Mrs Goucher’s Class visit to Kiveton Community Woodland 16.10.18

KPI classes really love the Forest School learning over at Kiveton Community Woodland. This KS1 class had a visit this week and had a fabulous time mud painting a scene from a book, hunting for minibeasts, making animals with clay and designing transient art using things found in the woodland.

Wales Parish Church Harvest Appeal 2018

We had an amazing response from KPI families for the Harvest Appeal last week. See below for a message from Reverend Gary Schofield
Thank you for your generous donations towards the Cathedral Archer Project. Many homeless will benefit from your kindness. On behalf of them thank you so much.
Harvest photo wales church

WW1 Centenary Commemoration November 2018

Everyone here at KPI are very excited to be involved in the community plans for the Centenary Commemoration of World War 1. Kiveton and Wales have been busy making poppies to create displays over four memorials throughout the two villages. Over the weekend of 10th-11th November 2018 there will be special services held at both Wales Methodist Chapel and Wales Parish Church along with the Remembrance Day Parade on Sunday 11th November.

The weekend will finish with a special lighting of the beacon service on Sunday 11th November that will be held simultaneously throughout the country.

There will be poppy art work from the children at KPI on display at Wales Church and a special quiz has been designed for children and families to take part in over the Remembrance Weekend. Please share the information on this post to spread the word to as many people as possible.


World Book Day March 2018

Thank you to everyone who took part in dressing up for World Book Day and also to all the parents who were able to stay and share books in class with us. We had some amazing costumes! Here are a small selection of the characters we had this year




Kiveton Park Nursery, based at Kiveton Park Infant School, is holding an Open Evening. Come to see our amazing Early Years provision and meet the staff working in our Foundation Stage.

From September 2018 KPI Nursery, at Kiveton Park Infant School, is looking to offer term time places to any child from the day after their 3rd birthday. If this is something that you’d be interested in, please come to our Opening Evening on Wednesday 21st March or call school today on 01909 770303 to talk to a member of staff about the options for funding or costs. All you’ll need is your child’s birth certificate and some general information about your household income and we will be able to advise you of when your child could start and any funding you might be eligible for.

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Easter 2018

As part of our Easter celebrations KPI will be running an Easter competition. Children are invited to make an Easter bonnet, basket or decorated egg to bring to school on Friday 23rd March. There will be prizes for each category.


Sport Relief 2018

Sport Relief Week 2018

As part of our celebrations around Sport Relief children are invited to attend school dressed in sports wear or as their favourite sporting hero on Thursday 22nd March. We are asking for donations of £1 to raise money for Sport Relief. We will have activities taking place throughout the week including martial arts taster sessions and daily fitness challenges.


Rock Painting Thursday 15th March & Friday 16th March

Join the rock painting craze at KPI 🖌️🖌️🖌️ On Thursday and Friday this week we will be offering ‘Paint a Rock’ sessions in school. For 50p your child can paint their own rock design and bring it home to hide. Staff in school will also be joining in with the activity and their rocks will be hidden around the village. Follow our website, Facebook, and Twitter page carefully to get clues for our hiding places 😉 There will be prizes for the first child to find (and bring into school) Mr Krabbendam and Mrs Senior’s rocks 🎉🎉🎉

A Message from The Executive Head

Following a challenging day of unpredictable weather, I wanted to thank those parents that have supported school in the difficult decisions that have had to be made. Where possible all the local schools made the same decision of a phased closure in order to reduce the impact of lots of traffic being on the roads at the same time. The Local Authority expect schools to stay open as much as possible, despite poor weather conditions, and to have only closed fully 50 minutes before the end of a normal school day, I feel we met those expectations. I would also like to thank all the staff who made opening school possible by travelling from as faraway as Doncaster. When making a decision on when to close, I also have to take the staff’s travelling time into account.

Based on the fact we are expecting sub-zero temperatures overnight and throughout the day tomorrow, I have made the decision to postpone World Book Day celebrations until Monday 5th March. This will allow you to wrap your children up warm for school tomorrow.

As we are not due anymore snow, it is my hope that we will be open as usual tomorrow. However, I will assess the situation in the morning and then confirm this via our various communication methods by 7:30am, possibly opting for a later start to enable staff and parents to make their way to school safely in what are likely to be icy conditions.

Kind regards

Mr Krabbendam
Executive Head teacher