Newsletter 8th September 2023

Headteacher Comment

It's a very warm welcome back to the new school year. As usual the children have come back to school, raring to go and so have their lucky staff. I was delighted to see that every effort has been made by teachers, teaching assistants, and all the families who have prepared the school and the children well for their return and for a busy year ahead.

I'd like to thank you for your patience while we have set up the new payment system over the holidays. I know the office staff have been very helpful with your enquiries and I would encourage you to please do seek help if you are finding any difficulties with the system.

If you have not already read it, the Jigsaw newsletter was sent out yesterday. Thank you to Miss Mitchell for creating this to share with the everyone so that we all are clear about our PSHE themes and assemblies this term. I am very excited that we are developing a 'Character Curriculum' this year to help all our children be the best people they can be in the world around them, beyond school, as well as achieving their very best.

Thank you for your continued support - have a lovely weekend

Mrs Appleby

The Papaya that Spoke

In Excellent Elephants, we have started learning our new Talk4Writing text 'The Papaya that Spoke'. This week, the children got to explore the papaya. They described what it looked like, felt like, smelt like and even what it tasted like! Everyone used some brilliant adjectives to describe the papaya.

Input and Output

Year Three learnt about inputs and outputs in Computing this week. They discovered that when something is put into a computer a process takes place and this is how what they see on the screen appears. The children tried it with some of their maths knowledge and created their own input and output designs.


Reception Children Explore

This week the children in Reception have settled in well and enjoyed exploring the different area, such as the hairdressers, the construction area and message area. It was also lovely to see so many parents join their children for our first book and biscuit.

Year Four Go on an Adventure at Sandy Cove

Year Four had an amazing writing hook day on Wednesday. The children took a flight with the attendant Miss M and they arrived on the beach where they made sand angels, Sand castles and jumped the waves. Amidst the excitement, Jacob discovered a hidden torch and a strange black box wrapped in plastic. They gathered round and as they examined the box, a disheveled figure appeared, yelling that they must put the box down as it was his!

Ice Forest visit for Year Five

Year Five took a trip to the Ice Forest this week for their new Talk4Writing unit! The children had so much fun exploring and finding out what happened to Karl.

Year Six Enjoying the Sun

Year Six are already pushing their abilities this year, including at Basketball.

Mapping Skills

In Year One this week The children have been using aerial photographs and maps of the school to find their way around. They also used their skills to create their own maps of the playground.

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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