Silkstone Primary School

helping children realise their gifts and talents

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Multi Skills


Our Year 1&2 children took part in a Multi Skills competition on Monday 8th October at Penistone Grammar School.12 teams took part in the competition,  where the teams got the opportunity to challenge themselves on a variety of activities to gain as many points as possible for their team. It was great to see all the children getting stuck in and putting their skills to the test and seeing them all smile and support their team mates throughout.

Both our teams showed off some brilliant skills, with our Year 2 team being crowned overall winners and Year 1 finishing as one of the runners up in their first competition. Well done to both teams.

  1. Team Fire (Silkstone Primary)
  2. Silkstone Common Fireballs
  3. Springvale Superstars


  • Thurgoland Dragons
  • Silkstone Smashers
  • Cawthorne Lucky Lightning
  • Super Rockets (Thurlstone)
  • Thurgoland Sharks
  • Lucky Owls (Thurlstone)
  • Cawthorne Snakes
  • Oxspring Owls
  • Penistone Superheroes

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Children of the Week

Don’t forget to check out our Children of the Week by opening the link at the top of the page : Learning/Assemblies/Celebration Assembly.
The list of our wonderful achievers who have shone this week (not only in their attitude and effort towards their learning but also in their behaviour and kindness towards other members of our school) will be updated every week.
Make sure you log in regularly to celebrate the joy we all share with their success.

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Children In Need

It is that time of year when we will be supporting Children In Need in school. We have ordered a variety of items the children will be able to buy this year. The items will be on sale Wednesday to Friday this week (24 – 26th) and then again the second week back after half term. Class 4 will be selling the items during break times. The items we have for sale are:

  • Pudsey ears on a headband (£2.50)
  • Blush ears on a headband (£2.50)
  • A glow in the dark key ring (£2.00)
  • Pudsey pin badge (£1.00)
  • Blush pin badge (£1.00)
  • A glow in dark wrist band (£1.00)

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Pumpkin Soup!

This week we have been pumpkin mad in Class R. We have read the story ‘Pumpkin Soup’, retold the story in our role play area and had a messy time exploring pumpkins! We’ve also created maths challenges using the seeds and completed speech bubbles for the characters duck, cat and squirrel from the story. We worked together to make pumpkin soup and had a tasting session.

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A Roman Day Out!

Class 4 enjoyed a super day visit to The Yorkshire Museum in York on Tuesday this week. They handled real Roman artefacts, dressed as Romans and took part in a variety of activities… including designing hairstyles! They made mosaics, built an arch, crushed herbs and read Roman Numerals. They also enjoyed trying on different items of Roman armour and holding a replica shield. In the afternoon, the children explored the museum, recording information and sketching items they saw. A big thank you to the museum for a really good day.

A big thank you also to Mrs Cale, Mrs Meghjee, Mrs Felton and Miss Atkinson for their help and support on the trip.

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On behalf of all the pupils and staff we would like to say an enormous thankyou to Jo, Mel and Zoe for all their hard work running the PTA over many years.  They have worked tirelessly to raise much needed funds for the school, which subsidise transport for school trips as well as providing resources such as purple mash and the playground markings.  Their efforts have benefitted all children in the school.  Thank you

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Our volunteer Librarians, Play Leaders, Lunchtime Helpers and Reading Buddies all began their new roles last week.  We are really proud of them for their contribution to strengthening our school community – one where pupils look after and support each other.