Silkstone Primary School

helping children realise their gifts and talents

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Viking Boats

Class 4 made a great job of their clay Viking boats. They designed their own sails and then crafted their individual boats out of clay. Each one has its own ‘dragon’ head and tail and some even have shields and oars! The mast and sails were then attached to the boats. They turned out really well!

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Class 5 Dinner

Well done to Class 5 for organising a 3 course dinner for over 40 guests last week. Following our investigation into the homelessness situation in our town, the children decided to organise a fund raiser for Centre Point, a charity which helps young homeless people. Letters were written to Tesco, Morrisons and COOP, who all donated generously towards the cost of the food and drink. Our DT topic was based on seasonal food so all the ingredients were in season and locally sourced where possible. We all had a lovely evening of food, drink and entertainment. The Y5 children organised all food preparation, entertainment and service, raising over £350 in the process. Thanks to all who attended and generously donated. Thanks also the Mrs Moran and Mrs Adams who were a great help in the kitchen! Finally, thanks to all the children in Y5 for their fantastic efforts.

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Outdoor Learning Area

The transformation of the neglected area next to the Music Room is almost complete!  The team from C.R. Civil Engineering Ltd have created a wonderful space with flowerbeds, a space for adventurous play, a music area, a pergola and seating area and raised beds for planting vegetables.  C.R. Civil will return to complete the project in the holidays.  We will then just need to add grass seed to the main area and  plant up the flower beds at the beginning of the Autumn Term.  C.R. Civil Engineering provided the teams of builders and joiners at no cost to the school. We cannot thank them enough for their generosity and their hard work in creating such a brilliant outdoor learning environment for our pupils. A huge thank you to Heidi Simpson for securing the team from C.R. Civil and for all her help and advice with the project.