adding some new texts to our free choice reading selection. Thank you to everyone who supported our book fair.

Saturday, 5 March 2016

World Book Day

Silverhill certainly knows how to enjoy a dress up day! On Thursday 3rd March we all came to school as some of our favorite book characters to celebrate World Book Day and to show off our love of reading great texts! With the staff coming as our very own Duncan and his crayons from the wonderful 'The Day the Crayons Quit' by Oliver Jeffers, they started the day with a very colourful Take 10. Children came in some wonderful creations; from Elmer to an Umpa Lumpa and Mary Poppins to the Scarecrow the children made a fantastic effort. Thank you to all the mums, dads and families who helped with the costumes!

Year 3 athletics

On Wednesday 2nd March it was the turn of our Year 3 pupils to take part in competitive athletics. The children all had a great time taking part in a range of track and field events. Well done everyone who took part!

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Authors visits

In conjunction with World Book Day, on Wednesday 3rd March Silverhill welcomed 2 wonderful children's authors to read, talk and inspire our pupils. Linda Chapman, author of Mr Monkey, spent the morning with our Key Stage 1 pupils while Andy Cope, author of Spy Dog, spent the afternoon with our Key Stage 2 pupils. Both authors share stories of being an author, giving out prizes and signing books. Such an inspiration for our budding readers and writers!

Reception in Space!

On Thursday 24th February, an astronomer visited Robins and Wrens and told us all about, planets, Tim Peake, space rockets and astronaut training.
We also used proper telescopes. Lots of Robins & Wrens would now like a career as an astronaut!

Mrs Turner

Year 4 at Lea Green

From February 24th-26th , the majority of the children in Year 4 spent their residential visit at Lea Green Learning and Development Centre.  We had a brilliant time, if a little cold, and took part in new and exciting activities.  We were busy from morning until night and, fortunately, the food was delicious and the beds were comfy!  We learnt new skills, challenged ourselves and everybody agreed that it had been a fantastic time and an exhilarating adventure! Visit us on twitter to see more photographs from our adventure!