Busy Summer Of Sport

Sport at Knowles had a busy Summer with plenty of activities and exciting events to keep the kids busy.  Alongside our Annual Sports Days the children participated in National School Sports Week during June and raised over £400 towards the British Heart Foundation.

Outside specialists from Archery and Brazilian Football came in to give the kids a taste of their different sporting areas whilst we held another School Dodgeball Tournament with the winners being crowned from Sycamore Class for the second year running!

To top off a successful sporting summer our football team finished their season in style by attending the Milton Keynes Schools Summer Tournament at the Milton Keynes Dons Stadium, arriving dramatically in a double decker bus which caused much excitement. The team fought hard to get through their group and qualify for the quarter finals, however after a tough game they didn’t quite manage to get any further!

Our Korfball team also completed their fantastic year by finishing 2nd in the Milton Keynes Summer Cup being beaten in the end by Chestnuts who won on overall goal difference!

An excellent year for Sport – may our success continue this year!


Year Two Library Visit

This week our Year Two children visited our Local Library.

The children enjoyed a talk about the library and then spent time sharing books with each other.

We hope this encourages all our Year Two children to read at home with family members.


A massive thank you to everyone who took the time to come and support their  children in sports day this year. We hope you enjoyed cheering them on as much as they did taking part.

Please take a moment to view some photos of the events.

Foundation & Key Stage 1

Year 3 & 4

Year 5 & 6

Sports Day & Sports Week

National School Sport Week is between 20th-24th June. We have a host of activities arranged for the week including Sports Day!  Our sports days are being held on the following days:

  • Foundation – The morning of Tuesday 21st June
  • Year 1 & 2 – The afternoon of Tuesday 21st June
  • Year 3 & 4 – The morning of Friday 24th June
  • Year  5 & 6 – The afternoon of Friday 24th June

We are also having a whole school mufti day on Thursday 23rd June.  Children can dress up as their favourite sports star/athlete etc. £1 entry will go towards defibrillators in the local area.

We look forward to your support.

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.

Korfball Easter Cup Winners!

Overall Position: 1st out of 8 teams.

Winners of the Korfball Easter Cup 2 years running!!

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An absolutely fantastic performance by our Year 6 Korfball Team!

The team really took on board all of the advice and guidance given to them after the Korfball League earlier this year and have stepped up their game fantastically. They displayed grit and determination and were able to improve the accuracy of their shooting to score some very impressive goals!

After a disappointing draw from their first game the team listened carefully and worked hard to improve. Fantastic defending allowed the ball to move swiftly back into our attacking side which enabled the team to dominate many of their matches. With only 3 goals conceded in their final match throughout the tournament the team have performed excellently. Excellent defensive skill by all players, particularly Jarred, Remi and Etedal and some fantastic shots from Malachi, Ibrahim and Alfie up front and invaluable teamwork skill and support from Cerys, Iris, Adam and Abubukar showed the team at their best.

The team were awarded their medals and Winner’s Cup by Gail Emms, MBE (Olympic Badminton Silver Medallist).

Thank you to the parents who came to support – we look forward to seeing you again during the Summer Korfball Cup on July 14th (we finished 3rd last year so will be looking for another successful performance again)

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)

Year 2 Visit Dobbies

As part of Year Twos topic “The Scented Garden” we took a walk down to Dobbies to take part in their Community Development days. Each class were lucky enough to take part in some lovely activities.  We learnt how to sow a seed and what it needs to grow.  We also learnt about superfoods and used some of these to make our very own fruit kebab.


The visit also included a walk around the garden centre to see all the beautiful plants.  We finished our visit with a short play on the play area.  We received many comments from members of the public about how polite they were, the children were a credit to our school.

Did you know once a month Dobbies runs a ‘ Little Seedlings club’? Here’s some more information https://www.dobbies.com/whats-on/upcoming-events/

Sport Relief 2016

Last year over 3,600,000 children participated in Sport Relief, with sponsored runs, sporty nonuniform days and other fundraising events. At Knowles we are ready to join in the fun this year while raising money for a great cause!

‘Sport Relief is when the great British public get active and have fun to help change lives. Sport Relief is brought to you by Comic Relief which, since 1985, has helped countless people thanks to the amazing generosity and fundraising brilliance of the British public. Of all the money raised by the public through Sport Relief, 50% is used to make a difference, right here at home, in the UK. The other 50% goes towards transforming lives across the world’s poorest communities.’

On Friday 18th March 2016 children and staff will challenge themselves by walking or running a mile in the school day. Children that want more of a challenge will additionally have the chance to complete a 3 or 6 mile challenge at lunchtime too.

Other opportunities to compete in sporting activities will be set up throughout the day including a Just Dance session and a class ‘Bounce off.’

To support the day we will be having a Wear your Trainers to School Day (and sports kit too!). To take part in the day children should bring in £1 – all money raised will be sent to Sport Relief. Please ensure your child is in weather appropriate clothing for walking the mile!

If your child would like the opportunity to raise more money for Sport Relief there are sponsorship forms in the office, please just ask. Children will have the opportunity to learn about the charity and how it helps throughout the day. Why not get the whole family involved in the effort and walk/scoot or run your child to school on this day!

Get involved and make a difference on Friday 18th March!