Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Goodbye Mrs Freeth

On the afternoon of Tuesday 20th December, the iMAT, staff, governors, children and parents held a special assembly to say goodbye to Mrs Freeth, our Headteacher.   It was a very emotional occasion for everyone.   The children sang her some of her favourite songs, read out their own words about Mrs Freeth, and they played a video they had made in secret with the help of the staff!  She received some wonderful gifts including gardening vouchers, a beautiful bouquet, an engraved watch, a superb leather rucksack and a 'Memories of Kilsby School' book (containing photos, and a note from every single child in the school) that we know she will treasure!

Mrs Freeth has been Headteacher at Kilsby School for 5 years and has transformed the school for the better, we are very sorry to see her go, she will be hugely missed by all.  We wish her a very happy, healthy and enjoyable retirement, and hope she will pop in to see us when she can.

Here are a few photos taken during the assembly:

Friday, 16 December 2016

Christmas Performance

The children worked very hard learning their lines and practicing for this year's Christmas play called  "The Spirit of Christmas."  They performed three times this week for parents, grandparents etc. They are now ready for a well deserved rest!  We hope you all enjoyed the performance, here are a few photos taken over the three days:

Christmas Lunch

The children enjoyed their Christmas lunch in school today, with crackers and Christmas songs playing in the background.  They all had a super time, thanks to Rachel our cook who worked very hard in the kitchen to feed us all!  Staff included!

Christingle Service

On the morning of Friday 16th December the staff and children joined Rev Nigel, parents and villagers in church for the Christingle service.  As usual they sang sang Christmas carols and some Year 6 children did a reading.  Rev Nigel spoke about the Christingle and what it all means.   The Christingle candles were lit and the church lights dimmed, they looked really pretty.  Here are a few photographs:

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Christmas Elves

The children in Chestnut class (Reception) have been busy little Elves this week!. They have been wrapping presents and making Christmas cards.

School Christmas Tree

On Wednesday 7th December the children in Reception class decorated the school Christmas tree.  Here are a few photographs of them, we think they did a brilliant job!

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Forest Schools

Miss Smith has started running a Forest Schools Club during Tuesday lunchtimes.  The children take part in various different outdoor activities.

They have been making chocolate orange cakes on a camp fire, which tasted really good!  Also they have been making pencils out of sticks and writing with them.  They are having so much fun!  Here are some photos:

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Forest School Club

This week we enjoyed sitting and eating our lunch around the fire. We also tried using secateurs and a knife for the first time to make the perfect marshmallow roasting sticks. We then had to try them out of course!

Friday, 18 November 2016

Children in Need

On Friday 18th November all the children and staff came to school wearing something spotty and brought a donation towards the 'Children in Need' appeal.  At break time children bought cakes and the money collected again was collected to go to 'Children in Need.'

Thank you to all parents for their donations, we raised a grand total of £152.22 which is fantastic for a small school like ours!

Here are some of the photographs taken:

Friday, 11 November 2016

Two Minutes Silence for Remembrance Day

On the morning of Friday 11th November 2016 all the staff and children of Kilsby School took a short walk to St Faith's Church, Kilsby.  On their way to the church they admired the poppies they had made, (as well as other groups from the village),  that have been used to decorate the walk to the church and inside the churchyard.  It was a real picture to see!

At 11.00am they stood beside the War Memorial in the churchyard of St Faith's for a 2 minute silence during which they remembered all those who fought and lost their lives for us.