Fairtrade - Happy Hyenas
In Happy Hyenas this week, the children created some artwork from their story which showed the journey that slaves took to get to freedom by following the stars.
The children also learned all about Fairtrade and talked about how we can make sure everyone is treated fairly. They had a look at some different products and found the fairtrade logo on each one.
Harriet Tubman's Life in Marvellous Meerkats Class
This week, Marvellous Meerkats have been working super hard in English. They conducted some research on Harriet Tubman so that they could create a fact file of her life. In addition, they put themselves in the shoes of Peg Leg Joe and wrote a diary entry.
Smart Snakes Find Freedom
Year 2 have absolutely loved Black History Week! They begun the week learning the whole school text, 'Follow The Drinking Gourd'. They then used drama to get to know their character Isaiah through hot seating and a 'conscience alley', then wrote a diary entry in role. They created maps to chart the route the slaves took on their journey to freedom, They all really enjoyed ageing and staining the paper so the maps looked really authentic! They also learnt about the amazing Rosa Parks and how Fairtrade helps farmers around the developing world. The class ended the week by watching a really moving film about slavery and reflecting on their learning this week!
Truly Remarkable Rhinos
Like every class, Remarkable Rhinos and Miss Kenny have spent the week learning about and celebrating Black History.
The children have all researched black people that inspire them and explaining why. These inspirational figures have ranged from Louis Armstrong to Stormzy, Maya Angelou to Harriet Tubman and Usain Bolt to Jean- Michel Basquait. Have a look at some of the work they have produced…
This work happened in the classroom and at home, I have loved hearing about conversations children have had with their families about Black History, please keep these conversations going.
This week has been so important; more now than ever, the children have discussed issues that they may never have before and it was inspiring to see and hear their thoughts on not only Black History but the fact that still today, racial profiling is still very much an issue.
These conversations will continue to happen every day so that the children are equipped to challenge different perspectives and to think critically about the world around them.
Wide Open Space to Play
We are so fortunate that we have such amazing wide open spaces to play - there's enough room for everyone to race around, and keep fit and healthy. Greenfields Primary School and Nursery loves to encourage all our children to play outside as much as possible, especially on beautiful Autumn days.
Head Teachers Award Winners
Congratulations to this terms amazing head teachers award winners.
EYFS and KS1 Award Winners
- Ladybirds - Dimitri
- Busy Bees - Jermaine
- Dragonflies - Darwin
- Happy Hyenas - Frankie
- Terrific Tigers - Nia
- Excellent Elephants - Julian
- Smart Snakes - Tayha
KS2 Award Winners
- Cheeky Monkeys - Aureja
- Marvellous Meerkats - Matei
- Remable Rhinos - Andesha
- Champion Cheetahs - Rhea
- Super Sharks - Aiza
- Proud Lions - Lewis
- Soaring Eagles - Simge
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 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 14th November 2020 9:30am - 11am (Book your time slots at 9.30am, 10am, 10.30am or 11am)
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 email@example.com 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 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 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.
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.
Flu Vaccine information
October Half Term
Please see details of the following clubs for October half term.
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