Last week we played a friendly against West Bridgford juniors to start off the new school year.
We didn’t win but we played really well as a team to say it was our first match!
Well done to all the boys who took part – you’re team work and good spirit was clear to see!

Novel Study Launch in Maple and Cedar Class

Today Cedar and Maple class joined together to launch our new novel study. First we met in  the hall and listened an extract from the book. We considered how it made us feel, what we imagined in our mind and any particularly poignant words. Then with a partner we wrote those words down.

We then spread the words around the room. One child in the partnership closed their eyes whilst their partner talk them on a word walk. They read the words they passed on the ground to create an image in their partners mind. Then they swapped over.

In the hall before school an exploration area had been created. The pairs had to crawl in and imagine how the character in the extract felt and what they saw.


Once all these experiences had finished the children created a sketch of whatever ideas they had developed.


The pairs then went to class and completed their sketches with colour.

Here are Maple class


Here are Cedar class

Intra-school Athletics competition!

Today some of KS2 took part in an after-school Athletics competition. Children from Years 3-6 competed against each other to see who could throw the Javelin the furthest, and they also took part in a long distance running race on our school track.
Well done to Ellis who won the Javelin competition with a distance of over 14 metres!!
And Well done to Jess who won the 400m long distance running race!
A super effort from everyone!

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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