All year long our children have been working alongside Roots of Empathy Instructors, class teachers and babies to develop their own empathy skills. Today a group of 8 children, representing the school, visited the Keep Moat Stadium to celebrate a great year.
On Wednesday our parents and carers were invited to our garden party themed celebration to celebrate our theme ‘what are the Scarecrow’s secrets?’ We had fun sharing our books and slideshows of learning. We read together the story of ‘The Scarecrows’ Wedding and sang songs together including Dingle Dangle Scarecrow. We had lots of fun posing by the tractor, having our faces painted and taking part in the scavenger Hunt. Lots of you enjoyed a picnic and dancing in the hall with Mrs Hardman! There were games and story sessions in F2 classrooms and a fantastic time was enjoyed by all! A big thank you to all staff and parents for making our event extra special but also appreciating and celebrating the last theme of the year and the vast amount of learning that has taken place.
Below is the structure of learning at Green Top next year. As you will see, we welcome new teachers to Green Top; Mrs Wallace and Miss Blackham. We are also pleased to say that Miss Knowles and Miss Bisby have returned to the school after completing their Initial Teacher Training courses.
Mr Mumby, after 4 years here, has decided to move schools, due to family commitments.
Miss Schon and Mr Gravil will be joining Mrs Bembridge in providing teacher intervention for our children.
Mrs Graves has been appointed as SEN Leader and will deliver quality sessions for our SEN children.
Mrs Raper will provide support and challenge for our Newly Qualified Teachers next year.
Work has started on the creation of a ‘Safer Crossing Zone’ outside the school on Ash Tree Road. Watch this space for further markings, to support the safety of our children whilst crossing the road to school.
The community of Thorne have come out today to take part in Green Top’s Picnic in the Park. The choir, cheerleaders and other talented Green Top children are all performing in Thorne Park this afternoon.
Tuesday morning was fantastic! Parents and children were collaborating and problem solving as they made their own scarecrows which are displayed in the EYFS classrooms and outdoor areas.
I’m sure you’ll agree they have made fabulous enhancements for our new theme ‘What are the Scarecrow’s Secrets?’
The children worked collaboratively in the outdoor area creating their own tractor from the crates and tyres.
Kesha found a ladybird in our outdoor area today. During sharing time she told the class how she’d been a ‘Curious Cleo’ looking at the ladybirds wings and spots and how it walked on her hand. There were lots of children looking at her ladybird.
Our day at Cannon Hall Farm was truly amazing! The children were an absolute delight to take and represented Green Top beautifully. They found out lots of new facts about farm animals and came back ‘hooked’ by their new them. When we talked about our favourite part of the day, many children enjoyed the pigs, reindeers and feeding the goats. But above all the favourite part of the day had to be the ‘Sheep Race’.
Here is Mia with her hands full of food ready to feed the goats.
A very excited birthday boy Elliot and his friend Georgie in the first barn when they saw the pigs and piglets.
Damion looking at the pigs from the balcony viewing area.