I hope you all had a great Easter Holiday. This week is very busy, with great trips and workshops planned. Keep an eye out on the Class Blogs for pictures of your children enjoying and learning.
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On Thursday 6th April, we held our 5th Green Top’s Got Talent. We had over 40 children showcase their talents, led over the last 10 weeks by Miss Salter and Mrs Overson. With a combined audience of over 700 people, the children demonstrated great confidence, resilience and of course great talent.
Thank you to all the staff for supporting the event and all the parents for practising song lyrics, developing dance moves and of course for clapping and smiling last night.
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A brilliant time was had by members of the Green Top KS2 Book Club today at the Doncaster Book Award Finale, held at the Dome.We have been reading, blogging and voting for the books all year and today was when we discovered the winners!
Arriving early, we had time to practise making lots of noise with our home-made shakers and then the fun started…….
Liz Millions, an illustrator and writer, gave us a very entertaining crash course into how to draw imaginary creatures like dragons and unicorns. Starting with a potato or baked bean shape, she gave us tips on how to create fabulous cartoon characters. Just by changing the eyes and the mouth, she demonstrated how to completely transform a picture – and all done with her unique, hilarious sense of humour!
Joshua (call him Josh) Seigal was up next! He entertained us with his brilliant, interactive poems about chicken, his dog and how he ‘doesn’t like poetry’! We learnt lots about rhythm and how to perform poetry and it was great how he got us all joining in. He was then kind enough to sign our books and pose for a photograph with us!
In the afternoon, after a second ‘slot’ by Liz Millions (Teddy Bears and Pirates this time!), we were delighted to welcome Philip Ardagh, the’ 2 Metres Tall, bearded, international best-selling children’s author’ to the stage. His wacky style had us howling with laughter – especially when he told us the story of his second-hand (sorry ‘second-bottom) pants that he was forced to wear.
Finally, the winners of this year’s awards were announced. Congratulations go to Primary List winner, Julian Clary, for ‘The Bolds’; Secondary List winner, Amy Alward for ‘The Potion Diaries’; and Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes, winner of the poetry list.
A big ‘Thank You’ to the committee and volunteers of the Doncaster Book Awards for staging another fantastic event, yet again free of charge. Check out their website on www.doncasterbookaward.net for more photos, news and events.
In class 2 and 3 we have already been hooked by our arts week activities. This morning we made a giant mondrian picture using our bodies and large sheets of paper. We have read about Piet Mondrian and how he used black lines and bright colours to create his pictures.
The Friends of Green Top arranged a night of family entertainment this evening. Over 50 of the local community joined us for a great game of Bingo! All monies raised to be spent on the children of Green Top. Thanks to the Friends for their continued support.
Today we held our ‘Celebrating Children’s Learning Event’ for EYFS and KS1 parents. It was great to see the children leading their learning conversation. Thank you to all the parents and carers who attended today.