Today we said an emotional farewell to our amazing year 6's. You have all been incredible throughout your time with us and we wish you all the best in the future. Keep on being brilliant and please feel free to come visit us and let us know how you are doing!
Year 6 Photo Montage
Upper School Assembly
Lower School Assembly
Last Friday was Miss Richardson's final day before the start of her maternity leave. The children and staff here at Kilburn are all really excited to hear of her new arrival and we all look forward to seeing her again soon with her bundle of joy.
As you can see, she was positively glowing just before she left!
Greetings from White Hall! It has been an even busier day today with the groups taking part in canoeing on Coombs Reservoir, abseiling, mountain biking, climbing and zip-lining. The weather has also been phenomenal, as you will see from the photos below...
The children have hit the ground running on day one of White Hall 2021! Group A has been out of the centre on the Monsal Trail abseiling down Millers Dale viaduct; Group B and D have completed the ropes course, the zipline and the infamous 'Leap of Faith' and Group C have been bouldering and traversing in the newly refurbished indoor climbing wall before going out of the centre to ride around the challenging mountain biking course. If all that wasn't enough- after a hearty dinner- we have also been exploring the centre's grounds whilst playing the 'Woods Have Eyes'.
Click on the image for more pictures of the first day!
Pupils from across the school have recently taken part in a series of surveys to find out about their their experiences of school life at Kilburn Junior School, their life online (both at home and at school) and their opinions on transitioning to a new year group. We called this the KJS Big 3. We will share more of our findings from this survey in the coming weeks and ways that we can help children with issues they have raised. One interesting piece of information we found was regarding the children's views on the time that they spend online. As you can see below, well over half the children in the school answered 'yes' or 'maybe' to the question 'Do you think you spend too much time online?'. 67 of the 149 children surveyed also said that they sometimes go online when they should be asleep.
So what can you do to help your child to find a better balance with their use of the internet? Below, you will find a link to a free online magazine called 'Ditto' produced by Alan Mackenzie, an independent consultant specialising in online safety for young people. In this month's issue, you can find advice on redressing the balance for you and your child to get the most out of your time online without overdoing it. Enjoy!
Step aside Steven Spielberg, the Trailblazer team have expanded their operation out of the woods and onto the silver screen. The staff and children have been working hard for months throughout the difficult winter conditions (think, Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant but harsher) to bring you this amazing feature film debut! The confidence, creativity and team work demonstrated by the children is fantastic and they have produced something unique and highly entertaining! Many thanks to all the children and staff who put the film together with particular praise going to Garry for his production, acting, editing, directing, special effects... what can't the man do?! Well done, everyone!
Warning: Young children beware, the goblins are particularly scary.
No munchkin was harmed in the production of this feature film.
As government guidelines ease, singing can finally return to Kilburn Junior School! It was fantastic to hear all the children singing together again in assembly under the expert guidance of Mrs Hinsley from Star Generation Music who will be running a singing club in the final term of the year for children who wish to attend.