Important – Back to School Information

For children in Years 1-6, school will re-open on Tuesday 5th September.

Reception start on Thursday 7th September.

Rainbows, Pre-Nursery and Nursery start on Monday 11th September.

 

The school office will be open Monday 4th September between 10 – 11am and again between 1 – 2pm for those parents who would like to buy school uniform.

 

We hope that you have all had a lovely break and we look forward to seeing you.

The Book Bus is coming to school

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

‘Hola’ from Barcelona!

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…

Why is maths so important?

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.

  

Reasoning Club

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.

    

Research Project

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.

Frank Cottrell-Boyce

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!