Silkstone Primary School

helping children realise their gifts and talents


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Artwork in Class 1

This week Class 1 have been looking at the artist Giuseppe Arcinboldo with Miss Rooney. They have created a collaborative piece of artwork using fruit and vegetables to design something of their choice. We have seen some fantastic designs including a unicorn, a face, a dog and a zip wire.

The children had a fantastic time looking at a different ways to make art fun.


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Bruce Dyer Bobby Hassell Schools’ Football Tournament.

On Friday 13 April a team of Class 5 Boys represented our school at Barnsley FC Academy. Our team were placed in a difficult group but thanks to the outstanding football talent present amongst the team, we managed to win every group game qualifying as group leaders to the final stages of the tournament. The team played a superb quarter final but were narrowly outplayed by a Year 6 team consisting of 4 Academy players who went on to win the overall tournament.
On the day, Bruce Dyer took the time to approach our players personally to let them know how impressed he was at the standard of players present in our school.
Mrs Cartwright said “As the parent responsible for the team on the day I cannot tell you how proud I was of the team. Not just of the phenomenal talent on display but of the attitudes of every player. They represented their school placing Silkstone Primary School right up there with some of the best football teams in the area and should be recognised for the mature, fantastic attitude they brought to the tournament on the day. I do hope the boys get recognised not just for the ability as footballers which are superb, but for their polite, mature and exemplary attitudes to representing their school – a complete credit to Silkstone Primary School and one that should be applauded!”

Thank you to Mrs Cartwright and the other parents who accompanied our team to the tournament.

Well done boys – you are a real credit to yourselves and our school and we are very proud of you.


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Rugby Finals

On Wednesday 10th April, the Y5/6 tag ruby team attended the Barnsley borough rugby finals, hosted by Teamactiv. The competition was of a high standard, and the Silkstone Reds team played some excellent rugby. Well done to all those who represented the school in this event. Thanks to all the parents and family members who helped to support the team. We are also grateful to Mr Watt for his coaching input and his excellent photographs.


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Swimming Success!

Well done to all the children in Class 4, who have now completed their 10 weeks of swimming lessons. They achieved 100% pass on confidently swimming 25m and 100% pass on their National Curriculum Award too. Many of the children also earned additional badges and certificates.

A super effort!