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

Knowles vs Bushfield Basketball Friendly

Knowles Girls vs Bushfield Girls 4-1
Team: Zakira, Zaraa, Mariyam, Latania, Amy, Ellie, Jasmine P, Koi
Scorers: Zaraa, Mariyam, Amy, Latania
Players of the match: Mariyam, Zakira
Knowles Boys vs Bushfield Boys 2-2
Team: Noah, Anwar, Hussain, Noah, Lewis, Adam, Jack, Lamin
Scorers: Finn, Lamin, Anwar
Players of the match: Hussain

A lively but enjoyable set of basketball matches for Knowles! Despite not playing together before both teams rose to the occasion and worked well.

Our teams were naturally strong in attack but often forgot to get back and defend the ball. Precise passing from the girl’s team allowed us to dominant the game.

The boy’s team were more keen to dribble the ball forward and used space well but often struggled with accuracy when passing to each other. They must also remember to include all of their team in the game.

The effort everyone made was fantastic to see – a great set of matches!

Thank you to all of the parents who came out to support the team today

Leon Cross Country Event

Race Results – Senior Girls Race (20 girls) – 1500m

Tia 6th

Latania 11th

Race Results – Senior Boys Race (25 boys) – 2000m

Anwar 20th

An absolutely fantastic effort from all three of our runners last week! It was a breath of fresh air to see how much effort the three put in despite the shock of how long the course was!  Considering that we haven’t practised at all this year the results were a real achievement.

The girls did particularly well having to run in a group above their age – I have high hopes for Tia and Latania next year!

Well done!

Knowles vs Charles Warren

Knowles vs Charles Warren 3-0
Team: Noah, Lamin, Ceryis, Abid, Theo, Ali, Arafat, Finn, Zaid
Scorers: Finn, Zaid, Arafat
Players of the match: Arafat, Zaid

A fantastic first match for our newly formed Football Team!

The team made a promising and enthusiastic start to the match against Charles Warren. With little practise together they played maturely. Clever passes from the start and impressive speed from Finn and Zaid upfront led to several chances in the first half but none that we could quite capitalise on. Our solid team in defence (Lamin, Abid and Ceryis) stopped several attempts from Charles Warren. The few attacks that did break our defensive line were swiftly handled by Noah in goal.

A confident start to the second half allowed Finn to take Knowles quickly to a 1-0 lead! Great work in midfield from Ali, Theo and Arafat allowed the ball to frequently move forward. The team were tireless in their attempts to win back loose balls and broke through the opposition’s defence again and again. A great touch from Zaid and a superb volley from Arafat took the team to 3-0 overall.

The team displayed excellent effort, impressive individual skill and pleasing teamwork throughout the match. A really solid start to the league – well done to everyone!

With more individual confidence and greater communication on the pitch we should do well this year.

Thank you to all of the parents who came out to support the team today

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!

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!



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

Knowles Sporting Achievements

‘Knowles’ sports teams have been taking part in a series of friendly fixtures and festivals over the course of this term.  These friendly matches have been a vital part of our children gaining valuable experience and getting to show off what they can do and what they have learnt over the course of the year.

Our sports events have included:

  • Year 4-6 Netball friendly against Cedars (1-2, 3-0);
  • Year 5-6 Korfball friendlies against The Premier Academy (1-0) and Cedars (5-0);
  • Year 3-6 Rounders Friendly Matches against Bushfield and Chestnuts;
  • Year 5-6 Handball Friendlies against Bushfield (Knowles A 2nd & Knowles B 4th place) and Cedars;
  • Year 3-4 Tri Golf Festival;

Qualifying for the Year 5-6 Rounder’s Finals and finally ending with our Knowles Annual Year 3-6 Rounder’s Tournament where we welcomed 5 schools from across Milton Keynes.

A big well done to all of our children for participating and performing at their best.  Please take a moment to view some photos of the above events.

Year 3-6 Rounder’s Tournament

Netball friendly

Handball Friendlies


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.

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!