Our school challenge next week is to recreate a famous portrait. Use your imagination and get creative. Involve your family members if you want, but pick your picture, strike a pose and get snapping!
I chose a portrait by Holbein (a Tudor Artist) to copy, but you can choose any artist and style.
Have a look at the website for some brilliant examples!
Email a copy of the original portrait and your new version to me: agraves@ploverschool.co.uk or to Miss Blackham: ablackham@ploverschool.co.uk by Thursday 28th May


Internet safety.

Many parents haven’t talked to their child about staying safe on the internet.

Some tips may be:

  1. Keeping the computer or tablet in a common place in your home where you can see it.

  2. Know which devices that your child can access.

  3. Remind your child to not talk to strangers online, as they wouldn’t do in the street.

  4. Know your child’s passwords.

  5. Watch out for changes in your child’s behaviour, including when the device is removed from them.

  6. Check your child’s browsing history, even if they stumble across something by mistake, this could be a good prompt for a family discussion.

Girls Football

Plover Girls football team played in their first tournament on Thursday night. The tournament that took place at Astrea Woodfield Academy involved 20 schools from all over Doncaster.

Plover got off to a great start with a 3-0 win over Barnburgh, playing some excellent attacking football.  At the end of the group stages, Plover were 3rd overall in their group.

All the girls were fantastic and played some excellent football and are looking forward to future matches.

Caris, Lexi-Bele, Agrima, Kiah, Tilly, Ruby, Shang and Lacey made up the squad.


Y3/4 Football

On Thursday a boys team and a girls team from Years 3 and 4 represented the school at football at the Keepmoat Stadium.

Both teams performed really well and improved as the tournament went on. This being the first time the teams had played together before, it gives a good platform for future tournaments.

Well done to all those who played!!!

Boys Team

Dalton, Korey, Shyaw, Shashank, Ashton, Harrison, Noah, Mohammad

Girls Team

Lauma, Esther, Agrima, Lucie-Mai, Demi-Louise, Ella

I want to ride my bicycle!

Year 4 are getting ready to watch the UCI World Championship cycle race go past!

Excitement was abound this morning when the children saw the helicopter overhead filming the event and some of the class had been watching the coverage on TV on their way to school.

Hopefully the weather will be kind to us all this afternoon.

Y5/6 Boys Football Tournament

Y5/6 played at GOAL! football centre in Wheatley this afternoon in a football tournament that saw 32 schools from all over Doncaster compete for the shield and go on to represent Doncaster in the South Yorkshire finals.

The team played well and got off to a fantastic start winning their first group game. Playing some fantastic football. Although they lost their second game, they continued to play well and never gave up. The final group game saw them draw 0-0 and were unlucky not to get the win with several shots just going wide of the goal and the opposition goalie saving some of them.

Plover came 2nd in the qualifying group of 4 and continued their journey in the main competition. Unfortunately the result didn’t go our way but once again the played some fantastic football.

Line up as follows:

Josh / Lucas / Lucas / Lucas / Taylor / Maison / Xavier


Up next will be the Year 3 and 4 football.

Sports Week is ready to go

Sports Week commences on Monday 15th July – tomorrow!

All children will come to school on Monday 15th July in their PE kits ready to take part in a range of different sporting activities.

During the morning the children will work with Eden Francis, a Team GB athlete. Whilst this is happening, Foundation Stage will have their sports day before joining Eden in the activities.

Then in the afternoon it’s KS2 Sports Day. Will any records be broken? Some of them are over 20 years old.

That’s only the start of the week!

Sports Week is approaching!

Next week in fact!!!

As is in previous years, the last week of the school year will be Sports Week at Plover Primary School. This year we will be putting on a range of sporting activities for the children as well as hosting sports days for each Key Stage.

To launch the event we have the athlete Eden Francis visiting us on Monday 15th July in the morning. Eden is looking to represent Great Britain in the Tokyo Olympics next year. The sponsor form you have received from your child will partly go towards help Eden’s training for the Olympics as well as providing the school with sports equipment.

On  Monday 15th July  all children will come to school in their PE kits. Class teachers will then inform the children about arrangements for the rest of the week.

During  the course of the week, children will learn a sport from another culture/country which will enable them to have a totally unique sporting experience. In addition to that the children will also take part in inter-house / inter-team competitions. These competitions will vary from year group to year group but will including inter-house cricket, inter-house rounders, etc.

Also during the week there will be the traditional sports day. The times are as follows:

Foundation Stage Monday 15th July 9.15am
Key Stage 1 Thursday 18th July 1.20pm
Key Stage 2 Monday 15th July 1.20pm

You are more than welcome to attend the event and we look forward to seeing you there!

Finally the children will either have a visiting sports coach or will go off-site to experience a sport in a different setting.

Foundation 1 Tuesday 16th July (am nursery) / Wednesday 17th July (pm nursery) Dance Teacher
Foundation 2 Tuesday 16th July Dance Teacher
Year 1 Wednesday 17th July Dance Teacher
Year 2 Wednesday 17th July Yoga Teacher
Year 3 Wednesday 17th July Keepmoat Athletics Stadium – Athletics
Year 4 Wednesday 17th July Keepmoat Athletics Stadium – Athletics
Year 5 Wednesday 17th July Kingswood Golf Course – Golf
Year 6 Thursday 18th July Ice Sheffield – Curling


It is our intention for all the children to experience a wide range of different sports / activities during the week and have a lot of fun learning about new sports!