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Knowle Primary School Every Child Matters. Every Moment Counts.

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    • Caterpillars
  • Year 1 0
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  • Year 2 0
    • Squirrels
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  • Year 3 0
    • Badgers
    • Foxes
  • Year 4 0
    • Beavers
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  • Year 5 0
    • Kingfishers
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  • Year 6 0
    • Kestrels
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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 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:

 

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

 

 

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

We are making the most of the sun, by doing some gardening in our outdoor area.

We are making the most of the sun, by doing some gardening in our outdoor area. 1
We are making the most of the sun, by doing some gardening in our outdoor area. 2
We are making the most of the sun, by doing some gardening in our outdoor area. 3

We watched the Nursery release their butterflies!

We watched the Nursery release their butterflies! 1
We watched the Nursery release their butterflies! 2

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

Walt gave us some vegetables to make stew.

Chicks hatching

Still image for this video
This has been put on high speed. It took a lot longer than this to hatch out of the shell.

Look how they have grown!

Look how they have grown! 1
Look how they have grown! 2

Today 2 chicks hatched.

Today 2 chicks hatched. 1
Today 2 chicks hatched. 2

We are hoping to hatch some chickens

Miss Marsh found some snails in her garden.

We had a visit from some kittens. Adorable!

Pyjama Day - A big thank you

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. 

 

We have been working in our team groups today. See if your child knows what colour team they are in.

Wow! We were all very impressed with the eggtastic effort and creativity that everyone showed when decorating their eggs. Thank-you so much and we all wish you a happy Easter

Thank-you all for coming to our assembly. It was lovely to see so many parents supporting their children during our Easter egg hunt. The children were confident and were fantastic at sharing their learning with you.

Thank you National Lottery for our amazing playground.

The Danceathon for Red Nose Day

The children had fun celebrating Mrs Butler's and Tallen's birthday today.

The children had fun celebrating Mrs Butler's and Tallen's birthday today. 1

We have been very excited this week to see our playground development progressing. The children are enjoying watching the builders dig and use their tools.

Plan of the new foundation playground

This term we have been developing our learning during forest school sessions.

We've all loved making and eating pancakes today. Thank-you to our wonderful cook Walt for showing us how to cook them.

We have started to learn the story of The Three Little Pigs. The children wanted to make their own homes using the bricks.

The children have made colour, object and number patterns.

The children enjoyed the pantomine of Cinderella.

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

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.

          

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

Parent lunches were a huge success. Our thanks to Walt and all the kitchen staff.

Storytelling with Chris Smith

Storytelling with Chris Smith 1 We listened to the story of the Jub Jub bird.
Storytelling with Chris Smith 2 After we retold the story using actions.

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year 1 We learnt how to say 'Hello' in Chinese.
Chinese New Year 2 We learnt a dance about the monster.

The Christmas Fair was a great success.

Christmas lunch - delicious

Our visit to the library.

Our visit to the library. 1
Our visit to the library. 2

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

Stripes and spots for Children in Need

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

Making Gruffalo Crumble

Making Gruffalo Crumble 1
Making Gruffalo Crumble 2
Making Gruffalo Crumble 3
Making Gruffalo Crumble 4
Making Gruffalo Crumble 5

Some of the things we get up to at school.

The children have really enjoyed working with Argyle. They have been concentrating on balancing.

 

Events to help transition to school this year...

15th June - Sci-tots morning with Stepping Stones Pre-School

What a fantastic morning we had for Sci-tots Science morning - Thank you to all the parents for an amazing turn out - Parents said-

" I enjoyed seeing loads of parents here and watching the kids play"                                 

"Everything was enjoyable, my child especially liked the jelly stones and gloop - I would definitely come in the future"

"We loved the clay making and our morning together"

"It was great to see my child in this environment, seeing him use his imagination"

Celebrating British values - we learnt about the rule of law through role play activities, writing police reports, doing fingerprinting activities and having a visit from real policemen

House Points
  • Endeavour -
  • Courageous -
  • Audacious -
  • Dauntless -
Attendance
  • Foundation 0
    • Tadpoles
    • Caterpillars
  • Year 1 0
    • Butterflies
    • Dragonflies
  • Year 2 0
    • Squirrels
    • Hedgehogs
  • Year 3 0
    • Badgers
    • Foxes
  • Year 4 0
    • Beavers
    • Otters
  • Year 5 0
    • Kingfishers
    • Woodpeckers
  • Year 6 0
    • Kestrels
    • Ravens
    • Falcons
Overall Attendance: 0
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