Every child matters, every moment counts.
Welcome to Foundation
My name is Marie Butler and this year I am fortunate to be working in a job share with Debbie Marsh. I have been working at Knowle Primary School for fifteen years. With my two children I love exploring on the moors and spend lots of time visiting places outdoors. I am enthusiastic to develop your child’s learning using the outdoor environment and strongly advocate the use of practical tasks and resources. In 2010 I trained and was accredited as a Numbers Count teacher so am keen to develop your child’s early mathematical skills.
My name is Miss Marsh and this will be my twelfth year at Knowle and I have taught many of your children. I will be doing a job share with Mrs Butler – with me working on Thursday and Friday. We live near each other and spend lots of time on the phone or via e mail so we are able to keep in touch and make sure that we both know what the children need. I was an Advanced skills Teacher with a specialism in phonics and the teaching of reading and writing. We are very approachable so please come and see us about your child’s learning. We recognise that you know your children better than we do and value your input.
Miss Natasha Everitt
I recently qualified from Plymouth University and have a specialism in early years education. Prior to that, I worked in various nursery settings and I am passionate about providing children with a positive start to their education. I am very creative and enjoy dancing and baking all of which will prove useful within the early years classroom.
We have a wonderful team that support your child and are a valuable part of the foundation team. These include:
Amanda Axworthy Sharon Corey Donna Page Keira Grehan Jodie Moore Nadene Stoddart
Leah Burch is the school's Inclusion Coordinator she will also be working closely with our Foundation unit.
Read Write Inc
Check out the website below to see how we teach the children in Foundation class Phonics for Reading.
As part of our Story Telling Sessions we have been learning the story Dear Zoo.
Once the children were able to retell the story we got them to change it to Dear Aquarium. We looked at different sea creatures and got them to decide if they would make a suitable pet. As part of the non fiction work we then learnt about 'how to care for a pet.' The children were lucky enough to get visits from lots of different pets including a tortoise, chicken and snake.
This week we have invented our own pet and have been thinking about how we will need to care for it.
We aim to ensure that the learning is fun and exciting for your child during their first year at Knowle Primary School.
Please take a look below at the Learning journey for the previous Foundation class in 2016.17