Silkstone Primary School

helping children realise their gifts and talents

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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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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 (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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Sportshall Athletics

On Monday 19th November our Year 1 and 2 children were in action at Penistone Grammar School in a Sportshall Athletics competition. There were 9 teams taking part from around the Penistone area with all the children getting involved.

Our children demonstrated some fantastic running, throwing and teamwork skills whilst also encouraging and cheering each other on.

Our Silkstone Smashers team finished as one of the runners up, with our Silkstone Firework team coming second.


Well done to both teams for working so hard and being a credit to our school.

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Cross Country Individual Finals

On Friday the 16th of November 25 of our children from KS2 took part in the Barnsley Individual Cross Country Finals at Cannon Hall Farm, having qualified last month.  They all tried their best against tough competition and should be really proud of their efforts.  We had many runners in the in the top 15.  A huge well done to everyone and especially ‘J’ in Year 3, who won his race, ‘P’ in Year 6, who came 4th and ‘F’ in Year 5, who came 5th.  Congratulations to all the runners.

Thank you to all the parents and family members, who came along to support us.  We would also like to say thank you to the Pavilion café, who stayed open for us when our coach was severely delayed  collecting us and kept us warm.

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Silence for Children in Need!

R and J in Class 6 asked if they could take part in a sponsored silence for Children in Need. At this moment in time, they are both managing to maintain their silence in aid of this fantastic cause. We are so proud of the girls for wanting to support this excellent charity but also for challenging themselves with being quiet for the whole day! Something neither of them have found particularly easy…Well done, Girls! Remember, sssshhhhhh!


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Year 5&6 Boys Football

Our Year 5 & 6 Boys took part in a football final at Dorothy Hyman on November 6th.

After some tough group matches our blue team finished 5th in their group.

Our blue and yellow team managed to win their group and went onto meet Barugh Green in the semi-final. After a nail biting match which ended up as a draw, our team had to face penalties! It was like the world cup all over again. After some brave goal keeping and brilliant penalties we were narrowly defeated.

Well done to both teams, they were a credit to our school, demonstrating some fantastic team work, ball skills and excellent sporting conduct.

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Non Uniform Day

Remember tomorrow (Friday 16.11.18) is non uniform day! Children are encouraged to come in Pudsey related clothing. It could be a Pudsey (or Blush!) T-Shirt, spots, yellow, bears… or non-uniform. We are asking for any cash donations which we will add to the money we have already made selling the official merchandise.

Thank you