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

Mrs Ele Dobson- Headteacher

Christmas has arrived at Greenfields!

On Wednesday the children were treated to a very special visit from one of Santa's lesser known, reindeer in waiting, Holly. Santa had written to all the children on Tuesday to explain that he wouldn't be able to make it this year, but instead he would send Holly so that the children could make sure he got their messages.

When the children arrived in school on Wednesday morning, to say that there was a sense of excitement in the air would be an understatement! Each class spent some time outside with Holly, finding out about reindeer, where they live, what they eat and of course how they fly(!)

The children were so courteous and well behaved during their sessions- they were a credit to the school; I think Santa would have been extremely impressed. I'm sure that Holly will tell him how very special Greenfields children are.
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Thank you Greenfields Community

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This half term we have have received an overwhelming amount of support from our local community taking the form of many different guises.

Our biggest project has been the development of some of our outdoor spaces completed entirely by volunteers and donations from local residents from Five Mile Park and businesses. A special thanks to Anthony at North East Stone Products on Sandy Lane for the very generous donation of a stone bird bath to enable the children to watch the birds.

Look at how fabulous our Reception garden is now looking thanks to Carly Wilson and Sharon Gibson, both parents in our school, who have worked so tirelessly in all weathers to build, paint, chop, dig and lay patio stones.

An enormous thank you to the following businesses who have supported us; you don't know how valued your help and support is to the children as well- thank you!
Brunswick Industrial Estate
Lease a Leaf
Scott Fencing
Huttons Traffic Management
Park Skips
DPC Plastreing
Brunswick Fencing
Brunswick Turf
BB Bathroom and Tiles
Classical Creations
Sanders Truck Hire
East Cramlington Recycling
File Mile Park Residents Group

@GCPSNursery, @GCPSReception, @GCPSYear1, @GCPSYear2, @GCPSYear3, @GCPSYear4, @GCPSYear5, @GCPSYear6
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Hearts for Homes

As this year has been so difficult, we are hoping to spread some inter-generational joy between our children and residents from local care homes. All of the children at Greenfields have completed a heart message for a resident in our local care homes.

It is important to us here at Greenfields that children's education extends beyond the academic, but supports them in developing strong values which enable them to become responsible citizens of the future.


Carols in the Community

Next week children will be taking it in turns to sing, outdoors in our local community. We have taken into full consideration the guidance from the government around performing arts and singing which states:

"The limits (relating to Tiers) do not apply where a legal exemption is relevant, for example for work purposes, the provision of voluntary or charitable services, or for supervised activities for under-18s."

Unfortunately, for this reason, we are unable to invite you to the venues as an audience.

Children should wear their school uniform (P.E kit, outdoor learning clothes).
Children will be allowed to wear Christmas accessories if they wish.
Monday - 4DC, 5EE, 6WB
Tuesday - 2DL, 4GH
Wednesday - 3KC, 5JS
Thursday - 2JI, 6AB
Last day of term carols
Friday 18th December - whole school carols on the yard, complete with a visit from someone very special!
Children are in school uniform.

Nativity Trail around Wideopen with St Columba's Church
From Saturday 19th December 2020- more information to follow

We return to school on Monday 4th January 2021

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.

Jack in Year 6 for ~ being original ~ in English
Cole in Year 6 for ~ being original ~ in English
Amelia in Year 1 for ~ being amazed ~ in History
Lucas in Year 1 for ~ being amazed ~ in History
Robyn in Year 1 for ~ being amazed ~ in History
Archie in Reception for ~ being bold ~ in Science
Jayden in Reception for ~ being bold ~ in Science
Athena in Reception for ~ being bold ~ in Science
Mason in Reception for ~ being bold ~ in construction

Congratulations! We are very proud of you!
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Year 1

Year 1 have had a fabulous time this week in our outdoor learning areas. You can see them sitting here around the fire-pit drinking hot chocolate and listening to stories.

Year 2

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In Year 2 we have been learning about living things and their habitats. In this lesson we looked at some of our local habitats like ponds and forests and constructed simple food chains using scientific vocabulary.
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...be brave...

“...make your vision so clear that your fears become irrelevant...”
This week we would like you to tell us about something that you hope to aspire to or something that you want to achieve... what is your vision for yourself?
You can share your visions 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

Miss Smith is recommending "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" by Clement C Moore and illustrated by N Puttapipat.
This is a classic Christmas poem and this beautiful version has gorgeous woodcut pop up pictures to make the words extra special.

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.

Have you signed up yet?

If you are doing your shopping online this year can you help us by shopping through The Giving Machine?

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.
Click on this link to take you directly to our charity page:


Thank you!

Christmas Presents

We have had some parents ask about whether we will be accepting presents this year. This is year has been a very difficult time for all of us, so please, do not buy gifts for staff.

Thank you

Christmas Dinner and jumper day

We have had a fabulous Christmas lunch today, complete with Christmas crackers...the children and staff look fabulous in their Christmas jumpers!

End of term plans

You may have seen on the news this week that the Government have made a suggestion that schools close a day early at the end of next week.

Greenfields will remain open on Friday 18th December as planned. Children are expected to be in school up until this date.

We have taken this decision based upon the short notice and impact this would have on parents and carers; we recognise that many of you are juggling childcare and we do not want to add any additional pressure for you.

Thank you for your on-going support.

Muddy Bairns

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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.

Muddy Bairns

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

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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