The Masked Reader!!

The Masked Reader is finally here!

Can you guess which teacher is hiding under each mask?

Submit your answers below – good luck!


Google form link:

March Reading Challenge!

Join in with our March reading challenge by helping us to earn 250,000 reading minutes between now and 26th March!

Log how many minutes you have read this week at home!

Don’t log the minutes you have read in school as your teachers have done this for you!

The link to the Google form is here:

The link to the Google form is here:


Lola has taken part in a walking challenge with Thorne ladies netball team; a team which her mum plays netball with.

They took on the challenge as a team to walk from lands end to John O’Groats and back virtually, which they completed before the end of February and so they then walked back to Doncaster! Lola also took part in this challenge and as a team they have walked over 2200 miles and raised over £2600 for pancreatic cancer.

Lola wanted to share this amazing achievement before logging her own steps this week as part of the whole school challenge to walk the same distance in March! We are very excited to see the steps stacking up and can’t wait to share the weekly totals with you all! Thanks for sharing Lola and mum!!

The Masked Reader – Sneak Peek

Here is a sneak peek of our Masked Reader!

Coming 4th March …

Throughout March, as a school we are planning to walk from John o Groats to Lands end and back! That’s 1,748 miles!

If my calculations are correct as a school we only need to do 110,505 steps a day! Easy!

So charge up your fit bits and smart watches and get your walking shoes ready!

At the end of the week complete the google form that I have attached to this blog and we will record your steps. There will be weekly prizes in school for most steps in a week and all school staff will be getting involved too.

Good luck and I hope you enjoy the challenge 🙂

Lands' End to John O' Groats charity walk. - Home | Facebook

Making our own telephones

Year 4 have had fun in their expeditionlessons this week making their own stringtelephones to find out how sound travels.

Class 13 discovered that when you talk into the cup your voice sends sound waves inside the cup, vibrating the bottom of the cup. These vibrations transfer onto the string and then travel across the string into the bottom of the other cup and into your partner’s ear.

They kept the string tight so the sound waves travelled down the string. If their string became loose, the sound wasn’t as good because the vibrations had to travel all around rather than directly down the string.

Amazing Maya

Maya was Class 13’s superstar this afternoon. She carefully read through a text, using the skimming method to retrieve key words and information, linked the questions to her answers and then showed her understanding by answering her questions correctly. Well done Maya, you’re a star!!

Abstract art

In their G Block lesson this afternoon, the children created pieces of abstract art. They began by sketching a volcano and then could draw anything they wished erupting from their volcano. They selected different shapes and patterns and used paints, pencil crayons or both to create these amazing pieces of art!
They are brilliant! Well done Crew Thurkettle! ⭐️ ⭐️