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.


If you haven’t already done so ~ can you please respond to the email sent out last week regarding the new GDPR Regulations which come into force on 25th May 2018.  We need your permission to retain your email for contact/letter/information purposes. Just reply back on enquiries@kniveton.derbyshire.sch.uk

2nd March 2020


Dear Parents


We appreciate there is a great deal of anxiety around the potential spread of Coronavirus in the UK. The overall risk of Coronavirus to the UK remains moderate. However, we understand that people may be concerned where there are children or staff returning from or visiting China or other areas that are now affected.


We wanted to take this opportunity to reassure parents that we are taking all necessary precautions and closely monitoring the situation. All staff have been briefed on arrangements in place, both within school and precautions to take when travelling. Staff returning from any area will follow the necessary government guidance. All of our staff have been briefed in their duty of care to our colleagues and children, and take the risk of spread incredibly seriously.


There is no reason why your children cannot continue to attend school as normal whilst we continue to monitor the ongoing situation and urge you all to support us by adhering to the government guidance on travel, of which some key links have been provided below.


What we are doing:

  • All staff have been briefed and are fully aware of travel restriction and their duty of care to all of our children.

  • Hand hygiene has been reviewed and enforced in support of the latest government guidance on transmission prevention.

  • Any staff returning from any affected area will be informed of their duty to self-isolate.

  • A daily review of the government guidance will be undertaken by the school and acted upon.


How you can help:

The greatest support that you can offer is by being vigilant and being familiar with the latest government guidance on travel restrictions by following the below link:


The government guidance for education settings contain some practical guidance on preventing spread, which we would like to share with all parents:




Preventing spread of infection


There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19. The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to the virus.


There are general principles anyone can follow to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:

  • washing your hands often- with soap and water, or use alcohol sanitiser if handwashing facilities are not available. This is particularly important after using public transport.

  • covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throwing the tissue in a ban. See Catch it, Bin it, Kill it.

  • people who feel unwell should stay at home and should not attend work or any education or childcare setting.

  • children, staff or visitors should wash their hands:

    • before leaving home

    • on arrival at school

    • after using the toilet

    • after being outside

    • before food preparation

    • before eating any food

    • before leaving school

  • use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available. If you would like to send your child in with their own hand sanitiser then please feel free to do so ~ ensuring that their bottle is named.

  • avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

  • clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

  • avoid contact with people who feel unwell.

  • if you are worried about your symptoms or those of a child or colleague, please call NHS 111. Do not go directly to your GP or other healthcare environment.

We appreciate your support with this.

Many thanks

Lynn Board ~ Headteacher

Coronavirus information

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