Wow – what a great day we have had! I had the pleasure of accompanying some of the Year 6 children on Adam’s Ark where we enjoyed sailing down the canal. Although the first group got incredibly wet it didn’t dampen our spirits and the group still enjoyed opening the bridges and the locks. A nice hot chocolate soon helped us to warm up! The second group were equally as fantastic and also enjoyed taking charge of sailing the boat!
The Year 5 life skills groups with Mrs Walton used weight and measure to bake cookies in preparation for the following days maths lesson about fractions.
They were rewarded for their hard work by eating the cookies after they divided them into the correct fractions.
To get us ini the Christmas spirit, Sensory Circuit started with a snowball fight today. The blurry photos show how fast everyone was moving, and we all ended up hot and sweaty after all the fun had finished.
To prepare ouselves for Christmas, our mindfulness meditation was called ‘The Gift of You’ and reminded us that not all presents can be bought, and that being around for other people can be the greatest gift of all.
Over the last few weeks, children and staff at Green Top have demonstrated how Christmas is not only a time for receiving but also for giving, as they have donated food and toiletries to the ‘Pay It Forward Advent’ in aid of the Thorne Community Foodbank.
Children in Year 6 then gave their time to support the volunteers at the Food bank in giving out bags. Paul Brian even sang a song to get everyone in a Christmas mood.
Support of the Food bank will continue into the new year, with groups of Year 6 children going down every week to help.
A heart warming trip to some of our local residential homes this week (Adeline house and Bennfield House). The choir did a fantastic job spreading festive cheer and judging by the smiling faces they helped make some peoples Christmas a very special one. The residents loved chatting to the children about Christmas and loved joining in with singing and dancing too:)
Well done 🙂 you did us proud again!
Year 5 and 6 have worked incredibly hard this term learning all about the rainforests. To celebrate their learning they have produced a fantastic re-usable calendar which will be on sale for all to buy! Our calendars will be sold at our celebration event on 18th December 2018 at 5pm. Calendars will be £7.50 to buy – a real bargain!
We hope to see you there!
A big well done from me to the choir and all the effort they put in rehearsing for the Christmas light switch on. A lovely little video here (thank you Miss Knowles) and thank you to all of the support from parents, friends and family. Feeling very festive now!
Year 5 are beginning to see the results of their green fingers and hard work as the garlic and carrots they planted 3 weeks ago are beginning to sprout.
Tyler was our Mindfulness Mentor this morning, leading us in a meditation to help us calm our feelings by imagining we were blowing snow on an angry volcano.
Sensory Circuit has gone all ZEN! Every morning, after completing their early morning sensory activities, some children have been learning how to meditate. It is a great way to start the day.