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The boys and girls in year 6 enjoyed a final, fun-filled fling at Drum Hill, using and applying many of the skills they have developed at school, spending the night under canvas with friends and creating lasting memories of their time at school.
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We focused on the book 'Leaf Man' today, written by Lois Ehlert.
After splitting into four groups, the children read the book and investigated the pictures, before deciding on ideas they wanted to explore further.
We had some wonderfully Creative ideas, along with Precision and Confidence in execution.
At the end of the session, we walked round, hearing about the work the other children had undertaken.
Yesterday our Go-Ride Cycling team represented Amber Valley in the Derbyshire School Games - County Finals in Sheffield, following their success in local races. They were competing against the best teams from across all nine districts of Derbyshire.
Firstly, competing in the Italian pursuit, Team Kilburn unleashed a sprint finish to take 1st place with just one second separating them from the second placed team.
Finally, it was down to the team relay, a race which Kilburn had only ever lost once in the last six years. Kilburn made a good start and quickly began to gain ground and overtake the leading riders. Soon, the team's determination would pay off, as they took the lead on lap 3 and began to open up a gap from the rest of the field. Kilburn crossed the line a whole 4 seconds ahead of the next team, meaning Kilburn were pronounced 'Go-Ride Cycling County Champions 2019!'
A huge well done to all of our Team and a special thank you to their parents for their support.
For a full list of results and more photos from the event, check out the Active Derbyshire Website .
The children were shocked to find more snowy footprints and three more frozen Munchkins in the wood this morning - so they set too, making their own fearsome footprints to scare the Snow Dragon away!
After this, we had car finishers, actors, decorators, bird burriers and shampoo / perfume blenders (thanks to parents for the bottles).
It was a wonderfully purposeful session, with a heap of pins being given out - these children are quickly becoming incredibly Independent, Dependable and Self-Motivated.
Tragedy struck our Year 6 Trailblazers last week, leaving them desperately needing to pull together in order to survive.
Would they live to tell the tale? Click on the link below to see what happened-
We entered the wood to find a letter, a track of Snow Dragon footprints and, devastatingly, three frozen munchkins!
The letter explained what had occurred and challenged us to help, which we gladly did! We had lots of exceptional Creativity and Collaboration, with all children working with Precision. Hopefully, the new, fake footprints will trick the Snow Dragon and it will be many years before he returns.
After a hot chocky and a dragon story, we split into our usual four groups, with some making frames, others experimenting with walkie-talkies, a few continuing work on friendships and collaborating in the use of a bow-saw and a final bunch making a giant bird.
Many pins were given out - how many did your child get?
The Y6 arrived at school today to find no teachers, just a note informing them they had won a trip to South Africa! They were instructed to get their passports, collect a ticket and get to flight check-in by 09:10.
At KilburnAir check-in, they were greeted by the delightful Kirsty, who took food orders, checked passports and issued seat numbers.
Passengers were taken aboard the Boeing 737TBHQ by the handsome stewardess Gary, who saw them to their seats before offering pre-flight refreshments.
Captain Paul saw them through safety brief and take off...but then...a terrible explosion over Botswana...a torn-apart fuselage...crew savaged by lions...blood everywhere. Could the children possibly make it...alone?
We started things with a mindfulness activity before getting stuck into our usual starters.
After this, we found a letter from Poppy and this prompted some children to make shampoo and others to make a play about the day a pigeon pooped on Poppy's head (big up here to all the performers, but special mention to Martha who has astounding acting presence!).
While this was going on, other children continued work on the relaxation area (thanks for the wool etc) with others continuing tool work.
Pupils from years 4 to 6 took part in the final Amber Valley Go Ride Cycling event at Eyes Meadow in Duffield this evening and once more dominated the league positions over the 3 events. Bella, Elissa and Nelly finished 3rd, 2nd and 1st in the girls event with Harvey and Lewis finishing 3rd and 2nd in the boys race, Lewis missing 1st by 1 point.
Whilst it is lovely to see the hard work pay off in the league positioning, as a school, over 40 of our pupils participated in the league this year, which is an astounding number and we are proud of all of them for their effort and determination.
Thank you Mr Whiteman for your coaching and encouragement and good luck to our team riders who are representing Amber Valley in the County Finals next week.