Amazon Tribes

As part of our reading lesson last week, we looked at Amazon Tribes. We learned about different tribes and how they are in danger because of deforestation. The reading activity was around the room and we really worked hard to read the text closely in order to retrieve information. Lots of the questions were vocabulary related so we really had to get smart by reading around the key words and trying to figure out the meaning!

Amelia’s Home Learning

Amelia has completed some amazing home learning with her family today and I am super impressed! She created some fantastic information posters about Diwali and deforestation! This links to both our Expedition and our Crew learning! Well done Amelia!

Silent Discussion

Last week, Crew Knowles tried out one of our new protocols – Silent Discussion. Our crew completed this protocol at the end of the lesson as a reflection of learning. Each person had to silently answer questions written on paper but they were also able to agree and question other responses that had been put down. I was SUPER impressed with our first attempt at a silent discussion and I was impressed with the reflection of learning that took place. Well done Crew Knowles!

Year 5/6 Family Learning

Complete one of the activities from the document (linked below) as part of our Family Learning! Remember to take lots of photos and email them to us so we can create a video of all of your wonderful learning!

All of the activities link to our Expedition ‘How can we help the world we live in?’

We can’t wait to see what you get up to!

Family Learning Menu.pdf



Classifying Animals

Crew Knowles have worked so hard today classifying animals in to different categories! We have looked at the different observable characteristics of mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish and birds as well as vertebrates and invertebrates. The reasoning and explanations from the children about how to classify animals blew me away and they all worked so hard to achieve their ME.

Well done Crew Knowles!



Thanks to all who have entered the pumpkin competition. The deadline for entries is 12pm today. Unfortunately any entries received after this time will not be part of the judging. One winner per phase will be announced and all entries will receive a small treat on their return to school next Monday. Details of the competition are below:

🎃🍁🍂Happy half term 🎃🍁🍂

At Green Top we are sad that family learning can’t take place as it would usually in our classrooms and therefore we have pledged to have a family learning activity each half term for the whole school community to get involved with.

The first family learning challenge will be a ‘Carve or Decorate your own pumpkin’ competition. This competition will be judged on 31st October. There can be one entry per child and all entries must be entered by a photograph sent to by the 12pm Tuesday 27th October. As photographs are entered they will be blogged on the website for all to see. All students who enter will receive a ‘treat’ on their return to school on 2nd November.

In addition one winner will be selected from each phase. Winners will be announced on October 31st.