This term

During the autumn term, the theme in Class 2 is Awesome Archaeology. We will learn about prehistoric life, from the Stone Age to the Iron Age. Children will identify how Stone Age people survived “Bear Grylls” style, explore what Stonehenge is, and report on the discovery of Skara Brae. We will visit Creswell Crags to explore life in prehistoric times. Art work will be topic linked, and will include sketching, cave drawings and Neolithic clay pots. We will link English lessons to the topic through the text “Stone Age Boy” and then move onto an exciting Roald Dahl topic to inspire our English work. Science will focus on light, and rocks and soils. Children will learn about staying safe online in computing lessons. In French, we will develop our conversation skills. RE lessons will explore celebrations, including Harvest, Diwali, and Christmas. Children will participate in two PE lessons weekly, including outdoor games and dance. In the second half term, our theme is Extreme Earth. We will explore volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis and use this to inspire our art work. Art will focus on using different techniques to create The Great Wave by Hokusai Katsushika.
Throughout the term, we will work on the times tables challenge, where children can work towards quick and accurate recall of times tables to 12x12, in preparation for the National end of year 4 times tables test. Children will also have an on-going focus on accurate spelling and understanding of grammar, in particular on use of powerful vocabulary, sentence structure and punctuation.
It’s going to be another exciting and fun filled term!
  Cresswell Craggs letter 

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Mrs-S-Ilett-Coupe-Head-TeacherWelcome to Kneesall Church of England Primary School! We are a small, rural Church school where every pupil knows how valued they are and all are encouraged to reach their full potential. We provide a secure, yet stimulating learning environment that enables pupils to be inspired and enthused. Our staff lead by example and our Christian ethos is evident in everything we do. We encourage our pupils to care for each other, for their community and for the world in which they live. Their spiritual, moral, cultural and social development is as important to us as their academic attainment.

Kneesall School has served our village for more than 150 years and is an important part of our local community, as well as the wider community. We take an active part in village life through our strong links with our church and the local villages.

Our beautiful school grounds provide plenty of opportunities for environmental studies, structured playtimes, development of expressive arts and areas for reflection. The outdoor equipment and playing field are a real asset to school and pupils are encouraged to develop their physical abilities.

We provide a rich and meaningful curriculum which sets out to educate the ‘whole’ child and creates opportunities for each and every one to experience success.

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