I am delighted to be writing the Newsletter for a brand new Greenfields year. If you scroll down, you'll see pictures of our happy children, settling in and working hard with their friends, from the very youngest children in the Two-Year-Old Room in Nursery right across to the oldest children in Year Six.
Once you get to the end of all the lovely pictures of the classes, you'll be introduced to our new Junior Leadership Team. At Greenfields Primary School and Nursery, we are ambitious for our children, and that includes developing their leadership skills. The Junior Leadership Team are made up of Head Boy, Head Girl (actually a job-share this year, so two Head Girls), House Captains for each of our four houses and Sports Captains for each of our houses too. With the Head of School Council, they are ably supported by a wider junior team and work with the Senior Leadership Team (Mrs Tyrrell-Smith, Mrs Holdcroft, Miss Wood and me) to work on school improvement and development. The JLT stood as candidates and had to make a public statement about what they would contribute to the school. They were voted for by their classes and were presented with thier badges in assembly this morning. Head Boy and the Head Girls were even presented with shiny silver ties to distinguish them.
Every child in the school is assigned to a house, named after a famous Olympian (Ennis, Hoy, Farah and Adlington) and every house point they earn contributes to their class total and their house total. Every week, the class with the most house points wins a basket of yummy treats to say 'thank you', and the prestigious House Cup is awarded to the House Captain of the winning house. You can see this week's results further down the Newsletter.
In the coming weeks, I'll be letting you know more about how our house system works and introducing the teachers who lead each house. In the meantime, there's lots more information in the 'Greenfields Way for Families', which is linked at the bottom of this Newsletter.
Next week, please keep an eye out in your inbox or on the MCAS app for an invitation to a virtual class parent information evening, when you will have a chance to virtually meet your child's teacher and also to book in to visit your child's classroom and meet the staff in a small group. There will also be an opportunity to have a tour of the whole school with Mrs Tyrrell-Smith and me, if COVID restrictions have prevented you from doing so before.
Dragonflies settling in
Dragonflies (Reception) have been settling into their new class well this week. They have been learning new routines and getting to know each other. they have had a group snack time and lots of stories and songs! The children can’t wait for more fun next week.
Year 5 (Super Sharks and Champion Cheetahs) have been exploring how the bones of the body are connected this week. The children had so much fun making life size models of the human skeleton.
On WoW day, Super Sharks came into their classroom to discover it was turned into an CSI Evidence Room. The children were faced with the job of trying to work out the crime based upon the evidence they had found.
Year Two - Green Fingers
Year Two (Happy Hyenas and Terrific Tigers) are enjoying their new Science topic of Plants. They had fun learning about how pollen is spread by insects and what plants need to grow. They have even planted their own grass seeds and have been checking on them every day!
Biology: Exploring Protection In Year Four
This term, Year Four Remarkable Rhinos and Powerful Panthers) are learning all about the human body. After learning about the structure and function of the skull, they conducted their own investigation to explore the effectiveness of a range of materials (acting as the cranium - skull bones) in protecting a jam marshmallow (acting as the brain!) from being damaged. The class discovered that hard, snugly structures were the most effective materials in preventing the jam marshmallow from being damaged.
Fun in the Sun
In the Two-Year-Olds' Room this week, the children have been making new friends and sharing the toys really nicely. They have enjoyed the sunshine, exploring splashing in water and digging in the sand.
Year Three have had a wonderful afternoon learning about Henry Moore and trying to sketch his famous sculptures.
Introducing the Junior leadership team
- Kai - Sports Captain
- Robyn - House Captain
- Isaac - Sports Captain
- Trean - House Captain
- Lewis - Sports Captain
- Kieran - House Captain
- Jenelle - Sports Captain
- Andesha - House Captain
School Council Chair
Positive Points Awards
In first place for the most positive points this week:
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!
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
Please help us keep the school and its community safe
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.
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.
Please click below to check when your child's class has P.E.
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 22nd September 9.30am
- Wednesday 29th September 9:30am
- Wednesday 6th October 9:30am
- Wednesday 3rd November 9:30am
- Wednesday 17th November 1:30pm
Meet the Headteacher evening
- Tuesday 12th October 5pm
- Tuesday 23rd November 5pm
Outward Bound 2021
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