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Year 3 and 4 Dodgeball Competition

Congratulations to the Year 3 and 4 children who competed in the Amber Valley School Sports Partnership dodgeball competition on Tuesday evening.  They certainly had a lot of fun and we are all very proud of the sportsmanship and determination that they displayed during the competition.  They played magnificently and finished the evening as runners up.  Well done Team Kilburn!


Lower School Dodgeball



Year 3 trip to Creswell Crags

On Wednesday 17th November, our Year 3 experienced their first trip at Kilburn Junior School and what a trip it was!  They stepped back through 50,000 years of Human history to experience what life was like in Ice Age Britain.  They enjoyed building shelters, learning how to hunt for wild animals using a spear and how to start a fire using flint and iron pyrites!   They also learned about different types of rock and how they are formed.

They then visited a cave where evidence of Stone Age Humans has been discovered and they learned all about the wild beasts that roamed there during the Ice Age.  They even held a stone axe that is over 40,000 years old!  

To see some images from this fantastic day out, please click on the picture below. IILB8896

Terrific Tables

It has been great to see Team Resilience exploring many of the ways in which to learn their times tables and related division facts. From Hit the Button, to TTRockstars and creating our own arrays with the pegs and boards, we have certainly started well. Nine children have successfully completed their Bronze Award, and a huge shout out to Oscar who achieved his Silver today. Well done for working hard at home to learn these, as well as in school!



Achievement Assembly Winners

Well done to the recipients of certificates in today's Achievement Assembly. Another positive week in school ended with the children recognised by their teacher for their hard work in Maths this week.



Lower School trip to Bosworth Battlefield

Last Thursday and Friday, our Lower School children 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 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 below and let us know what you think in the comments section!

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Resilience Rewarded!

Team R. celebrated filling their marble jar, after all their hard work this half-term, with a Teddy Bears' picnic in our beautiful courtyard garden.

The weather was kind to us and we were able to enjoy some sunshine, share stories about our bears, and of course ... eat cake!



Stepping back in Time

It has been an exciting Egyptian day in the Lower School. From pharaohs to princesses, gods with their slaves, and even camels and pyramids, what a brilliant effort to conclude our Ancient Egyptian topic!

Well done to you all. We hope you enjoyed your day as much as we did.



Laya's Fairy Garden

Yesterday, after completing her school work ( and presenting it beautifully too! ) Laya created her own fairy garden and has left in the woods for everyone to enjoy. See if you can spot it when you are out and about on one of your walks!


Team Resilience Creative Writers

This week in Team Resilience, we have continued to read  Bill's New Frock and our writing task was to produce an advert for the 'Wumpy Choo'. This was not a fluffy toy or pet dog as Bill once thought, it was actually a one penny chew! Who knew sweets were so cheap in the 1980s when the book was written?

After a planning session and working on our persuasive writing techniques, here is just a sample of our tasty work. Enjoy!




The Kilburn Junior School Time Capsule

This afternoon, our Lower School children left the comfort of their classrooms to dig up a long forgotten Time Capsule. The Time Capsule - buried in 2012 as part of our celebration of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee - had laid undisturbed for 8 years.  We held our breath as it was finally unearthed.

In a scene reminiscent of an episode of Time Team, we eagerly awaited to see if the contents had survived being buried for almost a decade.  Luckily, we weren't disappointed.

If you want to see what we found, click on the link below to view the gallery.