Creating Class ‘Norms’

I was extremely impressed with the new year 6’s this morning. They worked in groups to decide on their ‘classroom norms’ and they then presented their ideas to the rest of the class. Their ideas were well thought out and mature. I look forward to seeing children following our class norms this week!

Has Banksy been to Green Top?

The children in years 5 and 6 have created this Banksy style graffiti as part of our theme. It is known that the Vikings used to graffiti by carving their name in runes on buildings and monasteries. To inspire our writing (a balanced argument), the children worked together to create what can only be described as a work of art! The children used a range of skills and had to work through a number of steps in order to get to the final product. Their craft was of a high quality and it was clear that previous explorations had developed their skills. We used a Banksy piece of artwork that was recently discovered in Hull and we put our own twist on it. I’m sure Banksy would be proud of our efforts!

What do you think? Is graffiti art or vandalism? Leave your comments below (this will help us plan our writing!)


Year 5/6 Family Learning

Year 5/6 enjoyed taking part in a Viking treasure hunt today for family learning. They had to discover all of the runes before breaking the code and then discover the Viking God. Once they had done this, they had to follow the coordinates to the prize! Everyone involved had great fun and it truly was a fantastic family learning!


Thank you to all those that came and supported (and joined in the fun)!

Viking Trading Market

Class 14 loved being Viking traders today! Each group had a different product to trade and had to build their wealth and their stocks! The Vikings were true traders and showed some great bargaining skills! However, it wasn’t all easy trading. It was a difficult time when the strong winters hit (freezing weapons and tools) and some groups no longer had the ability to produce as many products meaning they had to work extra hard to ensure they had enough to trade!

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