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Newsletter 4th September 2020

Headteacher Comment

It has been such a successful few days back and it is super having the school full of children again. Thank you for your co-operation, patience and commitment on ensuring that the return to school has been as good as can be expected. We are continuing to improve how the drop-off and collection happens at the beginning and end of the day, and from next week, I would like to reduce the number of adults in the playgrounds further. So I am requesting that, now your children are settled, and you have had a good chance to see them off, please could only one adult drop off per family. Thank you.

Lots of you have asked about PE in school. Currently we are only going to be delivering 'PE-lite' - that is to say, only moderately active PE lessons, and we will send you further details once we have agreed how kit/changing etc can be manage safely. Your child may tell you they know when PE is, but until I have confirmed details with you, PE lessons are not happening.

Maeve the School Dog had her first day back in school too. She met a few of the children and it was all terribly exciting for her. When she got home. she was exhausted. She is very much looking forward to seeing everyone again on Monday.

Mrs Appleby

Maeve

Exciting First Week Back!

Dragonflies have enjoyed making new friends and trying lots of different activities. They have had a great first week.

Dragonflies
Dragonflies

Speaking Fruit? What Next!

Year 2 have been learning the story of The Papaya That Spoke. On Wow Day they tasted Papaya then made muffins using these. They also created story boxes and puppets to retell the story.

Year 2

Proud Lions!

Proud Lions in Year 6 return to class with an exciting, friendly little maths assessment.

Proud Lions

Google Classroom

We loved using Google Classroom to keep our learning going during lockdown and we were delighted that 99% of children at Greenfields accessed it to keep in touch with their teachers, to keep up with friends and complete their learning.

To keep Google Classroom going successfully this year, we have tried to make access simpler, by renaming your child’s Google Classroom from last year with this year’s class name. So, for example, if you child was in Smart Snakes (Year 2) and has moved to Marvellous Meerkats (Year 3), their Google Classroom code will not have changed, and they should log in as before. Classes where last year’s Google Classrooms are being continued into the new year are highlighted in yellow.

Year 4/5 classes may need to use a new access code and follow the link below. Similarly, Year 1 Google Classrooms are completely new, as parents used Tapestry last year.

Teachers are looking forward to posting their first ‘Flipping Greenfields’ video of the term in time for the weekend. It will be all about next week’s learning, so will get your child off to 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.

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

to access Google Classroom please click on the class name your child is in. The class code is next to the class name.

Just a quick reminder

Please remember to use the link below to book wraparound care for September onwards.

The school meal menu is on ParentPay. Please book no later than midnight Tuesday for the following week.

Google Classroom

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.

School Uniform

Compulsory School Uniform

Please place your order with Karl Sports. They are fully stocked and have all uniform in all available sizes.

Karl Sports preferred method of ordering is via their website. (Click below)

The shop is now fully open (Trafalgar Road, Kettering NN16 8DD). The current opening hours are Monday to Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm and Saturday 9:00am - 3:00pm.

We are on Facebook and Twitter!

Dates for your Diary

Half Term Break - Last day Friday 23rd October 2020 Return Monday 2nd November 2020

Christmas Break - Last day Friday 18th December 2020 Return Tuesday 5th January 2021

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