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World Book Day 2019
To celebrate World Book Day, our pupils were invited to dress up as their favourite book character, or to wear their pyjamas. The children were also invited to bring their favourite bedtime story in to share with another class in the afternoon. All classes paired up and enjoyed an afternoon of story sharing.
Through learning in class, assemblies and visits outside of the Academy, the children at Greenways are taught about the British Values and how they play a bit part in the running of our country. The children have the opportunity to experience some of the values such as Democracy, by voting for special roles and responsibilities in school using a voting box.
Remembrance Service 2018
Our Head Boy, Head Girl and Deputies attended a Remembrance service at Carmountside Crematorium to show their respects on behalf of the children and staff at Greenways. The children prepared poems and lay a wreath on the monument to acknowledge the lives lost 100 years ago. In school, to mark the 100 year anniversary of WW1, all children painted the bottom section of a bottle in the style of a poppy to then create one big poppy to represent the marking of the 100 year anniversary. This is now displayed in the school hall.
To mark the 100 year anniversary of WW1, our year 3 and 5 children visited the Weeping Window at Middleport Pottery. The children learnt about the poppy making process and enjoyed sketching the poppies too.
Road Safety Week 2018
To celebrate and raise awareness of Road Safety Week, GIST, who work in partnership with M&S, came into school with a HGV lorry and delivered workshops with the children raising awareness of the importance of being safe on the roads. Children were allowed into the cab so they could see what a driver sees whilst driving and how we must use designated road crossings when crossing any road. The school received 30 free high visability vests for supporting the work that GIST promotes.
Greenways Has Got Talent! 2018
Back by popular demand! After requests from the children, we hosted Greenways Has Got Talent this term to show-off what amazing talents our young children have. The talents ranged from comedians, musical bands, soloists, singers, dancers, gymnasts to children providing information talks on their interests and hobbies. Over two evening shows children in KS2 were awarded golden tickets to the final where Michael Jackson enthusiast Alex stole the show with his dance mirroring the famous moves of Jackson.
Shoebox Appeal 2018
This year our Equality and Inclusion Department were keen to raise awareness of Signal1’s shoebox appeal and therefore asked parents and children to fill a shoebox which could then be sent off to children less privileged in another country. The appeal was very well supported with over 100 shoeboxes donated.
PTFA Christmas Enterprise Fair 2018
The PTFA supported the children in an enterprise project whereby each class was given an amount of money from the PTFA to spend to make products to sell at the Christmas fair. All of the classes made festive treats and year 6 made the most profit. Well done year 6!
Mental Health Awareness Week
To raise awareness of mental health, our Enterprise Department carried out a fundraiser for MIND, a local charity which focuses on the mental health of young people. By asking for donations of parents and children, we raised £181 which was received with thanks by a member of staff from MIND.
Children In Need 2018
To celebrate Children in Need, our Enterprise Department held a ‘Great Greenways Bake Off’ cake sale and all children came to school wearing something red. Burslem Rotary Club very kindly donated a Pudsey bear teddy for the Enterprise Department to raffle and altogether we raised £789.52.
France Residential 2018
Our years 4 to 6 children had the wonderful opportunity to attend an educational residential in France at the start of October. The group of children had an amazing time sight seeing and learning about the French culture.
Anti-Bullying Week 2018
To raise awareness of anti-bullying week, the children received an interactive Mesops Anti-Bullying assembly whereby the children could ask and answer questions around bullying. The assembly was very informative and allowed all children to reflect on the impact of bullying on others. All staff and children then signed an oath which is now displayed in the school hall.
NSPCC Assembly – Child Line
NSPCC staff came in to school to talk to the children about Child Line and what services Child line provide them as children. Our years 4 to 6 children asked very sensible questions to further develop their knowledge of this charity.
Local Democracy 2018
Our Head boy and Head girl and Academy Parliament representative, attended the Civic Centre to visit the Lord Mayors chamber to learn about local democracy.
The Academy Parliament “Enterprise department” chose to request donations for the local food bank, to support this years harvest celebration.
Year 5 Stanley Head Residential 2018
As always our year 5 children had a fantastic week at Stanley Head where they experienced many new activities including taking personal responsibility by taking care of themselves for the week away from home. The children took part in canoeing, the climbing wall plus many more outdoor pursuits as well as participating in the Deep Hayes walk to support their work on rivers back in school.
Dance Show 2018
Following months of rehearsals with students from Excel Academy, some of our KS2 children performed at the Victoria Hall in a dance show which included schools from across the city. The dancers performed an amazing routine to a WW2 theme and then returned to school to perform for the rest of the school.
RE Conference 2018
On Friday 9th March Miss Brough and 4 children from Greenways attended an RE conference at The Bridge Centre where they explored what makes RE so great. They considered and took part in different activities to help them explore different religions and beliefs, this culminated in the children creating a piece of art to demonstrate an aspect of RE that they had learnt about.
Christmas Enterprise Fair 2017
On Monday 18th December 2017 we held the PTFA Christmas Enterprise Fair which was a huge success with so much support from parents it was overwhelming!
All classes made something from a set budget donated by the PTFA with the aim being to make as much profit as possible. The variety of products on offer was super, from marshmallow men to sewn Christmas decorations and 2018 calendars.
Well done to all of the children for managing budgets and producing some high quality treats!
Anti Bullying Week 2017
On Monday 13th November 2017 we launched Anti Bullying week to the children in our morning assembly. Throughout the week the children will take part in class based activities linked to this years theme of All different, All Equal. Please see the PDF link below for the assembly slideshow.
On Friday 10th November 2017, Year 6 Head Boy, Girl and Deputies represented the academy at a Remembrance Service at Carmountside Crematorium. They read poems and prayers to show their respects to those who died in WW1 for us.
Local Democracy Week
On Thursday 12th October 2017 3 children from Greenways, along with Mrs Pitchford went along to the Civic Centre, Stoke, to celebrate Local Democracy Week, here the children had a tour of the Lord Mayor’s Chambers, the Council Chambers. The children did a workshop about the democratic process in our City and also spoke about Stoke on Trent’s bid for the 2020 City of Culture. The children also got the opportunity to meet the Lord Mayor and Local Councillors.
Year 5 and 6 Prevent Session
Year 5 & 6 were lucky to have a visit from Mr Ahmed this week who came in to talk to them about community cohesion, PREVENT, Extremism and how to remain safe whilst online. The children learnt lots of important messages. Thank you Mr Ahmed.
Year 5 – Love Your River Project
Recently our Year 5 children took part in a number of workshops looking at improving water quality (due to the poor state of many of our rivers and brooks). On the last session held on Tuesday 25th April small groups of children went our into the local community to spray a yellow fish by the drains in the surrounding streets by the school to make local residents aware that only rain water should go down these drains to protect fish. In the afternoon the children posted information leaflets though residents doors giving them details about the project and ways they can help to improve the quality of our inland waterways.
Easter Service 2017
We welcomed parents and carers of our Year 3 and Year 5 classes this morning to watch their children and our other year groups put on a fantastic Easter Service, for each letter of Easter the children performed songs which all linked to the meaning of Easter and at the end we were treated to a song which Mr Hall had put together – Egg Sheeran – Shape of You.
Easter Bonnet Parade
On Thursday 6th April our Nursery and Reception class paraded their Easter Bonnets to their parents and carers. All of the bonnets looked amazing. We hope that the children enjoyed making these with their grown up’s.
Year 2 Showcase Assembly – Our World Map
On Friday 31st March Year 2 showcased their work and what they had been learning in their Spring Topic “Our World Map” to their parents and carers. the children showcased some of their homework projects that linked to their topic, what amazing pieces had been made.
Comic Relief 2017
On Friday 24th March 2017 Greenways took part in a Bake Sale and Wear something Red to school to raise money for Comic Relief (Red Nose Day). We raised a very impressive £367.25p. A big thank you to our parents and children who donated towards this fantastic total and foe baking some delicious cakes!
Greenways’ wears red to support Show Racism the Red Card.
On Friday 21st October 2016 staff and children at Greenways Primary wore something red to support Show Racism the Red Card, as a school we raised £164.10p.
Year 3 Potty about the Potteries Showcase Assembly
On Friday 6th January 2017 our Year 3 children showcased their topic “Potty about the Potteries” to their parents and our children in the morning assembly.
Singing Starts Christmas Concert
50 of our Y1 to Y3 Singing Stars along with our Rock Band performed alongside 36 other primary schools at The Mitchell Memorial Theatre as part of the JaM “Sparkle” Concert. This was such an amazing night. The evenings programme is below.
Planting our apple tree
On Wednesday 16th November 2016 we received a free donation from Morrisons on Festival Park. Celina Schwartz and Lily Smith’s Grandma came to school with two crates of apples and an apple tree as part of the community support link. The children in KS2 all received an apple from the donation and Friday 18th November Mr Cowan and our year 5 & 6 gardening club children went over to the field to plant the tree. A big thank-you to Morrisons for their kind donation.
Remembrance Day 2016
Our Head Boy and Girl along with the Deputy Head Boy and Girl visited Carmountside to take part in the memorial service and to lay a wreath at the War Memorial on behalf of the staff and children at Greenways Primary Academy. Our Academy observed the 2 minutes silence at 11.00am this morning.