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Newsletter 25th June 2021

Headteacher Comment

This week, it has been delightful to welcome Reception families, new intake Nursery and Reception families, and visitors from other schools to Greenfields (however COVID-19 guidance of course made this different from the usual arrangements). I am sure you will agree that one of the things that we have all missed most of all over the last year has been the many, many opportunities Greenfields families have to spend time alongside their children in class, celebrating in assembly, enjoying a Book and Biscuit session, and learning more about how we all learn at Greenfields in a themed curriculum morning. I am hopeful that all of these will return in the Autumn term (fingers crossed!).

This year our Sports Day arrangements will take place in the year group bubbles. Teachers will be arranging the sports activities to take place during their PE lessons and will be run as inter-house competitions so that we can announce the overall Sports House Cup winners.

Please keep your eyes peeled for an invitation to Greenfields' Annual Singing Safari. This is our most popular singing event, and this year it will be slightly reduced, as classes will be singing at separate times and on separate days to reduce the number of people on site and to allow for social distancing. Further details to follow via MCAS/email this week. Nonetheless, I am sure it will be an enjoyable event where our class choirs will be able to showcase why we are considered to be one of the leading Singing Schools in our Trust.

Have a lovely weekend.

Mrs Appleby

Greenfields Summer Camp

Reading Under the Trees

You may be aware that in the pre-pandemic times, Greenfields hosts a 'Book and Biscuit' session every Thursday morning before class starts. It enables our children and their parents to sit and enjoy a biscuit whilst reading to each other. The current pandemic situation does not allow for this indoors, therefore in true Greenfields style, Miss Wood and Miss Byrne have invited all our Reception Class Parents to read under the trees instead with their child. Both the children and their parents loved it and Greenfields look forward to being able to host Book and Biscuit sessions in the new academic year, when restrictions allow.

Reception class and their families

Recycling in Reception

This week in Reception the children have enjoyed exploring a recycling centre. They have been working together to name and categorise the different items, explaining what they know and describing them.

Reception

Forest School Fun

This week in Forest School Club, Year Three made some beautiful prints using all of the amazing colours they found on plants from the playground. They cut up pieces of material, picked the most beautiful coloured plants they could find and pressed them between the material. It was really hard work putting lots of weight on to the rolling pin to roll the flowers.

Forest School Club - Year Three

Year One Trip

Year One had a fantastic trip to Wicksteed Park! They explored different animal habitats in the forest and had lots of fun in the park and grounds. The rain stayed away so that the children could have ice creams. It was great to be able to get out and about again, and make special memories together.

Year One

Celebration Assembly

KS1 Awards

Star Pupil

  • Ladybirds - Kylian
  • Busy Bees - Sophia
  • Dragonflies - Evelyn
  • Happy Hyenas - Frankie
  • Terrific Tigers - Leila
  • Excellent Elephants - Milena
  • Smart Snakes - Kayden

Handwriting Award

  • Busy Bees - Patrick
  • Dragonflies - Sahibdeep
  • Happy Hyenas - Janoah
  • Terrific Tigers - Lukas
  • Excellent Elephants - Tommy-Lee
  • Smart Snakes - Emily

Sports Award

  • Busy Bees - Theo
  • Dragonflies - Stark
  • Happy Hyenas - Antoni
  • Terrific Tigers - Trevor
  • Excellent Elephants - Sumayyah
  • Smart Snakes - Lexii Rose

Positive Points Awards

In first place for the most positive points is.......

Proud Lions!

Proud Lions

Remember, you can earn your class 5 points for 5 reads at home per week, 1 point per day if you are on the Greenfields Moon or 2 points per day if you are on the Greenfields Star - play your part!

House Cup

Congratulations to this week's winner.....

Hoy!

Hoy

Our DRET Reads 10 competition is well underway. Congratulations to all of the children who have already achieved their DRET 10 certificates and are now on their way to signing off their DRET 20!

A huge congratulations to:

  • Ianis -Cheeky Monkeys
  • Ianna - Happy Hyenas
  • Benjamin Happy Hyenas
  • Layla - Cheeky Monkeys
  • Denislav - Soaring Eagles
  • Erin - Soaring Eagles
  • Matei - Marvellous Meerkats
  • Ethan - Soaring Eagles
  • JD - Soaring Eagles
  • Madison - Soaring Eagles
  • Adelaide - Soaring Eagles
  • Aalia - Excellent Elephants
  • Tiana - Excellent Elephants
  • Logan - Excellent Elephants
  • Eliska - Excellent Elephants

Google Classroom

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:

Home School Agreement

As we become more used to our online way of working, we thought it was important to add to our home/school agreement (that you signed when your child started at Greenfields) to include online learning. Please follow the link below to complete this short addition relating to online learning with Greenfields Primary School and Nursery.

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.

Greenfields Primary School and Nursery Term Dates

Just a quick COVID reminder

Parents and carers with children in a school setting that have been asked to isolate due to Covid and meet the criteria are eligible to a support payment. Please click below to see if you are eligible and how to claim.

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.

Google Classroom

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

Office Contact

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 admin@greenfields-pri.co.uk.

Competition Time!

Please click on the link to enter into the National Book token of £100. Please nominate Greenfields Primary School and Nursery and you could help the school win £5000 worth of books for our library.

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.

QR code for Greenfields' Reading Log

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

Wraparound care has been reserved for working parents accessing school. If you require wraparound care please email admin@greenfields-pri.co.uk

Breakfast Club

Notification of price increase starting September 2021

As you know Greenfields offers wraparound care from 7.30am until 6pm every school day.

From September 2021 the price is £3 per child per day. The £3 charge is used to staff the Breakfast Club regardless if your child attends at 7.30am or 8.15am. Of course you will still be required to book your place in advance of care required.

Outward Bound 2021

Greenfields Summer Camp

Due to the amount of interest in the May Half-Term camp Greenfields Primary school and Nursery have decided to run a summer camp.

The price remains the same at £18 for a full day with half day and short day options. Please contact the school via email: admin@greenfields-pri.co.uk or by calling the office on 01536 514622 for more information.

Year Six Transition Days

With regret, following the Government’s extension of the current restrictions, some schools have made the decision to cancel or move their planned transition events online. We will update this section as we find out more information.

Please find below the days for the local secondary school transition days for the current Year Six cohort.

  • Bishop Stopford School - Monday 5th - Thursday 8th July 2021 - Cancelled
  • Brooke Weston Academy - Visit to children in primary school
  • Huxlow Science College - Thursday 1st - Friday 2nd July 2021 - to be confirmed
  • Kettering Buccleuch Academy - Monday 5th July - Virtual
  • Kettering Science Academy - Thursday 8th - Friday 9th July 2021 - To be confirmed
  • Lodge Park Academy Thursday 8th - Friday 9th July 2021
  • Montsaye Academy - Monday 5th July 2021 - To be confirmed
  • Southfields School for Girls - Monday 12th July - Cancelled
  • The Latimer Arts College - 16th June ( online)

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Dates for your Diary

Drayton Manor Year 6 Trip - Tuesday 29th June 2021

End of Term Friday 16th July 2021

Outward Bound 2021 Monday 18th October - Friday 22nd October 2021

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