Silkstone Primary School

helping children realise their gifts and talents

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Festive Flutes

We enjoyed a Christmas Concert from our flautists.  They performed a number of Christmas songs, showcasing their hard work this term in learning to play the flute. Everyone played their instruments really well and should be really proud of their achievements.

If you are interested in flute lessons, then please get in touch with the school office at the beginning of next term.

Well done everyone.

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Mr Maycroft

Today we said ‘goodbye and thank you’ to Mr Maycroft, who is retiring from his role as Lunchtime Supervisor.  For the past eight years, in rain and shine, Mr Maycroft has been helping our children have an enjoyable and safe playtime.

Thank you Mr Maycroft for everything that you have done for the children at Silkstone Primary, we wish you a long, happy and healthy retirement.

We will miss you.

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Barnsley Churches Together Drop In

Today we took the donations of food and toiletries generously donated to the Food Bank this week along with the food donations from the Class 5 charity Movie Night.   The volunteers were really pleased to accept so many donations of food and wanted to express their thanks to everyone at Silkstone Primary.  Thank you to everyone who has supported this cause.

The Drop In centre is located at Temperance House on Pitt street in Barnsley and welcome all donations of food and support.

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Christmas Carol Concert

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our carol concert.  It is always lovely to be able to celebrate occasions with the whole school community.  Thank you for supporting us today.  The children sang and performed their songs beautifully and we were all really impressed with the musicianship of the Class 3 recorders, the Class 3 and 4 Festive Samba and Class 5 and 6’s Drummer Boy.  Young voices Kusimama sounded amazing.  All the narrators spoke clearly and our technicians did a great job with the backing tracks. Thanks to the PTA for organising mince pies and hot drinks and to Reverend Maureen and Julia for their support for our school.  Thank you, as always to our staff team for their hard work and dedication.  Merry Christmas.

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Learning at Home

‘D’ from Class 2 has extended his own learning about The Great Fire of London at home. He has made a model of Samuel Pepys’ House and a little model of him too! He has also complied a book about his visit to London a couple of years ago, where ‘D’ climbed the monument to the Great Fire, which started on Pudding Lane in 1666.