We didn’t bother getting dressed on Friday, instead we came to school in our pyjamas – but it was all for a good cause.
We were in our pyjamas to raise the importance of sharing a bedtime story and to support the Book Trust’s quest to make sure every child gets a bedtime story.
Thank you to everyone that took part.
Today we feel really lucky as Doncaster Stories, the Children’s University and the Doncaster Opportunity area have provided all KS2 children with bags and craft resources to take part in the Doncaster Reading Miles challenge!
All Children in years 3, 4, 5 and 6 are being encouraged to read at least 10 minutes a day and to work their way round their Doncaster map, earning stickers as they reach their destination.
Completing the map will count towards the Children’s University graduation and will earn the children certificates.
We are also going to have our own friendly competition in school.
To find out more, check out the YouTube video:
Thank you to Morrison’s, Armthorpe for donating us a number of grow your own sunflower packs to grow around our school. We can’t wait to plant them and share our progress🌻🌻
Dennis, the lovely gentleman in charge of Markham main mining memorial, personally invited these three children back to the gardens along with numerous other schools in our area. He wanted to share our anthology of poems with them as he wanted to inspire other schools to write their own. We were so proud when Dennis read out our poem in front of the newspaper representative as well as numerous ex miners and other schools! The children also really enjoyed listening to the Markham main band!
I can’t believe that there have only been 4 days at school this wee, we seem to have done so much!
In English, we have developed our speaking and listening skills by creating role plays about a disastrous visit to a dentist. We followed this up by starting our extended piece of creative writing – a diary entry about a disastrous visit to a dentist! We are being inspired by the Diary of a Wimpy Kid and the Demon dentist.
In Expedition, we had stomach churning investigations into how our digestive system works. We researched the functions of the parts of the digestive system and then things got a little bit messy when we created our own digestive system with bananas, orange juice, biscuits and a pair of tights!
A great week has been topped-off with today’s NSPCC number day. We have shared the book ‘How many Jellybeans’ which showed us exactly what 1 million jellybeans looks like. That inspired us to investigate different aspects of maths using jelly beans! We have weighed, timed, created 3D shapes, graphed, estimated and much more – and then we got to eat Jellybeans – win win!
I am so proud of working with the children and adults in LKS2, their hard work and enthusiasm makes me look forward to coming to work every day!
Today, Noah, Lola and Agrima represented crew 5/6 and took the money we raised for Markham Main mining memorial to Dennis along with copies of our anthology of poems. The poems will be placed on a plaque to go inside the memorial garden. We feel proud of our mining community and we desperately wanted to give something back to them once we had learnt all about the miners and how they shaped Doncaster in our last Expedition. The sponsored walk was an amazing way to raise funds and we’d like to thank everyone who took part and sponsored our pupils. The anthology of poems are available to purchase for £1 each and the money raised will be donated to Markham Main. We are so proud of you all 5/6!
On Friday 14th May, we will be celebrating Pyjamarama Day in school. Children are invited to come to school in their pyjamas for a suggested donation of £1. The aim of the day is to raise awareness of the importance of a bedtime story for all children. Donations will go to the National Book Trust, who use the money to help all children have a story in their homes to read. Children will be participating in some fun activities in school on this day, all linked to reading for pleasure.
On Friday 7th May we are going to be celebrating NSPCC Number day. We will be focusing on number and other maths throughout the day. We would like children to dress up in something related to number if they so wish.
I am looking forward to seeing the different creations.
Take a look at what the lovely 5/6’s got up to when Plover came to Hogwarts last Friday. You can see lots of them enjoying themselves in the house common rooms, on the Quidditch pitches and at Diagon Alley. They had lots of fun! We hope you enjoy our video!