WOW!  Well done to everyone who took the time to celebrate maths by photographing maths in our community!  We have some wonderful examples that I can’t wait to display around school.
Here are a few examples:
We will share more as the week goes on!
Wednesday’s maths challenge:
What does 100 grams look like?  Can you measure out 100g into a food bag and bring it to school?  Last year we looked at what 100 looks like and it will be great to compare 100 and 100g!
Don’t forget Friday’s maths challenge is our Maths Dress up day!  We are raising money for NSPCC and our target is £500!  We are asking for a donation of £1 (minimum).
Thank you once again for supporting our maths week!  We have started well!

Captain Tom 100 Challenge! 🏅

This Friday, Friday 30th April, marks the beginning of the Captain Tom 100 Challenge which will continue until Bank Holiday Monday 3rd May. 

The family of Sir Captain Tom Moore is inviting the world to take inspiration from his famous 100 laps around his garden to celebrate Tom’s life, his generosity of spirit and the hope and joy he brought to millions.

YOU can join this celebration and take part in the Captain Tom 100 by setting yourself your own challenge based around the number 100!

Let the number 100 be your inspiration and do something amazing, whether it’s..

100 Star Jumps

100 laps of your garden

100 minutes of gaming

Baking 100 cupcakes

Singing for 100 minutes.

We would love to see lots of you taking part and taking lots of photographs of your challenges. Please send any photographs or videos to [email protected] so we can celebrate your contributions on the blog.

Here is a video with more information about the fundraising event.

Click on the link below if you would like to donate to the Captain Tom Foundation: 

I can’t wait to see what you achieve in your challenges!

#CrewGreenTop #CaptainTom100




Maths Week and NSPCC Number Day

Dear Parents and Carers 

Next week is maths week at Green Top (4th – 7th May).  We will be celebrating maths and to do this we will be doing the following:

  • Each day you will be informed of a challenge you can complete at home and bring into school or email to [email protected] 
  • Each day there will be a FUN maths challenge on the blog for you to complete as a family at home
  • Friday is NSPCC Maths day so we will be having a ‘maths’ dress up day (£1 donation)

Please see the school blog for links to the NSPCC maths day website, ideas for dress up and daily posts next week.

NSPCC website:

Tuesday’s challenge is:  Maths‌ ‌is‌ ‌everywhere!‌  ‌Take‌ ‌a‌ ‌photograph‌ ‌of‌ something‌ ‌maths‌ ‌related‌ ‌around‌ ‌our‌ ‌local‌ ‌community.‌  ‌This‌ ‌could‌ ‌be‌ ‌a‌ ‌percentage‌ ‌in‌ ‌a‌ ‌shop‌ ‌sale,‌ ‌a‌ ‌date‌ ‌on‌ ‌a‌ ‌building,‌ ‌a‌ ‌bus‌ ‌timetable‌ ‌or‌ ‌numbers‌ ‌on‌ ‌a‌ ‌traffic‌ ‌sign.‌  ‌Who‌ ‌will‌ ‌be‌ ‌the‌ ‌most‌ ‌creative?‌  ‌Send‌ ‌your‌ ‌photographs‌ ‌to‌ ‌[email protected].  Good Luck!

Last year was a huge success and enjoyed by all – we can’t wait to see what next week brings.


Mrs K Overson 


Dress up ideas:

Crew Challenge

Crew Thurkettle are the best! They completed yet another crew challenger!

Today they had to turn the sheet over without anyone stepping  off the sheet onto the floor!
They managed to do it with just 1 minute left from the 15 minutes time limit. Well done Crew Thurkettle! 👏👏👏

March Reading Challenge!

Join in with our March reading challenge by helping us to earn 250,000 reading minutes!

Log how many minutes you have read this week at home!

Don’t log the minutes you have read in school as your teachers have done this for you!

The link to the Google form is here:

The link to the Google form is here:

John o Groats to Lands End – Week 2


Please find attached the google form for week 2 of our John o Groats to Lands End challenge. I will update the map on Monday evening so it gives everyone time to send their steps in. Good luck and keep those steps up!

Welcome back!

Hello Crew Thurkettle!

Just a quick note to say I can’t wait to have all our crew back together on Monday 8th March. This will be the first time we’ll have all been together since Christmas!

I’m so looking forward to seeing you with all your friends, sharing your stories, looking after each other and being happy at school.
I’ve missed your gorgeous faces so much!!
See you all Monday

Love Mrs Hardman xx

Investigating sound – volume and pitch

This week in expedition, Class 13 have been learning that sound is made by vibrations and travels in sound waves. They used guitars to investigate volume and discovered that the harder they strummed/plucked the strings, the louder the volume. The softer they strummed the strings, the quieter the volume.

They confirmed their findings by clapping their hands together, first hard and then soft. The harder they clapped, the louder the volume.

Ruby drew sound waves to represent the volume of different sounds.

Later in the week they carried out an experiment to identify pitch.
First, they began to write out their experiment…

and then they filled each bottle carefully with the same amount of water.

They carefully blew across the top of the bottles to listen to the pitch of the sounds. They discovered they all sounded the same!

The children then poured different amounts of water into the bottles until each bottle had a different level of water.

Now when they blew across the bottles, each one sounded different, with a higher or lower pitch.
The conclusion of their experiment was the bottles with the most amount of water had a higher pitch and the bottles with less water, a lower pitch.

Well done my little scientists!!