Our new year 4's have completed their applications and the new play leaders have been chosen. They are looking forward to their official training which will be coming up in the next few weeks. The younger children will soon have play leaders to look up to and are looking forward to finding out what games and clubs our new leaders will be arranging during lunch time breaks.
We are really pleased to announce that this academic year 2018-2019 our school has achieved the GOLD sports award for both our KS1 and KS2 sports.
This would not have been possible without the amazing engagement of all of our pupils and the hard work and dedication of all of our adults.
Well Done Silsoe!
Sports Week 2019
This week we celebrated Silsoe Sports Week! Throughout the week all of the children in school have had a chance to experience and compete (on both a personal and competitive level) in a number of different activities including gymnastics, Judo, rounders, cricket, athletics and Paralympic sports – just to name a few!
The children all showed amazing perseverance and determination as well as showing all their school values such as respect, co-operation, love and care to their peers. Many teams were awarded extra points for sportsmanship which we are really proud of.
This week each class attended a session at the Silsoe Community Sports Centre. This was a fantastic opportunity and was well supported by all our parents and carers. We are so lucky that the Sports Centre and their staff were willing to support us again this year. THANK-YOU, THANK-YOU, THANK-YOU from all of us at Silsoe!
To finish our week we all completed laps of the Silsoe Circuit to raise money for our PTA. This was a personal challenge which every single child in the school rose to. We were so impressed with the determination shown by all the runners. You made our whole school very proud and we hope you are proud of yourselves too. We then shared in a healthy drink and snack provided by our fantastic PTA! (Thank-you!)
Alister also returned on Friday with an amazing ‘spin art’ bike which Year 2, 3 and 4 enjoyed using to create their own totally unique pieces of art. A fantastic experience for us all! Thank-you Alister!
Finally, we gathered together for our weekly celebration worship. It was amazing to see approximately 40 of you with sports medals, certificates and achievements to share with us. We then also celebrated the final scores of our week….
RED – 1100
BLUE – 1110
WHITE - 1114
We clapped our peers and celebrated our winning WHITE team.
A fantastic week had by all!
Well Done Silsoe and a HUGE thank-you to everyone who made it possible.
On Tuesday this week Acorn and Chestnut all got to have a special balance bike lesson with Alister from Sustrans/Central Beds.
Alister has been doing lots of work with our school this week to encourage us to travel to school in active ways and to help us to be healthy!
We loved our session and got to practice balancing, pushing off, braking and even try an obstacle course!
We all listened our best and tried our hardest (even in the rain!)
Our Year Four have been busy this week and last!
On 15th May all of Oak class attended the Kwik Cricket festival at Flitwick Cricket Club.
We played against many other teams and two of our teams were successful in making it to the semi-finals!
All of our children showed excellent team work, determination and resilience.
We are really proud of them all!
On 20th May a group of our Year Four children attended the Quad Kids Athletics Festival.
At the festival they had to run 50m, 400m, complete a jump and a javelin throw!
Both our teams performed really well and made our school proud.
We want to say well done for their hard work and determination!
This week we celebrated Walk to School week.
It was great to see so many us walking to and from school as well as using our bikes and scooters!
Getting to school in a healthy way is a great way to start our day - it gets keeps our bodies healthy, gets our minds active and saves the planet!
Well done to everyone who made the effort this week - let's continue this into the Summer term and beyond!
Also this week we were lucky enough to have TWO visits from Dr Bike!
Alister from Sustrans/Central Beds safety checked our bikes to make sure they are safe for us to use!
On Tuesday we had around 60 bikes for Alister to check!
We want to say a HUGE THANK-YOU to Alister for helping us to keep active and remain safe.
Today it was the faith tour and we went on a double decker bus. Our first stop was the gurdwara for sikh religion. We started by taking our shoes off and covering our heads as a means of respect. We went to the area where they pray and had a tour around it. We learnt about lots of things in the Gurdwara. The eigth
guru died at 8 years old. The first Guru was called Guru Nanak. We then went to the mosque that was really close to the Gurdwara. We again had to take our shoes off and the boys could then take their hats off but the girls couldn't. He first told us about the 5 pillars and who the muslim prophets were. He told us that god is one. People of the muslim faith have to pray 5 times a day to Mecca. About 5 million people pray at mecca! He told us about fasting this is when people don't eat in the day and eat when the sun sets. He showed us a Quaran which is written in Arabic people read from right to left!!?? We then went to the church and had lunch. Some people tried on robes which is what priests would wear in the different seasons. They had a procession around the church. Then we had a look around the church there was a quiet area and there was an area for little children near the font. Then we went back to school then we had a play.
From Riley Backhouse Pine
Silsoe Sonics Blue team won the fair play trophy at the Silsoe football tournament this weekend. This award is handed out on all the 5 pitches. It’s awarded by the referee, he has to pick from the 5 teams taking part on that pitch. On our pitch we had GP United, Russell Lower Blues, Clophill, Maulden and ourselves.
The fair play award is awarded for just that, showing good sportsmanship, not only from the players but also the parents and coaches, so it is a complete team effort. All the players from the Blue team lined up at the start of each match to shake hands with the opposition and the referee. At the end of the game, win, lose or draw each player did the same again, shook the hands of the other team and said well played.
As the coaches of the team we are all very proud to have won this trophy. The team did win 2 out of the 4 games they played.
Issac Stephenson Nairn
Well done team and parents!
From coaches Ben, Jamie and Dan.
KS2 were challenged to prove just how healthy they are...
Remember being healthy is not just about exercise but also our diet and mind!