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Year 10 Enterprise Day!

Three challenges, three very different outcomes! The tallest tower and strongest bridge made of spaghetti and marshmallows was won by Georgia's team and Adam's team. The best product pitch (design a new cereal or drink, produce a radio advert, publicity and business...

Year 10 Enterprise Day

Year 10 Enterprise Day is in full swing! After true/false games and a "pub quiz", the teams are now building bridges and towers out of marshmallows &...

Oliver’s Cricket Success

Oliver in Year 6 received his Cap having been selected for Wakefield District Cricket Team. Ollie was Wicketkeeper and Batsman (pictured above)  in the game Wakefield won against Halifax District Team. Well...

Chair of Governors shares experience with Year 10 pupils

Mary Chippendale, Chair of Governors for Silcoates, and husband Ian spent time talking to Year 10 students within their PSHCE lesson. Mrs Chippendale spent time talking about her role as a school governor and answering questions from the students. Mr Chippendale,...

Year 7 Citizenship

On Tuesday during the Citizenship lesson, Year 7 held their own General Election. There were four candidates and each had a team of pupils behind them, doing everything from speech writing and manifesto production to videoing a party political broadcast and poster...

Year 6 Maths Challenge

Yesterday saw our busiest ever Junior Maths Challenge, with 10 teams from visiting schools joining two teams from our own Juniors. There was a Group Round, Speed Test, Shuttle, Cross-Number and finally a Relay Round where competitors had to run about delivering their...

Junior Speech Day Guest Jenna Downing

Inline skating champion Jenna Downing is none other than the 2008 LG Action Sports World Champion, 10 x British Champion and is a X-Games silver medallist (2002). All by the age of 21! A natural competitor, Jenna has competed in rollerblading events since the tender...

Mrs Conlon’s Year Six English Class Enter the ‘Dragons’ Den’

This week, Mrs Conlon's Year 6 English class created their own 'Dragons' Den'-style sales pitches on a gadget that they had designed as part of their study of spy fiction.  Mrs Conlon was amazed by the professionalism of the pitches, the way that the pupils' responded...

Year 5 Ancient Egyptian Workshop

On Friday, Year 5 were lucky enough to be visited by Kelly from Wakefield Museum who came in to deliver a workshop about Ancient Egypt which is their current History topic. They studied real 4000 year old Egyptian artefacts, discovered how these ended up in Wakefield...

Year 3 Romans Visitor

Pupils in Year 3 were visited by Kelly from Wakefield Museums to tell us about when the Romans were in Castleford.  Pupils were able to handle artefacts and replica items to find out lots of information about the Romans time in this area.  ...