Eagles' Scientists Learn Filtration
We had a fun science afternoon separating mixtures. Year 6 used filter paper and recycled plastic bottles to separate sand and water!
This week in his brass lesson, Bobby was awarded a certificate for his brilliant listening and performing with his trombone.
Miss Kenny and the rest of Remarkable Rhinos are so very proud of Bobby, he was the only child to be awarded a certificate from Peter Smalley from NMPAT. Tremendous trombone playing.
Wow! Meerkats! Wow!
During their WOW DAY this term, Marvellous Meerkats spent some valuable time exploring their new topics in History, Religious Education and Science. In RE, they will be learning about Christianity, so they made their very own Christingles and discussed what Christingle celebrations involve - the children were very knowledgeable and loved broadening their minds by learning about Christianity. In addition, they spent some time making their very own toy cars that use a wheel and axle mechanism. This provided children with a valuable insight into the wheel and axle mechanism, one of the several simple machines that we will be exploring in their science lessons this term.
In their first science lesson this term, Marvellous Meerkats studied inclined planes, including what they are and what they are used for. Interestingly, they learned that an inclined plane is smooth surface that is sloped - one end is higher than the other, which makes it easier to move objects over the surface. For their experiment, they explored how the different surfaces on an inclined plane can influence the ease at which a car can move over the surface. Children discovered that a smooth, wooden surface allowed the car to move the fastest, but artificial grass made the car move the slowest. Children suggested that the artificial grass was a less effective material because it is thicker and less smooth, thus making it difficult for the car to move over.
Rocking Rocks and Soils….
This week Remarkable Rhinos kick started their new Science topic by taking on the role of Mary Anning. The children had so much fun creating the layers of the soil with different types of chocolate and spent yesterday afternoon on the hunt for different types of rocks. I can’t wait to see where this learning takes us next…..
KS2 Celebration Awards
- Marvellous Meerkats - Shelton
- Cheeky Monkeys - Layla
- Remarkable Rhinos - Julia
- Super Sharks - Kieran
- Champion Cheetahs - Tyrone
- Proud Lions - Samuel
- Soaring Eagles - Maryam
- Marvellous Meerkats - Oscar
- Cheeky Monkeys - Zachary
- Remarkable Rhinos - Andesha
- Super Sharks - Theo
- Champion Cheetahs - Harry
- Proud Lions - Miguel
- Soaring Eagles - Isaac
- Marvellous Meerkats - Philip
- Cheeky Monkeys - Ellie
- Remarkable Rhinos - Maddison
- Super Sharks - Thomas
- Champion Cheetahs - Jacob
- Proud Lions - Corwin
- Soaring Eagles - Ben
Parent Governor Vacancy
PARENT GOVERNOR VACANCY ON THE ACADEMY SCRUTINY COMMITTEE
I am writing to you to invite you to stand for election as a parent governor on the Academy Scrutiny Committee. In our Academy we have provision for 2 parent governors and there is currently 1 vacancy.
The Academy Scrutiny Committee has three key functions:
- Understanding and promoting the Trust’s and the Academy’s vision and ethos.
- Scrutiny and Challenge of achievement of targets, school improvement and pupil outcomes. Escalation of any concerns to the Trustees via the Executive; and
- • Supporting and facilitating parental and community engagement.
No special qualifications are needed and the most important thing is to have a keen interest in the Academy and be prepared to play an active part in the Academy Scrutiny Committee’s work. The main benefit you can gain from being a governor is a sense of satisfaction through involvement in the most important volunteering role in education. The collective support and challenge you make as a member of the Academy Scrutiny Committee, will help shape the future of children at the academy. Training is available for all governors.
All governors have the same roles and responsibilities; as a parent governor you would be a representative parent, not a representative of parents. The role and responsibilities of a governor are set out in further detail in the attached governor role description.
It should be noted that an elected Parent Governor is appointed for a four year term and may continue in office even though their child may have left the Academy part way through their four year term of office.
Parents/carers who have paid employment in the school for 500 or more hours per academic year or who are elected members of the Local Authority, are not eligible to stand in these elections. Nominations must be from parents or carers with children at the school on the day that nominations close.
If you would like to stand for election, please click on the following link to complete the nomination form and submit by no later than 23rd November 2020.
You should also include a short personal statement to support your nomination, which should be no longer than 500 words. You will then be invited to meet with the Chair of Governors and/or Principal who will provide information on the role and provide you with an opportunity to ask any questions.
If there are more nominations than vacancies, the election will be by secret ballot. If that is necessary, voting papers will be sent to all parents together with details of the ballot procedure.
If you are in any doubt about your eligibility to stand for election please contact the Returning Officer who will be able to supply you with further details.
Any queries relating to this election should be made to the Returning Officer at the Academy. Yours sincerely
Sandra Appleby Returning Officer
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:
• 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 5th December 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. 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.
Life Ed Bus
Please ensure you pay your child's entry onto the Life Education Bus. The payment item is on ParentPay
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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