Live Learning in Year 4/5
Year Four and Five had a bit of a rocky start to the week when, on Monday, the children and some of the adults went into isolation.
Luckily, our learning just carried on online! We have so many children that are completely dedicated to their learning, whether it be at school or home: the staff from Remarkable Rhinos, Champion Cheetahs and Super Sharks are absolutely grateful for this. Children have been learning live on TEAMS and it has been wonderful to see so many of them joining in. The children have been singing, battling each other in times tables, reading and so much more. Just take a look at some of the pictures below to see the quality of the work being produced.
We look forward to next week and hope to see even more Rhinos, Cheetahs and Sharks online!
Super Maths in Busy Bees
This week in Busy Bees the children have been learning about adding two amounts together linked with the topic of 'Whatever Next', using bears in rockets to work out their answers for completing a calculation. They have done really well in learning this concept in maths. Super Maths, Busy Bees.
This term, Marvellous Meerkats have been enjoying building on their Spanish speaking skills. To help them, they have relied on the use of educational technology, namely Chatterpix. This is a great piece of technology that makes learning super fun and can be used to support children's learning inside and outside of the classroom. Have a look at some of our pupils' creations during their Spanish lessons by viewing our class by clicking on the button below.
Get ready to ROCK!
Next week from Monday 23rd November to Friday 27th November all classes from Key Stage Two will take part in a Battle of the Bands times tables competition with all other DRET school in the trust.
TT Rockstars is a fantastic way for children to master their times tables and the children absolutely love the competitive side to it. Please encourage your children to gain as many coins as possibly next week so that we can he the ‘Headlining’ school.
We can do this Greenfields!
Life Education Bus
We are so excited to let you know that we will be welcoming The Life Education Centre back into school for 4 days, beginning the week of Monday 23rd November. This has always been a very popular event with the children and is both practical and educational. Each class will have a visit from the ‘life educator’, where they will meet Harold the Giraffe and learn all about how to keep their bodies fit and healthy in a workshop delivered by The Life Education Group. This will be an invaluable addition to what we already teach and is the perfect addition to our Jigsaw puzzle, Healthy Me!
Please make a contribution of £4.50 towards the cost of the visit by Friday 20th November. These fantastic enrichment opportunities rely on payment from all families in order for them to go ahead. This is an exciting opportunity for our children, and we are extremely grateful for your support in enabling this event to go ahead.
Please see the attached leaflet from The Life Education Centre, which details exactly what is covered in sessions for each year group.
As I am sure you are aware, changes will need to be made so that the visit is Covid safe. As a result, this year’s visit will take place in the classroom rather that the Life Education Bus.
Please speak to your child’s class teacher with any questions/concerns you may have.
Many thanks in advance.
KS2 Celebration Awards
- Cheeky Monkeys - Shanaia
- Marvellous Meerkats - Zsolt
- Remarkable Rhinos - Asma
- Super Sharks - Theo
- Champion Cheetahs - Jake
- Proud Lions - Kiera
- Soaring Eagles - Tatiana
- Cheeky Monkeys - Lucianna
- Marvellous Meerkats - Liberty
- Remarkable Rhinos - Lewis
- Super Sharks - William
- Champion Cheetahs - Isabelle
- Proud Lions - Jamie
- Soaring Eagles - Scarlet F
- Cheeky Monkeys - Regan
- Marvellous Meerkats - Marta
- Remarkable Rhinos - Aiden
- Super Sharks - Harleigh
- Champion Cheetahs - Darius
- Proud Lions - Arunali
- Soaring Eagles - Alicia
September 2021 Reception Intake
If you have a child turning 4 years old between 1 September 2020 and 31 August 2021, you need to apply for their place to start in Reception in September 2021.
Greenfields Primary School and Nursery is now rated as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted, and as with all outstanding schools the popularity of the school increases. With this in mind, we are expecting to be oversubscribed in our admissions for a place in our Reception class in September 2021. This means that we will not have enough places for the number of children applying and some families will be disappointed and not be allocated Greenfields. More information on admissions can be found on our website
The application process is now available on the Northamptonshire County Council website: click on the button below to apply for place at Greenfields. The closing date is Thursday 21st January 2021.
If your child is currently attending our nursery and is due to start in our Reception next year, then we do not want you to be disappointed and miss out on a place. You must submit an application before the closing date as places are NOT automatically allocated.
Should you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact our school office.
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:
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.
Just a quick COVID reminder
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
School Reading Books
Please could you return to your child's class teacher any school books that you may have borrowed during lockdown.
Online Reading Log Access
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
All bookings for wraparound care must be booked weekly the last day for booking is the Wednesday before care is required.
Dates for your Diary
Life Education Bus - Monday 23rd November 2020
Sponsor Form return 27th November 2020
Santa Run Wednesday 16th December 2020
Christmas Break - last day Friday 18th December 2020. Return Tuesday 5th January 2021
February Break - Last day Friday 12th February 2021. Return Tuesday 23rd February 2021
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