Emerging Schools Rugby Festival

A fantastic day at the Emerging Schools Rugby Festival! The team grew in confidence and played well together ensuring no losses throughout the afternoon.

Noah, Theo, Michael, Frankie, Anwar, Luke, Lamin
Mariyam, Latania, Zaraa, Ceryis, Angel

Match Results 1


Theo, Luke, Frankie
Vs Falconhurst 2



Lamin, Anwar

Vs Caroline Haslett


2 Knowles

Lamin, Ceryis

Vs Jubilee Wood


Match Results 2

5 Knowles

Noah, Theo x 2, Frankie, Angel

Vs Falconhurst




Ceryis, Luke, Theo, Anwar

Vs Caroline Haslett 2
6 Knowles
Ceryis, Lamin, Anwar, Michael, Luke, Theo
Vs Jubilee Wood


Players of the Tournament: Theo, Ceryis

MK Springers Challenge Day

It was a real pleasure to watch Zubair, Borys and Leyland enjoying the activities at MK Springers Challenge day.  They listened carefully to the coach’s instructions and waited patiently for their turns.

There were four different challenges, tumble, problem solving, trampoline and circuits.  Zubair listened very carefully to the instructions to jump over the vault and quickly learnt how to do it right. Borys ran so quickly around the circuits, but managed to balance and jump with ease.

On one of the activities they had to take turns to be blindfolded and listen to their partners instructions and trust them to help them move around the room safely. Leyland was particularly helpful with his partner, a girl from another school.

It was so wonderful to see them have a good go at something new, lots of smiles all round!

Year 6 Graduation Photos

Our Year 6 leavers had a great graduation today.


Year 6 Leavers Performance Photos

Well done to our amazing Year 6 children on their leavers performance.

Year 5 & 6 Gymnastics Competition

16 Milton Keynes Schools Competing in 3 different disciplines:

  • Body Management – Anwar, Ibrahim, Keira
  • Floor Routine – Etedal, Remi, Alfie
  • Vault (Straddle on or straddle through) – Whole Team
School Vault Body Management Floor Points Position
Broughton Fields 54.5 28.7 29.1 112.3 1st
Holne Chase 52.2 25.2 25.1 102.5 2nd
Portfields 51.7 22.6 26.5 100.8 3rd
Heronsgate 51.6 22.1 25.8 99.5 4th
Cedars 51.3 23.1 23.6 98 5th
Falconhurst 44 25.8 26.7 96.5 Joint 6th
Bushfield 50 18.7 27.8 96.5
Knowles 50.5 21.1 24.6 96.2 8th
Rickley Park 45.8 24.7 23.4 93.9 9th
Oxley Park 50.4 19.5 23.7 93.6 10th
CTS 44.2 23.1 26.1 93.4 11th
Drayton Park 44 19.6 23.1 86.7 12th
Giles Brook 40.4 25 18.7 84.1 13th
Monkston 40.5 14.9 25.7 81.1 14th
Brooksward 42.5 22.7 15.4 80.6 15th
Great Linford 41.7 15.6 20.7 78 16th
Knowles Rankings 6th place 11th place 9th place    

A fantastic effort by all of the Gymnastics Team at the competition! The team put in several weeks of training prior to the competition with many learning the routine by heart at home; the resulting routines were a pleasure to watch.

The team began with their vault element. This didn’t quite come as easy as we thought after weeks of practise due to a very springy springboard! Our team soon adapted to the difference and were each able to perform 2 vaults to put us in 6th place overall with our vault score. Alfie performed an excellent vault through to add to the team score.

Anwar, Ibrahim and Keira took on a tough body management routine that involved 12 elements including skips, press ups, splits, broad jump and arch to dish rolls. The routine relied on each child having clear control and good core strength. All of them did a fantastic job with Anwar standing out in this category particularly.

Remi, Alfie and Etedal were last up and performed a gymnastics floor routine with 6 elements including handspring, backward roll to straddle, Y balance, double cartwheel/handstand to forward roll and finishing up with bridge or splits. The three clocked up a good score and were able to display areas that they excel in. Etedal particularly performed well in this category resulting in a high personal score.

At the end of the competition Knowles were the only school awarded the School Sports Games medal for Fair-play and Teamwork. A team noted for never giving up and supporting their teammates! Well done team!

Year 5&6 Rounders Festival

Knowles V Cold Harbour 8 – 1/2
Knowles V Langland 3 – 1 1/2
Knowles V Chestnuts 3 – 4 1/2
TEAM: Kamau, Lamin, Remi, Koi, Etedal, Angel, Ibrahim, AB, Alfie, Salman
Overall Position: 2nd place
Player and Top Scorer of the Festival: Salman

An excellent effort from our Festival Team! Great communication when fielding and some powerful hits have taken us through to the Rounder’s Finals in June. The team played well throughout the festival and had really taken on-board everything they have previously learnt despite minimal practise before the event.

We got off to a very impressive start against a less experienced Cold Harbour side. Our fielding was impressive and the team demonstrated fantastic teamwork and decisive choices to hold the school to a low batting score. With strong hitting on display we managed to take 8 rounders from 16 hits to win our first game. Our second match proved much the same, however, our hits weren’t as well thought out and we occasionally rushed into decisions without thinking of the game as a whole. At times we need to remember to play as a team during the batting rounds too!

Our final game against Chestnuts was a closely drawn match with neither time making many mistakes. With both teams holding strong players on 2nd post and deep field neither school were able to score as many as they could. Except a deduction for stepping into the runner’s path our fielding team worked extremely well together and made few errors. Chestnuts were a strong hitting team and that inevitably allowed them to finish just above us in this game.

Both Knowles and Chestnuts will go through to the Rounder’s Final at the Radcliffe School on Wednesday 15th June. The team should remain positive for the finals. We have the ability to do well but must now work on our batting accuracy in order to go further! Well done!
Miss Harrison

Community Afternoon Friday 27th May

The arrangements for our Community Afternoon are as follows:

Please arrive at 2:00pm at Woodlands Hall door to register. If you have children in both KS1 and KS2 please ask for your children to join you in the hall for board games. Tea, coffee, juice and cakes will be available to purchase in the hall, all proceeds to NSPCC. Children whose parents are unable to attend will be allowed to go to the hall to purchase juice and cakes so please send them in with a small amount of money on Friday.

We look forward to seeing you.

Park Smart Project Launch

Look out for our Park Smart project aimed at making all of us safer in and around our school that has been Launched today!

Nigel Spencer from the MK Council visited us today and launched our new Park Smart project in school. The aim is to make the parking and driving on our school premises and in the streets around our school, safer for all of us, especially the children. All children will have a leaflet to take home with them and we have a couple of banners to put up around school to remind us to be safe.

We will be recruiting 6 Junior Road Safety Officers from our Year 4s and 5s to work with two mentors, Ms Weight and Ms Richards. Nigel Spencer will come and advise us on activities the JSROs can lead to raise safety awareness.

We know that parking and movement around school can be a big problem at the beginning and end of the day, so we want to work with our community and the Council to make it safer.

We hope you will all join us to improve our use of the spaces and roads around us and to encourage your children to be traffic aware and good drivers when they eventually get behind the wheel!

Music Concert

The following clubs took part in our Music Concert
The Acapella Club, Violin Club, Brass Club, Guitar Club and The Knowles School Choir.  There was also a performance by Year 4 of their Anti-Bullying Rap.

The children really rose to the occasion and we were really proud of them!

Cathi Smith (Head of Music)