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Newsletter 14th May 2021

Headteacher Comment

I’d like to start my message today with a 'thank you' to Mrs Jones one of our Reception class teaching assistants. She has dedicated nine years to Greenfields Primary School and Nursery and has touched the hearts and minds of so many children and adults. Mrs Jones will be missed. Please join me in wishing her every success in her new job, which also allows her time to spend with her grandchildren.

Singing at Greenfields continues to be one of our key areas of creative strength, and we are proud to hold 'Singing School' status. I wanted to let you know what a joy it continues to be as I walk the school corridors and hear the talented singers across our school. I encourage you to talk to you children about their learning and don't forget to ask them about their singing too.

From Monday, following the national guidance, face coverings for all parents/carers at pick up and drop off times will be optional. The same will apply for staff outside. However, staff will continue to wear face coverings when in shared spaces inside the school building. Very minor tweaks are being made to the school's COVID Risk Assessment but essentially we carry on as we are; remain in our 'bubbles', staggered start and finish times, staggered breaks and lunch, reduced movement around the school building, essential visitors only, a pause to all parent events and increased cleaning.

There's lots of information on this week's Newsletter including transition dates for secondary schools in July, half-term Holiday Camp and a message from our parent and community group FROGS (Friends of Greenfields School), who are looking forward to lockdown lifting. As always, if you have any questions or would like further clarification regarding any school matters, please do not hesitate to get in touch via the school office, who will direct you query appropriately: admin@greenfields-pri.co.uk

Enjoy the weekend and see you all on Monday.

Mrs Appleby

London Landmarks

This week in Dragonflies, the class have been learning all about London for their Talk for Writing non-fiction text. They have learnt names and facts about landmarks in London and today the children even had a go at building some of them using different materials. The class worked fantastically as a group, using their imaginations to construct some of the landmarks in London.

Swinging, climbing, dunking fun....

This week in PE, Remarkable Rhinos did something a little bit different and used the indoor PE equipment.

Children loved showing off their climbing, balancing and swinging skills and were incredibly confident, some even faced their fears of heights and got to the top of the climbing frame.

Remarkable Rhinos

Year Two History

Year Two have been learning all about Ancient Egypt in our Core Knowledge Curriculum (CKC) lessons. Last week, they were set the challenge of creating an art project as part of their home learning! Loagan and Alfie created these amazing projects! Well done!

Loagan and Alfie

Striking Statues of Queen Boudicca

This week Year Four/Five completed their learning about The Romans in Britain.

Children were learning all about Boudicca and the events of her life. It was great learning about such a powerful, determined female leader - what a great role model!

Take a look at some of the amazing work the children have completed.

Remarkable Rhinos

Mrs Jones...

We wanted to say a special thanks for being such a support and for all your hard work over the years. We will miss you so much! Good luck and all the best for your future.

Mrs Jones' Leaving Party

Mrs Jones

KS1 and EYFS Celebration Assembly

Star Pupil

  • Ladybirds - Mia
  • Busy Bees - Blake
  • Dragonflies - Ilyana
  • Happy Hyenas - Ashton
  • Terrific Tigers - Jacob
  • Excellent Elephants - Harry
  • Smart Snakes - Shay

Handwriting Award

  • Busy Bees - Alice
  • Dragonflies - Daisy
  • Happy Hyenas - Sarah
  • Terrific Tigers - Anna
  • Excellent Elephants - Toby
  • Smart Snakes - Husna

Sports Award

  • Busy Bees - Andrada
  • Dragonflies - Henry
  • Happy Hyenas - Darius
  • Terrific Tigers - Alexander
  • Excellent Elephants - Ethan
  • Smart Snakes - Tayha

Positive Points Awards

In first place for the most positive points is.......

Remarkable Rhinos!

Remarkable Rhinos

Remember, you can earn your class 5 points for 5 reads at home per week, 2 points per day if you are on the Greenfields Moon or 1 point per day if you are on the Greenfields Star - play your part!

House Cup

Congratulations to this week's winner.....

Hoy!

Hoy

Mathletics Marvels

Congratulations to Tiegan from Year Four and John from Year One for their amazing effort in maths.

Tiegan
John

Congratulations!

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

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.

Greenfields Primary School and Nursery Term Dates

Just a quick COVID reminder

Parents and carers with children in a school setting that have been asked to isolate due to Covid and meet the criteria are eligible to a support payment. Please click below to see if you are eligible and how to claim.

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.

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.

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 email admin@greenfields-pri.co.uk

Breakfast Club

Notification of price increase starting September 2021

As you know Greenfields offers wraparound care from 7.30am until 6pm every school day.

From September 2021 the price is £3 per child per day. The £3 charge is used to staff the Breakfast Club regardless if your child attends at 7.30am or 8.15am. Of course you will still be required to book your place in advance of care required.

Outward Bound 2021

Greenfields Half-Term Camp

Greenfields are very excited to share with you the new Greenfields Holiday Club. This will be staffed by people your child(ren) will know from school and will include a variety of activities. The price is £18 for a full day with half day and short day options. Please contact the school via email: admin@greenfields-pri.co.uk or by calling the office on 01536 514622 for more information. To book your place please click on the link below.

Holiday Club

Friends and Relatives of Greenfields School

You may remember the days before the pandemic, Greenfields used to host a number of events and fund raising activities for the school. This was run by the outstanding group of dedicated friends and relatives to the school who made up F.R.O.G.S. The wonderful team organised school discos, fetes, and Easter egg hunts to name but a few. The money raised has paid for a school minibus and outside play equipment. Now the pandemic is easing within England, FROGS are looking to start up again in September 2021 and raise some much needed money for the school and more importantly add in some extra fun for the children. If you would like to help in any way then please click on the link below and add your name and what help you can give. There is no commitment required and you can help as a one off or help in all events. If you would like more information click the button below.

Make your own fairy and dinosaur garden

Would you like to make a garden fit for a fairy or roarsome as a dinosaur? North Northamptonshire ouncil have a free online lesson for both adults and children to create their own amazing garden on Friday 4th June at 10am. This is a perfect parent child activity for half term. Click the button below to register for a place.

Year Six Transition Days

Please find below the days for the local secondary school transition days for the current Year Six cohort.

  • Bishop Stopford School - Monday 5th - Thursday 8th July 2021
  • Brooke Weston Academy - To be confirmed
  • Huxlow Science College - Thursday 1st - Friday 2nd July 2021
  • Kettering Buccleuch Academy - Monday 5th July
  • Kettering Science Academy - Thursday 8th - Friday 9th July 2021
  • Lodge Park Academy Thursday 8th - Friday 9th July 2021
  • Montsaye Academy - Monday 5th July 2021
  • Southfields School for Girls - Monday 12th July
  • The Latimer Arts College - To be confirmed

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Dates for your Diary

End of Term - Friday 28th May 2021

Back to School Monday 7th June 2021

Drayton Manor Year 6 Trip - Tuesday 29th June 2021

End of Term Friday 16th July 2021

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

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