Welcome to Gunthorpe Church of England Primary School

    School Meals promotion week 18th - 22nd Jan.

Welcome to the Spring Term 2016.

Remaining closure days for training this year will be: , Friday 12th February, Friday 27th May, Monday 25th July.

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

Spring Term 2016

  • As we begin the year visitors to school will notice a certain amount of work going on over the coming weeks. We are having a new fire alarm and emergency lighting system in school. This is quite invasive and will affect all classrooms so some movement of children will be inevitable. We hope that there will be minimal disruption to normal lessons.
  • The school entrance has had a face lift and we are expecting new furniture very soon. We have also invested in some new furniture in Infant 1 where some of it is beginning to look a little tired. This should all be in place by the end of January.
  • Infant 2 and Junior 1 will have an opportunity to investigate aspects of food technology on 14th Jan when representatives from TESCO UK will be in school. During this week, all children, should have received a pack related to reducing sugar consumption. Next week we are promoting our school meals and once again all infant children will be given the opportunity to try a meal each day.
  • After school clubs this term include a Gym club, Film Club and Mad Science. The proposed Magic Maths Club has been postponed because of too little interest at present.
  • There are still spaces available for children to begin instrumental music lessons either with Keyboards or drumming. See Mr Armitage for details.

Cricket Festival

Friday 26th June

Following our five week block of cricket with our coach from Trent Bridge during PE lessons this term, some of our children went to Southwell Cricket Club to take part in a festival.

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Cross Country

Thursday 18th June

After school on Thursday, 16 children went to Carnarvon Primary School in Bingham to take part in a cross country event.  There were 8 races, a boys’ race and a girls’ race for Y3, Y4, Y5 and Y6.  The Y3s and Y4s ran approximately half a mile while the Y5s and Y6s ran approximately one mile.  It was a very challenging event against some very capable runners and all of our children should feel very proud of their achievements.

Extended Visit – Robin Hoods Bay & Pickering Castle

Thursday 4th June

On the Thursday we went to The Old Guard’s Station in Robin Hoods Bay where we spent time looking around the centre, completed a village trail and went rock-pooling.  After a delicious ice-cream, we then went on to have a look around Pickering Castle.

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