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
Another fantastic week flew by at Gunthorpe. I had some fantastic work brought to me by Infant 2. It is always a pleasure to see the range of tasks and opportunities children at Gunthorpe have access to. From expert sports coaches, a range of music lessons, the opportunity to learn both French and Spanish….need I go on.
This week in the brilliant book we had…
Infant 1- Ava S – for coming into school with a big smile on her face (Ava only does Fridays at the moment and this is fantastic to hear!)
Frankie N-S – for coming back to school with a changed attitude. Frankie has been trying really hard with everything and showing a can do attitude.
Infant 2- Jessie H R- When finding out about kung fu punctuation Jessie was the only one who knew the correct term for speech marks was inverted commas! The best bit is she is only in year 1!!!
Lucia T- Who worked hard to be independent when matching amounts in numbers and words.
Junior 1- Isobel S C- for her determination, energy, listening and thoughtful ideas all week!
Sophia L- for her beautiful writing embedding speech in the story with accurate punctuation used so eloquently.
Junior 2- Jacob J- for super maths work counting in powers of 10
Erica G- for a great piece of writing with fantastic dialogue.
We also had a bonus entry for Freya from Junior 1 who was nominated by Isobel because she helped her when she was struck at the top of the jungle climber. She showed our school value of friendship in all its forms!
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!
What a fantastic time we had last week. The children were looking at the value of Friendship and our playground buddies have been making sure that everyone has someone to play with during dinner times and playtimes. They really are setting an excellent example to the rest of the school so keep it up!
In our brilliant book we celebrated…
Lillie-Mae (Infant 1) for settling into school so well and getting used to all the new routines.
Jake (Infant 1) for showing how grown up he can be. He has been brilliant at being kind and helpful to his friends
Frances (Infant 2) for returning to school with a positive, determined and ‘can do’ attitude
Heidi (Infant 2) for tidying up without being asked and show others how to help
Evie (Junior 1) for a beautiful descriptive piece of writing including expanded noun phrases
Summer and Riley (Junior 1) for being the best they can be and producing the best piece of work they have ever done!
Rosie and Jaby (Junior 2) for fantastic maths work with Roman numerals.
We also mustn’t forget the fantastic Gunthorpe Gala on Sunday- It really was a huge success and we look forward to finding out just how much money was raised for the school. A big thank you to all staff and parents who helped make it come together so well.
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Thank you again to all parents who have made me feel so welcome at Gunthorpe school!
Each week I will be publishing a short blog post about what has been happening within school and celebrating some amazing children’s achievements!