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

Mrs Ele Dobson- Headteacher

World Nursery Rhyme Week at Greenfields

Children at Greenfields have been taking part in World Nursery Rhyme Week. Nursery Rhymes play an important part in child hood development as well as being lots of fun.
The children have been learning all about those classic rhymes that can get lost in a world of ipads and technology.
Look at the fun our Nursery children had trying to help out poor old Humpty Dumpty!
#bebrave (Humpty!)
The Kings men and Kings horses have to come to help Humpty!
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Maybe glue would be a better way to put him back together again?!

Muddy Bairns

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Last week we shared with you our exciting news about a new childcare provision we will be offering in school after Christmas in response to many families who have requested more flexible childcare and alternative ways to access our Early Years provision.

We have had lots of interest, so please don't leave it too late to get in touch to secure additional sessions.

Muddy Bairns will be offering both funded and paid for nursery and childcare places for children who are 2, 3 and 4 years old through the introduction of our unique outdoor nursery provision held here at Greenfields.

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...where the mud will wash off, but the memories will last a lifetime...

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Can you help us?

As we approach the festive period, this year you may find yourself doing more online shopping than you have before.

We have signed our school up to the charity The Giving Machine which allows you to raise free donations every time you shop online with over 2,000 retailers (including Amazon) by going through The Giving Machine website... there's no catch, it really is that simple.

Set up a Giver account on The Giving Machine and then just visit The Giving Machine website, desktop reminder or mobile app and click on the retailer link you want to shop at. Purchases generate a donation which will show on your account summary once processed by our Machine.

Thank you!

Anti-bullying Week 2020

The theme for Anti-Bullying Week 2020 was: United Against Bullying.

Across the school we have talked about what bullying is and the different forms of bullying. we talked about ways to help people and in every class we've thought about ways to be kind.


Ready for the World


This week we say a very big well done to the following children who have earned themselves a Ready for the World award. The children who gain these awards have demonstrated outstanding learning behaviours.

Lydia in Year 4 for ~ being original ~ in English
Jack in Year 4 for ~ being brave ~ in English
Luke in Year 5 for ~ being brave ~ in English
Keira in Year 5 for ~ being original ~ in English
Ronnie in Year 1 for ~ being amazed ~in English
Klay in Year 1 for ~ being amazed ~in English
Jesse in Year 1 for ~ being amazed ~in English

Congratulations! We are very proud of you!


On Friday 20th November we have organised a special treat for our KS2 children for settling back to school so well after the holidays.

Andy, from Andrew Cartwright Football, will be doing a session with each class over the course of the day. He will be following our risk assessment for PE resources and infection control.

Please make sure that your child comes in their PE kit on this day- joggers and a school jumper as the sessions will be outside.

Thank you Andy!
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Year 3

Children in Year 3 have been poets this week writing their own poetry after studying a collection of poems by Rachel Rooney. The poems are all about children in a classroom. Our Year 3's have written poems all about themselves- aren't they fabulous!

Year 4

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This week in science the children built and labelled a model of the digestive system. I was very impressed with the accuracy of the diagrams they made. Well done Year 4- we hope it didn't put you off your dinner!
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...and finally...

We're looking forward to seeing 2DL on Monday... we've missed you!!
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...be brave...

“When people are protecting something truly special to them, they become as strong as they can be”
This week can you tell us about someone or something that is really special to you? Why are they special? Perhaps you could write us a poem, draw a picture or write a short paragraph. We look forward to seeing them!
Why not share your stories with us on our social media pages.
@GreenfieldsCPS -Twitter
GreenfieldsCps - Instagram
Greenfields Community Primary - Facebook

~ confront your fears and take a chance… mistakes are the best lessons ~
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Reading recommendation

Mrs Armer and Mrs Turnbull in Nursery have done our reading recommendation for this week. Classic Nursery Rhymes illustrated by Dorothy M Wheeler.
"We have been looking at nursery rhymes this week, but this book is so beautifully illustrated it would be perfect for all ages. We looked at the characters in nursery rhymes and found out that quite often they had to #bebrave!"

REMINDER Communication

Ways to contact us at school:

Telephone:0191 643 2801

Telephone for absence: 0191 643 2801 - Please press 1 for the absence line, when prompted

If your child or a member of their household develops symptoms of COVID19 or you have received your test result, please use the email:

Office email for copies of letters or emails that you may have missed or general information about your child’s class:

parentsandcarers@ greenfieldsprimary.org.uk
This email is monitored by a member of the Senior Management Team. Please use this if you have a question or query which is specific to your child. We can then direct your query to the right person within school.

I’m always keen to hear any suggestions or comments about school, so that we can work in the best interests for all the children at Greenfields.

Please do not contact us via the gateway app as this is not monitored and we might not get to your query as quickly as you would like.

Information for Parents


Please can you help us keep your children safe whilst on our school site by observing the following guidelines:

~ dogs should stay outside the main gate and not be brought onto our site
~ vaping, smoking or any form of e-cigarette is not permitted on any part of our site

~ whilst you are waiting to collect your children, please make sure if you have toddlers that they are with you at all times


Please can you park respectfully whilst on our site. Parents and carers should not park on the hatched areas or on the double yellow lines. If you are asked to move please speak to our staff respectfully they are there to maintain the safety of all of our children.
We are now looking into limiting the times we allow vehicular access to our site.

Christmas at GCPS

This week Mrs Wilson asked for help and as always we got this help from you, our local community. Reception and Year 1... Have you all received your exciting letters?

Thank you to Dan from XL Media for your support.

We can't wait to work with you!

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Next week we will share with you details of our Christmas preparations... watch this space!
Headteacher's blog can be found here

Follow us!

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