Sharing our Stories: 09/02/2024

Beautiful Work This Week

XPG Studios

Have you seen this awesome Instagram page, created to showcase the beautiful work from the 150 (and counting!) artists at XP Gateshead? You can see everything they’ve done and follow them here.

Here are some examples recent work they’ve produced…

Beautiful Curation: Plover School

This week, beautiful work from LKS2’s last Expedition ‘Coming to Doncaster – Why then, why now?’ has been curated outside the school! Be sure to stop and take a look at their work on migration, Roman history and sharing stories!

Beautiful Work in the Community: Earth Emergency

In Autumn 2023, Green Top School’s UKS2 children undertook a learning expedition called Earth Emergency. The guiding question was: How can we help our planet survive? Their beautiful artwork is on display on a shopfront on Fieldside in Thorne.

Top of the Blogs

Beautiful work from Arlo and Daniel @ XP Gateshead

Exploring and Embedding Goldilocks and the three bears @ Norton Infants

Safer Internet Day @ Green Top

Crew RPU/ABT getting SLC ready @ XP

We Can Collaborate! @ Plover

Crew Rashford sharing the love @ XP East

Fun in the snow @ Carcroft School

Ponder, Persevere, Practice but never Procrastinate @ Norton Juniors

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Share your stories with us!

We now have a new dedicated news email so that you can send your stories, updates or ideas about potential news articles directly to us in Comms.

It might be something you or your students have achieved, a charity you’re supporting or anything at all that deserves a wider audience.

Write to us at [email protected] –  we want to hear about it, write about it and celebrate it!

A final shout out to Crew Barnett!

A massive thank you to everyone for the messages and gifts – I am totally overwhelmed. It has been a pleasure to teach at Green Top and work with some amazing people and children.

Crew Barnett – You are all brilliant!! I am gutted that I can’t make it to the end of the year with you but I know you will all do me proud! Remember to focus on yourselves and push yourselves so that you get everything you deserve.

Y1 family learning

We are artists – we spent a very creative and theraputic afternoon today using a ‘step by step’ method to paint a jelly fish linked to our second case study – the sea. All of the children and their parents and carers produced beautiful artwork which will be included in our art gallery at the end of term.

Miss Rodgers and Miss Schon x

Further studies in class 8

Thank you so much to Daniel and Angelica for both sharing their own stories that they had written at home. I was so impressed…well done guys! Thanks so much for sharing with us all!

Mrs Shaw x x


Spring DISCO 

Wednesday 21st February 2024

EYFS 2pm – 2:45pm

KS1 3pm – 3:45pm

KS2 4pm – 5pm

£2 entrance to the disco will include a hotdog and juice. Additional drinks and sweets will be available to purchase.

Uniform / clothes:

Nursery children are welcome to come to school in their DISCO clothes.

F2, Y1 and Y2 will be in school uniform and will get changed in class before the DISCO begins.

KS2 will be in school uniform for the day and change at home or during their club (if they attend a Wednesday club).

Children will be collected from their usual doors after the DISCO


Class 8’s beautiful work

This week we have completed our final touch down writes, which were descriptions of Canada’s landscape. I was so impressed with their vocabulary and the progress they have made.

In maths we have been learning about how repeated addition can help us to understand multiplication. The children have been arranging objects into groups this week and I have been so impressed with their vocabulary and understanding.

Well done!

Mrs Shaw x x