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Supporting the children of Wideopen to be amazed, be brave, be original and be bold.

Mrs Gemma Robertson - Headteacher

Headteacher's Message

Christmas has arrived at Greenfields with a fantastic and very successful trip to the Theatre Royal Pantomime yesterday. Buddy the Elf has made a return and the children are beginning to rehearse songs and lines for their Christmas Productions.
Panto this one
We had a magical time at the Theatre Royal yesterday. The children were impeccably behaved and enjoyed every second of it. Thank you to our wonderful PTA for supplying the goodies and for funding the coaches.


We are committed to developing a reading school in which all pupils value reading in and out of school daily for pleasure, to grow knowledge, language and reading ability. We aim for pupils to do a little bit of reading every night at home to get into good habits and encourage reading to be a part of everyday life. We also understand that this is impossible on some occasions and for many reasons: after school clubs, family commitments, tired pupils and we are not worried about a missed session if the general routine is in place.

We would love some parent\carer volunteers to support with the running of the library and to hear children read. If yiou have an afternoon free, once a week, once every two weeks, once a month, please complete the following link and we will be in touch:

Forest School

Here are our Year 5 children enjoying their final Forest School session. They all had the chance to cook sausages, flatbread and toast marshmallows.
This week marked the start of Year 4's Forest School sessions. From the looks on their faces, they certainly enjoyed themselves.
As you will be aware, the PTA has recently had a reshuffle where new roles were delegated and voted on. We continue to look for any parents and carers across school who'd like get involved. You don't need to commit to helping with every event, any time you can give will be greatly appreciated.
Already this half term, the GFPTA have organised a successful Halloween disco, Rainbow Raffle and 'Break the Rules Day'. We are aspiring to put regular events on throughout the academic year.
If you would like to get involved send an email to gfpta@greenfieldsprimary.org.uk or get in touch with Sam via the parent WhatsApp groups.

Please see below dates for upcoming GFPTA events this half term. More information will follow:
  • Wednesday 6th December – Family Christmas Quiz night 3.30pm-5.30pm
  • Friday 8th December – Breakfast or Tea with Santa
  • Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th December – The Polar Express Movie night
  • Friday 8th December: Year 5 assembly 2.15pm
  • Monday 11th December: Year 1 Rising Sun Santa Experience
  • Monday 18th December: KS1 Christmas production
    9:30am Reception Christmas production- 1:30pm

    KS2 Christmas parties - afternoon
  • Tuesday 19th December: Pre-school Christmas production 9:30am
    Nursery Christmas production 10.30am

    Year 1 & 2 Christmas production 1:30p.m
    Pre-school, nursery & reception parties - afternoon
  • Wednesday 20th December:
    Year 5 & 6 Christmas production 9:30a.m & 5pm

    Year 3 & 4 Christmas production 1:30p.m
    Morning nursery Christmas party
    KS1 Christmas parties
  • Thursday 21st December: Year 3 & 4 Christmas production 9:30a.m
  • Friday 22nd December:
    Nursery, reception, Year 1 & 2 Carol Service at St Columba's Church - approx. 9.30am

    Year 3, 4, 5 & 6 Carol Service at St Columba's Church - approx. 1.30pm *All families welcome*


Parents can now apply for school places in Reception. Information on how to do this has been sent to our current nursery families via the school office. Please apply online.
If you have any queries, please email school.admissions@northtyneside.gov.uk giving the name and date of
birth of your child in the email.
The closing date for Reception applications is the 13th January 2024
If you would like help completing the form please come to the school office and we will be happy to assist you.
We don't have an opening evening, preferring to show families around school individually so we can answer any questions you may have. If you'd like to arrange a lookaround, please email parentsandcarers@greenfieldsprimary.org.uk to arrange a visit either during the school day or after school.
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As a child in Pakistan, Malala made a wish for a magic pencil that she could use to redraw reality. She would use it for good; to give gifts to her family, to erase the smell from the rubbish dump near her house. (And to sleep an extra hour in the morning.)
As she grew older, Malala wished for bigger and bigger things. She saw a world that needed fixing. And even if she never found a magic pencil, Malala realised that she could still work hard every day to make her wishes come true.
This book tells Malala's story, in her own words, for a younger audience and shows them the worldview that allowed her to hold on to hope and to make her voice heard even in the most difficult of times.
We encourage the children to push themselves out of their comfort zones and to try new things.


Ready For The World Awards

Our Ready for the World Awards celebrate when children, in Year 1 - Year 6, have demonstrated outstanding characteristics which will enable them to become successful learners of the future. Over the past two weeks those children who have been awarded a Ready for the World Award are:

Year 1: Georgia, Layla, Chloe, Adrian, Eleanor, Annie, Frankie, Badri, Freddie
Year 2: Daria, Rose, Ella, Ester
Year 3: Harry, McKenzie, Damilola, Luca
Year 5: Bobby, Chloe, Louis, Annabelle, Freddie

KS1 Choir

Our KS1 choir performed at Whitley Bay Playhouse in front of a packed audience last week. You have to be very brave to sing in front of an audience and our youngest children took it in their stride. We are so proud of them!

Language and Communication Team Coffee Morning

On Thursday 14th December at 10:00am, Mary Burgess from the Language and Communication Team is coming into school to lead our second coffee morning. During the session, she will share her process following referrals, discuss some useful strategies that can be used at home and school but most importantly, spend some time
getting to know parents and carers in our community and answer any questions she can.
This is open to anyone so please come along to get some advise, meet other parents and carers and discuss any worries you have for your child while enjoying a hot drink and a slice of cake. If you have any questions about the session please email sendco@greenfieldsprimary.org.uk and either Mr Lumsdon or Mrs Wilson will get back to you.
Three Little Mammoths is an interactive play for children of primary-school age featuring live music by The Marsyas Trio and narration by Eoin McLaughlin, author of the original text.
Exploring themes of kindness, generosity and tolerance, the story centres around the migration of the main characters to far-off lands, where everything is different from their home.
With a musical score by award-winning composer Robin Haigh, the play is also designed to be an exciting first experience of live chamber music with music for flute/piccolo, 'cello and piano. The hour-long performance will include interactive introductions to these musical instruments and an audience sing-along!
Tickets are priced at £8 for adults and £6 for children with a limited family ticket offer (£20 for 2 adults / 2 children). For further information and to purchase tickets, please go to:

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