On the 13th November 2019, some of our KS2 children attended an athletics event at MAP. Mr Bemister and Miss Kane were really impressed with the talent, perseverance and teamwork on show. Some of the children won their individual races but unfortunately this wasn't enough to finish in the top two. We are incredibly proud of the children's efforts! Below is a picture of the children, a spreadsheet showing the results and a write up from the PSSP.
Our next indoor athletics event was held at Marine Academy on the 12th November, we had 3 teams enter this event and these teams were Marine Academy Primary, Victoria Road and Knowle Primary.
As soon as the events all started you could see that it was going to be a very competitive competition, all participants were shouting and cheering on their teams from start to finish.
Once again it was a very close competition, things were starting to heat up on the speed bounce with a number of participants getting very high scores and attempting to gain more points for there teams.
At the end of the competition it was MAP who came out on top with a score of 82 points followed closely by Victoria Road with a score of 72 points and followed closely again by Knowle with a score of 62 points it was a very close event!
Thank you to all schools and participants who took part and a big thank you to the Marjon students and the Sports Leaders from MAP.
Thank you to Marine Academy for hosting the event!
On Thursday 17th October, our children competed in another cross country event! This time, it was the Level 2 competition at Staddiscombe playing fields. Yet again, the children showed brilliant courage, stamina and determination. We had some children finish in the top 20 which is an incredible achievement! Below are the results and a write up from the PSSP for the event.
34 Schools competed in our annual Level 2 Cross Country event yesterday. The schools were split into Minor and Major teams and ran in their year group/ category.
The weather held off for all the races with a little shower during the results presentation. Every runner did fantastically, trying their best and saving a bit of energy towards the end for some sprint finishes.
It was lovely to see the amount of support and cheering from their team mates when they saw them running around the corner for the last leg of the course.
A big thank you to all our leaders from PHSG and a huge well done to all our winners for each category. 1st and 2nd place for each race will advance to the DWSG on the 18th March, with 3rd and 4th place winners advancing to the 'Festival race' at the DWSG on the same day.
On Wednesday 2nd October, 12 of our KS2 children went to Coombe Dean for the Cross Country warm up event. We were lucky to experience some sunshine for this event! Mr Young and Mr Greenslade were incredibly proud of all of the children as they gave it their all. Every race had approximately 100 children in and some of our children finished in the top 30 so they should be proud of themselves. Below is a write up from the PSSP, a document showing the results and a couple of photos of our children racing!
Our second Cross country warm up saw 18 teams race in our longest course to gain vital points for their team. Every runner did incredibly well to complete the course with some fantastic sprint finishes.
The atmosphere was incredible and it was lovely to see the support of teammates when they saw their friend run through the gate towards the last lap of the course.
A huge well done to all our top three runners to cross the line and a big thank you to the leaders from Coombe Dean for all your support with the course.
On Wednesday 19th September, six of our children represented Knowle Primary at a football event at Goals. The children showed excellent teamwork and determination skills and as a result, they came 2nd out of 10 teams! One of the children said 'I hope we get to play as a team again, we were great!'. Callum was given a medal for special recognition as he stood out for encouraging not just his own team, but children from other teams. Well done Callum!
Below is a write up from the PSSP.
What a fantastic start to this years’ program of Primary Inclusive Football. 10 teams came along to Goals this morning to take part in our friendly, round-robin event.
Teams from Widey Court, Marine Academy Primary, Prince Rock, St. Budeaux Foundation, Mary Dean’s, Montpelier, Yealmpstone Farm, Compton, Knowle and Cann Bridge all came along to take part in our Football festival that celebrates Respect, Determination and Self Belief.
This event is not only an opportunity to represent their schools and compete but we also use it as an opportunity to celebrate all of those outstanding sportsmanship qualities. In this competition, 5 points are allocated for a win, 3 points for a draw and 1 point for a loss. Everyone who takes part receives a certificate but we also award a very special medal to an individual on every team; this unenviable task of selecting just one player falls to the teachers from each school – they are looking for some outstanding displays of sportsmanship, respect or determination. Well done if you were the lucky recipient today – you must have done something extra special to really impress your teacher!
We were incredibly lucky to have some fantastic young leaders from Devonport High School for Girls – they did a brilliant job of refereeing/keeping scores and collating all of the results – thank you all so much – this event ran so smoothly thanks to all your hard work.
At the end of the event, the scores were tallied, and the winners announced… Congratulations to Widey Court, who were our overall winners today and to Knowle Primary who were a very close second. Some of the matches today were so close that we needed to look back over the number of goals scored to be able to collate the final results. Full table of results below.
Well done to all of the teams today – you all played brilliantly, and I hope that you all enjoyed the event as much as we did.
Year 3 and 4 classes played each other at Rounders. It was very competitive with all children displaying great batting and fielding skills.
Children participated in various field and track activities to showcase their Sports skills during our KS2 Sports Day. Everyone performed well with Green team winning the trophy.
Some of our older children who do not normally play competitive matches had the opportunity to compete in the Inclusion Football Tournament at Goals. They performed extremely well against other Plymouth Schools and finished in 3rd place.
Our Young Leaders and Bronze Ambassadors have helped organise games for our younger children this year and did a great job leading KS1 Sports Day activities.
Children enjoyed participating in KS1 Sports Day activities. Everyone involved had lots of fun with Red team eventually winning the trophy.
Beam House Day 3
Beam House Day 2
Beam House Year 6 Residential
We took our A and B Tag-Rugby team to play in a tournament against local schools at MAP.
Children in Year 5 and 6 have enjoyed participating in Yoga activities. Children in Year 3 and 4 enjoyed having a local dance specialist to perform a Street Dance.
The children in Year 3 and 4 received netball coaching over a series of weeks from a PSSP PE teacher. They used their skills when participating in competition matches against other classes in their year group.
Children from Years 3 and 4 attended an Alternative Sports event. They had a great time playing Frisbee Golf.
Children from Year 6 played in a C Team Football Tournament against other LAT schools.
Mount Batten completed Outdoor Adventurous Activities to children throughout the school for a two week period. The children learnt the skills of team work, communication and many more.
Knowle hosted the second round of the cross-country competition on a wet and soggy evening. Well done to Dantay for coming in first place! All children beat their previous best positions.
We had children from Year 4 to Year 6 representing the school in the first round of the cross-country. We had children finishing in high positions to help the team.
Some of our Year 6's completed their Young Leaders Bronze Ambassadors training at the Life Centre. They look forward to using their skills back in school. The ambassadors and others have also completed 'Personal best' training.
KS1 Sports Day was a great success.
KS2 Sports Day went ahead in the sunshine!
Our Young Leaders were very helpful in supporting our younger children at their KS1 Sports Day.
The Year 5 children had an amazing day Abseiling and Coastal Traversing at the Mountbatten Centre.
The Boys A football team played very well against a very competitive Chaddlewood side in the Plymouth FA schools cup. Unfortunately the the match ended in defeat and the amazing cup run has finally ended.
We took a team to Brickfields to compete in the PSSP Quadkids Athletics Competition against other Plymouth Schools. The children enjoyed participating in both track and field events.
Year 5 and 6 children have completed their Play Leader Training and are ready to try out the ideas and games with our younger children.
School clubs have been well received this year. Go Active have offered a range of alternative sports such as Archery and Street Surfing in addition to the traditional sporting activities. Football and Gymnastics clubs continue to expand and new clubs such as Lego and Comic club prove to be very popular.
Children throughout the school participated in alternative sports as part of this years Sports Relief. The children either completed archery or street surfing activities. Each class also joined in to contribute towards the 'Billion Step Challenge'.
Year 5 children completed their Bikeability Cycle Training. They mastered how to cycle safely on and off the school site.
The Girls Football team played in the Plymouth Schools Cup against Eggbuckland Vale. It was an entertaining match ending in a close 2-1 defeat. Well done to those involved as it was a pleasing performance on a cold, windy evening.
The Fire Service visit
We loved the Year 2 Fire Visit! Hedgehogs and Squirrels (and Mr Bashford) had a fab time investigating the fire engine and trying on the protective equipment. We learned all about how to stay safe in the event of a fire and were even taught how to ring the emergency services. We used a fire hose to water the trees and nearly soaked Mrs Walters!
We had an amazing time with the donkeys last week. The sanctuary staff told us lots of interesting facts about donkeys and we loved having the chance to get up close and personal with them! The staff were so grateful for the money we had raised and asked to us to extend our thanks to you.
In total we managed to raise £244.65!
Thanks to all who contributed to the cake sale and gave £1.00 on the day.
The school football team won a very tight and competitive Plymouth Schools Cup game against Manor Primary School of Ivybridge to progress through to the next round. Well done!
Year 3 and Year 5 have enjoyed Plymouth Argyle sports sessions. They have participated in Football and Dodgeball activities.
Food is Fun
The Food is Fun team were back again but this time they were working alongside our parents. We had a few great days looking at healthy options and cooked a range of delicious meals. Thanks to those parents who took part, and thanks for all of those tasty treats!
We look forward to running another workshop in January so if you're interested, please speak to either Tania or Mrs Walters in Year 2. It would be great to have you on-board!
Our KS1 classes have had Mr Clift, a specialist Plymouth School Partnership PE teacher, teaching some of their PE lessons.
We participated in the Plymouth School Sport Partnership Cross-Country Competition. In the girls race Charlette came 6th overall and in the boys race Harley claimed 6th place. Well done to all the girls and boys who raced in the rain!
Our Year 5 children represented the school in a Quicksticks Hockey tournament at Marjons. They thoroughly enjoyed using their hockey skills.
We were outstanding at a recent Cross-Country team event at All Saints against local schools. Harley and Charlette finished in 1st place. Well done - it was a great team performance.
The football A team were the winners of the Local Schools Tournament. They were presented with a trophy. Well done!
We were Runners Up in the Plymouth School Sport Partnership Inclusion Football Tournament.
We were Winners and Runners Up in the Orienteering Team Competition held at Riverside Primary.
Our Gymnasts performed in front of audiences at our Gymnastics Festival and Summer Fayre
KS2 Sports Day
Year 6 Primary Stars Project with Plymouth Argyle
Plymouth Quadkids Athletics Competition at Brickfields
Gifted and Talented children try Frisbee Golf at Central Park
Athletics Competition at All Saints
KS1 Sports Day
Our 'A Team' played in the Plymouth FA Bentison Cup at Stoke Damerell
Year 2 Premier League stars with PAFC.
Year 3 and 4 Football Tournament at Goals
Knowle are overall winners of both the Boys and Girls Cross Country competitions. Well done to all that have represented the school over the four races.
Year 2 Reading Workshop
Year 5 Bikeability
Year 1 Balanceability
Knowle come a close second in Swimming Gala
The 'A' Football Team beat St Joseph's 3-2 to go through to next round in the Plymouth School Cup.
Boys win Inclusive Football Tournament on goal difference.
Y5 girls just miss out on semi-finals in Futsal Football Tournament at Marjons.
Y6 Orienteering Team Competition
Meeting the Fire Service!
Y5 receiving training to become Young Leaders
2nd place in our group at Marjons High Five Netball Tournament.
The Christmas Fair was a big success.
Thank you to Walt and his team for a delicious Christmas lunch.
The meal was delicious.
The puddings were amazing.
Everyone enjoyed it.
Walt worked so hard.
What did you get in your cracker?
I'm glad I didn't have to wash the pots!
All the staff helped to serve the meals.
Merry Christmas to one and all.
Knowle Primary football team draw 3 - 3 with Shakespeare Primary in an entertaining match
Charlette and Stephen 1st in Cross Country races at Knowle Primary
Orienteering with Mount Batten. Year 2
Den building with Mount Batten Year 2
Cross Country at All Saints Academy
Year 5 and 6 Activities Week at Mount Batten
End of Term Face Painting - Thanks to Antonina's mummy!