Meet Your New Teacher!

As this school year comes to an end, we start to think ahead to next year. Our children have been informed who their teacher is going to be next year, had the chance to find out a little bit about them and are hopefully writing about themselves to share with their new teacher.

School restrictions during Covid-19 have made it impossible to complete the transition activities we would normally put in place to support your child with their move to their new class, however we would like to offer all children the opportunity to meet with their new children ‘virtually’.

We have arranged Google Meets on Thursday and Friday with all of our teachers. We have tried where possible to offer two times to avoid clashing times with classes and to provide some choice – children do not need to join both Google Meets.

Meeting joining codes will be shared via email and Google classroom.

Click the link to view the days and times:


I have spent a very exciting morning in Sandal Beat Woods, as F2’s information board was erected. F2 children spent a long time researching woodland animals and creating beautiful artwork as part of their last expedition. I am sure you will all agree that their finished work looks fantastic. Our F2 children should be very proud of themselves. I wonder if you can spot your portrait?

The information board is within the fenced off area by the fire circles, opposite the park. I’m sure it will be very helpful to all members of the public and children visiting the woods. Due to current restrictions at the education center, the best day to visit the woods and see the sign is Tuesday as the gates to this area are locked through the week.

Well done F2!

Over the past few months, the television and news have been filled with lots of scary stories. It has been important to understand what we must do to make sure we stay safe, but at the same time it may have started us thinking about difficult questions that can lead to big worries.

These worries are called the ‘What If Monsters’ and for some of us, these they are starting to affect how we feel, how we behave and how we act. We may be getting upset or angry more easily, we may be speaking to our grown-ups differently to how we did before, we may not want to do anything or go anywhere – all because of the What if Monsters,

The good news is that we can beat the What If Monsters  – we will always have questions, and that’s OK, but there are lots of things we can do to prevent the questions from becoming BIG worries.

Log in to the school website and have a look at this Google Slides to find out how you can beat the What If Monsters:

If your grown ups would like the link, please ask them to email Mrs Graves on for the Google Slides and activities.

Free your feet!

If you’d like to take part in the 30 days wild challenge, today’s task is to free your feet. Get those socks and shoes off and go for a squelch in the mud or a paddle in a puddle. Make sure you share your picture with Doncaster Forest School on Facebook to get your passport points. I’d love to see your pictures too and can sign your passport when you’re back in school. Send your pictures to

Did you guess what these were?

Do you remember the mystery eggs I found a few weeks ago? Did anyone guess what they were? I missed the caterpillar stage but now have lots of these little chrysalis around the nest. Soon they will hatch out as Vapourer Moths and fly away.

New arrivals

Finally after weeks of watching the spiders nest is full of tiny spiders. They are fascinating to watch, crawling up and down the webs. Each one is ans tiny as a grain of rice so you need to look really carefully. What can you find in your garden? Remember some things are so tiny, they are easy to miss!

Portrait Challenge

We’ve had some lovely entries for the portrait challenge, but we really would like some more.

William and Dahin and Darwin – your two pictures are absolutely brilliant!

Come on everybody get snapping!

Mrs Graves

Remember to send your rainbows/NHS posters

Here is a gorgeous example modelled by the lovely Ashton of the rainbow/thank a key worker poster for this weeks video. Please remember you can also send in your videos of your families clapping at 8pm on a Thursday! You can be as creative as you like and the deadline is now Friday 9am to give you time to get everything in. Please email to

Feel Good Friday

As always, thank you so much to everyone who gets involved- we love seeing your happy faces! Next week we want to dedicate our video to the NHS and all other key workers so please send in pictures of rainbows, thank you posters, you and your families clapping for the NHS etc (you can be as creative as you like) can we please have all pictures to by Friday at 9am.

If you want to be extra creative- have a look at this fabulous signing by Mrs Toyne and share any videos you do to go with our song! click here