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Newsletter 24th September 2021

Headteacher Comment

This week, competitive, inter-school sports returned to the David Ross Education Trust and a group of highly talented Year Five and Six sports stars travelled to Grantham Stadium with Mr Hughes, Miss Bayes and Mrs Tyrrell-Smith to represent Greenfields Primary School and Nursery in the DRET Summer Cup. They competed against children from across the country who attend the other 22 DRET primary schools from Scarborough in the North to the Olympic Park in London. Our team contended the Sports Hall Athletics Trophy, the Hockey Trophy and the 100m relay and 100m sprints with ambition and determination and everyone is proud of their efforts. A special mention to Janelle, who won a bronze medal in the Year Five/Six girls 100m. The huge crowd in the stadium included young people from the DRET secondary schools too, including our Northamptonshire secondaries: Lodge Park Academy and Malcolm Arnold Academy, who were so welcoming and supportive of the younger members of the DRET familiy, wishing them good luck at every stage of the competition, and being excellent role models - their 100m time were almost Olympic standard!

Next week, I am looking forward to letting you know how our Years Five/Six and Three/Four football teams get on as they represent Greenfields in two local schools' competitions.

You might have realised that we take the enjoyment of sport really seriously at Greenfields - if your child hasn't yet signed up to one of our many sports clubs, please make sure you do. Out teachers give up their own time to run the clubs and are always keen to explore different club options so if a club that your child might enjoy is not yet on the list, please let us know so that when we plan our Spring term clubs, we can bear this in mind.

Have a lovely weekend

Mrs Appleby

October Half Term Camp

Due to high demand, the October Holiday Camp is on from 18th -22nd October 2021 - this is the first week of the two-week half term. Please click the button below to book your space or call the office on 01536 514622 for more information.

Holiday Camp

Year Six have been really enjoying their Chemistry lessons this term. In the pictures below they are conducting a fair test, exploring solubility . They really look forward to doing new experiment every Tuesday.

Year Six

Year Three Reading Practice

Year Three have been practicing reading with fluency, expression speed and accuracy during their Talk 4 Reading. They are exploring the text The Iron Man by Ted Hughes.

Year Three

Super Biceps

Year Five have been exploring muscles and how they work. The children were looking at their biceps and the way the bicep enables the arm to work.

Goldilocks and the Ladybirds

The two year old children in Ladybirds have been enjoying their topic story of Goldilocks and The Three Bears, this week they have been talking about what happens in the story using the story tuff tray. “Daddy bear” “Mummy Bear” “Baby bear”. The children have also been making some good relationships with their peers and practicing turn taking fun games together.

Ladybirds

Excellent Mathematicians

The amazing children in Excellent Elephants showing off their wonderful bronze certificates from Mathletics. Miss Topps is looking forward to the children achieving a gold certificates.

Excellent Elephants

Reception Explore Patterns

This week the children in Busy Bees have enjoyed exploring patterns using objects and coloured tiles.

Busy Bees

Year One: Where the Wild Things Are

In Year One the children have been enjoying the story Where the Wild things are by Maurice Sendak. They learned all about Max and his journey to the place where the Wild Things live. The class have enjoyed playing the part of Max and being king of the Wild Things.

Celebration Assembly

EYFS and KS1 Awards

Star Pupil

  • L
  • Busy Bees - Ralph
  • Dragonflies - Valentina
  • Happy Hyenas - Alfie
  • Terrific Tigers - Parker
  • Excellent Elephants - Miranda
  • Smart Snakes - Illie

Handwriting Award

  • Busy Bees - Axton
  • Dragonflies - Oliver
  • Happy Hyenas - Sehas
  • Terrific Tigers - Andrada
  • Excellent Elephants - Trevor
  • Smart Snakes - Eden

Sports Award

  • Busy Bees - Chase
  • Dragonflies - Abdallah
  • Happy Hyenas - Isla-Rose
  • Terrific Tigers - Lev
  • Excellent Elephants - Liam
  • Smart Snakes - Hayden

Positive Points Awards

In first place for the most positive points this week:

Cheeky Monkeys

Class Points

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.

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.

Please note there is no swimming for year 5 on 23rd September 2021

Greenfields Welcomes Parents

This week has been the start of the Online Parent Meetings. These are a great opportunity to meet your child's teacher, find out what your child is learning about this year and to also ask any questions you may have. It has been great to see lots of families already joining their meetings this week, so thank you for taking the time out of your evenings to do this. If you are not able to join your child's class meeting, the recordings will be posted on Google Classroom for you to watch back. We are also continuing to run our in-person school visits next week, so please let the office know if you would like a tour.

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 Childs school place for September 2022. Greenfields are holding some view the school in action events, meet the headteacher evenings. to book your place please click the button below and fill in the form.

View the school in action event

  • Wednesday 29th September 9:30am
  • Wednesday 6th October 9:30am
  • Wednesday 3rd November 9:30am
  • Wednesday 17th November 1:30pm

Meet the Headteacher evening

  • Tuesday 12th October 5pm
  • Tuesday 23rd November 5pm

Year 6 Applications for Year 7

The closing date for year 7 applications is 5pm on 31st October 2021. Applications made after this time will not be considered in the first round of applications which could mean that the chance of getting one of your preferred schools is greatly reduced.

By using the Northamptonshire Citizen Portal (button above) where you will also find all information needed when applying for a secondary school place.

You can request a paper form from the Admissions Team at: admissions@childrenfirstnorthamptonshire.co.uk or telephone 0300 126 1000. Please allow adequate time for postage.

Outward Bound 2021

We are on Facebook and Twitter!

Dates for your Diary

Year 5/6 Boys Football at KBA - Monday 27th September 2021

Year 3/4 Poppies Football Festival at Kettering Town Football Club Tuesday 28th September 2021

Year 5/6 Girls Football Tournament at Tresham Collage Friday 1st October 2021

After school clubs start Monday 4th October 2021

Year 2 visit to St Peter and St Paul's Church Kettering - Tuesday 5th October 2021

Last day for pupils - Friday 15th October 2021

Half Term Holiday Camp Monday 18th October - Friday 22nd October 2021

Year 4 trip to Twycross Zoo - Friday 15th October 2021

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

Scholl re-opens for pupils - Monday 1st November

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