Play on the Pitch at the Eco-Power Stadium! ⚽️

On Wednesday 24th May, a team of year sixes travelled to the Eco-Power stadium to take part in the Richard Bailey Memorial Play on the Pitch tournament. The team played exceptionally well, winning five out of six group games and only drawing one game – credit to the boys, no goals were conceded. Winning 16 out of a possible 18 points, the team then convincingly won their quarter final and semi final games before unfortunately losing 2-0 in the final. 

Organised by Club Doncaster, it was a memorable occasion for the team to play at the stadium. Whilst the team performed brilliantly against tough opponents, especially in the latter stages of the tournament, the character of the team shone brightly throughout the competition. Well done! ⚽️👍🏼

Sharing our Stories: 26/05/2023

Beautiful Work This Week

Green Top Staff Crew: Mental Health Awareness Week

Lest We Forget – how does war change lives?

The Second World War may feel like several lifetimes ago to some of us, but there are still thousands of people for whom it was a lived experience,  something they will never forget. 

Years 3 and 4 in all the Primary Schools across our Trust, have through their recent expedition Lest we Forget: How does war change Lives? examined the lives of local people and national figures – all of whom have stories that deserve to be shared.

Four beautiful books have been created, capturing times both traumatic and remarkable.

From Pat Grainger, who lives in the centre of Doncaster and remembers the Corn Exchange cellars being used as an air raid shelter, or Harry Hewitt who as a child helped the war effort by being a runner – delivering messages between the Home Guards. 

The research for these books has been thorough, the original poetry and illustrations adding so much to the work that has become a valuable and treasured resource of stories from a time past, but part of our history and community. 

A visitor shares their story!

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Sharing our Expedition learning @ Carcroft School

Beautiful work from Olivia @ XP Gateshead

NJS walk to school week @ Norton Juniors

Is Migration worth the risk? @ XP

Y5 Football tournament @ Plover

Yorkshire Air Ambulance land art @ Norton Infants

Iron Man Champion @ Green Top

NJS Walk To School Week

This week NJS have been taking part in the Walk With Wildlife Five Day Walking Challenge.

As part of this, we have been using our crew time to discuss how we get to school in a morning, whether this be walking, driving or cycling. This has tied in nicely with our Wise Wednesday crew sessions over the half term, in which we have been debating the benefits of exercise and getting active outside.

We have even taken our walking challenge one step further, walking a mile around our school filed every morning during our crew sessions. We have been clocking up the steps, averaging around 1800 steps!

Sharing our Stories: 19/05/23

Beautiful Work This Week

C27: You Give Me Fever

In January 2023, students in Year 9 studied a joint HUMAN and STEAM expedition called ‘You give me fever’ where students had to answer the guiding question:

Is Science enough to save lives?

The final product was a charity drive in order to raise money for local health charities. We did lots of school events in order to raise money for the charity chosen by each school. We conducted a sponsored walk, bake sale, PJ day, sponsored silence and a bikeathon. 

For our presentation of learning, we created short flip book animations that were projected in XP East. There were zones set up outside around XPD made to look like the time periods of each case study (Black Death, Cholera Outbreak, Spanish Flu & Aids). We were dressed up in period costumes and spoke to the audience about the science and history or each case study. Students also displayed their artwork and sketchbooks to showcase the skills they had acquired this term. At the end of the PoL we presented the funds raised for equipment at NHS Doncaster.

Green Top Year 3/4 – Lest We Forget

Comms: Curation case notes from Norton

Eco Pledges at Frenchgate!

Our Planet Pledge can be seen throughout Frenchgate

It has been wonderful to partner with Frenchgate on this important project – we can’t thank them enough for giving our Schools the opportunity to make their own pledges and display them for all to see within the Centre.

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Active maths lesson @ Carcroft School

Beautiful work from Ben @ XP Gateshead

Subtracting Fractions Treasure Hunt @ Norton Juniors

X28 Crew Re-wilding @ XP

We are activists! @ Plover

Reading for pleasure @ Norton Infants

Crew Malala Beautiful Artwork @ XP East

Maths Club @ Green Top

Getting Smart

Please don’t misunderstand this post as being boastful rather that it’s a massive appreciation to all members of our Crew these last 7 days for their successes in Accelerated Reader tests. As the screen capture shows, of the 18 tests taken by our Crew members, 17 have been passed with an astonishing average of 91.8% of questions answered correctly. These guys are absolutely flying at the minute. Keep it up!

Crew Chadwick Reigns Supreme!

I can’t take any credit for this but a massive well done to my crew who averaged a whopping 272 coins on average in this week’s crew battle. They have been working so hard on improving their times tables and one would like to celebrate this publically!

Well done everyone!

Hook Week: AT THE COAL FACE! ⛏️

Hook week is a-go! Year 6 have enjoyed exploring the world of mining by creating their own high quality mining information posters as well as drawing some mining artefacts. The drawing and sketching we practised earlier in the year has been put to use, to great effect. Well done, guys! 👌🏼😁