Silkstone Primary School

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Gardening Equipment Donation

A HUGE thank you to Mr Haigh (parent of child in Class 4) for his super generous donation of lots of gardening equipment to school. There are small tools and large handled tools, watering cans and a large number of gardening gloves too. The gardening club will make good use of the equipment and tools and when Class 4 have their turn working with Twiggs, they will put the gloves to good use too.

Thank you!

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Sportshall Athletics

Our Year 5&6 children were in action on Monday 3rd December at Penistone Grammar School ALC in a sportshall athletics competition.

7 teams took part in the competition and tensions were high as the event got underway.

Our team got straight into the competition demonstrating some excellent throwing, running , jumping and team working skills. After a hard fought and competition our team finished credible 3rd and were a credit to school and themselves.


Well done everybody

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Christmas Tree home required!

Good home wanted for our beautiful Christmas tree!
We are very lucky to have been given a gorgeous tree by Horsfields Garden Centre, which has now been decorated and is taking pride of place in our school hall.
It would be such a shame for this tree to have a short Christmas, so if anyone would like it and can collect it on the last day of term (21st December) it is available free of charge. If more than one person applies we will draw names from a hat.
Please inform the school office if you would like it.
Thank you


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Class 6 Bikeability Week

Pupils in class 6 brought their bikes into school last week to work with the Barnsley Bikeability Team. The children were assessed first on the school playground on Monday to assess their cycling ability before being taken out into the village to gain confidence and an understanding of the Highway Code. They were continually assessed throughout the week (working towards the Level 2 Bikeability Certificate) to ensure that they had acquired the skills to keep themselves safe when riding their bike on the road. Certificates and badges will be presented in Celebration Assembly. Well done to everyone who took part and the fabulous instructors who helped the children throughout the week!

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Roman Honey Biscuits

Class 4 enjoyed a spot of baking this week. As part of looking at Roman foods, they made Roman honey biscuits. They weighed out the ingredients, mixed them all together and then baked them in the oven. Next came the best bit… eating them!! Yummy!!!

If you would like to try these for yourself the recipe is below.

Have you ever wondered what a Roman would have had for tea? Well, one of the most famous recipes that has survived from Roman times is this one for honey cakes.
They’re easy to make and very yummy.


200g of self-raising flour
half teaspoon ground nutmeg
half teaspoon ground cinnamon
80g ground almonds
80g sugar
1 medium egg
a little milk
a little runny honey

What to do:

  • Ask a grown-up to turn the oven on for you to Gas Mark 5 or 190 degrees C.
  • Put the flour, nutmeg, cinnamon, almonds and sugar into a mixing bowl and mix them up.
  • Break the egg into another bowl. Add a little bit of the milk and whisk them together with a fork.
  • Add the egg mixture to the flour and mix.
  • The mixture should be quite firm – like playdough. If it’s too wet and sticky, add a little flour. If it’s too dry, add a little more milk.
  • Dust your hands with a little flour, then gently squash the mixture into 12 small cakes and put them on a greased baking tray. Remember to space them out.
  • Bake in the oven for 30 minutes or until they are golden brown.
  • While they are still hot, spoon a little runny honey over them.
  • Let the cakes cool a little before you eat them and remember to think of the Romans as you munch!