Sunday, 13 January 2019

Year 2 discover a fascinating bottle

What an incredible start to their new topic the Year 2 children have had this week. Mrs Brundish and Mrs Goodchild spotted a strange bottle bobbing in the River Derwent as they enjoyed an evening meal at Darleys on Wednesday. The children spent Thursday morning thinking of what could possibly be inside. After break we opened the bottle and found a letter from a little  boy who was in the Titanic on that fateful evening in 1912 along with his ticket. We set off down to the train track to measure how long the TItanic was- an incredible 269m - this gave the children a real feel of just how big this incredible ship was! The afternoon was spent making some incredible displays. The children also had a discussion about what they already knew about the Titanic and wrote down what else they wanted to find out. We can’t wait to find out more about the little boy John whose letter has been floating in oceans and rivers for over 100 years! 
Mrs Brundish

Year 1 meet Christopher Columbus


On Thursday 10th January, Christopher Columbus visited Year 1 to give us a Sensational Start to our Explorers Theme. He told us all about what it was like  being an explorer over 500 years ago, when a lot of people believed the Earth was flat! 
Mrs Turner

Year 6 Explore Earth

Year 6 have certainly had a sensational start tot he new term with lots of 'sticky' learning taking place. On Tuesday 8th January we immersed ourselves into our new text 'Brightstorm' by Vashti Hardy. Our activities included folding our own sky-ships from origami, making our own compasses out of corks,needles and magnets, using co-ordinates to find our way around the 'The Great Wide' and creating some lovely pieces of sky-ship art.

On Wednesday 9th we have been on a whistle stop tour of Earth's natural phenomenons; earthquakes, tsunamis,volcanoes and hurricanes! 
The children created their own models of tsunamis and volcanoes, built and tested earthquake proof building and recorded live news reports during hurricane winds! A fantastic couple of days in school which have got the children ready for the some great learning this term.

Year 3 Rotten Romans

Year 3 had a sensational start to their new theme on Wednesday 9th January.  The children had a visit from a Roman soldier and were put through their paces as trainee gladiators!  It was great fun dressing up as citizens of Rome and finding out about what life was like in Roman times – putting on a toga certainly isn’t as easy as it looks and not many of us would recommend being a slave! We can’t wait to find out more about the ‘Rotten Romans’ this term!

Year 5 USA Road Trip

January 8th Coming soon

Friday, 11 January 2019

Book fair Sucess

Wow! Another fantastic book fair held at Silverhill. Thanks to all the money raised, we have an incredible £1094.84 pence for the school to spend on books.  The money will be spent on new books for the KS2 libraries to increase the selection of books the children can choose from. A huge thankyou to everyone who made purchases over the week. 

Monday, 7 January 2019

The Greatest Cinderella Rockerfella

We are pleased to announce that the full edit of our Leavers 2018 production of The Greatest Cinderella Rockerfella is now available here on our You Tube channel.

Young Journalist Academy

A new term brings some exciting updates for our  Year 5 Barn Owls, who now have their second article live on the Young Journalist Academy website - check out Super Sea Life Savers by clicking here. Well done girls - journalists in the making! Also one of the articles published has been seen by the founder of an expedition to investigate plastic pollution in our oceans, who has suggested an interview!!  All very exciting!

Sunday, 6 January 2019

Happy New Year

Happy New Year and welcome back to another busy term at Silverhill. Be sure to pop back often to read all the latest news from school. Remember you can also follow us on Twitter by clicking here - you do not need a Twitter account to be able to view lots of photographs and videos of all the fun things we do in school.