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Newsletter 19th November 2021

Headteacher Comment

Thank you so much to everyone who supported Children in Need today - you did not disappoint and we have raised a huge total (see below). We had a special section of Celebration Assembly this morning in honour of Sophie Ellis-Bextor, who completed a 24 hour Dance-a-thon in aid of Children in Need. We all danced together for three minutes and we were all exhausted, so we are in awe of Sophie's grit and determination to dance all day and all night for a good cause! To carry on the Dance-a-thon, each class has danced for 15 minutes in the hall, so that's almost 4 hours of solid Greenfields dancing today!

Next week is Parent Consultation week. Please make sure you have booked a slot to speak to your child's teacher. We all know that effective partnership is crucial to helping children do the best they can in their learning at school - your child's teacher will also be reminding you about the extensive online learning that we offer at Greenfields to keep learning going outside school, including our innovative 'Flipping Greenfields'. If you haven't made an appointment and there are no more available, please contact admin@greenfields-pri.co.uk or call the School Office 01536 514622.

Finally, lots of you have noticed that Maeve has been absent for a couple of weeks as she has been taking a well-earned break at home. I am very hopeful that Maeve will be with me on the gate and round and about in school on Tuesday - she is very excited to be back.

Have a lovely weekend

Mrs Appleby

Children in Need: Greenfields' style

You may be aware that today is Children in Need day. Mrs Appleby and the staff of Greenfields school asked the children and parents to take part by dressing in spotty clothes for the occasion. Greenfields parents, children and staff, you did not disappoint! I can reveal that the total raised at school was a whopping £380.45!!( and rising). Thank you to all that took part in this truly outstanding cause. If you would still like to donate, please use this link to visit our Children in Need Just Giving page.

CIN

Odd Socks Day

Year Three really enjoyed Odd Socks Day that we kicked off Anti-Bullying Week 2021 with! They engaged with the assembly and shared ideas about what to do if you suspect bullying. They all loved wearing mismatched socks and their discussions showed how thoughtful and mature they are.

Excellent Elephants wore their odd socks to make a stand against bullying. They really enjoyed the virtual assembly and had great discussions about how to be a kind friend.

Excellent Elephants

Let's Chill

Let’s Chill club have been having amazing fun on Tuesday evenings. They have been dancing, coloring and creating loom bands. The group have also been doing some mindfulness and yoga to help them feel calm and relaxed.

We're going to the Zoo

Year Two had a great time at Twycross Zoo last week. The children found lots of different animals and learnt lots of amazing new facts to deepen their learning in science.

Year Two

Can you hear me?

This week, in science, Year Four have been learning about how sound waves travel. They learnt that sound waves travel through solids, liquids and gases and that sound travels much more slowly than light. During this lesson, the children got the chance to work in small groups to create a string telephone to investigate how sound travels through a solid.

Magical Forest

Forest School Club had a great time this week making magic portions! They used a range of magical materials and found objects from the woods and mixed all the ingredients with sticks. The children loved making the potions and sprinkling the mixtures all over the woods.

Forest School

Two by Two

Ladybirds on tour

The Nursery have been making their own vehicles using junk modelling materials and using role play to go on journeys together. The children really enjoyed their imaginary journeys

Ladybirds

Detectives in the school

On Tuesday Year Six came into school to discover an awful mess outside their classrooms. The site supervisor, Brian, was ‘furious ‘and thought the children had done it. Fortunately, after some thorough investigations and the studying of CCTV footage Year Six was able to prove that the mess was caused by some foxes who had snuck in over night. The children forgave Brian for his ‘false allegations’ and the team of detectives are now all really excited about the new text which is about foxes rummaging for food.

Year Six and Brian (who was cross!)

Celebration Assembly

KS2 Awards

Star Pupil

  • Marvellous Meerkats - Abdelrahman
  • Cheeky Monkeys - Meida
  • Powerful Panthers - Matei
  • Remarkable Rhinos - Maryam
  • Super Sharks - Eryn
  • Champion Cheetahs - Kadie
  • Proud Lions - Alan
  • Soaring Eagles - Caleb

Handwriting Award

  • Marvellous Meerkats - Dario
  • Cheeky Monkeys - Bakery
  • Powerful Panthers - Freddy
  • Remarkable Rhinos - Afsoon
  • Super Sharks - Sina
  • Champion Cheetahs - Anotidaishe
  • Proud Lions - Kieran
  • Soaring Eagles - Jenelle

Sports Award

  • Marvellous Meerkats - Lucas
  • Cheeky Monkeys - Bailey
  • Powerful Panthers - Zsolt
  • Remarkable Rhinos - Tyler
  • Super Sharks - Gracie
  • Champion Cheetahs - Faye
  • Proud Lions - Tuesday
  • Soaring Eagles - Bogdan

Positive Points Awards

In first place for the most positive points this week:

Power Panthers!

Remember, you can earn points for your class and your house by completing your learning at home, getting 1 point per day if you remain on GREEN on the traffic lights or 2 points per day if you are on the Greenfields Moon or Star - play your part!

House Cup winner

Congratulations to...............

Ennis!

House cup points

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

These have been updated for the classes in 2021-22, so click on the link for the class you will be in in September.

Teachers are looking forward to posting their ‘Flipping Greenfields’ videos every Friday next term 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.

Clubs News

Due to parents evening next week, there will be no clubs on with the exception of the paid for Aardvarks and Karate.

Greenfields Primary School and Nursery Term Dates

Covid- 19 information

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

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 working parents accessing school. If you require wraparound care please read and sign the terms and conditions to ensure we can accept your booking. Bookings must be made by the Thursday before the care is required.

P.E Days

Please click below to check when your child's class has P.E.

Christmas Holiday Camp

We are pleased to share with you the details of the Christmas Holiday Camp. The camp is open from Monday 20th December 2021 (excluding bank holidays and Christmas eve). To book your space click the button below. Please do not hesitate to contact the office on 01536 514622 or email admin@greenfields-pri.co.uk.

September 2022 intake open days

The time of year has come for parents of 3 - 4 year old children to decide on and apply for their child's school place for September 2022. Greenfields are holding some 'view the school in action' events and 'meet the headteacher' evenings. to book your place please click the button below and fill in the form.

Meet the Headteacher evening

  • Tuesday 23rd November 5pm

Christmas School Fayre

FROGS (Friends Of Greenfields School) are hosting a Christmas Fayre on Friday 3rd December. Come along from 2:30pm and have a look at the stalls and games. All proceeds go directly to the school to enrich our school environment.

We are on Facebook and Twitter!

Dates for your Diary

Happy Hyenas Cinema Trip Monday 22nd November 2021

Year Five and Six Cinema Trip - Tuesday 23rd November 2021

Terrific Tigers Cinema Trip - Thursday 25th November 2021

FROGS Christmas Fayre - 3rd December 2021

Christmas Jumper day - 10th December 2021

EYFS Ice Skating Trip - Thursday 16th December 2021

Flu Vaccine Thursday 16th - Friday 17th December 2021

Last day of term - Friday 17th December 2021

Teacher Training Day - Tuesday 4th January 2022

Back to School Wednesday 5th January 2022

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