Friday, 22 June 2018

What's Coming Up (Wc 25.06.18)



July 2018
New Parents’ Meeting
Mon 02
Greneway’s Got Talent
19:00-21:00
Fri 06
Sports Day Track Finals
16:30-18:30
Tues 10
Transition Day
Thurs 12
PSHE Day
Fri 13
Y8 Celebration Evening
18:45-20:30
Weds 18
Y8 Leavers Disco
18:30-21:00
Thurs 19
Summer Term Ends 13:00
Fri 20











Greneway's News


Monday 18th June
Year 6 Isle of Wight School Journey
After an early start, Year 6 School Journey group made their way to the Isle of Wight for the week.   During their visit, they will be experiencing a number of different activities.  Monday afternoon started with a trip to the Isle of Wight Zoo!


Tuesday 19th June
Year 6 Cadbury World
Following the theme of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, year 6 activity week pupils made their way to Cadbury World on Tuesday.  They enjoyed the opportunity to discover how their favourite chocolate bars are produced and even sampled a few for themselves.  The visit was voted a great success.
Year 6 in the Isle of Wight
Year 6 enjoyed a trip to Blackgang Chine then a theatre workshop and performance.

Lego Club
Lego Club, run by Mrs Richards and Mrs Trinder, has proved popular this year.  Here some of the models made by pupils from across the years groups:

 

 

Wednesday 20th June

Year 6 Matilda Theatre Trip

On Wednesday, the year 6 activity week group made a trip to London to see Matilda.  For many of the group, it was the first time they had had the opportunity to see a West End Show.  Pupils were amazed at the performance and came away ‘buzzing’ especially by the performances of such young actors.  What an amazing week year 6 are having! 

Year 6 Isle of Wight Trip
Year 6 pupils in the Isle of Wight enjoyed taking to the water!



Thursday 21st June

Year 6 Visiting Sculptor Visit - Darcy Turner
Darcy Turner, sculptor and inventor spent the day with year 6 helping them to develop some amazing sculptures using wire and tape - their inventiveness knew no bounds as is shown in the creations below:

 




Year 6 in the Isle of Wight - Fossil Hunting on Thursday








Year 8 Author/Illustrator Visit - James Mayhew
Thursday saw the return of James Mayhew to Greneway.  James, a world renowned author and illustrator, took year 8 pupils through the processes he goes through when writing and illustrating a children’s picture book.  He mesmerized the audience by telling a story and illustrating it as he spoke.  Year 8 will now put his ideas into action when they develop their own books for younger readers. 

After working with all of year 8, James led a whole school assembly.  

Our thanks must go to the Friends of Greneway School (FoGS) who supported this event that enriched the learning of all pupils in the school.









Friday 22nd June

Year 6 Picnic in the Park
To end their exciting week, year 6 activity week pupils had a picnic in the park.
Many thanks to Miss Gifford and Mrs Kennedy who took a lead to develop such a fun week for those pupils who did not attend the residential journey.


Starting next week










Book of the Week

If you enjoy….Adventure with a touch of humour

‘Don’t shoot me!’  The driver swore (as predicted) and turned around (as predicted) and swore again when he saw Jack, sitting up with the tartan blanket around his shoulders.  He didn’t follow the last prediction, though, and shoot Jack in the head.
‘What the hell?!’ he yelled. ‘Who are YOU?’

Jack Mattingly is a genius.  He has an IQ of 170.  He speaks fluent Mandarin and Latin and he can calculate the square root of 1,673,549 in his head.  But when Jack’s parents’ car is hijacked, with him inside it, for once he’s clueless.

A brilliant adventure book that will make you laugh written by an award winning author.  Suitable for all year groups.


Essential E-Safety




Have you ever wondered how to teach your children how to spot fake news?

Teach children to ask themselves these questions:

     Does the story sound believable?
     Do other sites have the same facts and figures?

     Has it been reported on the radio, TV and in more than one reputable newspaper?
     Does the photo or video look normal?
     Does the website look professional or does it use poor quality graphics?
     Is some of the text written in caps– usually a sign of sensationalism – or feature lots of exclamation marks?
     Does the website have an About Us or a Contact section?
     Does it have a standard address such as .org, co.uk or .com?
If the answer to any of these questions is 'no', encourage your child to check the story again before spreading the word. We all need to be more discerning and critical – we can’t afford to take the news at face value any more.
For more information and advice: http://parentinfo.org/article/fake-news-who-can-you-trust

Garden House Hospice



Friday, 15 June 2018

What's Coming Up (Wc 18.06.18)



June 2018
Y6 IOW School Journey Week
Mon 18
Y6 Roald Dahl Visit
Tues 19
Y6 Matilda Visit
Weds 20
Y6 Visiting Sculptor
Y8 Picture Book Project
– James Mayhew
Thurs 21
July 2018
New Parents’ Meeting
Mon 02
Greneway’s Got Talent
19:00-21:00
Fri 06
Sports Day Track Finals
16:30-18:30
Tues 10
Transition Day
Thurs 12
PSHE Day
Fri 13
Y8 Celebration Evening
18:45-20:30
Weds 18
Y8 Leavers Disco
18:30-21:00
Thurs 19
Summer Term Ends 13:00
Fri 20











Greneway's News

Monday 11th June
French School Journey
After an early morning start from Royston, the group of pupils from Year 8 had a smooth crossing across the Channel on their journey to Grandcamp Maisey in Normandy.  During the week, pupils have visited the Bayeaux Tapestry, the American War Cemetery, Omaha Beach and other second world war related sites.  A highlight has also been trying out their French in the the local markets and cafes.

They have had an amazing time and will have many stories to share when they return this evening (Friday).

Many thanks to Mrs Smith who coordinated the trip and to Mr Graves, Mr Judge, Mr & Mrs Foulger and Mr Gill for their hard work during the week.





Tuesday 12th June
Year 5 News
Radiodromes

This is an article by Freddie Rouse but not possible without Mr Linnane’s maths group.

What is a radiodrome?
A radiodrome is all about Curves of Pursuit. This is when you get a curve only using straight lines! On my Year 5 TEAM post there is a stop motion animation about how to make one. You may need to stop the video at some points!

Here are some examples of different ones, and the start of some of them.


Wednesday 13th June

Year 8 at the Mont Saint-Michel



Thursday 14th June

Year 8 Activity Week - Clacton
Some Year 8 pupils were involved in an activity week this week when they followed a different timetable.  A highlight of the week was a day trip to Clacton and Walton on the Naze.  As well as carrying out observations related to tides and the seashore, year 8 found time to enjoy an ice cream and visit the pier.

Thank you to Mrs Chappell, Mr Hirst, Mr Crook, Mrs Crosby, Mrs Massmann-Brown and Mrs Collard for all their hard work in the organisation beforehand and on the day.




Friday 15th June

Allotment News
All growing well - especially the potatoes.  Plenty of weeding and watering needed at the moment as well as planting out tomato plants. Thank you to Mrs Richards for supplying the tomato plants.





Book of the Week

If you enjoy….Animal books
A thick white blanket covers the wide slopes of the band of hills known as the Razorback Downs...Podkin is the son of a warrior chieftain. He knows that one day it will be up to him to lead his warren and guard it in times of danger. But for now, he's quite happy to laze around annoying his older sister Paz, and playing with his baby brother Pook. Then Podkin's home is brutally attacked, and the young rabbits are forced to flee. The terrifying Gorm are on the rampage, and no one and nowhere is safe. With danger all around them, Podkin must protect his family, uncover his destiny, and attempt to defeat the most horrifying enemy rabbitkind has ever known.

A lovely book that reminded me of Watership Down. Winner of the Best Story Blue Peter Book Award 2017 and suitable for all year groups.  Watch for the surprise at the end.


Essential E-Safety




Do follow the link to an eSafety newsletter that is especially for parents.  This month it includes useful information about YouTube and how to keep our young people safe.






http://www.esafety-adviser.com/latest-newsletter/