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Reading Is Fun! 

Posted: 05/11/2019
Lynn Nash


We have invested in some lovely reading diaries. Reading is such a crucial skill, not just for school but for life! Please use these diaries to record reading that has taken place at home. Celebrate the books with your children and have fun using the stickers and completing the reading awards.
Happy Reading!

 


Meet the Governors 

Posted: 09/10/2019
Lynn Nash


Some of the parents met two of our Governors last week. For those of you who couldn't make it let me introduce you to Mr. Stephen Corcoran our Chair of Governors and Mrs. Caroline Lake our EYFS Governor.  If you have any questions, ideas or comments for them then do not hesitate to email Stephen on stephen.corcoran1@btinternet.com. 
The next 'meet with the Governors' will be on 28th January 2020 at 1.00pm.

 


Come to Breakfast Club! 

Posted: 08/10/2019
Lynn Nash

Breakfast Club is Fun!

Why not send your child/ren to breakfast club at school. It starts at 8.00am every day. They can enjoy a healthy, tasty breakfast. There are also lots of games to play and we are investing in some new play equipment- take a look at the new dolls house!

 


Welcome Back 

Posted: 10/09/2019
Lynn Nash

Welcome back and hello!

Welcome back to school! Hope that you have had a wonderful summer with your families. We are pleased to welcome a new face to Gunnislake- Mr. Jamie Clatworthy. Mr. Clatworthy (AKA Mr. C) is in his second year of teaching and is full of great ideas to make learning fun for the children. Mr C. is a big fan of sport- especially football and will be working hard to develop PE across Gunnislake (and Delaware too). I know that you will join me in welcoming him . 
Mrs Feakins is having a great time on her travels around the globe and we are all missing her. We welcome two new members of staff in class 1- Miss Marianne Wright and Miss Elowen Fleming- they have settled in well and are getting to know the children. They are great additions to our team here at Gunnislake.
We also welcome back Mrs Fraser who has returned to the office following her absence in the summer term due to a toe injury. It's lovely to have you back, Dawn!

 


Mayest Dragon 

Posted: 23/07/2019
Lynn Nash


Well done Miss Martin for being the body of our Mayest Dragon. It was a fantastic morning and great to see our school represented!

 


Staying Safe Around Dogs 

Posted: 23/07/2019
Lynn Nash


Lots of us have dogs but some children are quite scared by them. We were lucky this term to have a lesson on how to approach dogs so that they don't feel threatened by the children and the children feel more confident. What a great life lesson! 

 


En Garde 

Posted: 23/07/2019
Lynn Nash


This term the children have really enjoyed our after school fencing club! It has helped those children taking part to use their Mr. Bump skills and not give up when it was difficult. A really brilliant sport to try- funded by our Sport Premium funds!

 


Sports Day 

Posted: 23/07/2019
Lynn Nash


Our annual sports day was a great success.The rain held off and we all enjoyed the various races and the team point building events. The afternoon concluded with a mass dance to raise some cash for Tesco Dance Beats!

 


New Mural 

Posted: 23/07/2019
Lynn Nash


Our children have been using their artistic talents to make clay tiles for a mural to brighten up Gunnislake train station. They worked with local potter, Rosie Fiereck. The finished mural is really amazing and we are so proud of everyone who contributed to it.

 


Race For Life 

Posted: 23/07/2019
Lynn Nash


It was a really hot afternoon but our amazing children and staff took part in our very own Race For Life- raising funds for Cancer Research UK. The KS1 children ran 1K and everyone else completed 3K- everyone taking part got a fabulous medal. This was followed by a well-deserved family picnic- what a brilliant afternoon!

 


Egg-citing Times! 

Posted: 23/07/2019
Lynn Nash


Class 1 have had a really egg-citing term!fantastic to watch them grow  They looked after and hatched some gorgeous chicks! It will be really brilliant to watch them grow before they go and live with Mrs. Bennetts!

 


Breton Dancers 

Posted: 23/07/2019
Lynn Nash


We were treated to a lovely afternoon of traditional dancing from Brittany. Everyone joined in and had a great deal of fun!

 


The Eden Project 

Posted: 21/03/2019
Lynn Nash


The children in Class 1 have been learning about plants this term so we went on a trip to the Eden Project. The children loved exploring the biomes using all their senses. They were amazed by all the different shapes, sizes and colours they saw. The wobbly bridge was a big hit as was a journey up into the clouds! 

 


Athlete Visit 

Posted: 18/03/2019
Lynn Nash

On 8th March we were lucky enough to be visited by cyclist Lauren Dolan. She inspired the children to be more resilient by explaining to them how she had overcome injuries and other set backs to acheive all she has so far.

The children enjoyed trying on her helmet and cycling outfit. It was an inspiring visit which reinforced the importance of perseverance and determination to achieve your goals. We wish her well with her ambition to represent Great Britain in the Olympics.

 


Scaling New Heights! 

Posted: 18/03/2019
Lynn Nash

Pupils from Y4 and Y5 had a fun, but challenging,  morning at Delaware Outdoor Activity centre. They showed their resilience and determination by climbing the huge walls there.

Many of them overcame fears and worries and persevered to get to the top and learn a new skill.

Who knows how many of them have been inspired by this experience and may go on to take climbing up as a hobby later.


 


Cinderella 

Posted: 18/03/2019
Lynn Nash

Come to the Ball!

To link in with their learning about Cinderella, Class 1 held a Ball in the hall. There was music, dancing and they feasted on homemade biscuits. The Y1 and Y2 children wrote their own versions of Cinderella and the Reception pupils created some lovely invitations to the Ball.

 


Pancake Day 

Posted: 18/03/2019
Lynn Nash


Everyone made a special pancake to celebrate Shrove Tuesday. The children all chose a topping and put this information into a whole-school bar chart - what great cross-curricular learning. The classes then answered questions on this data. No surprise that chocolate spread was the most popular!

 


Pizza Time! 

Posted: 18/03/2019
Lynn Nash

The Italian Job!

Class 1 have been learning all about Italy in their topic this term. They designed and created some delicious pizzas just like Momma used to make! Look at the concentration on their faces- what a great learning opportunity to show how they can be absorbed. 

 


What's Cooking? 

Posted: 18/03/2019
Lynn Nash

Campfire Skills

Class 1 used the outdoor area at Delaware to learn about how to keep safe around a campfire. They then had a brilliant time toasting marshmallows and popping corn. The children showed some great collaborative and problem solving skills.

 


Outdoor Learning 

Posted: 18/03/2019
Lynn Nash

Sorting Fun!

Pupils from Class 1 have been learning lots in the environment. Here they are working collaboratively and sorting leaves into different colours. They are really focused on their task and they really enjoy being out of the classroom.

 


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