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Junior 2

Welcome to Junior 2!


Junior 2 is a mixed year 5/6 class and their teacher is Mr Tyler.

Friday 15th May

Dear Junior 2,

I hope you are all safe and well.  I also hope you all had a great bank holiday weekend and enjoyed the VE Day celebration.  It was amazing to see some of the children in Gunthorpe delivering scones to the elderly residents, I’m sure it made their day very special.  A massive thank you to those of you who have sent in pictures of you and work, if everyone could email in with some examples of work, once at least once a week, that would be fantastic.  One more week of school work and then it’s a week off for half term.


In English, next week, on Days 1 & 2, find the document ‘Golden Time’ and work through the tasks.  For Days 1 & 2 there is also a PowerPoint document to help with ‘Noun Phrases’.  ‘Golden Time’ is a poem and a part of one of the tasks is again to practise a performance of ‘Golden Time’.   I haven’t received any at the time of writing but I will try again, it would be fantastic if we could have some videos sent in of you reciting (not just reading) all or part of the poem, as in Y5/6, it is expected that you can recite poetry! On Days 3 & 4, find the document ‘Bedroom Example’ and work through the tasks.  On Day 5, complete the creative writing task ‘A First Visit’.  Also, make sure you keep reading and don’t forget there’s Bug Club you can do too. 


For maths, I have uploaded more daily lessons on to the class page of the website.  There are again separate lessons for Y5 and Y6.  There are extra PowerPoint documents on the website, for some of the maths lessons (Y5 Day 3 and Y6 Days 1,3 & 5), if you need them.  Each document has quite a lot of pages, however, you should be able to do most the work without printing pages, viewing the document on screen and working on paper. 


Remember there is still Mathletics that you can do.  And that brings me to TT Rockstars.  I am impressed!  First of all, I was beaten four times on this week: well done to the 3 girls and 1 boy, well done!  A new challenge has been set, 34 to beat this week, I think that’s my best ever score!  Secondly, we now have 5 Rock Legends, that’s the most we have had.  Last of all, the battle between Junior 1 and Junior 2 that finished yesterday.  Junior 2 scored 11,547 points, while Junior 1 scored 8,178, we finally won!  Congratulations!  However, now you have to defend your crown, the new battle started this morning (Friday) at 9am until Thursday at 9am.

Remember to keep active and to do 60 minutes of physical activity.  This week’s Notts School Games new weekly set of activities are on Orienteering.  Try to have a go at the activities and the Friday virtual competition: Big Art!  - Use objects from the garden or house to make a big art picture, and Orienteering - Complete a full set of all compass points correctly in your quickest time.  When complete, submit your entry to the competition here  Gunthorpe school came 7th in Rushcliffe for the virtual golf competition.  I hope you found the netball activities that were uploaded to the website.  If you haven’t entered the virtual competition, there is still time, the deadline is Friday 22nd May, to produce a piece to showcase what Netball means to you e.g. poem, dance, song, rap or story.  Also, try to keep up with Joe Wicks’ daily PE lessons at 9am on YouTube, a great way to start your day and get moving. 


For Science, we are continuing with our topic on Life Cycles.  I hope you have all seen the new Knowledge Organiser.   There are two activities this week: Activity 1 – Botanical Illustrations, and Activity 2 – Parts of a Flower.  Similar titles to last week but different activities that both include using your artistic skills.  For our topic, our last Mountains activity, this week, you need to choose a different mountain and research it, there’s more information on the document on the website.  Try to choose a different mountain from a contrasting locality to last week.  If you chose a British mountain, try to choose a mountain from a different part of the world and vice versa. 


This week, try to have a go at some music.  There are separate lessons on ‘Duration, tempo and Beethoven’ for each year group.  Year 6s, click on the following link  Year 5s, click on the following link  There is also another science challenge – ‘Balloon Kebabs’ (to be supervised by an adult) and another engineering challenge – ‘Strong As A Drinking Straw’ (to be supervised by an adult) for you to have a go at. 


Please send in your work, photos and videos to:  If you still haven’t sent anything into the class email address, please encourage your parents to help you send something in.  Ideally everyone will send in an email at least once a week with examples of your work.  Again, make sure you have a good look at our class page on the school website (keep scrolling down) to see what your friends have been getting up to.  It was great to see your work again this week, I’ve seen some fantastic maths, English and science work, some super mountain research and some very tasty looking baking!


Finally, as always, be good for your parents and help out at home.  There’s plenty of work to keep you all busy next week (all on the Junior 2 page of the school website) but remember, you don’t have to do it all. 


Enjoy the last week of this half term and keep up the fantastic work. 


Mr Tyler

Story Time

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Indoor Driving Range

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Garden Assault Course Challenge

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Cycling Maths Challenge!

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Riley and Laci-Mai plank challenge

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Thursday 19th December: Rushcliffe Y5/6 Indoor Athletics Final 1

Wednesday 4th December: Rushcliffe Y5/6 Cross Country

Thursday 28th November: The National Holocaust Centre

Tuesday 26th November: Alternative Advent Calendar Preparations

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Tuesday 12th November: Rushcliffe Y5/6 Indoor Athletics Small Schools' Heat - 1st Place! 1

Wednesday 14th October 2019: Blitz and Pieces with Peter Hammond

Thursday 19th September: Flintham 3 Gunthorpe 3

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Wednesday 18th September: Y5/6 Girls' Physical Activity Festival at Holme Pierrepont 1

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