Principal's Blog

"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. INVOLVE me and I learn." – Benjamin Franklin

A Day in the Life of GLPA!

Following the success of our video on what learning is happening at GLPA in just one hour, we decided to look at what a DAY may look like at GLPA!

So, on Monday 18th January, approximately every hour we took some time to photograph what was happening around the academy.

WOW! We were impressed by all the things we do across the academy. It is always very busy, even in the break times and lunch!

Watch our video to see for yourself!

What Happens In One Hour At GLPA?

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There is a lot of awesome learning happening all the time at GLPA.

Have you ever wondered what one hour of learning would look like?

Well, now is your chance to see the variety of learning opportunities happening in JUST ONE HOUR! Reading, writing, maths, DT, music, history, PE, science, computing and MORE!

Watch our video to see for yourself!

 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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This time is always a busy time at Green Lane.  There is so much that happens during the seven weeks that lead to the Christmas holidays.

The half-term began with Parental Interviews.  Parents had a chance to speak to class teachers and find out how their children were doing, what they need to do next and how they are behaving.  Approximately 95% of the parents attended the meetings.  You can see what parents have to say about these sessions in the Parental Interviews Survey Analysis.

The last of the classes had their Parent Stay and Learn sessions during this half-term as well.  They all were a great success with approximately 350 parents taking part from Reception to Year 6.  100% of the parents that completed the survey said that they would recommend these sessions to other parents.  Read the wonderful comments here.

Year 6 children took their annual adventure residential this half-term.  There were lots of very exciting activities and the children grew in maturity and self-confidence.  You can read all about what happened in the academy blog.

GLPA takes bullying seriously and we believe the key against bullying is education.  The week of the 16th November was Anti-Bullying Week.  Have a read of the class blogs to see what went on during the week.

The final totals for the NSPCC fundraising was announced with £2,089.78!

Then we can’t forget the 11 Christmas performances that were held by EYFS, KS1 and LKS2! There was brilliant singing, dancing and acting! All of the shows were a hit! In addition, more than £600 of donations were collected for the charities supported by the Yorkshire Rows.  You can follow their Atlantic journey on their own blog.

This is only a little taste of what has happened!

We would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We look forward to seeing everyone on the 4th January when we return to school from the holidays!

Year 6 Residential 2015

 

The week of 9th to 13th November was a week to remember for the Year 6 class!  They have been waiting for this week for a long time; a week of adventure!

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!

Here are a few pictures.  However, to see more, go to our Twitter account @Green_Lane_PA and scroll through our day by day account of what the children were able to encounter!

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Celebrating British Values

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British values are an integral part of the GLPA curriculum.  Every day, good British values are modelled not only by the staff but also by the children.

We agree that the main values we hold dear are:

Democracy     Individual Liberty     Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs     Rule of Law     Mutual Respect

However, this week, we have decided to celebrate these values, look more at people who promote those values and participate actively in those values.

There are special activities happening across the academy and by the end of the week, you can see what has happened in each class on their blogs.

As an academy, we agreed that we were going to do the following as well:

Academy Council Elections- The children will nominate, prepare speeches and vote on their class representatives.  This is democracy in action!

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Inspirational British Citizens across history!  This is exciting and we are learning about everyone from Mr Tumble to Stephen Hawkings!

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GLPA is a very charitable academy.  So, a good, old fashioned Harvest Festival where we collect food and non-perishables is another important part of the week.  All items donated will go to the needy in the community!

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By practicing good British values, we become skilled in ensuring readiness to play a positive role in their community.


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