Glasgow City Council Welcome to Knightswood Primary School

A BIG WELCOME 
A BIG WELCOME

The Summer Approaches…
 
Dear Parents and Carers,

As we celebrate the learning across the school, I would very much like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support throughout the year.

The children in Knightswood Primary school are a very special group of children. They are a credit to you all and working with you has helped us on so many occasions to get it right for the children. I wish you all an enjoyable break with your children and look forward to meeting you all in the new session.

 

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Achievement and Learning at home

 

Happily, the holidays are a chance for all the school-based learning to be applied to real life situations. Children will do this without realising that they are using the skills developed at school. So with a little guidance, parents can support learning without their children being aware they are continuing to learn.
 
 The first thing to remember is that it is the holidays, in itself a chance for children to explore and learn for themselves. No greater learning happens than when children experience things first hand. If they are lucky, some children will leave their usual surroundings and be able to visit new areas of the country

 

or world. These opportunities can enable children to discover new cultures and ways of life or just discover new parts of the UK.
 
But even if children remain at home, there is so much to discover in the back garden. Looking closely at flowers and drawing or painting them develops the skills of

 

accurately recording and transferring information. Making tents and camps in the garden from old sheets gets the children to work out strategies to the enable successful construction of their fortress! Children being imaginative and creating their own fun through interaction with others, or in their own play, is a pleasure and can often entertain for hours. This creative thinking is a great help later in school when children have to write creative, inspired stories.
 

 

A holiday diary not only promotes writing skills, but calls to mind a whole host of curriculum subjects. Maps can be drawn of the area they are visiting, plans of towns, beaches and castles can all be added to the diary. Drawings and paintings can also be added to the diary to bring it to life. Sending postcards also supports and helps with letter writing. Summarising the day's activities is a skill in itself developing a child's ability to write concisely in sequence about events. Working out what pocket money you have to spend also is an important feature of the holidays. I remember saving hard for a familyholiday I had when I was young. On my first day I visited the shops and spotted a camera I wanted. What did I do, but beg my parents to let me buy it until my persistence wore them down. I then had a wonderful camera, but very little spending money left for the rest of the holiday. What a great budgeting lesson I was taught!

 

When shopping, why not get the children to estimate the shopping bill and whoever is closest wins a prize? In the car, instead of constantly being asked 'Are we nearly there yet?' ask the children to guess the miles travelled from beginning to end. Play counting cars, everyone take a colour and first to 10 in that colour is the winner.
 
 

 

As we know ourselves, holidays are a good time to catch up on reading. If you are not members of a library, go and join one. Good libraries often have many other things apart from books, magazines and CDs: perhaps author visits or story reading take place and provide a different environment for learning. Holiday clubs are probably the most popular activity over the holiday and these are many and varied. They all offer something different, but usually have some educational aspect with, perhaps, the chance to learn a new sporting skill like sailing or rock climbing. These activities can lead to a lifelong love and a hobby and who knows, even Olympic success or Commonwealth success.
 

 

But what if - and we do live in the UK, after all - it rains? Well, there are many museums, science centres and indoor attractions to visit. However, don't discount outdoor activities: I had a really great walk, with my grandchildren in the pouring rain, getting absolutely soaking wet jumping in the puddles. It didn't really matter as I was already soaked to the skin. I had towels and dry clothes and wee “snack” to help us all warm up afterwards.
 

 

There are also internet sites which can also help with learning. The BBC has a good range, especially http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/, http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/ and http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/
. Once logged on there are numerous games and activities to keep both parents and children busy.

 

 

 

Welcome to Knightswood Primary 
Welcome to Knightswood Primary

WELCOME FROM THE HEADTEACHER

 
Knightswood Primary School is a vibrant and happy learning environment.  Our children, teachers and support staff work together, learning from each other and expanding the knowledge and skills of our children through an active and broad curriculum which is being developed to meet the four capacities of the Curriculum for Excellence.
 
We wish to nurture our young people to become Confident Individuals, Effective Contributors, Independent Learners and Responsible Citizens. Our children are valued and their strengths and skills are celebrated. Evaluation is an important tool on our learning journey, and we promote self and peer evaluation for all our learners.  Expectations and achievements are high, and all children are encouraged, guided and advised on how to develop and improve.
 
We are proud of the ethos of respect and care we have developed in partnership with children and their families, and we promote positive behaviour through shared values.  Our values are Respect, Wisdom, Justice and Integrity.
 
Children are consulted and are given opportunities to influence the development of the school.  We have an active Pupil Council, and other pupil groups.  Staff, children and families are involved in setting the priorities for the School Improvement Plan.
 
It is our wish to co-operate and work with families and others who can support the children’s learning in the widest sense, and we take every opportunity to listen to each other to best meet the children’s needs.
 
I look forward to working with you and your children over the years.
 
Yours sincerely
 
Ann McIntosh
Head Teacher
School Aims 
School Aims

OUR AIMS

To provide a safe, caring, disciplined environment promoting positive partnership between home, school and community and to provide a well balanced, stimulating curriculum for every child.
 
The staff at Knightswood Primary work together to:-
 
1.          Provide self-discipline through a policy of promoting positive behaviour.
 
2.         Provide learning experiences matched to the needs of pupils.
 
3.         Encourage an effective system of home, school, and community links for the benefit of all.
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Knightswood Primary School
36 Knightscliffe Avenue,
Glasgow,
G13 2TE

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Latest News with Summary 
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Clothing Grant, Free School Meal Application - 28/05/2015 11:38:05
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Cordia Update - 28/05/2015 08:20:52
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