Silkstone Primary School

helping children realise their gifts and talents


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Alice in Wonderland

The marvellous thing about photographs is that they manage to refresh the mind of wonderful events and the production of ‘Alice’ was one of those memorable moments. ┬áIf you managed to get tickets to see the show you can now enjoy a recap of some superb entertainment. If you were unable to attend, sit back and enjoy and let the pictures tell the tale. Let the story begin………………………..

Thank you to Mr Watt for allowing us to include some of his photographs in our collection.


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Mrs Dolan and Mrs Ledger

As this most recent chapter of the school year ends we can look back and digest on all that has passed. Sometimes we choose our path in life and sometimes certain situations dictate the way.
Last year, due to some unfortunate circumstances, two people were brought forward to lead our school and step into the role of acting headteachers. Although being in charge was not necessarily something they would have chosen for themselves, they took on the job admirably and maintained the smooth running of the school.
We would like to say an enormous ‘Thank You’ to Mrs Dolan and Mrs Ledger for their continued professional and dedicated service to our school. They took on an enormous responsibility with long hours and a heavy workload but never lost their patient and amiable attitude. Their care for the whole school and experience provided in the last 12 months will ensure that the handover to the new head in September will be smooth and without disturbance to our children and their learning.


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Class 6 Leavers Assembly

Friday morning held some poignant moments as Class 6 performed their final assembly at Primary School. The slide show photographs of their journey through these formative years showed just how much they had grown and changed over seven years. Did we recognize the young people who stood on the stage before us, confidant, amusing, talented (and so much taller!) than those reserved tiny baby faced little tots who stood in Class R for some of their first school photos?
There are always tears when it is time to say ‘Goodbye’ but it has been particularly hard to see this year group leave us. As parents you had one child in the class making their transition, but for the school we have lost ‘a family of children’. What an amazing family they have been. Anyone talking about Class 6 have only had fine comments and words of praise for them. There might have been moments of highs and lows over the years but overall they cannot be faulted.
On Friday, one of the boys who did not feel the need to shed any tears, was overheard to say “I’m fine, it’s time to go” and that was a very wise comment. Class 6 you have studied, you have listened, you have learnt, you have grown, you have changed and now it is time for you to go. Time to move on and take your next step in life. You are amazing people and you are all capable of doing wonderful things. Remember your Primary school with fond memories as we will remember all of you. You will be missed, but in years to come we will look forward to hearing news of what you have achieved. Good Luck to each and everyone of you.


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Non Uniform Day Tomorrow

Please remember that tomorrow (Friday 21st July) is a non uniform day.

“Silkstone Parish Council is grateful to Silkstone Primary School for holding a non uniform day to help raise funds towards the installation of a defibrillator on the wall of the Huskar Community Rooms at the back of the petrol station in Silkstone.”

This is one of those pieces of equipment that you hope you will never have cause to use, but will find it reassuring to know it is there as one day it could save the life of someone you love…….

Please support this local fundraiser with your contributions tomorrow.

Thank you


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Sports Day

Remember tomorrow is Sports Day.

KS1 will be running their races in the morning 9.15-11.15.
KS2 will be running their races in the afternoon 1.15- 3.15 (the finish could be earlier depending on the speed of the runners!).

Parents, grandparents,family members, carers and friends are welcome to come along and watch and cheer the children on.
The PTA will be serving refreshments.


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End of Year Treat

Mrs Drewery, Mrs Ledger and Mrs Evans treated class 2 to a morning in the local park. They had fun using their bubble wands and enjoyed an ice lolly. Thank you to everyone for working so hard this year. We would like to wish Mrs Drewery all the best in her new school and we will miss her very much!