Back to School!

We have had a wonderful first week back in F2 this week. Here is a round up of the things we have been learning this week.

In line with our update behaviour policy in school we have introduced HoWL points to replace ‘house points’. HoWL stands for ‘Habits of Work and Learning’ and our HoWLs make up our school rules ‘ The Green Top Code’. In F2 children’s HoWL points will be linked to our key principles of ‘Be Kind, Work Hard and Get Smart’ we have also introduced ‘Be Safe’ HoWL points to encourage the children to be mindful of how to keep themselves and others safe during the current pandemic.

At the end of each day we reflect on our daily HoWL’s in crew and discuss how we have demonstrated our HoWLs throughout the day.

In phonics this week we have reviewed the sounds learned so far and have also focused on oral blending and segmenting games. Check out our F2 Google classroom for examples of games you could play at home. We have also been learning the Phase 2 tricky words and children have been given a keyring with these words on to practise at home.

In maths we have have been focusing on addition and have played some fun adding games.

In Literacy we continued to read the story of Owl Babies and we had a go at writing what the owls were feeling, thinking and saying and different points in the story.

As always the children have worked incredibly hard this week and we are very proud of them all. We have also seen lots of home learning activities taking place and we will continue to share these with the class in our homework crew sessions on Thursday each week. All of our home learning activities can be found in the F2 Google Classroom. If you have not yet logged into the Google classroom you can log in through the Green Top website using the username and password shown below:

username: firstname.surname34

password: password

If you have trouble logging in please email eyfs@greentopschool.org

Our daily lessons are uploaded to the Google Classroom for any children who are isolating at home.

 

Thank You,

Miss Schon and Miss Vaughan

 

 

 

We will miss you!

Well class 4 we have got to the end of our year together. It has been a strange year and I feel like we have missed so much time together but you have made me so proud everyday and I know your new class teacher will love having you all next year. Enjoy your holidays and Good luck in year 1. I have made you all a poster with everyones names on and a video of your time in class 4.

EPEC – Parent Group Leader Recruitment

Empowering Parents, Empowering Communities (EPEC) is a successful, popular, unique parenting approach.

EPEC is for local parents, led by local parents.

We are currently recruiting parents who would like to become a Empowering Parents, Empowering Communities (EPEC) Group Leaders.

Would like to be part of a new and exciting EPEC Programme coming to Doncaster ?

As an EPEC parent group leader, you will:

  • Receive an amazing free training and support from our local EPEC team.
  • Learn to lead practical, caring groups for local parents.
  • Share tried and tested methods that give children the best start in life.
  • Join a group of like-minded parents to make a difference to your local community.
  • Develop your skills and confidence.
  • Gain experience that will help you fulfill your ambitions.

We are holding a virtual coffee afternoon for those parents/carers who are interested

On:                       Thursday 23rd July 2020

Through:             Microsoft teams (app can be downloaded onto your phone or a computer)     

 Time:                   2pm – 3pm

Please see attach posters for more information – If you are interested please email Philip Stewart; Philip.Stewart@doncaster.gov.uk

School Games Active Championship

Youth Sports Trust have teamed up with TopYa to create an exclusive School Games Active Championship which can be used by pupils and schools.

Three times a week TopYa! Release a challenge for pupils to try. Children practise the challenges, then submit their best video using a mobile device to receive personal coaching feedback from the TopYa! team of experienced virtual coaches. Points are earned for each video submitted, leading to climbing leaderboards and winning prizes!

The TopYa! Active app is committed to online safety and meets rigorous COPPA and GDPR safeguarding standards. No one can communicate within the app. All children can do to communicate with one another is give each other a virtual ‘high-five’, which functions like a social media ‘like’.

The points pupils gain are then tallied up and compared in a league table against other Doncaster schools (in the Rossington School Games Area).

This is completely free and a great way for pupils to be active at home and at school.

I have attached above information from TopYa! And you can also read more on the School Games Website.

You will need the following code which is unique to your school: 22612

 

Good luck and enjoy!

Please click on the link below for oxford owl where you can register as a parent for free and it only takes 2 minutes to do!  Your child can then access reading books form our reading scheme matched to their colour band and phonics phase knowledge.  Whilst we can’t send home and bring back reading packs into school, this is the perfect alternative to ensure that your child doesn’t miss out on continuing with their reading practice.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

GREEN TOP’S GOT TALENT

As many of you know annually we run a Green Top’s Got Talent contest, this year this will need to be done virtually.

Anyone wishing to enter has until the closing date below to prepare their act, video it and send it to the Y5-6@greentopschool.co.uk email address.

Dependent on the number of entries we receive we will either have ‘heats’ in phases and a final of the top 3 from each heat. Or we will run one whole school competition for the final.

Mrs Overson and I will approach some independent judges to decide on the winners.

All children entering will receive a medal an certificate.

All talents are welcome we have had singers, dances, gymnasts, comedians, martial arts routines, magicians and BSL performances in the past among many others. You can choose something and enter it.

The video sent to Mrs Overson should be no more than 3 minutes long and social distancing guidance should be followed during your clip. All entries must be received by Monday 22nd June at 5pm.

We look forward to sharing the compilation of entries with you all later that week.

Good Luck!

Mrs Claira Salter and Mrs Kelly Overson