Posted On: 30 Mar 2021

What's Happened February - March 2021


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Week Commencing 15/3/21

Children were involved in a range of activities throughout the day to raise money for "Comic Relief".  The grand total raised was £186.40.  We wish to thank all parents/carers/pupils and staff for their amazing effort and support.

The children have been involved in the following activities: 

Introduction to Red Nose Day, including viewing of "Ethan's Story".

Red Nose Day activities


Hook a Duck and Guess the name of the Teddy game

Scavenger Hunt

Staff Bake Off

Week Commencing 8/3/21

Green Gates pupils, this week, have been busy making cards and presents for their parents/carers as part of their plans to celebrate Mothers Day.

As part of Science week, Willow Class have been investigating separating materials using a range of scientific materials.

Week Commencing 1/3/21

World Book Day was on 4th March.  Pupils were involved in a range of activities at school, these included designing and promoting a book with a poem and a front cover.  Pupils also all participated in a tea party.  Many of the children dressed up in their costumes related to the Alice in Wonderland theme.  

On Friday 5th the children were involved in dance lessons with Gemma, on behalf of We Can Dance.  Some of the children were learning to dance to the music from The Greatest Showman.

Week Commencing 22/2/21

This week the children have been involved in the maths meetings within Birch group.

Maths Meetings are a vital part of the Mathematics Mastery programme.  Their purpose is to consolidate key areas of mathematics or introduce new topics in your class.  To be most effective, it is recommended that Maths Meetings occur daily for 10-15 minutes.  A Maths Meetings should cover several curricular areas, broken down into small segments; each segment should take approximately 2-3 minutes.  Each meeting should start with a song, rhyme, poem or chant, to ensure full participation and enjoyment.


  • To recap learning from previous years
  • To address gaps in key knowledge as quickly and efficiently as possible, acknowledging the wide range of starting points
  • To use learning time as efficiently as possible
  • To prepare children for new content
  • To 'overlearn' basic skills (repeated practice)
  • Not to replace arithmetic/five a day sessions

Introducing our Principal  Mel Lyons  and Acting Vice Principal Bryony Scoffin

Green Gates Academy
Melton Road
TS19 0JD

Tel: 01642 570104


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