A huge thank you to you all for entering your students’ work into the Exeter Maths School Primary Poster Competition this year. We had a fantastic response, with almost 200 entries received from across Devon, Cornwall, Dorset and Somerset. The standard was incredibly high and our sixth-form judges thoroughly enjoyed reviewing the posters.
Marks were awarded for mathematical content (50%), creativity (25%) and overall presentation (25%) and after much wrangling and careful analysis, the attached posters emerged triumphant:
First Place: Finn, Molly, Mimi and Alex - Silverton CoE Primary School, Devon
The winning poster impressed with a combination of detailed research and unique ideas, which were well combined to create an interesting poster. The poster included a good range of links to the Fibonacci sequence, including art, fir cones, flowers, rabbits, spirals, cabbages and honeybees.
Well done to all four of you for a stunning entry – we are all very proud of your effort and achievement!
On Wednesday 1st two teams of year 6 children visited Clyst Vale for a football tournament. With high spirits (even through the rain!) the children played 4 matches each against teams from local schools.
Silverton Blue team won their first match 5-0 but conceded goals in their next 3 games.
Silverton Green team won all of their matches and the goalkeeper even managed to score and impressive goal in their third match.
Thank you to all the adults who took the children to Clyst Vale and who came to support. The children had a great time and we look forward to more competitive events.
On Thursday 4th April all of the children took part in Silverton’s first ever inter-house dance competition! The children were put into their houses and given the task of choreographing a 2 minute dance routine to perform to the rest of the school.
The whole show was a massive success with every house producing an outstanding performance! Congratulations to Yellowhammers who were placed first by Miss Foster and Mr B for their fantastic teamwork, independent choreography and overall performance.
On Thursday 31st January, we had our Teddy Sleep Out to raise money for CHAT. Ruth Morley who works for CHAT came to visit with Elizabeth d’Erlanger the ‘Sleep Out’ Patron to see our teddies tucked up in their cardboard boxes ready to stay over in school for the night. The ‘Sleep Out’ not only raises money for CHAT but also makes us all aware of different forms of homelessness – particularly at this time of year, when the weather is so awful and money is so tight.
Thank you for your support!
We were privileged to have Watoto Choir visit our school on 5th May. They gave a truly inspiring performance and bought so much joy to us all with their singing – everyone was up dancing and rejoicing with them. As Josh from Year 1 said afterwards “My heart was full” – I think we all felt the same Josh!
For our Roald Dahl Week celebrations, we have been entertained by a professional storyteller, who told us The BFG. Everyone was captivated and engaged throughout. We have also dressed up as our favourite character from a Roald Dahl book. Photos attached. The winners were:
KS1 Boy - Marley Smith (Giraffe from 'The Giraffe, the Pelly and Me')
KS1 Girl - Rosalind Le Breton (Roly Poly Bird from 'The Enormous Crocodile')
KS2 Boy - Oliver Saunders (The Enormous Crocodile)
KS2 Girl - Gracie Jones (the peach from 'James and the Giant Peach')
All prize winners received a Roald Dahl book.