Monday, 30 April 2018

Parent Governor Vacancy

Our Governing Board is made up of 12 people and currently has a vacancy for a Parent Governor.    No special qualifications are needed and the most important thing is to have a keen interest in the school and be prepared to play an active part in the work of the Governing Board. 

If you are interested in joining our Governing Board, please contact Sharon Gratton, Clerk to Governors at the above address for a nomination form.  All completed forms to be returned to the school office by 4 pm on Friday 11 May 2018.

The Big Pedal

The BIG PEDAL - A big well done to Kestrels class. They got the highest number of children and supporters scooting and cycling to school in week one of The BIG PEDAL.

Thank you to all those who took part in week 1.

Keep up the good work! 

Week 2 to go.

Monday, 23 April 2018

Fortnite - advice for parents

Over the past few months, a rapidly increasing number of children are playing the game ‘Fortnite’, making its Battle Royale mode “the most played online game in the world.” As with all online gaming, there are a number of risks that need to be considered in order to ensure children and young people are effectively protected... Click here to read the full article by 'First News' newspaper.  

Year 5 look into poo! (Yes Poo!)

As part of our Topic, Ancient Egypt, in Year 5 we have been taking on the role of archaeologists​. We have learnt that archaeologists use a number of methods to help discover and learn about the past. A great way to understand more about humans from the past is to learn about what they ate. We therefore analysed different coprolites (poo!) from various time periods in history. We worked scientifically, predicting what food remnants we had identified, recording our findings in tables. A great afternoon was had by all! 

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Leavers Jumpers

It seems like we've waited ages (because Mrs Mitchell has been asked 'when' several times a day!) but our Leavers Hoodies are finally here - typically on the hottest day of the year so far! The children are delighted with them so a big 'thank you' to all the parents for buying them for us!

Fitness is Fun

Year 6 were very glad of all the work we do on our Super Hero moves in P.E. when 26 of them took part in the Derby City SSP Fitness is Fun festival at Derby tennis Centre on Wednesday 18th April. Taking part in a range of individual and group activities before completing some high energy circuit training, the children had a great time showing lots of fantastic sporting attitudes. Despite being very tired the children certainly agreed that Fitness is Fun!

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Year 2 Steam Train Journey

Year 2 enjoyed a step back in time when they travelled on the steam train from Rowsley South Station.  There were many interesting things to see and they learnt about the history of the steam trains.  Also they were very lucky to have the opportunity to speak with various members of experienced staff that shared their enthusiasm and knowledge about the trains.

The Big Battery Hunt

The Big Battery Hunt has been a huge success.  As a school, we collected over 23,000 batteries for recycling.  We needed several collections and the container was always full.
Thank you so much to everybody who took part - it was wonderful to see how enthusiastic the children are about protecting our environment.  Many children wrote about why they think it is important to recycle batteries on their collection sheets.

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Trouble for Year 2?

On Tuesday 10th April, Year 2 had a most exciting morning with the Police as part of their theme about transport. They had great fun learning about the wide variety of interesting jobs that the Police do. They were able to see first hand a lot of the tools and equipment the police use to carry out their duties on a day to day basis and they also, even had the opportunity of trying on various uniform and explore the Police vehicles. Thank you Derby Police for your visit - we loved it!

Sunday, 8 April 2018

Happy Retirement Mrs Nash

On Friday 23rd March we wished Mrs Nash a fond farewell on her last day at Silverhill Primary before she starts what we hope will be a long, happy and restful retirement. On her final day the children performed a magical Take 10 routine to clap her into the school for one final time. In a special assembly she was treated to songs, poems, messages of thanks, art work and gifts to show her our gratitude. Mrs Nash became the Headteacher of Silverhill Primary School in April 2006 and over the years she has become immensely proud of the school and all those associated with it.

In her final message to the children.... 'You are just remarkable. I never cease to be amazed by you all. Follow the Spirit of Silverhill and you will do well. Be kind in your words and actions and you will always have loyal friends. And remember - life is ‘A Learning Adventure’ and you will go far.'

And to staff and families... 'It has been an honour and a privilege to watch over this chapter in Silverhill’s history. A new and exciting one awaits. The community is formed from an amazing and talented team of people and I know you will continue to support Mr Gallagher to help the school prosper in the future. With very best wishes to you all.'  Kate Nash

Good luck Mrs Nash. Thank you for everything. Enjoy your retirement xxx

Saturday, 7 April 2018

Easter Service

On Thursday 22nd March, in three stages throughout the morning, the whole school walked to All Saints Church in Mickleover village for an Easter church service. Listening to the story of Easter from some fantastic reading by our Year 5 pupils, we also paid respects through prayer to other religions within our school.

Sport Relief Mile

Thank you and well done to all the pupils (and supporting parents!) who took part in our Sport Relief Mile after school on Wednesday 21st March. Despite some very muddy patches over the course everyone who took part completed the full mile and raised a fantastic £287 for the charity!

FS2 Trip

On 21st March, Robins and Wrens went on a trip to Ash End House Children's Farm near Tamworth. We were so excited to go and see some of the animals we had been learning about for our question 'Does everything grow?' When we arrived, we met the farmers who would be showing us round the farm - we saw lots of different animals, including some baby piglets! Then we were lucky enough to be able to hold some baby chicks as well as collect some eggs for us to take home. We also fed oats to the goats and milk to the lambs. After our lunch, we played on the giant bouncy pillow which was lots of fun! We'd had such an exciting day that lots of us went to sleep on the coach on the way home.
Mrs Allen

Year 2 Station walk

Year 2 had a lovely walk on Wednesday 21st March, along the old Mickleover Railway line as part of our theme about transport.  We compared the current station to a photograph of the station in the past.

Egg Competition

As ever, there was an eggs-tremely high standard to our Easter Egg competition this year - with an eggs-cellent theme from many of the entries! Mrs Nash was very touched! Congratulations to all our winners...

Robins - Bella
Wrens - Joseph
Sparrows - Rhys's Silver Bullet Train
Swallows - Jude's Six Ice-Creams
Kestrels - Jacob's Sparky's Bad Spell
Peregrines - Harry's Gruffalo and Aliens
Goldfinches - Lewis
Chaffinches - Arthur's Cattle of Geryon
Kingfishes - Evie's Jurassic Park
Nightingales - Caitlynn and Antonia's Mrs Nash's Leaving Assembly
Barn Owls - Isabel's Solar System
Snowy Owls - Eliza's Willy Wonka
Hawks - Oliver's Learning Eggventure
Eagles - Chloe's Mrs Nash's Tribute

Photographs of the winners and runners up can be viewed here on our our Twitter feed.