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 have 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.
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
Don't forget that Wednesday is school photographs.
Lucca is going to bring his new kitten to school so please let the class teachers know if your child has an allergy to animals.
A big thank you to Lilly Lewis's parents for buying us some saucepans and watering cans for our new playground. The PTFA have kindly organised a 'pyjama day' to raise money for a shed and some new equipment.
If you have any tin cans or plastic bottles/pots we can find a use for them in the mud kitchen.
Welcome to Foundation.
I expect you have been hearing about someone coming in to our classes and eating all of our cakes! Luckily she has been caught and the police have sent us a picture of the culprit. The children have decided that, if she apologises and agrees not to do it again, she can be released.
PC Callaghan was very pleased with the children's observational skills in tracking down Goldilocks. They managed to collect lots of evidence which he found useful.
The children have really enjoyed working with Argyle. They have been concentrating on balancing.