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

Mrs Ele Dobson- Headteacher
Back to school

Back to school

Finally! At last! We can't wait!

We can't wait to welcome you all back to school on Monday. Earlier this week we sent out information to parents and carers to give you updated guidance for the reopening of school. This included information about a relaxation of our school uniform policy, the one way system around the school and time tables for outdoor learning and PE.

We will be keeping all of the systems in school under constant review, however, as we come back together on Monday I would like to take this opportunity to thank you in advance for supporting us in keeping our whole community safe.

There will be staff situated around the site to help you navigate the new one-way system, so if you are stuck, please don't hesitate to ask.

...only 3 more sleeps!


KS1 and Reception Football

On a Friday afternoon, Andy Cartwright will be holding sessions for our Reception and KS1 classes. Our younger children missed out on the session that took place before Christmas.. however, it'll be well worth the wait.

Children will need to come to school in their PE kit.

Friday 12th March
1.00pm - 1.45pm Reception
1.45pm - 2.30pm 1AW

Friday 19th March
1.00pm - 1.45pm 2JI
1.45pm - 2.30pm 2DL

International Women's Day

On Monday 8th March we will all be celebrating International Women's Day. This year, the theme is to 'Choose to Challenge'. All of our children will be spend the day learning about the inspirational women of the world.

Children in Year 6 are in for an extremely special surprise... Professional Women's Footballer, Charlotte Flemming will be joining you via zoom in the afternoon. Charlotte who is only 19 has played for England and has just been signed from Chelsea Women's to Leicester. She is a fabulous example of someone who has challenged herself to fulfilled her dreams. I can't wait!


Lateral Flow Tests for families

You can get twice-weekly rapid lateral flow COVID-19 test if you are symptom free, if you are a member of a household, childcare bubble or support bubble of:
  • A member of staff who work in a primary school or secondary school or
  • A pupil who attends primary or secondary school.
Twice weekly testing is available through the following:
Please note this does not apply to:
Secondary school pupils, and primary and secondary school staff, who should take twice-weekly tests using home test kits provided by their school.
Primary school pupils, as they should NOT be subject to regular asymptomatic testing and only to need to come forward for tests if they have symptoms.

How to collect a home test kit from a collection point in North Tyneside
  1. Test kits can be collected from the local test sites located at The Parks Leisure Centre, Terrace Room, Howdon Road, North Shields or Coronation Street Care Park, Wallsend between the hours of 1pm and 7pm you do not need an appointment. Other collection test sites are available and can be found here: COVID Test Finder (test-and-trace.nhs.uk)
  2. You can collect two packs of 7 rapid lateral flow self-test kits per individual and up to a maximum of 4 packs where justifiable for example for very large or extended families.
  3. Each individual must register the test and record the results at home, using the NHS website or through the 119 call centre for positive, negative and void results.
  4. Any individual who undertakes a test at home and reports a positive lateral flow self-test MUST undertake a further test to confirm the result by ordering a PCR test online or by booking to attend for a PCR test at a local test site here: https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test

World book Day (at Greenfields!)

You may be aware that 'World' book Day took place on 4th March this year. In light of the government’s announcement, we decided to postpone our World Book Day celebrations to next week so that we can celebrate it altogether in school as we know how special this day is.

This means that on Monday will be our World Book Day celebrations culminating in a World Book Day dress up on Friday 12th March where children can come into school dressed as their favourite book character.


After school Clubs

In all of the feedback we receive from parents and carers you tell us that you would like to have more opportunities for your children to access after school clubs. We are busy planning some new clubs as the guidance allows for after Easter, so please watch this space.

On Mondays 3:45pm the specialist PE teachers will still be running a virtual PE club for KS1, you can use the same zoom link as before.

On Thursdays 3:45pm the specialist PE teachers will still be running a virtual dance session for Year 6, you can use the same zoom link as before.

For now, the Monday clubs run by teachers will not be on whilst we settle children back into their normal routines!

Parking for Blue Badge holders

We appreciate that we have some families who are blue badge holders and that the change to the entrance and exit points may cause difficulties. From Monday 8th March, those parents and carers who are blue badge holders will be permitted to park in the old staff car park. Mr Watson will be positioned at the gates from 8.45am – 9.10am and will open the gates for those who have a blue badge. The same will happen at the end of the day; Mr Watson will be at the gates from 3.00pm-3.25pm. You will be required to present your blue badge, so if it is not visible you will be asked to show it.

Thank you for your on going support.
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as long as one

...be original...

“ ... as long as one keeps searching the answers will come..."

This week our family challenge focus is about searching for answers. The last 12 months has forced us all to seek for answers- have you found any to the questions you had?

You can share your stories with us via our social media platforms and via google classroom or seesaw.

@GreenfieldsCPS -Twitter
GreenfieldsCps - Instagram
Greenfields Community Primary - Facebook

~ never stop asking questions...seek out the answers ~
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Reading recommendation

"Does my Gold fish know who I am" by a selection of experts

This is a compendium of answers to fabulous questions poised by children. Answering the questions are some of our 'greatest minds'!


Pebble trail

Ready to welcome you all back on the 8th is the most beautiful display of your pebbles down the drive. They looked fabulous in the Spring sunshine. Can you see yours?


Reminders for families


We have set up year group email addresses if you need to speak directly with your child's teacher.

You will still be able to use this email address when we come back to school.

If you have any non-urgent enquiries, the quickest way to have these resolved is via our 'parentsandcarers' email address. Please avoid coming to our school office as we are still restricting non-essential visitors into school.

Thank you for your support with this.

Training Day for staff

Friday March 26th is a staff training day. School will be closed to all children on this day.


progress meetings
Parents’ Progress Meetings will take place on the week beginning 22nd March. Later this term we will send you some information about how we will contact you for these meetings.

The Virtual Yard

We are aware that we have and continue to send out a lot of information. As busy families it can be hard to find in the information to refer to especially, if it is within an email. We have set up the ‘virtual yard’ which is a Google classroom space where all the information sent to parents is held. We hope that this is helpful to you. To join the yard please either click the link below, or use the code:



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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