Silkstone Primary School

helping children realise their gifts and talents

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Fruit and Veg



As part of a government healthy eating scheme, all children in KS1 are offered a free piece of fruit or vegetable every day.
When children move up to KS2 the free fruit is no longer available to them but as a healthy school we gladly encourage them to bring a piece of fresh fruit from home to eat at play time. This is a healthy option for those children who might be feeling a little hungry mid morning or mid afternoon, as well as benefiting from the obvious recommendation of eating at least ‘5-a-day’.
Children in KS2 can bring in any  of the following fresh items – apple, pear, banana, carrot, seedless grapes, easy peel citrus (satsumas, clementines), strawberries or mange tout peas (no dried fruit or fruit chews/bars). Due to the risk of allergies please do not send any kiwi fruits into school.
If you would like your child to eat more fruit please give them one item to pop in their book bag ready for play time.

Thank you

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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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Polar Regions

In Class R this week we have started a new topic all about the Polar Regions. We have engaged in super learning about ‘snowball’ numbers, snowy writing, making snowflakes and explored in the role play area, where, if rumours are to be believed various animals have been spotted, including polar bears, a snowy owl and an arctic hare.

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Advent Lottery

On the last day of term, FH was the lucky winner of Class 6’s Advent Calendar Lottery! Her prize was chocolates and a Santa Grass Head.  Today F brought Santa back to school to show his impressive hair which along with his eyebrows had been trimmed this morning!

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Goodbye to the Hardings

Z in class 2 and P in class 1 will be leaving our school today and starting at their new school in Australia in the New Year. We would like to thank the girls for all their hard work whilst at our school and wish them and their family all the best in their new start. We would also like to wish Mr Harding, the girls father a fond farewell as he leaves our Governing Body to start his new job in Australia. Thank you Mr Harding for all your hard work as part of our Governing Body. Thank you also to Mrs Harding, the girls mother who has been a committed and hard working member of our PTA. We really enjoyed your Australia buns too they were lovely! We will miss you all as part of our school community and we wish you the very best of luck in Australia.

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Breakfast at the North Pole!

Shining Stars had a fantastic time at our Breakfast at the North Pole! They enjoyed playing games, dancing, “Elfie selfies” and a party breakfast. They were very excited when our special guest arrived too!

After such a fun morning yesterday, we were all very tired today so had a relaxing morning watching a Christmas film.


We would like to wish all our children and parents a very Merry Christmas from all staff in Shining Stars!!