You will see in this week’s newsletter some great examples of what typical learning looks like at Greenfields. It never ceases to amaze me how brilliant the learning truly is for our pupils. However, it saddens me greatly to know that we are still unable to share this with you in the usual ways, due to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions. We have always prided ourselves on coherent community engagement and continuously strive to work in close partnership with our parents and carers. But this has been so different and difficult over the past two years. We are optimistic that we will be able to reintroduce more activities involving our parent/carers in September, i.e. Book and Biscuit, Flipping Greenfields, Celebration Assembly, Singing Safari, trips, etc, etc. But, what I can let you know is that we are well under way with organising our end of year Class Awards Presentation events and we would love you to join us; Years 1, 2 and 3 between 2pm-3pm Monday 12th July, Years 4 and 5 between 2pm-3pm Tuesday 13th July. Further details to follow, so do please keep an eye out......
For Years One to Five pupils, you and your child/children will know which class they will be joining next year on Friday 9th July. On this day children will spend time getting to know their new teachers (and the teacher getting to know your child) and this will continue on Monday 12th July. Everyone is very excited about our transitions happenings. Year Six have their own transition arrangements according to which secondary school they are due to attend.
Have a lovely weekend.
Greenfields' Enrichment Returns....Gradually....
Enrichment opportunities form such an important part of being a Greenfields pupil and we have been so disappointed to have halted these due to COVID. This week, however, we have been cautiously booking trips for all of our Key Stage One and Two classes with some of our familiar friends: the DRET farm at Nevill Holt, Wicksteed Park, and even going to Drayton Manor Park. Trips like these help to create positive relationships, boost each classes feeling of community and are great for everyone's wellbeing. We very much hope to return to a full timetable of enrichment for each class next academic year.
We are very lucky to work with some specific charitable foundations that allow us to arrange enhanced enrichment for smaller groups of children. We are delighted that this week horse riding, provided in partnership with the Emile Faure Foundation, has begun again. The stables the children attend is Red Piece Equestrian in Brigstock and the children will have the opportunity to learn to ride and care for the ponies there.
Last week's Solar Eclipse
Thanks to one of our pupils, Champion Cheetahs were made aware of the partial solar eclipse last Thursday. So the class decided to take a look...using a bucket of water to see it as a reflection.
Amazing Science in Year 6
Year 6 investigated how nutrients are transported around the body using diffusion. They created some beautiful patterns with skittles and hot water, as well as learning an important biological process!
Gruesome Grendel at Greenfields?
Year Four and Five have absolutely loved learning about Beowulf this term.
Children were hooked by the idea of the monster Grendel being spotted on the playground and found lots of clues to support this, including; bloody hand prints left on the trees.
You will also see that the children have worked incredibly hard in writing newspaper reports. Take a look at some of the incredible writing...
- Marvellous Meerkats - Oscar
- Cheeky Monkeys - Kiera
- Remarkable Rhinos - Caleb
- Super Sharks - Alan
- Champion Cheetahs - Rosen
- Proud Lions - Ayden
- Soaring eagles - Saif
- Marvellous Meerkats - Teddy
- Cheeky Monkeys - Esther
- Remarkable Rhinos - Jeanelle
- Super Sharks - Kyran
- Champion Cheetahs - Vinnie
- Proud Lions - Lacie-Mai
- Soaring Eagles - Kheysha
- Marvellous Meerkats - Liberty
- Cheeky Monkeys - Zachary
- Remarkable Rhinos - Ward
- Super Sharks - Maya
- Champion Cheetahs - Rhea
- Proud Lions - Miguel
- Soaring Eagles - Scarlet
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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