Dear Friends of Greenside
May I open this website message with a wish you all a wonderful 2019!
We may be looking at the world and the year ahead with some uncertainty but what we have here at Greenside is the joy of knowing that we will be exploring all the big ideas and questions in our unique way and ensuring we make the world a better place together.
We had a fab autumn term – exploring the concept of who am I? Comedy & Tragedy.
We made Shakespeare Films and enjoyed Christmas performances. We staged a production of Great Expections and we also managed to raise over £1000 for Good Chance. We have so much to be proud of!
As the new spring term begins we turn our attention to a STEM learing ( STEM with some art ) and ask big questions about the big ideas throughout time – our theme is who am I ? Past > Present.
Our films will inspire us to explore space, climate change, Maths, The Railway Children and a special favourite/ treat for me – Y1 will soon enter the cold and icy controversial world of Happy Feet!
If you are a Greenside parent/ carer please check out our STAR Day plans on our website to see the Learning Experiences our students will be enjoying this half term. Please check out the family events coming up and do put the dates in your diary to join us.
We are looking forward to working with our GGL colleagues and students with a shared poetry day and a Maths confrence in the next few weeks. We will also beguin auditions and rehearsals for a newly created performance: The Greenside Theatre of Big Ideas – We will be peforming the premier of this in February!
If you are a parent/carer of a preschool of Nursery student looking for a place at Greenisde in September 2019 or someone new to the area considering local schools for stundents Y1 – Y6 we would love to host a visit and for you to come and meet us and see us in action.
We have open day dates and times published in our calender but we are always happy to arrange a personal visit if more convenient – please just email or call our Office.
Greenside is a wonderful place of learning – we work hard and enjoy a playful approach to our Reading, Writing, Maths and STEM learning – Breaking Boundaries wherever possible to challange our teachers, students and to see what is possible within primary education. We expect our students to lead and engage in new exciting experiences each and every day. Our World and Test Ready inspirational curriculum with an Experiential Learning Model inspired by Film allows us to achieve so much!
We have amazing students, staff and families and it is this partnership that makes Greenside so special.
I wish you all a happy and peaceful 2019 from us all at Greenside!
Karen Bastick-Styles (Executive Head) GGL – Greenside, Griffin & Lena Gardens.