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Newsletter 11th June 2021

Headteacher Comment

Welcome back to the final term of the year. We have lots of exciting events planned for your children to help them celebrate the end of this academic year and to prepre them for a successful transtion to a new class and teacher. Please keep an eye out for information about this.

Last week we successfully ran our first Holiday Camp at Greenfields. The parents said; ‘My son came home with lots of crafts he made and loved all the sport activities’, ‘My daughter absolutely loved the half term club so much that we have signed up for summer club as well’, ‘I have recommended the Camp and will book again in the future’, ‘he loved ALL of it’, ‘A**** especially enjoyed the cheerleading and the arts and crafts. She really loves the 2 ladies that ran the club and is super excited for the 6 weeks holiday to go again’, ‘T*** loved it!’. You can find out more on our school Facebook page:

We are very much looking forward to running the Holiday Camp throughout the summer break and are looking to grow the hardworking Camp Team. The hours are paid and can be flexible to suit you. You can apply by clicking the button below:

Quick reminder: Please do your best to stick to your child’s allocated pick up and drop off time, this ensures a steady flow of parents and children around our site rather than causing human congestion which make it increasingly difficult to maintain the 2 meter social distancing required. Many thanks for your continued support with this.

If you notice cars parked inconsiderately or even putting pedestrians in danger, please do report it to the Local Authority: Street Doctor (Kettering Borough Council) by clicking the button below.

Mrs Appleby

Holiday Camp was a blast

Greenfields held their first ever Holiday Camp in the Spring break. The children loved it so much that we will run a Summer Camp too. Please click the link below to book your child's space.

Headteacher Reward Day Fun

Everyone loved their Headteacher Reward Day treat and got soaked by their friends. They enjoyed using the water blasters and even got their teachers! Every child with impeccable behaviour is invited to join the Reward Day at the end of every term - please read The Greenfields Way for Parents (link at the end of this Newsletter) to find out more....

Year One loved their Headteacher Reward

Habitats

Year Two had some busy children over the half term making their habitat art projects. They will be learning about pond beach and woodland habitats.

Year One's Superb Homework

Body Systems

This term in Year Six the children are studying the human body. They kicked off their topic by selecting one of the body’s systems to research, They discovered some fascinating facts about their organs . They loved showcasing their findings by making a plasticine model of the chosen system! Check out some of the intricate models below:

Year Six

STEM Club

STEM Club had a blast creating explosions!

Year Two STEM club had a great time creating mini lava lamps using oil, water and food colouring. They even made mini explosions using fizzing tablets! They also made paper airplanes and had a competition to see who could fly the furthest.

Wow! day in Reception

As part of Wow Day and to introduce the new term's learning, the children looked at countries and the equator. They compared weather in the UK with foreign countries, pretended to be at the beach and showed an understanding of how to keep safe in the sun.

The class also talked about polar, temperate and tropical climate zones and which one our country goes into. They talked about what clothing people would need and how animals survive the focus was on cold places,. The class made an igloo using paper cups and marshmallows.

Reception are also learning about materials: discussing names, the feel, if they are similar or different. The children even had their own recycling centre where they sorted out different materials into groups before creating a poster about recycling and how we as people need to keep our environment clean and healthy.

Reception WOW day

Celebration Assembly

EYFS and KS1 Awards

Star Pupil

  • Ladybirds - Alayzjah
  • Busy Bees - Lev
  • Dragonflies - Tahlia
  • Happy Hyenas - Leah
  • Terrific Tigers - Aliana
  • Excellent Elephants - Oscar
  • Smart Snakes - Jack

Handwriting Award

  • Busy Bees - Ibrahim
  • Dragonflies - Helin
  • Happy Hyenas - Sarah
  • Terrific Tigers - Amelia
  • Excellent Elephants - Harry
  • Smart Snakes - Kian

Sports Award

  • Busy Bees - Emilia
  • Dragonflies - Sehas
  • Happy Hyenas - Ianna
  • Terrific Tigers - Miranda
  • Excellent Elephants - Logan
  • Smart Snakes - Loagan

Positive Points Awards

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

Remarkable Rhinos!

Remarkable Rhinos

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.....

Ennis!

Ennis

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

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
  • Brooke Weston Academy - Thursday 8th July 2021
  • Huxlow Science College - Thursday 1st - Friday 2nd July 2021
  • Kettering Buccleuch Academy - Monday 5th July
  • Kettering Science Academy - Thursday 8th - Friday 9th July 2021
  • Lodge Park Academy Thursday 8th - Friday 9th July 2021
  • Montsaye Academy - Monday 5th July 2021
  • Southfields School for Girls - Monday 12th July
  • The Latimer Arts College - To be confirmed

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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

Created By
Amy Critchley
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Created with images by geralt - "school board empty" • Mimzy - "trophy award winner" • Morning Brew - "untitled image" • Agence Olloweb - "Il s’agit d’une photographie réalisée pour illustrer notre page des offres de création graphique de l’agence web Olloweb Solution" • Schwoaze - "ladybug insect beetle"