Have a Great Holiday

From all the staff at Green Top, we would like to thank you for all your support this year and hope you all have a great summer holiday. We will see you all on 28th August for the new school year.


Class 10’s greatest show!

Click here to see Class 10’s greatest show!

Class 10 have had a fabulous year and participated in some great learning and they’ve had lots of fun along the way. Mrs Clay and I have loved working with such a fantastic bunch of children. We have watched them grow and we definitely agree that they are now Year 4 ready. We couldn’t end the year without sharing a little video that we have all been working on so please click the link above and enjoy!

Thank you again to the children, parents and carers for making this year such a special one! We will miss them very much but we know they are going to be awesome in Year 4!

-Miss Blackham & Mrs Clay

Mr Butler’s Update

Dear Parents and Carers of Green Top

It’s been a very eventful year. A year which has resulted in many amazing learning memories; Look North debuts, Calendar creations, Signs to support children being safe and the creation of the Thorne Park A to Z treasure hunt. Our Phonics scores were the best scores ever in Y1, EYFS outcomes continue to improve and the Y2 and Y6 children made good progress in their SATs.

As you know its also been a year of growing the XP Schools Trust. We started September with three Schools in the Trust; Green Top, XP and XP East. We end the Year with the addition of Norton Infant School and Norton Junior Schools, with Plover Primary School joining us in November. As we said two years ago, this growth will support Green Top in many different ways. We have already been able to improve our curriculum by working with teachers in XP and have supported our leaders by offering them new experiences at Plover Primary School.

I would like to say thank you to both Miss Salter and Mrs Ogle for stepping up to Head of School positions both here and at Plover. Miss Salter has been the figure head of this school this year and I am sure you will agree has supported the whole community through the tragic loss of our Alan. I don’t think we can overstate how much we still miss him. Mrs Ogle is creating her own piece of Green Top at Plover, supported next year by Mrs Graves and Miss Blackham. Mrs Ogle will continue to improve all areas of the school.

It was due to the amazing numbers of teachers who applied for jobs at Green Top that we could loan Mrs Graves and Miss Blackham. In a time of teacher recruitment crisis, we have bucked the trend with over 40 applicants for our teaching advert. Many of these were experienced teachers who want to work at Green Top and want to work with your children.

Thank you for supporting the school again, family learning, product launches and sports events, you guys are always there in large numbers. Your support for your children results in them blowing away our many visitors who have been to Green Top this year. Amazingly teachers from Liverpool, London, Cornwall, Scotland, Denmark, Australia and New Zealand have visited Green Top this year to look at our teaching delivery, classrooms and curriculum. Due to the great impression that your children have made on them, as teachers we now collaborate with these schools on projects and strategies to improve learning for your children.

So thank you, I may not see you all every day anymore but I am always around.

Have a great Summer, see you at the picnic

Mr Butler

Who won our reading challenge prize draw?

This morning we did our F2 and KS1 reading challenge end of year prize draw.  Well done to Jacob for 1st place, Amber for 2nd place and Ryan for 3rd place.  We also had 12 lucky winners of sweets!

Have a fantastic summer and make sure you keep on reading!

Mrs Jackson


F2 and KS1 celebrations in assembly

Well done to our house point winners this week.  You have all worked really hard to impress the grownups at Green Top over the last week.

We are also really proud of our final gold reading award winners this year.  We hope you enjoy reading your new book prizes at home.

Some fantastic out of school achievements this week.  The Y1 footballers played amazingly well in their tournament this weekend winning medals and a trophy.  Well done to Theo for saving all the penalties and becoming man of the match.  It was lovely to hear about Ruby’s successes in swimming and the adventures she is having going open water swimming!

The KS1 Team