Welcome to Gunthorpe Primary School

Lots of fun on World Book Day. Photos below.

The remaining school closure day for this year has been set as 23rd May

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

World Book Day

Children had a super time in school on world book day. We had witches, superheroes and princesses in abundance. Children were asked to write a review of their favourite book and some were able to talk about theirs. The staff all entered into the spirit with some of the best costumes to date. There was a quiz to see who could match each teacher with their favourite book; with the winner receiving a book token. Here are just a few images of the day.

All together it was another super fun day at Gunthorpe. With plenty of literacy into the bargain.

Events – March

After half term we finish our period of ‘Value of the week’ with our last value – ‘Endurance’. On Thursday 27th February we had a Christian Values day to finish it all off. Children were arranged in mixed age groups of 11 and toured around school having a half hour session on each value and a different area of the curriculum. Teamwork found the children doing technology and trying to build a bridge across the ‘Chasm of Doom’. Trust saw them doing drama and role play activities. In Friendship they played cooperative games, whilst in Forgiveness they put pen to paper to express their feelings. They learned a little bit of Wisdom through problem solving in maths. In Endurance they struggled through tough physical activities, but then were treated to some fruit prepared by the group doing Service. All in all a fun day with good spiritual outcomes.

Coming up in March we will be celebrating Lent from next week. The children will be given the opportunity to promise to do something over Lent and this will be put on a promise leaf and hung from our Lent tree.

We hope to repeat the popular Junior Master Chef competition this term All juniors will be eligible to enter and once again Tom Browns have agreed to support this event. Look out for details later. It is World Book day next Thursday 6th. Children may come to school as a favourite Character from a book and talk about or write about their book.

We will be organising a Labyrinth of Prayer in the hall all day on Monday March 24th. This will be our ‘Journey to Easter’ . Children will be guided around the labyrinth in small groups and share spiritual experiences with their class mates. If any parent would be interested in being a guide, visiting the labyrinth or just finding out more about it please contact Mr Armitage.

Junior 2 will be going to an activity centre in Northampton at the end of term. This is their week long residential with pupils from Langar school.

I am a Lower Junior Let Me Out Of Here!!

Our Spring term topic is all about rain forests and we are learning where they are and what is special about these amazing areas of natural undisturbed forests. We have watched life in the rain forest and learned about the diversity and range of species that live in there.

This half term we will learn about how some areas are being destroyed and why this is happening. We will debate whether or not this is ok considering the needs of people, tribes and animals in these precious and beautiful areas.

We have made some really effective collages of the rain forest and are going to create other pieces of art to reflect the beauty, richness and value of these disappearing forests.Listening to the tribal music and watching them live lives that show their respect for nature we are thinking about our part in their futures.

Mrs Nolan


Y5/6 Indoor Rowing Festival

Monday 10th February

Some of our children took part in an indoor rowing festival at South Wolds School in Keyworth. Competing in relays using a rowing machine, the children had to work well as a team and had a great time doing so.

Y3/4 Rushcliffe Indoor Athletics Final

Wednesday 29th January

Our Y3/4 indoor athletics team were one of ten teams competing in the Rushcliffe Final at The Beckett School in West Bridgford.

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