Killamarsh Infant and Nursery School
“Always looking for the pot of gold”
At Killamarsh Infant and Nursery School we continue to promote the development of an exciting curriculum to meet the needs of our current pupils.
Our Foundation Stage children don their wellies for Wednesday Welly fun and two our staff recently embarked on Forest School training and are developing this within Key Stage 1.
We want our pupils to become lifelong learners and have introduced the Enterprise Project. This uses characters to help children recognise important skills. Our children can be heard talking about “Tom and Tim Teamwork, Freddie Finance, Chloe Creativity, Pippa Positive, Izzy Initiative and Charlie Communicate”.
Where in the world are we?
We value our community and what it can offer us and are trying more and more to use it as a resource with visitors coming in and our pupils going out.
We value our sharing of life experiences from parents and grandparents who regularly join us on Work Shadowing Days and Reading Mornings.
We recognise the importance of encouraging our children to think of others and have supported local charities – The New Hope Food Bank Appeal, National charities – Race for Life, Red Nose Day, British Hears Foundation, Samaritans Purse Shoebox and sponsorship of a child in Romania.
We believe that we live up to our school motto “Always looking for the pot of gold”.
The Present and the Past
Our school is 135 years old this year – 14th June 2015. A new school was opened on Monday 14th June 1880 by Alice Dilks – certificated mistress assisted by May I Green – candidate pupil teacher. 65 children were admitted on that day.
The log books relating back to this day are kept in our current Headteachers’ office – the entry for that auspicious day in June 1880 reads:
“ I find the children very ignorant on account of there being no infant school in the village, only a few have any knowledge of letters, so the first year will consist of thorough uphill work. The order is somewhat better but there is a great room for improvement”
The log books make interesting reading and record all the changes that have happened to our school along the way – additional buildings, improvements e.g. our Wild Life Garden etc.
There are pictorial records of the Centenary day 1880 -1980 (100 years) and then in 2005 (125) with many of our current staff.