Silkstone Primary School

helping children realise their gifts and talents

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Shining Stars

The children in Shining Stars have been very busy this week! They have enjoyed building towers, making beautiful collage pictures, dressing up, playing maths games on the computer and running around on the field. They didn’t let the rain spoil their fun on Thursday and loved a cinema afternoon in the hall.

We would like to say a huge WELL DONE to our new starters who have settled in to Shining Stars so well and also to our older children who have been so helpful to the Class R children. You are all STARS!!!

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Year 6 Rule at Robinwood!

Archery, canoeing, climbing, zip wire, rafting, obstacle courses…Year 6 tackled it all at this year’s Robinwood trip.

The three-day visit to the activity centre in Todmorden was a huge success and enjoyed by both children and staff. The visit saw children tackle around 15 different activities during their stay at Robinwood. The pupils were a very brave bunch indeed as they battled obstacles in the Piranha Pool, escaped pesky ‘squirrels’ on the Night Line, solved puzzles to escape The Dungeon of Doom and flung themselves fearlessly from the Trapeze. The children behaved fantastically well during their stay and were a pleasure to take away.

Come and join us on Friday 28th September for our Class Assembly starting at 9am to hear more about the marvellous adventures we had.

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Please can you make sure your child brings their coat to school with them every day. The weather at this time of year is very changeable and a dry start in the morning can soon turn to rain later in the day. We take the children outside every playtime and lunchtime, even in rain showers.
If your child is not wearing a coat they will soon find they are wearing damp jumpers and cardigans for the rest of the day or having to spend their playtime sheltering on the stage area near the class 6 ramp.

Thank you

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Celebration Assembly

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.

These are the lists for the first two weeks of this term. In future you will be able to find the current list by following the above mentioned link.


Good Behaviour Record w/e 14.9.18

Class R
Sam W – For listening carefully and following instructions.
Theo P – For always using super manners.
Maria G and Amelia W – For being kind and caring friends.
Class 1
Penny H, Fleur M and Florence DS – For all working extremely hard all week.
Anna W – For being very kind.
Class 2
Christopher P and Scarlett S – Making a big effort with handwriting.
Molly W and Reuben Q – Working hard all week.
Class 3
Gabriel, Sofia, Bella, Lily, Lewis, Jenson, Matthew and Abigail – For really improving the scores in their 2x table test.
Class 4
Henrietta T – Being helpful around the classroom and having a sensible attitude.
Ilia N – Super Roman Numerals work.
Macy P and Oliver C – Being hardworking and sensible at all times.
Violet DS – Giving her best in all lessons………….a star worker!
Class 5
Isobel M – Being kind, considerate and well mannered.
Joel C – Asking a range of very interesting questions.
Megan W – Making a good effort with her writing.
Emily S – Excellent writing skills.
Albert S – Making a great effort in maths.

Class 6 were away at Robinwood.


Good Behaviour Record w/e 7.9.18

Class 1
Frankie C, William L, Ben D, Beau K and Daniel R – Always been ready to learn and following our golden rules.
Frida R and Anna W – Including excellent detail in their work this week.
Class 2
Evie M, Ruby B and Elsie B – Helping other children with gymnastics.
Amelia F and Max D – A great attitude to learning.
Class 3
Albert R – For concentrating well in class.
Joseph B – For always working hard and concentrating well.
Oscar K – For working really hard in class
Jenson S and Jemima W – For being good role models and becoming school councillors.
Lilly K – For having a good first week at our school!
Class 4
Lottie M, Noah S, Isobel N and Cleo H – All a very good start to class 4. On the ball, trying hard, listening and working quietly. A super start!
Class 5
Ava B and Charlie B – An excellent effort in maths.
Frank R – Settled well into class 5
Jack D – For being kind and sensible in school.
Amy N – A  great help in class this week.
Class 6
Ibrahim U and Jakob L – Fantastic painting skills – self portrait.
Kaid G – Super art work – self portrait, fantastic likeness to his photograph.
Jessica S – Writing an acrostic poem. Super literacy skills.
Maia G – A fantastic acrostic poem and handwriting skills.
Casey H – A super effort with handwriting all week. Well done Casey!

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Baby Dolan

After a very long wait Oliver James  Walter Dolan made his grand entrance to the world on Wednesday 1st August weighing 8lb 5oz.  Oliver is a gorgeous, peaceful baby and Mrs Dolan is loving  being at home with him and his big sister, Izzie.  We really miss Mrs Dolan in school and look forward to welcoming her back in April.