Diwali Art 🕯

Shout out to Sophie for creating this beautiful rangoli pattern at home! As part of our crew session yesterday, we looked at the celebration of Diwali and the story of Rama and Sita and how this celebration is similar/different to our celebration at Christmas and New Year.
Well done Soph, this is a beautiful piece of art! 50 house points!!! 🌟

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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Super Sketching!


We have been building on our sketching skills from earlier in the week by applying them to our drawings. We have been sketching an image of the tree as part of our deforestation theme. Here are some of our first drafts. I think they look fab!

Learning the Basics

As part of our expedition lessons this week, we have been practising our sketching techniques. We have been focussing on how to grip our pencil when sketching and looking at how this can create different results and textures.

Animal Collage

On Monday, we began creating our propaganda posters using collage. Each class has a different animal to create and we are looking forward to seeing them all once they are finished.

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



Animal Classification

In our expedition lessons this week, we have been looking at different types of animals including mammals, reptiles and amphibians. We have been looking at what characteristics make up each group and classifying animals based on those characteristics.


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 familylearning@greentopschool.org 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.