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School Update- 19th June 2020

3rd July 2020

Following the successful return of our Year 4 pupils this week, we will delivering Trailblazer sessions to our Year 3 pupils next week on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

The parents who requested a place for their child in our 'Return to School Survey' should read the following information and share it with their child so that the safety of all school users can be maintained.

Letter to Year 3 parents re Trailblazer Sessions 3rd July

Letter to Year 4 parents re Trailblazer Sessions 26th June

Key Information for Year 5 parents re opening

Thank you for your continued support during this difficult time and I hope that this will enable us to give the children the ending to their school year that they deserve.

Key Information for Year 6 parents re opening 2nd June

Kilburn Junior School - COVID19 - Schools re opening - Risk Assessment

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Amber Valley Community Support

Covid-19 Support in Amber Valley

 

Learning at Home During Lockdown

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The teachers have been working on ways to continue to support your child whilst the school remains closed and we have developed an online learning platform using Google Classrooms which we feel will help to meet the needs of you and your child at home.

Google Classroom enables your child's teacher to schedule work each day, allows your child to submit work for marking and enables teachers to give feedback to your child on how they have done and any improvements they can make to their work.

The teachers will set daily tasks for the children to complete, but to begin with you will need to do the following:

  1. Visit Google Classrooms using the web link or alternatively download the app onto your phone or tablet. 
  2. You will need to use an existing Google account or set up a new one to sign in. You will be prompted to do so when you visit Google Classrooms.
  3. Use the code kmdsvnd to join the school.
  4. You will find your child’s individual class underneath ‘classwork’.

We appreciate that this is a new way of working- it's new to us too, and that things may not run as smoothly as we'd hoped, especially during the initial stages of its use, but if you have any problems at all, please email me at courage@kilburn-jun.derbyshire.sch.uk.   I will be available over the weekend to assist you with any issues you might experience logging on to the classroom.

Best wishes,

R.Gordon

 

The most disgusting sandwich in the world!

The children in Team Courage have been busy writing instructions for the most disgusting sandwich in the world.  Whilst the quality of their work is excellent, I think you will agree that their sandwiches are less than appealing!  

They are well worth a read or a watch so please take the time to look at them.

 

To view photographs and videos Photographs and videos
To read word files:

Download Freddie

Download Georgina

Download Joshua

Download Shane-Lee

Download Tempy

Birdwatch

Finley in Team Courage discovered these blackbirds nesting in his hedge.  He has been looking after them and he wrote this letter to share his experience.  Thank you for sharing this with everyone, Finley.  I think this is fascinating and we are all very proud of you.  Well done! Nest 2
Nest 2
Nest 2

Team Courage Half Term Projects

Well done to all the children in Team Courage who submitted work for our half term projects.  To see the fantastic pictures of the mosaics and time capsule that you submitted, visit our gallery at Google Photographs

You can also read the touching letters that the children wrote by visiting our Google Classroom.

Thank you for all your hard work.  Stay safe and I hope to see you all soon.

Mr Gordon.

Trick Shot Challenge Montage!

The wait is over!

Well done to all of the children (and adults) who sent in clips of themselves taking part in the Kilburn Junior Trick Shot Challenge.

It was great to see so many creative and skillful trick shots you all came up with and hope you all enjoyed taking part.

Hope you enjoy the little montage of clips I've put together for you all and keep a look out for more challenges in the near future.

Mr W

Banksy Revealed!

We can now reveal the true identity of the anonymous graffiti artist who has been leaving his mark in Kilburn!  His name is Riley, a Year 3 child in Team Courage.  Thank you to you and your family for this wonderful tribute to our wonderful NHS and key workers, Riley. Reading Comprehension - VE Day  (6 May 2020 at 17_30)
Reading Comprehension - VE Day  (6 May 2020 at 17_30)
Reading Comprehension - VE Day  (6 May 2020 at 17_30)
Reading Comprehension - VE Day  (6 May 2020 at 17_30)

Team Courage VE Day Photographs

Some of the children have been getting ready to commemorate VE Day on Friday by producing their own bunting at home.  Please visit the link to view the gallery.  If you have any more, please send them to me and I'll add them to the gallery.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/rijvcXkshy73iyqG8

KJS Keepy Uppy Challenge!

While the weather is still glorious, why not have a go at the KJS keepy uppy challenge?  All you have to do is post us a video of you performing as many keep ups as you can using any ball, balloon or even a rolled up ball of socks!  You can use your feet, head or hands.  It's entirely up to you.  It'll even count towards your KJS Sports badge too.  

We can't wait to see your video so make sure you post them to us by email info@kilburn-jun.derbyshire.sch.uk or you can tweet them to us instead https://twitter.com/kilburnjuniors

Have fun!

Finley's Memory T-Shirt

Finley has been using his time spent at home to create this fantastic memory T-Shirt.  I hope you like it as much as I do. Well done Finley!

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Team Courage Easter Bonnet Parade!

Take a look at the fantastic Easter bonnets that the children in Team Courage have been busy making at home.  I think you'll agree that they look amazing!  Well done everybody. 

Mr Gordon.

 

https://photos.app.goo.gl/CZJ5rZygBV9s6mXu7

Google Classroom

Good morning.  I hope you and your families are all well during the unprecedented circumstances we find ourselves in. 

I would like to to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for using the home-school booklets to support your child whilst our school is closed.  We understand that this has been a challenging time and as such each member of staff is incredibly grateful for your continued support.  It is heart-warming to have been sent so many photographs of our children engaging in different activities and enjoying themselves at home too.

Feedback from many of you suggests that your child has completed their booklet and you are now ready for further support from your child’s teacher. 

Since last Monday, the teachers have been working on ways that we can continue to support your child whilst the school remains closed.  As a result, we have developed an online learning platform using Google Classrooms which we feel will help to meet the needs of you and your child at home. Here’s what you need to do:

  1. You need to visit Google Classrooms using the web link or alternatively you can download the app onto your phone or tablet. 
  2. You will need to use an existing Google account or set up a new one to sign in. You will be prompted to do so when you visit Google Classrooms.
  3. Use the code kmdsvnd to join the school.
  4. You will find your child’s individual class underneath ‘classwork’.

Most of the content won’t go live until Monday 6th April but please sign up before the weekend so your child’s teacher can assign the tasks correctly. 

If you have any problems at all, please email me at courage@kilburn-jun.derbyshire.sch.uk.   I will be available over the weekend to assist you with any issues you might experience logging on to the classroom.

We have planned to use the Easter holidays as a trial period for the classroom.  Each class teacher has set a number of Easter based activities for your child, as well as other activities that you can try at home.  As you can appreciate, the staff themselves have been on quite a steep learning curve over the last week or so and we would value your input going forward so we can make it as effective as possible.  Please leave comments for your child’s teacher regarding:

  • The quantity of work.
  • What you feel would help to support you and your child further.
  • Additional content that you would like to see provided for your child.
  • Any questions that you have.

Your child’s teacher will respond to your comments as soon as possible. 

After the Easter holidays, we are looking to deliver more in the way of resources that you and your child can complete online. Your comments will be valuable in order to help us achieve this.

Stay safe everybody and I look forward to seeing you register over the coming days,

Richard Gordon.