Xmas Pantomime at Plover

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. What a lovely way to start December today has been… children greeted by Santa’s little helpers (teachers), a pantomime and the Plover Elves have decorated school. #LovePlover

Tummy time drawing

We did tummy time drawing today to match sounds from the story to musical instruments and to shapes we could make. This is what we did.

Mrs Price


Tummy Time

Today we have been working on our motor skills. We listened to different styles of music and discussed the base/pitch/speed and discussed how this made us feel. We used our gross motor skills to create large and small movements whilst listening to the music and discussed how everyone’s patterns were different even though we had all done the same thing, just like our feelings can be.

Miss Wood


Happy December!

Last night some elves snuck into our classroom and transformed it into a winter wonderland! The children have really enjoyed exploring the Christmas areas in their role play and completing the first Christmas challenges set by Eddie the Elf.

Miss Wood


Sharing our Stories: 01/12/2023

Beautiful Work This Week

Pride of Thorne Awards

This very special event has brought together nominees from across Green Top’s local community who have been recognised for their invaluable work both with and for the people of Thorne. From food banks to emergency services to care homes – all were presented awards by KS1 children at Green Top, as part of their Expedition ‘Not all superheroes wear capes’. The list and variety of work celebrated this evening was incredible and each and every award was so well deserved. Congratulations to all of you from Green Top!

Norton Infants march for Askern CRY Foodbank

Carcroft celebrate and share their awesome ‘Chronica Carcroft’ Roman Newspaper!

Top of the Blogs

Year 6 final touchdown writing @ Green Top

G28 Class 1 Court Case @ XP Gateshead

X27 Ethics revising hard! @ XP

Case Study 3 – Reflection in 1M @ Plover

A freezing day out at the Kids EFL Cup! @ Norton Juniors

Christmas is coming! @ XP East

What does it mean to be British? @ Carcroft School

Presentation of Learning @ Norton Infants

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Happy December F2!

The classrooms were visited by Christmas elves last night. The children have had a great morning learning and exploring some Christmassy provision.

British Values

In Crew today, we have learnt about British values and how to live them daily. We practised signing some of the keywords we think of when talking about British Values and then made posters to remind us of them.