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Special Events

Enterprise Bake Sale


On Tuesday 21st May children from Y5 held a bake sale.  The children worked in groups to make, sell and advertise their tasty treats and  they are very proud to announce that £143.02 profit was raised.  Thank you for supporting the sale.

 Charity Football Match - Staff v Parents


A recent football match took place on the field with staff from local schools and parents from Morven Park. The score was 5-5 after normal time and the staff won on penalties 4-3 . The match raised £165 which has been donated to Dementia Care. Thank you to everyone that took part.

Jurassic World Themed Dinner


Today we enjoyed a special 'Jurassic World' themed lunch. Children had a choice of an all day breakfast or jacket potato followed by a chocolate chip muffin, ice cream or fresh fruit salad.  The Centre was taken over by dinosaurs as you will see below...  



White Post Farm Visit


We have been very busy in the Foundation Stage and have really enjoyed our 'Tiny Science' theme this half term.  We have been learning about weather, seasons, minibeasts, flowers and different lifecycles. The highlight of the term has definitely been the little visitors we had.  We watched eggs hatch into chicks and learned how to look after the chicks. Some animals from White Post Farm also paid us a visit and we loved stroking them and learning about what they eat.



On Tuesday the girls football team went to a tournament on Sutton Lawn . They drew the first 3 games 0 0 then qualified for the quarter finals which they won 1 0 after a great goal from Aleisha. In the semi finals they drew 1 1 following another goal from Aleisha so it was penalty time. Libby stepped up first and scored straight down the middle followed by 2 fantastic saves from Harriette and another goal from Aleisha.  We won the penalty shoot out 2 0 . After a very close fought final in which the girls battled they unfortunately lost 1 0. A huge well done to Aleisha, Carmella, Carla, Georgia, Gracie, Harriette, Kelsey and Libby. 



Easter Parade


Today we held our annual Easter Parade. The event was opened by the Morven Park Super Singers who performed to a packed house and during the break the Morven Park Dance Club put on a well-polished performance of 'Chantilly Lace'.   The F1 children entertained their parents with a number of songs including 'Chick, Chick, Chicken'.  Children submitted entries in the following categories: Easter hats or masks, Easter cakes or egg transporters, Easter gardens and decorated eggs. Entries were very kindly judged by representatives of Morrisons Supermarket and the local community policing team.  Congratulations to the following children who won in their category:-


F1 Hats - Felicity, William, Brooke, Anna, Luna and Harry

F1 Masks - Katelyn, Oscar, Poppy, Naomi, Cole and Cody

F2 Hats - Evie, Dayton, Ethan, Jace, Sofia and Maisie

F2 Masks - Gracie-Mae, Jacob, Willow, Logan, Ryan and Sandra

Year 1 Hats - Jenson, Alfie and Milly

Year 1 Masks - Tiffany, Cora and Keelan

Year 2 Hats - Reece, Paige and Rowan

Year 2 Masks - Mia, Merci and William

Year 3 Hats - Oliver, Layla and Lilliah

Year 3 Gardens - Cole, Caitlyn and Emily

Year 4 Cakes - Oliver, Corey and Charlotte

Year 4 Egg Transporters - Harrison, Esme and Hayden

Year 5 Gardens - Edie, Braiden and Oliver

Year 5 Decorated Eggs - Eden, Owen and Zeus

Year 6 Cakes - Alice, Kendra and Cody

Year 6 Egg Transporters - Dylan, Coby, Kiel,Taylor


Thank you to everyone who attended and congratulations to our very talented children who made some wonderful Easter creations.

Reading Celebration Assembly


Well done to all the children who received a book in our assembly this morning.

University of Nottingham Family Trip

World Book Day


To celebrate World Book Day each class chose their favourite book to theme their day around and a number of year groups visited Kirkby Library.  Each class was invited to dress their classroom door in the theme of their book. Well done to Classes 5, 11 and 12 whose doors were judged the winners.  Special commendation goes to F1.  

F1 - Each Peach, Pear, Plum.

F1 - Each Peach, Pear, Plum. 1
F1 - Each Peach, Pear, Plum. 2

F2 - A Squash and a Squeeze.

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F2 - A Squash and a Squeeze. 2

Y1 - Rainbow Fish.

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Y1 - Rainbow Fish. 2

Y2 - This Is Not My Hat.

Y2 - This Is Not My Hat. 1
Y2 - This Is Not My Hat. 2

Y3 - The Jolly Postman.

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Y3 - The Jolly Postman. 2

Y4 - Revolting Rhymes.

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Y4 - Revolting Rhymes. 2

Y5 - Alice in Wonderland.

Y5 - Alice in Wonderland. 1
Y5 - Alice in Wonderland. 2

Y6 - The Journey and The Arrival.

Y6 - The Journey and The Arrival. 1
Y6 - The Journey and The Arrival. 2

Flippin' Marvellous Pancake Day


Shrove Tuesday saw some flippin' marvellous pancake races at Morven Park.  Children from F2 - Y6 took part and there was also a parent race!  Thank you to all the parents and family members who came to cheer on the children. 

PTA Valentine Disco


Wow! What a fantastic Valentine Disco we had today! Our wonderful PTA members did an amazing job of decorating the Centre and serving food. The children thoroughly enjoyed the competitions and dancing and were certainly "dressed to impress"! Thank you to Mr Kirby, our resident DJ and to everyone who made the evening such a great success.

St Michael's Residential Visit


On Monday 4th February Miss Burgin and Mrs Bakewell took a group of children on a 5 day residential visit to St Michael's Environmental Education Centre in Hathersage, Derbyshire.  The week was packed full of activities starting with a visit to Matlock Farm Park.  During the week they hiked along Stanage Edge to Robin Hoods Cave, had a pond dipping session and finished the week with a trip to Treak Cliff Cavern.  



Girls Football Team visit Field Mill to watch Mansfield Town v Macclesfield Town

NSPCC Number Day


On Friday 1st February we supported the NSPCC by taking part in Number Day. We had a non-uniform day with children (and staff!) coming to school in clothes which had a number on in exchange for a 50p donation.  A fabulous cake sale was organised for break time with the proceeds going to the NSPCC.   Number Day is a great way to make maths fun and bring about a positive “can-do” attitude towards maths.  The magnificent sum of £229.30 was raised at Morven Park, this will make an enormous difference to children today and help change the lives of children tomorrow - thank you for your support.

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The Wonderful World of Disney


Today we celebrated the Wonderful World of Disney with a special themed lunch. On the menu were fish goujons, jacket potato and a special Mickey Mouse cupcake.   Children were invited to enter a competition to make a mask of their favourite Disney character which they wore during the lunch break.  

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Cyclocross Taster Day


On Friday 11th January, children in Year 6 enjoyed a Cyclocross taster day courtesy of 'Cycle Derby'.  Cyclocross is a form of cycle racing consisting of many laps of a short course featuring pavement, wooded trails, grass, hills and obstacles.  The children really enjoyed the sessions and are looking forward to their trip to the velodrome later in the year.

Christmas Non-Uniform Day


On the last day of term we had a Christmas non-uniform day.  Children were invited to come to school in their Christmas jumpers in return for a donation to the Kirkby Storehouse Food Bank.  An overwhelming number of donations were received which will provided much needed supplies over the Christmas period. Thank you for your support.

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Christmas Dance Show


On Monday 17th December the children from Dance Club performed a festive dance show to parents/carers and family members. They showcased their talents and I am sure you will agree that their performance rivalled those on Strictly Come Dancing.  I am sure the dancers would like to say a huge thank you to Mrs Ward and Miss Ward for their expert tuition.  We hope you enjoy the short clip below...

Rock With You

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Christingle Service


Today, children from Y3 and Y4 visited St Thomas' Church for a Christingle Service.  Each element of a Christingle has a special meaning and helps to tell the Christian story:

  • The orange represents the world
  • The red ribbon symbolises the love and blood of Christ
  • The sweets and dried fruit represent all of God’s creations
  • The lit candle represents Jesus’s light in the world.


Christmas Concert


On Tuesday 11th December our talented singers and musicians performed two Christmas concerts.  During the afternoon residents from the local care homes were invited to join us for an afternoon of musical festivity.  The evening event was attended by parents/carers and family.  We hope you enjoy the following short clips from some of the performances.

Feliz Navidad

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Winter Wonderland

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Reading Assembly


Well done to all the children who received a book in our Reading Assembly today! 

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Fantastic Hathersage!


On Monday 19th November pupils from Y4 travelled to St Michael's Environmental Centre at Hathersage for a week long residential trip.  The following has been written by Luke in Class 7...


I had the best time at Hathersage.  My favourite bit was walking up Stanage Edge where we went in Robin Hoods Cave.  I also liked it when we went to see Padley Gorge with Miss Burgin.  It was great that we got to watch a movie every night and we also played bingo in Little John's Hotel.  I liked it when we went to Treak Cliff Cavern on the way back to school. 

Children in Need


We supported Children in Need with a huge cake sale and non-uniform day and are delighted to report that we raised an impressive £484.40!  Thank you for your generosity and donations of cakes and cookies.

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Poppies Galore


During the October half term we have been asked to make a poppy to commemorate the end of the First World War (100th year Anniversary).  We have used tissue paper, pencils, ribbon and beads.  We have all had a great time making poppies.  You can see a selection of them below.

Written by Abigail and Imogen, Class 11.


Those poppies judged as 'Highly Commended' will be displayed at Kirkby Library along with a selection from our calloboration of schools.  Why not take a look?

Lest we Forget - a minute's silence

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PTA Halloween Disco


A terrifically terrifying time was had by everyone attending the Halloween Disco.  Children had fang-tastic fun dancing and taking part in competitions and there was a spook-tacular performance of 'Thriller' by the children from Dance Club. Thank you to our wonderful PTA members who put in so much hard work decorating the Centre and serving food.   

An invitation to Lunch ...


Today was the turn of the children in Class 1 to invite their parents/carers to join them for lunch. The children really enjoyed sharing their lunch time with their adult and parents commented on how delicious the food was.  

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Dinner with Spiderman!


A very special visitor joined us for dinner today... Spiderman!  The children enjoyed a delicious lunch of Nottinghamshire or quorn sausage with mash potato and Yorkshire pudding followed by a choice of iced sponge, banana custard or fresh fruit.  You will see from the pictures below that the children were captivated by their visitor.



Celebrate reading at our Book Fair


The Book Fair will be arriving in school soon, with hundreds of new children’s books to browse and buy. It will be held in The Centre, starting on Tuesday 9th October until Friday 12th, from 3.30 -4.00.

There are over 200 titles to choose from, with prices starting from £2.99. Don’t forget that every book you buy helps get free books for the school.

An Invitation to Lunch...


School dinners are very popular with the children at Morven Park and during the course of the year we will be inviting parents/carers to come in to share the lunch time dinner service with their child.  Parents/carers of children in Rec 1 and Rec 4 came in on Tuesday 25th September and it was so nice to receive all the positive feedback given on their feedback forms.  One parent said "I really enjoyed having lunch with my son, it was lovely to join him in his environment and see what he's actually doing at lunch time.  The whole experience left me smiling, it was wonderful. Well done to everyone!" another parent said "Very nice food, good portion size, the children enjoyed it".

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Religion and Belief Workshop


On Tuesday 18th September children took part in a Religion and Belief Workshop aimed at promoting equality, respect and non-discrimination. The St Philip's Centre provided a 'marketplace' of faith and belief with their colourful stalls of religious artefacts, cultural foods and items of dress which the children were able to try on.  Take a look below...