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Kirkburton First @ The Great Yorkshire Show

Our pupils made us proud yet again in Summer when they were invited to the Great Yorkshire Show for the second year to show off their growing skills - children planned, planted, cared for and cultivated a wide range of fruit and veg to be selected as finalists for the annual growbox competition at the Yorkshire Show. Watch the video below to see our pupils interviewed on ITV's Calendar News. 

Class 5 Leavers' Party

Class 5 had a wonderful party to celebrate moving on to Middle School at the end of term - lots and lots of fun! Many thanks to the parents who organised this!

Just take a look at the magnificent creation from our very own Mrs Cormack in the school kitchen - astounding skills to recreate the entire Year 5 classroom... complete with each adult and child! 

Sports Day

Not even the rain could stop play this term - we held our Sports Day on the front playground (the field was a little too soggy!) All of the children were an absolute credit to school and gave it their all throughout the afternoon. We would also like to take the opportunity to thank Mrs Hughes and the sports leaders from Kirkburton Middle School for organising such fun activities and keeping us busy!

Teddy Bear's Picnic Lunch

We had a wonderful 'Teddy Bear's Picnic' theme day earlier this year. We were able to bring our own teddies and were lucky enough with the weather to be able to sit outside on the field. Thank you to Mrs Cormack and Mrs Borland for all their hard work making lots of picnics!

Off by Heart Poetry Competition

We had another fantastic 'Off by Heart' poetry competition this year - every child in school learned a poem and had a class final to choose just three finalists for the whole school final. We invited three expert judges - Kirklees Mayor Cllr. Gwen Lowe, local author Sarah Morrell and Mrs Sheard. The judges had the hardest job in the world choosing the winners as all of the performances were outstanding! We are pleased to announce that Alfie in Year 2 was chosen as the overall winner - WELL DONE ALFIE!

Class Three's Coffee Morning

Class Three organised a Coffee Morning for parents and visitors recently in order to raise money for their trip to the Countryside Day at the Yorkshire Showground. As you can see from the pictures below, the event was well attended and raised £270 at that event alone. 

Mighty Zulu Nation Theatre Company

Pupils, Parents and Staff of Kirkburton CE (VA) First School were treated to a day of Zulu culture on Wednesday 23rd May – The Mighty Zulu Nation Theatre Company visited school and spent the day teaching children about their culture and traditions.

Children were wowed by a lively – and loud – performance by the group as an exciting way to start the day. We were shown a variety of songs and traditional dances incorporating some impressive athletic moves! Children were taught how to say ‘Sawubona’ (hello) and ‘Yebo’ (I’m great!).Children then took part in a number of different workshops – Key Stage Two learned an energetic dance, Year 2 used African djembe drums to create amazing music then Reception and Year One donned their wellies and boots to perform a traditional ‘Gumboot’ dance. Parents were treated to a showcase of the children’s work at the end of the school day. The day was supported by school funds and our fabulous PTA at no cost to the children.

The local community was then invited to an evening performance where we witnessed the Mighty Zulu Nation Company at their very best. Singing, dancing and laughter filled the school hall for nearly 90 minutes of energy, music and enjoyment – children, parents and staff even joined an impromptu performance! The sound of cheers lifted the roof! Everyone who bought a ticket to the evening showcase thoroughly enjoyed their evening – many asking when we would be rebooking the group!

HD8 Voices and Our School Choir

Click the link HERE to see the details of this outstanding event!


Year 4/5 Visit to Huddersfield Town Hall

Class 4 and 5 were given the opportunity to visit the Mayor of Kirklees at Huddersfield Town Hall in January. Navigate the 'Our Classes' link to find out more!


Carol Concert/Pupil of the Term

Some of our Year 2 children taking a closer look at the beautiful Nativity scene at All Hallows Church, Kirkburton before our Christmas Carol Concert and Pupil of the Term Assembly. 

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