Newsletter 15th September 2023

Headteacher Comment

It was a great joy to have the first Celebration Assembly of this academic year. Today we celebrated our amazing Key Stage 2 stars of the week, handwriters of the week and sports stars of the week. It is so good to see our new Year 3 children off to a flying start, and to welcome our brand new Reception children, who loved taking part in their first assembly.

At the end of the assembly, we celebrated our traditional House Cup with our new House Chiefs: Mr Reid (Hoy), Miss Mitchell (Ennis), Mr Hughes (Adlington) and Mrs Wensley (Farah). Next week, the Cup will be awarded to our new House Captains, who are being announced on Monday morning, along with our new Junior Leadership Team and Head Boy and Head Girl.

More children than ever are enjoying a freshly cooked, healthy and delicious school dinner at Greenfields Primary School and Nursery. Please remember to book them on the app so your child has their favourite foods. We know lots of you also like to send children with a packed lunch, so below you'll find some information about how to plan for healthy packed lunches on a budget.

Thank you for your continued support - have a lovely weekend

Mrs Appleby


Mixing with Colours

This week the children in Reception have continued to settle in well and have enjoyed a focused activity with an adult exploring colour mixing. They have also been learning numbers songs in maths and talking about what they would like to be when they grow up. A great second week in Reception.

Swimming for Powerful Panthers

Powerful Panthers had an AWESOME time swimming on Thursday afternoon! They smashed their learning and the class behaviour was impeccable! Miss Mitchell loved watching them in the pool and seeing how everyone's confidence soared! The Panthers can't wait to join the new groups and get practising new skills next week!

How High?

This week Year One welcomed ex-pupil Giacomo from a surveying company called Virtuscan into school. He showed us how aerial photographs/maps are made using drones. They were very excited to see how high the drone could go and can't wait to see the aerial photos and video footage that was taken of the school as part of the Geography topic.

Greedy Dragons in Year Three

In Cheeky Monkeys this week the children have been working hard to learn their Talk for Writing text, Kassim and the Greedy Dragon. Adding actions to the text has helped the children to remember what is going to happen in the story. It has also helped them to think about the different writing techniques they have been looking at so far this term.

Meanwhile, Marvellous Meerkats have made a fantastic start to their writing, this week they practised using adjectives to describe a dragon. Working with partners meant the ideas that came up were absolutely brilliant.

Year Five and the Heart

Year Five are learning about the structure of the heart and how the heart works. They made their own model of the heart.

Waving your Flag!

The children in Year Two loved exploring the different flags from around the world. The class discussed where each child came from and the different languages spoken. They then created a flag themselves, using tissue paper. They hope to have some of these flags on the cultural display board in the Key Stage 1 corridor (this picture is just a few of the amazing flags that were produced)!

Celebration Assembly

Congratulations to the following children in KS2 for their achievement

Star Pupil

  • Marvellous Meerkats - Evie
  • Cheeky Monkeys - Jade
  • Remarkable Rhinos - Leah
  • Powerful Panthers - Azmeena
  • Super Sharks - Tiana
  • Champion Cheetahs - Emily
  • Proud Lions - Amelia
  • Soaring Eagles - Hanna

Handwriting Award

  • Marvellous Meerkats - Ethel
  • Cheeky Monkeys - Harry
  • Remarkable Rhinos - Belal
  • Powerful Panthers - Annabelle
  • Super Sharks - Eva
  • Champion Cheetahs - Shay
  • Proud Lions - Kevinas
  • Soaring Eagles - Ayva-Lilly

Sports Award

  • Marvelllous Meerkats - Bailey
  • Cheeky Monkeys - Axel-Kai
  • Remarkable Rhinos - Janoah
  • Powerful Panthers - Jacob
  • Super Sharks - Gabriel
  • Champion Cheetahs - prince-Jayden
  • Proud Lions - Enakhe
  • Soaring Eagles - Afsoon

House Cup winner this week

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


Positive House Points Awards

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

Terrific Tigers

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:

Freddy from Cheeky Monkeys

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. Powerful Panthers
  2. Terrific Tigers
  3. Remarkable Rhinos

Dates for your Diary

  • 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
  • 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

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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