Silkstone Primary School

helping children realise their gifts and talents

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Royal British legion Poppy Appeal

Class 6 have been busy this week selling traditional paper poppies as well as other poppy related items. They have had lots of customers at both the morning and afternoon breaks and have already sold out of the popular ‘slap bands’. Thank you to everyone who has sent in donations.

The Royal British Legion is asking the nation to Rethink Remembrance by recognising the sacrifices made by the Armed Forces community, past and present.

By wearing a poppy, you aren’t just remembering the fallen: you’re supporting a new generation of veterans and Service personnel that need our support.


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Here Come the Romans!

Class 4 enjoyed a super day out at the Yorkshire Museum in York on Tuesday this week. They handled Roman artefacts, played Roman games, made clay lucky charms, tried on Roman armour and even got chance to march like a Roman with a wooden sword and shield. The afternoon was spent looking round the museum and finding out different interesting facts and sketching some of the Roman objects on display. The day ended with a visit to the shop before returning to school.

A big thank you to all the members of staff (and Jack’s grandma) that came along to support our trip.

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Weston Park Museum

Class 6 enjoyed an exciting time at Weston Park Museum for their Ancient Egyptian day. They were shown authentic Ancient Egyptian coffins in the museum, each one with their 2500-year-old mummies still wrapped up tightly inside! They also learned how the Ancient Egyptians would have prepared a body for mummification and were each given a role to carry out- some of which were very gruesome!

The children then created an Ancient Egyptian cartouche, writing their names in hieroglyphs carefully on papyrus. To finish the day they made a decorative funerary collar which would have been worn by a mummy as it embarked on its journey to the afterlife. An interesting day was had by all!

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Class 4 were out hunting for woodlice last Tuesday as part of their science topic. They brought them back into the classroom where observational experiments took place. Class 4 were checking to see whether the woodlice preferred dark/light, warm/cold, damp/dry, solitary/group conditions. The results and conclusions of the tests will be discussed in the next science lesson. A few woodlice did try to escape but all were safely recaptured and returned to their outdoor habitats.

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Special Visitor

Former teacher, Mr John Springer, visited school this week. John taught science and PE at the school which was formerly known as Silkstone Secondary Modern.  The children asked some really interesting questions and John was made most welcome. John worked at the school over 50 years ago when gardening, sewing and farming skills were part of the curriculum.