Roof leak

Unfortunately whilst the school roof was being replaced over the holidays we have experienced a leak during a particularly heavy downpour which damaged the ceilings and carpets in several classrooms. We just wanted to reassure parents that all measures have been put in place to ensure that school will still be open and ready for all pupils to start back on Thursday 6th September as planned.

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank all staff for their hard work and commitment through this challenging time.

Mrs Bills and Mrs Brown

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Headteachers blog w/c 5.11.18

Today has been a truly memorable day where all the preparation we put into Remembrance Day really showed. The children held the minutes silence with such respect and care.  They have really amazed all the staff with their demonstration of all the values and it was really special. 


Thank you to the parents who joined us this week.  We invited the parents of those children who were put forward from Gunthorpe to be entered into the Parliament at Christmas competition (Ben B won last year!) Big well done to : Seth, Benjamin B, Oliver, Erica, Lukas, Evie, Summer, Ali, Anders, Lyla and Alex B and good luck!

We also had a brilliant group of year 5 girls at an indoor rowing festival on Wednesday and they talked to all in assembly about it today they were still buzzing! 

On to our brilliant book…

Infant 1- Rhys – super sentence writer for really concentrating on hearing all his sounds in the words
Lauren – for some amazing blending.  We can really tell the practise you have been doing at home!

Infant 2- Frankie, Frances and Ella J- for fantastic maths work showing understanding of number bonds and the related subtraction and addition

Junior 1- Chloe and Connie- for their dedication to progress in their writing. The values day writing was well thought out and good quality
Thomas- for the quantity and quality of his maths – very well thought out explanations

Junior 2- George- for fantastic work on inverse operations in maths, George showed real dedication to complete his homework accurately.
Benjamin B and Erica- for both writing super recounts of our remembrance day values day
Orla- for being noticed by several members of staff for being so helpful and supportive with children in Infant 1, especially Rupert during his first week.


Magical maths club

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Dear Parent/Guardian,

Amazing news! 

Magical Maths is returning to Gunthorpe PS with a brand new, super fun, after school maths club and we would like to invite your child/children to come along and join us for some fantastic mathemagical fun!

We’ll be starting the club on Monday 19th Nov straight after school and running on the following dates at the same time for an hour each week:

Monday 19th & 26th Nov, 3rd, 10th, 17th Dec 

 Magical Maths Club is packed full of exciting games and activities that are super fun and highly educational (but don’t tell the children!).

Please be aware though, that we do have limited availability and places are already filling up fast. The places will be allocated on a first come first served basis, so be sure to sign up quickly to secure your spot!

Visit or call 0115 871 2024 to save your space!

We hope to see you soon!

Headteachers blog w/c 22nd Oct

What a brilliant week to end this half term- we started off with our fantastic values day and are so proud of the amazing art work the children produced to celebrate 100 years of remembrance . Our local curate Simon Jones was involved as the children went to the church to see the memorial plaque.  He was incredibly impressed by the children’s reflections on forgiveness whilst they were there.

We ended the week with a visit from Bishop Paul who also commented on the focused and positive atmosphere all around school- it was a pleasure to show off how fantastic Gunthorpe is! I feel like I have always been here and a big thank you to everyone who has made me feel so welcome.

On to our brilliant book. Well done to…
Infant 1- Ben- for working really hard with his reading and writing. He has become so good at reading and blending words he has taken a reading book home this week.
Super sentence writer: Lillie-Mae- for remembering her sentence and writing it all on her own! Well done!

Infant 2- Frankie- great attention to detail when producing a self portrait made of clay- photo to follow!
Jessie- for brilliant maths work with Mrs Brown. Jessie is only in year 1 and can already tell the time to o’clock and half past. She is already beginning to understanding quarter past!

Junior 1- Harrison- for both his improved joined handwriting and his work in maths all week
Evie- for her progress and care with spelling but also for being a brilliant buddy to whoever needs it!

Junior 2- Oliver- fantastic maths work using inverse operations to reason and solve problems.
Katy- for super work with Mr Gething up levelling and improving a paragraph of her writing. Really thinking about her vocabulary choices.

Finally just a reminder to have a lovely half term. Relaxed and I hope the weather is kind to us all. I hope  you are able to join us at the church on Sunday 4th November.

Headteacher blog w/c 15th Oct

Friday was a very busy day for Junior 2 class last week. They walked into the hall for our fantastic Friday celebration beaming. All the boys had worked incredibly hard all morning making rockets with Mrs Perry whilst the girls took part in a multisports event with Mr Tyler.  They then had a planetarium come into school for the afternoon. The level of questions the children asked showed just how much they have taken away from their science topic this term.  It is brilliant to be able to offer such a wealth of experiences during their time at Gunthorpe. With a special values day on Monday and Divali day for all infants on Tuesday life is always busy here!

On to the brilliant book…

Infant 1- Seb has been doing some fantastic blending. He has been trying really hard with his letters and reading this week 
Alex- super sentence writer! Alex remembered her sentence and wrote it all by herself!

Infant 2- Megan and Lucia- for fantastic team work during PE
Heidi-Mrs Brown was very impressed with her writing. It was nicely presented and completed independently.  She also impressed in maths with her knowledge of o’clock time.

Junior 1- Kai and Summer- also showed fantastic team work in PE supporting each other, giving praise and encouragement.

Junior 2- Jack- for making a real effort to improve his handwriting and presentation
Lukas- super maths work on mental calculations!

Hudson’s Owl Babies story

Last week we had Just So stories from Junior 2, this week have a read of Hudson’s version of Owl Babies. We are so proud of him. Please read and enjoy!

Headteacher blog w/c 8th Oct

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.
Mrs Bills