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Newsletter 8th October 2021

Headteacher Comment

I am so proud of our school community! You have all been so incredibly generous and donated an incredible amount of produce for the local Food Bank. I know that Mrs Willmott is delighted too and, instead of needing one or two Year Six helpers, she had to find a whole army of helpers to take the bags and boxes stacked with food to the Food Bank. Charity giving and supporting others are important parts of how we help every child grow and be the best they can be, so please look out for information about a Christmas appeal we will be supporting too. Every contribution helps to make some else's life a bit better.

I'd also like to remind you that school finishes for our first ever two-week half term holiday next Friday (15th October). I am looking forward to awarding the first set of Headteacher Awards in assembly and I know that Mrs Wensley is busy organising the Headteacher's Treat for everyone who has 'Gone for Green' in style!

Have a lovely weekend

Mrs Appleby

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 has been 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.

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

Wow - Just Wow!

Thank you Greenfields!

I was so impressed with how much you donated for the Highfield Road food bank. The pictures don’t do justice to how much is actually there. Thank you to the Junior Leadership Team for helping us deliver it all, and to all the families who contributed.

Food bank donations

Excellent Elephants visit St Peter and St Paul's Church

Excellent Elephants had a great time visiting St Peter and St Paul’s church in Kettering. They learnt all about the features of a church, what happens on a Sunday and they sketched some of the things inside the church.

Excellent Elephants

Changing Seasons

The children in Reception have enjoyed walking around the school grounds to see the change in seasons as part of their topic.

Reception

Geography in Marvellous Meerkats

In Geography, Marvellous Meerkats designed conservation posters to save and protect Snowdonia National Park in Wales. Excellent artistic skills by the year three class.

Marvellous Meerkats

Super Exercise

Children engaged in different types of exercise and took their pulse to show how exercises affect the heart rate. After the investigation, the class concluded that exercise helps to strengthen the heart muscle.

Super Sharks

Samba Drumming

Wow! This is Year Six's third week of samba and the class are naturals already.

Younis (in the middle) only joined the school this week and has already got his samba rhythm flowing! Look at the concentration on their faces. The class can’t wait to share thier final performance with you in seven weeks time!

Year Six

Stargazing in Year Three

Year Three have had a great week planning and learning a story all about outer space. They absolutely loved exploring photographs taken from space, alien slime and looking through a real telescope!

Cheeky Monkeys

Forest School

Clubs kicked off this week and everyone in Forest School Club had a fantastic time. They explored our Forest School area for signs of Autumn using colour paint charts and comparing leaves, they even enjoyed a game '1 2 3 Where are You? The club and Miss Green can’t wait for next session!

Forest School

Mud, Glorious Mud!

The two year old's are very happy with their new mud kitchen, making bears porridge and coffee, delicious. The children have been super busy cooking bear claw crispy cakes, “grrr”!

Ladybirds

Celebration Assembly

EYFS & KS1 Awards

Star Pupil

  • Busy Bees - Dimitri
  • Dragonflies - Jake
  • Happy Hyenas - Ethel
  • Terrific Tigers - Jermaime
  • Excellent Elephants - Ali
  • Smart Snakes - Shy'Anne

Handwriting Award

  • Busy Bees - Jaxon
  • Dragonflies - Theodore
  • Happy Hyenas - Adam
  • Terrific Tigers - Chester
  • Excellent Elephants - Bella
  • Smart Snakes - Benjamin

Sports Award

  • Busy Bees - Andie - Rose
  • Dragonflies - Noah
  • Happy Hyenas - Stark
  • Terrific Tigers - Lexi
  • Excellent Elephants - Ebony
  • Smart Snakes - Saiyora

Positive Points Awards

In first place for the most positive points this week:

Super Sharks

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.

School Vacancy

Greenfields Primary School & Nursery are looking for a Lunchtime Playworker to work Monday to Friday from 12pm to 1pm daily (Term time only)

For more information and to apply for the post please click below

The closing date for the position is 29/10/2021We do not accept CVs, applications must be made via Jobtrain.

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 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 Four visit to Twycross Zoo 15th October 2021

Last day for pupils - Friday 15th October 2021

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

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

Scholl re-opens for pupils - Monday 1st November

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