Measuring in Centimetres

After blowing our socks off in their maths assessments, the children have been learning how to measure in centimetres. They learned how to use a ruler, and what a centimetre is and also helped Tiny the Turtle to correct his mistakes.

Handwriting Competition Winners

Congratulations to everyone who entered the Handwriting competition – you have produced some beautifully presented poems and it was very difficult to judge.

Everyone who entered has earned a prize but the overall winners were:

Come and see me at play time on Monday for your prize.

Mrs Graves


LKS2 Celebration of Learning

We have had a lovely afternoon celebrating the learning from this Autumn’s expedition. The children read beautifully and the singing was great. We are so proud of them all!

Well done to everyone who took part – a snapshot of the event will follow, but in the meantime, here is the video we shared this afternoon….

Mrs Graves


UKS2 have been working as designers!

UKS2 have been working so hard all term to finish their sustainable greenhouse and planters to grow produce for our Plover pantry. They have planned, designed, evaluated and critiqued to ensure the final product was the best it could be! Next week, we will plant the first of our produce and we can’t wait to observe and watch it grow! We also want to use some of our home-grown goods as part of our summer Expedition- all about healthy eating! Come back to check out our blogs next week to see us planting!

-Miss Blackham


Celebration Of Learning

We have had a lovely afternoon in the woods for our celebration of learning. Thank you so much to all of the families that came along to support us, we really appreciate it.
The children enjoyed singing to their grown ups and then hiding their pebbles, before looking for other peoples.
If you’re out and about in Sandal Beat Woods, have a look if you can see any of our pebbles and upload some pictures to the Doncaster Rocks Facebook page for others to find/re-hide.

Miss Wood and Mrs Price


Serving our community- delivering joy this Christmas with Dunelm!

Thank you so much to our Plover community for pulling together to deliver joy this Christmas. We have been researching this amazing campaign run by Dunelm in our crew sessions. Today, some of our lovely student ambassadors wrapped the donated gifts from the tags we were given to spread some joy to those less fortunate. We hope it has brought joy to our community. It is so important to us at Plover that we give back to our community. Thank you again!

-Miss Blackham


Sharing our Stories: 08/12/2023

Beautiful Work This Week

Green Top EYFS: Exploring our World – beautiful curated work in our community!

Activism at XP Gateshead

Carcroft KS1 Santa Dash!

Green Top UKS2 ‘Earth Emergency’ Presentation of Learning

Top of the Blogs

Class 8 Christmas Jumper Day @ Green Top

Crew Stanton Christmas Movie Night @ XP Gateshead

Festive Friday @ XP

Community Clubs @ Plover

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas @ Norton Juniors

Working Hard in Human! @ XP East

Christmas Dinner @ Carcroft School

Our week in Class 1 so far @ Norton Infants

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Making things add up!

2P have been working really hard this week to use knowledge of Place Value to begin using the column method of addition. It was amazing to see so much thinking and collaborative problem-solving taking place as they grappled with the method. It was so good that today we’ll make it even harder by regrouping!