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!
Children in Years 1 to 6 will return to school on Monday 7th September!
The staff have been working hard getting ready for the new academic year.
There are lots of exciting things planned for an AWESOME YEAR!
Remember to bring your Summer Challenge work to school next week.
There are some great prizes to be won!
See you soon!
Another AWESOME year has come to an end!It has been filled with lots of amazing memories and achievements.Special thanks go to all of the supportive parents, hard working and dedicated staff and ambitious children.There are some great summer challenges set in both English and Maths. These can be downloaded below.Please support your children in completing these challenges so that it helps them hit the ground running in September.We would all like to wish everyone a relaxing and fun summer break!The aca
GLPA is playing our part in keeping the tradition of the Maypole Dance alive and well in Garforth. The children in KS1 learn traditional dances and perform for the academy, family and friends.
Today was this year's annual performance which was held outside on the lower playground. A real spirit of community could be felt with the audience seated on chairs and picnic blankets around the Maypole.
If you didn't get a chance to come or you want to remember the wonderful dances, watch our video.
GLPA is used as a polling station for the area. The academy will be closed to children.
The Year 4 residential will be occuring during the week of 4th May. The children have been preparing for an action packed three days where they will be visiting famous English landmarks, learning about history through museum visits and reenacting life in England with the Romans. You can follow their activities via twitter @Green_Lane_PA or on the academy blog, www.glpa.primaryblogger.co.uk.
Comic Relief is a British charity organisation that was founded in the United Kingdom in 1985. It raises money all year round, not just on Red Nose Day. Comic relief is the name of the charity; Red Nose Day is the name of the events on the day to raise money for Comic Relief. The first Red Nose Day was on 5th February 1988, and it raised roughly £15 million. It occurs once every two years.
Children at Green Lane Primary Academy raised money for the event by selling red noses and dressing funny. The academy
The children at GLPA have a real love for reading. From a young age, they learn that reading is fun and it helps us to learn. They quickly become fluent readers and develop their comprehension skills.
World Book Day is one way we celebrate this joy for reading. Children from Nursery to Year 6 and the staff celebrated this year by dressing up as their favourite characters in literature. We had a vast variety of characters this year and it was great to see the creativity put into many of the costumes. Winn