FROM THE EXECUTIVE HEADTEACHER

Welcome to Greenside

GREENSIDE FILM FACTORY

Monday 7th June 2021

Dear Greenside Parents/ Carers

Welcome to summer term 2! 

I’d like to wish you all a wonderful few weeks ahead with us as we head towards the summer holidays.

Our lovely Y6 students will be enjoying their last few weeks with us (where did the years go?) and we are all hoping that life will get ‘back to normal’ after 21st June and our world will be unlocked even more.

I hope you had a restful half term and managed to listen to our podcast on Friday 28th May – I know James Tilden and Christina Morra are enjoying making them and it’s a great way to involve our students in sharing our news.

Our next Multi-media Newsletter will be published as a letter/ podcast and Instagram special on Friday 25th June. We will share our Teaching Team for the next academic year and any news about end of term events including Sports Day and Graduations. Meanwhile I’d like to share a few updates:

STAR Days Plans

Please see our STAR Day plans for summer 2 on our website. Our new films and concepts to be studied are all available here and you can see the types of assignments we will be covering too. Of course, if you have any questions about the ideas or how we are teaching English & Maths please just check in via email with your daughter/ son’s Class Teacher. We are so mindful that we have not been able to share our methods in this strange academic year.

Relationship & Health Education 

Please look out for a google form asking for your views on the new guidance on RHE at Greenside. As we have shared previously nothing new to us, but we will, of course, let you know what concepts will be covered next year and invite your thoughts, comments, and ideas.

Oliver!

Rehearsals will begin in earnest now and tickets will be on sale after 21st June (or as soon as we get the latest Government guidance on outside events planned for June. Fingers crossed our outside performance will be on the ‘green’ list and at 6.00pm on Monday 28th June we will all be outside together in the early evening sunshine singing and watching our great performances. Meanwhile we will be ‘reviewing the situation’ and will get back to you asap! We have a full rehearsal on Thurs 10th June so please, if you are able, check lines with our little ones before then.

Nursery & Reception performers are all set for rehearsals now and our Backstage Team will be super busy over the next few weeks

Summer CPD Days

Our summer CPD Days will take place on Thursday 24th June and Friday 25th June – please be back bright and early on Monday 28th June for the dress and technical rehearsals of Oliver

Breakfast Club, After School Clubs & After School Provision

We are delighted to be able to move our breakfast club provision onto the next stage. Following a successful small scale offer last half term, we have been authorised to open up the provision further. 30 families are now accessing the breakfast club based on a first come, first served basis after completing our Google Form that was sent out. Students can arrive at Greenside at 8.00am where they will receive a lovely, healthy breakfast which will get their day off to a great start. We are hoping to be able to open this up even further after the summer holidays. We also plan to trial the After School Provision this half term too if possible. We will be in touch with further information asap. All normal after school sports clubs will begin in Week 1 for those who have signed up and paid. If you have not yet managed to do so, please contact the office – admin@greensideschool.org. Thanks – Robin

Greenside Uniform

Please can we remind you all to make sure your daughter/ son’s names are marked clearly in all items of their uniform. We have so many items ‘lost’ each week that are unmarked and almost impossible to return to the rightful owners – thanks!

See you all at the gates soon, I hope.

Best wishes

Karen