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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.