Welcome to Greythorn Primary School

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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.

 

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.

 

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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

 

Well done to everyone who helped  Greythorn raise £610.48 for Sport Relief. Children bought wrist bands, wore sport clothes (each class chose a colour), took part in a Sport Relief mile and other sporty activities, and finished the day with a cake sale! Thank  you to School Council for organising our day and to everyone who helped and contributed.

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Key Stage One have had a fantastic time learning all about life in Victorian times over the last few weeks. They have been on an exciting trip to Brewhouse Yard which included a tour around a Victorian house, a school room experience and a workshop about old-fashioned toys. This inspired their work on creating posters and leaflets in literacy. On Friday, the children looked brilliant dressed up in their Victorian outfits and had an interesting day reciting times tables, practising their handwriting and playing traditional games. They were all quite surprised about how strict their teachers were!

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Congratulations to our dancers who took part in the “Big Dance” competition. From 250 Nottinghamshire Schools that originally entered the competition, the Greythorn Dancers reached the Final that was held at the Albert Hall last Thursday. They finished a brilliant 6th place, narrowly missing progressing to the National Final by just 2 points. Although the children were really disappointed to miss going through to the finals by such a narrow margin, they had thoroughly enjoyed taking part and performed with great originality and skill.

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