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Newsletter 15th October 2021

Headteacher Comment

I was delighted to be presented with a plaque that shows our new partnership with Northampton Town Community Trust. You’ll see the picture further down the Newsletter. It is good to know that our work providing rich sporting and arts opportunities for children at Greenfields continues apace. I know that the children are very much enjoying all the after school clubs too, which will continue straight after half term.

This morning’s assembly was the prestigious Headteacher Award assembly and I was thrilled to be able to present the first of this year’s certificates.

Our school community also said ‘goodbye' and ‘good luck’ to four members of staff, all of whom are going on to exciting, ambitious roles: Miss Bayes is moving schools before commencing teacher training; Jay Grange is moving to another DRET school to become a teaching assistant; and Mrs Summers is moving to become a Pastoral Support member in a large secondary school. We wish them all the best in their new roles. Last, but by no means least, we said ‘farewell’ this week to Jacqui Passmore, who has played a major role in ensuring the school is safe and well-cared for, and that all the staff have everything we need. Jacqui started right at the beginning of our journey to ‘outstanding’ and she has been a huge support first to Mrs Gray, then to me and Mrs Tyrrell-Smith – we will miss her very much and thank her for her enormous contribution to Greenfields.

It has been a remarkable term and all parents and carers should be proud of the fantastic start that their children have made. We return to school on the 1st of November 2021 and I know the staff are really looking forward to the Christmas term. I wish you a relaxing two week break.

Have a lovely half term break

Mrs Appleby

Headteacher Award Winners for this Term

Year Three Sculpture

Marvellous Meerkats demonstrated incredible artistic skills, they carefully moulded clay and created sculptures of 'Mother and Child' by Henry Moore during their Art and design lesson.

Year Three

Shoebox Appeal

It was lovely to welcome Derek from Blysthwood Care who told the children all about the shoebox appeal that they can get involved with. Look out for leaflets coming home and posters around school which will give you lots more information. If you would like to fill and wrap up a shoebox please bring it into school by Tuesday 9th November and give it to your teacher. The shoeboxes will be collected by Derek and sent to lots of different people.

Shoebox appeal

Short or tall?

In Champion Cheeatahs the children have been investigating whether taller people had longer arms. Through their investigation they discovered that in most cases this was true. However the class did find an anomaly in their results, as Logan, being taller than Jewel, actually had shorter arms - by 1 cm!

Champion Cheetahs

Science Day

Year One loved studying clouds this week! The children made their own clouds in a jar and compared them to the clouds outside. They decided that they had made Cirrus clouds.

Year One

History Day

Year 1 loved their History Day this week! We learnt all about Tutankhamun and the discovery of his tomb by Howard Carter. The children made their own Egyptian tablets using clay and they even got to go into a 'real' tomb and look at some awesome artifacts.

Year One

Autumn Colours

In the two year room the children have been exploring all things Autumn. They have been painting with root vegetables, exploring with senses in the orange and leaf water tray and talking about the change in the trees at this time of year. The nursery have also been learning to represent number names with objects as well as their fingers. Fantastic learning!

Nursery

The children have also been exploring how to use water in different ways. Now that it is getting colder they have adapted their play to use syringes to. Making patterns on the floor is such great fun!

Football Partnerships

Greenfields are very excited to be able to work with Northampton Town Football Club this year! Mrs Appleby, Miss Bayes and the Sports Captains met with Damon from the community trust to receive our Partnership Plaque! The staff are looking forward to the exciting opportunities for our children!

Football

Water Safety

Champion Cheetahs also had their last session at Thrapston pool this week. Their last session was somewhat different to their previous sessions. They spent the lesson learning what to do should they ever find themselves in water while out and about. They even learnt how to rescue someone using their clothing (Yes - they still had swimming costumes on!).

Champion Cheetahs

After assembly with some lovely visitors last week, the children in Year One had a lot of questions about Harvest Festival. They all did a fantastic job bringing in food for the food bank donations and the year group explored where food comes from during their independent learning time this week. They used the tractors to harvest all the crops in the farm tuff spot to make sure they all got to the shops on time for everyone to eat throughout the winter. Great job Year One!

Year One

Celebration assembly

Headteacher Award

  • Ladybirds - Louie
  • Dragonflies - Oliver
  • Busy Bees - Ines
  • Terrific Tigers - Lola
  • Happy Hyenas - Isla-Rose
  • Excellent Elephants - Leila
  • Smart Snakes - Janoah
  • Cheeky Monkeys - Celeste
  • Marvellous Meerkats - Tiana
  • Remarkable Rhinos - Nathan
  • Powerful Panthers - philip
  • Champion Cheetahs - Charlotte R
  • Super Sharks - Tiegan
  • Proud Lions - Kyran
  • Soaring Eagles - Maya

Behaviour Award

Remarkable Rhinos

Remarkable Rhinos earned themselves the most behaviour points this term and now hold the Learning Behaviour Trophy. Well done Rhinos!

Positive Points Awards

In first place for the most positive points this week:

Champion Cheetahs

Class Points

Remember, you can earn points for your class and your house by completing your learning at home, getting 1 point per day if you remain on GREEN on the traffic lights or 2 points per day if you are on the Greenfields Moon or Star - play your part!

House Cup winner

Congratulations to...............

Adlington!

House cup points

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

These have been updated for the classes in 2021-22, so click on the link for the class you will be in in September.

Teachers are looking forward to posting their ‘Flipping Greenfields’ videos every Friday next term 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

Covid- 19 information

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

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 read and sign the terms and conditions to ensure we can accept your booking. Bookings must be made by the Thursday before the care is required.

P.E Days

Please click below to check when your child's class has P.E.

School Vacancy

Greenfields Primary School & Nursery are looking for a Lunchtime Playworker to work Monday to Friday from 12pm to 1pm daily (Term time only)

For more information and to apply for the post please click below

The closing date for the position is 29/10/2021. We do not accept CVs, applications must be made via Jobtrain.

September 2022 intake open days

The time of year has come for parents of 3 - 4 year old children to decide on and apply for their Childs school place for September 2022. Greenfields are holding some view the school in action events, meet the headteacher evenings. to book your place please click the button below and fill in the form.

View the school in action event

  • Wednesday 3rd November 9:30am
  • Wednesday 17th November 1:30pm

Meet the Headteacher evening

  • Tuesday 23rd November 5pm

Year 6 Applications for Year 7

The closing date for year 7 applications is 5pm on 31st October 2021. Applications made after this time will not be considered in the first round of applications which could mean that the chance of getting one of your preferred schools is greatly reduced.

By using the Northamptonshire Citizen Portal (button above) where you will also find all information needed when applying for a secondary school place.

You can request a paper form from the Admissions Team at: admissions@childrenfirstnorthamptonshire.co.uk or telephone 0300 126 1000. Please allow adequate time for postage.

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Dates for your Diary

Last day for pupils - Friday 15th October 2021

Half Term Holiday Camp Monday 18th October - Friday 22nd October 2021

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

School re-opens for pupils - Monday 1st November 2021

Year Two trip to Twycross Zoo - Friday 12th November 2021

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