News and Events

Filed in Main School Newsletters | Posted on May 3, 2019

Weekly News and Events 03/05/2019

Next Week

•             Wednesday 8th May – Parents are invited to find out more about the very fast approaching trip to Torquay.  It starts at 6.30pm and will be held in the Dining Room.

•             Friday 10th May – Year 2 will be swimming.

•             Friday 10th May – Bikeability (Year 4, Mrs Anderson only)

Future Events

•             Monday 13th May – Year 5 and 6 will be swimming

•             Thursday 16th May – Year 3 School Trip to Cheddar Caves.

•             Friday 17th May – Bikeability (Year 4, Mrs Cooke only)

•             Friday 17th May – Reception and Year One will be swimming.

•             Monday 20th May – Year 3 and 4 will be swimming

•             Tuesday 21st May – FOSS Pet Parade.

Polite Notices

•             Please may we continue to remind you of our No mobile phone policy. We thank you for your continued cooperation.

•             Please may we also remind you that we are a nut free site.

•             We have observed some drivers not adhering to the 5mph speed limit, the site speed limit is set for the safety of your children, and your cooperation with this is appreciated.

•             When parking your car please help others by parking courteously.

•             Please make sure you are familiar with the one way system.

•             During the school holidays, it is equally as important to maintain the security of the site. Please can you make sure you close the main gates after gaining entry at these times.

Please can you help?

Please could we ask all parents or guardians to write a brief testimonial that can be added to the Silverhill School and Day Nursery website. This can be just a few sentences describing your experience and satisfaction. We care about how people feel and positive feedback will help us to grow the school into the future. Thank you for your support. 


Following on previous learning, this week we reinforced the vocabulary for spring animals and learnt they also speak another language: birds say “pio-pio” in Spanish, different from “tweet-tweet”. We also watched Youtube video: revisiting numbers, names for close family member (mamá/papá) and reflecting on how baby animals can also get lost. (Early Years and Reception). In Year 1 and 2 we reinforced last week´s session where animals invite friends to play, some joining in and some not. In year 2 we did written work to practice counting up to 15. In years 3 and 4 we worked on singular and plural expressing likes and dislikes “me gusta/ me gustan” and counting up to 20. Year 5 chose a poem and recited it in front of the class paying especial attention to the pronunciation of the vowels: clear and individual sounds for /a/, /e/, /i/, /o/, /u/.


This week Reception have written some lovely Minibeast sentences using their phonic sounds, finger spaces and full stops. Our phonics sounds this week have been ea, oi and a-e and they have enjoyed finding words with these sounds. In Maths we have been ordering Minibeast in length and sorting them into sets using different criteria (e.g. legs or no legs). We have started a Minibeast collage using sugar paper to create pictures of our favourite bugs. The ‘Open Classroom’ sessions were a great opportunity to see Parents enjoying their children’s work.

Year 1

A huge well done to all of Year 1  who have been really grown up coming in to the class on their own. Keep it up! This week we have continued with our work on sentence structure. We all wrote a description of a Jurassic scene using adjectives, nouns and some of us used connectives. In Numeracy we all completed assessments so we know what we need to learn over the next few weeks. We have also looked at different coins and notes and their values. In Science we looked for different plants around the school as well as planting our own seeds which we will watch grow over the coming weeks. It is that time of year….. this week we have started sports day practice!!

Year 2

Year Two have settled down into the new term. They began Drama lessons with Mrs Bufton, a Year 3 teacher. This involved the children taking part in some performance poetry and many dress-up games to encourage language development.

Year Two have also begun our new topic on The Rainforest. We have been learning, where in the world Rainforests can be found. The children will be visiting a Rainforest in England later in the term, a letter will be sent out later in the term.

Year 3

This week the children have been carrying on with using money to practise addition and subtraction. They have been looking at word problems involving buying items and it would be beneficial if they could have a little shopping trip with their pocket money over the bank holiday weekend. In English they have been looking at the role of prefixes in words and we have started a new topic of Postcards and letter writing. In drama we have been dancing to music and imagining we are a Pliosaurus and an Icthyosaur which is part of our new topic this term about Sea Dragons.

Year 4

In R.E. The children have continued with their topic on Buddhism, they have all settled in very well and worked hard.

Year 5 and 6

Year 5 have continued with their arithmetic  papers which they will now be getting weekly homework on.

Year 6 children have continued working on their areas for development in preparation for the SATs beginning Monday 13th May.