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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

Lower School trip to Bosworth Battlefield

Last Friday, the children from Lower School walked in the footsteps of King Richard III and King Henry VII when we visited Bosworth battlefield.  

We learned about the events of that day, the men who fought in the battle and the types of equipment and weapons that were used.  We even took part in a training exercise led by a member of the fantastic team of volunteers who helped to make this one of our most memorable trips to date.

I would like to say a big thank you to all of the children who represented our school superbly and to our staff and parent helpers who did a great job in helping the day run as smoothly as possible.

Please take some time to look at a selection of photographs and videos below and let us know what you think in the comments section!


Autism Awareness Week

Thank you to everyone who supported our recent Autism Awareness Week. Children shared experiences and made thoughtful contributions during activities designed to raise awareness of autism; in order for us all to develop our understanding and learn to support each other in school, at home and in the community.

Children created their own 'jigsaw piece' and proudly held it aloft to  celebrate difference  and recognise the diversity of the people and families living with autism, before coming together to produce our own interpretation of the Autism Awareness Ribbon.

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Team Discovery Kite Flying

As part of our English book topic we are reading 'The Kites are Flying' by Michael Morpurgo. The children in Team Discovery were set the task at the beginning of term to make their own flying kite. Today, they brought their kites in and we tested them together. It was great fun. Thank you children and parents for all of your hard work.

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Fantastic Gymnastics

Yesterday these fantastic Year 3/4 gymnasts took part in a school sport partnership competition in Alfreton. They tackled the vault with style, showed their self control in the body management routine and performed their fantastic floor exercise routines. They worked really well as a team and showed great sportsmanship! Well done ladies and thank you to all parents who supported the children too! EJ


Achievement Award Winners 11th January

Well done to our achievement award winners today for their effort, hard work and progress in English over the past week. Well done also to Luna for all her efforts at school since the beginning of September. For this she received the Headteacher's Award.


A Day In The Life at Kilburn Junior School

The above film, gives a flavour of our school ethos and the many wonderful opportunities on offer for our pupils.