Silkstone Primary School

helping children realise their gifts and talents


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Silence for Children in Need!

R and J in Class 6 asked if they could take part in a sponsored silence for Children in Need. At this moment in time, they are both managing to maintain their silence in aid of this fantastic cause. We are so proud of the girls for wanting to support this excellent charity but also for challenging themselves with being quiet for the whole day! Something neither of them have found particularly easy…Well done, Girls! Remember, sssshhhhhh!

 


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Year 5&6 Boys Football

Our Year 5 & 6 Boys took part in a football final at Dorothy Hyman on November 6th.

After some tough group matches our blue team finished 5th in their group.

Our blue and yellow team managed to win their group and went onto meet Barugh Green in the semi-final. After a nail biting match which ended up as a draw, our team had to face penalties! It was like the world cup all over again. After some brave goal keeping and brilliant penalties we were narrowly defeated.

Well done to both teams, they were a credit to our school, demonstrating some fantastic team work, ball skills and excellent sporting conduct.


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Non Uniform Day

Remember tomorrow (Friday 16.11.18) is non uniform day! Children are encouraged to come in Pudsey related clothing. It could be a Pudsey (or Blush!) T-Shirt, spots, yellow, bears… or non-uniform. We are asking for any cash donations which we will add to the money we have already made selling the official merchandise.

Thank you


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Festival of Visual Literacy

ASCEL (Association of Senior Children’s and Education Librarians) Yorkshire and the Humber branch have worked together through Arts Council funding to bring you a festival of visual literacy.

Working with visual and creative digital artists and key partners of book illustrators Reading Pictures: Seeing Stories will give children and young people the opportunity to meet and learn from illustrators and artists; to explore the connection between literacy and the visual arts and offer children and families not usually engaged with the arts the chance to discover the power of pictures.

Visual literacy is the ability to see, understand and interpret images, much as literacy is the ability to read and derive meaning from texts. Visual literacy is an important skill for understanding visual media that can lead to enhanced performance of other intellectual tasks and builds the ability to interpret and evaluate information and messages.

From an early age, children draw from their everyday observation of the world around them in order to learn. In today’s visually saturated environment, they must develop the skills to decode, think critically and communicate about the images around them.

The ability to ‘read’ images can help young people to navigate and make sense of their world.

Primary aged children are invited to attend as number of Barnsley events, running  as part of the festival, throughout November. Please see barnsley.gov.uk/services/libraries/join-us-for-reading-pictures-seeing-stories/ for details of events and how to book.


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Class 6 at the Lifewise Centre

The Lifewise Centre is an interactive learning centre for South Yorkshire communities, developed by South Yorkshire Police and South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue.  Featuring a purpose-built set, it is used to educate visitors about safety and citizenship with the ultimate aim of reducing crime and improving quality of life.

The children took part in various scenarios meant to replicate real life situations:

  • Road safety
  • Fire safety
  • Personal safety
  • Online safety

and much more.

The day proved to be very interesting and Class 6 enjoyed learning about different aspects of the visit.

 


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Cross Country Finals

On Friday the 9th of November we participated in the Barnsley Cross Country Finals at Cannon Hall Farm.  The competition from the seven other participating schools was strong but Silkstone triumphed!

Huge congratulations to all our teams, who are all successfully through to the South Yorkshire Cross Country Finals to be held in February.  Everyone did their absolute best on the challenging course and we are really proud of their achievements.

Year 3 / 4 Girls   3rd Place

Year 3 / 4 Boys   2nd Place

Year 5 / 6 Girls   3rd Place

Year 5 / 6 Boys   1st place