This term

Welcome back! I hope you have had a wonderful Christmas and New Year break and are ready for an exciting term of learning. I can’t wait to get started!

During the Spring Term, out topic theme is rainforests. This will link to our English work on story writing, persuasive writing, instructional writing and information text. Science will focus on plants through a series of experiments to enhance their investigative skills, and children will group and classify living things and their habitats. Geography will focus on locating countries of the world and identifying physical and human geography features of rainforests including climate zones, vegetation belts and types of settlement and land use. We will reflect upon what we know about Jesus and the meaning of Easter in RE. Children will design and prepare their own chocolate product and packaging. French lessons will focus on conversational skills to describe families. Through reading comprehension activities, we will develop inference and deduction skills. 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. 

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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.

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.