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Headteacher blog w/c 7.1.19

Welcome to the first blog post of 2019. It has been a fantastic first week back for this new term and it was lovely to see all the children back and enthusiastic after the Christmas holidays.


We like to start as we mean to go on at Gunthorpe. Infant 2 and Junior 1 had PE with Lauren a specialist Dance instructor starting this week. We had a new gymnastics club for Infants start on Friday after school which they all really enjoyed. Junior 2 started the DARE project Friday afternoon and plans are already afoot for trips and visitors over this half term. Look out for January newsletter and dates list very soon!


Onto our brilliant book…


Infant 1- Jake was the super sentence writer having really impressed with his independent writing and including the red word ‘go’.
Seb- was also included for his brilliant knowledge about birds in winter. He joined in the discussion telling his class that Sparrow Hawks eat little birds and blackbirds eat berries in the garden. What great remembering- who needs David Attenborough!


Infant 2- A big Gunthorpe welcome to Henry who has settled in brilliantly, making new friends and using good manners.
Lucia was one of the writers of the week for her determination to be independent and use her sounds to write words to describe the big bad wolf.
Lucy was also a writer of the week for her beautiful retelling of the story of Epiphany using detail, description and perfect handwriting. Well done to you both girls!



Junior 1- Krishan- for being the best he can be in all subjects. Answering questions intelligently, writing with careful presentation and listening to the details in learning tasks.
Freya- for an excellent piece of maths. Freya worked neatly and with care calculating number sentences getting progressively harder and showing her working.


Junior 2- Archie- for super maths work this week using short division, including with remainders, to reason and solve problems.