GLPA got Walk to School Week off to a good start by introducing a new incentive to get children and families considering more sustainable travel, a GLPA Bouncy Castle! There was excellent participation in with children walking, scooting and cycling to school and the competition was tight! The winning class gets to be the first class on the bouncy castle! The class winner was Sycamore Class! Congratualtions! However, the other classes should not worry as there will be winners each week from EYFS/KS1 and KS2.
The annual tradition of the May Pole Dance was held again this year. GLPA was fortunate to be able to hold the festivities outside with beautiful sunshine as the backdrop. Special thanks go to all the staff who supported in order to make this event a success. We hope everyone enjoyed the wonderful dancing and singing!
This week the Year 4 children are off on a 3 day/2 night residential to Ravenstor. While on their residential the children will be developing their knowledge of the Tudors through first hand experiences in a Tudor settlement, learning bushcraft skills, practicing their orienteering skills further developing social, emotional and team building skills.
What have they been up to?
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We have been very fortunate to have been asked to be part of a innovative creative music week supported by the Garforth Arts Festival and Rock School UK. During the week of 28th April, Year 4 children took part in a week long event that had them learn to play their favourite covers; write some killer tunes; record all the songs with professionals; then at the end of the week, perform a live gig in front of friends and family. Each child received a CD of the songs they recorded and the Rock Concert was video
GLPA has been working closely with Sustrans to support sustainable travel around the academy and reduce the traffic during peak times.
We have been pleased with the support and participation by children and families. Thank you!
Sustrans has recognised our high participation and we are featured several times in their Spring Newsletter.
Have a read of the newsletter below.
The annual Easter Egg Decoration Competition was held this week. This year's theme was "Countries Around the World". The children were encouraged to decorate an egg that would depict a country. There were many fantastic entries with the whole globe represented.
Watch the video to see all of the many entries and the winners!
On Tuesday 25th March, four children represented Green Lane in the annual Garforth Schools Public Speaking Event held at East Garforth Primary Academy.
Each child gave a short presentation to a packed hall along with children representing the other primary schools in Garforth.
Everyone did a wonderful job in speaking to a large audience and we are proud of them.
The children who represented the year groups were:
Year 3- Joshua A
Year 4- Isla T
Year 5- Joe P
Year 6- Amelia B
Mr Shelbrooke visited GLPA on Wednesday 19th March 2014. We were honoured to have him judge our Dog Dirt Poster Competion, speak to all the children at a whole academy assembly, hand out Big Pedal Awards and have a Q & A session with the Academy Council.
We would like to thank Mr Shelbrooke for his time and his continued support.
GLPA children participated in a week long GSPT Sports Challenge Week. They competed again other children across Garforth in a variety of events and got to take part in sports they had never tried before. The children were eager to take part and did a fantastic job learning new sports.
During the week, two GLPA teams participated in external events. The GLPA Gymnastics Team won overall in the first Garforth Schools Gymnastics Festival and the GLPA Rugby Team placed second in the Regional Competition.
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The Big Pedal is a giant inter-school cycling and scooting competition that encourages children, teachers and parents to choose two wheels for their school journeys.
This year’s competition will span 10 school days, from 3 to 14 March, and the more children who scoot and cycle each day, the more points your school will earn. Schools right across the UK will be competing against each other, and the competition is weighted according to the size of the school, so everyone has a fair chance to win.
There are more
£400 was raised during today's Comfy Clothes Day! The children were able to wear comfy clothes for the day in exchange for a donation. In addition, Joe, Millie, Poppy, Katie and Morgan, KS2 children asked to run a Table Top sale. They alone raised £90.05 that went to the grand total. During the morning assembly, the children had a special presentation made by local supporters of the RNLI charity about how the money raised would be going to the Scarborough branch.
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The Academy Council is an active group of children from across the academy that are working on improving the academy. Recently, they decided that there should be a bucket list for all children attending Green Lane Primary Academy. These are the things they think all children should experience before they leave GLPA in Year 6.
GLPA Bucket List
Before you leave the academy the academy council think you should…
- Go on at least one residential.
- Learn how to swim.
- Try a chocolate milkshake.
Over the Christmas holidays, GLPA sponsored the Winter Challenge. In order to participate, the children had to write either a diary entry about a memorable day during the holidays or a creative winter story using a winter scene as the stimulus.
Children who participated were rewarded with a special certificate and special badge. There was also a drawing from all participants for Amazon Gift Cards.
We were very pleased to have 55 children participate in this challenge.
The next challenge will be during the Ea
Nursery applications for September 2014 starters opens on 1st February 2014 and closes on the 28th February 2014.
For more information, to arrance to visit the nursery and to obtain an application form, please contact GLPA on 01133368656.
Alternatively you can apply online, please email our GSPT Nurseries Admissions Officer, Mrs Julie Kirkpatrick on email@example.com for an application form and information brochure.
Last week some of our children walked from Green Lane to Garforth Academy for a sporting event. On the way they noticed how much dog dirt there was on paths and down ‘the lines’.
In order to raise awareness in our community about the effects on everyone of dog fouling we have been discussing this in class and, following on from this, we are launching a competition to design a poster highlighting the issue. We will be displaying these posters around our academy and then we will be speaking with local commu
After all 10 Christmas performances the children put on this year, donations were collected for the Stroke Association and Children in Need. Both of these charities have great meaning to GLPA and, as always, the GLPA family and friends were very generous!
A total of £616.86 was collected this year!
Thank you to everyone who donated for two very worthy charities!
There has been a buzz in the air over the last few weeks. Christmas music could be heard ringing through the academy, children have been learning their parts for plays and concerts and costumes have been prepared. It is that magical time in a primary school that makes lasting memories for the children at GLPA.
At GLPA, there are three different productions that are put on for Christmas. The first of the productions was The Christmas Dragon performed by the KS1. We can definitely see the potential for big scr
Recently, Ellis L and Nelly T competed in The Thistle Trophy- Scottish National Novice Diving Championships. Both children were very successful with Ellis placing 1st in his division and Nelly placing 2nd in her division. Well done to both for a fantastic result! All of your hard work is paying off!
Also, we are very pleased to announce that the GLPA Indoor Athletics team competed this week in the East Leeds Indoor Athletics competition at Boston Spa after winning the Garforth competition. They also did