The Life Education Bus came to School!
Oh my goodness me, we really have been incredibly lucky this week! Pam from Life Education Centres visited all classes to deliver a session about keeping our minds and our bodies healthy. The children have been buzzing about their learning and Pam reports that Greenfields has been an inspirational place to visit. We were equally inspired by her lessons and will be putting all that we have learned into practice. What an incredible addition to our PSHE curriculum. We are truly grateful for your support to be able to provide such incredible opportunities for our children.
Meerkats Love Singing!
This week, Marvellous Meerkats have enjoyed a bit of nostalgia by listening to some of the wonderful Virtual Singing Assembly videos that were put together by The Voices Foundation earlier this year. The children loved this as evidenced by the amazing level of enthusiasm they've shown whilst singing. If you would like to enjoy some singing with your child at home, please click on the button below.
Act it Out!
This week, in English, Marvellous Meerkats have spent some time identifying and exploring some of the key vocabulary in our new Talk 4 Writing text, Mr Big. To help them remember the definitions of some of these new words, they worked in small groups to think of actions that they could learn, which they then shared with the rest of the class. It was great to see the children working well as a team whilst putting 100% into their learning.
Dragonflies Learn About Health
Dragonflies really enjoyed meeting Harold and Pamela from Life Education. They learnt about keeping their body healthy by eating their 5 fruit and vegetables a day, drinking water and keeping clean and exercising regularly. Dragonflies had an amazing time can’t wait to see Harold again!
Another Wonderful Week of Learning Online!
Year Four/Five have shown us, yet again how resilient and dedicated to their learning they are. Children have worked incredibly hard in all subjects including, singing, computing and even Latin. Thanks to Mrs White - this was the first of many Latin lessons.
A highlight for Miss Kenny was the work the children produced in English where they were tasked with making a prospectus for our school, big shout out to Jake, Eryn and Maddison, there work was truly remarkable!
Also a big shout out goes to Champion Cheetahs for winning the TT Rockstars Battle.
The staff in Year Four/Five would like to take this opportunity to thank parents/carers for supporting the children over the last two weeks, it is with your support and dedication that the children have continued to make progress in their learning, even when isolating.
We are all so excited to welcome the children back on Monday morning.
Here is just a snapshot of what the children have been learning…..
It was wonderful to end the week with a singing lesson from Charlotte Brosnan on Zoom!
Small or Large Bees
This week Busy Bees have been continuing to explore the artist Jackson Pollock they have been creating on different scales from small, medium, big to large. Using paper, blackboard, felt tip pens, pencil, chalk and paint in our creations. We have explored using different patterns and ways of mark making. They did a fantastic job.
Year 1 Are On The Moon
Year 1 was set homework that was to find out about Neil Armstrong. The teachers were so impressed at the effort the children put into their research and presentations! John sent a video of him reading his handmade book about Neil Armstrong and Antoni even made a space helmet to go with his research! Well done Year 1!
KS1 and EYFS Celebration Awards
- Ladybirds - Angelica
- Busy Bees - Eva
- Dragonflies - Sahibdeep
- Terrific Tigers - Jacob
- Happy Hyenas - Hira
- Excellent Elephants - Toby
- Smart Snakes - Vinnie
- Busy Bees - Ashleigh
- Dragonflies - Sophie
- Terrific Tigers - Azmeena
- Happy Hyenas - Aleera
- Excellent Elephants - Georgia
- Smart Snakes - Husna
- Busy Bees - Matthew
- Dragonflies - Ryder
- Terrific Tigers - Miranda
- Happy Hyenas - Antoni
- Excellent Elephants - Eliska
- Smart Snakes - Alfie
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.
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.
Online Reading Log Access
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.
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
All bookings for wraparound care must be booked weekly the last day for booking is the Wednesday before care is required.
Dates for your Diary
Sponsor Form return 27th November 2020
Santa Run Wednesday 16th December 2020
Whole school watching PantoLive! Thursday 17th December 2020
Christmas Break - last day Friday 18th December 2020. Return Tuesday 5th January 2021
February Break - Last Day Friday 12th February 2021. Return Tuesday 23rd February 2021
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