Marvellous Meerkats Rock!
Recently, Marvellous Meerkats were tasked with planning and creating an advert to recruit a new member to Mr Big’s band. Fortunately, Meerkats were up for the challenge and created some fabulous adverts for a variety of different roles. I am sure Mr Big would be happy with our children’s creations.
This week, Marvellous Meerkats have also kicked off the Christmas season by putting their creative skills to the test. They had a go at making some beautiful Christmas-themed pictures, which will be sent out and displayed in the local community, so be sure to keep your eye out for them. We hope that these pictures will go some way in spreading the Christmas joy and lifting people's spirits.
Year 2 Have 'Naughty But Nice' Visitors
Year Two have had some unexpected visitors this week...two cheeky elves named Winston and Elfie! They have got up to mischief all around the classroom, but they want spread Christmas cheer instead of mischief. They have started a collection box for Kettering Food Bank and will be accepting Christmas treats and and long life food. A full list can be found by clicking the button below.
The donation box will be outside Year 2 every day next week.
"Terrific, Happy Online Learning"
Terrific Tigers and Happy Hyenas have worked very hard online this week! Here is a selection of their work. They learnt a new model text in Talk 4 Writing, designed their own space crafts in Science and even got to take part in a live workout with Adam Hale from Hale Training (thank you Adam!). They have enjoyed logging onto Teams every day to chat to their teachers and friends. They have even listened to stories and sang songs.
Post Office Competition
Kettering main Post Office hosted a 'Design a Christmas Card' competition. Mrs Appleby was delighted to discover that not only did Ania and Jessica from Year 6 enter the competition, but won! Mrs Appleby was very proud of Ania and Jessica. The girls received a prize bundle containing bear, balloon and a box of treats! Well done, girls!
KS2 Celebration Awards
- Marvellous Meerkats - Logan
- Cheeky Monkeys - Esther
- Remarkable Rhinos - Arav
- Super Sharks - Maleeq
- Champion Cheetahs - Julian
- Soaring Eagles - Erin
- Proud Lions - Maya
- Marvellous Meerkats - Megan
- Cheeky Monkeys - Amelia
- Remarkable Rhinos - Cassandra
- Super Sharks - Charlotte
- Champion Cheetahs - Daizi
- Soaring Eagles - Lionnel
- Proud Lions - Alex
- Marvellous Meerkats - Liberty
- Cheeky Monkeys - Afsoon
- Remarkable Rhinos - Daniel
- Super Sharks - Maya
- Champion Cheetahs - Vinnie
- Soaring Eagles - Lewis
- Proud Lions - Allen-Junior
September 2021 Reception Intake
If you have a child turning 4 years old between 1 September 2020 and 31 August 2021, you need to apply for their place to start in Reception in September 2021.
Greenfields Primary School and Nursery is now rated as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted, and as with all outstanding schools the popularity of the school increases. With this in mind, we are expecting to be oversubscribed in our admissions for a place in our Reception class in September 2021. This means that we will not have enough places for the number of children applying and some families will be disappointed and not be allocated Greenfields. More information on admissions can be found on our website
The application process is now available on the Northamptonshire County Council website: click on the button below to apply for place at Greenfields. The closing date is Thursday 17:00hrs 15th January 2021.
If your child is currently attending our nursery and is due to start in our Reception next year, then we do not want you to be disappointed and miss out on a place. You must submit an application before the closing date as places are NOT automatically allocated.
Should you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact our school office.
Google Classroom is where you will find Greenfields' amazing virtual classrooms full of chat and lots of hard work! If you have not used Google Classroom before, or you are new to Greenfields, please follow this link that explains how to log on to a PC, Android or Apple device. You will need your child’s email address and password, and the class codes below:
Class Code and Google Link
Teachers are looking forward to posting their ‘Flipping Greenfields’ videos this Friday in time for the weekend. Each one is all about next week’s learning, so will get your child prepared for a flying start on Monday. Research shows that children who feel prepared for the coming week are less anxious about school, happier to get up and go on a Monday morning and achieve better than those who are not.
Just a quick COVID reminder
Please help us keep the school and its community safe by:
- Keeping to the pick-up and drop-off times, and limiting your contact with school staff at these times
- Keeping your distance from other families in the playground
- Following the one-way system
- Wearing a face covering when you are on the school grounds
- Limiting the number of adults picking up children to 1. If you have a teenager, or partner who is currently dropping off/picking up with you, please ask them to remain off-site.
If you are having issues with Google Classroom please click on the handy link below
My Child At School
Please click on the button below for an easy guide to the My Child At School app
As per our Covid -19 risk assessment, the office is currently closed to visitors. This includes parents wanting to drop off any forgotten items such as packed lunches, drinks bottles and school bags. If you need to contact the school please ensure this is done by telephone on 01536 514622 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
School Reading Books
Please could you return to your child's class teacher any school books that you may have borrowed during lockdown.
Online Reading Log Access
to log your child's daily reading, please either scan the QR code with your mobile phone using the camera function or click on the button below.
The Greenfields Way for Families
Please follow the link below for handy information about how life at Greenfields Primary School and Nursery works. From attendance, to Parent Pay, to Google Classroom, find all the answers to any questions you may have here:
Wraparound Care booking
All bookings for wraparound care must be booked weekly the last day for booking is the Wednesday before care is required.
Flu Vaccine Catch-up
If your child missed the flu vaccine and you wish to vaccinate your child please call the School Nurse team on 03001111022 option 4 to arrange a Saturday morning slot.
Dates for your Diary
Santa Run Wednesday 16th December 2020
Whole school watching PantoLive! Thursday 17th December 2020
Christmas Break - Last day Friday 18th December 2020. Return Tuesday 5th January 2021
Closing date for September 2021 Reception intake - 21st January 2021
February Break - Last day Friday 12th February 2021. Return Tuesday 23rd February 2021
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