Exploring and celebrating gratitude allows us and our children to mindfully consider the good things in life in a variety of ways. Supporting and encouraging the development of the “bright side of life” gives us the ability to evaluate life with more balance. Life is made of up good and bad things.
The week of 21st November is #WeekOfGratitude at GLPA. Each day has a different theme.
o Memory Monday- Describe a happy/good memory.
o Thoughtful Tuesday- How have others been helpful to you?
o Whimsical Wednesda
It is that time of the year again when the Year 6 children take on their Adventure Residential. This year they will be going to Kingswood and partaking in many exciting activities that builds up resilience, self-confidence, independence and team- work. You can follow the activities on Twitter- @Green_Lane_PA or on the academy blog- www.glpa.primaryblogger.co.uk
The academy opened after the summer holidays to children on Monday 5th September.
The children and staff are excited about the new year and all of the exciting learning planned.
The first newsletter goes out on Friday 9th September. Be sure to read your copy to hear about the current events and activities to get the school year off to a great start!
This June, can you do something wild every day for a month?
Make room for nature this June - no matter where you are or how busy your life! When you sign up to the challenge, the Wildlife Trust will send you a pack full of ideas, encouragement and Random Acts of Wildness. You’ll also receive a funky wallchart to track your progress, a wild badge, and regular blasts of inspiration throughout June to help you make nature part of your life.
What is a Random Act of Wildness?
A Random Act of Wildness is any thi
Year 4 children took their first school residential from 27th-29th April. They stayed at Hartington Hall and had many exciting adventures including becoming Tudors for the day, hiking in the woods and fields and exploring Hartington Village. They were able to try out skills they had already learned and learn new skills along the way. It was wonderful to see the growing independence the children showed. Our video is just a small taste of the adventures had!
Thanks go to all of the staff that helped to mak
It has been an amazing day filled with lots of positivity! Everyone embraced the challenge in the usual Green Lane way and had no problem complimenting each other and finding positives about themselves.
It was exciting to see the smiles all through the academy and the true sense of happiness flowing out of every class.
Thank you to everyone for making this an amazingly positive day!
Watch our video to share what our day was like.
On Thursday 3rd March, GLPA celebrated World Book Day.
Each class selected a book to feature in their classes for the day. Children participated in a variety of activities featuring the story including reading, writing, maths, making potions, recreating scenes, art, PE and MORE!
Watch our video of the day!
Join us in celebrating #PositivePostItDay on Tuesday 29th March!
To learn more about this fantastic day of spreading positivity around the academy, community and world, go to our academy blog:
Let us know if you are joining us!
Studies already conducted in childhood mindfulness have revealed numerous positive benefits. The most promising benefits include:
- Stress relief
- Restlessness relief
- Mental focus
- Discover life balance
- Deepen social skills
- Develop math skills
- Better sleep
- More self-esteem
- Emotion control
- Improved decision-making skills
GLPA believes that the development of Mindfulness is an important life long skill that can be developed at school and at home.
During the Spring Term, Action Research is being undertaken in five classes ac
Have you ever wondered what a day looks like at GLPA? There are always so many things happening all of the time. On Monday 18th January 2016, our Principal Mrs Prince, took time to capture what was happening in the academy approximately every hour! Watch our video to see what just one day at GLPA looks like!
On Wednesday 13th January, Dr Bike visited GLPA. Dr Bike is part of the Sustainable Travel Scheme that supports walking, biking and scooting to school. On this very cold day, all families that biked or scooted to school were invited to a breakfast and bikes got a check-up during the day to ensure that they were fit for riding.
It was a successful moring with standing room only! Parents and children biked and scooted from all around. The furtherest distance recorded was by Alyssa and her mum. They biked
Today has been an AWESOME day for learning!
Watch our video to see what JUST one hour of learning at GLPA looks like!
2015 has been an exciting year! So much has happened including the completion of the additional classrooms, meeting rooms, staffroom, reception/office and car park. As the academy has grown, the spirit and ethos has continued to grow and we are all proud to be part of GLPA.
All of the staff would like to thank everyone for their support and wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
See you on 4th January 2016!
This week is Anti-Bullying Week! Lots of exciting activities are taking place including an assembly by World Class ParaOlympian Kadeena Cox! You can see what the classes have been getting up to on the individual class blogs that can be found at www.glpa.primaryblogger.co.uk .
The Year 6 children of GLPA participated in a week long adventure residential to Kingswood. The action packed week had the children facing fears, being brave, supporting one another and being independent. They were able to try out lots of outdoor pursuits that included abseiling, climbing walls, 3-D swings, jungle vines, night lines, bonfires and MORE!
To see more pictures of their exciting week, go to our Twitter account @Green_Lane_PA .
Special thanks go to all invovled in making this a wonderful opportuni
The children at GLPA have been working with NSPCC to raise money for this very important charity.The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children is a charity campaigning and working in child protection in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland and the Channel Islands.The children have participated in assemblies, class lesson sessions and parents have been invited to e-safety presentations along with the fund raising.We are very proud to announce that £2,089.78 has been raised by the chi
This week we are celebrating British Values. There are several activities planned in classes and across the academy. We are proud to live in Britian and we believe it something to celebrate!
One way we are celebrating is using inspirational British people as role models for British Values. Each class has chosen someone they want to learn about. Some of these people include:
GLPA has joined forces with other SPTA academies to take part in an exciting new bespoke science project being led by Science Consultant, Elizabeth Murphy.
Tia, Joshua and Fergal, Year 5 children at GLPA will work with other Year 4 and Year 5 children to explore exciting science topics and use their maths skills during six afternoons this term.
Their first session was this week where they were able to use the science labs at Leeds University! They will be visiting Corda later this term and the sessions will
GLPA children love using the Geography resource Oddizzi. They have access at school and at home. It allows children to explore and challenge themselves to learn about the world. We were visited by the founder of Oddizzi recently and they spoke to our children about what they enjoyed doing on Oddizzi. Watch this wonderful video and hear for yourselves!