Newsletter 15th January 2021

Headteacher Comment

An amazing way to end the week: Celebration Assembly! For those of you who were able to join us with your children at our LIVE MS Teams Event, I hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. A big "well done" to those of you who were announced as Star Pupil for this week. We got to hear about some of the incredible things you are all getting up to with your remote learning and we will be sharing our LIVE celebration assembly every week on Friday at 2pm. Join us if you can.

On your behalf, I'm sure, I wanted to take this opportunity say "thank you" to your child's class teachers. They have done a remarkable thing to completely change the way that they do their job. We are now working hard to use MS Teams even more effectively and efficiently to ensure your child is getting to experience real-time live lessons with their teachers, where appropriate. Fortunately, as a school who likes to stay abreast of technological developments in education, this has been quite a natural progression for us. We'd just like to encourage you to do what you can to support your child with their remote learning. It should not be stressful for either you or your child. As during Lockdown 1.0, teachers and support staff are now making weekly phone calls to speak to your child. Please do take the opportunity to ask for their help and advice with any aspect of our online education offer.

Also, thank you so much for your patience when we have been faced with technical difficulties. Do hang on in their and we will do all that we can to resolve any ongoing challenges. You can also request support at any time using admin@greenfields-pri.co.uk

We have received so many messages of support and encouragement from you - these do get through to staff - THANK YOU. However, should you have any concerns or questions about your child's remote education, please contact the school office and they will contact your child's class teacher.

Enjoy the weekend.

Mrs Appleby

Dinosaurs in Reception

The key worker Reception class have really enjoyed learning about different dinosaurs and this week made a junk model Stegosaurus . Super teamwork class!

Reception key worker group

Year 2 Shape art

Year 2 have been learning all about shapes this week. To help with their understanding they had a go at some shape and line art. The outcomes look amazing!

Year 2

WoW! Year 2

Year 2 have been learning about the Stone Age this term. As part of WOW Day they used natural materials to make their own coloured paints. They then used their new paints to create pictures showing what they did over the holidays. Can you guess what Year 2 did over the holidays?

Year 2

Year 4 and 5 are Fair traders

Year 4/5 have started a new Geography topic on Fairtrade. The children in school have been busy looking at different Fairtrade produce from bananas to chocolate. The children used Fairtrade sugar and lemons to make lemonade. It looked very refreshing indeed.

Keep an eye out for the Fairtrade symbol when doing your shopping.

Year 4/5

Year 3 understand healthy eating

This week in science, Year 3 have been learning about how to maintain a balanced diet. To show off their amazing knowledge from this week’s lesson, Marvellous Meerkats created their own food pyramid, to remind themselves of the quantity of each different food group that they should typically eat in their diet. Please take a look at some of the incredible examples that children have submitted to Google Classroom.

Marvellous Meerkats

Reception collaborate in school and at home

The children in Reception and at home have enjoyed using their maths in creating some yummy cookies. The teachers are sure they will not be around for long. After listening to the story 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt', they made some slime! Both in class and at home the children have been practising their number formation, ordering numbers 1-10 and even challenging themselves to 20.


Switch it!

This week Year 4/5 had a go at singing song called ‘Switch It’, so many children got involved and some even got their families on board too.

Thank you to everyone who sent Miss Kenny their videos, she absolutely loved each and every one of them.

We all look forward to hearing next week’s song. Keep singing J

Year 4/5

Year 3 meet the Author

Year 3 were thrilled to meet author Kate Claxton this week in our online lessons. We had the opportunity to hear Kate read her first published book "My Mum’s a Tiger" and ask her questions about her job as an author. We got three top tips to becoming a great author and they were: to practise your spelling as much as possible, to start your stories at whichever part of it you are most excited about and build your story from there and to share your work with as many people as you can. We were all very excited to see that we do most of these already in our lessons.

Year 3

Star Pupil Awards

Congratulations the the following pupils who have worked hard this week

  • Ladybirds - Marika
  • Busy Bees - Amina
  • Dragonflies - Max
  • Happy Hyenas - Finley
  • Terrific Tigers - Esmee
  • Excellent Elephants - Georgia
  • Smart Snakes - Tayha
  • Marvellous Meerkats - Teddy
  • Cheeky Monkeys - James
  • Remarkable Rhinos - Samaa
  • Champion Cheetahs - Jake
  • Super Sharks - Harleigh
  • Proud Lions - Eli
  • Soaring Eagles - Daisy

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:

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.

Free school meal vouchers

Once again the trust have been following the guidance from the government and we are pleased to confirm that we are now in the position to offer food vouchers out to those children eligible to income related Free School Meals.

We are working with an organisation called Edenred to support us in providing food vouchers and as from w/c 18th January 2021 we can offer these vouchers out to those families that are eligible. These vouchers can be used in Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Asda, Iceland, McColl’s, Waitrose, M&S and the Company Shop Group. Vouchers will be to the value of £15 per week per child and will be sent out to you by email. If you qualify and you have a child who is eligible for Free School Meals, you will receive emailed communication from Edenred during the w/c 18th January with details of how the process will work.

For families that are not eligible but your circumstances have changed, you may now be eligible, please follow this link to apply:

If you have any other FSM-related queries, please email FSMEnquiries@dret.co.uk

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.

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.

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 is currently reserved for key worker children. Please contact the office if you feel you need a place.

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Dates for your Diary

February Break - Last day Friday 12th February 2021. Return Tuesday 23rd February 2021

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