Huge thanks and well done to Georgie, Charlie, Leo and Benjamin for their efforts in last nights Gymnastics competition for KSSP - a fun time was had by all!
There was a lot of competition, from EIGHT other schools, all of which had bigger teams to represent them, so our Fabulous Four did us proud.
Next event - Year 3 and 4 Football 10th October
Eight of our talented year 4 and 5 footballers set off to Erdington Academy after school on Monday 3rd July to compete in a competition with 9 other local schools.
The team was made up of: Jamie, Harley (captain), Josh C, T-Shanti, Milan, Anthony, Jack and Robbie.
Our first match against Erdington Hall ended in a 1-0 loss, even though our boys deserved to secure at least a draw. Up next was Story Wood, which ended with a 2-0 win to Gunter after TShanti and Josh both scored impressive goals.
Next up was our nil-nil draw with Harper Bell, despite Harley having several good attempts at goals. Finally, a 1-1 draw to SS Margaret Mary left us in 5th place overall - narrowly missing out on a place in the third place play off.
Thank you to all children who participated - you showed such teamwork and sportsmanship that I was very proud of you all.
Thank you to the parents who came along to support, as we couldn't do it without you. A special thank you to Harley's dad, who became our coach for the evening and offered our boys much appreciated advice and encouragement throughout.
Here's to the next one...
Well done to all those who participated in our after school, interschool Dodgeball Tournament last night!
You did yourselves, and the school, proud.
And our year 3/4 team went on to win their competition!
Thank you also to all those parents who turned out to support the pupils of Gunter.
A kind of hush fell over Gunter Primary School as they helped raise funds for Comic Relief
The building was very quiet for an hour on Friday the 24th March when the whole school found a comfy spot to sit and read for an hour in their pyjamas. School council visited Early Years Foundation and Key Stage One classes and read their favourite stories to the children. The children once again pulled out all the stops and raised a massive £1253.80 towards the Comic Relief funding raising event. The event was organised by School Council.
Basketball Competition at Erdington Academy
Well done to all the children who represented Gunter so brilliantly at our inter-school Basketball competition through our work with Kingsbury School Sports Partnership - they did us proud!
Of the 4 games that were played, we won one, drew 1 and conceded 2 - but all players showed exemplary team work. As well as thoroughly enjoying themselves!
Thank you to Mr O'Carroll Bailey for accompanying the children; and thank you to all the parents who came along to support our school.
Here's to our next competition - Erdington Swimming Gala on Tuesday 17th February...
On Monday 28th November, representatives from Gunter and Paget boys and girls football teams met for their first match of the season. It was a friendly, but enthusiastic affair, with players giving it their all - and spectators cheering them on full voice!
Despite having more shots on target and providing a strong attack, the third goal scored by Paget in the last few minutes of the boys game left us with a result of 3-1 to Paget.
Well done Kye, our sole scorer, and Danny for leading a very hard working team:
T'Shanti ,Tyler, Taylor, Tristan, Bailey, Ismael, Kian Bailey and Ben.
For the girls, Latesha's save of a penalty in the last minute prevented Paget building in their lead, ending the game with a score of 4-0. All the Gunter Girls played with enthusiasm and enjoyment, so thank you to:
Sydnee, Jessica, Jodie, Lexie and Shania.
Watch this space for upcoming fixtures...
HUGE thanks to His Church and Kellogg for their generous donation of 140 boxes of free cereal for our breakfast club. They will certainly not go to waste!
For more information on donations of food and clothes for those in need, contact email@example.com or 03000 117700.
Pupils in reception and years 1, 2 and 3 were lucky enough to receive a visit from award winning children’s author Shweta Aggarwal, learning about her craft, sharing one of her stories and celebrating the day with a very memorable Colour Carnival!
Colour Carnival, based on the festival of colours called Holi, is the magical adventure story of Dev and Ollie’s visit to India. Holi is included in the top 100 festivals of the world, and the charm of colours has reached the UK too - the Colour Run which takes place across many cities in the UK is inspired by Holi!
On the 27th of September, 8 schools came together at Erdington Academy to take part in the KSSP cross country event. It was a great turn out, with all children showing great determination before during and after the race. Congratulations to all children who took part as for many this was the first time they had taken part in a cross country event.
Well done to USA (Gunter) for winning the School Games Value Trophy for showing the best determination throughout the event and to Germany (Abbey) for finishing as winners of the entire event. Congratulations to all who took part!
Thank you to PCSO Long and PCSO Florence for their work with our pupils this week on staying safe online and on the roads. There was also a fantastic assembly on Stranger Danger.
COMING UP: Online Safety parent workshop... watch this space!
Thank you and well done to all those children from year 3 and 4 who attending last night’s Multiskills event at Erdington Academy. The children represented the school brilliantly, and I think from all the smiling faces I saw, they had fun too!
After achieving our Bronze School Games Mark last year, we are now working towards our Silver this year, by attending as many events as possible, and taking advantage of all that the Kingsbury Sports Partnership has to offer our pupils.
Events like this would not be possible without your help, so thank you to those parents who were able to give up their time to attend..
I hope we can count on even more support at future events.
NEXT EVENT: 29th September, 4 - 5.30pm, Cross Country for years 5 and 6.
Gunter Primary School has achieved the Bronze School Games Mark award for their commitment, engagement and delivery of competitive school sport in 2015/16 - well done everyone!
INCLUSION MEET AND GREET
Thank you to all those parents who attended last months 'drop in' with Mrs Higgins, our Inclusion Manager. Another date will be set in the Autumn term.
Here's what some of our parents thought of the event...
"Very beneficial, all my questions were answered."
"I can speak to any teacher and find them all very caring and helpful."
"Keep doing what you're doing as it it working great!"
Children at Gunter Primary School brought back a time old playground game and participated in a variety of skipping activities throughout the day to help raise funds for the British Heart Foundation. Everyone enjoyed trying new skipping skills, as well as learning about heart disease, one of Britain’s biggest killers, and that keeping fit helps to promote healthier lives.
We raised a staggering £538.21, of which 80% goes to the British Heart Foundation and the other 20% to school. School Council are looking to purchase outdoor equipment for physical activities to use during playtime with the schools £107.
Take a look at these photos taken at our recent Parent lunch for those pupils in year 2...
We will be holding a special themed lunch day on Thursday 21st January - Fairy tale menu (see below) - so do let the office know if your child is normally sandwiches but you would like them to take part on that day. Remember, for those pupils in Reception, year 1 and year 2, lunch is FREE everyday. For those pupils in Key Stage 2, it is only £1.70 a day. Please contact the office for more information.
Thank you to all those who supported our Christmas Fair on Monday 14th December, either by attending, running a stall, donating goods, or spending money! We raised a fantastic £868!
Christmas Post Delivery Staff
Congratulations to our new post masters and sorting office managers for the Christmas period. Mrs McConnell was very impressed by the high standard of applications received.
Successful candidates will be notified tomorrow (2nd December) and given their rota—jobs will start on Thursday 3rd December.
If you would like to send a Christmas card to anyone in school, please make sure their full name and class is clearly written on the envelope.
Then post it in the post box located by the main office
Children at Gunter Primary school took part in a sponsored bounce on Friday the 13th November. Children were asked by the school council to get sponsors to bounce on the bouncy castle throughout the day. Children came dressed in their “Children In Need” ears, t-shirts and costumes. Everyone had great fun and the school raised a staggering £1150.00
Thank you to everyone who joined in the fun.
From Gunter Primary school council.
Many thanks to all who supported our Spoooooky Fun day! Parent group raised a 'fangtastic' £199.10, which will go towards the cost of purchasing a new climbing frame for our Early Years Foundation Unit, Christmas gifts for the children and much more. A further £103 was rasied through the sale of knitted pumpkins and skulls at Fabrica Habidashery in Wylde Green.
Grateful thanks go to Mrs McConnell's mum for her contribution to the knitting, and to Carol and Dave from Fabrica for their ongoing support of Gunter School.
This was our first class assembly of 2015-16 - well done year 6 for setting the bar high with your fact filled presentation on Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Thank you to all the family members who came to offer our pupils their support - next up are year 5 with their assembly on Wednesday 2nd December at 9am.
CAREERS DAY was a great success, with 11 visitors from both locally and further afield coming in to share with the children their experiences of the world of work. Children listened well, asked probing questions, and represented the school beautifully.
Thank you to all those who gave up their time, especially our parents Mr O'Connell, Mrs Blackwood, Mr McDonald, Mrs Corfield and Mrs Callaghan.
We plan to hold another Careers Day in the summer term, so if you have a few hours to spare to come in and talk to the workforec of tomorrow, please get in touch with Mrs Watts for further details.
Take a look at this photo of our latest fundraising event - donating food to the Erdington Elim Church food bank for distribution to local families in need. The pupils collected tinned and packet goods of all kinds, then the school council delivered the goodies to Revered Eddie Lawrence at the church on Wednesday. The items were very gratefully received, and Reverend Eddie said "This is a perfect example of the brilliant partnership between Gunter Primary School and the church - thank you to all pupils and parents who donated. You can be sure the food is going to a very worthwhile cause".
Collections will be on going throughout the year at Elim church, so all donations will be gratefully received.
On Tuesday 15th September, Colin Diamond, Executive Director for Education in Birmingham, paid a visit to Gunter Primary School. Needless to say, he was impressed by the pupils he saw right though the school, who were “happy and on task in a very calm, pleasant and social environment”. He particularly noted how children dealt so confidently and effectively with their learning.
“It has been an absolute pleasure to visit Gunter Primary School,” Mr Diamond remarked.
WELL DONE GUNTER!
So far, we have raised a STAGGERING £1443 for the Nepal Earthquake Appeal! Well done to all those who hopped, jogged or sprinted around the school, and their family and friends for donating their hard earned cash. It is certainly going to a worthy cause.
WELL DONE GUNTER :-)
WOW! We raised an AMAZING £411 with our Red Nose Day celebrations - children donated £1 to come to school dressed in red or wearing a 'funny face', and parents and pupils donated and bought hundreds of delicious cakes in our cake sale.THANK YOU!
The Gunter British Bake Off! Amelia Corfield, with the help of the school council, raised an impressive £173.25 by selling the cakes that other children had entered for the baking competition. Well done and thank you to everyone involved. A special well done and thank you to Amelia - the Birmingham Childrens' Hospital will be very grateful for the donation.