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Beyond The Classroom

Explore Our School

Little School Nursery
Science Lab
Art and DT Department
Early Years and Reception
Sports Hall
Performing Arts
Multimedia Suite
Outdoor Facilities
Dining Hall
Forest School
Playing Field

Forest School

We are lucky enough to have two forest schools at Greenfield, which are incredibly popular with the children.

Nearly every day a class of children is taken into our onsite Forest School, a wooded area at the edge of our playing fields, complete with tepee, log piles and open campfire space. The area is used for ‘traditional’ Forest School sessions, but the woodland is also used as an opportunity to take the classroom outside, for lessons such as English and Mathematics. This allows children to think differently about their understanding of concepts and apply them to problems presented to them in the real-world environment of the Forest School.

As an even larger area, the off-site Forest School gives children the opportunity to follow windy woodland paths and explore in the trees.

Read our Forest School blog to find out more about what outdoor learning brings to the children at Greenfield. You can also view photographs of the our time in the Forest School here and here.

Arts Week

Each year the school will take inspiration from an Artist and the Art, Drama, Dance and Music departments come together to produce a week of celebration for the Arts. This includes:

  • Workshops from professional artists and dancers.
  • Gallery events.
  • Play Performances.
  • Dance performance with afternoon tea for local care homes.
  • Composition workshop with working musicians and orchestras from other local schools.
  • Whole School mural creation
  • Trips to live theatre.
  • Art and Dance therapy day.

Performance Opportunities

Opportunities to perform on stage are plentiful at Greenfield and we encourage all children, regardless of whether they are a budding musician, thespian or debate king or queen, to embrace every chance to tread the boards.

Year Group Performances
Fledglings, Owlets and Owls Advent Performance and Summer Celebration: An opportunity for the children to get used to people watching them. These are informal celebrations of the children’s work and an opportunity for the children who are able to speak and sing in public.
Robins Christmas Concert Performance and Summer Celebration: The children perform a structured concert with songs, words and dance. This is a formal performance opportunity with costumes but is pressure free and fun!
Reception Nativity and Summer Show: The children tell the story of the Nativity and perform in costume and on stageAs they move through their Music and Dance curriculum, the children’s developing skills enable a Summer Performance which includes musicianship, dance and acting and tells the story of a child’s take on finding a solution to a Global Problem.
Year 1 PantomimeDeveloping their skills in choral speaking, choreography and storytelling, the children take on the roles of the Chorus in a full-scale pantomime with a live Orchestra.
Year 2 Pantomime and Violin Recital: Year 2 perform the main roles in the Lower School pantomime – each child works from a script and leads the performance with singing, acting and dance, performed on stage with a live audience. The children also showcase their Violin skills in a Recital during the Summer Term.
Year 3 Film MakingThe children in Year 3 explore film studies concluding in their very own Film Premiere, complete with popcorn and a red carpet. They write the scripts, film the movie and write the accompanying music before presenting the end product to their parents at this very special annual event.
Year 4 Full Scale Musical: The children are cast in their roles, learn the songs, dances and script, and present a full scale, 40 minute Musical with a live Orchestra.
Year 5 Shakespeare Festival: The children learn about the plots and themes of Shakespeare culminating in a festival combining Art, Drama and English. The children will present scenes in original text as well as modern adaptations of the stories of William Shakespeare.
Year 6 Musical Performance: Our very own West End style performance of a famous Musical. The children audition for their roles and perform a musical extravaganza with full, changing set, costumes, Orchestra and ticketed audience.


Greenfield ‘In Residence’ Series

Our ‘In Residence’ Series is a new venture that invites professionals to come into school and inspire the children with stories and information about their chosen career. Part of Greenfield’s aims and ethos is preparing children for a future in the ever-changing reality of the wider world, and we hope that by inspiring them at a young age to pursue their dreams we will equip them with the ambition and skill-sets necessary to achieve their goals.

Enrichment Days

Enrichment Days are hosted twice a year and offer the entire school the opportunity to immerse themselves in a particular theme or subject. From French Day to Recycling Awareness Day to Wellbeing Day and Careers Day, the themes are varied and designed to ignite interest in children of all ages. The days are led by a member of Greenfield staff and the teachers all work together to offer fun, interactive and challenging activities, outside of the usual timetable, to help the children broaden their understanding.

We are often joined on Enrichment Days by children from other local schools, to allow all the children the opportunity to benefit from the activities on offer and experience working with others to reach their goals.

Enrichment Days allow our pupils the freedom to draw their own conclusions on important local, national or worldwide issues and present their ideas to an audience. These activities promote the development of important skills such as public speaking, negotiation, debate, creativity and thinking outside the box.

Enterprise Days

Enterprise Days occur once per year for Years 1-6 and foster entrepreneurship. During Enterprise Days, children are not marked on the final output, but instead evaluated and encouraged in aspects such as teamwork, perseverance, problem-solving and creativity. We invite children from a local state school to join us and work collaboratively.

Activities Week

Activities Week usually occurs during the Summer Term and releases teachers and children from the restraints of the usual timetable in order to enable greater cross-curricular learning, collaborative projects and mixed year-group activities. Anything from Archery to Zoology can take place and offers brilliant skill-building opportunities, with a great deal of self-discovery along the way.

Day and Residential Trips

For many of us, school trips remain some of our most memorable school days and we hope that this is the case for Greenfield children. Whether it’s a day trip to the Winchester Science Museum, a morning out to visit the local bakery or a week-long residential trip learning to sail on the Isle of Wight, the children gain from each and every opportunity to spend time outside of the school gates.


Our Future World Team is just one example of the ways in which we embed citizenship into school life. The children are given multiple opportunities to broaden their understanding of what it means to be a ‘good citizen’ and contribute to their immediate and wider community. Our School Council and Roles of Responsibility also help us to teach the value of service to others.

House Competitions

We have four Houses at Greenfield, named after four people integral to the growth and development of the school in its formative years: Ruth Hicks, Joyce Pearce MBE, Henry Quartermaine and Thomas Jefferies. House competitions take place throughout the year and culminate in the annual Sports Day, which is a wonderful occasion enjoyed by children, staff and parents alike.

Festivals, Competitions and Quizzes

We seize every opportunity for the children to take part in events that involve children from outside the Greenfield School community. We host a Children’s Festival each year that welcomes small groups from other schools to speak on one of the UN Sustainability Goals before heading into a children’s parliament. We also participate in national general knowledge quizzes and competitions for sport, debating, chess, dance and academics hosted by other schools.

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