Sunday, 30 September 2018

European Day of Languages

On Thursday 27th September some of our Year 6 pupils were visited by 6 Year 11 pupils from Murray Park in celebration of the European Day of Languages. The pupils taught our Year 6 a song and played quizzes and games with them to help them learn some more food themed French vocabulary. Thank you to the Murray Park pupils - our Year 6 really enjoyed you visit! 

Mixed mini soccer

Wee done to our Year 5 and 6 boys and girls who took part in the Mixed Mini Soccer tournament at Merrill Academy on Thursday 27th September. The team got through to the final and narrowly lost 2-1 to Oakwood, with the winning goal being a golden goal in extra time. A superb effort, Mr Turner was very proud!

Brookfield Festival

A fantastic result for our Year 5 and 6 boys who took part in the football and basketball festival at Brookfield Primary School on Tuesday 25th September. A beautiful sunny, warm evening and congratulations boys - you bought home GOLD!

Summer Reading Challenge

Key Stage 1 winners with their prizes

It has been wonderful to see how many children took part in our Summer Reading Challenge. The children clearly enjoyed reading their books and filled their challenge sheets with great reviews and drawings. The names of all who participated were put into a hat and eight winners were selected at random. Congratulations to our KS1 winners: Grace, Duru, Maria and Max and our KS2 winners - Kulpriya, Poppy, Alex, Scarlett, Lucas, Divit, Emily and Ella who all received a book as a prize to help them continue their love of reading. 

Key Stage 1 winners with their prizes

Mrs Hall. 

Rocksteady band

On Thursday 20th September we welcomed the team from 'Rocksteady music' into assembly. The children were very excited to hear that they will soon be back in school working with pupils from each year group to help create our very own school band. Come back to visit the blog soon to find out how the band gets on!


On a rather windy Wednesday our team of Year 6 took part in the first sporting event of the season - footgolf! It was a great first effort at this new event and the children gave it their all resulting in 4th place, narrowly missing out on the bronze. Well done team. Superb spirit and great fun by all.

Sunday, 23 September 2018

Year 6 in the 1940s

 A fantastic effort on their costumes when our new Year 6 pupils went back to 1940s Britain to launch their World War 2 topic. On  Wednesday 12th September the children spent the day on four different activities, each one giving them a brief introduction to the topic. A walk along the railway line to the station to be evacuated, cooking with rationing recipes, sewing for 'make-do-and-mend' and a full boot camp military session to join the army! The children had a wonderful day and it was certainly a 'sensational start' to the theme for this term!

Year 5 in Space!

Year 5 blasted off into a new and exciting year with our Astronaut Training Day as the sensational start to our ‘To Infinity and Beyond’ theme. As a fantastic introduction, children dressed up in space outfits for the day.  We had a visitor who had taken part in astronaut training and shared his vast  knowledge and experiences with the children.  The bungee run was a great success and gave the children some understanding of gravity and resistance.  In the afternoon, we all took part in the Mission X challenge which included decoding, space suit design and astronaut work out.  A great day was had by all and we are all now so enthusiastic and excited about the coming term.

Year 4 make London!

On Thursday 13th September Year 4 had a sensational start to their new topic with a junk modelling day to recreate some very well known London landmarks! Later in the term the Year 4 pupils are off on a very exciting trip to London - keep visiting our blog and Twitter to follow all the exciting work they do in the build up to their trip!

Year 3 making caves!

On Tuesday 11th September, Year 3 launched their new theme ‘stones, bones and no I-phones’ by turning their classroom into caves and working on some fabulous cave art! Come back to the blog son to see what other exciting adventures the children have in the stone ages!

Year 2 mystery boxes

On 10th September a mystery box arrived in the Year 2 classrooms. The children had some great ideas about what might be inside - come back to the blog soon to see what they find out!

Year 1 out and about

Our Year 1 pupils kicked the year off with a sensational start for their 'Through the Key Hole' theme. The children went out and about in the local area for a Mickleover discovery Hunt to explore the different house types in Mickleover by finding clues and following a map. A great start to their theme work.

Sunday, 16 September 2018

We are very proud of our school and from the comments returned to school after school reports went home last year, so are you! Here is a selection of what some of you fed back to us...

So proud of our daughter and the wonderful year of learning she has had! She just can't get enough of learning new things and this is in part due to the wonderful learning environment you provide. Thank you!

We are extremely proud of our daughter's achievements over the last year at Silverhill. We are so grateful to all her teachers and all the staff for being so fantastic. A massive thank you!

We are so proud of our son and the progress he has made this year. We really appreciate all of the support given by the wonderful staff at Silverhill. Thank you to each and everyone of you for making him feel so happy and settled.

Our son has thoroughly enjoyed his year at Silverhill and it is good to see that he has been progressing and contributing well. It appears you know our child very well and we couldn't have written a better description of him ourselves! Thank you for everything you do!

We feel really proud of our son and what he has achieved this year particularly with his writing, letters and sounds. Thank you to everyone who has helped and coached  and improved his confidence levels this year.

I am so glad our daughter is at Silverhill. Thank you!

My son has developed massively this year and he has loved being part of his class. Thanks to the staff for making his year at school an enjoyable experience. Your positive and fun attitude has helped him settle in well.

Monday, 10 September 2018

Congratulations Mr and Mrs Hall

Many, many congratulations to the beautiful Miss Downs who got married this summer on board the amazing Royal Britannia cruise ship. In the company of the ship's captain and in front of family and friends Miss Downs said 'I do' to her long term partner Damon and finally became Mrs Hall. Congratulations Mr and Mrs Hall - we wish you lots of love for your future together.

Welcome back!

Welcome to the new school year 2018 - 19!

We hope you have had a lovely break and are full of Silverhill SPIRIT ready for the year ahead!

We wish a warm welcome to all our new starters, from our youngest new pupils in school to new and returning members of staff.
Remember you can find out all about what happens in school by following us on Twitter and joining your child's class on Class Dojo as well as all the updates here on the school blog

Come back soon to find out more and to read all the latest news from Silverhill!