Parents & Carers
In this section, we will periodically be asking your views on different aspects of the school.
Thank you for your continued support.
Crabby is desperate to be accepted into the Starfish Band – if only he could play the guitar better! But then the high tide sweeps him out to sea and he ends up in a different rock pool, one with sand eels, sea lettuces, a crab-eating octopus … and a lobster who plays the guitar like Jimi Hendrix and is happy to teach Crabby a thing or two!
Can Crabby find his way back home? And if he does, will he finally be accepted into the Starfish Band?
Our Year 3 children treated us to a highly entertaining musical.
“Absolutely fantastic! You should all be so proud of yourselves.”
“Lovely performance – Crabby was brilliant!”
“What a show! Congratulations to year 3 (and their teachers) on a superb performance! We were blown away by your amazing singing and dancing! Well done!”
“Absolutely fab! All the kids did brilliantly!”
“Totally amazing play. Well done everyone!”
“A brilliant performance. It was funny, happy and all the children did very well. What an excellent rockpool play. Well done everyone.”
“Absolutely amazing. Can’t wait to see more ”
“Absolutely fantastic, so lovely to see all the children performing together.”
“Is it possible to have a recording?”
“Amazing! Crabby is a star! Starfish fabulour and the octopus (and Seth).”
“Amazing! Well done year 3!”
“Absolutely fantastic everyone! Well done.”
“Excellent! Amazing! The best!”
“Absolutely amazing show! Could have sat and watched it all day! Well done year 3!”
“Amazing! What a fantastic group of talented children ”
“Fantastic great job, it was brilliantly put together and the kids absolutely loved it.” (Dawn)
“Absolutely amazing! Super proud of all the children.”
“Everyone did an amazing job! You should all be so proud of yourselves!”
“Absolutely fantastic! So amazed at the talent in the whole class! Awesome songs – really catchy ” (Danielle and Paul Daglan)
“Absolutely brilliant!! And they all looked like they were thoroughly enjoying performing. Far exceeded expectations!!”
“Absolutely brilliant! Fabulous singing, dancing and acting from everyone! Well done year 3 and thank you to the staff. ”
“Absolutely amazing, my favourite one so far. Everyone was so happy and confident and it was lovely to see. Well done all, it was fantastic."
We enjoyed an inspirational morning sharing our EYFS artwork from the Spring Term. This exhibition had a twist to it though! The children and their parents worked collaboratively to paint, draw, weave and even build pieces of artwork to add to the exhibition. There was so much fun to be had.
Here is what our visitors thought:
-'These are the opportunities that we will never forget. Precious moments. Thank you'
-'It was a lovely way to see what the children had created and for them to share their creations with us and have smiles on their faces. Memories' E.Nicholson
-'Amazing to see all the lovely work that the children have been making. All in a lovely, caring atmosphere.'
-' Lovely to see the art work and the interactive art stations were a lovely touch. Thank you!' F.Cox
-'What a great experience to share with my grand daughter' R.Heenan
-'It has been brilliant and good fun' D.Waterhouse
-'A lovely way to spend a morning. Aoife was super excited, as was her Grandad who came to this school from the day that it opened.' Grandma and Grandad Ireland
On Friday 25th March we welcomed 105 of our Mummies, Nannas and Aunties into school for a very special celebratory lunch. We all enjoyed fish and chips and our World Famous Chocolate Brownie for pudding. Yet again, another wonderful celebration.
'Just wanted to drop a thank you note to all staff for the fantastic Mother's day lunch which you hosted today! What a lovely memory you have created for us all! I am so proud that my children get to be part of such a fabulous school.' Amy Brennand
'Thank you so much for allowing us to create these memories!'
'Thank you to all of the Greatwood staff for the Mother's Day Lunch. Meredith said that it was one of the best days that she has had at Greatwood. It felt really special to be able to come into school with our children. What a great start to the weekend!' Stacey Reffin
'We had a fab time, and the brownie was amazing!' Fiona Cox
'We loved it, thank you for organizing it, we had a great time.' Laura Ward
Our second ever Homework Hall of Fame was attended by over 70 families. All of our children, from Nursery to Year 6 are set project homework each term. On the 24th March each year group displayed a variety of homework pieces in our Hall of Fame. Our Year 6 children hosted the successful event. The positive comments clearly show the impact that the showcase had on all of the visitors:
'Congratulations to all of the children on their fantastic work. It has been very interesting looking at the displays.' Pasley's Nanna and Grandad
'Great to see all the kids school work. The year 6 children were the perfect hosts! Very polite and lovely to speak to!' Tasha Oldfield
'I loved all the homework! Thank you! The children have all worked so hard. I am so proud! Thanks for all your work too!' Mummy of Dominik
'What lovely work! A real pleasure to look around and see what everyone has been doing :)' Henry's Mummy and Daddy
'I love coming to see the children's work. A lovely event. I love how all of the work is presented. The children should be very proud!' Shannon
'Lovely work. It was good to see what each different class has been doing. Thank you!' Proud Grandparents
'The Hall of Fame Homework was FANTASTIC! We love all of the effort that you have put in.' L.Levbi + A.Volencsik
'Great Display! Great to see all the hard work and effort that has been put into the Homework projects. Thank you for the invite,' George J's parents
'Such a varied amount of subjects for each year group.' Andrina Mullins
'Amazing work! I love the way that the work has been displayed!' Libby
'Lovely homework display. We really enjoyed looking at all of the hard work that the children have done.' Very proud mummy to Bonnie May
'Loving all of the work! So much to look through!'
'Lovely to see all the children's homework on display and all of the effort that the children have put in.' Emma- Ellie and Alyssia's Mummy
Our second EYFS Art Gallery has been a huge success seeing over 80 families attend. This terms theme was 'fruit and vegetables.' The standard of art pieces that were presented were exceptional with different forms represented such as; photography, charcoal, paint, pastels and even sewing. We are sure that you will agree with all the positive comments below:
-It has been lovely seeing all of the children's artwork this morning. It was extra special being able to come in person and see how much time and effort has been put into it all. Thank you, it was a pleasure.
-We had a fabulous time with Alex looking at all the fantastic work that the children at Greatwood have created. Such a lovely place to be! Amy and Mat Brennand
-Brilliant set up. Loved seeing all the pics. We loved seeing Arlo's learning journal and how well presented it is. Cheers- J Tully
-It was so nice to be able to come into school again and see all of the fantastic art! Great to be able to look at the learning journey with our daughter at the same time. Sally Reed
-It is really nice to come in and see the children's work. Skye enjoyed showing me around and telling me how she made her art work.
-It was nice to come into school and look at my children's work which they have been doing. My children loved that mummy could come in and see them.
-Lovely being able to see all the kids art work.
-Thank you for inviting us, it has been great to feel involved and get an insight of Lily at School. -Harriet and Henry Anson
-Well set out, we really enjoyed looking through our sons book. G.Brennand
-Lovely to be invited into school once again! The artwork is brilliant!
Our Year 4 children performed their Ancient Egyptian assembly to an audience, they sang beautifully, acted with confidence and had a lot of laughs from the audience.
Our Early Years children and staff presented the first ever Greatwood art exhibition where the children showcased their personal portraits. We had over 100 visitors to the exhibition who were all shown around by our Early Years children. The feedback says it all really!
During the school closure we received an unprecedented amount of positive feedback from our parents: