Welcome to Gunthorpe Church of England Primary School

Our Theme for Lent this year is 'Sacrifice'

Remaining school closure day for training purposes  this year is :-

  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.
Principles for learning

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

Easter Service Thursday 2.30 pm in the School Hall

Please Join us for our Easter Service this Thursday at 2.30pm. There will be presentations by children from each class and afterwards we will have an ‘Eggshibition’ of decorated eggs, Easter gardens or Easter bonnets which children and their families have made at home.

Decorated eggs can be on a theme or just decorated with a pattern. Easter gardens on a small tray or dish, can contain real or created flowers, and just need to be pretty. Easter bonnets can be existing hats decorated for Easter or children can create their own.  This is purely voluntary. Here are some examples of the eggs already brought in.

 EGGstraterrestrial     Scotch EGG

There will also be a pop up Easter Sale run by FOGS. We hope to see you there.

University Day – March 2015

University Day has become a firm favourite with the children. At the beginning of the day Mrs Brown reminded the children what it was all about and encouraged them to try new things and see what they could learn. Courses were designed around subjects which do not appear regularly in the curriculum.

Children could choose from such courses as ‘A Play in Half a Day’, ‘The History of Pop Music 1950 – 2000′. ‘Making Mosaics’, ‘Exploring Gunthorpe’, ‘Handball’, ‘Chinese experience’, ‘Cogs and Gears’ and the inevitable baking courses, of which there were two.

Here are some snapshots from the day.

Tile workshop a great success

The tile workshop, which was kindly paid for by the FOGS/PTA, was a wonderful example of teamwork. All the children took part and were able to paint a tile as part of a whole picture and also prepare one of their own as a border. The results will be a treasure in school for years to come.

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Nottingham Panthers visit school

Children were full of questions when two members of the panthers squad visited school. They came to talk about ice hockey but they also had a video with a serious message about education called, ‘Awesome’.

They answered the numerous questions and showed the kit which the players wear. I am sure that they also attracted a bit more interest in ice hockey.

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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