Shout outs!

Well done on another fabulous day of learning Year 4! My shout outs today go to Regan (4L) for joining us in our online learning, I am very impressed with how much you have engaged. Esther (4G) for your engagement with today’s online session, especially with e-safety.

Keep it up Year 4!

Snow much fun!

Thank you for all of the lovely photos shared with members of staff of you all enjoying the snow.

It certainly looks like Abrianna has had lots of fun!

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



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

It’s ‘snow’ fun in lockdown!

The snow fell thick and fast today, and we really took the opportunity to enjoy it in school at playtime and lunchtime.

There were snow angels, snowmen and snowball fights galore, and mainly a real feeling of excitement from everyone.

It was great to see the children learning from home go out and enjoy the snow too – even if they did get cold hands.

Let’s hope we get to enjoy it a little while longer.

Please send me any photos of you enjoying the snow so we can share it on our blog.

Mrs Graves



Shout outs!

Well done on another fabulous day of learning Year 4, even with all the distractions of the snow.

My shout outs today go to Ashton (4L) and Anastasija (4G) for working really hard to secure a method for short multiplication. Well done!

See you all tomorrow for another fab day of learning.

Well done Year 4!

Well done guys, I thoroughly enjoyed our online learning today. You are contributing so well and your behaviour online was very good. You are listening to each other really well.

Shout out to Pranav and Shyaw, I was blown away when you completed your work and then came online, asking if anyone needed coaching – TRUE CREW!!!

Shout out as well to Mathew – fabulous effort with your learning all day and I love how you contribute your ideas so sensibly in the comments box.

And for those of you I haven’t mentioned – you are making me very, very proud – well done, keep it up!

Looking forward to seeing you in the morning,

Mrs Graves


Shout outs!

Well done to all those who are accessing their learning, whether you are in school or accessing online, I am very proud of you all.

I want to give a shout out to Shyaw, I’ve heard fantastic things about your online learning and how you even coached your friends online as well. I also want to give a shout out to Floyd, for consistently good behaviour throughout the school day.

Keep up the great work 4L!

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.

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