FROM THE EXECUTIVE HEADTEACHER

Welcome to Greenside

GREENSIDE FILM FACTORY

19th April 2022

Dear Friends of Greenside

I am delighted to welcome you all to our Film Factory and to our website. We are ready to begin another exciting summer term with all the joys that being together onsite brings. 

We ended the spring term with a celebration of our Sustainable Film Crews sharing lots of knowledge about food and fashion and our students were so happy to invite families to listen to our podcast special, see our famous purple Crew Scrapbooks with questions, facts and reflections and ….. to taste our equally famous Greenside bread; baked in our incredible oven.

Our lovely Y6 students have 13 weeks left with us and we will make sure that every minute of that time is full of fun and new experiences: remember here at Greenside we believe that ‘learning is everything and everything is learning’ allowing us a whole array of World Ready & Test Ready days!

We are so happy that for the first time in several years our Y6 class will be able to go to Oxford for a residential trip – get packing soon Y6!

And so to our friends and potential families: We are oversubscribed in Nursery and Reception for September 2022. If you have been offered a place for September and you are reading this as one of our new families we will be in touch very soon with our arrangements to invite you to meet us again in the summer and to get ready for the next academic year. We offer you a very big and warm welcome to Greenside and look forward to seeing you all very soon!

With the movement amongst some of our families during the post-Covid period we now have a couple of places available in Y3, Y4 and Y5 at the moment. If you are interested in talking, visiting or applying please contact me asap: karenbs@greensideschool.org. If you know anyone looking for a local school please pass on this information.

We have one more term of our Year of Going Places – Journeys and we intend to travel as far and wide as we can – literally, metaphorically and through our journeys of discovery – celebrating 70 years of Greenside, Careers, Musicals and exploring the Queen’s platinum jubilee.

In our STAR Days we’ll be exploring movies that break film boundaries – some foreign language pieces, silent or subtitled, others that are black and white or have extraordinary soundtracks. 

Our journeys will take us out and about around London as we visit places linked to our films.

We are also super excited to be welcoming guests to talk with us about their jobs and careers over the next few Thursdays – from medicine to the Arts and Engineers to people who help us – amazing!

We’ll be exploring ‘big questions’ such as:  

How has the world of work changed over the last 70 years? 

How can we break stereotypes and bias in the workplace?

Should you have a career that brings you happiness above money?

In Summer 2 our learning will turn to Music and we cannot wait to share some big musical songs and extracts from some wonderful musicals with our families, including Singing in the Rain from 1952!

We will be working with Good Chance to fundraise for one of our favourite charities, and we have a wonderful day planned at The Leicester Square Comedy Theatre. Greenside is organizing a Dance Celebration for our London TEFAT academies and we will be performing an original piece of ballet choreographed by our fab students. On the day we’ll be collecting for Good Chance

We’re also getting ready to launch their next adventure involving flying some incredible kites! 

Watch this space for more information!

As always if you have any questions about anything we do at Greenside please do not hesitate to contact us and we will get back to you asap.

Wishing all our families, friends and anyone else sharing our website today a happy, safe and happy summer term 2022.

Karen

Karen Bastick-Styles – Executive Head (Greenside & Griffin)