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

Mrs Gemma Robertson - Headteacher


We all had an amazing and magical time at the Theatre Royal last week. It was the perfect way to start the festive season in school!

Forest School

Year 4 have been enjoying Forest School over the past few weeks, the cold weather certainly hasn't put them off!
Y4 forest school

The Return of Gilly!

Our cheeky elf Gilly returned to Greenfields on the 1st of December. He has been reeking havoc around school; I wonder what he'll do next week?
Over the next two weeks, there are lots of festive things happening in school. Please see below for reminders:

  • Tuesday 13th December - Thursday 15th December: PTA Santa's Grotto, after school 3.30pm-4.30pm. If you want to purchase a ticket, please go to the school office.
  • PTA Christmas Fayre: Wednesday 14th December Key Stage 1 (Years 1&2): 9:30am-10:15 Nursery and Reception: 10:30am-11:15am
    Years 3 & 4: 1:15pm-2pm
    Years 5 & 6: 2:15pm- 3pm Families are welcome to join their children at the allocated time slots.
  • Christmas Performances: 19/12/22 - 9.30am Y1 & 2 show 1.30pm reception show 20/12/22 - 9.15am reception show 10am-11.30am Picollo for nursery and pre- school 1.30pm Y1 & 2 show 21/12/22 - 9.30am Y5 & 6 show 1.30pm Y3 & 4 show 5pm Y5 & 6 show 22/12/22 - 9.30am Y3 & 4 show 9.30am reception, Y1 & Y2 carols at St Columbas Church 1.30pm Y3, 4, 5 & 6 carols at St Columbas Church *Families to meet us at the church for the carol services*
  • Christmas Parties: 19/12/22 afternoon - Y3, 4, 5 & 6 20/12/22 afternoon - pre-school, nursery & reception 21/12/22 morning - nursery afternoon - Y1 & 2 *For morning parties children can come into school in their party clothes. For afternoon parties, children will need to bring their party clothes in a bag to get changed into at school*

Christmas Lunch & Jumper Day!

Chrostmas lunch
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Everyone learns by making mistakes and we encourage our children to have this mentality. It is ok to make a mistake; have the courage to try again tomorrow.

#readyforthe world

This book about courage shows that sometimes being brave is hard because others don’t want you to shine.
Anjali loves drumming on her tabla. But when her friend Deepak accuses her of showing off, Anjali is hurt. She makes a mistake on purpose, but that doesn’t stop Deepak from telling people Anjali is only getting attention is tabla class because she’s a girl.
Anjali is furious and hurt at the same time. She wants to win the upcoming music contest, but if she does will Deepak tease her even more? Anjali has to decide whether to “dim her light” or to shine like the star that she is. Recommended for ages 4 – 8.

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: Inara
Year 3: Alfie
Year 4BB: Bobby, Louis
Year 4KC: Amelia
Year 5: Olly, Vinnie
Year 6: Oliver
Every week in assembly, the class that has the best attendance or most improved attendance gets the attendance cup and the chance to chose a treat for the whole class.
Over the past two weeks our winners have been:
4KC & 5DC
Warm welcome

Warm Welcome

Every Monday morning at St Columbas Parish Church in Wideopen between 10am and 12pm, the Church hold a 'warm welcome'. This means that the Church is open to anyone who would like to go along for a hot drink and a scone or a piece of cake. There are craft activities to take part in or if you'd prefer you can simply read a newspaper or do a crossword in the quiet of the Church hall.
From January 2023, our 'toast club' will be free to all who attend. 'Toast club' entry is between 8.15am and 8.30am.
Rhythm time
Booking is now open for January 2023 Rhythm Time Classes!
Book via the website
If you have any questions email wendy.g@rhythmtime.org
With all of the winter bugs going around at the minute, here's a cribsheet from the UK Health Agency, to support you in knowing when you should keep your child off 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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