Headteacher blog w/c 24.9.18

Another fantastic week at Gunthorpe. It was amazing to hear the children at the start of the week talk about one of our school values of Forgiveness. The children regularly amaze me by how well they are able to articulate their thoughts and feelings. We see the children listening to each other, accepting they don’t always make the right choices and showing they are sorry each and every day. They are a real credit to you!

We ended the week with the fantastic Macmillan coffee morning and cake sale. A huge thank you to those parents who helped set up (both at the start and end of the day!) and those who joined us in the hall this morning. A really brilliant event and Oliver was even commended in our brilliant book by another child for his enthusiasm and helpfulness selling cakes. Thank you Junior children from Pupil Parliament.

You may have received an email from school- as part of our quest to go paperless we will now be emailing the monthly newsletters. Not everyone’s details have been updated onto the system yet so we will still be providing a paper version but hopefully by November we will  be able to take full advantage of this change.

In the brilliant book this week we had:
Infant 1- Seb- For great determination during phonics. Seb can hear the initial sounds in lots of different words! Well done
Alex- for being really helpful in the class and helping her friends if they need it. Alex is a great example of our school value of Service.

Infant 2- Georgie- for excellent concentration and determination when representing subtraction number sentences in picture form
Scarlett- For perseverance when adding and subtracting 11 and 21 from any 2 digit number!

Junior 1- Melissa- for an excellent attitude to the start of year 4. Working extremely hard, enjoying success and feeling confident.  
Kyle- for the quality of his writing. He always uses neat joined and writing and good punctuation.  He is developing his use of powerful vocabulary by adding adverbs and adjectives.
Amber- for her confident, energetic and positive approach to everything this year.  She has already made good progress!

Junior 2- Ben and Tyler- for excellent maths work demonstrating good reasoning when rounding numbers. Ben informed us all he is now an expert!


Open Day

If you have a child who was born between 1st September 2014 and 31st August 2015 you should apply for a school place soon.  You should receive information from the local authority by 17th November 2018 and you will be able to apply for a school place until 15th January 2019.  If you have a child who will be starting school next September, or know anyone who has, and would like to visit our school please get in touch. We are holding two open days however I am always happy to show people around our wonderful school.

open day flyer

Macmillan cake sale

Thank you to all parents and children for supporting us so well! We were delighted to have raised over £150! We will publish the final figure next week.

Mrs Bills

Headteacher blog w/c 17.9.18

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!

Welcome to Mr Gething

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!

School Dinner Autumn term

Here is the Autumn term Gunthorpe C of E dinner menu

Thank you to those parents who have provided feedback as to why your child doesn’t currently have school dinners. We are currently having meetings with providers who will allow us to take online payments for dinners (and other things) so if this is of interest to you please watch this space!

School parliament children will be discussing school dinners and tuck this term to see if we can work together to improve the provision at dinner time.

We also have some Theme dinners coming up this term!
Monday 8th October we have a harvest menu

Wednesday 7th November divali dinner
Friday 9th November rememberance day menu