I am very pleased to be able to welcome you to our website. Gunthorpe CofE Primary School is a small village school that prides itself on academic excellence and working together to build a close whole school community that is based on strong Christian values of Service, Determination, Friendship, Forgiveness and Respect. I hope as you explore our website further you will be able to get a feel for what life is like at Gunthorpe and any information you might require. I would also encourage you to follow us on twitter @gunthorpecofeps for regular updates of ‘in the moment’ learning. I would be very happy to show you round so please do ring and make an appointment at the school office if you would like a tour. Having only started in September I can commend the school as an incredibly warm and welcoming place where everyone is known and has a place. Please feel free to contact the school direct with any queries you may have.
Mrs Claire Bills
The Governing body have agreed school closure days for training in the next academic year 2018/19:
- Tuesday 4th September 2018 (Admin Day)
- Wednesday 5th September 2018
- Monday 5th November 2018
- Monday 7th January 2019
- Monday 8th July 2019
We strive to give our children an understanding of the world that God created; their place in it, their value to it and their responsibility for it.
Last week we had Just So stories from Junior 2, this week have a read of Hudson’s version of Owl Babies. We are so proud of him. Please read and enjoy!
Last week was possibly my favourite week of the term so far! Wednesday after school a group of year 5 students formed our Lacross team and took part in their first tournament. They did so well and Mr Tyler was particularly impressed with their attitude. They played 4 games, winning 1, drawing 2 and losing 1.
On Thursday morning we had our harvest festival celebration and the hall was full to bursting with all the children and their parents. Every class did themselves proud and Rev Simon Jones spoke to us about how when we all contribute a little bit what a big difference it can make. A big thank you to all those parents who made a donation for The Friary drop in centre who were incredibly grateful for the items of food. They were also delighted to receive a large vat of soup made by our gardening club from vegetables grown right here in school. Well done to all involved and we hope those of you who joined us enjoyed it.
On to our brilliant book…
Infant 1- Dylan and Anders- for some fantastic turn taking and mathematics. Both boys worked together to create a car park number line from 1-20.
Frankie- for trying really hard with dressing and undressing for PE. Frankie managed to put his socks on this week by himself- no excuses at home now Frankie!
Infant 2- Toby and Ella J – for fantastic enthusiasm, determination and healthy competition seeing who could collect the most green cards in one day. They assured me it was a draw!
Writer of the week was Hudson Butlin- for his Owl Babies story, watch this space to be able to read it soon!
Junior 1- Riley H- for outstanding reading progress. Great pace, comprehension, decoding and focus.
Melissa- for outstanding homework on maths mastery, Excellent attitude and effort. She is just a great mathematician!
Junior 2- Orla and Harriet- for a great piece of reading comprehension on UFOs
Archie- super maths work this week on written addition.
I look forward to finding out how we can top this week. A big thank you to all parents who are filling in the values slips to let us know how your children are demonstrating these at home. If you do want any more copies I have passed these onto class teachers. Our hall display is already looking fantastic.
Last week Hannah and Ben B were in the brilliant book for their incredible Just So stories.
We thought they were so good we would share them with you! Click on their names to download the full story!
What a fantastic week last week was. We raised over £244 pounds during our Macmillan coffee morning and cake sale the previous week. An absolutely life changing amount of money. The children also had a visit from the charity Sharewear clothing who we will working with to support the work they do within Nottingham. Please speak to your child to find out more and watch this space.
In the brilliant book this week we had
Dylan and Anders- for fantastic PE with Mrs Brown. They showed excellent ball skills, rolling, throwing and catching but most importantly following instructions straight away.
Lauren- for careful cutting and making her vegetable man. Lauren thought about what she would like to use and spent a lot of time on her work
Bella- for a fantastic first week. Bella has been brilliant having a go at everything and showing really good listening.
George, Zac and Jacob- for brilliant answers to problem solving at mastery level
Laci-Mai for incredible high quality writing about Owl Babies
Florrie, Summer and Sophia- for very good explanations when reasoning this week. They all used maths terms and showed their calculations to help explain.
Hannah and Ben B- for writing really impressive retellign sof Rudyard Kipling Just So Stories.
We also had some incredible art work from 2 year 6 boys which will be going up on display very soon. Well done Tyler and Lukas.
Another fantastic week at Gunthorpe. It was amazing to hear the children at the start of the week talk about one of our school values of Forgiveness. The children regularly amaze me by how well they are able to articulate their thoughts and feelings. We see the children listening to each other, accepting they don’t always make the right choices and showing they are sorry each and every day. They are a real credit to you!
We ended the week with the fantastic Macmillan coffee morning and cake sale. A huge thank you to those parents who helped set up (both at the start and end of the day!) and those who joined us in the hall this morning. A really brilliant event and Oliver was even commended in our brilliant book by another child for his enthusiasm and helpfulness selling cakes. Thank you Junior children from Pupil Parliament.
You may have received an email from school- as part of our quest to go paperless we will now be emailing the monthly newsletters. Not everyone’s details have been updated onto the system yet so we will still be providing a paper version but hopefully by November we will be able to take full advantage of this change.
In the brilliant book this week we had:
Infant 1- Seb- For great determination during phonics. Seb can hear the initial sounds in lots of different words! Well done
Alex- for being really helpful in the class and helping her friends if they need it. Alex is a great example of our school value of Service.
Infant 2- Georgie- for excellent concentration and determination when representing subtraction number sentences in picture form
Scarlett- For perseverance when adding and subtracting 11 and 21 from any 2 digit number!
Junior 1- Melissa- for an excellent attitude to the start of year 4. Working extremely hard, enjoying success and feeling confident.
Kyle- for the quality of his writing. He always uses neat joined and writing and good punctuation. He is developing his use of powerful vocabulary by adding adverbs and adjectives.
Amber- for her confident, energetic and positive approach to everything this year. She has already made good progress!
Junior 2- Ben and Tyler- for excellent maths work demonstrating good reasoning when rounding numbers. Ben informed us all he is now an expert!