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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

Dear families,

What a fantastic turnout we had this week for our 'Celebration of Learning Events'; it was lovely to see so many of you in school celebrating your child's learning and completing an activity with them.

This half term saw every year group visit a different place of worship. At Greenfields we believe this is a crucial part of our RE curriculum for the following reasons:
  • to ensure that our children develop an early awareness of their own culture and that of others
  • so that children develop tolerance and understanding of different cultures and beliefs by visiting a place of worship in their community.
  • to ensure that our children have an understanding of other beliefs and respect for them
Next half term, children from Year 1 - Year 6 will be visiting a different National Trust site linked to our Geography fieldwork unit and we can't wait!

As always we've had a busy half term and the children have shown resilience, hard work and maturity, facing the challenges we give them head on. Next half term is no different and we know that with your support the children will continue to emulate our school values and follow the school rules.

We hope you have a lovely half term and look forward to seeing the children back in school on Monday 26th February.

Kindest wishes

Mrs Robertson

Year 5 Residential to Dukeshouse Wood

Some of our Year 5 children went on a residential trip to Dukeshouse Wood this half term. They had an amazing time taking part in a huge range of activities, including, climbing, zip wire, fire lighting, den building, fencing and so much more.

Year 3 Forest School

Year 3 have been enjoying their Forest School sessions this half term and as you can see they have certainly been making the most of it.


- 5th & 6th March: Parent's Evening

-6th March: KS2 choir Spring Sing at Whitley Bay Playhouse

-7th March: World Book Day
*Children to come to school in comfy clothes and bring their favourite book. They will have hot chocolate and marshmallows and complete lots of lovely activities.*

-15th March: Year 4 Skipping Festival 9am-12.30pm

- Spring 2 trips: Geography Fieldwork
*Wednesday 6th March: Year 1/2 Wallington Hall
*Wednesday 13th March: Year 3/4 Gibside
*Thursday 21st March: Year 5/6 Cragside

-Celebration of Learning Events:
*25th March: 9am-9.30am Year 5
9am-9.30am: Year 1
Star Achiever Assembly 2:30pm (Invitation only)

*26th March: 9am-9.30am Y4
2.30pm-3pm: Y2
2.30pm-3pm: Y6
*27th March Stay and Play: 8.30am Pre-school & nursery
2.30pm Reception
2.15pm Year 3 Class assembly

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


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

BANK HOLIDAY - school is closed to all pupils on this day: Monday 6th May 2024
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Our school value of 'Be Original' teachers the children to never stop asking questions and always seek out the answers.

#beboriginal #readyfortheworld
This is a book that celebrates the spirit of curiosity and encourages kids to courageously ask their hard questions "Why can't people live on the moon?" "Can I be president when I grow up?" "What makes a person good?" These are just some of the questions that come from one little girl with twinkling eyes and a curious mind. When the girl finds that her big questions make some people uncomfortable, she stops. But then she learns that her questions can solve problems and that asking questions is how we learn and grow.

Muddy Bairns Open Evening

Last Wednesday, we held an open evening for our Muddy Bairns provision. It was a great success with many people attending.

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: Arthur, Rhys, Annie, Ben, Eliza, Tommy
Year 2: Harlow, Junior, Luke, Michael, Bailey, Nawaz, Finlee, Cruz, Joshua, Tyler
Year 3: Lennon, Billy, Mason, Evie, Scarlett, Leo
Year 4: Ella, Rubi, Sunny, Gracei-Ella, Mason, Micaely, Zack, Olivia
Year 5: Ayla, Mason, Sophie, Paige, Macey, Abby, Eryn
Year 6: Freya, Summer, Ava, Isobelle, Vinnie

Shrove Tuesday

On Tuesday, many of our children celebrated Shrove Tuesday by making pancakes.

Attendance & Punctuality

Attendance and punctuality really do matter.
It is well known that good school attendance affects a child’s success in learning and helps to fulfil their potential and give a chance of a better future. Please take some time to read the parent/carer leaflet that was emailed to you this half term and take note of the number of hours missed learning that occurs when children don't attend school or when they are late for school.
Please remember that if you are struggling to get your child into school, ring or email us; we will come to your home to help you to get your child into school.

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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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