A great start for 4G!

We have had a great first week back at school. I have been so pleased with the excellent effort and positive attitudes that the class have shown.

We have been doing activities to get to know each other and establish our class identity.

We have made our class pledge by deciding what we need to be.

Finally, we have started our mini transition expedition around the guiding question “Why do authors write about the sun, moon and stars.” We are looking at picture books and our work will lead onto artwork and science!

Mrs Graves

Thank You Y1M Superstars!

Children, I would just like to say a gigantic thank you! What a great week we have had getting to know each other.

Each day you have shown brilliant enthusiasm, creativity and most importantly kindness to all your fellow class crew. We’ve had the odd bump and accident (including me sitting on my laptop!), however I am overwhelmed by your sheer bravery and resilience.

Lets have a fab Friday to finish our first week together!

Thank you grown ups for your understanding and communication this week too. If you have any questions, concerns or just want a general (socially distanced) chit chat, please feel free to let me know at the end of the day.

4G – Off to a great start!

We have had a lovely couple of days getting to know each other in 4G.

We have have written our class pledge  and decided what we needed to be (Be kind, be helpful, be trustworthy). This led on to us creating our own ‘Be(e) Hive, to build up a permanent display of our pledge.

We have also been thinking about the sun, the moon and stars and our guiding Is ‘Why do authors write about the sun, moon and stars?’. We are going to investigate this further over the next two weeks.

Finally, today the children had a go at ‘figuring me out!’. Could they find out information about me by solving the puzzles?

It has been lovely to meet parents, carers, family members and friends – if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to stay and have a chat at the end of the day.

Mrs Graves

Early Birds and Night Owls Clubs

New Government changes to the provision of breakfast and after school clubs has meant that we will be slightly altering the arrangement of Early Birds and Night Owls clubs to allow for social distancing in relation to Covid-19.

I am happy to say that at the moment we are able to continue to offer this out of school hours provision.  Please help us by booking in advance by either calling the school office or emailing admin@ploverschool.co.uk

Details of our clubs are as follows:

Early Birds Club

  • £2.50 per session
  • Payment through Parentpay in advance (please remain in credit)
  • All ages welcome
  • Opens at 7:30am. The last breakfast is served at 8:30am. We serve cereals, toast with a variety of jams and spreads and juices. The children also have the option of fruit.

Night Owls Club

  • £5.00 per session inclusive of a light meal
  • Open from 3:00pm – 6:00pm (this is usually from 4:00pm – 6:00pm but will start at 3:00pm whilst our free after school clubs are not running)
  • Payment through Parentpay in advance (please remain in credit)
  • All ages welcome
  • Following a request from a few parents, we are are also able to offer a shorter session open from 3:00pm – 4:00pm at a reduced cost of £2

We want to be able to support as many families as we can however the restrictions imposed due to Covid-19 restrict what we can currently offer.  Therefore we ask you only book a space if you need it due to childcare for work reasons.

Just a quick update to share our new winter choice menu which will be available from next week for those children wishing to have a school dinner. We will be starting the week on Tuesday 1st September but on Mondays choice (pizza) then continue on Wednesday as advertised so no pork pie will be served to begin with. Payments must be made in advance via Parentpay for children in Years 3, 4, 5 & 6 with the exception of those who qualify for free school meals.

Children still have the option to bring in a packed lunch from home and will eat this with their year group in the main hall.

If any child has a new food allergy or change which we have not been made aware of we will require a confirmation by doctor/medical professional so that we may provide your child with the correct food. Our main concern is to ensure we provide the correct food and in no way put your child at risk. Until this information has been received unfortunately we will not be able to provide a meal and a packed lunch from home provided.

We would like to encourage parents/carers to apply for free school meals. We can help with this at the school office or to get an instant decision, please apply online. We have also been informed of additional funding that may benefit some of our families so please apply using the links below.

Financial difficulties due to the Covid 19 crisis:

Doncaster Council has received some additional funding to assist those most economically vulnerable as a result of the Covid 19 situation. The funding is for help with food and essential supplies over the next 12 weeks.
This additional funding will enable DMBC to help more people who require help with food, fuel, basic household items, school uniforms, rent deposits and rent arrears as a result of this crisis.

Parents/carers who feel in need of this assistance please apply using the links below;

  • *  the Local Assistance Scheme for help with food, fuel, basic household items, school uniforms, or
  • *  the Discretionary Housing Payment Scheme for help with housing costs, rent deposits or rent arrears.Applications to both schemes are online at https://www.doncaster.gov.uk/services/council-tax-benefitsParents are able to take up their right to FSM by requesting this online at www.doncaster.gov.uk/apply_for_it under the heading Children, young people and families.


New 6H meet the teacher times…

Good morning everyone.
Below are the two links for today’s meet the teacher hangouts.  I hope to meet as many of you as possible later on…


The above is the link for the 11 o’clock meet the teacher session.

The above is the link for the 2 o’clock meet the teacher session.
I hope they work and to see as many new 6H pupils as possible.
Mrs H 🙂

New 6H – I can’t wait to meet you!

Hi 6H of 2020/2021

I hope you and your families are all well.

I will be holding two different opportunities for you to join me on line for a little bit of a get together tomorrow.  The two time slots to choose from are 11am and 2pm.  I will send out the links/invites in the morning.

It would be great to meet as many of you as possible.  It will give you the chance to ask questions and hopefully I will be able to answer them for you.

You might be feeling a little nervous – but guess what?  So am I – and it’s fine to feel this way.  If you do find that you are feeling a little like this, then joining me online tomorrow would be a great idea.  I’ll do my absolute best to settle some of those nerves.

See you tomorrow, guys.

Mrs H 🙂

5K new class hang out

Just to let you know I am doing 2 hangout s for my new class. There are on Friday –

10am  – the meeting link is https://calendar.google.com/event?action=TEMPLATE&tmeid=MGVhaWtwa29ybHJpNHE4aGRwYzNsc2MwOHQgYWtlZWdhbkBwbG92ZXJzY2hvb2wuY28udWs&tmsrc=akeegan%40ploverschool.co.uk


2pm – the meeting link is https://calendar.google.com/event?action=TEMPLATE&tmeid=MXIxNHZ0cG90YnNia2V1cGpvZGRlNjVtdjcgYWtlZWdhbkBwbG92ZXJzY2hvb2wuY28udWs&tmsrc=akeegan%40ploverschool.co.uk


Hope to see you soon!

Monday 13th July

Good morning 6H,

It was inevitable I suppose, but if I am honest, I was hoping this week would never actually arrive.  How has the year whizzed by soooooooooo incredibly fast?

You have been in my thoughts over the last few days and I cannot explain how proud I am of you all.  Please keep an eye on Miss Blackham’s blogs in case there are any last minute changes or updates to Wednesday afternoon.

Just so you know, there is no theme learning this week, or maths.  Instead, Miss Blackham has organised some fun activities for you to do.  For those of you who wish to finish ‘Who Let the Gods Out?’ I have uploaded all of the remaining chapters – believe me, it’s worth a read!

Have a great day everyone.

Mrs H 🙂