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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

What a brilliant term we've had at Greenfields. As always the children have worked incredibly hard and had fun while doing it. I'm sure you will agree, the Christmas performances each year group put on were outstanding and really show cased the talent we have at Greenfields. The children have enjoyed lots of festivities including carol singing in the community, Christmas parties and our cheeky Greenfields Elf has been up to his old tricks.
As always, thank you for your continued support; we couldn't do what we do for the children without you.
Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year and a well deserved rest. We look forward to seeing you all on Monday 8th January 2024 to start the new term.

Mrs Robertson
From Christmas performances to Christmas parties to our cheeky Greenfields elf, the children have truly had the best time celebrating Christmas at school.
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Parent workshop

Online Safety information

If you do not already hold a free parental portal account to view these, then please take the time to sign up to this free to use resource through our school profile. This provides information around particular internet use and how you can engage in conversation with your child around particular apps
and platforms to understand how we can use them appropriately and safely. To create your account,
please scan the QR code below.
Online safety

“North Tyneside Council’s Adult Learning Service provides a range of courses, free of charge (subject to eligibility), to our residents in local venues across the borough, including:
English and Maths Workshops
The workshops are designed for anyone without GCSE or Level 2, where learners receive lots of support while working at their pace.
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
Adult Learning Service ESOL classes are designed to meet the needs of diverse learners, arriving and settling in North Tyneside. To find out more about the full ESOL provision:
The EAL (English as an Additional Language) parents/carers can text ENGLISH to 60002 and you will receive a call back from the dedicated Employment and Skills team. The team has a wealth of experience and skill in meeting the needs of all the customers, including those with little or no English.
This is an excellent opportunity for our EAL families in need of help with speaking, listening to, reading and writing English. The classes are flexible as you can join a class throughout the year and at your level, such as Community conversation classes without exams or you can work towards certificates in English for Speakers of Other Languages.
Digital skills
The courses will help you build and improve your digital confidence to get the skills to help you use technology for everyday life. Regular courses are available as well as personalised support through the Digital Outreach Project or mastering Microsoft Office through Microbytes sessions.
Learners do need to enrol first and to find our more visit www.skillsnorthtyneside.org.uk


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.


- Week beginning 15th January: clubs start
- 23rd January at 3.30pm: Year 5 Dukeshouse Wood parent's meeting
- 6th February to 9th February: Year 5 Dukeshouse Wood residential
-Celebration of Learning Events:
*12th February: 9-9.30am Year 6
*13th February: 9-9.30am Year 5, 2.30pm-3pm Year 1
*14th February: 9-9.30am Year 3, 2.30pm-3pm Year 2
*15th February Stay & Play: 9am reception,
2.45pm Pre school & nursery
*16th February: 2.15pm Year 4 class assembly

Spring 1 Religious Visits
16th January: Year 2 visit Central Mosque
23rd January: Year 5 visit Central Mosque
30th January: Year 6 visit Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha
5th February: Year 4 visit the Buddhist Centre
6th February: Year 3 visit Newcastle Reform Synagogue
Tuesday 9th January Y5 Beamish Outreach coming to school

IMPORTANT FUTURE EVENTS - please do not book holidays or organise appointments at this time:

Monday 13th - Thursday 16th May Y6 SATS Week
Weeks Beginning 3rd & 10th June Y4 multiplication check
Week Beginning 10th June Y1 Phonics Screener

HOLIDAY DATES 2023 - 2024
School Closes (last day of term) School Re-opens:
CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY: Friday 22nd December 2023 to Monday 8th January 2024
FEBRUARY HALF TERM: Friday 16th February to 2024 Monday 26th February 2024
EASTER HOLIDAY: Wednesday 27th March 2024 to Monday 15th April 2024
MAY HALF TERM: Friday 24th May 2024 to Monday 3rd June 2024
SUMMER HOLIDAYS: Thursday 18th July 2024

TRAINING DAYS - School is closed to all pupils on these
Thursday 28th March 2024 & Friday 19th July 2024
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Twelve-year-old Adela "Addie" Ramírez has a big decision to make when her stepfather proposes adoption. Addie loves Alex, the only father figure she's ever known, but with a new half-brother due in a few months and a big school theatre performance on her mind, everything suddenly feels like it's moving too fast. She has a million questions, and the first is about the young man in the photo she found hidden away in her mother's things. Addie's questions take her to a New Mexico ranch where she finds her family including the legendary Bravos: Rosie and Pancho, her paternal grandparents and former professional wrestlers; Eva and Maggie, her older identical twin cousins and Manny, her biological father, who's in the middle of a career comeback. As luchadores, the Bravos's legacy is strong. But being part of a family is so much harder--it's about showing up, taking off your mask, and working through challenges together.

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:

  • Annie, Ben C, Ella F, Harley
Mini eagles

Mini Eagles

For anyone interested in getting more involved, the Newcastle Eagles are
offering weekly sessions for Reception and Yr 1 children to get
involved in basketball.
An Introduction to Positive Behavioural Support (PBS) ( half day session)

NTPCF CIC are pleased to be able to offer this workshop facilitated by Debbie Austin. In this training
Debbie describes how Positive Behavioural Support (PBS) has successfully helped her to understand
the communication behind Lucy's behaviours, and as a result has not only seen a positive increase in
Lucy's happiness and quality of life, but a significant decrease in the behaviours themselves.
Debbie works for the NHS as a Strategic Manager representing the needs of family carers. Prior to
this she spent 12 years in a community learning disability team as a specialist physiotherapist.
Debbie also works for the Challenging Behaviour Foundation as a parent co-facilitator for their PBS
workshop, for Mencap as a parent co-facilitator delivery the Early Positive Approaches to Support
Programme (E-PATS) and for Warwick University delivering the Positive Family Connections
Please use link below to book tickets:
Understanding Neurodiversity

AJ is an autistic and ADHD
psychologist living and
working in North Tyneside.
In their own words, they are “passionate about sharing experiences and educating people about what it’s like to be neurodivergent.” You can follow AJ at aj.s brain on Instagram or AJ’s Brain on Facebook.
The Big Ambtion Survey
The Big Ambition Survey - Dame Rachel De Souza Children’s Commissioner for England

‘The Big Ambition’ provides a much-needed opportunity
for the children of England to tell policy makers what is important to them ahead of the General Election.
Let's make sure that the children and young people of North Tyneside are represented in the results. The closing date is Friday 19th January 2024 to allow even more children the chance to have their say.
The survey can be completed here: www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/thebigambition

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Each class has its own twitter account where you will find regular updates about your child's classwork.
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