This week in Celebration Assembly, I was delighted to be able to share the shiny new Singing Trophy with the school. You'll see below that Greenfields has launched the DRET Summer of Singing project and everyone has noticed the increase in singing around the school - even more than usual!
There has been lots of reports in the media about how the arts are struggling since the pandemic began and how some children may not have really high quality arts education, so we are always proud of the way that we continue to support the arts at Greenfields, and how much value the David Ross Education Trust places on making sure that children take part in the arts as a regular part of school life. Next week, to show our support for the arts in England, we will be taking part in the National Festival of School and College Arts, promoted jointly by the major teaching unions and many more educational organisations.
The idea is to celebrate the vital role of the arts in our schools and colleges around the country, and the fantastic work created by children and young people, so you can look forward to seeing a special edition of the Newsletter that celebrates the arts in all their forms from right across the Greenfields Primary School and Nursery.
Enjoy the weekend and see you all on Monday.
DRET Summer of Singing
The DRET Summer of Singing project has launched at Greenfields this week and the children are loving it. Each class has its own designated Singing Leaders, whose job is to teach the other children new songs. Children can earn tokens for their class and the winning class with be presented with the fabulous and prestigious singing trophy for the week!
Another Greenfields Womble!
You may remember recently Jacob and Harry from Greenfields became Wombles. Greenfields has another Womble who also loves to protect her environment in the form of Nia from Terrific Tigers. Its lovely to see how the Greenfields way is teaching our children how important it is to be responsible for not only themselves but the environment and the community around them.
The two year olds in Greenfields Nursery have been learning about connecting materials and using different tools to create a picture. They used painted bricks outside to form a base of bricks then draw with pens to add detail to their house ideas.
Year Six Investigate
On Monday, detectives from Year Six were called to investigate a disturbing discovery in the Hall. They arrived to find ‘blood stained ‘ pictures and love notes around the room. They investigated further, with super sleuth Mrs Black, and found links to the poem ‘The Highway Man’. This is the children's new English unit, which they are now really excited about.
In the Nursery, this week’s focus story for the two year olds is Jasper's Beanstalk. They have been talking about what plants need to grow. They even had a go at planting their own beanstalks! It was great fun.
The children learnt new words such as trowel, rake, watering can, seeds and soil.
A Sweet Time
Soaring Eagles had a sweet-tastically fun afternoon learning how to design a classification key. This activity has honed their skills ready for the next piece of learning - classifying plants and animals. They even had the extra special treat of eating (the wrapped) sweets afterwards!
Year Two's After-School STEM (Science, Technology and Maths) Club had a fascinating time this week exploring food colouring and how they can use this in non reversible experiments. They made rainbows using Skittles sweets and learnt how washing up liquid disperses colouring.
Kimbolton Students Virtually Visit Year Six
The Proud Lions have had another brilliant session with students from Kimbolton School. This time they were given some great advice from them about how to cope with their upcoming transition to Secondary School. They also had the opportunity to ask the Kimbolton students questions about what life will be like for them in Year Seven. The children found this so useful and as always loved spending time with their older friends.
Year Three Science
In science, Marvellous Meerkats have been learning all about photosynthesis. To help us remember the word equation for photosynthesis, we decided to act it out. We learnt that, for photosynthesis to occur, water and carbon dioxide must react in the presence of sunlight and chlorophyll (the green substance that gives leaves their green colour). As a result, sugar (glucose) and oxygen are produced. The sugar is transported to other parts of the plants and used as the plant's main food supply. However, the oxygen, which is a waste product of photosynthesis, is released from the plant through small holes on the underside of the leaves, called stomata. Next week, we will be learning all about water transport in plants...we cannot wait!
Evolution and Adaptation in Years Four and Five
In Super Sharks, in science, the children are studying evolution. They have been investigating and simulating different types of beaks to work out which type of beak is most usual to ensure birds will survive and adapt in their environment.
Champion Cheetahs Check Out Darwin
The children discovered that Charles Darwin had observed finishes in the Galápagos Islands, and noticed that although they were the same species of bird, their beaks were slightly different so that they could survive in their habitat. The class put this to the test.
Here are Champion Cheetahs’ very own ‘birds’ trying out their ‘beaks’.
KS2 Celebration Assembly
- Marvellous Meerkats - Riley
- Cheeky Monkeys - Ameliah
- Remarkable Rhinos - Xenia
- Super Sharks - Ethan
- Champion Cheetahs - Harry
- Proud Lions - Allen-Junior
- Soaring Eagles - Denislav
- Marvellous Meerkats - Matei
- Cheeky Monkeys - Keira
- Remarkable Rhinos Tuesday
- Super Sharks - Arthur
- Champion Cheetahs - Rhea
- Proud Lions - Wyatt
- Soaring Eagles - Simge
- Marvellous Meerkats - Ayva-Lilly
- Cheeky Monkeys - Ellie
- Remarkable Rhinos - Eryn
- Super Sharks - Jasmine
- Champion Cheetahs - Oliver
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com
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.
Year 6 Hoodie Ordering Information
Last day to order Friday 11th June 2021
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the office on 01536 514622 for more information. To book your place please click on the link below.
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