Well done Year 3 & 4! What a week!

A big well done to Year 3 and Year 4 for how you have engaged with online learning and worked hard in school.

Who would have thought at the start of the week that we would have had volcanoes, snow and disco – but we did and so hopefully that has helped you to have fun.

Miss Topliss and Miss Lister have been full of praise of the effort Year 3 have been putting into their learning and Miss Lotysz and myself feel the same about Year 4.

I look forward to reading the shape poems that you have been writing and also seeing your photographs of the fun you have had in the snow.

Enjoy your weekend and look out for this week’s Feel Good Friday video on the blog.

Mrs Graves



Pride of Plover

Well done for a super week 3T and 3L. I am really proud of all your efforts this week, both for the children online and in school.

I also just want to apologise for the ICT ‘glitches’ during the disco! I am seeking some ICT support to try and improve things for next time, thank you for being so patient with me. Miss Lister and I are lucky to teach such mature children!

Congratulations to Angel for winning the Pride of Plover for her independence and confidence when working online. Well done to Eva too for her independence when working online abs submitting wonderful work. Keep an eye on your post!

Have a lovely weekend and we look forward to seeing you on Monday!

Feel Good Friday 15th January

Welcome to Feel Good Friday!

Please join us for our Pride of Plover Google meet at 9:15, when we will find out who will get the yellow T-Shirt. Join the call using the link in Google Classroom.

Remember you don’t have to wear school uniform today as we are going to have our first Virtual Disco – children at home and school can join in the fun together – put on your party gear and boogie.

Mrs Graves #LovePlover

Learning about the continents in Y3!

Well done to those children who logged on today in Year 3! I am proud of each and every one of you. You all took me by surprise when you logged back on for our HoWLs and every person brought back their super expedition learning. Thank you so much for the effort you put in to this afternoon.If you have any photos, please send them. These are the ones that I have received so far. Thank you to Jude, Angel, Lily-Grace, Frazer, Eva and Kayden! Keep up the great work Year 3. #loveplover



Great work so far Year 3 and 4

I just wanted to do a ‘shout out’ to all the children in year 3 and 4 who have been logging on and completing work. You really are becoming experts in using classrooms and have make such progress since last Wednesday. Well done -I’m sure you can teach the grown ups a thing or two now.

We have had some lovely practical learning being completed at home and in school to support our Natural Disasters expedition, with the home made volcanoes coming along very nicely. I can’t wait till next week when we start being scientists and completing experiments with them. Advanced notice for next week, you will need some vinegar, bicarbonate of soda and if possible (but not essential) some red or orange food colouring. If you can’t get hold of that, some Coca Cola and a mint will work too.

We have decided to celebrate learning at 2pm Friday afternoon, by turning Plover Praise time into our very own ‘Plover Virtual Disco’ – so get your party clothes on, do your hair and get ready to boogie!

Check out our wonderful volcanoes – you still have time to make your own ready for our ‘explosive’ experiments next week.

Volcano fun!


Our children in school have been busy painting their salt dough volcanoes today! We’ve been using Katie-May’s home made model as inspiration. We’ve put the base coat of paint on today and we are excited to add red, orange and yellow to represent the lava! #loveplover


Have your circumstances changed? You may be entitled to Free School Meals.

If your child is in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2, they have automatically received school meals when they were in school this year, but now we are back to learning from home, you may need to apply for Free School Meals, in order to qualify for the food vouchers to use in supermarkets.

If your child is in Year 3,4, 5 or 6 and your situation has changed, you may also be able to receive Free School Meals for your child.

Have a look at the list below and  visit the DMBC website to apply if you are eligible.

The process is quick and you can find out straight away.

Please contact school if you need support in applying and we will be happy to help.


Am I entitled to free school meals for my child?

Your child will be eligible for free school meals if you are receiving one of the following benefits or support:

  • Universal Credit – Your annual net earned income must be no more that £7,400, as assessed by earnings from up to 3 of your most recent assessment periods.
  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit but not Working Tax Credit and your annual income is below £16,190 (as worked out by HM Revenue & Customs)
  • Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • parents receiving Working Tax Credit for four weeks after their employment finishes are entitled to free school meals during that period.  This also applies to parents who start working less than 16 hours per week


Mrs Graves



Stage 1 – Salt Dough Sculpting

LKS2 got crafty this afternoon. We completed the first part of creating our own Volcano models – but first we had to make the salt dough – it was very sticky.

We will leave the models to dry over the next few days and then we will paint them to make them look more realistic.

The challenge has been set to create a Volcano backdrop scene out of a shoe box.

We will eventually be using our volcano models for scientific experiments – so if you haven’t had chance to make it yet, don’t leave it too late.

You can find the salt dough recipe and volcano instructions on Thursday 7th January on Google Classroom.