We are very proud of the valuable contributions, which our Year 6 children make to life and learning at Greenfield. We have high expectations for the children at the top of our school and trust them with responsibilities.
Greenfield has a long history of Head and Deputy Boys and Girls and this year these positions are held by Charlie Walker, Esther Evans, George Westley-Smith and Grace Park-Davies. These children were elected to these positions in our Head Boy and Girl Elections last June following the country’s General Election. In true democratic tradition each child and each adult in our school had one vote and our school hall became a polling station as we voted for the candidates on our ballot papers. We are planning to do the same this year with our current Year 5 pupils.
We trust our Year 6 pupils to help our school to run as smoothly as possible. A team of Year 6 Playleaders go into lunch early and then spend the lunch hour helping out, playing with and taking care of our Reception and Year 1 children. We all know that lunchtimes at Greenfield would not be so successful without our Playleaders. If you ever have to ring up our school at lunchtime, your call will be answered by one of our Year 6 Secretaries. You may not realise that they are children because they do such a professional job. When callers are put through to me, they regularly compliment our Secretaries on their politeness and efficiency. Year 6 pupils also work as Digital Leaders, who check that PC’s and printers are working. I would especially like to thank Sophia Kelly and Grace Park-Davies for their reliability in organising and distributing the registers every morning.
This year we have introduced Year 6 Prefects, who perform the important role of helping younger children in the cloakrooms at the start of the day.
Each child at Greenfield is in a House and these are led by Year 6 House Captains (a boy and a girl) and Vice Captains (a boy and a girl). Year 6 pupils can stand for election by all the children in their house at the start of the school year. They have to give a speech and say what they will do if they are elected. Captains and Vice Captains monitor housepoints weekly across the school, hold termly House meetings and organise teams for our regular Maths and Spelling assemblies. We shall be showcasing our four Houses (Foley, Lyttleton, Stevens and Webb) in forthcoming newsletters, so please check who is leading your own child(ren)’s House.