At Greenfields we try our hardest to give children as many opportunities as possible to demonstrate the values that we instill in our children : Courage, Aspiration, Ambition and Respect. So this week, I am absolutely delighted to be sharing with you the pictures of our new Junior Leadership Team (JLT). Congratulations to all of the children, and especially to Jasmine and Isaac, our new Head Girl and Head Boy, who have the privilege of wearing special silver ties around school. Together with their peers who are Deputies, House Captains, Sports Captains and Digital Leaders, they fulfill many roles around the school, including supporting the Senior Leadership Team (Mrs Tyrrell-Smith, Mrs Kenny, Miss Wood and I) with interviews, book scrutinies, feedback from subjects and insights into how life at Greenfields is like from a child's perspective, and even supporting other children to use IT . The Junior Leadership Team also show visitors around the school, meet Greenfields' Governors and represent the children at school events. A special mention also to Blu and Simge who will be leading the School Council and representing the views of all the classes and their representatives.
Introducing........ The Junior Leadership Team!
Head Girl, Jasmine and Head, Boy Isaac
Deputy Head Boy, Riley and Deputy Head, Girl Tatiana
Head and Deputy Head of School Council
Reading in a tree
Book and Biscuit the Smart Way!
To ensure Greenfields is Covid secure we are not allowing visitors into school. Unfortunately that means parents cannot join their children for 'Book and Biscuit'. Luckily Greenfields never lets the 'new normal' stop us from doing the nice things in class. Smart Snakes have been really enjoying the 'Book and Biscuit' session every week, although we are missing welcoming our families into school.
In the Two Year Old room this week they have been learning about numbers and practicing their point and count technique to help them understand quantity.
They have also had lots of fun sharing with friends and taking turns with the marble run, they love to play alongside their friends at Nursery. It has been so lovely to see all the different friendships forming, they have been offering their friends help when they need it balancing on the trim trail.
What great friends they all are.
The Red Hen meets the Dragonflies
For the Talk 4 Writing story, the children have been learning The Little Red Hen. Today the class had a visit from the hen to ask her some questions from the story. They have been focusing on developing their speaking and communication skills. They loved our visit from her.
Journey Invention: Rhino Style
This week the children have been inventing their own journey tales. Take a look at the incredible paintings of their settings. By doing this the children were able to make up their own sentences with similes, metaphors and personification. Miss Kenny was absolutely blown away by the children’s attitude to learning and the work they produced. Great job guys!
It's "all about the brass"
Year Four/Five have absolutely loved the time they have spent so far learning to play brass instruments. This is a ten week programme where children are taught by professionals musicians. Instruments include; trumpets, trombones and tubas. Miss Kenny popped her head into the session on Tuesday and was greeted by magnificent sounds and I know that parents are loving hearing the children rehearse at home too. It is wonderful that Greenfields can still offer such fantastic enrichment opportunities, let’s hope this gets more children into learning how to play an instrument.
Super Healthy Sharks
Super Sharks have also been learning about healthy eating and exercise. Here are some of our awesome posters.
This week Year 3 were Super Scientists. They created an amazing discovery called 'oobleck'. This disgusting fluid which when you hold it is wet like a liquid but when left to rest turns in to a solid. It was very wet, sticky and messy but was lots of fun for the children to squelch between their fingers!
This week, Dragonflies decided to get some fresh autumn air. During their walk they decided to collect some autumnal items to use in an art project. The Reception children really enjoyed themselves.
Key Stage 2 Celebration Assembly Winners
- Marvellous Meerkats - Ayva-Lilly
- Cheeky Monkeys - Ianis
- Remarkable Rhinos - Phoebe
- Champion Cheetahs -Charlotte
- Super Sharks - Alan
- Proud Lions - Wyatt
- Soaring Eagles - Lewis
- Marvellous Meerkats - Kevinas
- Cheeky Monkeys - Tyler
- Remarkable Rhinos - Julia
- Champion Cheetahs - Jake
- Super Sharks - Ryley
- Proud Lions - Blu
- Soaring Eagles - Saif
Music lessons have now started. To book your child's space please email the office at: email@example.com. Spaces are booked on a first come first served basis.
We have a few remaining spaces for guitar at £5.50 per lesson. . To book your child's space please email the office at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Spaces are booked on a first come first served basis.
We have a few remaining spaces for guitar at £4.75 per lesson. Please contact the office on for more information
We currently have a small number of spaces available for violin lessons with our NMPAT tutor. These lessons take place during the school day, and cost £55 for a full term. Please have a look at the short video of an introduction to strings to give you an idea what your child would be learning with the NMPAT Tutor during their lesson.
Please contact the school office on email@example.com to register your interest. Spaces will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
Open Events for Reception Intake September 2021
If your child is turning four between 1st September 2020 and 31st August 2021 now is the time to apply for their primary school place, and what better place to start their school life than at an Ofsted rated “OUTSTANDING” school.
Due to the current situation across the country, this year Greenfields Primary School & Nursery are giving our prospective parents the chance to attend our open events virtually! You will still have the chance to meet our Headteacher, Sandra Appleby, our teaching staff from our Reception classes, our admissions team as well as see a short video of our school in action!
These events will take place on:
• Tuesday 13th October 2020 5pm
• Thursday 5th November 2020 5pm
• Thursday 12th November 2020 5pm
As well as our virtual events we will also be holding an external and partial internal viewing of the school on:
• Saturday 17th October 2020 9:30am - 11am (Book your time slots at 9.30am, 10am, 10.30am or 11am)
At this event you will have the chance to look around the school from the outside, view the playgrounds, Reception outdoor learning area as well as having a glance inside the Reception classrooms, library and school hall! These events will last 15 minutes, with a maximum of 6 people to a group and we shall be observing a strict protocol for hand sanitizing and face coverings. We regret we cannot allow children to these events.
If you would like to attend any of our virtual events and/or our external viewing event then please book in with our school office either by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01536 514622
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.
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 reminder
The school meal menu is on ParentPay. Please book no later than midnight Tuesday for the following week.
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.
School Reading Books
Please could you return to your child's class teacher any school books that you may have borrowed during lockdown.
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 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.
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