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.

The Brilliant Club!

Some of the Year 5 pupils have taken part in a University Scholars programme this year. They enjoyed university style tutorials and had to write a 1000 word final assignment! Each child that participated showed true resilience and motivation to complete the course and achieve their absolute best.

Last night, they graduated from the programme and I was so proud of each and every one of them. Well done to you all – you should all be extremely proud of yourselves!

Follow the link below to see some clips of the graduation!

Graduation Video


Goodbye Baby Paisley!

F2 would like to say a HUGE thank you to ‘Baby Paisley’ and her mum Sammy for visiting the children throughout the year. Paisley may only be small but she was a great ‘tiny teacher’ who has taught the children all about being empathetic towards others. We have loved observing Paisley grow throughout the year and see her develop new skills. We will miss you Paisley!

Chocolate poem

Class 10 have loved reading the Chocolate poem. I think they enjoyed it so much because whilst I was reading it, they got to hold some chocolate in their hand just like the child did in the poem. We had lots of interesting discussion about the poem. Why he was holding it so tightly and why did he not just eat it straight away. It was so interesting to hear such creative answers backed up by evidence from the poem.

Here is a little preview aftermath of having to hold the chocolate so tightly in their hands and a short verse from the now very popular poem.

Factory shop 50 years competition

Class 10 entered the factory shop 50 years competition last week and I am so pleased to say they won the local competition and are through to the next stage (the national competition). They had to create a piece of artwork which represents our community. They included the pit gates, Thorne church, peel hill and the mayors chain. Of course, we added children in green top uniform too! Then the children included self portraits with the quote “we are all different, we are all unique but together  we make a community”.

The children have been invited to a reveal of the art work at the Factory shop where their artwork will now be displayed for all to see. This will take place on Saturday 18th May at 2:00pm. 

We are keeping our fingers crossed we win the next round and the prize of £1000 for our school. Well done Class 10, Mrs Clay and I are so proud of you all as always!

Great Reading!

Class 13 completed their reading activity around the room this week and they looked at extracts from the book Mina by David Almond. Mina is a character from Skellig so it was really fun to find out more about her!

The children coached and supported each other through the questions and worked really hard to retrieve information from the text.