Welcome to Greythorn Primary School

nivo slider image nivo slider image nivo slider image nivo slider image nivo slider image nivo slider image nivo slider image

Greythorn Primary School is housed in a modern building, constructed between 1988 and 2000. The accommodation has been completely remodelled in recent years to provide bright and attractive individual classrooms.

Greythorn Primary School is situated to the west of the Loughborough Road, West Bridgford, and provides education for children mainly from the “Compton Acres” estate and the neighbouring area. Some parents also choose to send their children to Greythorn from other local areas.

Greythorn Primary School has a strong positive ethos as a “Kind and Caring Learning Community” with a positive culture of respect. We are a rich multicultural community and celebrate the diversity of the many different cultures represented. We are committed to providing our children with an engaging, skills based, creative curriculum which engages and challenges children of all abilities.

 

From November 17th to 21st,  Greythorn Primary had a Book Week to celebrate reading and enjoying books. We had great fun sharing books with teachers, parents and friends. Key Stage One and Foundation Stage had Footprints theatre company into school to tell stories and act them out. Key Stage Two had the poet Andy Tooze in to perform poems and inspire the children to write their own. Even some of the teachers wrote a poem! We all (staff included) had great fun dressing up as a book character. Thank you to all staff, parents and children for making the week go so well.

P1040672      book week 14 001     P1040663

 

To support the Year 3 and 4 topic of Romans, we had a fantastic Roman day in November. Partake Theatre company delivered an engaging and informative day to the children.

They learnt about the Roman soldiers, the dress in Roman times and the entertainment they would have enjoyed. The children tried some food that would have been in eaten  and had fun making mosaics and aqueducts.

Roman Day 065Roman Day 011Roman Day 008

 

As part of our Remembrance Week activities we had a special visitor in school on Thursday 13th November. Reg Hale, who is 100 years old came in to talk to a group of children about his memories of World War 2 and earlier. He even has a very vague memory of bonfires being lit in the street to celebrate the end of World War 1! As he is a keen photographer he bought in a 1920s camera and some old photographs. He had many interesting memories to share and  the children enjoyed meeting him. Reg thoroughly enjoyed his visit.

IMG_2494    IMG_2490    IMG_2492

 

Last week children in Years 5 and 6 graduated at the end of their 10 week D.A.R.E. course. D.A.R.E. stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Education. During the course the children learnt about different types of drugs, the pressures to take them and how to resist those pressures. At their graduation, the children told the audience, of supporting parents and relatives, about what they had learnt, and shared role plays demonstrating the methods they had learnt to “Say No”. They were then presented with their D.A.R.E. certificates by Mr Oakes, our D.A.R.E. officer.

Thank you to FOGSA who fund the D.A.R.E. programme at Greythorn.

 

DARE-3150 DARE-3163 DARE-3184

 

Our Multicultural Week was a fabulous experience for the children. There were a wide range of activities which provided children with positive experiences and valuable learning about many different cultures and religions. We believe that helping our children develop a strong positive attitude and a good understanding of cultures and religions other than their own, is extremely important as they grow up in a diverse multicultural country. We were impressed by the enthusiasm, interest and respect the children showed throughout the week. To sit with our Year 5 and 6 children while we watched a demonstration and explanation of Muslim prayer was real privilege, and an experience that will last long in our memories.

We are immensely grateful to the groups of parents and other members of the community who gave up much time and showed a real commitment to providing a positive experience for the children. It was great to have major workshop experiences provided by groups of volunteers from the Christian, Hindu and    Muslim communities, who shared their faith and culture in a positive, engaging and fun way with the children. They loved trying on different clothes, tasting food and creating art work. Thank you to all who helped. Thank you also to FOGSA for providing an enjoyable afternoon of activities.

More pictures from Multicultural Week can be viewed in the gallery section of the website.

 

Thank you to everyone who attended or volunteered at the FOGSA multicultural event on 25th March.

It was great to see so many people together in the school hall, enjoying the event and tasting the lovely food that people had donated.

There were so many different foods to try, representing many different countries and it all tasted so lovely!

The entries into the decorated egg competition were also fantastic.

The winners and the countries represented by their designs are listed below; all of the winners have won a chocolate Easter egg.

Decorated egg competition winners and countries represented:

  • Foundation – Luca Cormack –      France
  • Year One – Jessica Madeley –      Northern Canada
  • Year Two – Hayden Reekie –      France
  • Year Three – Evie Dixon –      Great Britain
  • Year Four – Crystal Robertson – Great Britain
  • Year Five – Megan Brodie –      China and Jamaica
  • Year Six – Jude Lang –      Denmark

Thank you

From FOGSA


Site Admin © 2013 Greythorn Primary School School Website Design