Silkstone Primary School

helping children realise their gifts and talents

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Class 6 had an amazing day visiting Headingley cricket ground.  They were coached by experienced players, allowing the children to practise their skills before ending the day by playing a game of cricket on the famous pitch.

The weather was fabulous, sun hats and plenty of sun cream being the order of the day.

All of the children were given a cricket bat to take home. We have some talented cricketers, watch out for them in the future!

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BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

We were very lucky to have some BBC Philharmonic Orchestra musicians come into our school and work with over 60 of our KS2 children recently. We listened to a whole school assembly where they performed their instruments and taught us a new song with actions. After that the children who were working with them listened to a BBC ten pieces song called No Place Like by a composer called Kerry Andrews.  We then created a soundscape of different ideas about what we think of when we think about home.  We used our instruments to create a variety of sounds and put them all together to create apiece for our orchestra.  In the afternoon we performed it for parents and the rest of KS2.  Choir also had a workshop where they taught us a new song called Heave Ho. It is a sea shanty about a sailor sailing home and choir created their own lyrics to the song.

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South Yorkshire School Games

Our school were lucky enough to have 3 teams representing Barnsley in Orienteering at The South Yorkshire School Games in Sheffield.
The event was hosted at Graves Park in Sheffield and it turned out to be a glorious day with teams from Rotherham, Sheffield, Barnsley and Doncaster competing to be crowned champions.
Our teams finished 4th, 5th and 8th and were a credit to school and Barnsley and enjoyed a great day out.

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Rocket Fund

Rocket fund

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We are half way to achieving our goal but only have another 2 days to achieve our goal of buying two ipads.  We would really like to have an ipad in each classroom to benefit each class.  We already have two in school (bought with funds raised by selling the tea towels).  We have also been really fortunate to receive a hugely generous donation of two ipads from parents of a child in our school.  If you are able to support the rocket fund, please do so.  Thank you


Dear Parents,

This year Silkstone Primary are involved in a new initiative called Rocket Fund. Rocket Fund is a crowdfunding platform for schools to fundraise for the latest technology.

I wanted to make you aware that we are raising money for 2 iPads for our children through this platform. The iPads are so important because they’ll  help develop our children’s learning even further. 

Funding new technology in schools has always been a challenge. So we’ve created a project on Rocket Fund to see if we can raise money from our community.

To see our project please go here:

Every little helps, but don’t worry if you can’t donate right now – we would be grateful if you could share this project with as many people as possible: on Twitter, Facebook, email or just over the fence!

We are also keen for local businesses to support us so if you have any contacts who may be interested in supporting this project, please get in touch here:

Many thanks,

Mrs Dolan

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Children of the Week

Don’t forget to check out our Children of the Week by opening the link at the top of the page : Learning/Assemblies/Celebration Assembly.
The list of our wonderful achievers who have shone this week (not only in their attitude and effort towards their learning but also in their behaviour and kindness towards other members of our school) will be updated every week.
Make sure you log in regularly to celebrate the joy we all share with their success.

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Non-Uniform Day

This Friday (13th July) will be a special day in school.  We kindly ask that children wear their own clothes and make a donation towards Barnsley and Kirkwood Hospices in memory of Mrs Skilbeck and Mrs Griffin. Children will spend the day enjoying Enrichment Activities with an emphasis on craft and sport.