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

Mrs Ele Dobson- Headteacher

"...everyone can play..."

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This week we invited musicians from the North East Music Foundation into school as part of our "...everyone can play..." commitment.

In KS1 the children were fascinated to hear a variety of woodwind instruments and find out a little bit more about how you play them. In KS2 we came together to learn about piano playing and guitars.

We have sent home a letter to allow you to express an interest in learning how to play a musical instrument in school.

We will be offering penny whistles and recorder lessons in KS1 and keyboards and ukele lessons in KS2. We have lots of instruments in school, so don't worry if you don't have one.

Make sure you send your letters back to school!

No dramas at Greenfields!

Next week our children in are going to begin a series of drama workshops starting with Year 1. We are very lucky to have Stephen from Act2Cam to lead these sessions for the children. Act2Cam is a company who specialise in running drama classes and film camps for children at various venues
across the North East.

Stephen will also be running an afterschool drama club for children in Year 5 & 6 from 3:15pm-4:15pm on Wednesday evenings. Please make sure you have returned your letter if you would like to attend.

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He's behind you!

We've been so excited to finally be able to share with you our news about the panto this Christmas. I know the staff are so excited - we think it will really begin our Christmas celebrations in style!

Please make sure that if you have emailed parentsandcarers@greenfieldsprimary.org.uk if you may be available to attend on 23rd November. The payment for the visit is £9 via the school gateway.
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Musical Bairns!

This term our Muddy Bairns provision will be enhanced with some visiting specialists. Our Muddy Bairns were next to have the opportunity to begin a musical adventure... and didn't they enjoy themselves!

If you would like to find out more about our unique Muddy Bairns provision, or about Rhythm Time please contact:




Sessions are each Wednesday… Toddler session is 10:20am and Baby session is 11:10am.


Last chance for the bear!

You will remember that before the Summer holidays we opened out GFPTA raffle for a giant (and we mean giant) teddy bear. We still have a few tickets left. If you would like to buy one for a chance of winning please see the office.

Admissions now open!

The Local Authority online admissions portal has opened for Reception admission in 2022/23.

If you would like the opportunity to visit our Reception and see how we can support both you and your child in the earliest stages of their statutory schooling why not book a place on our open mornings.

The dates for the Autumn Term are:
Wednesday 6th October 2021 10am-12noon
Tuesday 19th October 2021 10am-12noon
Tuesday 2nd November 2021 10am-12noon
Thursday 25th November 2021 10am-12noon
Monday 6th December 2021 10am- 12noon

If your child is due to enter Reception next September, or you know someone who is intending to apply for a place, please don't leave applying for a place at Greenfields too late!

You can book at place by emailing:


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Recycle Week

We have had a fabulous week thinking about all things recycling and the importance of looking after our planet. Take a look at our twitter pages to see the wonderful and creative ways we found to recycle!

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Please be reminded that children should not be wearing any jewellery in school. This includes earrings. Clear plastic retainers for pierced ears are allowed. Staff will ask your child to remove their earrings if they are wearing them in school on the grounds of health and safety. Please can you help us by making sure that your child has removed their earrings before coming to school. We do have a small stock of clear plastic retainers for parents if you require them. Thank you in advance for your support with this.

Collection and Drop Off
Please be reminded that unless your child is in Y5 or Y6, they should be dropped off and collected by an adult.

If you give your child permission to leave our site without an adult please complete the google form which can be accessed here:

Please do not leave your child to wait at their door before our staff have opened it to welcome children. You must inform us via the office if the collection arrangements have changed for your child. We cannot accept another parent informing us that they are collecting your child at the end of the day. Thank you.

Payment for School Lunches
We have been contacted by a number of families unsure about the new North Tyneside payment system for school lunches. Joinos has been replaced by parentpay.

We would urge all of our parents to register with parentpay by emailing: parentpay@northtyneside.gov.uk (even if you are entitled to free school meals / universal infant free school meals) as this is not only an online payment facility but an important form of communication with the catering team at the Local Authority.

We are also aware in the roll out of this new system, some parents have received letters requesting payment. If you have any questions or queries relating to this please do get in touch and we can direct you to the correct department to help you.
Thank you

Be Amazed

Music makes the heart sing! Can you share with us your favourite music? It could be a song or a rhyme? Lots of you told us this week how you liked to play tunes with the instruments you could find at home. Don't forget...everyone can play!

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~ stay curious and follow your dreams... never lose your sense of wonder ~
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Reading recommendation

"Tabby McTat- The Musical Cat" Julia Donaldson

Our reading recommendation this week is a modern classic Tabby McTat. This lovely story all about Tabby and his son who just want to make music!



We are always here to take your feedback, help solve a problem or query. There are lots of ways you can contact us. Email is often the very best way to get through to us initially as our phones can be very busy. Please do not reply to messages you receive via the gateway app.

For all things relating to your children:

For comments and feedback:

For reporting a COVID test result or isolation:

For information relating to our Muddy Bairns provision:

For information relating to Stepping Stones our Out of Hours Provision for children in Reception-Y6:

For prospective families wishing to find out more information or to book a visit:

We also have Whatsapp groups for every year in school where parents can share information (and reminders!) specific to their year group. If you would like to join your year group Whatsapp, please contact us via the parentsandcarers@greenfieldsprimary.org.uk email for further details.

We pride ourselves on our communication with our families, so whatever it is that you need, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Staff may send messages to parents via seesaw, google classroom or text message, please make sure that you keep your contact details up to date with Mrs Wilson and Mrs McGarry in the school office.

Thank you

Toast club at 8:15am

It has been so lovely to see so many of you dropping your children early into school for toast at 8:15am.

If your child is in Reception -Y6 and you would like to bring your child for toast, please bring them to the front office from 8:15am. The cost of this service is £1 per day. Please pay at the office in the way in.

Thank you


Last week we awarded the first of our attendance awards- well done to all the children who were able to keep their attendance in the green zone.. it earned you some extra playtime. This week is another chance to win this very special prize!



Each week staff from each class will be awarding one of our very special 'Value' awards which is given in our end of the week celebration assembly. This half term, these very special awards will be awarded to children who have been able to demonstrate the core features of our values.
...be amazed value..
~ stay curious and follow your dreams... never lose your sense of wonder ~


Access to remote learning

Staff have been sending home details of how to sign up to your new class on google classroom. Please make sure that you have done this as any remote learning will be using this platform.

If you need some help to do this, Mrs Allan will be able to help. You can contact her by emailing:
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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