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  1. Summer Fair

    July 15, 2017 by lharriman

    Thank you to all of our families for their continued support. We had a fantastic Summer Fair, lots of fun for all of the children.


  2. Prize Giving 2017

    July 15, 2017 by lharriman

    Well done to all of our winners! We are very proud.

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  3. The Book Bus is coming to school

    July 12, 2017 by Mr Morris

    On Thursday 13th July, The Book Bus will be coming to school for the whole day. The Book Bus sells books at discounted prices (up to 75% off shop prices).

    The bus will be in the playground before school and after school, so parents can go on board with their children.

    Each class will also have the chance to go onboard and buy a new book. Children can bring money into school so that they can buy a new book.

    Please come along at the following times to get on board the Book Bus:

    8:00 – 8:45

    3:15 – 4:00


  4. ‘Hola’ from Barcelona!

    June 28, 2017 by Mr Morris

    Some of Year 5 and 6 are in Barcelona. We arrived safely at 10pm, and we’re looking forward to a busy day of sightseeing tomorrow. Oh, and we love our rooms in the hostel – some of them even have an ‘upstairs’!
    Here are some pics of our trip so far…

    We’ll post more pictures on Twitter (@stsilasschool), and just before I go to bed, here’s the weather forecast for the next few days…


  5. Improving Reading and Spelling

    May 8, 2017 by slawley

    Here are some (but not all) of the children who were chosen as ‘Reader of the Term’, ‘Most Improved Reader’, ‘Spelling Bee Finalist’ and ‘Most Improved Speller’.  Some of the children won a trophy; others will be getting a book when the Reading Bus comes later in this month.  Well done to them all.

          


  6. Why is maths so important?

    May 8, 2017 by slawley

    On Friday, lots of parents came for a short talk about the importance of maths to children’s lives.  After the talk, parents went into classes to take part in a maths lesson with their children.  It was a great event, and we would like to thank all the parents who came for giving up their time.  For those who couldn’t come, the information has been put onto the parents’ pages that can be found on the maths tab on the website.

      


  7. Reasoning Club

    May 8, 2017 by slawley

    Apart from the special ‘Reasoning Club Competition’, this was the last session of the year.  The usual group was joined by some more of our Year 6 pupils, whose maths has improved so much that we felt that they really deserved a place.  They were thrilled to go and coped really well with the work.  This will have given them a great boost for their SATs tests to come.

        


  8. Research Project

    April 27, 2017 by slawley

    On Wednesday, Mr Lawley went with a maths tutor from Liverpool Hope University to talk to the North West Maths Hub 1 group about research that they had done on children’s learning in maths.  It is great that St Silas takes such a leading role in projects such as this.  We believe that improving teachers’ knowledge of how best to teach is the best way of improving and supporting the pupils’ in our care.  It also shows the importance that we place on learning as a life-long journey.

    We are teaming up with Liverpool Hope again to do research into teaching maths at Reception level.  In addition, we are linking with Liverpool John Moores to do research on the involvement of parents in children’s learning and on using PE to improve the health, well-being and development of young children.


  9. Frank Cottrell-Boyce

    April 25, 2017 by abooth

    We were very lucky this afternoon to have a visit from the children’s author Frank Cottrell-Boyce. He spent some time in Year 4 where he answered lots of questions and read them a bit of his novel ‘Cosmic’. He then came to Year 6 (who have studied Millions) and answered lots of their questions. After this, he spoke to Year 4,5 and 6 in the hall about what inspired him to be a writer, and what some of his stories were inspired by. He spoke at length about how you need to read lots of books and stories to be able to do any of the amazing things you want to do in life. The children had lots of amazing questions and were really inspired to read more books. What a great afternoon!

     

     

     

     

     

     


  10. Maths – Reasoning Club and CPD

    April 6, 2017 by slawley

    After a morning spent delivering CPD in Years 4 and 5, Mr Dickinson led another Reasoning Club session during the afternoon.  As usual, this was attended by a number of schools, with the work stretching the minds of the young mathematicians who took part.  Here are examples of Lucy’s work from the session.  Well done, Lucy; it looks like you did a great job!