Mrs Kitchingman celebrated her 70th birthday on Thursday. The whole school sang Happy Birthday and presented her with flowers, cards, chocolates and a delicious cake made by Elsa and Dawn. A further treat was in store for Mrs Kitchingman, with a surprise party arranged by Mrs Kemp.
We are really pleased to have been accepted as one of the local causes that the Co-op is supporting through their Community Fund.
Every time members shop at Co-op, 1% of what they spend on selected own-branded products and services goes to help fund community projects where they live. Money raised from shopping bag sales is also given. Each year there are three local causes selected with the total amount split equally between them.
We can increase the amount of money that we receive if Co-op members select our project individually. You can do this by logging on to your Co-op membership and selecting our school. It takes five minutes.
You don’t have to live in the local area to support us, anyone who has a Co-op membership anywhere in the country can select Silkstone Primary, who will receive 1% of their spend. Please share our project with family and friends.
Thank you for your support
Please can we remind you that the school car park should not be used by parents/carers who are dropping off children or picking them up, even if the car park gates are open.
Parents who are dropping off children for the Shining Stars morning session may use the car park only if they arrive early and have departed from the car park before 8.00am. Anyone arriving after this time should park on the High Street and walk up to school using the Glebe Lane footpath which leads into the playground at the side of the pre-school building.
Parents/carers who are collecting children from Shining Stars may use the car park after 4.30pm.
No one should use the drive as a footpath to walk up to or from school at any time.
Thank you for your co-operation in this Health and Safety matter.
It is coming to that time of year again, when we will be supporting Children In Need in school. ‘Children In Need Day’ is on Friday 16 November. 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. Please also note that Class 4 will continue to sell Pudsey items all next week at break times. They have a selection of ‘ears’, pin badges, wrist bands and torch key-rings available.
Thank you for your continued support
Congratulations to our very talented artist Mrs Toft, Class 6, who has had five of her paintings accepted for an exhibition in Sheffield. If you would like to see her work and that of other local artists, you can view them by visiting The Great Sheffield Art Show in the Millennium Gallery, Sheffield (16th -18th November).
All the artwork can be seen at http://www.greatsheffieldartshow.co.uk/
Class 6 have been out selling poppies and poppy merchandise at playtimes. They have been very busy with lots of children wanting to purchase different items. They still have plenty of stock left and will be out in the playground again tomorrow.
Eraser – 50p
Pencil – 50p
Reflector – 50p
Pencil Sharpener – 50p
Poppies – minimum donation of 20p
The school’s ground maintenance contractor, Twiggs, has recently been working with Class 6 to improve the outdoor environment for our pupils. The company works with communities and local schools and businesses delivering educational and informative sessions.
Groups of Year 6 children have enjoyed learning about and building natural habitats for the wildlife that live in areas around our school premises.
Twiggs will continue to come into school and work with different year groups to improve and develop our outside areas.
Poppies will be available to buy in school on Thursday 8th and Friday 9th November during morning and afternoon play times. We also have some other poppy related items for sale such as rulers and wrist bands.
If you would like your child to purchase a poppy please provide their donation in a secure purse or envelope so they don’t lose it.
THE STORY OF POPPY
In the spring of 1915, shortly after losing a friend in Ypres, a Canadian doctor, Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae was inspired by the sight of poppies growing in battle-scarred fields to write a now famous poem called ‘In Flanders Fields’. After the First World War, the poppy was adopted as a symbol of Remembrance.
WHAT THE POPPY MEANS
The poppy is
- A symbol of Remembrance and hope
- Worn by millions of people
- Red because of the natural colour of field poppies
The poppy is NOT
- A symbol of death or a sign of support for war
- A reflection of politics or religion
- Red to reflect the colour of blood
Wearing a poppy is a personal choice and reflects individual and personal memories. It is not compulsory but is greatly appreciated by those it helps – our beneficiaries: those currently serving in our Armed Forces, veterans, and their families and dependants.
Remembrance Sunday, which falls on 11 November 2018, is a day for the nation to remember and honour those who have sacrificed themselves to secure and protect our freedom.
Remembrance is part of modern British life, culture and heritage.
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