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Coronavirus Updates

We have added a new HOME LEARNING tab to the main menu. Everything that we upload will also appear on the home page, but this tab organises everything by year group. Don’t forget to keep checking the “Ideas for Everyone” page too – there will be plenty of good suggestions appearing on there. Mrs Baird also has some tricks up her sleeve to support our health and wellbeing…

Please click the links below to read the latest updates from school around Coronavirus.

Letter to Parents and Carers 01/04/20

Key Workers Letter

Closure Letter – including home learning and contact details during closure

Home Challenge Leaflet (whole school)

Home Challenge Leaflet (Y6)

School Closure Letter 19/03/20

Free Loan of Musical Instruments 18/03/20

Coronavirus Letter 17/03/20

We will continue to post letters and updates on the website as the situation develops.

Many thanks,

Mr Wirth

Online Safety

As you might expect, online safety forms a key part of our ICT curriculum; it’s undoubtedly one of the biggest issues facing our children as they navigate the modern world and become young adults.

To support the work we do in school, we’d like to point parents and carers towards some valuable resources. Please take the time to explore these links and to discuss online safety with your child. As ever, if you have any concerns or questions, don’t hesitate to contact us in school.

Parent Guides – these guides from National Online Safety are a fantastic way to learn about the latest games, trends, opportunities and risks online. We’ll also send out paper copies of these from time to time.

CEOP – CEOP is the National Crime Agency’s site dedicated to protecting children online.

NSPCC Online Safety – a useful bank of resources

Rotherham Power – Rotherham’s own online safety portal is really worth a read. It pulls together some of the best information available online.

Questions to Start a Conversation – click here to download the poster.

Sheffield Schools Bouldering Competition

For the first time ever this year, we entered the Sheffield Schools Bouldering Competition at the Climbing Works, Sheffield. Our qualification round was just before half term and what a day we had! The children were absolutely incredible on the wall. They had a great time learning a new sport and really impressed the staff at the centre. Although we didn’t make the finals this time, it’s clear that Greenlands has some future climbing talent. Well done everybody!

Robins get a special visit from Firefighter Laing

This week Robins are reading a book called ‘Dragon Post’.  The story is about a boy called Alex and his pet Dragon.  Unfortunately, the Dragon keeps burning objects and so Alex writes a letter to the Fire Service to ask for help.

Robins have been learning about the job of a firefighter and today, we were lucky enough to have a real life firefighter come to our classroom to visit us and to teach us about fire safety. Mr Laing made the afternoon a lot of fun and we even got to wear his helmet and have a go at using a fire extinguisher too!

Reading with Robins!

What a lovely way to start a day! Lots of grown ups reading to us and also listening to us read to them. This happens every Wednesday morning in our classroom and it is something we look forward to.   Here are a few photographs from last week.

What a ‘scorching’ start to the year in Robins!

From making our own ice lollies to drinking hot chocolate with marshmallows, Robins have had a fun-filled and busy start to the year. We launched our topic ‘Fire and Ice’ with an amazing Wow day where we made beautiful snowflakes, caused volcanoes to erupt, used a variety of media to make giant flames and played ‘ice’ hockey too. Robins have settled in very well to their new routines and are already making super progress. In our English lessons, we have been looking at explorers, reading a book entitled ‘The Great Explorer’ by Chris Judge. We even had a go at hot-seating in a drama lesson and two of the characters came to visit our classroom (see the photos). We have made parachutes, drawn our own numberlines outside in maths lessons and have been dancing like penguins. We have also sorted clothes into those that you would wear in a hot country and those which are more appropriate for a cold country. Today we have been learning how to find the Arctic and the Antarctic, using globes, maps and atlases. What a fantastic start to the new academic year. Well done Robins!!

 

 

Thank You!

We are blown away by the generosity and thoughtfulness of our Y6 parents, who have given staff this beautiful artwork and hamper, along with a very touching card. We were already feeling pretty emotional sending our fab Snowy Owls on their way so this tipped a few of us over the edge! What a thoughtful gesture; thank you all so much.

*New* Anston Greenlands Parent Forum

‘Everyone’s a reader… some just haven’t found their favourite book yet’ – KS1 Book Club celebration

Over the last few months, several children from Year 1 and 2 have been taking part in a Book Club. They have enjoyed reading several books, have written detailed book reviews and have attended several meetings where they have discussed elements of the books and have shared their opinions on the various texts. This week, we ended Book Club with a celebration event.  We played games and shared our views on books and authors. There was also an opportunity to take part in a competition to design an alternative book cover with some super new books as prizes. Well done to all the participants, we have had lots of fun sharing our love of books together.

Rain rain come and stay, Robins are going out to play!

The wet and dismal weather did not manage to put Robins off having lots of fun during our Forest school lesson. Dressed for the weather in our waterproofs, we made dens with tarpaulins for shelter, we hunted for worms, slugs and snails and we had lots of fun using the rainwater to help us to create mud art. We made sculptures, we drew pictures, we let our imagination go wild, making pretend cups of tea, mudcakes and just generally having a great time splashing in the puddles. At the end of the session we had a special treat, we slid down a water slide whilst giving our feedback on the session. As you can imagine all the comments were favourable!

“I loved finding the worms”, “My favourite bit was playing in the puddles”, “It was brilliant making the dens and hiding in the woods”, were just a few of the comments from the children.

 

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