Friday, 15 September 2017

What's Coming Up (Wc 18.09.2017)



September 2017
FoGS AGM
1900-2030
Weds 20
Shaping the New School:
Parents' Meeting at Greneway
1800
 Thurs 28
October 2017
Astronomy Roadshow
Mon 09
Open Event (Y4 to 5 Transition)
0915-1030

Open Event (Y4 to 5 Transition)
1800
Weds 11
Yrs 5, 6 & 7 Form Teacher Interviews
1600-1900
Thurs 19
Sponsored Laps Charity Event
Fri 20
Half Term
Mon 23-
Fri 27
Inset Day
Mon 30

Greneway's News

Monday 11th September

RSAT Proposals
On Monday, pupils and parents across Royston were briefed on the proposals for a new through school in Royston.  The school will take pupils from year five through to the end of their schooling housed within buildings that are already part of the Royston Schools’ Academy Trust.  The transition between the current schools and the new school will be led by Mrs Rawlings.  We look forward to pupils, parents/carers, staff, governors and the local community having a role in shaping this new school.  A meeting for parents is due to be held on September 28th, 6.30pm, Greneway site.  

A copy of the letters sent home can be found on the school website


Tuesday 12th September
Year 5 have settled well into Greneway.  As you can see from these images, it is hard to believe they’ve only been with us a week.  They are enjoying the full range of lessons and have thrown themselves into middle school life.







Wednesday 13th September

Photographs
It was lovely to see pupils looking so smart on Wednesday when the school photographer was in school.  Pupils had the opportunity to have individual photographs taken along with any family members who were at Greneway.  Proofs of the photographs will be available soon with details about how to purchase them in due course.


Science in the news update
Fracking - the future of energy or a disaster waiting to happen? Find out more: 



Thursday 14th September

Year 7 and 8 hard at work


Year 6 investigating the character of Bradley in the book ‘There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom by Louis Sacher.



Friday 15th September

Friends of Greneway School  (FoGS)
Friends of Greneway School (FoGS) are a group of volunteers who work actively to raise money for the pupils in order to enhance their learning environment.  In previous years, FoGS have held a number of events (Craft Fair, Film Night, Quizzes and Discos to name but a few) and have been able to support the pupils by purchasing many items including wet break games, outside table tennis tables, flexible staging and badminton posts.

FoGS have their first meeting of this school year on Wednesday 20th September at 7.00pm in the school library.  All parents and carers are invited - your support is vital to the success of FoGS.  For more information, follow them on Twitter: @FriendsofGrenew  or email: fogs@rsat.org.uk

We look forward to welcoming new members next week


Transition Meetings for Pupils and Parents - Year 5 and Year 8
Dates for pupils moving into year 5 and year 9 next year were shared with parents this week. 

Year Group moving into:
Date
Time
Venue
5
Wednesday 11th October
6pm
Greneway Site
9
Thursday 5th October
6pm
Meridian Site




Tours of the Greneway site are also available between 9.15 and 10.30am on 11th October.

Book of the Week

If you enjoy….a touch of horror

It's 1347 and fifteen-year-old Will, an orphan boy, lives at Crowfield Abbey. Sent into the forest to gather wood, he rescues instead, a creature from a trap - a hob, who shares with Will a terrible secret. Somewhere in the forest behind the abbey where he lives, is a grave. And buried deep in the snow is an angel. But how can an angel die? What has it to do with the monks of the Abbey? When two hooded strangers arrive at Crowfield asking questions about the angel's grave. Will is drawn into a world of dangerous Old Magic.

Although suitable for all year groups year 7 and 8 students might appreciate it the most due to the slightly scary storyline

Essential E-Safety




Research from @childnet - Over 1 in 10 young people have ‘gone live' 




There are some great Top Tips, written by young people to help them make good choices when live streaming available on Childnet.  See the example below.  For more tips: 




Do you work in Science and want to inspire the next generation?

As a Science Department we aim to run an Enrichment activity for Greneway pupils in Years 7 and 8 during Cambridge Science Week, March 2017.  

We are looking for a parent or carer who could come and run an activity on either Monday 12th or Monday 19th March.

If you think that you or your organisation could run an activity then please email Mrs R Durrant c/o admin.greneway@rsat.org.uk.  

We look forward to hearing from you.  

Royston Arts Festival 2017

Royston Arts Festival 2017 runs 22-24th Sept (CADS presents Pygmalion opens on Thursday 21st). There's something for all ages at the festival, with a few firsts thrown in there too, such as live art from graffiti artist Gnasher and a Ceilidh Dance in Priory Memorial Gardens on the Saturday as part of the Community Arts Event (2-6pm). This event will welcome back bouncy castles and free face painting, as well as refreshments and musical performances. There will also be a number of workshops to try your hand at crafting, ceramic painting and drumming.




Friday, 8 September 2017

What's Coming Up (Wc 11.09.2017)


September 2017
School Photographs
Weds 13
FoGS AGM
1900-2030
Weds 20
October 2017
Astronomy Roadshow
Mon 09
New Parents’ Open Morning
0915-1030
New Parents’ Open Evening
1815-1945
Weds 11
Yrs 5, 6 & 7 Form Teacher Interviews
1600-1900
Thurs 19
Sponsored Laps Charity Event
Fri 20
Half Term
Mon 23-
Fri 27
Inset Day
Mon 30








Greneway's News

Monday 4th September

INSET Day

On Monday, staff and governors from Greneway and Roysia held a training day at Greneway.  It proved to be a very successful day giving all involved the opportunity to work collaboratively in preparation for the new school year.


Tuesday 5th September

Welcome to Greneway
We would like to welcome everyone back to Greneway for the start of the Autumn Term.  We extend a particularly warm welcome to our new pupils and their families.  It has been pleasing to see how well they have all settled in and become part of TEAM Greneway.

We would also like to welcome new staff and those taking on new roles:  Miss Cole, Mr Norris, Mrs Brogden, Mrs Prokop, Miss Molland and Mrs Pinder.   We look forward to working alongside them.

Over the last year at Greneway, we have been promoting CRISP Mindset.  Pupils and staff have embraced these principles and we hope to extend this further over the coming year, including our new year 5 pupils.  With this in mind, we look forward to a hard working, productive year which we are sure will be full of opportunities, challenges and achievements. As a team (pupils, parents/carers, staff, governors and the wider community), we know that, working together, we can all achieve more.

We look forward to a happy and successful year.

Mrs Rawlings



Wednesday 6th September

Year 5’s First Day at Greneway
It was lovely to see our new year 5 arriving on Tuesday looking smart and ready to learn (if not a little apprehensive!).  They soon settled in: getting to know new routines, meeting new staff and pupils and finding their way around the school.

As you can see from the photographs, they look at home already!

 


Thursday 7th September

School Photographs - Wednesday 13th September

The school photographer will be in school on Wednesday 13th September.  We remind pupils that they will need their sweatshirts with them. Photographs will be taken of pupils individually and in family groups (Please note: we can only accommodate siblings who are at Greneway). 

Friday 8th September

Twitter

Greneway School operates a number of Twitter Accounts which we would encourage you to follow.  It is a great way of keeping up to date with what is going on in school.  Twitter allows Greneway to showcase many of the opportunities available to our students as well as share important messages on a range of subjects.

Greneway aims to not identify any pupil by name via Twitter, rather give a general overview of the activity.












Greneway Twitter accounts:  @GrenewaySchool,  @GrenewayPE, @GrenewayARTS, @GrenewayYear5, @ScienceGreneway, @GrenewayITC, @GrenewayEnglish, @GrenewayJourney, @FriendsofGrenew, @Year6Teachers

Lost Property

A selection of unclaimed items found in school this week.  Please ask your child to claim them from the school office.


Book of the Week

If you enjoy….humour

‘Forty-two days ago I was an ordinary kid, living an uneventful life. But now it’s TOTAL MONSTER ZOMBIE CHAOS and I’m battling beasts on a daily basis. Crazy, right? But I know exactly how to make it through the zombie apocalypse.’

Meet Jack Sullivan, self-described as a late-blooming, slow-developing 13-year-old who has so far survived the Zombie apocalypse by hiding out in his treehouse. Overnight Jack’s life has become like the plot of a video game and he has come up with his own ULTIMATE FEATS OF APOCALYPTIC SUCCESS:

-       - Locate Quint Baker, best friend and inventor

-       - Find and rescue June Del Toro, his secret love interest

-       - Defeat Blarg, the biggest, baddest monster in town

-      -  Become a zombie-fighting, monster-bashing tornado of cool!


-       - Suitable for all year groups and especially those fans of Wimpy Kid, Tom Gates and Timmy Failure.




Essential E-Safety



What Parents Need to Know About Twitter

Twitter is very public and it only takes a second for something to go outside of your network and to the public.

Even if the account is private, the profile is still public, get your own account and look at your teen’s profile. Is there anything on there that you would rather see hidden away? Then talk to your teen and work with them to adjust their profile.

By default, all new accounts are set to public.

Tweets made publicly will always be visible to the public, even after you have changed to private.

Public tweets can be seen by anybody, even those without a Twitter account.

By setting the account to private, no one can interact until they are manually approved.

Tweets made by a protected account cannot be recycled or ‘retweeted’, and are not visible to anyone outside of their followers.


Please be aware:

Thirteen is the minimum age for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Pinterest, Reddit and several other sites, while WhatsApp sets the bar at 16 and Vine is 17.