Brackenhurst

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.

Perlethorpe

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. 

The annual Carols by Candlelight was a magical evening held by School and Village Community.  There wasn't a dry eye in chirch as the Foundation Children presented the tableaux.  Villagers read the readings and the children told the Christmas story.  The singing as always was beautiful and a great start to the Christmas festivities.

Since September every child from Foundation to Year 6, by class, have been having swimming lessons on Wednesday afternoons at the Dukeries Academy.  Great fun was had splashing Mrs Hemsley and Mrs Whitchurch and all worked to improve their swimming skills and lifesaving knowledge.  The Key Stage 2 children will be able to show off their skills at the 3KANDO Swimming Gala in the Summer Term.

Kneesall School Choir got into the Christmas spirit by Singing Christmas songs and Carols for the visitors at Center Parcs.  the fairy lights sparkled and visitor cheered and a jolly time was had by all.

On Thursday 21st January a very excited group of children set off from school to take part in the 20th Anniverssay Young Coives Concert held at the Sheffield Motorpoint Arena.  After weeks of practising the words and dance moves, they spent the afternoon in rehearsals with the other schools, ecen Mrs Coupe was able to keep up with the children!  A sea of 5000 childrne sang and danced their hearts out supporting other acts.  The children were able to feel like popstars performing for the htousands of parents in the audience.  What a fantastic experience!!

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