Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Year 5/6 girls football

On Tuesday 20th March, our 5 / 6 girls football team had a fantastic day at competition. The team had a steady start with a 1-1 draw against Fairfield followed by an amazing 12-0 win over Holmgate! A superb win from our girls in their last game with a 3-2 win over Redhill and 2 brilliant goals from Ayla! Overall 1 win, 2 draws and 2 losses mean we finish 4th in our group. The girls have played their hearts out and can’t wait to come back next year! Well done girls!

Tag rugby at DCSSP MegaFest

A fantastic effort from our Year 6 girls and boys in the Tag rugby festival on 16th March. They learned some new skills before putting them into practise in some friendly matches. Well done!
Mr Turner

Year 3 trip to Conkers

Year 3 had a fantastic ‘Roman’ day at Conkers on Wednesday 14th March. We met a Centurion, had an audience with Boudicca and designed our own mosaics. We even had a go at making a straight Roman Road! We will definitely be back next year! 

Mrs Roberts

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Aladdin Trouble

Its may have taken a few months but the highlights from our Leavers' 2017 Production of Aladdin' Trouble is finally here! Click on the link to re-live the high-lights from the show!

Year 3/4 girls Football

Outstanding effort and great performances from our Year 3 and 4 girls at the DCLfC and partners Schools Football festival on Tuesday 13th March. Mr Turner is very proud of you all!

Mr Turner

Norman Day in Year 3

On the 13th March Year 3 became Normans for the day...

We really enjoyed our Norman day today.
We learnt about Norman life, re-enacted the Battle of Hastings and even got to wear real Chain Mail (it was rather heavy though!)

Miss Garrington

Mr Turner explores Space with Year 5

On Friday 9th March, Barn Owls had a visit from the scientist, Mr Jez Turner. He explained about the force called gravity, and other forces that apply to air-resistance. He also explained about Space and how mass affects the orbit a thing has on something else. We experimented with this concept by stretching a bin bag and dropping objects with different masses. The he took to the skies as we learnt about gravity and fiction. He showed us some amazing skills as he did some death-defying tricks to show how gravity and friction work together in air-resistance.

Ali (Barn Owls)

DCSSP Festival of Dance

On Thursday 8th March, 30 children from year 6 went to the Riverside Centre (Derby) to perform at our local dance festival, in front of 22 other schools, parents and staff. Leading up to the big moment when it would be our turn on stage, we were all really nervous. However, once we were up it was our time to shine. Having loads of fun, our nerves melted away as we danced to our beach themed song "Surfs Up", wearing shorts and tshirts (despite the fact it was raining outside). It was the best afternoon ever and we really gave it our all. A huge thankyou to Mrs Brundish for organising, choreographing and giving up her time to take us. We had a fabulous time.  Aasia and Kara

Year 5 trip to Space

On the 8th March, Barn Owls went to the National Space Centre in Leicester. The coach ride was about 1 hour long. The other Year 5 class (Snowy Owls) came on the bus and the trip with us.
The first activity we did was go into a planetarium where we watched a show called 'Astronauts'. As we found our seats, we could see the dome shaped ceiling light up and all around us the walls and ceiling was playing a 3D show. It felt like we were flying through space and through the body.
After that, we went tot he exhibition. That was where we were allowed to walk around and play quizzes. We did this for about 15 minutes. The teachers that came with us were; Mrs Minifie, Mr Burley, Mrs Poxon, Mrs Atwell and Mrs Davies.
Next, we went to a place in the centre called 'Question Time'. A man was asking questions and we had to answer them. Most of the class got them right but there were some hard ones. We made a moon cycle after the questions.
Then, we made our way to lunch. It was quite crowded but we all managed to find a place to sit. we were in there for at least 45 minutes.
Finally we had another walk around the exhibits. Sadly then we had to get the bus back to school and then go home but we had a fantastic time.

by Imogen

Cluster Schools Cross Country

On Wednesday 7th March, a number of pupils in KS2 took part in a cross country race hosted here at Silverhill. For the second time this year, the rain was pouring.... and we were running. The first race was years 5 and 6 girls, followed by the year 3/4 girls, then it was the boys turn. As well as individual awards, Silverhill achieved a number of medals as a team:

Year 3/4 A Team Girls - Gold
Year 3/4 B Team Girls- Bronze
Year 3/4 A Team Boys - Gold
Year 3/4 B Team - Silver
Year 5/6 Girls - Gold
Year 5/6 Boys - Bronze

As a school, we left the event feeling proud to have represented our school. Despite the downpour and the mudbath, we had a whale of a time and look forward to our next running event - the sports mile! 

Monday, 12 March 2018

Cyclo Cross

On the 7th of March 2018 the Cyclo cross team (Karum, Georgia, Imogen, Mason, Alfie and Ayla) went to Darley Park to represented Silverhill in a series of races.
As soon as we arrived at 1 o'clock the races began despite all the mud! Further into the day we did a relay and finished second which was our 2nd silver this year. We all got covered in mud but it was definitely worth it and Mrs Brundish was very proud of our Silverhill Spirit!

by Georgia and Mason

Sunday, 4 March 2018

School closure update

 Please note School will be OPEN as normal on Monday 5th March. Please ensure children are suitably dressed as it is still very cold! Mrs Nash

Thursday, 1 March 2018

'The Beast from the East' Snow update

Please note as the forecast for the bad weather snowy/icy conditions is to continue into the weekend, school will be CLOSED FRIDAY 2ND MARCH.

World book day 2018

Well it might also have been the day 'The Beast From the East' dropped several inches of snow in gale force winds but well still managed to celebrate World Book Day in style! Choosing 'Heroes' as our theme, there was a wonderful array of costumes to help remind us about the importance of reading. Special congratulations to our class winners who all received a pencil, rubber and £5 voucher to spend on a new book of their choice at the school book fair next week. Class winners as follows...

Amelia from Robins as Cleopatra
Seth from Wrens as Paddington
Jude from Swallows as Tim Peak
Toby from Sparrows as a Silverhill Superhero
Summer from Peregrines as Florence Nightingale
Jacob from Kestrels as Sparky

Scarlett from Chaffinches as Cat Woman
Lewis from Goldfinches as Roald Dahl
Lilia from Nightingales as Harlequin
Kalpriya from Kingfishers as Princess Leia
Soloman from Barn Owls as Falcon from The Avengers
Adison from Snowy Owls as Superman
Callum from Eagles as Mr Krupp
Oliver from Hawks as Captain Underpants

Cheerleading festival

On Tuesday 27th February some of our Year 3 pupils took part in a cheerleading festival at the Derby Velodrome...

First we did a warm up. We ran around the room while Alana shouted some numbers; one meant jump, two meant touch the floor and three was change direction. Afterwards, she taught us a routine. there were a lot of moves and half way through we showed the other half of the room what we'd done so far. There was quite a lot of clapping and jumping in the routine. The song we dances to was called 'Cheerleader'.
After Alana taught us the whole routine Charlie helped us make up our own routine to show the other schools. Seren did lots of cool tricks whilst we were in the background cheerleading. We also got put in three groups so we could take it in turns to do different moves. We did two toe-touch jumps and one pike jump. They were a little bit hard but we managed to do them int he end. We kept on rehearsing until we remembered the routine. During the rehearsal bikers were cycling around the Olympic practice track. After a few more minutes, Alana told us to stop and everyone got chance to perform their dance. One school got to lift people in the air! Most schools used pompoms but we didn't want to. At the end of our dance we went into an ending position, row one were kneeling down, row two were kneeling up and row three were standing but Seren was doing the splits at the front. Once we had finished Alana let us play a game of musical bumps and statues.
It was really fun! When the festival ended, our teachers were given our certificates and we had a safe journey home!

By Evie and Poppy