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Year 3/4 DCLFC Football Tournament

This week our year 3/4 girl’s football team attended an all day competition held at the Power League Soccer Dome in Derby.

The tournament was hosted by the Derby County Ladies Football Club and consisted of 16 teams from across Derbyshire. The matches were played six-a-side and for 10 minutes per game.

Our team played some outstanding football scoring a staggering 27 goals and only conceding 3 over all of their 7 games. This meant our team finished the highest goal scorers in the entire tournament and 2nd place overall.


Huge congratulations to our team, especially the  three children who made their Kilburn Sporting debuts.

Also a huge thank you to the Amber Valley Sports Partnership, who kindly transported us to and from the event in their new mini bus!

Bikeability on a beautiful day!

The sun shone on Y5 today as they continued to impress on their L2 Bikeability training.

As you can see, everyone was listening well and working hard, learning the rules of the road.

Keep it up and safe cycling!


Year 6 Maya Models

Upper School have been learning about the fascinating history of the Central American Maya culture. They were clever scientists and prolific builders with intriguing and gruesome religious practices. We have also been learning about the groups of people who made up the different levels of their society from the highest kings to the lowliest slaves.

In this activity, we have been designing costumes befitting of wealthy and very important Maya citizens. The children did an amazing job!


Maya Models


Snow Day at Kilburn

The 'Beast from the East' can't deter the pupils and staff of Kilburn Junior School! Many thanks to all who braved the elements to make it in to school today. Everyone had a great day!


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World Book Day Bake Sale

Team Endeavour have been very busy this week. Yesterday in Maths, they were able to use scaling to create their own cake recipes, then followed instructions to bake some delicious treats. Today, after calculating their costs and possible profits, the bake sale began. Great job everyone! IMG-20180301-WA0014



Resilient Romans Return!

Our Resilient Romans have returned with another fantastic invention!

The budding Roman siege engineers and with the assistance of Mr Goodburn have built a  working replica of a catapult.

Here it is in action.

Dodgeball Debut

Eight of our year 3 and 4 children took part in a fantastic dodgeball competition at Belper School this week.

Three children, India, Autumn and Aurora also made their fantastic debuts for team Kilburn.

The team performed brilliantly with 5 wins and 1 draw. Furthermore, for their terrific sportsmanship and determination throughout the competition they were awarded the Spirit of the Games certificate. Well done to all who took part.



Amber Valley Basketball Competition

Congratulations to our fantastic year 5 & 6 team for achieving 2nd place in the Amber Valley School Sports Partnership Basketball Competition. The children thoroughly enjoyed the tournament held at Belper leisure centre and demonstrated fantastic skills, team work and respect throughout.


A New Arrival

I hope you will join all the staff at KJS in welcoming Miss Lilias Amy Gordon into the world. She was born on Saturday morning at 7.48 am and is in perfect health. A huge congratulations to Mr Gordon and his wife on their first little addition to their family. Enjoy this special time and look forward to a lifetime of love and happiness.  


A Visit from the Police

Many thanks to PC Gardner and PCSO Derby for coming into school yesterday. They delivered an incredibly interesting and enlightening session on internet safety, cyber bullying,  the age of legal responsibility and how to stay safe around the village. The children were all very enthused, displaying great knowledge of the law, asking lots of questions and sharing stories of their own positive interactions with the police. They even got to try on some hats too! 

Year 6 and Police

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For more information about internet safety and cyber bullying, see the link above.