school news

Year 3 Visit to Caerleon 

Year 3 had a brilliant time visiting the National Roman Legion Museum in Caerleon this week. They were able to see the remains of a Roman bath, explore an amphitheatre to find out about gladiators, as well as examine a range of Roman artefacts in the museum's collection. A highlight of the day was the opportunity for the class to become Roman soldiers and find out about what life was like, as well as practise different battle formations. They passed the test and were all accepted into the Roman army! Well done to all the children for setting a fantastic example and approaching the day with enthusiasm and curiosity.  

Lost Property 

We have a large amount of lost property at school that has not been claimed (inlcuding lunchboxes and water bottles). Any named items will be returned to their owner, and any unnamed items will be set out next week for parents to claim. 

Any items that remain unclaimed by the end of next week will be donated, so please take the opportunity to come and have a look.

Early Reading Sessions - Reception Class 

This term, parents of children in Reception Class have been joining their children to share a story every Wednesday morning. 

Sharing stories with your children is a great way for them to improve their reading skills and we've seen great progress in Reception Class as a result of these sessions.

It has been lovely to see the children engaged in their reading and we very much appreciate all the support we have had from parents. 

Residential Camps - September 2023 

Please can we remind parents of the following deadlines for camp payments: 

Year 5/6 - Deanfield 

Year 3/4 - Barton Camp

Mrs Selway and Miss Morse will be in school on Wednesday 30th August if any parents have questions or concerns, or needs any last minute information about camps. Please feel free to telephone or pop in on that day. 

Free School Meals 

If your child is in Year 2, please be reminded that once they start Year 3 they will no longer be entitled to Universal Free School Meals. 

If you think your child may be entitled to Free School Meals, please apply online at

Raising Concerns 

We often hear through the grapevine that parents or children are unhappy at school. Quite often, we are unaware of these issues, and therefore unable to deal with them. 

The safety and wellbeing of our pupils is of the utmost importance to us so if there has been an incident or issue at school, it's important that you report it to us so we can work with you to resolve any problems. 

All of our  KS2 classes have a 'Worry Box' that children can use to report concerns to us quietly if they do not feel comfortable talking to an adult - these boxes are checked regularly and we endeavour to resolve worries as soon as possible. 

If you feel that an issue has been raised, but not dealt with, please contact the school office so we can continue to support you and your child. 

Smoking on/around school site

Please can we politely ask that parents avoid smoking and vaping at the front of the school site when dropping children off and collecting them. 

We have had a number of complaints recently about parents smoking directly outside the gates, which can be unpleasent for passers-by, as well as damaging to health. 

We would also like to remind parents that they SHOULD NOT be smoking whilst at the back gates during drop off/pick up time. This is part of the school site, and smoking is prohibited whilst on school grounds. 

Thank you for your co-operation with this issue. 

Head Lice 

We are once again having issues across the school with head lice. 

If you notice that your child has head lice, please treat accordingly to avoid them spreading. 

Whilst head lice are not dangerous, they can cause serious itching which can be a distraction and are not very pleasant. 

For more information on head lice and how to treat them visit 


Head Teachers awards have been rolled over from last week as their was no celebration assembly on Monday. 

If your child has received a Head Teacher Award this week, you are welcome to join us for Celebration Assembly on Monday to help them celebrate as they are awarded their certificate. 

Please arrive at school at 2.40pm ready for assembly to start at 2.45pm. 


 Arlo - for engaging in our reading sessions and trying his best

Year 1 

Ivy - who was nominated by her friends for always being kind and helpful  

Year 2 

        Vinnie - for a fantastic start to his time at School of Christ the King. He has settled in so well.              Keep it up! 

Toby & Zuzanna - for their considered response to the meaning of the Sacrament of the Eucharist. Well done! 

Year 3 

 Dogan- For his resilience and determination when completing his maths assessments. Amazing progress, Dogan! 

Year 4 

Bobby - For making a great start to Year 4. He has developed friendships and become happy and confident with our routines. 

Year 5

Freddie - for his great progress in his recent maths test! 


Wider Community Events 

We now have a dedicated page to inform parents and families about the varius events and activities available within Knowle West and the wider community. 

If you are aware of any clubs, events or activities that may be of interest to our pupils and their families, please feel free to give the details to Miss Morse in the school office who will be happy to add them to the page. 


Penalty Notices (Fines) - Guidance for Parents 

As you are aware, it is our policy as a school to issue penalty notices (fines) for ongoing poor attendance or holidays during term time. 

The Departments for Education has recently released some helpful information for parents through their 'Education Hub'. It's important that parents are aware of why fines are given, and how you can avoid receiving them by supporting your child's school attendance. 

To read this guidance, and for further information about school attendance, please visit:


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