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ALL SET FOR RE-OPENING

Dear Parents and Carers,

It has been lovely to see the return of most of our boys and girls over the past few weeks and to feel the energy and excitement returning to school, especially this week, with many of our Year 3 pupils taking part in our Trailblazer sessions. School really has been a different place over the past few months without the children.

I understand how challenging the situation has been since the school closed back in March, and I understand some of the anxiety that still exists among some pupils and parents. However, I would like to reassure you that we are doing all we can to establish a safe, welcoming environment for pupils, parents and staff when we re-open fully.

Many of our boys and girls have been away from school for a long time and I would like to commend them for their effort and hard work in engaging with online tasks, it really has been a new way of working that they have adjusted well to. I would also like to thank you, as parents, for the support you have given your child whilst they have been at home; as a parent myself, I know just how difficult this has been and how strained family life has been at times.

I would also like to pay tribute and give my thanks to the school staff, who have continued to work from school and home during this period. They really have gone the ‘extra-mile’ both in school and at home, supporting the children of key workers each day whilst providing bespoke learning experiences for pupils that follow our school curriculum. I would like to reassure you that we have structured plans in place, ready to hit the ground running so that any time lost over the past six months will be caught up in a calm, measured and supportive way.

The DfE has now published guidance for the full re-opening of schools from September 2020. Whilst I will continue to work on the detailed planning to ensure that all recommendations are implemented, I am writing to you to confirm that school will re-open to all pupils from Thursday 3rd September.

My staff and I are really looking forward to welcoming all pupils back to school again and although there will be some changes to the way we operate, we are committed to ensuring that a full and ambitious curriculum continues to be offered in a safe, calm, caring and purposeful environment.

Please read the following information in preparation for September and if I don’t see you before we finish next Friday 17th July, I look forward to seeing you in the new term.

Yours sincerely,

Rob Hull

Headteacher

Key Information for re-opening in September

Kilburn Junior School - COVID19 - Schools full reopening - Risk Assessment

Support Over the Summer Holidays

Kilburn Junior School offers support to families living within the school community.

Given the unprecedented circumstances we continue to find ourselves in, and the extra pressure on family life,  please click on the link below to find out about services and support open to you whilst the school is closed over the summer holiday.

Community support - Amber Valley

Please be reminded that if you are ever concerned about the safety of a child or you require urgent help or advice;
Call Derbyshire on 01629 533190
or refer to starting point on 01629 535353

 

Leavers 2020

Tomorrow we say goodbye to all of our fantastic Year 6's.

It has been a strange year, one that we will all certainly remember, but our Year 6's have shown just how amazing they are by adapting through these tough times.

Throughout their time at our school, they have always been a terrific group of individuals supporting one another, working hard and most of all, brightening up our school day.

Over the last 2 weeks, I have been filming with our year 6 pupils and putting together three videos for our 2020 leavers including a  poem and song/music video, performed by our year 6's who have been in school over the past few weeks, and finally a montage of photos including all of our leavers, showcasing their journeys throughout our school. 

You will all be missed and we wish you luck with all of your new adventures! Please don't be afraid to contact us and let us know how you are doing and come visit us in the future. Hope you enjoy the videos.

Mr Whiteman

I would like to thank our Year 6 pupils for their hard work, effort and determination over the past four years. You have been a wonderful team to work with, encompassing individuals with immeasurable skills and talents.

You have been genuine role models to other pupils and helped to make our school such a happy, vibrant and welcoming place to work.

We will miss you all but wish you well in your move to secondary school.

Mr Hull

Leavers Poem

 

Leavers Song & Music Video

 

Leavers Photos

 

Team Resilience's Pop Art Gallery

Well done Team Resilience, you are nearing the end. Our last website post to showcase the great Pop Art work produced by Team Resilience, you have really been a creative team during lockdown and I have been so impressed by your hard work and creativity. Thank you to all of Team Resilience and their amazing families for completing the Google Classroom tasks and all the extra work to support their children. Have a well-deserved break and enjoy your Summer holidays. Gracie Pop art

 

Henry Pop Art
Henry Pop Art
Henry Pop Art
Henry Pop Art
Henry Pop Art
Henry Pop Art
Henry Pop Art
Henry Pop Art
Henry Pop Art
Henry Pop Art
Henry Pop Art

Kilburn Junior School Virtual Tour

Come take a look around our fantastic facilities in our brand new virtual tour for new starters!

Bug Hotels

As part of their home learning, Team Resilience have been busy finding out all about the classification of  animals. They have reserached then created bug hotels for their visiting critters. Check out these deluxe five star hotels, including a hoverfly lagoon and ant enclosure, all carefully designed and measured using recycled materials. Another great piece of learning from Team R.

A big well done to Lewis for passing his Platinum times table award, fantastic determination.A Gracie bug hotel
A Gracie bug hotel
A Gracie bug hotel
A Gracie bug hotel
A Gracie bug hotel
A Gracie bug hotel
A Gracie bug hotel A Toby plant pot
A Toby plant pot
A Toby plant pot
A Toby plant pot
A Toby plant pot
A Toby plant pot
A Toby plant pot

Impeccable Poems

Another fantastic team effort from Resilience. For their writing task they were asked to produce a poem in the style of a poem  called Monday's Child ... .They were able to choose any topic for their poem, read on to discover poems about puppies, food, guinea pigs, cats and gaming, to name just a few. Also, entries from parents too!  Alisha-Rose poem
Alisha-Rose poem
Alisha-Rose poem
Alisha-Rose poem
Alisha-Rose poem
Alisha-Rose poem
Alisha-Rose poem
Alisha-Rose poem
Alisha-Rose poem Morgan poem
Morgan poem
Morgan poem
Morgan poem
Morgan poem
Morgan poem
Morgan poem Sam poem
Sam poem
Sam poem


We hope you enjoy reading them. 

Team Resilience Art and Poetry Gallery

Sit back, relax and view Team Resilience's amazing and creative Kandinsky inspired art work. Can you guess the insects that our children are decsribing in their poetry work? Connor Kandinsky to post Chloe Kandinsky
Chloe Kandinsky
Chloe Kandinsky
Chloe Kandinsky
Chloe Kandinsky
Cody poem Darcy poem
Darcy poem
Darcy poem
Darcy poem George poem
George poem Lexi poem
Lexi poem
Lexi poem Toby Kandinsky to post 2
Toby Kandinsky to post 2





Sporting Skills Challenge Montage

The montage for our Sporting Skills Challenge is now live! 

Well done to everyone who took part and we really hoped you all enjoyed the challenge.

Becky's Well Dressing

Fun was had by all creating a well dressing using leaves and petals collected from the school site to celebrate the beauty of nature. Mrs Herbert and Becky worked hard to collaborate on their submission to Mr Whiteman's new skills challenge. IMG_7925

Kandinsky Art Gallery

Team Resilience have risen to the challenge once again and produced some amazing art work. Based on the style of Kandinsky and linking to our work on angles, lines and shapes, our class have created their own interpretations with creativity, precision and skill. We can't go to the art gallery but the gallery can come to us! Enjoy our amazing artwork and watch this space for further pieces... Cody Kandinsky
Cody Kandinsky
Cody Kandinsky
Cody Kandinsky
Cody Kandinsky
Cody Kandinsky
Cody Kandinsky
Cody Kandinsky
Cody Kandinsky
Cody Kandinsky
Cody Kandinsky

Creative, Caring and Resilient

Team Resilience continue to embrace their learning at home. I have received some fantastic photos of our maths learning on meaures and the creative juices are definitely flowing, as Team Resilience share their creative, thoughtful and fantastical stories. Alongside this our community minded families continue to do their bit, Lewis and family took part in a litter pick to keep their local environment clean and tidy. Keep up the fantastic work!

Ethan measures
Ethan measures
Ethan measures
Ethan measures Darcy story George story