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Newsletter 2nd July 2021

Headteacher Comment

We had some very exciting news this week: Greenfields Primary School and Nursery is to be a 'Beacon' school for singing locally. This is in recognition of our fabulous work over the last four years that has seen our teachers and children receive expert tuition from Voices Foundation singers that has helped develop great teaching, class choirs and an elite choir. We shall be offering training to schools locally and across the region. We would be delighted if there was interest in creating a 'Greenfields Community Choir' - please ask for more details.

I am very much looking forward to welcoming all year groups into school next week for a socially-distanced 'Singing Safari' - always our most popular event. This time, to help keep signing-in as safe as possible, please look out for our QR codes attached to your invitation and remember to keep a safe distance from other families and wear face coverings if you would like, as usual.

Please keep an eye out for an invitation also for our Academy Awards event that is being held for each year group bubble at staggered times during the last week of term - w/b 12th July . We will send you full details next week.

Have a lovely weekend.

Mrs Appleby

Greenfields Summer Camp

The price remains the same at £18 for a full day with half day and short day options. Please see below a sample timetable of activities. For more information contact the school via email: admin@greenfields-pri.co.uk or by calling the office on 01536 514622.

Ladybirds Go Wild!

This week the youngest children in our school have been busy learning all about wild animals. They have been dressing up, moving and dancing like the animals do. They have used Playdough to manipulate into different shapes to create animals as well as reading lots of different stories and making animal food in the mud kitchen.

Ladybirds

Money, Money, Money

Year Two have been learning all about money this week. They have calculated totals and created equivalent sums. They explored adding and subtracting with coins and even took turns in selling items in their shop, making sure to give the correct change.

Year Two

Reading Under the Trees

This week the children have enjoyed sharing favourite stories with family and friends under the trees in Reception. It was lovely to be able to welcome families back into our setting, albeit in an outdoor, COVID safe way. The Reception parents are brilliant storytellers!

Reception and their families

Celebration Assembly

KS2 Awards

Star Pupil

  • Marvellous Meerkats - Rocco
  • Cheeky Monkeys - Afsoon
  • Remarkable Rhinos - Aiden
  • Super Sharks - Aaron
  • Champion Cheetah - Daizi
  • Proud Lions - Ellie
  • Soaring Eagles - Alicia

Handwriting Award

  • Marvellous Meerkats - Freddy
  • Cheeky Monkeys - Kelly
  • Remarkable Rhinos - Stefan
  • Super Sharks - Katy
  • Champion Cheetah - Gracie
  • Proud Lions - Arunali
  • Soaring Eagles - Adelaide

Sports Award

  • Marvellous Meerkats - Kira
  • Cheeky Monkeys - Imogen
  • Remarkable Rhinos - Telisha
  • Super Sharks - Lewis
  • Champion Cheetahs - Jackson
  • Proud Lions - Kiera
  • Soaring Eagles - Logan

Positive Points Awards

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

Proud Lions!

Proud Lions

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

House Cup

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

Adlington!

Adlington

Our DRET Reads 10 competition is well underway. Congratulations to all of the children who have already achieved their DRET 10 certificates and are now on their way to signing off their DRET 20!

A huge congratulations to:

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.

Competition Time!

Please click on the link to enter into the National Book token of £100. Please nominate Greenfields Primary School and Nursery and you could help the school win £5000 worth of books for our library.

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

Year Six Transition Days

With regret, following the Government’s extension of the current restrictions, some schools have made the decision to cancel or move their planned transition events online. We will update this section as we find out more information.

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 - Cancelled
  • Brooke Weston Academy - Visit to children in primary school
  • Huxlow Science College - Thursday 1st - Friday 2nd July 2021 - to be confirmed
  • Kettering Buccleuch Academy - Monday 5th July - Virtual
  • Kettering Science Academy - Thursday 8th - Friday 9th July 2021 - To be confirmed
  • Lodge Park Academy Thursday 8th - Friday 9th July 2021
  • Montsaye Academy - Monday 5th July 2021 - To be confirmed
  • Southfields School for Girls - Monday 12th July - Cancelled
  • The Latimer Arts College - 16th June ( online)

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Dates for your Diary

End of Term Friday 16th July 2021

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

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