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Knowle Primary School Every Child Matters. Every Moment Counts.

House Points
  • Endeavour - 119
  • Courageous - 107
  • Audacious - 91
  • Dauntless - 120
Attendance
  • Foundation 0
    • Tadpoles 96.2%
    • Caterpillars 95.5%
  • Year 1 0
    • Butterflies 95.4%
    • Dragonflies 93.5%
  • Year 2 0
    • Squirrels 92.1%
    • Hedgehogs 97.4%
  • Year 3 0
    • Badgers 96.2%
    • Foxes 94.7%
  • Year 4 0
    • Beavers 96.8%
    • Otters 93.8%
  • Year 5 0
    • Kingfishers 96.6%
    • Woodpeckers 98.2%
  • Year 6 0
    • Kestrels 96.1%
    • Ravens 98.3%
    • Falcons 98.4%
Overall Attendance: 0

Foundation

Every child matters, every moment counts.

Welcome to Foundation

 

Caterpillars Class

Marie Butler

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.

 

Debbie Marsh

 

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.

 

Tadpoles Class

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:

 

Teaching Assistants

Amanda Axworthy Sharon Corey Donna Page Keira Grehan Jodie Moore Nadene Stoddart

 

Inclusion coordinator

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.

 

http://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/resources/sound-pronunciation-guide

 

 

Children in Need

Children in Need 1

The Donkey Sanctuary

The children are learning to read and write simple words. AMAZING

The children are learning to read and write simple words. AMAZING 1
The children are learning to read and write simple words. AMAZING 2
The children are learning to read and write simple words. AMAZING 3
The children are learning to read and write simple words. AMAZING 4

Halloween Mufti

Today we went to the library!! It was super fun, we got to do lots of arts and crafts and one of the librarians read us a great book about bees! Thank you to all the parents who supported us on our trip today.

Some scary children at the Halloween Disco. Thanks to the PTFA for organising it.

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.

This week we have been learning about how to care for a pet.

A Stick Insect

A Stick Insect 1
A Stick Insect 2
A Stick Insect 3

Henrietta the hen

Lola the snake

We had a visit from a pet tortoise.

Rosie goes to sleep for 6 months in the winter.

The Little Princess was wonderful.

We are staying for lunch this week.

The HERALD will be coming in, to school, on Wednesday 20th September at 9:30 to take a photo for the paper. Please let me know if you do not want your child to appear in the photograph.

Our First Week at School

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

New Foundation children 2017.18 came in for Scitots. This was a wonderful experience for both parents and children

We enjoyed learning outside for outdoor classroom day!

We enjoyed learning outside for outdoor classroom day! 1
We enjoyed learning outside for outdoor classroom day! 2
We enjoyed learning outside for outdoor classroom day! 3
We enjoyed learning outside for outdoor classroom day! 4

Someone had been eating foundation's food! The children gathered lots of evidence to find out who it was...

Plan of the new foundation playground

The children have made colour, object and number patterns.

Look at all the different ways that we've shown numbers.

Fairies in our school.

Fairies in our school.  1 We made some houses for them.
Fairies in our school.  2 We thought carefully about what they would like.
Fairies in our school.  3
Fairies in our school.  4

The Postman's Visit

The Postman's Visit 1 He said he walks more than 10 kilometres a day.
The Postman's Visit 2 He has to be careful of dogs in some houses.

Can you count these things?

Can you count these things? 1
Can you count these things? 2
Can you count these things? 3
Can you count these things? 4
Can you count these things? 5
Can you count these things? 6
Can you count these things? 7

We are learning to recognise our numbers to 10

We are learning to recognise our numbers to 10 1
We are learning to recognise our numbers to 10 2
We are learning to recognise our numbers to 10 3

Some of the things we get up to at school.

House Points
  • Endeavour - 119
  • Courageous - 107
  • Audacious - 91
  • Dauntless - 120
Attendance
  • Foundation 0
    • Tadpoles 96.2%
    • Caterpillars 95.5%
  • Year 1 0
    • Butterflies 95.4%
    • Dragonflies 93.5%
  • Year 2 0
    • Squirrels 92.1%
    • Hedgehogs 97.4%
  • Year 3 0
    • Badgers 96.2%
    • Foxes 94.7%
  • Year 4 0
    • Beavers 96.8%
    • Otters 93.8%
  • Year 5 0
    • Kingfishers 96.6%
    • Woodpeckers 98.2%
  • Year 6 0
    • Kestrels 96.1%
    • Ravens 98.3%
    • Falcons 98.4%
Overall Attendance: 0
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