Latest updates from our school
Our talented team of cyclists finished 3rd in today’s County Go- Ride Competition at the County Finals, representing Amber Valley against 9 of the best teams from across Derbyshire.
They have been training hard at school for the event and with the guidance and support of Coach Whiteman, performed brilliantly.
As a School, we are so proud of your huge achievement.
Well done to our Tough Runner Teams of 2018 for competing with such enthusiasm on one of the hottest days of the year! The course was tough (as you would expect from the name) but the children all pushed themselves and had fun leaping walls, crawling under cargo nets, carrying medicine balls and racing over a gruelling 20 metre duck walk! A huge thank you to the AVSSP for putting on such a great event and helping our kids make memories.
Well done to our pupils for winning the class achievement award this week . They have all worked hard both inside and outside of school and achieved great success. Well done also to Amber, who won the Headteacher's Award for her attitude, effort and craftsmanship in the construction of her bat box and to Lewis who embodied everything we would like from our pupils during the Go Ride event when, after a crash on the first bend, he picked himself up, dusted himself down, got back in the saddle to take overall first place. What an achievement.
We are so proud of you all.
We started by setting out the orienteering courses we made two weeks ago...we laid out controls, hid treasure and then swapped maps.
Once treasure had been found, we shared it out and then undertook a hand-cuff challenge followed by a blindfold team-building game; the children were supportive of each other, reflective and great fun!
Another great night at the Amber Valley Go Ride Competition, with Kilburn dominating the final league positions.
Over 20 riders from school took part with Kyla, Nelly and Katie finishing in the top three positions across Amber Valley and Lewis finishing first overall for the boys.
Well done all riders for their hard work and determination in stifling conditions and thank you Mr Whiteman for your work with the team.
To view the overall positions visit: https://www.avssp.co.uk/primary-cycling-league
The children in upper school have been working hard to create animal habitats to encourage creatures to make our school grounds their home. We have produced bat boxes, bird boxes and insect habitats using a variety of D&T skills including accurate marking out, drilling, screwing and even burning designs into the wood to make them the highest possible quality. They have done a fantastic job so far. Next steps: add a small solar powered light to the bug boxes to encourage insects into the habitat.
Click on the link above to see some more pictures.
(We will add more as we complete more of our habitats)
Some of the children worked with Mr Whiteman on team building challenges, whilst others stayed in the wood and had a go at tree identification. Once trees were identified, they did some leaf rubbings and then added paint dots to accentuate features; I was amazed by the children's concentration, engagement and attention to detail.