Silkstone Primary School

helping children realise their gifts and talents

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Sew busy

Alice in Wonderland was a wonderful success and the audiences were enthralled for both performances. You will be able to see a selection of photos of the cast and the play on here next week.
A production like this takes a lot of time and organisation and our lovely director Mrs Glisson kept calm throughout the whole process, backed by a supportive staff team.

A special mention has to be made to Mrs Simmonds who took on the task of producing all the costumes. Fitting in sewing sessions wherever possible, she managed to make some amazing outfits, tailor made for each child. I think you will agree that ‘The Caterpillar’ was an artistic achievement and really stood out as something unique.
Thank you Mrs Simmonds for being a wonderful wardrobe mistress, your costumes brought the characters to life.

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Toy Story dance

Last weekend ‘A’ in Class 3 took part in a dancing competition in Doncaster. She performed a solo dance, an Irish dance (awarded 2nd place) and a Toy Story dance with her sister ‘I’ for which they won 1st place. The girls danced the parts of Woody and Jessie.
Well done to you both for your wonderful dancing talents.


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Lost Ferret

Has anyone lost a pet ferret?
A very tame white ferret wandered into school this afternoon as soon as Class 5’s cloakroom door was opened. It was ‘escorted from the premises’ and was last seen playing in the playground and the garden area at the back of Class 5.
If you know anyone who has lost their pet you might like to tell them where to find it. Thank you.

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Gymnastic champion

‘A’ in class 3 is a keen gymnast and has been attending classes in Barnsley for over a year.Last week she attended a competition in Grimsby and this is what she had to say……..

“I first watched the other group do their competition and it looked great. Then finally it was my turn and first I did the vault. It is my favourite bit. I did straddle through. Then we got a break. At last we got to do our dance. I got to do a dance to a song called Lydia Ballerina. It was so cute. When I had finished the medals were handed out. I got a bronze and a silver. It was great fun!”

Congratulations ‘A’ on your success. Well done!



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Team Work!

The production of Alice in Wonderland is nearly ready for its opening night on Thursday. Rehearsals are in full swing, lines have been learnt, songs have been sung and Mrs Simmonds is nearing completion with all the costumes……….

The backdrop to the play has now been finished after a worthy team of volunteers gave up their time to come into school and add the paint! We have to say an enormous thank you to all those who sported their overalls and aprons and completed the task in record time. We certainly could not have managed without you. A great team effort.

We must also say thank you to our ‘in-house’ artist Mrs Walmsley in Class R. With just a small A4 design to work from, she transferred the picture to the enormous back drop by drawing the design freehand in less than one afternoon session. What a talented artist!

I think you will agree the results look amazing and will certainly add to the magic of a wonderful play. Hope you have your tickets…………

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Ann Fine Fan!

‘A’ in Class 3 has received a very special gift this week, a signed copy of an Ann Fine book.
Ann Fine is a multi award winning author who has written over 50 books for both children and adults. One of her most famous stories is Madame Doubtfire  which was made into the movie Mrs Doubtfire starring Robin Williams.

‘A’s Mum was fortunate enough to meet Ms Fine this week and after telling her about ‘A’ and her sister ‘I’ in Class 1, was given signed copies of books and posters to give to both girls.
‘A’ says Ann Fine is her second favourite author (JK Rowling takes first place but we wont tell Ms Fine!).

No doubt ‘A’ and ‘I’ will treasure their signed copies and keep them for a very long time.


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Sports Day

Sports Day is on Tuesday 11th July.
This year the day will be organised a little differently.
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.

We are looking for volunteers to help with the races in the morning and the afternoon. If you are able to help at either of the sessions please can you contact the school office and let them know.

Thank you