Junior 2 is a mixed year 5/6 class and their teacher is Mr Tyler.
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.
A big Gunthorpe welcome to Mr Gething who started with us today and will be teaching in Junior 2 alongside Mr Tyler. Some of you may know him as he is the leader of 1st Trent side Beavers!
Here he is getting stuck in with lacrosse!
Tuesday 12th December 2017
We took a boys’ team and a girls’ team to South Wolds School in Keyworth to take part in an indoor rowing festival. Each team had one rowing machine and they completed different relay races including a calorie burn race, distance races and timed races. The children’s rowing improved over the evening as did their teamwork and co-operation, having to get on and off the rowing machine at speed for the relay changes.
Wednesday 6th December 2017
Our lacrosse team took part in their first tournament of the year.
Following a 6 week block of lacrosse coaching in PE, as well as an after school club too, our team took part in an indoor tournament at Bingham Leisure Centre. The team played 4 games winning 3 and losing 1 – a very encouraging start to the year in lacrosse.
Friday 1st December 2017
Every child in school designed a Christmas card for the Parliament at Christmas competition. We had some really good designs and our staff selected a small group of children’s designs to send through to be judged. We are very proud that one of our Year 5 children was selected as the overall winner of the competition, a fantastic achievement! His design is being sent out by Newark MP Robert Jenrick to wish a merry Christmas to his 40,000 constituents. Robert Jenrick came in to school to meet our finalists and the winner.