Silkstone Primary School

helping children realise their gifts and talents

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Sutton Hoo Exploration

To conclude their work about the discoveries at Sutton Hoo, Class 4 measured the 27m x 9m boat and then drew the boat with chalks. They then added the detail of the boat and nails and the objects found inside the boat. They all worked together to create a great ‘replica’ of the find.

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World Book Day


World Book Day this year is Thursday the 7th of March.  In school this year we are focussing on improving our reading areas with classes being given a (small) sum of money to transform the areas, as part of our strategy on encouraging reading for pleasure.  If your child wants to dress up as their favourite book character on Thursday they are welcome to do so if they wish but please do not feel a need to spend money on costumes – much better to buy a book and read!

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Healthy Eating

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. 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.

 ##  Please note that any other type of snacks such as rice cakes, dried fruit, fruit chew bars, yogurt bars etc are not permitted at playtimes. ##

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