Sharing our Stories: 28/03/2024

Beautiful Work This Week

Sign Language Week at Green Top

Last week was Sign Language week in the UK – so all the students at Green Top have made this video, singing and signing the song ‘True Colours’ as part of the celebration!

‘If We Plant Trees…’ – Legacy @ NJS

As part of their awesome POLs this week, every single Year 3 and 4 child has planted a tree at Norton Junior School, with support from Murphy’s and their Roots Programme.

They also celebrated their product from last term (more on this next time!) and unveiled their awesome digital artwork, made from images of recycling – this will be on display in school after the Easter break!

Plover’s Eco Garden!

KS1 at Plover have just finished their Expedition ‘The Blue Planet’. Their final product has provided a lasting legacy for the community – a lovely eco garden that will develop across future Expeditions to provide a range of habitats and food sources for a variety of insects, birds and mammals.

Students dedicated the trees to community heroes who have helped to improve the lives of people across Intake and Doncaster at their POL yesterday – including Mrs Ogle and Dame Rosie Winterton!

Highlights from KS1 and LKS2’s COL @ Green Top

On Friday, KS1 and LKS2 at Green Top celebrated their learning for their two Expeditions – ‘The Blue Planet’ and ‘There Is No Planet B’

The celebration included an interactive art gallery, a visit from Reptile Rendezvous and showcasing awesome family learning.

Top of the Blogs

Weekly Update for families @ XP Gateshead

Finding the magic in Science @ Norton Infants

KS1 Artists @ Green Top

Action Packed @ XP

Danum Read Aloud @ Plover

UKS2 Celebration of Learning @ Carcroft School

Easter Hamper Day @ XP East

The French Revolution at Campsmount @ Norton Juniors

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Danum Read Aloud

Last night I had the privilege of supporting Johnny (year 5) at the Danum Read Aloud Competition held at the Danum Art Gallery and Museum.

Johnny performed his piece with real confidence and and lovely expression, despite recovering from a sore throat!

The competition was tough and the prize was won by a girl from another school, but Johnny remained upbeat and positive – a real credit to our school!

Well done Johnny, we couldn’t have been prouder of you!

Mrs Graves


KS1 CoL Appreciation

Thank you to Dame Rosie Winterton for officially opening our KS1 Eco-Garden!

Many thanks to Dame Rosie, Doncaster Frenchgate, DMBC Street Scene, Mrs Barras and Mrs Ogle for all your commitment to our community and environment!

Thank you to all the parent/carers for your cooperation and thank you to all our KS1 children for your beautiful work and displaying a real purpose of activism!

Rice Crispies Buns

Today we made rice crispy cakes. We poured rice crispies into a bowl of melted chocolate and mixed it together. We noticed the more rice crispies we added, the harder it was to mix. Then we put the mixture into bun cases, and put it in the fridge, discussing how the cold temperature of the fridge would help the chocolate to set hard again.

Miss Wood


Scotty’s Hero’s

Scotty’s hero’s came to visit yesterday morning for our blue crew winners across school. In the afternoon we was lucky enough to get a turn on the bouncey castle course before they packed away.

Miss Wood