XP outdoors at Plover!

In XP outdoors at Plover we have started to prepare the ground for planting. The children have worked really hard this afternoon clearly the ground of weeds and leaves. They even created a safe space for the worms they uncovered! We can’t wait to continue our work next time!

-Mrs Blackham



Last week we were learning about hedgehogs and hibernation. We made some lovely, leafy hedgehog homes then made our own hedgehogs with clay and natural objects. I’m sure you’ll agree they look amazing!

We also learnt that hedgehogs are at threat of becoming endangered. Have you thought about making your own garden hedgehog friendly? Maybe you could add a little hope in your fence to let them travel through. They should be hibernating by now, so if you see one, don’t disturb it and leave it a little food. Cat food is great but never milk!

Mrs Shuka


Outdoor Learning

Year One have started their outdoor learning sessions today and even the sunshine came out to play!

We’ve been discovering the importance of trees and what living things might make a home in our trees.

I wonder if you could go on a woodland walk and see what types of tree grow near your home?

Mrs Shuka


KS1 Thank you

A huge thank you to all KS1 parents (old & new) for your fantastic support and cooperation during your child’s first week back at school. Also, an extra appreciation to those parents who supported on our Sandall Beat Wood trip last Friday – we hope you’ve had a nice relaxing weekend!

As a crew we will try to get information out to you as soon as possible.
A few reminders for our parents :
✅ can we make sure long hair is tied up for school

✅ wash and check hair regularly for head lice

✅ put names in coats, jumpers, water bottles and pe kits (we will put left over clothes on the outside tables the following day which have no names in for parents to collect, to save a pile of jumpers being collated during the year)

✅ Earrings to be removed on the days of PE

See you all tomorrow KS1 where we will be starting our Expedition Hook Week… watch this space for the activities we have in store this week!

Thanks KS1 Crew


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!

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 [email protected]

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!