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

Mrs Ele Dobson- Headteacher

Singing in the Community

The Wideopen community have been throughly serenaded this week with carols and Christmas songs to spread a little bit of Christmas sparkle. Each class had a carol singing afternoon or morning in the grounds of our local care homes and next to the Co-op. The children in Year 4 had an extra special tret as Mr Coverdale accompanied them on his guitar.

We have had lots of messges of thanks and many members of the public have commented on the beautiful singing and the exemplary behaviour and the polite way in whcih the children conducted themselves and represented the school.

Well done to all of you!

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He's behind you!

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This week the children have been treated to a very special virtual viewing of The Emperor's New Clothes by the Northern Stage- afterall what's Christmas without a panto? For some of our younger children this was the irst time they had seen a panto- let's hope we can get them to the real thing next year!

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First ever Wideopen Nativity Trail

For something a little different over the holidays, we have teamed up with St Columba’s Church to put together a family Nativity Trail for you to follow together which takes you around Wideopen. Each class has made an art installation to represent part of the Nativity story.

Reception & Year 1 – Station 1 – The Angel appears to Mary
Year 2 – Station 4 – Journey to Bethlehem
Year 3 – Station 2 – The Magnificat
Year 4 – Station 6 – The announcement of the Angels
Year 4 – Station 9 – The wise men come
Year 5 – Station 5 – The Birth of Jesus
Year 5 – Station 7 – The Shepherds visit Jesus
Year 6 – Station 8 – Jesus is presented at the Temple: Simeon and Anna

Today you will be receiving a map to help you find your way around the trail. We’d love to see how many of you can get to all 9 stations... why not upload your pictures to our Twitter page?

There hs been a lot of information in the media about COVID19 at Christmas and the rules and regulations we should be following this Christmas. Please make sure that your plans for Christmas are inline with the government guidelines so that we can welcome everyone back to school in January healthy and ready to learn.

A letter was sent to parents and carers earlier this week explaining the steps you should take if your child receives a positive test result during the Christmas holiday.


Email the isolation email address with the following information:
Name of your child
Class your child is in
Date of the COVID19 test?
Does the child have symptoms? yes/no
What date did the child last attend school?
Name and contact information for parent/carer

Please remember that isolation time for close contacts has now been reduced to 10 days.
If there are chnges to the government guidance or information which would impact upon children returning to school, we will notify you via Twitter and Instagram in the fist instance.

We return to school on Monday 4th January 2021


Together at Christmas

This afternoon we came together as a school to have an afternoon of carols and Christmas songs on the yard. You won't believe who came? He must have heard our fantastic singing!

An enormous thank you to Mr Newbould, who I understand is a big friend of Santa and arranged for his visit. Thank you too to the GFPTA for providing selecion boxes for all the children.

Greenfields All Stars

Congratulations to all the children who had their name in the Greenfields All Stars raffle this half term. These children have managed to keep every single star in every single lesson of every single day... what a fantastic achievement that is!

Mrs Allan has thought really carefully about what prizes should go into this half term prize which will allow our very lucky winner to ...be brave...

This afternoon, Mrs Robertson and I pulled a name from a Santa hat this time. We are delighted to announce that the winner is...

Ruby in Year 4


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.

Kian in Year 4 for ~ being brave ~ in English
Chloe in Year 4 for ~ being brave ~ in English
Charlie in Year 5 for ~ being brave ~ in Art
Noah in Year 6 for ~ being original ~ in English

Congratulations! We are very proud of you!
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Muddy Bairns

Make sure you look out for our extremely smart signs which will be appearing on the roundabout at Sandy Lane advertsing our newest addition to Greenfields.

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.

We are enormously grateful to the GFPTA and a very merry band of vounteers who have worked tirelessly over the past couple of weks to ensure that our Muddy Bairns rooms look as fantastic as the children who will be accessing them.

If you would like to enquire about our new provision, please don't hesitate to contact us on the email address below. We are offering both half and full day childcare, with additional morning and after school wraparound in a flexible way to suit your needs

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

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...be brave...

“...take the step...”
This week we would like you to tell us about something about a brave step you ook and why it needed you to be brave to so it. How did it work out for you and what did you learn?
You can share your stories with us via our social media platforms and via google classroom.
@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

I have commandeered the book reccomendation slot this week for this beautiful book called "Maybe" written by Kobi Yamada and illustrated by Gabriella Barouch. Its a message for anyone who ever doubts how truly special they are.

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 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.
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Headteacher's blog can be found here

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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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