Newsletter 6th October 2023

Headteacher Comment

We have had a very busy week at Greenfields and we have taken delight in hosting training of phonics and early reading for a number of local schools, as well as maths training for new teachers. At every point we have taken the opportunity to provide guided tours for colleagues to see the fantastic learning in our classes and we always enjoying the lovely comments about how brilliant our children are.

You will have received a note on MCAS about our Harvest Assembly celebrations that will be taking place in school on October 19th. Please bring your donations of non-perishable items and click on the link below for more information about items that Kettering Food Bank always need.

Have a lovely weekend.

Mrs Appleby


The Battle is on.......

This week Year Six started their weekly battle on TTRS. It was incredibly tense and the children were more focused than ever. Soaring Eagles won at the last minute (sabotaged by Mr Hughes 😀!)

Roll on next week when I'm sure Proud Lions will be victorious,

Jigsaw in Action

Year Four had great fun in their Jigsaw 'Connect Us' Part of our lesson this week. The class worked in teams of three to make the letters Miss Mitchell called out. They quickly realised the importance of teamwork to do this! TEAM... Together Everyone Achieves More. It really is true. Good communication, respect, compromise and listening skills are all key to successful teamwork and we smashed it! Can you work out which letters we are showing here?

Great Teamwork

This week, as part of their computing learning, the children in Year Two explored how to add effects to photos using a website called Pixlr. They loved changing the colours of the photos and deciding which ones looked best. They all worked brilliantly in their small groups too, great teamwork!

Working on P.E. Skills

Cheeky Monkeys worked super hard this week on their basketball/netball skills. This included the children working on their passing skills, shooting skills, and defending skills.

Mr. Wiggle and Mr. Waggle

This week in Ladybirds the children have enjoyed learning our new story Mr. Wiggle and Mr. Waggle. They went up and down the hills to find Mr. Waggle's house. When they reached Mr. Waggle's house they found apple juice and biscuits waiting for them. They sat down with a juice and biscuit and then listened to the story.

Football Teams update

Both the boys' and girls' teams played great football this week. The boys were runners up and are off to the County Finals! Well done teams!

Terrific Teamwork

Year Five have had an extreme focus on building their teamwork skills! They had a fantastic time completing a human caterpillar! We adore working as a team in Year Five!

Drama in R.E

This week, Year One have been exploring the different events that Christians celebrate through role play. This children brought the events to life. Many children said they loved the wedding the most!

Digging for Treasure!

Reception have been busy digging for treasure in the garden this week. The children have been looking for jewels and special treasures. They asked lots of questions about where the treasure had come from and who had left it. They even had a go at making up our own maps to show where the treasure is in our garden.

Celebration Assembly

Congratulations to the following children in EYFS and KS1 for their achievement

Star Pupil

  • Ladybirds - Nneoma
  • Busy Bees - Mufaro
  • Dragonflies - Callum
  • Happy Hyenas - Oel
  • Terrific Tigers - Lillian
  • Excellent Elephants - Axton
  • Smart Snakes - Liam

Handwriting Award

  • Busy Bees - Rosie
  • Dragonflies - Jaxon
  • Happy Hyenas - Jeanelle
  • Terrific Tigers - Shannon
  • Excellent Elephants - Esme
  • Smart Snakes - Joey

Sports Award

  • Busy Bees - Harrison
  • Dragonflies - Amber
  • Happy Hyenas - Leo
  • Terrific Tigers - Aiden
  • Excellent Elephants - Freddie
  • Smart Snakes - Aysha

House Cup winner this week

Congratulations to...............


Positive House Points Awards

Look out for the class with the highest points next week!

Remarkable Rhinos

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!

Winner! Winner! Friday Dinner!

Congratulations to:

Bakary From Champion Cheetahs

To be in the draw to win Friday dinner for the family you have to be in school every day on time. You will receive a message via the app on Thursday to advise you if your child has qualified to enter the draw.

Well done to the following classes who have logged the highest reads :

  1. Super Sharks
  2. Remarkable Rhinos
  3. Busy Bees

Dates for your Diary

  • Parents Evening - Tuesday 17th & Wednesday 18th October 2023
  • Frogs Hallo'Ween Disco - Friday 20th October 2023
  • Last Day of Term - Friday 20th October 2023
  • Outward Bound Residential - Monday 23rd October 2023 - Friday 27th October 2023
  • Back to School - Monday 6th November 2023
  • Individual School Photos - Wednesday 8th November 2023
  • FROGS Christmas Fayre - Friday 8th October 2023
  • Last Day of Term - Thursday 21st December 2023
  • Teacher Training Day - Wednesday 3rd January 2024
  • Back to School - Thursday 4th January 2024
  • Last Day of Term - Friday 16th February 2024
  • Back to School - Monday 26th February 2024
  • Govilon Residential - Tuesday 26th March - Thursday 28th March 2024
  • Last Day of Term - Thursday 28th March 2024
  • Back to School - Monday 15th April 2024
  • May Day Bank Holiday Closed - Monday 6th May 2024
  • Last Day of Term - Friday 24th May 2024
  • Back to School - Monday 3rd June 2024
  • Last Day of Term - Friday 19th July 2024
  • Teacher Training Day Monday 22nd Tuesday 23rd July 2024

Greenfields Notifications

Are you looking for a Reception space in September 2024? Come and have a look at Greenfields Primary School and Nursery. Please click the button to book your space.

Google Classroom

Google Classroom is where you will find Flipping Greenfields and the rest of 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 2023-24, so click on the link for the class you will be in in September.

Teachers always look forward to posting their ‘Flippin' 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

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

All wraparound care is now booked via the app at least 3 days in advance and must be paid for at the time of booking.

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