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Y3/4 Handball

Huge congratulations to our Y3/4 handball team. Due to illness we had a much smaller squad than usual, but despite this, our team played outstandingly well and showed incredible skills with passing and throwing for their ages and finished 4th out of a total of 12 teams! An incredible achievement on its own, but for many of these children, it was their first opportunity to represent our school in a sporting competition. Well done to you all.



Muddy Trailblazers!

In this week's Trailblazer session the children were encouraged to find an item which represented how they were feeling. We had many different types of leaves, twigs and conkers. During our task, the children found a very muddy puddle! They had lots of fun splashing in the mud as you can see below.


Biscuit Stonehenge

We have been busy making the Stonehenge out of biscuits today! Afterwards, we had great fun eating them, please see our photos.



Poole’s Cavern Trip

Lower School enjoyed a very fascinating trip to Poole’s Cavern, Buxton. The children loved their guided tour of one of Derbyshire’s finest Caverns, steeped in history and intrigue. Parts of the Cavern pre-date the dinosaurs and with wonderful tales of William Poole and his mystery cat the children were captivated. A post-lunch climb to Solomon’s Tower saw lower school enjoy the sites of Buxton and surrounding area. The children were congratulated by the guides for their wonderful behaviour and super attitudes. Well done Lower School!

Cave painters


Team Discovery have been learning about cave art. We have made our own paint and paint brushes using natural resources and had a go at painting under the tables to pretend we were in a cave! Today we have used sand paper and our natural resources to paint like a Stone Age artist. We turned off the lights and used only torch light to mimic the dark caves. What do you think of our work?


Team Discovery's reading challenge

Children in Team Discovery enjoyed their reading party as a reward for reading 7 or more books this half term.


Year 4 STEM project

As part of our science topic on rocks and soils, a group of children in Year 4 have been working on a project to build a working volcanic activity detector.  The brief involved using Lego WeDo to build and programme a working model that could warn people about an imminent volcanic eruption.  They had to work as a team, to evaluate and modify the programme so that it worked effectively.  In this video, three of our future engineers explain how they did it!  



Amber Valley Gymnastics Academy

On Friday, 15 of our children took part in a fantastic  Gymnastics Festival! The event was hosted by Amber Valley School Sports Partnership and involved having professional coaching by Amber Valley Gymnastics Academy on seven different pieces of gymnastics equipment including; trampolines, balance beams and the parallel bars. The children all showed great resilience and determination to have a go and never give up, even when the techniques were quite difficult.

Well done to everyone for representing our school so well and we look forward to attending more events like these!

If your child is interested in Gymnastics and you would like more information, please see Amber Valley Gymnastics Academy's website.

How to use our number bond cards.

Luna and Jacob from Year 4 demonstrate how to use your number bond cards and how to record your work in your planners. 

Go-Ride County Final

Yesterday our Go-Ride Cycling team represented Amber Valley in the Derbyshire School Games - County Finals in Sheffield, following their success in local races. They were competing against the best teams from across all nine districts of Derbyshire. 

Firstly, competing in the Italian pursuit, Team Kilburn unleashed a sprint finish to take 1st place with just one second separating them from the second placed team.

Finally, it was down to the team relay, a race which Kilburn had only ever lost once in the last six years. Kilburn made a good start and quickly began to gain ground and overtake the leading riders. Soon, the team's determination would pay off, as they took the lead on lap 3 and began to open up a gap from the rest of the field. Kilburn crossed the line a whole 4 seconds ahead of the next team, meaning Kilburn were pronounced 'Go-Ride Cycling County Champions 2019!' 

A huge well done to all of our Team and a special thank you to their parents for their support.

For a full list of results and more photos from the event, check out the Active Derbyshire Website .

County final 2019- group