Monday, 27 November 2017

Year 5/6 SSP Girls football tournament

Congratulations to our incredible Year 5 and 6 girls football team but their brilliant performance at the SSP football festival on Thursday 23rd Nov. They started with a 7-0 win against Dale followed by a 1-1 draw against a talented Chellaston side. Next we played St James’ and won 2-0 then finished with a 3-0 win against Portway. Player of the festival goes to Ayla who certainly had her shooting boots on! She scored so many goals that Mrs Brundish lost count!

Cyclo Cross Silver!

A huge well done to our Cyclo Cross team in their first competition of the year. They collected points throughout the afternoon in several different races throughout the afternoon including a girls race, a boys race, a mixed race and a relay to finish. The team were amazing and finished in Silver position. Our next Cyclo meet will be in March.

SSP American Football

Thank you to all the Year 5 children who took part in The American football festival with Derby city SSP. The pupils practiced lots of new skills and were impeccably behaved as usual. Thank you to the parents who battled the traffic to get to Moorways for a 4 o'clock start. Your support is very much appreciated. 

Governor Awards

Congratulations to all the children who have had their fabulous writing displayed on Mrs Nash's awesome writers wall so far this year. Special congratulations to to our first four winners of the Governors Writing award, Isacc, Freya, Iqra and Kameron who were presented with a certificate from Mrs Hunter, Chair of Governors in assembly, chosen because  they showed a real improvement in the quality of their writing and real work towards the standard for their Key Stage during the first half term.

American and Table Tennis in Year 5

On Thursday 9th November a mixed group of Year 5 boys and girls took part in a table tennis competition against other local schools, at Derby Moor. We competed against lots of other schools winning a fair share of them and loosing a few too! Out of 9 schools, we came 5th overall - lots of Silverhill 'SPIRIT' was shown by everyone. well done Barn Owls and Snowy Owls.

Native American Day

On Thursday 16th November, as a part of our topic on America, Year 5's held their own 'Native American Day'. Everyone dressed up in Native American outfits and we spent the day doing a variety of themed activities. We made head dresses, tepees, name cards and totem poles.

Mrs Minifie

Junior Leadership Team

The brand new JLT (Junior Leadership Team) were appointed last week and presented with their badges. These children have been chosen by their teachers as having a particular passion or aptitude for their subject and will work as support for the staff subject co-ordinators as well as a liaison between children and teachers for their designated subject. Well done to you all!
MusicCallum T
RECallum B

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Year 1 visit Pickford's House

On Tuesday 14th November Year 1 visited Pickford’s House. We are currently learning about old houses and we went to discover more information about this topic. We were able to find out lots of information and look at lots of different objects. We have particularly enjoyed learning about the role of a chamber pot!

Friday, 10 November 2017


This morning Silverhill Primary paid their respects to the fallen during our Remembrance Service. Lead by Mrs Nash and our Year 6 pupils the school welcomed parents and families to join us at our service in the playground, next to our outdoor classroom and spectacular poppy waterfall. Year 6 read some examples of their letters from the trenches, sang songs from war and their fantastic trenches were on display. The choir lead the school to sing 'Keep the Homefires' and a minute of silence was perfectly respected by all.

Year 1 welcome Winnie the Witch

This week our Year 1 children enjoyed working with their special visitor 'Winnie the Witch' who came in to see if we could help her to make some Slime Soup for Wilbur the Cat! The children tried the soup - some of them thought that it tasted lovely- others were not so keen!

Snowly Owls visit Toyota

Snowy Owl Class recently went on a visit to Toyota Manufacturing. We had an action-packed day which included a variety of fun and exciting activities. Firstly, we had a guided tour via a scale model of the factory and then watched a car manufacturing video. We learned about the Toyota Family story and how the company was first set up.  Next, we were put to the test by creating our own production line of Lego cars.  Each team was set targets and worked together to see if they could improve on their production time. We were introduced to ‘Kaizen’, which is the Toyota work method and means work smarter and not harder. The Snowy Owls also learned about Japanese culture, traditions and foods. In the afternoon, we had the opportunity to have a go at a range of challenges which helped with our co-ordination, time management and manufacturing skills. The day finished with a prize giving for the winners of our car design challenge and we all received a fun goody bag. Thank you to Toyota Manufacturing for a fantastic day!

Fire and Light Enrichment

On Friday 3rd November the whole school took part in a wide range of activities to celebrate Diwali and also to consider the events of  the Gunpowder plot in 1605. Wearing the most colourful outfits we could find and making the most of our fantastic outdoor learning spaces, many classes visited the fire pit to read, listen to stories, dance around the fire or simply to watch and listen to the flames. Classes welcomed many visitors who share their Indian cooking or talked about their faith and their traditional dance and costume while other classes debated the events of 1605. This rich and varied Learning Adventure was then shared in a wonderful assembly on Monday morning.

Level 1 and Level 2 Bikeability

Many congratulations to all our pupils who passed their cycling proficiency over the recent weeks. Our Year 5 pupils have all achieved their Level 1 certificate and badge, spending a full day learning their basic cycling skills while our Year 6 pupils spent four afternoons learning how to ride safely on the roads for their Level 2 certificate and badge. Well done to all who took part - 100% pass rate!

Dualathlon fun

Well done to all the children who took part in the duathlon competition.
Such brilliant performances individually and as a team in the relays.
We came an excellent 3rd place overall, Mr Turner is very proud of you all. Well done!!

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Poppy Making

As part of preparing for our Remembrance Service on Friday 10th November the PTFA today host a Poppy Making CafĂ© in readiness for our own ‘Poppy Waterfall’. Many thanks to all the parents and families who gave some of their time to help make to beautiful poppies. All Parents and families are more than welcome to attend our Service which we are hoping to hold outside on the playground. Details will follow next week.

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Year 6 visit Denstone

On Wednesday 1st November our latest Year 6 recruits returned to Denstone College to experience their cadet accademy for a cadet experience. After a delicious dinner in the beautiful college dining hall, the children tried their skills at marching in formation, wearing the cadet uniform, holding a genuine (but unloaded!) rifle and even sampling some ration pack food!