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Headteachers blog w/c 28th January

We had a fantastic week with a group of year 4 children representing our school at Nottingham Girls High School developing their reading, writing and speaking skills. Mrs Nolan was beaming with pride at the way they showed respect and joined in with the activities with children from many other schools. Well done Aleena, Kyle, Oliver and Chloe!



We also had over 10 applications from junior pupils to be part of our prayer team looking at how we develop prayer at Gunthorpe. I am very excited to meet with them next week to plan our first day of prayer which will be on Wednesday 13th February.


On to our brilliant book…


Infant 1- Super Sentence Writer this week- Frankie- for working so hard with his handwriting, he used his strong fingers and showed a real can do attitude. Such brilliant concentration throughout and he even completed a fantastic picture to go with his writing.
Ava and Bella- these two girls are in Preschool but have been trying really hard with both phonics and maths this week. They have been really enthusiastic learners and Mrs Findlay said there faces were beaming as if they were being given a present when she said they could play with the resources after the carpet session! What super stars!


Infant 2- Zac- for super maths on Thursday. He was able to accurately calculate change when given a problem and even managed 2 step worded problems! Zac worked so hard independently Mrs Brown was incredibly impressed.
Daisy and Jacob- for improved handwriting and presentation in their writing. They now take such pride in their work!
Writer of the week: Georgie- for a huge improvement in her writing across all subjects. Including capital letters, full stops, finger spaces and lovely letter formation.


Junior 1- Rhona- Mr Hall was absolutely blown away by Rhona this week. She has worked so hard in maths looking at perimeter completing all her work and getting it all correct! Rhona’s has worked equally hard in writing checking her spellings when writing up her Harry Potter description. Well done Rhona, keep it up!
Max- for his application to solving multiplication problems on mathletics. He took his time read, thought and produced accurate models and arrays to help him understand the questions. He even taught Mrs Nolan something new.


Junior 2- Sam and Katy- for really good maths work finding the area or perimeter of different shapes
Tyler- Great work using formulas to calculate the area of triangles and parallelograms.
Orla- for a fantastic piece of reading comprehension work on the life of Stephen Hawking


What a fantastic week – we also had a line of values slips so long it filled the hall. Thank you again for your continued support with this. We had 3 children receive their Service Certificates for completing their flower on their chart. Well done Cameron (Infant 2), Connie (Junior 1) and Erica (Junior 2). Next week we continue looking at our whole school value of Friendship- Listen to each other.