Class 1 Drama Day

This half term we were lucky enough to be able to kick-start our Great Fire of London learning with a visit from a drama company. We had a wonderful and busy day! First of all we time traveled back to 1666 with a woman called Daisy, who was a maid at Thomas Farriner's bakery! When we arrived in the past, we met a curious man called Samuel Pepys. He was a diarist! But all of a sudden a fire broke out! We made a quick escape back into the future and they both came with us! We had lots of fun. Samuel and Daisy showed us how people would have made fire chains to put the fire out. We had a go at one, but it was hard work and we all got very tired. However we had enough energy left over to do some square dancing! We were very talented at this! We were able to get dressed up in some clothes like the ones the poor people from North London would have worn in 1666. It was a fun packed morning! It got even more exciting in the afternoon, when poor Miss Bennett caught the Plague! A plague doctor had to come and try some of his magical and strange treatments. Thankfully Miss Bennett got much better quickly and we were able to end the day by creating our own Great Fire of London story, which we all had a part in! We had lots of fun and learned SO much!

Class 1 Gymnastics

Class 1 took part in a Gymnastics Festival on Wednesday 15th March at Retford Gymnastics Club. The children thoroughly enjoyed the morning and did various activities including balancing beams, trampettes and floor work. It was an exciting but tiring day!

Cresswell Craggs

On Wednesday 19th October, Class 2 visited Creswell Crags to experience Stone Age life. We explored the caves and considered how the Stone Age people lived. We were impressed with their survival skills, especially with the predators that were around at the same time! We also enjoyed the science workshop about rocks and the children were superb at predicting and testing hardness and permeability of various rocks. It was a very enjoyable day and the children, as ever, were enthusiastic to learn and share their knowledge gained over the half term.

The Year 5 & 6 Tag Rugby team took part in a Tag Rugby tournament as part of the Dukeries family of schools.

Mr Chicken and Mrs Hemsley took the team to the event and were very proud of the great teamwork that the

children displayed.  The children worked hard as a team and played really well.  Six schools played on the day

and Kneesall came third. 


Class 2 visited Brackenhust Outdoor Education Centre on Thursday 15th September. We had a great time working together to complete team challenges, demonstrating our great skills of co-operation. We thoroughly enjoyed completing the orienteering course within the beautiful grounds and The adults were very impressed with our map reading skills.


On Thursday 15th September Class 3 visited Perlethorpe for an orienteering and team building day, with our friends from 3 KANDO. We did a variety of activities throughout the day: den building in the forest, orienteering and lots of team building challenges. It was a fantastic experience and our cooperation and communication skills were exemplary, even the staff at Perlethorpe commented how impressed they were! The children thoroughly enjoyed themselves and it was also very entertaining for the staff!

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On Monday evening, the Dance Club took part in the annual Dance festival at the Dukeries School.  The children worked incredibly hard to practice the dance to the Pirates of the Carribean theme song and performed irt flawlessly to a large audience of family and friends of some of the schools within the Dukeries Famil

The pupils and teachers went with a Hop, Skip and Jump to Retford Gymnastics Centre.  

They took part in a number of activities with other schools and a great time was had by all.

kneesall world book dayAll pupils and teachers from across the school came dressed as characters from their favourite books from Mary Poppins & Willy Wonka to Harry Potter and Horrid Henry.  The children then wrote a book review in the afternoon.

kneesall houses of parliament smAt 4am on Monday 7th March, the very excited pupils of Class 3 (and some bleary eyed parents) met at School for a trip to visit the Houses of Parliament.  

They arrived in London, having eaten a picnic breakfast en-route.  They were given a tour of the House of Commons and the House of Lords.  A workshop followed where the children had to pretend to pass a bill through the different Houses of Parliament.  After lunch, they all got back on the bus and headed home.  

It really was a fantastic trip and one that the children will remember for a very long time. 

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