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Newsletter 7th May 2021

Headteacher Comment

As always, this newsletter is full stories of your children’s successes but I just wanted to draw your attention to the personal success of one of our staff members. I am thrilled to let you know that Mrs Tyrrell-Smith (Deputy Head Teacher) has been busy beavering away for the last few years reading to achieve a Masters Degree in Psychology. She has clearly worked really hard and was informed of her success earlier this week. Do join me in congratulating her. WELL DONE, Mrs Tyrrell-Smith.

As the national COVID restrictions are gradually being lifting we continue to review our risk assessments, processes and procedures. The requirement to wear a face covering on school site during the staggered drop off and pick up times is likely to become optional from 17th May but, until then, please ensure that you are wearing a face covering to enter the school site. We continue to ask that only one adult accompanies children up to Year Four onto the site during these times. Children in Year Five and Six are encouraged to walk themselves into school unaccompanied.

Enjoy the weekend and see you all on Monday.

Mrs Appleby

Growing Beans in Happy Hyenas

In Happy Hyenas, the children have been growing beans for their science topic on plants. They planted the beans and have been watching them grow over the last few weeks. The class can see the roots and the leaves getting bigger every day!

Happy Hyenas

Taking care of the local environment

In Key Stage One, Greenfields are proud to have brothers Harry and Jacob. They found out about the Kettering Wombles and immediately joined up! The Kettering Wombles do a fantastic job of litter picking for the local authority which is a fabulous way of making the local community look nice for residents and safer for wildlife. This is great community service, well done Harry and Jacob!

Click on the button below to view the Wombles Facebook page.

Harry and Jacob

Fun with Filters….

To end our unit on light, Remarkable Rhinos were given the task to design and make their very own sunglasses.

Children had to investigate which filter would be most effective in blocking out both natural and artificial light. I have to say, the results were fantastic and I have definitely ditched my old pair for a pair of these snazzy new ones.

Remarkable Rhinos

Shape Bingo

This week in Reception, Busy Bees and Dragonflies have been busy learning about 2D and 3D shapes. Through playing shape bingo, where they have had to listen to the description of shapes. Then for their challenge they have had to identify and talk about what they know. Great job, Reception.

Reception

Sunshine and Tigers

Year Two had a very exciting week, on Tuesday morning they returned to school to find evidence of a crime scene! Further investigation by the incredible Year Two pupils led to the discovery of an escaped tiger! Don't worry, the tiger has not been seen since and Year Two will be writing a recount all about the events as part of their English work.

Year Two

Making the most of the lovely weather

Year Two have also been making the most of the sunshine this week and managed to take their learning outside! The children loved reading and completing their phonics work outside in the fresh spring air!

Year Two

KS2 Celebration Assembly

Star Pupil

  • Marvellous Meerkats - Freddy
  • Cheeky Monkeys - Grace G
  • Remarkable Rhinos - Aiden S
  • Super Sharks - Maleeq
  • Champion Cheetahs - Kadie
  • Proud Lions - Jamie
  • Soaring Eagles - Isaac

Handwriting Award

  • Marvellous Meerkats - Phillip
  • Cheeky Monkeys - Maryam
  • Remarkable Rhinos - Phoebe
  • Super Sharks -Kial
  • Champion Cheetahs - Rosen
  • Proud Lions - Ellie
  • Soaring Eagles - Awa

Sports Award

  • Marvellous Meerkats - Gracie
  • Cheeky Monkeys - Regan
  • Remarkable Rhinos - Caleb
  • Super Sharks - Ruby
  • Champion Cheetahs - Faye
  • Proud Lions - Ayden
  • Soaring Eagles - Ben

Positive Points Awards

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

Soaring Eagles!

Soaring Eagles

Remember, you can earn your class 5 points for 5 reads at home per week, 2 points per day if you are on the Greenfields Moon or 1 point per day if you are on the Greenfields Star - play your part!

House Cup

Congratulations to this week's winner.....

Adlington!

Adlington

Mathletics Marvels

Congratulations to Tatiana from Year 6 for her amazing effort in maths.

Congratulations!

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.

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 key worker 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.

Greenfields Half-Term Camp

Greenfields are very excited to share with you the new Greenfields Holiday Club. This will be staffed by people your child(ren) will know from school and will include a variety of activities. The price is £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. To book your place please click on the link below.

Holiday Club

Make your own fairy and dinosaur garden

Would you like to make a garden fit for a fairy or roarsome as a dinosaur? North Northamptonshire ouncil have a free online lesson for both adults and children to create their own amazing garden on Friday 4th June at 10am. This is a perfect parent child activity for half term. Click the button below to register for a place.

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Dates for your Diary

End of Term - Friday 28th May 2021

Back to School Monday 7th June 2021

End of Term Friday 16th July 2021

Outward Bound 2021 Monday 18th October - Friday 22nd October 2021

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