Our Green Top Stories

We pride ourselves on making memories with our students at Green Top. We call our approach 3 dimensional.

If we support children in equal measure around their character growth, production of beautiful worth and achievement of academic success we believe they will truly be the best version of themselves.

A short narrative clip by some of Y6 students embedded below celebrates that beautifully. Thanks to Geoff Hewitt and Ricky Elderkin who helped us bring our ideas to life!

Impact of Snow on Green Top

The following arrangements are put into operation at Green Top, during days when we experience disruption caused by severe snow or extreme weather.

  • A text will be sent to parents by 7.30am if the school is going to close
  • The closure will be also be posted on the school website.
  • If conditions deteriorate during a school day a decision may be made to close the school early. A text will always be sent parents to inform them of any changes and arrangements for early collection to be confirmed. 
  • If you do not hear from the school then assume it is a normal day and we are OPEN
  • If we are open but pathways and drives are of concern, then we will send a text requesting support from parents to help Alan to clear these areas.

Thank you in advance for your support with this.

Tuesday’s home learning

Huge thanks again for getting in touch and accessing learning at home. Thanks for contacting us if you can’t access online learning or communicate with school.

Today the staff in school are reduced to minimum numbers and

We notice…the quality of work from students today has been amazing and we’ve had learning shared from over 350 children,

We praise… the support, praise, encouragement and thank yous from our parenting community – we’re in this together . Our Green Top Family.

We also praise… the number of children who have been able to ‘touch base’ with staff before 11am so we don’t have to touch base to check in with you all.

We wonder… if anyone is still struggling to log in to online platforms? If you are please contact the office or your teacher who will ask Mr Kershaw and the staff team to try to support you over the phone.

Thanks all

Out of this world!

Well done to Seth for getting the out of this world. He has been an absolute super star and has been trying really hard. It was great to get this picture this morning and see how proud everyone is of you.

It’s great to see you are carrying on the work at home.

Teach Your Monster to Read

Some parents have reported that they were unable to log-in to this game or that the app is now charging a fee to download.

We have looked into this and you child is able to access this for free on a computer and only through this link (not through the main website page):

www.teachyoumonstertoread.com/u/3069607

You can then use your child’s login details.

If you would prefer to use this on a phone or tablet you will be able to download it from the store but it is currently charging 99p for the download. You can then log in using your child’s details. Please make sure you type the username and then the number next to the star. No password is required in the 3rd box.

Thursday – Phonics

We have been continuing to revise our phase 3 graphemes. Today we focused on the /oo/ digraph. This can make two sounds. A long sound and a short sound this is explained in the video below.

After watching the videos we tired to read and write some of the words by ourselves.

 

Extra challenge: Can you children write these sentences?

I can zoom to the moon.

I can look at a book.

Wednesday – Maths

Today we have started a new Maths Block. We will begin learning about time. This includes:

  • daily routines
  • days of the week
  • language of time for example first, next, last, after that
  • Introduction to time (How many lego bricks can you place in a tower in 1min, 2min, 3 mins etc)
  • Beginning to think about clocks measuring time (o’clock times)

Today the children completed a ‘Blast Off’ to find out what they already know. Next we will learn about this and at the end of this block we will do a ‘Touch Down’ to see how far our learning has come.