Knowle Primary School Parliament is a unique group of elected children at our school who hold many responsibilities across our school. They are the role models for British values in our school. They hold responsibilities for recognising achievements in our school and have several weekly awards which they present in our school assemblies. They are all expert public speakers, often addressing our whole school and visiting parents. The parliament members meet once every half term to debate proposals put forward by children in the school. Once these proposals have been debated, they can then be voted upon, with a hope that they become motions which will help to make our school even better.
The 14 members of Knowle Primary's school parliament were lucky enough to visit 'real' parliament in London. The fab fourteen visited the Houses of Parliament in a two day whistle-stop tour of the city.
At the Houses, they visited the House of Lords and the House of Commons, saw an Emily Pankhurst exhibition and learnt about the history of democracy in Great Britain.
As well at the Houses of Parliament, they took in amazing sights such as Big Ben, Buckingham Palace and Picadilly Circus. They enjoyed a lovely meal in an extremely busy Oxford Circus environment and even got to stay in a hostel.
It was a wonderful experience for our children and something which we hope future children of Knowle also get to enjoy.
It has been a windy and rainy week in our Autumn term and it has been very exciting for Yr3 and 4 as they are learning about the Romans. They have been doing Music every Wednesday based on stories (the Awongalema Tree) and make believe, plus they have really enjoyed themselves making the Roman shields!
The yr5 and 6 are really happy because they are learning what prime numbers are and how to remember them. One Year 6 came up with a nice way to remember it: the I in prime means one and itself and composite is like compost made of all different things! We all think it’s a great way to think of it! Also the year 5/6’s have been writing there own stories about World War 2 and what happened during that time. Everyone has been doing really well in all types of lessons.
All parliament have been working hard the past month to get used to their jobs and how they do it all! Everyone is giving parliament lots of support!
There has been a couple accidents on our school playground recently. We are letting the parliament go to a London trip for a whole night stay they get to stay in a dorm, with there own genders girls with girls and guys with guys!
Please enjoy the rest of the month and get ready for those trick or treaters they will be here very fast and you might dress up!
Quaid George (Deputy Prime Minister), Violet Loram-Martin (Speaker of the House) and Izzy Babbage (Minister for English) took part in the latest Plymouth City Youth Council meeting at Plymouth City's Council Chambers this week.
The children listened to an inspirational speech by outgoing Plymouth Argyle FC Chairman Mr James Brent before hearing the impact of the previous CYC meeting regarding plastic use in the city.
The children then heard from several speakers, including a representative from the Royal British Legion, who discussed hardships faced by children growing up in service families.
After this, the children were able to take part in a debate and hustings regarding the issues surrounding service families.
The children gave a very good account of themselves. They spoke confidently in front of the whole council, discussed issues with intelligence and looked very smart in their blazers!
|Oracy Champion||Violet (Speaker of the House)||Each class teacher nominates their champion for oracy each week. This is the child in their class who has been superb and speaking and using sentence stems. Violet chooses a winner from these.|
|Healthy Class Award||Poppy (Minister for Health)||Each week, Poppy delivers a tally chart to the classes to count up how many children have a healthy snack each day. At the end of the week, Poppy awards the class who have had the most healthy snacks.|
|House Points Champions||Charlie (Minister for Maths)||Charlie and his team count up the house points received for each house in every class across the school. Each week, he then awards the house who have gained the most house points.|
|Reading Champion||Tia (Minister for Reading)||Tia receives the number of words read (using our AR Reading system) for all of the children across our school. She then chooses a reading champion for the week.|
|Golden Coathanger Award||Victoria (Minister for the Environment)||Victoria and her environment team inspect each class to see how clean and tidy they are. They choose the tidiest classroom and cloakroom to be the receivers of the Golden Coathanger Award.|
|Maths Ninja Award||Charlie (Minister for Maths)||Charlie and Miss Harcourt collect the names of the children who have made the most progress in Maths in our Times Tables Trek. An award every half term is given to the child who has flown the furthest!|
|Attendance Award||Anna (Minister for Attendance)||Anna receives the attendance figures for all of the classes in school. She then awards the class who have the best attendance across the school. The certificate is then displayed on the classroom door.|