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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 .

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Team Equality Spellings

Click on the owl to follow the spellzone link to help you learn the homophones on List 28 through quizzes and games. Children will have their spelling test on Friday 21st June,

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Team Equality List 27 Spellings

Click on the pink owl below to take you to Team Equality's new spelling list, activities and games. This time it's words with silent letters.
We will be having our test on Friday 7th June in the first week back. 
Enjoy and good luck! Miss Jennings

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A day with the stars video!

Following A Day With The Stars, we have put together a small collection of photos and clips from the event, which features children from all seven of our Embark Academy Schools. 


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 Equality Spellings

Click on the pink owl below to take you to Team Equality's new spelling list, activities and games. This time it's -ible and -ibly letter strings.
We will be having our test on 3rd May in the first week back. 
Enjoy and good luck! Miss Jennings

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A day with the stars!

Wow! What a great day!

A group of students, who have previously shown a love for singing and performing in our school, joined sixty other children from our Embark Federation schools for an utterly brilliant day in Derby.

We were joined throughout the day, by two amazing stars - Victoria Farley and Sophie Isaacs - from the West End. We were also lucky enough to be accompanied by one of our wonderful  trustees, Baby J, who recorded a song for Embark in the morning.  After that, Sophie and Victoria taught the children the lyrics and choreography to One Short Day, from Wicked and Hard Knock, Life from Annie.

The children were great representatives of the school, showing enthusiasm throughout the day and making the most of the opportunity!

Thanks again to all those who supported the children throughout the day. I hope you had as much fun as I did! Miss Jennings

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Team Equality Spellings: List 22 -able & -ably

Take a look at the word list, games and activities to help you prepare for the final spelling test of the term next week. Good luck and have fun. Miss Jennings


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Lego launching

This afternoon, as part of the children's Into Orbit project, Equality used creativity, precision, collaboration and resilience to build their own launching devices using skills they have learned so far this term. All the children said they really enjoyed this challenge and using what they had previously learned to help them. Well done! EJ


Even more fantastic gymnastics

Congratulations to the y5 and y6 gymnasts who came 3rd overall on Thursday out of 16 schools at their gymnastics competition with a huge score of 89.5 out of 90. The girls proved that putting in time and effort really can make a difference so thanks for having a positive attitude on the night but also during practice sessions. Thanks also go to the gymnasts' parents for their time and support on Thursday too! EJ