In Celebration Assembly this morning, I introduced your children to The Big Ask. The National Children's Commissioner is sharing a survey with the nations to gather feedback from children on their views to help shape their future and the future of children to come. As a school we are happy support this monumental project and will facilitate every child in contributing their views. Below you can see a link to further information on this topic.
I'd like to draw to draw your attention to our graduating scholars of whom we are so proud. They have shown diligence, resilience and a high level of academic thought in completing their University task. There is more information below about our Brilliant scholars' hard work - congratulations!
Enjoy the weekend and see you all on Monday.
Just Brilliant Children
At Greenfields, we like to take every opportunity to challenge our children. For the past two terms, this group of Year Six children have been working with a PhD student from the University of Leicester, learning about philosophy and ethics. In particular, they have been considering the question 'What is Fairness'. As well as attending seminars with their tutor (online like most university students during lockdown), they have also produced 1,000 word dissertations that show their understanding of the concept of fairness in many different ways, and from different points of view.
Each of the children worked extremely hard to complete this huge task, and on Wednesday, they graduated in a ceremony attended by schools involved in the project from across the country. The project is just one organised by The Brilliant Club, a charity that aims to support all children to think about entering University in the future.
Awesome Artists Pastel Printing
In their art lessons this term the children in Year Four/ Five are learning about surrealism, particularly the works of Salvador Dali. Children were amazed at the pastel printing technique which you can see below. This technique brings colour and aspects surrealism to pictures.
Next week we will be using photographs of ourselves so keep a look out.....
Hello? Hello? Nursery calling!
The youngest children in Greenfields' Nursery have been learning about communicating with others by using the telephones. The children loved the actions of picking up the phone to talk and even made the ringing sound.
Meerkats Enjoy Reading in the Sunshine
This week, Marvellous Meerkats decided to take their reading outside, so that they could make the most of the warm, sunny weather. The children enjoyed reading in the sun, with some children finding cozy and unique places to enjoy a book of their choice, such as up a tree. When Teddy was asked what he likes about reading outside, he said, "You get to read in cool places, like on the grass or up a tree". Reading in the sun was also a hit for Matei, who said, "I just love reading in fresh air, it helps me concentrate".
Shop Talk in Busy Bees
This week in Busy Bees the children have begun exploring money by playing shop. They have enjoyed taking on the role of being a customer buying yummy things from a shopkeeper.
Happy Hyenas go Parachuting
Year One have been enjoying the sunshine in their PE lesson last week! They used the parachute and played lots of fun games together.
Tree Giants Found in School by Terrific Tigers
Year One had fun looking for Tree Giants around the school grounds as part of their new English unit. They will learn facts about Tree Giants and write reports.
So much fun with surrealism……
This term Years Four and Five have been learning about Salvador Dali and the concept of surrealism. They have been learning to master the skill of pastel printing which creates a distorted visual representation.
Take a look at some of the final products below…
After a packed week of fantastic learning we just love to spend half an hour letting ourselves go a little and what a better way to do this than taking a box of fancy dress onto the field on a sunny day I just love to see the children not taking themselves too seriously and making one another laugh. #luckyteacher
KSI and EYFS Celebration Assembly
- Ladybirds - Chase
- Busy Bees - Remy
- Dragonflies - Jake
- Happy Hyenas - Nawra
- Terrific Tigers - Karina
- Excellent Elephants - Sinem
- Smart Snakes - Alfie
- Busy Bees - Andrada
- Dragonflies - Helin
- Happy Hyenas - Bejamin
- Terrific Tigers - Ebony
- Excellent Elephants - Logan P-S
- Smart Snakes - Maize-Mai
- Busy Bees - Mary-Kate
- Dragonflies - Keeva
- Happy Hyenas - Finley
- Terrific Tigers - Leila
- Excellent Elephants - Georgia
- Smart Snakes - Shay
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.
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 email@example.com.
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 key worker parents accessing school. If you require wraparound care please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
We are lucky to be able to offer a wide range of music lessons to pupils at Greenfields Primary School & Nursery, and we now have a limited number of spaces for drumming lessons for pupils from Year 2 – Year 6. Please see the attached letter from our drumming tutor Mark McHarg with details on how you can secure your child a space.
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