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Science Fair 2023

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National Space Centre Trip!

What a day! The children of upper school have been to Leicester today to visit the amazing National Space Centre in support of their topic 'What Lies Beyond?'. The exhibits in the galleries really were out of this world and the children spent the day learning all about the solar system, black holes, the constellations and how the scientific community of the world has come together to explore the stars. Click on the image below to see some pictures from the day.

Space Centre Trip Cover Photo

Achievement Assembly Winners

It's not Friday, but because of the Upper School visit to the National Space Centre tomorrow, we held our Achievement Assembly today, presenting children with certificates for hard work in English, and for displaying some of our YOU22 Attributes throughout the week.

It has been the most positive week of the year so far in school, with the children working hard, showing excellent learning behaviour and making progress in all classes, especially in their descriptive writing.

At the beginning of the week the challenge was also set to try and achieve 100% attendance from all pupils all week, and with only 2 absences across the whole school, we achieved an incredible 99.8%. As a result, the boys and girls were awarded their first MEGA Play of the year, a well-deserved treat.


Achievement Assembly Winners!


Congratulations to all of our certificate winners from today's achievement assembly. These children have all stood out in some way this week by exemplifying our 'You 22' attributes. In our picture, we also have the top scoring players in each class from this week's Times Tables Rockstars competition. Well done, all! 

Clothes Swap and 'No New June'!

Many thanks to all the children and parents who came to the Upper School's Fast Fashion Clothes Swapping event. It was great to see so many pre-loved clothes finding a new home rather than going to landfill, as we found out they so often do. The children learned a lot over the unit of work, and have hopefully been inspired to exercise their power as a consumer to make more ethical choices like a concerned Global Citizen.  

Final Event

In the spirit of the event, many parents and children also 'signed up' to take part in Upper School's 'No New June' initiative. This is a commitment to not buy any new clothes during the month of June but to explore more sustainable options. The children were really passionate about this and did a wonderful job advertising this idea with badges, stickers and slogans. I hope everyone's 'No New June' is going well! 

No New June

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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