Welcome back everyone to the new term and 2020. We are especially pleased to welcome all our new children to our Kniveton family.
We are very excited about the activities we have arranged for your children this term. The sponsorship money that you all raised in October is enabling us to organise some amazing enrichment days/sessions for your children. We have/are booking clay sculpture days, History days when we have people in to bring History alive, music and drumming workshops and the hatching of chicken eggs and butterflies. Some of these events have yet to be confirmed re the dates so I will keep you informed as they are sorted. You are very welcome to join us in school for any of these activities.
A big thank you must go to you all again for supporting us in our sponsored walk as, without these extra funds, we would not be able to provide these wonderful experiences for your children.
Monday 13th January Clay Rooms in all morning to work with each class.
Thursday 16th January Swimming starts again for Classes 2 and 3.
Tuesday 21st January Four Year 5 pupils attend Change for Life training in Ashbourne.
(These pupils have had a separate letter)
Friday 24th January History day for the whole day. More details to follow.
Thursday 30th January Y5/6 Basketball competition after school at Anthony Gell, 15:30-17:15. Team to be informed.
Monday 10th February+ 19th February Reception and Y6 height and weight measurements by the School Health team.
Monday 10th February Derbyshire fire Service in to do a session with Classes 1 and 3.
BREAK FOR HALF TERM FRIDAY 21ST FEBRUARY. RETURN TO SCHOOL MONDAY MARCH 2nd.
Monday 2nd March Year 5/6 Pentathlon at Highfields upper site.
Friday 20th March Years 5 and 5 attend Legally Blonde production at QEGS. ( More details nearer the time)
Thursday 26th March Parents’ evening for Classes 2+3.
Friday 27th March Parents’ evening for Class 1.( More details nearer the time)
Friday 3rd April BREAK FOR EASTER. Easter decorated egg competition and egg hunt on the field. 2pm.
On Friday 28th February, Kniveton took part in a County initiative to try to get all children more active, both in and out of lessons.
It has been widely proven that making children more active, both during and between lessons, helps them to concentrate and to make better progress in class.
During the morning the children took part in active starters to their literacy or maths lessons, which were great fun. Class 3 took part in a place value/BODMAS race in teams, whilst classes one and two developed “Punctuation Poses”.
At lunch time one of our change for life leaders assisted our lunchtime TA in running active games for Key Stage one, whilst other children were active on our play equipment and taking part in other games led by our dinner supervisors.
At the beginning of the afternoon, during our Merit Assembly, the whole school took part in a mascot warm up, led by the Derbyshire Sports Partnership Mascots, from the Interactive
Half way through the afternoon, to wake everyone up and make us more alert, we went out to the playground to do our daily running challenge, but in addition to this we added a skipping challenge which all children took part in to improve their skipping skills, so that they can use skipping to improve their fitness.
‘Open the Book’
We have some lovely people from the local villages that come into School once a fortnight (Monday 2.30~3.15pm) to tell Bible stories to the children and they are looking for new recruits to help them.It would be lovely if any parents would like to offer their help.Please see June Lomas or Cheryl for any further information.
Hulland Ward ‘Messy Church’
This runs every other month on a Saturday afternoon 3.30-5.30pm at Millennium Hall, Dog Lane, Hulland Ward ~ next to the Church. Details can be found on the church website.
All welcome to go along.
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