Silkstone Primary School

helping children realise their gifts and talents

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Macmillan Coffee Morning

An enormous thank you to everyone who supported our first coffee morning to raise funds for Macmillan.  We were overwhelmed with the number of delicious cakes, buns and biscuits donated. Thank you so much for the time and effort in making them.  Thank you to everyone who came along to the coffee morning and so generously supported Macmillan.  We hope you all enjoyed the event.

Thank you as always to our staff team.  Thank you to the School Council for their help in selling the cakes, to the children who entertained us, to Class 4 for their delicious crumble, to Elsa and Dawn for baking and washing up, to Miss Turner and the Shining Stars team for helping to set up and to Mrs Hayes, Mrs Simmons, Mrs Horsfield and Mrs Price for  being brilliant and making sure everything ran smoothly.

So far we have made a magnificent £500 for Macmillan (and there is still some counting to do)


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The Garden

The Garden is almost complete and we are looking forward to using it as an outdoor learning resource and to provide a quiet space at playtimes.  Our volunteer Outdoor Assistants will be keeping it neat and tidy.  The Eco team sale of school jumpers made £30 to buy birdfeeders and bird seed and the music area will be up and running soon.

We are absolutely thrilled with the transformation of the area and how it has enhanced our learning environment.  You can see from the before and after photographs how wonderful the development is.

On behalf of our pupils I would like to express a huge thank you to everyone who has supported our fundraising efforts through the Coop and the School Lottery.  Thank you to our brilliant PTA for their fundraising.  Thank you to Heidi Simpson for organising and co-ordinating the development and for the time and commitment to getting the project complete.  To C.R Civil for generously supplying a team and machinery to transform the area at no cost to the school.  Thank you to Michelle Knowles for sourcing the logs for our seating, to the Shaw family for donating the shed and the Loncaster family for donating all the plants.  Thank you.

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Librarians and Reading Champions

Our new Librarians and Reading Champions have taken up their roles.  The Librarians will be responsible for the library on a Tuesday and Thursday lunchtime, helping children to choose books, keeping the space tidy and keeping up to date with the Library records.  The Reading Champions will be responsible for raising the profile of reading across the school, which will include the reading displays in corridors and making sure that we have books in school that children want to read.  One of their first jobs will be deciding how to spend the £250 Waterstones vouchers that the school won in the Beat the Streets Challenge.

We wish our Librarians and Reading Champions good luck in their new roles.

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Mrs Morgan

We would like to extend a warm welcome to Mrs Jo Morgan, who has joined our school as our new Class Six Teacher.  Jo is an experienced Key Stage 2 teacher, having taught in schools in Kirklees and Wakefield.  In addition to teaching Class Six Jo will also be leading Art across the school and supporting our achievement of the Artsmark.

Welcome Mrs Morgan, we hope that you will enjoy being part of our school community.