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Dodgeball Competition

Well done to the Kilburn team for taking part in the Amber Valley School Sports Partnership year 5/6 dodgeball competition on Monday. The children played brilliantly as a team winning more games than they lost but- more importantly- demonstrating the values of the 'Spirit of the Games'. The sportsmanship (and sportswomanship) was exemplary!


Achievement Assembly Winners!

Well done to all of our achievement certificate winners from today's assembly. Our Headteacher's Award winners have caught the eye of Mr Hull this week for a variety of reasons whilst others have impressed their class teachers in lessons earning them the Mathematics Award. Not only have these children shown excellence in their academic work, but they have also demonstrated the values and attitudes to learning that we aspire our children to have. They are all fantastic role models for the school!

Achievement assembly winners

Leavers 2022

Wishing all of our wonderful year 6 a fantastic time at their new schools. You have all been fantastic role models and worked incredibly hard throughout your time with us. Keep up the great work!

We would like to wish you all the very best for the future and please do not hesitate to stop by.


Platinum Jubilee Celebrations!

The children had a wonderful penultimate day of term on Thursday celebrating the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. After bringing in their entries for the cupcake competition and voting for their favourites from each class, the children produced some fantastic artwork dressed in their red, white and blue fancy dress. For dinner, we all enjoyed a street party lunch followed by an afternoon of party games (run by some of our year 6 pupils) culminating in our termly achievement assembly. If that wasn't enough, interspersing the awards, we had a fantastic solo singing performance from Laya, the school band played 'God Save the Queen' brilliantly and then Upper School performed a finale celebrating song and dance through all the decades of the Queen's reign wearing the Jubilee t-shirts they had designed and printed! What a day!  

Thank you to all the staff for making the day one to remember, to the children for being fantastic (as always) and to the parents for coming along in the afternoon to share this event with us.   

Jubilee Party

Click on the image above for more pictures from the day.

Social Media Parental Control Guides

With half term just beginning, now is a good time to check the parental controls on your child's social media accounts! Internet Matters have a good range of guides that help parents with family pairing (where available), privacy settings, reporting and much more. I have included some of the more common guides below (just click on the icon) and the rest of the guides can be found here.

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Facebook  Facebook Messenger FaceTime  House Party  Instagram Skype  Snapchat  TikTok  WhatsApp

Year 6 Cook Up a Storm

In preparation for next week's Platinum Jubilee cooking competition, some of our year 6 pupils have been practising baking cupcakes and also the art of cake decoration. The marzipan corgis were particularly effective! The kind bunch then shared their creations with their classmates for a spot of afternoon cake! How very civilised!




Cricket Festival

Some of the children from Year 6 have spent the morning at a Cricket Festival hosted by Riddings Cricket Club where they received expert tuition on how to improve their skills. They have also been given information on how to join cricket clubs in their area. We have some very talented cricketers in year 6 who I hope will be trying out for the 'Kwik Cricket' team next term!


For more information about how to join cricket clubs in your area, click here.

Fire Service Visit

Many thanks to George from Derbyshire Fire Service for his excellent talk in school today. The children have learned all about the science behind combustion, how to prevent fires in their homes, how to make an escape plan and the consequences of hoax calls to the emergency services. All children in year 6 have also taken home a 'Home Fire Safety Survey' to fill in with parents to ensure their homes are fire safe (I have included a link below to these resources and a video from Derbyshire Fire and Rescue which will reinforce the messages from today's session). 



Download Lesson Plan (To use with the above video- for parents/carers and children to watch together to reinforce messages from today's session.) 

Download Fire Safety Survey

Achievement Assembly Winners!

Well done to all of our certificate winners from today's achievement assembly. The children have clearly all been working hard this week with several children winning more than one certificate! I would also like to thank the children who have already brought in their sponsorship money from the Mini-Mukker challenge; the final total of which will be revealed next week! 


Team Endurance Animation

As part of their art this term, Upper School have been learning about stop-motion animation. We have made Zoetrope animation strips, modelled Aardman-inspired clay figures and even experimented with stop-motion animation apps on the iPads.  The children showed such enthusiasm for this subject that we let our creativity run wild this afternoon!