Newsletter 23rd october 2020

Headteacher Comment

I have truly been blown away by how brilliantly and respectfully our school has tackled learning about Black History. This can be such a tricky topic to address but we have not shied away from it and fully embraced it in order to gain a better understanding of ethnic diversity. This afternoon we ended our learning with a 'finishing off' assembly that saw every class sharing their learning with the rest of the school. We were treated to learning through songs, art work, drama, poetry and storytelling. We hope you enjoy this special Black History Month edition of our newsletter: inspirational!

As we close the term, I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support. I would also like to extend my thanks to the staff at Greenfields who have continued to do their absolute best to ensure our children continue to thrive in our care.

Have a wonderful half term break and see you all on Monday 2nd November.

Mrs Appleby

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.

Happy Hyenas

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.

Happy Hyenas

Cheetahs Check Out an Olympic Hero

Champion Cheetahs have been learning about American track and field star Jesse Owens, who won 4 gold medals at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. And how he was ignored not only by Adolf Hitler, but also by Franklin D Roosevelt - then President of the USA.

Champion Cheetahs
Champion Cheetahs

Proud Songwriting Lions

Today in Proud Lions the class wrote their own songs to convey the messages from their shared story ‘Follow the Drinking Gourd ‘. The class had so much fun and wowed Mrs Black and Mrs Mitchell with their amazing creativity!

Proud Lions

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.

Marvellous Meerkats
Marvellous Meerkats

Horrible Histories in Reception

This week in Reception the children have been learning about Rosa Parks as part of Black History Week. They have listened and re-enacted the story and listened to a song from Horrible Histories to help with their understanding.


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!

Smart Snakes
Smart Snakes
Smart Snakes
Smart Snakes
Smart Snakes
Smart Snakes

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.

Remarkable Rhinos
Remarkable Rhinos
Remarkable Rhinos
Remarkable Rhinos
Remarkable Rhinos
Remarkable Rhinos
Remarkable Rhinos
Remarkable Rhinos
Remarkable Rhinos
Remarkable Rhinos

Super Fair Trade Sharks

Super Sharks have been learning about the Fairtrade movement this week. They discovered why buying Fairtrade products were possible is a good thing. To understand this further they have had a great time learning a rap.

Super Sharks
Super Sharks

Celebrating Difference in Ladybirds

In Ladybirds this week, the children painted their hand prints carefully mixing paints to match their own unique skin tone. This amazing background was the result of how wonderfully colourful their worlds are.



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.

Christmas Card Competition

Feeling festive and creative? If so then why not enter our 2020 Christmas card competition, open to anyone in Greenfields to enter. Please send in your entries to your child's teacher.

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

Behaviour Winner

The class with the least amount of red room visits this term is:

Happy Hyenas

Flu Vaccine Consent

Please click on the button below before 27th October 2020 to consent to the flu vaccine for your child ( please see the quick reminder section below for more information)

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 admin@greenfields-pri.co.uk or call 01536 514622

Safety First!

Please read the message from Northamptonshire Police and keep safe.

Following on from our Virtual Summer Play schemes, Steve the Magician is back with a Virtual Halloween Magic Show for your family to enjoy this October Half Term from the comfort of your own home! Click here to view the FREE online Halloween Magic Show video with Steve the Magician. We hope you enjoy this experience! Available to watch now on the button below

Steve the Magician

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

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.

Children in Need 2020

Greenfields Primary School and Nursery are proud to support Children in Need again this year. Please send your child in mufti on Friday 13th November 2020 and make a donation directly to Children in Need via ParentPay.

Children in Need 2020

Just a quick reminder

The school meal menu is on ParentPay. Please book no later than midnight Tuesday for the following week.

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.

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.

Half term clubs

We are on Facebook and Twitter!

Dates for your Diary

Half term break - last day Friday 23rd October 2020. Return Monday 2nd November 2020

Christmas break - last day Friday 18th December 2020. Return Tuesday 5th January 2021

Nasal Flu vaccine - 3rd November 2020

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