Brilliant Coaching

I would like to give a huge shout out to Henley and Elise for their brilliant coaching skills in maths this morning focusing on squared and cubed numbers. I was blown away with how well they were both explaining what squared and cubed numbers are and how to solve problems linked to them. Great coaching Henley and Elise I am very proud of you both!

Special Visitor! 🔥 👩‍🚒

Year 5 and 6 have been so lucky today by having Firefighter James Fenwick in to talk to them about the devastating fires at Hatfield Moors back in May 2020- this linking to our expedition surrounding Deforestation.

James was one of many of the brave firefighters that worked tirelessly at the moors to combat these fires for 6 weeks and explained to us the effects the fires had on the local wildlife and their habitats as well as showing us lots of different images and explaining his journey on this job; from the start of the fires, all the way through to the end. We were all so shocked at the damage that was caused by a disposable bbq!!

The children had lots of questions for James about the moors fire and found it really interesting hearing the ins and outs of his job role. A huge thank you to him for answering them so well and for taking time out of his busy, important schedule to come and talk through this with us. We really appreciate it!!

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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



Cool Collage!

Year 5 have begun their collage art work in preparation for their propaganda posters. The propaganda posters will be displayed at Thorne Community Woods and will encourage people to look after our environment! A fantastic start – well done Crew Ambler!


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.

Conversation Starter

Do you ever ask your child what they’ve been learning this week only to get told ‘nothing’ or ‘I can’t remember’.

To try and help with this, each year group will share a specific question each week about that weeks learning to try and help get the conversation going. 

Let us know if it’s useful and helps children talk about their learning.