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Newsletter 3rd July 2020

Headteacher Comment

I am sure many of you will have seen the recent news that the Government is planning for all children to return to school in September, after the Summer holidays. I, for one, cannot wait to start finalising preparations for a full return, as I have missed our whole Greenfields community being together. I am keeping everything crossed that the transmission rate keeps dropping so that we can all return.

Next week we will be welcoming some of the children from across Year 2 and Year 5, in addition to those who are already attending. As this means we will be managing even more children and adults on the school site, I would like to remind you to please continue to be on time for pick up and drop off, maintain social distancing at all times and follow the direction arrows for pedestrian traffic. We are doing our best to ensure our health and safety arrangements are as good as possible at all times but should you have any concerns regarding this don't hesitate to get in touch.

TRANSITION

You should by now have received communication about virtual meetings on Microsoft teams with your child's class teacher. These are to replace the end of term celebration and prize evenings that we hold in each classroom, so I do hope that you are able to take part with your child. The link to the meeting is on each Google Classroom, so please use this to access the Year Review meeting with your child if you can.

Take care and have a lovely weekend

Mrs Appleby

Reception Kandinsky Style

The Reception bubble have been looking at the work of the artist Kandinsky . They then had a go at chalking and painting in his style. Super effort everyone!

London Project in Reception

Reception have been learning the story of 'The Queen's Hat' and finding out about famous landmarks in London. Their home learning challenge was to build their own London landmark. I think you'll agree that there is some outstanding creativity here! Next week, the children will be using the models to make a 3-D map of London so they can have a 'virtual tour' of the capital. We can't wait to show you the pictures!

Jacob from Busy Bees and John from Dragonflies
Reception Classes with their creations

Year Two’s Wonderful Writers!

This week Year Two were given the task of writing newspaper reports all about 'The Pied Piper'. The children reported on every detail and even offered rewards for the ‘Musical Man’s’ capture.

We decided that our favourites were from Kira and Ianis, so they got their report read out on Google Classroom.

Miss Kenny, Mrs Evalina, Mrs Willmott and Mrs White loved reading them so much - a great job, Year Two!

Harriet, Ianis, Milita, Matei and Kira

Amazing Mathletics

Brilliant work to our Gold Certificate winners Saif, Aleksandra and Filip

Super Speedy Singing!

This week in Year Two Mrs Evalina challenged the children to sing ‘A Ram Sam Sam’ which is an Arabic song, sung in Moroccan dialect.

We had so much fun trying to keep up with the pace. It was definitely too quick for Miss Kenny who got the dance part wrong!

The highlight though, has to be Matei and Eva with their singing with T-Rex.

Have a go yourself at.....

Busy Bees

As part of Forest School this week Busy Bees have gathered some natural materials to design and make a flower crown. Super effort everyone!

Science Week in the Key Worker Group

The Key Worker Group have been doing science experiments this week. On Monday he children looked at different ways to get objects out of ice without damaging the object. On Tuesday they made rainbow patterns using skittles and coffee filter paper. On Wednesday they looked at storm in a glass and tried to make lava lamps. On Thursday, everyone looked at (and tasted - eurgh!) how acid and alkaline mix with oranges and bicarbonate of soda. The children conducted the mints and soda experiment on Thursday afternoon.

The Key Worker group thoroughly enjoyed their own Science Week - thanks Mrs White and Mrs Pope.

Science Week for the Key Worker Group

This Week's Stars Are:

  • Matthew from Ladybirds
  • Alexander from Busy Bees
  • Hira from Dragonflies
  • Alexis from Happy Hyenas
  • Caidyn from Terrific Tigers
  • Kelly from Excellent Elephants
  • Yevaine from Smart Snakes
  • Zoltan from Cheeky Monkeys
  • Arthur from Marvellous Meerkats
  • Katy from Powerful Panthers
  • Oliver from Remarkable Rhinos
  • Jasmine from Champion Cheetahs
  • Jessica from Super Sharks
  • Roberto from Proud Lions
  • Kamila from Soaring Eagles.

Busy Bees

This week the children have been learning a new story ‘Handa’s Surprise’ and they are really enjoying it after a couple of days in Busy Bees.

One of the activities this week was naming and trying the fruits, using an adjective word to describe how the fruits tasted e.g. ripe, juicy, sweet and then to look inside the fruit and describe what they could see. The children also talked about which animal was responsible for taking which fruit in the story. It was interesting to see how they each enjoyed different fruit.

Busy Bees

Don't forget to join us all in following the daily Joe Wicks PE lessons.

School Uniform

Compulsory School Uniform

Please place orders with Karlsports. They are fully stocked with all items in all available sizes of Greenfields Primary School and Nursery uniform. Please make orders through the Karlsports website as the shop is currently closed due to social distancing rules.

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Dates for your Diary

Last day of Term - Thursday 16th July 2020

Created By
Amy Critchley
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Credits:

Created with images by JESHOOTS.COM - "untitled image" • Tim Mossholder - "Wooden Star" • Aleksandr Eremin - "Sunflowers field"