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Dig For Victory Garden Party at Markeaton Park

Attention all year 5 and 6 children!

As a brilliant introduction to upper school's World War II topic (which we will start when we come back to school in September), the Friends of Markeaton Park are bringing a 1940s themed family festival including a craft fair and entertainment to Markeaton Park on 27th of August. There will be loads to see and do and should be fun for all the family. Let me know in the comments anything you learn whilst at the festival, should you be able to attend. 

Land Girls     

    Home Guard

For more information about the event, click on the pictures above. 


Derbyshire County Go Ride Champions

We are incredibly proud of our Go Ride team. They have smashed the league this year and have shown dedication and commitment. They are an inspiration. Here are some more pictures from the finals where KJS riders emerged victorious! Well done to all the children in the team and to Mr Whiteman for dedicating so much of his time to cycling in the school!



Derbyshire County Cycling Championships




School Sports Stars

Well done to our representatives at the Boccia Finals! Excellent effort and sportsmanship and a well deserved 4th place. A great time was had by all.                  IMG-20170712-WA0001                                 IMG-20170712-WA0000

AVSSP Tough Runner Event

Here are some photos from the first AVSSP Tough Runner event. The children all had a fantastic night running around the obstacle course and taking part in the team challenges. Straight after this, most of the children rushed back to school for the school disco too. What an exhausting day!


AVSSP Tough Runner Event 2017



Team Brown Charity Event

Many thanks to all who turned out to support the Team Brown charity event on Friday. The whole community pulled together to raise money for this very worthy cause. Many thanks to all the PTFA for organising it and to all who volunteered their time to help run the stalls. We hope the money raised will help.


For more information or if you can provide any further help, please visit the Just Giving page:

Y5 John Flamsteed Health Day

An exciting morning out for Y5 who were able to experience a wide range of activities at John Flamsteed. Children enthusiastically  undertook taste tests (including crickets) investigated different food groups, and created potions made of natural ingredients. This was an enjoyable way to begin to understand the expectations of Secondary education.

Some of us were happy trying everything!



In serious scientific mode!





Year 6 Survival Day

The Federation was forged to provide the children of Kilburn Juniors and Richardson Endowed Primary School with opportunities to collaborate and learn together. Today, we held a ‘survival’ day for our year 6s from both schools who are shortly to move to John Flamsteed Community School. This helped them build vital teamwork and problem solving skills whist forging some new friendships before they transition to the next phase of their schooling. As you can see from the photos, we all had a great time reading maps, making fires, creating hats to keep off the sun and building shelters. What a busy day!


Survival Day


AVSSP Cross Country Competiton

Last Wednesday, pupils from across the school enjoyed a cross country competition at Eyes Meadow, Duffield. The competition was organised by the Amber Valley School Sports Partnership.  A video of this competition can be viewed using the link below.

Thank you to Mr Kirby for once again passing on some amazing photographs of our children enjoying the competition.


                                                     Cross Country Competition


Visit to the Derby Veledrome

Pupils across the school have enjoyed another visit to the Derby Arena to receive coaching and experience track cycling.

Thank you Mr Whiteman and Mrs Pursglove for arranging the visit.

Who knows, this could have the making of another Sir Chris Hoy or Laura Kenny.  

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Sing2gether performance

Yesterday morning, our Year 3 class were fortunate enough to join with pupils from Horsley C of E Primary School, Horsley Woodhouse Primary School and Richardson Endowed Primary School for a mass choir performance.  This was the culmination of a project called 'sing2gether' which was led by Melanie Pearson of the Derbyshire Music Education Hub. The project aimed to teach the children a selection of songs over the course of just three lessons at school.

The pupils and staff at all schools have worked incredibly hard to learn the songs and their parents were rewarded with a performance which was a wonderful celebration of their children's talents. 

We would like to thank Melanie, Rachel and Christina from the Derbyshire Music Education Hub for making our performance such a memorable occasion. 

I have attached some photographs of the event for you to enjoy.