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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 9 July 2021 What a Fantastic First Trip!!! Year Four/Five were thrilled to go on their first outing of the year. We spent the day at Wicksteed Park and absolutely loved being outside for the day. From forest school to ice creams children, and adults, had a wonderful day.
  • Friday 9 July 2021 Sports Day-ish In true Greenfields style, we didn’t let COVID spoil our end of year sports. Instead of having a traditional Sports Day all together, each year group selected their favourite sport they or sports had learnt over the year and held their own inter-house competition. There was a great range of sports including football, netball, curling and dodgeball, with younger children focusing on using their skills they have developed following the ‘Horizon’ programme for early sports development. The house points accumulated were combined to find the overall winner of the coveted Greenfields House Sports Cup. The winning house this year was ……Hoy! Congratulations to all the children in Hoy House (yellow). We look forward to continuing our inter-house sports over 2021-2022.
  • Friday 9 July 2021 Sports Day-ish In true Greenfields style, we didn’t let COVID spoil our end of year sports. Instead of having a traditional Sports Day all together, each year group selected their favourite sport they or sports had learnt over the year and held their own inter-house competition. There was a great range of sports including football, netball, curling and dodgeball, with younger children focusing on using their skills they have developed following the ‘Horizon’ programme for early sports development. The house points accumulated were combined to find the overall winner of the coveted Greenfields House Sports Cup. The winning house this year was ……Hoy! Congratulations to all the children in Hoy House (yellow). We look forward to continuing our inter-house sports over 2021-2022.
  • Friday 9 July 2021 Newsletter 9 July 2021 The thumbnail has been assigned to the news item, and for convenience also added to the body here:
  • Friday 9 July 2021 Welcoming our New Reception Class This week saw the start of our Stay and Play sessions for our new children starting in Reception in September. The children have loved exploring their new surroundings and getting to know their new teachers. Look at those smiles - we can’t wait for you to join us in September!
  • Friday 9 July 2021 More Exciting Trips Smart Snakes and Excellent Elephants had an amazing day at the DRET farm at Nevill Holt near Market Harborough on Tuesday and Wednesday. They enjoyed collecting fresh chickens eggs then helped by Rosie the farmer, made them into eggy bread. George the farmer helped them to bottle feed a calf and hand feed goats. They also were able to groom donkeys and pet rabbits with Farmer Dan. They ended the day with pond dipping and bug hunting. Thankfully the weather stayed dry and everyone had a great day! We are so lucky to have our very own DRET farm!
  • Friday 9 July 2021 Reception Running Wild This week all children from Nursery to Year Six enjoyed participating in the DRET Sprint Challenge. Here's Reception racing ahead with Alex Green, who is DRET's head of Sport. Reception showed support and encouragement to each other. Well done Dragonflies and Busy Bees (and all the other runners!)
  • Friday 9 July 2021 Just Dance This term in the Proud Lions class (Year 6) we have been doing Just Dance workouts every morning to get us energised and ready to learn. Here we are busting our moves!
  • Friday 2 July 2021 Reading Under the Trees This week the children have enjoyed sharing favourite stories with family and friends under the trees in Reception. It was lovely to be able to welcome families back into our setting, albeit in an outdoor, COVID safe way. The Reception parents are brilliant storytellers!
  • Friday 2 July 2021 Money, Money, Money Year Two have been learning all about money this week. They have calculated totals and created equivalent sums. They explored adding and subtracting with coins and even took turns in selling items in their shop, making sure to give the correct change.
  • Friday 2 July 2021 Ladybirds Go Wild! This week the youngest children in our school have been busy learning all about wild animals. They have been dressing up, moving and dancing like the animals do. They have used Playdough to manipulate into different shapes to create animals as well as reading lots of different stories and making animal food in the mud kitchen.
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  • Friday 25 June 2021 Year One Trip Year One had a fantastic trip to Wicksteed Park! They explored different animal habitats in the forest and had lots of fun in the park and grounds. The rain stayed away so that the children could have ice creams. It was great to be able to get out and about again, and make special memories together.
  • Friday 25 June 2021 Forest School Fun This week in Forest School Club, Year Three made some beautiful prints using all of the amazing colours they found on plants from the playground. They cut up pieces of material, picked the most beautiful coloured plants they could find and pressed them between the material. It was really hard work putting lots of weight on to the rolling pin to roll the flowers.
  • Friday 25 June 2021 Recycling in Reception This week in Reception the children have enjoyed exploring a recycling centre. They have been working together to name and categorise the different items, explaining what they know and describing them.
  • Friday 25 June 2021 Reading Under the Trees You may be aware that in the pre-pandemic times, Greenfields hosts a 'Book and Biscuit' session every Thursday morning before class starts. It enables our children and their parents to sit and enjoy a biscuit whilst reading to each other. The current pandemic situation does not allow for this indoors, therefore in true Greenfields style, Miss Wood and Miss Byrne have invited all our Reception Class Parents to read under the trees instead with their child. Both the children and their parents loved it and Greenfields look forward to being able to host Book and Biscuit sessions in the new academic year, when restrictions allow.
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  • Friday 18 June 2021 Sink or Swim This week the children in Reception have been investigating what material will sink or float. Using key vocabulary such float meaning to rest or float on top of liquid. Sink goes to the bottom. Buoyancy means how an object floats in liquid, if good it floats on top well. Density is how the particles of the object are squashed together. If there are more spaces between the particles then the objects will float. If the particles are squashed together, it will sink. The children had lots of fun investigation and brilliant predictions.
  • Friday 18 June 2021 Year Two and the Three Little Pigs Year Two started a brand new text in their Talk For Writing lessons this week! They listened to the classic tale of The Three Little Pigs and then made houses from different materials. The big, bad wolf (Mrs Green) then came to blow them all down!
  • Friday 18 June 2021 Gruesome Grendel at Greenfields? Year Four and Five have absolutely loved learning about Beowulf this term.
  • Friday 18 June 2021 Amazing Science in Year 6 Year 6 investigated how nutrients are transported around the body using diffusion. They created some beautiful patterns with skittles and hot water, as well as learning an important biological process!
  • Friday 18 June 2021 Last week's Solar Eclipse Thanks to one of our pupils, Champion Cheetahs were made aware of the partial solar eclipse last Thursday. So the class decided to take a look...using a bucket of water to see it as a reflection.
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  • Friday 18 June 2021 Greenfields' Enrichment Returns....Gradually.... Enrichment opportunities form such an important part of being a Greenfields pupil and we have been so disappointed to have halted these due to COVID. This week, however, we have been cautiously booking trips for all of our Key Stage One and Two classes with some of our familiar friends: the DRET farm at Nevill Holt, Wicksteed Park, and even going to Drayton Manor Park. Trips like these help to create positive relationships, boost each classes feeling of community and are great for everyone's wellbeing. We very much hope to return to a full timetable of enrichment for each class next academic year.
  • Friday 11 June 2021 Wow! day in Reception As part of Wow Day and to introduce the new term's learning, the children looked at countries and the equator. They compared weather in the UK with foreign countries, pretended to be at the beach and showed an understanding of how to keep safe in the sun.
  • Friday 11 June 2021 Holiday Camp was a blast Greenfields held their first ever Holiday Camp in the Spring break. The children loved it so much that we will run a Summer Camp too. Please click the link below to book your child's space.
  • Friday 11 June 2021 STEM Club Year Two STEM club had a great time creating mini lava lamps using oil, water and food colouring. They even made mini explosions using fizzing tablets! They also made paper airplanes and had a competition to see who could fly the furthest.
  • Friday 11 June 2021 Body Systems This term in Year Six the children are studying the human body. They kicked off their topic by selecting one of the body’s systems to research, They discovered some fascinating facts about their organs . They loved showcasing their findings by making a plasticine model of the chosen system! Check out some of the intricate models below:
  • Friday 11 June 2021 Habitats Year Two had some busy children over the half term making their habitat art projects. They will be learning about pond beach and woodland habitats.
  • Friday 11 June 2021 Headteacher Reward Day Fun Everyone loved their Headteacher Reward Day treat and got soaked by their friends. They enjoyed using the water blasters and even got their teachers! Every child with impeccable behaviour is invited to join the Reward Day at the end of every term - please read The Greenfields Way for Parents (link at the end of this Newsletter) to find out more....
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