This term

Welcome back!

I hope you have had a wonderful Easter break and are ready for an exciting term of learning. We have an exciting Summer term planned, including our residential trip to Derbyshire.

During the Summer Term, out topic theme is Robots. This will link to our Science topics on electricity and forces and also DT, where children will create their own junk robot. In art, children will critique the work of Eric Joyner, and create their own art in his style along with digital art robots. In computing, we will learn programming skills using Scratch. In English, we will invent a poetry machine to help us write our own robot poems, and design, describe and explain how to build a new robot – using Wallace and Gromit’s cracking contraptions to inspire us. 

Using our residential trip to Derbyshire as inspiration, we will develop geographical skills by locating UK cities and counties, and reading maps and grid references.

In RE, we will reflect upon Christian prayer, and learn about Hinduism and the Hindu Mandir. PE will include athletics and striking and fielding games. French lessons will focus on conversational skills to describe objects and people, clothes and our likes and dislikes. Through whole class reading and reading comprehension activities, inference and deduction skills will be developed. Children will continue to develop their vocabulary, understanding of grammar and accuracy when spelling, including words on the National Curriculum year 3/ 4 spelling list.

Maths lessons will follow the National Curriculum, and will include teaching of place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, measurements, geometry and statistics. There will be an emphasis on problem solving and accuracy of calculations to ensure children become Maths Masters in each area. Support in helping children quickly recall times tables and number facts is very welcome. By the end of Year 3, children should be able to quickly and accurately recall the multiplication and division facts for the 3, 4 and 8 times tables (having learnt the 2, 5 and 10 in Year 2), and up to 12 times tables by the end of year 4. In June 2019, Year 4 children will complete the Multiplication Tables Check to test tables 12 x12.

Thank you for your ongoing support.

 

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Welcome

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.

We know how important it is to have strong links between home and school in order for good learning partnerships to be forged and we greatly value these partnerships.

We would love you to come and visit us so that you can find out more about our school, our values and the special place that is Kneesall C of E Primary School.  All of our information is on the website but if you would prefer paper copies they are available from the Office.