Its summer sports time.

Rounders practice will start this week on Wednesday 3.15-4.30. All welcome, please bring your PE kit.

Extra curricular this week

Welcome back, hope you have all had a lovely easter.

Extra curricular this week is as follows:

Tuesday: Cheerleading 3.30-4.30

Wednesday: Y7 and Y9 boys football game at home. Students will finish between 4.45 and 5.

Thursday: BTEC Sport catch up.

There will be lots more going on next week and the enrichment timetable will be shared via blog later this week.

Extended Art Learning Labs for y11

On Tuesday 16th April we’ll have our final Art learning lab before the GCSE Art exam the following week. As it’s the last chance before the exam for students to get some extra time in, we’ll be running an extended session running from 3.30 until 5.30pm. To keep everyone energised and working we’ll have a selection of food and snacks for students who attend.

All year 11 students are welcome, but we’ll be sending invites out to those who we’d really like to see for that final push.

Crew SMI – Term 2 Complete!

Crew SMI have had another busy term. From visiting a Gurdwara to running a mile for the British Heart Foundation, Crew SMI have well and truly done it all this term. We’ve had some ups and downs, but we’ve made it through as a crew. We’d like to share a couple of our highlights from this term.

Highlight 1 – Passing our SLCs

We spent a few weeks preparing for our Student Led Conferences, gathering work to show our parents – work we were proud of, work we found challenging and work we needed to further improve. We all worked really hard to put together a presentation showing these pieces of work. Everyone completed their SLC and passed! Here’s a few of us with our certificates.

Highlight 2 – World Book Day

Crew SMI decided to dress up as characters from the famous book ‘The Lorax’ by Dr. Suess. We spent a few days planning our outfits, ensuring everyone had a character to portray. Then on the day, we arrived early and got into our costumes, ready to attend Community Meeting as our Lorax characters. Were we the only ones dressed up that day? Yes. Yes we were. But we didn’t care, as we had great fun choosing characters and coming up with costume ideas. It really brought us together as a crew. We did get a few funny looks and laughs throughout the day though, but we stayed in character. It was a great day and we can’t wait till next year to do it all again… but as who?

To finish the term on a high, Crew SMI celebrated Easter with a few games and an Easter basket full of goodies each. We hope you all have a wonderful Easter break and eat lots of chocolate!

See you all in two weeks!

Miss Mitchell

Easter Hamper Day Success!

FXP would like to thank those who supported the Easter tuck shop and raffle today. The tuck shop raised a whopping £155 in just 15 minutes and the raffle raised £120, so a grand total of £275 to go towards future XP projects. We can’t thank you enough.

Congratulations to our raffle winners today Carl, Kian J and Bal, we hope your enjoy your prizes!

We look forward to seeing you all at our next tuck shop on Thursday 16th May. Happy Easter everyone, enjoy your two weeks off!

Friends of XP

£368 raised for the British Heart Foundation

Thank you to everyone who supported me this month in raising money for the British Heart Foundation. A special mention goes to Rowena Aspden in X30 (Y7), who joined me in giving up chocolate for a month and raised £79 of her own fundraising. Well done Rowena!

Another thank you goes to all students who participated in the Fun Run on Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th. Well done!

All of your donations will be warmly received by the British Heart Foundation for their vital research into heart and circulatory diseases. It’s not too late to donate! Follow this link to donate:

Thank you!!

Miss Barton

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

Join our Crew!

We’re looking for Cleaners and a Cleaner in Charge to #JoinOurCrew at XP Doncaster – find out more and apply here!

Share your stories with us!

We now have a new dedicated news email so that you can send your stories, updates or ideas about potential news articles directly to us in Comms.

It might be something you or your students have achieved, a charity you’re supporting or anything at all that deserves a wider audience.

Write to us at [email protected] –  we want to hear about it, write about it and celebrate it!

Y11 Easter Revision Sessions and Core Learning Labs

 We just wanted to post a reminder about the revision sessions that are running during the second week of half term.  Although these aren’t compulsory, attendance is highly encouraged.  Having said that, it’s also important that Y11 have a much deserved rest from revision too, so hopefully they will be able to strike the balance between both over the next two weeks.

Once we return on the 15th, it’ll be all systems go for Y11 as we really do start the final push towards GCSEs (you can view the GCSE timetable here, but don’t forget we have Art and Spanish Speaking exams scheduled during the first two weeks back.) 

Core Subject Learning Labs will be running from the first Monday back and these sessions will be compulsory for all students.  If your child can’t attend for any reason, please let me or your child’s Crew Leader know.

Monday: Maths
Wednesday: English
Thursday: Science

Finally, D6 (our Saturday revision school) will be back up and running from 20th April.

Y11 have shown such resilience this term and we’re all so impressed with the effort being put into all sessions.  

With thanks for all your support,
Angella & Mel

Action packed

Last week the Year 7 Netball teams took part in a tournament with a number of different schools in Doncaster. The teams dedication, team work and resilience paid off having numerous wins across both teams.

The Year 9 Netball team then had a game at home which they unfortunately didn’t win. However, the girls put on a great fight and the skills they had been working hard on during training showed during their match and they did not stop until the final whistle!

The Year 7, 9 and 10 boys football teams have had 2 football games in the past week with the 9s winning both their games and the other teams putting on a fantastic performance but unfortunately couldn’t quite claim victory.

We have lots of new extra curricular clubs happening after the Easter break and we hope to see lots of new and familiar faces. Keep your eyes peeled for what is coming up.

Team PE

Easter Hamper Day!

FXP will be announcing the winners of the Easter hampers tomorrow morning around 10:30am. There are 3 prizes to win! Students and staff can buy raffle tickets from Miss Mitchell at £1 a strip for a chance to win one of these prizes. If you haven’t bought yours yet, you still have time. Tickets will be on sale up until the announcement tomorrow, so get your tickets quick!

FXP will also be doing another tuck shop tomorrow. There will be lots of goodies to buy including fruit pots, sweets, crisps, hot food and cans of pop. Please bring in some money to purchase these at break time tomorrow (cash only).

We look forward to seeing you!

Friends of XP