THORNE MEMORIAL PARK POTENTIAL CLOSURE

I have been made aware of a potential closure of the memorial park due to the forecast of high winds.

The Thorne Moorends Town Council Facebook page states

‘Current forecasts suggest that we may experience wind gusts of up to 56mph overnight and tomorrow. If such winds do arise, due to the high number of trees in the park we may need to close access to Thorne Memorial Park for safety reasons. Access to the café however will be maintained. 

We know that a number of parents use the park as a shortcut to Green Top Primary School so please potentially plan your journeys on the basis that access to the park may be restricted.’

 

 

Year 3 and 4 Pyjama Day!

Just a reminder that as part of our current Theme, Natural Disasters, Year 3 and 4 will be taking part in a charity fundraising day on Friday 29th March 2019 in aid of the fantastic charity, Habitat for Humanity GB.

Children in Year 3 and 4 will be allowed to wear Pyjamas that day with a donation of 50p.

Any questions, please see your child’s class teacher.

Thanks,

The Year 3 and 4 Teaching Staff

 

 

World Book Day 2019

What fantastic and original costumes we had in our class on Friday to celebrate World Book Day 2019!

Despite all being different characters from their favourite books, I was thankful that they all still came to school with their thinking caps on.

We had a very busy morning in Maths looking at data on different graphs and comparing them along with solving problems. Luckily, some of our class felt confident enough to Coach anyone who had any questions, which meant that they were the proud owners of a yellow ‘coach’ lanyard for the lesson.

I’m so proud to see the confidence of the children grow throughout the term and those children now believing in themselves enough to be able to Coach a partner in a particular area of learning. Keep it up super stars! Soon enough I’ll need more yellow coaching lanyards!!

Miss Laing x

Exploring Eddies in Literacy!

As Class 11 have just completed writing their final touch down of a Newspaper Report I wanted to share a glimpse of the planning process.

The children worked in pairs using the chrome books to gather factual information on a famous volcanic eruption, ensuring that they investigated and explored the 5 w’s- who, what, where, when and why!

I am so excited to read the finished articles! Well done everyone, you have worked incredibly hard over the last 3 weeks!

Miss Laing x

Collaborative Maths!

  

Class 11 have been busy in Maths this week where they have done a carousel of different activities focusing on ordering and comparing decimal numbers as well as solving monster problems!

Well done everyone on supporting, encouraging and coaching one another. What great skills to have!

Miss Laing x

Magna!

Class 11 had a great start to the new half term by visiting Magna!

The children were blown away (literally) in the Air pavilion, seen the wettest water known to man in the Water pavilion, warmed up by the Fire pavilion and collected different types of rock in the Earth pavilion.

More photos are to follow!

Thanks,

Miss Laing

 

 

 

Sophie’s News!!

Huge well done to Sophie on your superbly written Newspaper Report! Miss Salter and I were blown away by the incredible amount of detail that was included about the deadliest eruption in New Zealand.

Despite being on holiday over there during half term, Sophie has still managed to produce this great piece of home learning.

What a Connecting Connie! 50 housepoints!

E SAFETY MESSAGE FOR PARENTS AND CARERS

It has been brought to my attention that there is a worrying video currently being shown at the end of YouTube videos which are aimed at children. Upon further investigation, this has been covered in the national news today also. The messages given out during these videos challenge children to do inappropriate and dangerous things but also not to tell an adult or ‘Momo’ -a scary looking character- will ‘get them’.

This is obviously a huge concern and we will be discussing e-safety tomorrow in our daily circles in all classes, however, please also safeguard your children when they are using YouTube and other social media apps by discussing actions to take if something pops up they are worried about or feel is inappropriate.

Further advice on how to restrict searches on YouTube can be found here 

However, please be aware that some of the inappropriate messages have been embedded into child friendly videos in this case and therefore even safe searches may bring this concerning message up.