Headteachers blog w/c 12th November

We started this week with odd socks to raise awareness of Anti-bullying week and it was brilliant to hear the children talk so articulately about how important it is we celebrate our differences and make our school a colourful joyful place to be.

We had 2 days of parents evening where it was brilliant to see and hear how well children are settling into life at Gunthorpe, many of who are with a new teacher. If you haven’t had a chance to please do fill in the comments and suggestions sheets as we love to read your thoughts on our school.
We ended with Children in Need and all the children and staff looked fantastic. We raised a brilliant £125.20 and a special well done to Junior 1 who won the duck race with James Pond. Watch the full race here

On to our brilliant book..
Infant 1 super sentence writer was – Ben – who is really trying to hear all the sounds in his words and has done brilliantly this week.
Well done also to Autumn for really trying to put sounds together to read words and showing real determination to keep trying even when she finds it difficult.

Infant 2- Leo- for excellent progress in his maths and being able to prove his answers
Megan- for excellent service noticed by several adults in the school to quote Miss Bottrell “every class needs a Megan!”
Wonderful writers this week were Frankie and Cameron- especially trying hard with their handwriting and presentation

Junior 1- well done to Sophia for being the first year 4 to complete her 12×12 tables challenge. Now she just needs to retain all that knowledge!
Harrison and Thomas – for super progress with joining, keep it up and make sure the quality of your sentences remains as good as it is now!

Junior 2- Lukas- excellent work in maths this week on common multiples and mental calculations Mr Tyler was incredibly impressed.
George- 2 weeks in a row you have impressed Mr Getthing with your maths- today you completed 2 worksheets of calculations using multiples of 10, 100 and 1000 in one lesson so well done and keep it up!

We also congratulated all of year 6 who had represented our school so well at Toot Hill Arts Academy and spoke to the whole school about the art, D&T, dance and other activities that they had been doing. Looks like we need to include some more design and technology into our school curriculum as they all really enjoyed that.