Friday, 20 April 2018

What's Coming Up (Wc 23.04.18)



April 2018
8SP Form Teacher Interviews
1540-1730
Mon 23
Yr 5 Norfolk School Journey
Parents Meeting 1830-1930
Weds 25
Junior Maths Challenge

Henry Moore Visit (7AJ)

Yr 8 Form Teacher Interviews
1550-1900
Thurs 26
May 2018
8GC, 8JS & 8RD Form Teacher Interviews 1540-1730
Weds 02
Henry Moore Visit (7TG)
Thurs 03
Henry Moore Visit (7SC)
Fri 04
Y3/5 Kwik Cricket @ Greneway
1305-1530
Thurs 10
FoGS Film Evening
1800-2030
Fri 11
Y6 KS2 SATs Week

Y5 Norfolk Lakes School  Journey
Mon 14
Y6 French Breakfast
Fri 18
PSHE  Day
Tues 22
Half Term
Mon 28










Greneway's News


Monday 16th April
RSAT Update - April 2018
The RSAT Board provided a further update on plans linked to transition to the new through-school this week.   For the next academic year (starting September 2018), the following arrangements will be in place:
      Year 5 - 8 on Roysia Site (Year 5 - 1 form of entry)
      Year 5 - 8 on Greneway Site (Year 5 - 5 forms of entry)
      Years 9 - 13 on Meridian Site
      Current school uniforms continue.
Unfortunately, plans have had to alter as the Department for Education (DfE) have not yet approved the plans submitted 5 months ago, as required under their guidelines.  Long term plans have not changed: the plan is still to create one through-school that will provide a platform to drive continued quality education in a financially sustainable manner.
A series of Parents’ Forum Meetings are being held on Saturday 21st April led by Mr Gordon Farquhar.  He will introduce himself to parents and outline plans for the next academic year.
Year 7 & 8 Informal Concert
Parents/carers, pupils, staff and friends were treated to a fantastic concert again on Monday afternoon.  Pupils who have peripatetic lessons gave performances ranging from singing and to a wide range of musical pieces.  The standard was, as always, very high: It was a pleasure to see so many pupils enjoying making music.
Our thanks go to Mrs Crosby, the music team and peripatetic teachers for all their hard work bringing together these performances.

Tuesday 17th April

Year 5 Newspaper
Here are two articles from this week’s edition of Year 5 News:


Wednesday 18th April

Greneway’s Got Talent 2018 - The Auditions
It’s that time again for Greneway’s Got Talent! The biennial competition allows pupils from across the school to showcase their talents. Pupils can audition for both individual and group performances with whatever talent they are keen to share.  In the past, performances have been as varied singing, playing a musical instrument, dance, magic tricks and even comedy.  First auditions are taking place over the next few weeks.  We look forward to finding out who will make it through to the grand final on Friday 6th July.


Thursday 19th April

Team Maths Challenge
On Thursday, 4 year 8 pupils competed in the Regional UK Team Maths Challenge event at Cambridge University. Pupils performed well against teams from across the region. Thank you to Mr Hirst for organising the team on the day.

Friday 20th April



Year 7 Henry Moore Visits
This week saw the first of the scheduled visits to the Henry Moore Foundation in Perry Green.  These visits are  integral to the art curriculum and allow pupils to see how sculptures work in the natural environment.
Over the next couple of weeks, all pupils in in year 7 will being enjoying this opportunity.

FoGS Disco
Friends of Greneway School (FoGS) have organised a disco that is taking place this evening: Friday.  Greneway discos have the ever popular D J Judge at the decks who puts together a playlist of favourite tunes!   Many thanks to FoGS for all their hard work in organising the event and to parents and staff who give so freely of their time to ensure the disco runs smoothly.


Book of the Week


If you enjoy….school based stories

Gallagher Academy might claim to be a school for geniuses - but it's really a school for spies. Cammie Morgan is fluent in fourteen languages and capable of killing a man in seven different ways (three of which involve a piece of uncooked spaghetti). But the one thing the Gallagher Academy hasn't prepared her for is what to do when she falls for an ordinary boy who thinks she's an ordinary girl.
Sure, she can tap his phone, hack into his computer, and track him through a mall without his ever being the wiser, but can Cammie have a normal relationship with a boy who can never know the truth about her?

This is the first in a six part series by an author who I feel should be on the must try list.  Best for years 7 and 8.

Essential E-Safety




Calculator Vault and App Lock
Police have shared with schools APPs that they think parents should be aware of.   Calculator Vault and APP Lock is one that they feel is particularly worrying.
Whilst this APP looks like a calculator, there is more to it than meets the eye - it functions as a secret photo vault.
This app hides your most private photos and videos in plain sight - disguised as a calculator.
You can also use the app to write and store private notes and securely surf the internet with a private browser.
Other apps with similar settings include Secret Calculator Vault and Calculator + Photo Lock Vault.



Friday, 13 April 2018

What's Coming Up (Wc 16.04.18)


  

April 2018
Year 7 & 8 Informal Concert
1600-1700
Mon 16
Henry Moore Visit (7LBk)

FoGS Disco 1830-2030
Fri 20
8SP Form Teacher Interviews
1540-1730
Mon 23
Yr 5 Norfolk School Journey
Parents Meeting 1830-1930
Weds 25
Junior Maths Challenge

Henry Moore Visit (7AJ)

Yr 8 Form Teacher Interviews
1550-1900
Thurs 26











Greneway's News


Monday 9th April
INSET Day
On Monday, staff from Roysia, Greneway and Meridian met for a joint INSET Day.  They were joined by pupils from across the schools and Mr Gordon Farquar (Headteacher from September 2018) to work collaboratively on the visions and ethos for the new through school.
It was a successful day with everyone working collaboratively, making progress in planning for the future.
Tuesday 10th April
Back to School
We were pleased to welcome 5 new pupils this week joining Greneway in years 5, 7 and 8.  We hope they will soon settle and feel part of Team Greneway.

Wednesday 11th April

Dear Doris
In order to give pupils in year 5 the opportunity to share any concerns and worries, a new Google Classroom page has been set up.  Pupils are able to post their concerns and worries to ‘Doris’ where they can be answered by a member of the Teaching Support Team (Mrs Linnane), one of the school’s Active Listeners or other pupils. 

In addition, they can post worries anonymously by emailing them to Doris@rsat.org.uk .

Year 5 are already making good use of this opportunity and ‘Doris’ has been able to help and support a number of pupils.



Thursday 12th April

Year 5 & 6 Informal Concert
On Thursday afternoon, pupils from across years 5 and 6 who have peripatetic music lessons gave an informal concert to family, friends and staff.  It was good to see (and hear) the progress they have made with the music tuition they have received.  The concert was well attended and showed the talent of all pupils involved.
Thank you to Mrs Crosby, the music team and peripatetic teachers for all their hard work in support of this concert.




Friday 13th April


Year 5 Newspaper
Enterprising young journalists in year 5 have been working hard to produce their own newspaper.  Here is an articles they produced this week:
Year 5 Weekly
Newspaper

By Freddie Rouse, Monica Grove, Eleanor Moore, Sofia Foulser, Brayden Letter

Djembe Drumming!
By Freddie Rouse

The Friday in which school finished for the spring term, in our final assembly of the year, the different year 5 forms performed a piece of djembe drumming each with extra instruments and dancing for some!

All of the school were intrigued by this drumming lead by the different classes with layers of different rhythms!

All of these performances were lead by Mr Makondo who gave the year 5s lessons and helped compile the performances.


We look forward to hearing more from year 5 in subsequent issues of their newspaper.  Well done to the year 5 editorial team.

Tweet of the Week

Book of the Week

If you enjoy….magic with a touch of humour.
Tom doesn't know he is a demisprite - the child of a fairy and a human - until he meets his three fairy godmothers. They've been summoned to protect him, but they can't stop bickering.  Two of them are hardened criminals, and one falls out of the window when she tries to fly.  Tom must survive their botched magic spells, learn to fly and enter the dangerous Fairy Realm to save his parents…

Suitable for all year groups and especially those who like a touch of magic in their book



Essential E-Safety



How to keep your child safe online. 
CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection) have produced a number of quick, easy to access online videos to give parents advice on how to keep their child safe online.



Friday, 23 March 2018

What's Coming Up (Wc 09.04.18)



April 2018
Inset Day
Mon 09
Summer Term Begins
Tues 10
Year 5 & 6 Informal Concert
1600-1700
Thurs 12
Year 7 & 8 Informal Concert
1600-1700
Mon 16
Henry Moore Visit ( 7LBk)

FoGS Disco 1830-2030
Fri 20
Yr 5 Norfolk School Journey
Parents Meeting 1830-1930
Weds 25
Junior Maths Challenge
Henry Moore Visit (7AJ)
Yr 8 Form Teacher Interviews
1550-1900
Thurs 26