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Greenfields Primary School & Nursery

Greenfields Primary School and Nursery stands proud as an oasis in the community where every child has the right to succeed and feel proud of their individual achievements.

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  • Friday 26 March 2021 Greenfields' Daily Mile Every child at Greenfields takes part in the Daily Mile (of course it could also be called the 'long way' for the younger children who can't quite manage the full mile). Here are Year One enjoying getting fitter and eventually healthier by completing their daily mile each day.
  • Friday 26 March 2021 Smoking Sucks! This term Year Four and Five have been looking about the dangers of smoking as part of their 'Healthy Me' Jigsaw lessons.
  • Friday 26 March 2021 Ladybirds' Science Fun this Week. Children in the Two Year Old Room in Ladybirds had fun this week. Andreea made a futuristic outfit for her doll at home. They have been learning about the story 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' and enjoyed tasting all the different fruits. They talked about what fruits smell like, feel like and taste like making choices themselves. They have been exploring British Science Week learning about how vehicles move and creating their own planes, trains and cars.
  • Friday 26 March 2021 Flying Cars in Reception The children in Reception have enjoyed talking about futuristic vehicles from flying cars to boats that can go on land and sea.
  • Friday 26 March 2021 Keeping People and the Environment Safe For Science Week Year Six have looked closely at how viruses (like COVID-19) spread. They found out that using face masks is essential to stop the spread. They made their own face coverings out of old unwanted clothes because that’s the best way to protect the environment at the same time.
  • Friday 26 March 2021 Natural Paint Year One had fun collecting materials to grind and make their own paint with. The children learnt so much about making paint with natural materials.
  • Friday 26 March 2021 Year 3 Investigate Water Uptake in Plants This week, Marvellous Meerkats kicks off British Science Week 2021 news. They have engaged in a range of activities. Firstly, they conducted an experiment using celery and food colouring to investigate water uptake in plants. Secondly, they began to clear away some of the flower beds in the KS2 playground so that they can grow and care for their own vegetables. In addition, they also spent some time exploring the structure and function of different parts of a plant before creating their own plant models to show off their incredible learning. Take a look at pictures of the some of our work from this week.
  • Friday 26 March 2021 Newsletter 26th March2021 The thumbnail has been assigned to the news item, and for convenience also added to the body here:
  • Friday 19 March 2021 Thank you! On behalf of the staff, pupils and parents of Greenfields Primary School and Nursery, Mrs Tyrrell-Smith would thank Morrison’s Kettering and the anonymous benefactor who has kindly donated £100 to our school to be spent for the benefit of the school community. Mrs Tyrrell-Smith said "I will make sure this kind donation will be utilised in the best way for our school."
  • Friday 19 March 2021 More Eye work Remarkable Rhinos used photography and video to look at their own eyes and see if they could use light to grow and shrink their pupils.
  • Friday 19 March 2021 Eye Models In science, Years Four and Five have been learning about the eye. Super Sharks made models of the eye and learnt about the functions of the different parts of the eye.
  • Friday 19 March 2021 The Stone Trolls’ Cave This week, Marvellous Meerkats have worked their socks off in their writing lessons. For one of their lessons, they spent some time learning about prepositions and then used the wonderful knowledge they had gained to create a preposition poem. Take a look at some examples of the finished products.
  • Friday 19 March 2021 Goldsworthy Self Portraits Dragonflies and Busy Bees have been looking at the artist Andy Goldsworthy whose art is made from natural materials . They then made a self portrait using natural materials including leaves, pine cones , petals and pebbles. What great self portraits!
  • Friday 19 March 2021 Minibeasts The children in Ladybirds have been going mad about minibeasts this week, they have all loved being creative with the junk modelling and art work, learning lots of new skills.
  • Friday 19 March 2021 Newsletter 19th March 2021 The thumbnail has been assigned to the news item, and for convenience also added to the body here:
  • Tuesday 16 March 2021 Police Hunt in the Playground Year Two have been learning the story of 'Little Red Riding Hood' in their English lessons. They performed the story using props, using a storytelling table and with a story box. They even went on an police hunt in the playground and collected evidence from the crime scene! Keep an eye out for naughty wolves around Kettering!
  • Monday 15 March 2021 Fun in the Sun... What a great way to kick off our return to school! Year Four/Five have absolutely loved being outside spending time with their friends and us teachers.
  • Friday 12 March 2021 Year 3 Wow Day! This week Year 3 have had a super return to school. They started their week with a Wow Day! In English they read the story The Stone Trolls and made their own boats and stone trolls. For History they learned the story of Theseus and the Minotaur and create their own mazes.
  • Friday 12 March 2021 Travelling water Year 6 had a fun afternoon investigating how water travels in plants. They were all amazed how clear they could see the dye in the ‘tubes’ (xylem) which carry the water from the roots to leaves !!
  • Friday 12 March 2021 Shadow Art Super Sharks have been making shadow puppets and using torches to see the shadows they created. The children enjoyed lots of arty making and showing off their creations.
  • Friday 12 March 2021 Enormous Turnips The children in Reception have enjoyed learning their new story, 'The Enormous Turnip' using puppets in their retelling. Since the children returned to school they have been keen to share what they are good at and the ability to write lots of sentences independently. 'Welcome back', Busy Bees and Dragonflies, it’s lovely to have you all back.
  • Friday 12 March 2021 Sharks Build the Tallest Towers Super Sharks were not only building the tallest tower they could, but working on their team building skills too #teamworkmakesthedreamwork
  • Friday 12 March 2021 LIGHTS, Camera, Action………. Year Four/Five This week Year Four/Five have started their new science topic on light and learnt about different light sources and the ways in which we see light and colour. Children found out how light travels and also spent some time studying the light from the sun and how this creates shadows.
  • Friday 12 March 2021 Dreamy Art in Year One Year One learnt about the Spanish artist, Joan Miro, this week and how he used his dreams and reality to create paintings. The children thought about their own dreams and used these to create paintings.
  • Friday 12 March 2021 Dragons in School Year One were so excited to see that a dragon had visited their school this week! This English hook got them ready for their new English unit, 'George and the Dragon'!
  • Friday 12 March 2021 Newsletter 12th March 2021 The thumbnail has been assigned to the news item, and for convenience also added to the body here:
  • Friday 5 March 2021 Newsletter 5th March 2021
  • Friday 5 March 2021 World Book Day Celebrations This week children In our bubbles and at home celebrated World Book Day. Mrs Wensley’s story of choice was Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K.Rowling. The children joined a live meeting in the morning and listened to chapter one of the story. They then completed Harry Potter themed activities at home including making their own bookmarks, homemade Quidditch and creating their own student ID cards to get them in to Hogwarts. They all made some FANTASTIC homemade costumes which can be found on the Padlet button below. The children also enjoyed the new Virtual Library which can be found below also - we hope you enjoy it too!
  • Friday 5 March 2021 Self Portraits Wow! Reception are learning all about Andy Goldsworthy for their art this term. The teachers are so impressed with their natural self portraits this week.
  • Friday 5 March 2021 Ben Pritchard - GB Paralympic Rower Thanks to DRET Sport and the Inspiration Fund, numerous pupils from Greenfields Primary School and Nursery and across the wider Trust, had the opportunity to join Paralympian rower Ben Pritchard live via YouTube. The children chosen were selected by their teachers as pupils who display sporting promise. Ben has definitely inspired them to strive for the top.
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