Thank you!

A huge thank you to KPMG, The National Literacy Trust, and the team at Doncaster Stories for their generous book donations.These are just some of the books we have received!

The children who have received one so far were delighted to have a brand new book and we look forward to giving more out in the coming weeks!

Calling all budding artists! J.K. Rowling is inviting you to help illustrate The Ickabog for her. Every day when chapters of the story are uploaded, she will be making suggestions for what you might like to draw or paint to illustrate the story as it goes along. You should let your imagination run wild!

The best bit is, if you are between seven and twelve years old, your parent or guardian on your behalf can enter your drawings or paintings into the official competition being run by J.K. Rowling’s publishers, for a once in a lifetime chance to be featured in The Ickabog book, which is published in November. The competition is now open in the UK!

Details about how to enter, the prize and the terms and conditions are all on the website link below.

Feel Good Friday

Thank you to all key workers, to all our parents/carers and our children for cooperation and hard work during these uncertain times. You have all been amazing! Here is this week’s video!

If anyone missed out, we will be creating a second rainbow video, so please continue to send your pictures in.

Next week, as our school holidays approach, we would like photos/videos of anything and everything you have been up to during our school closure, this can range from home learning, activities in line with social distancing, household family fun, anything at all! Please send your videos to no later than Thursday at 3pm.

Stay safe everyone, we miss you!

A message from the XP Trust:

Across all schools in the Trust we are looking ahead to when we can extend the current provision and welcome more of our students back, in line with the current Government plans. 

This will be bespoke, taking into account the needs of and numbers of students in each of our schools, their families and the wider community.

Our staff are already carrying out work within our schools to make them as safe as we can, looking at every aspect of school life from how we might work in small groups to where we eat lunch. In other words what a day in school will look and feel like in the weeks to come as we extend our provision.

Keeping the risks low, manageable and safeguarding the health and wellbeing of students and staff is our key priority and always will be.

We promise to continue to keep you informed and up to date, but as always if you have any questions please do get in touch with your school.  You will find the latest news about plans for your school by reading the letter from Mrs Ogle below.


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: or to Miss Blackham: by Thursday 28th May


Remember to send your rainbows/NHS posters

Here is a gorgeous example modelled by the lovely Ashton of the rainbow/thank a key worker poster for this weeks video. Please remember you can also send in your videos of your families clapping at 8pm on a Thursday! You can be as creative as you like and the deadline is now Friday 9am to give you time to get everything in. Please email to

Guess the teacher!

Please make your guesses and email your answers to

The deadline is Friday at 3pm and there will be a prize for the person who guess the most correctly! Good luck!

Feel Good Friday

As always, thank you so much to everyone who gets involved- we love seeing your happy faces! Next week we want to dedicate our video to the NHS and all other key workers so please send in pictures of rainbows, thank you posters, you and your families clapping for the NHS etc (you can be as creative as you like) can we please have all pictures to by Friday at 9am.

If you want to be extra creative- have a look at this fabulous signing by Mrs Toyne and share any videos you do to go with our song! click here

Our Plover bird’s new friends

Over the next few weeks, we’re celebrating all the things that make Plover great – meet our Plover bird’s new friends! We will be sharing information about Plover using the characters. Make sure you check in regularly with the blog to find out more.