Headteachers Blog w/c 11th February

I do hope you have managed to have a read of the February newsletter which came out today- it is bursting full of exciting news from Gunthorpe.

This week a special well done to the year 3/4 Athletics team who did brilliantly coming 5th out of 11 teams, some of which came from much bigger schools! They stayed determined and worked so hard as a team to support each other throughout. It was a privilege to be there with them.

Also special mention to our Junior prayer team who led the prayer morning on Wednesday this week- more detail in the newsletter but they all showed such respect and made the morning truly memorable for all involved.

On to our brilliant book…

Infant 1- Super sentence writer this week was Autumn for sounding out a lot of her words independently and knowing the red word ‘the’. Autumn is so determined and making brilliant progress!
Ben- For challenging himself in maths and asking to do more! Ben completed the missing number challenges to 20, then 50 and then 100! Well done Ben!

Infant 2- Writer of the week: Laci-Mai Harrison for her fantastic writing about being a servant in a Victorian household. Laci-Mai included conjunctions and determiners in her writing.
Toby- for always showing thought and care by offering to help anyone in the class.
Lyla M- for brilliant spelling of Red words and using her phonics knowledge beyond year 1 expectations! Keep it up!

Junior 1- Aleena and Chloe- for both working really hard in their fractions work. Mr Hall has been really impressed with their knowledge and effort.
Oliver- for his excellent maths thinking and thoughtful learning. He always asks great questions to help him learn and understand all the time!
Thomas- Miss Bottrell was sat doing her planning when she over heard Thomas reading with a parent helper. She was so impressed with his tone, expression and fluency. It was so lovely to hear!

Junior 2- Hannah- last week Hannah scored 100% on a practise maths SAT reasoning test. What an incredible achievement!
Harriet- For really good maths work on equivalent fractions with different denominators.

We hope you have a fantastic half term and look forward to welcoming all the children back on Monday 25th February when we launch our fair trade fortnight and 90kg rice challenge!