Welcome to Gunthorpe Primary School

Christmas lunch is on Wednesday 17th December. The menu for the last week of term has changed. See key information page

School closure days for training purposes this year have been set as :-

Day 1 – Tuesday, 2 September, 2014, Day 2-  Monday 3 November, 2014, Day 3 – Monday 5 January, 2015, Day 4 – Friday 13 February, 2015 and Day 5 – Monday 29 June, 2015 

Ethos statement

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. 
Our core values are based in Christianity. They are: Friendship, Teamwork, Endurance, Wisdom, Trust, Service and Forgiveness.

We are a busy but friendly school, with lots going on. This website aims to give you a taster of the school, as well as providing regular updated information for both parents and pupils. We hope that you enjoy your visit to our website, and that you find any information you are looking for. Please feel free to contact the school direct with any queries you may have.

Thank you for visiting!

Mr Martin Armitage
Head Teacher

The Christmas Truce of 1914

At the end of 2014, the junior classes presented, ‘Happy Christmas Tommy’ the story of the Christmas miracle of 1914. When soldiers from both sides put down their weapons and played football in no mans land. This is a very moving story and brings home the power that Christmas can have in peoples minds. The performance was marvellous, with some brilliant acting skills on show from the Y5 and Y6 children.

 

Infant Nativity – ‘Tinsel and Teatowels’

Our Infant Christmas presentation went really well this year. It told the background story of a school with an inspection during the nativity week and how the children had learned so much from their play; all about the story of Jesus, the angels, the shepherds and the wise men. The inspectors were really impressed and so were we. The children really enjoyed taking on the roles of the teachers in school. It just goes to show that amongst the ‘Tinsel and Teatowels’ the true message of Christmas shines through.

Infant children singing one of their Christmas songs

Vale of Belvoir Rotary Club donate dictionaries

We have been very grateful over the last few years that the Rotary Club have given each year six pupil in every school in the locality a dictionary in their final year at school. On Friday 5th December Mr Alan Folwell came to present the five year six children with their dictionaries. Thank you to the rotary club for their support in this way.

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Ties are a hit with the children

For a number of years children have asked ‘why don’t we have ties’ and our answer has always been something to do with them not being necessary. The pressure has built up and we finally decided to  ’test the water’ and buy a few ties to see how well they would be received. The answer has been an amazing thumbs up from the children. The ties are only for juniors at the moment but if they continue to be the uniform of choice we will offer elasticated ones for infants.

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Y5/6 Indoor Athletics Ruschliffe Final – Sainsburys School Games

Thursday 27th November

Following their impressive performance at the Small School’s Heat, finishing 2nd, our athletics team took part in the Rushcliffe area final at The West Bridgford School.  The team gave another great individual and team performance, finishing 9th out of the 10 teams on the night, and 9th out of the 47 teams that took part in the whole competition.  An impressive achievement for which the whole team should be very proud.

Bronze Ambassador Training – Sainsburys School Games

Wednesday 19th November

Four of our children in Y5/6 were selected to go to the Lee Westwood Centre at the Clifton Campus of Nottingham Trent University for a morning of training on being a sporting role model and sports leader within school.  The training included having to deliver a sporting activity to some Y5/6 children from other schools.  They now have tasks and further responsibilities as part of their new role in school.