Gotham’s 100 million minute reading challenge!

As part of our world book day celebrations, all the pupils took part in Achievement For All’s 100 million minute reading challenge. Lots of schools across the country took part to see if children could read for 100 million minutes. In just one week, children at Gotham Primary School, managed to read for 18,897 minutes at home! This is an amazing achievement! The winning house team, with the highest number of minutes, was Jupiter with 5136 minutes. Well done team Jupiter!

Into the Forest Novel study

This term our Novel study book is ‘Into the Forest’ by Anthony Browne.
We started the term by guessing what the book could be. We found clues and discussed fairy tales which could be linked to this book! Eventually we opened a parcel and saw the book that we were studying!

Intraschool Athletics competitions 30.6.17

This week the children have been taking part in class athletic competitions. Today Years 2 and 4 showed off their skills in their house teams. Sadly we were indoors due to the rain but it didn’t stop our competitive spirit!

Defib training!


Our defibrillator is here and ready to use if we ever need to use it (hopefully not!)

Gotham staff have now taken part in CPR and defibrillator training thanks to SADS UK and East Midlands Ambulance Service. We are all feeling much more confident about using this life-saving equipment if we ever had to!


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We grew butterflies!

We have been growing our very own class butterflies! They started as five tiny caterpillars and grew to 10x their size in a week! Then they each made a chrysalis and we watched their transformation. We all thought it was magical when they came out as butterflies. We let them free in our school butterfly garden so they could live a happy life.
We then did some exciting writing to tell people about the journey our pets took!