After last year’s snow disruption we are looking forward to an evening of seasonal community celebration with ‘Carols by Candlelight’ on Monday 17 December at 6.00 pm. We shall be entertained by our choir and individual and group performances from every child in our school who is learning a musical instrument. We are pleased to have so many keen young musicians at Greenfield, who are working hard to learn to play a range of instruments. Carols by Candlelight provides them with an opportunity to play in public and share their talents. The seasonal entertainment, including community carol singing accompanied by coffee and mince pies served by our brilliant Friends of Greenfield, should get everyone into the Christmas spirit.
Please do your best to join us for our Carol Service at St Thomas’ Church on Tuesday 18 December at 10.00 am. We are grateful to Reverend Andrew Sillis for welcoming us to the church again and look forward to a large Greenfield congregation coming together to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas.
We are happy for the children to come to school in party clothes for our Party Day on Thursday 20 December, the penultimate day of term. Our eagerly anticipated Greenfield’s Got Talent will take place in the morning and the class parties in the afternoon.
Many thanks to all our children for supporting Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day today and trying to make the world better by wearing a festive sweater! Our pupils in Reception and Key Stage 1 looked both smart and seasonal in a combination of uniform and Christmas jumpers for their theatre trip to watch ‘Pinocchio’ at the Old Rep, Birmingham. The performance was excellent and the children’s behaviour was immaculate.
Our last day of term on Friday 21 December will be a Christmas Mufti. So, please put those jumpers, antlers, tinsel, bells, Santa hats and elf outfits on for a colourful end to this excellent term.
Many thanks to all our children, families, friends and staff for turning out in such great numbers to support our Christmas Fayre last Friday. Weeks of hard work and preparation came to fruition in a splendidly successful and most enjoyable evening, which generated an amazing £3,635! All funds raised by the Friends go towards providing invaluable resources for our children and we are currently planning to improve our Fairy Garden play area in the Spring. We are very grateful to our Friends of Greenfield Team for all their efforts both before the event and on the night with so many active and supportive members. We would also like to express our thanks to our Year 6 pupils for working so well on the stalls and helping out as Santa’s elves.
Many thanks to all our parents and families for your support and generosity in preparing for this evening’s Christmas Fayre at Greenfield. The amount and the variety of ‘Jolly Bags’ last week was impressive; we clearly have some very thoughtful families, who have put together just the sort of things that our children will love to win. The response for bottles today was also excellent. Our Bottle Hoopla stall has become a well-known feature of our Christmas and Summer Fayres. Make you sure you have a few goes this evening and do your best to stock up your seasonal drinks cabinet! Don’t worry about grabbing a quick tea after work; just come along and have one of the delicious Turkey Baps with lashings of cranberry jelly. Our Christmas Fayre runs from 6.00 to 8.00 pm and we look forward to seeing as many of you there as possible. Feel free to bring your neighbours and friends.
It has been an absolute pleasure to watch our children performing in their Christmas Productions this week. It was hard to believe that our boys and girls in Reception have been in school for only twelve weeks, when we saw them acting, dancing and singing with such confidence in their excellent performance “A Christmas Nursery Rhyme”. Our children in Year 1 and Year 2 also entertained us brilliantly with their show “Christmas Around the World”. The costumes were superb, the acting was assured and the singing was brilliant. Many thanks to all our parents and grandparents for all your kind words of praise, we are glad that you enjoyed watching as much as the children did performing. Both shows prove just how talented our Greenfield children are, whether they perform individually or as part of a show’s cast. These performances also demonstrate how much our children can achieve through working with our superb, dedicated staff, who have such very high expectations for our children and do whatever it takes to ensure that each child achieves their full potential.
Parking on Hill Street is always very difficult but it is proving to be particularly problematic at the moment. There is much more space on the Greenfield Gardens side of our school and the walk across the park is much safer. We would be grateful if you could avoid parking on Hill Street. However, if you do have to park on Hill Street, please be considerate to our neighbours by driving slowly and not parking across driveways or other points of access, including our rear entrance on Faulkner Close. The yellow zig zag road markings at the front of our school are placed there to advise motorists not to wait or park on these lines for the safety of children. Our Neighbourhood Police Team and Police Community Support Officers will be in attendance over the next two weeks to discourage this dangerous practice. Please do your best to keep all our children safe!Due to space restrictions, parking on our staff car park at the beginning and end of the school day is reserved strictly for our staff, the parents of a small number of children with additional needs and our disabled visitors. Thank you for your cooperation.
Many, many thanks to our wonderful Friends of Greenfield for funding our new playground markings, which have been installed today. We hope you all agree that they have made our playground more colourful and exciting. The class representatives on our School Council have helped to choose a good mix of markings, which will not only challenge and develop our children’s sporting talents but also provide more opportunities for learning outside the classroom. On Monday, each class will have the chance to find out which activities the markings support and we look forward to hearing their feedback. If you follow the footprints around the perimeter and manage to complete 11 circuits you too can be a member of the Greenfield Daily Mile Club!
Next week sees our children in Early Years and Key Stage 1 on stage for their highly anticipated Christmas performances. We are looking forward to seeing our Year 1 and Year 2 show, ‘Christmas Around the World’, on Tuesday 4 December at 2.00 pm and at 6.30 pm. Our eagerly awaited Reception performance, ‘A Christmas Nursery Rhyme’, takes place on Thursday 6 December at 10.00 am and this will be the children’s very first time under the stage lights at Greenfield. All our children have amazed me with their ability to learn so many new songs so quickly and the quality of their singing, acting and dancing is superb. We hope to see as many parents and grandparents in the audiences as possible as you shall be in for a real treat.