On Wednesday 10th April, the Y5/6 tag ruby team attended the Barnsley borough rugby finals, hosted by Teamactiv. The competition was of a high standard, and the Silkstone Reds team played some excellent rugby. Well done to all those who represented the school in this event. Thanks to all the parents and family members who helped to support the team. We are also grateful to Mr Watt for his coaching input and his excellent photographs.
Class 5 used their map reading skills to plan a route from Silkstone to Hoylandswaine via our local footpaths. A great effort by all the children to cover the hilly route within the time limit. Thank you to all the parents who helped to support the children on the walk, and to Hoylandswaine school who allowed us to use their school facilities.
Class 4 have been working really hard learning the recorder in swop around. They have played a song called ‘Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy’ that uses quite a few different notes and rhythms. We have also played ‘Hot cross Buns’ as a round where they have all taken it in turn to be part 1, 2, 3 or 4.
To finish their work on the Anglo-Saxons, Class 4 completed a DT project. They designed a purse using a template, then cut out their felt pieces and decorations. They then used a variety of different stitches (running stitch, cross stitch and over stitch) within their designs. Some then sewed a button, on while others used Velcro as a fastening. They made a great job of them and they look fab!
Class 5 produced a storage box using strips of plywood. After carefully measuring the dimensions using rulers and a tee square, the individual pieces were cut. Using nails, screws and glue, the pieces were secured to form a box. The next stage will be attaching a hinge and a pencil holder to the box.