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Outside Learning

 

At Greenfields, we greatly value Outside Education.

 

As a "flagship" school for the Food For Life Partnership, we are able to provide a variety of opportunities for the children to learn outside the classroom.

 

We have a gardener, Jane Needham, who works with us a day per week, developing the grounds and outside learning areas as well as teaching gardening skills to two year groups. All of the food that we grown school is used either within cooking sessions or by the kitchen staff at dinnertime.

 

Two skilled Teaching Assistants, Mrs Berry and Mrs Brinkworth, are able to teach basic cooking skills to all of the children in school, either within the specially established Cooking Room or within the curriculum in classes.

 

Two teachers are also fully trained as Forest School teachers, enabling all of the children from Nursery to Year 4 to learn through a Forest Schools programme on school grounds all year round.

 

For more information on Outside Learning at Greenfields, please see the following information :

Outside Learning

For more information on Learning Outside The Classroom, please see the following link to the DfE Learning Outside The Classroom Manifesto :

 

http://www.lotc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/G1.-LOtC-Manifesto.pdf

 

And for more ingformation on the Food For Life Partnership, please follow this link :

 

http://www.foodforlife.org.uk/

 

Food For Life Gold Award

 

Our congratulations go to Nottingham City Catering department who last October, at a special Awards ceremony held at Greenfields, were awarded the Food For Life Bronze Award for their work in supporting school dinners across the city of Nottingham.

 

They were also awarded a special Food For Life Catering Gold Award for their work in supporting Greenfields.

 

Our thanks go to all of our colleagues at Catering and to all our wonderful kitchen staff at Greenfields who have worked so hard over the last seven years to get to this position. Only 23 schools across the country have this award!

 

Greenfields Cook Book published

 

We are delighted to announce that our very first "Greenfields Cook Book" is now officially on sale from the school office. 

 

The book, which is professionally bound, contains more than forty easy to cook, tasty recipes, all of which have been provided by children, staff and parents and have been compiled by Miss Beckwith and the Cook Book After Schhol Club.

 

The book is available from the school office, having been launched at the Christmas Fair last December, and would make a great present for friends and family.

 

It is prices at a very reasonable £3.

 

Buy one while stocks last!

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Nottingham and East Midlands in Bloom

 

Greenfields has always been very proud to play a part in Nottingham in Bloom.

 

As previous winners of the "Best School Grounds" category, we were entered in 2013 into the East Midlands in Bloom award and were proud to win the East Midlands Best School Grounds award!

 

Over the past few years, we have won five Nottingham In Bloom RHS Gold Medals.

 

 

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