Thursday, 14 December 2017

School Council

We are in the process of setting up a new SMART School Council which will allow all pupils to have a voice in school about decisions which affect them. We would be grateful if you could click on the link and complete the survey. This will help us to tailor our School Council to our school needs as viewed by pupils, parents, staff and governors. Thank you for your time and support.

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Author visits Year 5

Over the last half of term, Year 5 have been focusing their English work on the book, Boy In The Tower, by Polly Ho-Yen. They have written discussion texts, information leaflets and poems and then wrote to the author, Polly, inviting her to visit us at Silverhill. 

Much to our delight, Polly replied to all of our letters and accepted her invitation to visit us!  Travelling all the way from Bristol, Polly delivered an inspirational talk about her books to all of the Year 5 children and then spent time in the Barn Owls and Snowy Owls, sharing some of her secrets to writing! 

Polly commented on how well-mannered the Year 5 children are and was extremely impressed with all of the work the children have done over the last half-term, using her very own book. Mrs McBride and Mrs Orgill were particularly star-struck by her visit. What an inspiration! There may be a few more books to add to our Santa list after today! 

Greek Day in Year 4

Nightingales and Kingfishers enjoyed their Greek Day on 6th December.  Children and parents did an amazing job with outfits and all the children looked fantastic.  We had a great time making models of mythological creatures, trying Greek food, creating mosaics and learning to write some letters using the Greek alphabet. Fun was had by all.

FS2 Nativity

You know it's nearly Christmas when we all settle into the hall in our festive Christmas jumpers to watch our youngest pupils perform their wonderful Christmas Nativity. Well done to all the children who performed so magnificently in front of such a big audience. With two performances for parents to come we hope they bring their tissues!

FS2 visit church

Robins visited Our Lady of Lourdes Church on Friday 1st December. We learned more about the Christian Christmas story and had chance to look around a church.

Santa came to School!

Wow! We were so lucky on Friday 1st December when Father Christmas came to visit us. Making a lovely home for the day in Hansel and Gretal's den children spent some time with Santa. Thak you to the PTFA for making this visit happen!

Year 5/6 Competition

What a fabulous morning we had at the Derby City SSP gym competition this morning. Our incredible gymnasts performed superbly and were such a credit to the school with their team spirit and exemplary behaviour. Team B finished in Bronze position and Team A finished in Silver Place! Aasia also received an individual bronze! Mr Turner and Mrs Brundish were so proud of you all. Thanks to all the parents who took the time to take the gymnasts to the competition.