Silkstone Primary School

helping children realise their gifts and talents

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School Car Park

Please can we remind you that the school car park should not be used by parents/carers who are dropping off children or picking them up, even if the car park gates are open.

Parents who are dropping off children for the Shining Stars morning session may use the car park only if they arrive early and have departed from the car park before 8.00am. Anyone arriving after this time should park on the High Street and walk up to school using the Glebe Lane footpath which leads into the playground at the side of the pre-school building.

Parents/carers who are collecting children from Shining Stars may use the car park after 4.30pm.

No one should use the drive as a footpath to walk up to or from school at any time.

Thank you for your co-operation in this Health and Safety  matter.

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The Bounce-A-Thon raised a magnificent £1700 for new resources for school. We are also hoping to be able to claim through Gift Aid to increase the total raised even further.

Thank you so much for your generosity (and for having such bouncy children!)

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‘Dragon Days’

We have no doubt that many of you are more than aware that this year the KS2 production is “Dragon Days” There will be two performances, the first one on Wednesday, 11 July commencing at 6.00pm and the second one on Thursday, 12 July at 1.30pm. All of KS2 children will be part of the production in some shape or form.

First time parents of Year 3 pupils – please be aware that your child will be a part of the production. Class letters will be sent home with further details.

Only parents of children in KS2 are invited to one of the two performances. Children in Foundation and Key Stage 1 will attend the dress rehearsal.

There are 125 children in Key Stage 2 and we anticipate that most families will want to see one of the performances therefore tickets are initially limited to 2 per family. Due to fire regulations we do have to account for babies and toddlers attending the performance, they too will require a ticket.

There will be a small charge of £2.00 per ticket (to cover the cost of costumes, the performance license and props). Purchase of tickets will be via Parent Pay.

Tickets for Wednesday’s performance will go on sale Monday, 18 June.

Tickets for Thursday’s performance will go on sale Monday, 25 June.

Any additional tickets will be allocated w/c 2nd July with Year 6 parents having priority.

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Book Fair

As school was closed due to the weather conditions back in March, we have arranged for The Book People to deliver a Book Fair next week, which will run at the detailed days and times below. We do hope you are able to support this event, as school will receive a percentage of the sales to spend on books for our ever growing wonderful library.


Thursday  14th June  8.30am to 9.00am & 3.30pm to 4.00pm

Friday       15th June  8.30am to 9.00am & 3.30pm to 4.00pm

Monday   18th June  3.30pm to 4.00pm

Tuesday   19th June  8.30am to 9.00am

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Summer Fayre Hampers


As the date approaches for this year’s Summer Fayre (Friday 29th June after school), the PTA are working hard to make it one to remember with plenty to keep the children (and adults!) entertained. The ever popular class-hampers will form part of the raffle prizes and donations around the following themes are now welcome and can be dropped off in classes. Raffle tickets will be handed out to families next week.

CLASS R – Let’s get crafty

CLASS 1 – Family night in

CLASS 2 – Fun in the sun

CLASS 3 – Kids in the kitchen

CLASS 4 – Time for afternoon tea

CLASS 5 – BBQ time

CLASS 6 – Chocolate & sweet treats