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  • Easter Egg Decoration Competition.

    29th March 2018

    The annual GLPA Early Years Easter bonnet parade was held this morning - it was fantastic, thank you to all the families that supported this both in making the bonnets and coming into school for the parade.

    The Easter egg decoration compettion was great - lots of Harry Potter inspired ideas. please have a look at the photos. Well done to all those that took part.

  • SATs guide for parents

    29th March 2018

    The information below was published by the DfE this week and may be useful for parents of children in Y2 and Y6.

  • Sports Relief 2018

    29th March 2018

    Please read about all the fantastic events that Green Lane held to celebrate Sports Relief. We raised over £400 and had an amazing few days. Thank you to Mr Bright and Mr Wales for their superb organisation.

  • Inter-House Cross Country

    28th March 2018

    Monday this week saw the KS2 inter-house cross country take place. It was the perfect afternoon with mild and sunny conditions. Cheered on by parents and grandparents the children represented their houses with pride and put in a super effort. This team event gave children the chance to choose from a choice of three courses as to which one they'd like to do. One lap of the red course earned their house 2 points, a lap of the blue course was 4 points and the largest course was the green one - a lap of this ea

  • Easter Egg Hunt

    28th March 2018

    Green Lane had a dress down day today in exchange for a donation of an Easter egg for the FOGL Easter egg hunt after school today. The weather was damp but children and parents took to the school ground to find clues to win a prize. Many thanks to FOGL and staff that stayed to support the event. Happy Easter to all children, parents and staff.

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  • The author Ally Sherrick visits Green Lane

    17th March 2018

    We were very excited to welcome Ally Sherrick, the author of the Y6 book, Black Powder, to Green Lane on Thursday 15th March. Ally delivered writing workshops to Year 5 and Year 6, captivated the children during a KS2 assembly and carried out a book signing. It was a wonderful day at Green Lane.

    Please read the attached document which includes photos and accounts of the day written by the children.

    The link below takes you to Ally's website where you can read about her visit to GLPA.

  • World Book Day Newsletter

    16th March 2018

    Please read all about the wonderful World Book Day at GLPA last week. Lots of photo's and accounts of the activities by the children.

  • Cross Country Silver Medalists

    15th March 2018

    On Wednesday 14th March 2018 our Year 5 boys took part in the West Yorkshire Cross Country Championships where they competed against schools from Calderdale, Bradford, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield. Having qualified for the finals by coming fourth in the Leeds Cross Country Championships, the boys knew it was going to be a tough challenge  as they faced the finest runners in the county. The course at Temple Newsam was 1375m long and provided plenty of opportunities for the boys to overtake and show what the

  • Kurling

    14th March 2018

    On Monday twelve Year 3 children represented GLPA in a Garforth Schools New Age Kurling competition. For those of you not familiar with New Age Kurling, it was while watching the Ice Curling World Championships that John Bennett came up with the idea of New Age Kurling. The game is played by pushing stones comprising of bearings along the ground towards a target with the idea being to get as many of your stones closer to the centre of the target than your opponents stones. It requires accuracy, careful appl

  • Opening Today

    8th March 2018

    Due to the snow and staff struggling to get to school opening is delayed until 9.30am initially to allow time for staff to arrive.  This may need to be reviewed later if the weather changes for the worse. The caretaker is clearing the snow at the front of school only so please can Pear enter through Willow class, Cherry through Poplar, Apple through Elm. Can Chestnut and Rowan come in through the Year 5 doors and Oak through Birch at the front.  Hazel and Sycamore through their normal doors. Thank you.


  • World Book Day

    8th March 2018

    World Book Day was celebrated at GLPA today (reaaranged from last week) and snow again today! Even so thank you to parents, children and staff for a fantastic effort in dressing up and getting into the spirit of the day. We held a second hand swap shop of books and celebrated all things Harry Potter in assembly.

  • Y6 biographies.

    4th March 2018

    Year 6 have studied biographies and autobiographies this spring, looking at the life of Roald Dahl in 'Going Solo' and the life and work of Charles Darwin as part of our science topic 'Evolution and Inheritance'. 

    Here are some biographies that the children have written about their own lives up to this point at school, and then beyond (using more than a little artistic license!).

  • Y6 Politics talk

    4th March 2018

    Dr Honeyman came to talk to Y6 children about politics. Jake has written an account of the visit.

  • Friday 2nd March

    2nd March 2018

    School will be open from 9.30 -3.15  today. This will allow time for a path around the site to be cleared. The school caretaker informs me that Ribblesdale Avenue is extremely icy, staff and parents may want to consider parking elsewhere and walking up to school. There will be no after school clubs today. If individual children cannot get to school, please let us know and we will record this as authorised absence due to exceptional weather conditions. Your children may wear boots/trainers/school shoes today

  • Thursday 1st March - snow - updates 18.00

    1st March 2018

    Due to the continued severe weather conditions, overnight snow and hazardous driving conditions Green Lane is closed today for staff and students. The decision has been taken to ensure the safety of staff and students. We will keep you updated via the website.




    The snow conditions are improving but the forecast is for a bitter wind and icy conditions. I am hoping to open school from 9.30-3.15 tomorrow. A delayed start will allow staff and children to arrive at school safely and the site to be cleared.

  • World Book Day- rescheduled.

    1st March 2018

    We have rescheduled the World Book Day celebrations from today (1st March) to Thursday 8th March - we will be holding the book swap so please encourage your child to bring in a pre-loved book which they can swap for a new title.

    Our theme is Harry Potter and children can dress up if they wish to. We do not expect families to buy expensive outfits for this event, often home made are the most imaginative. If your child really doesn't want to dress up as a Harry Potter character any book character will suffice

  • Snow closure - updated 18.00

    28th February 2018

    8am - We have made the decision to close the school due to the snow and staff being unable to reach school.

    Updated at 18.00 The weather forecast for Garforth shows snow until 7pm tonight and no snow tomorrow. However, the temperatures tomorrow are sub zero. I will reassess the situation in the morning in light of the latest forecast and the amount of snow and ice at school. I anticipate placing another message on the website at 7.30-8am. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

  • Cross Country

    23rd February 2018

    On Wednesday 21st February 2018 our Year 5 boys cross-country team along with Fiona A and Jessica F competed in the Leeds Cross-Country Championships. Although the weather conditions were good above us, under foot the recent rain made it very hard going with the course being boggy in many places. Jess Flintoft put in a determined performance coming 36th in the Year 4 girls, Fiona ran a super race in the Year 5 girls coming in 30th place and our boys also put in a super effort - first home was Reuben B in 21

  • RSPB visit

    23rd February 2018

    The children from Year 1 and 2 were busy searching for habitats across our school grounds with the help of Catherine from the RSPB. We had a fantastic day discovering the different areas that animals call home and will now get busy planning how we can welcome even more wildlife into our outdoor area.

  • Y5 debate

    19th February 2018

    Before half term a group of Y5 children attended a debate which took place at Park View Primary Academy. Seven schools took part and the children competed in four mixed groups. They debated on various topics such as ' Children should  choose their own bedtime' , 'Zoos should be banned' and 'Children should not do chores at home'. All the children enjoyed collaborating with each other and debated very well. Lots of new friends were made and they all seemed to enjoy the experience.