Christmas Jumper Day

Don’t forget that Thursday 7th December is National Christmas Jumper Day in aid of the charity ‘Save the Children’.

Suggested donation is £1 and, as always, we are grateful for your support.

We can’t wait to see your jumpers!

Christmas Bingo Night Information

We are really looking forward to welcoming you to our Christmas Bingo Night on Thursday and have lots of tasty treats waiting to be won. There are a small number of tickets available if you haven’t managed to get one yet and would still like to come along and join in the fun.

Doors open 5:30pm Eyes down 6pm

The cards for each game will be on sale on the night and there will be 6 different coloured games during the evening with lots of Christmas chocolate themed prizes. Bingo cards will cost 20p each or cost £1 for a coloured strip for 6 cards. You can even take advantage of our offer of 6 coloured strips for £5! Of course, you can play as many cards as you can manage in each game.

Will you be brave enough to play a full strip or even more than one? If you have young children attending then you may decide to split a strip into individual cards so they can enjoy playing too.

Refreshments will be on sale before and in between games. We will also be holding a raffle for 50p a ticket and have a range of great prizes to be won. It would be much appreciated if you could bring change on the night to make it easier when purchasing bingo strips, raffle tickets and refreshments.


Wow wow wow! What an amazing morning we’ve had with Chloe and Charlie from STAG-ED who came to perform the pantomime Cinderella. We had so much fun, laughter and songs. The children absolutely loved it. What a treat for a drizzly Monday morning!
The cast even sang our birthday girl, Isabella ‘Happy birthday’.
A huge thank you to the Green Top Friends committee who paid for us to have this wonderfully festive treat.

Year 3/4 dodgeball! 🏆

I would just like to give a massive shout out to our Year 3 and 4 pupils who represented Green Top in our Trust dodgeball tournament! What a super set of performances you put in! There were some really really tight games and I think it is fair to say that fun was had by all.

Most importantly, the children represented the school and themselves really well. Thank you to the adults who took our players to the tournament – it is really appreciated!

Sharing our Stories: 01/12/2023

Beautiful Work This Week

Pride of Thorne Awards

This very special event has brought together nominees from across Green Top’s local community who have been recognised for their invaluable work both with and for the people of Thorne. From food banks to emergency services to care homes – all were presented awards by KS1 children at Green Top, as part of their Expedition ‘Not all superheroes wear capes’. The list and variety of work celebrated this evening was incredible and each and every award was so well deserved. Congratulations to all of you from Green Top!

Norton Infants march for Askern CRY Foodbank

Carcroft celebrate and share their awesome ‘Chronica Carcroft’ Roman Newspaper!

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Year 6 final touchdown writing @ Green Top

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Case Study 3 – Reflection in 1M @ Plover

A freezing day out at the Kids EFL Cup! @ Norton Juniors

Christmas is coming! @ XP East

What does it mean to be British? @ Carcroft School

Presentation of Learning @ Norton Infants

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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!

Crew 5/6 Community Crew Champions ✨

Wow! What an absolutely beautiful Community Crew Meeting this morning in Crew 5/6! It was wonderful to hear of all the amazing learning everyone has been doing and how our award winners have demonstrated our Character Traits this week!

We had some extra special shout outs and mentions for our Crew Champion winners! What a lovely start to our Thursday Morning!

Harry Potter Day – Year 5 and 6

On Monday 11th December Year 5 and Year 6 are having a Harry Potter day, where they will take part in a variety of themed activities linked to the film/book series.  The children are invited to come dressed up in clothes linked to Harry Potter if they choose; please note there is no expectation for you to purchase a costume for this themed day.

When we visit Harry Potter Studios, it will be the ‘Hogwarts in the snow’ experience.  As part of our themed day, we would like to watch the film ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’ as it has a number of winter snow scenes.  The film rating is 12A – if you would NOT consent to your child watching this film, please let your child’s crew leader know as soon as possible so alternative plans can be made.

Thank you

The Year 5 and Year 6 Staff Team