Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Christmas cards from Spain!

We are so happy that we have received so many Christmas cards and letters from Spain, Málaga. They come from our partner school Colegio Félix Plaza Ramos.

Friday, 14 December 2018


The police and everybody in Hackney are looking for some naughty children from Gainsborough. They pretended to be Santa's helpers in order to steal all the Christmas presents.

Here you have got some of the descriptions.

Reward 1,000,000

Please, find them - Por favor, encuéntralos

Thursday, 13 December 2018

Carol Singing

The Year 4 choir went carol singing at the Ernst and Young offices in Canary Wharf and at Here East in Hackney Wick. 

 They sounded amazing!

Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way!

Well done Year 4!

Friday, 7 December 2018

Year 3 - Monstruos

In Hawks and Owls we described ourselves as monsters.
Can you recognise who they are?
Check out our gold award descriptions:

Wednesday, 28 November 2018

PA Football League

Gainsborough took part in the ongoing Primary Advantage football league yesterday.

Both A team and B team done their upmost best to make sure that they came out with positive results in such terrible rainy weather. A team were able to make a dent in SJSJ's A teams perfect record by beating them. Our B team started a bit shaky but were able to win and then draw their next two games.

Wait here to for update of the league table...


This week in PE the Year 5 and 6 are working on advance balances such as shoulder and head stands and finding ways to link it to a roll.

We have had a few students able to create a mini routine using the advance moves and became assistant coach within the lessons to help others.

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Mi monstruo tiene - My monster has got

In year 1 Doves, we played: 'Mi monstruo tiene..' (My monster has got...) 
We described a monster using numbers and the parts of the face.

Mi monstruo tiene + number + part of the face

Here you can follow the instructions:

Mi monstruo tiene tres ojos,
Mi monstruo tiene diez orejas.
Mi monstruo tiene seis narices,
Mi monstruo tiene dos bocas.

The parts of the face

This term in Reception we have been learning the parts of the face:

-Ojos (eyes)
-Orejas (ears)
-Boca (mouth)
-Nariz (nose)

We played Simón dice (Simon says) with all the words that we learnt:

Los ojos

La oreja

La oreja

 La boca

La nariz

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Pen Pal letters

Hola a todos!

Today we have started our  Pen Pal project.

This year we are going to partner to a school called CEIP Esperanza, based in Madrid.

Year 1 students were so excited writing their letters to Primero (year 1) in Spain.

We told our friends in Spain about our name, age and favorite colours in Spanish.

Hasta pronto!

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Feelings - Emociones

This term in Reception class we have been learning the feelings in Spanish:

Feliz - Happy
Triste - Sad
Enfadado - Angry

Guess what the feeling is for each of our faces: 

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Los pronombres personales


In Spanish club we have been learning the personal pronouns, we took some photos of us:

Yo - I
Tú - You
Usted - You formal
Él - He
Ella - She
Nosotros - We
Vosotros - You all
Ellos - They

Thursday, 27 September 2018

Netball PA games 18/19

This year, the PA games started off with a Netball competition. Just a reminder, the PA games is different sports competitions that takes place over the academic year with the Primary Advantage schools.

We attended our first PA Games competition for this academic year, held here at Gainsborough on Tuesday. 

Our children’s resilience and excellent teamwork skills paid off as we managed to come first against 4 other schools, holding on to our netball title in the Federation. Well done to the Netball Team!

Monday, 24 September 2018

Basketball Year 4

Year 4 is learning Basketball this year, the week ending 21st September we practised movement off the ball to lose their defenders.

They used their agility to change directions to lose their defenders and find space to receive the ball.

Thursday, 20 September 2018

Multi Sports

This half term, Year 2 have been working on multi sports where they get the chance to play different games to improve various different skills.

The week ending 21st Septemeber they were improving their reaction and agility.

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Keep kind - Sé amable

This half term the whole school is working on our Gainsborough Keeps - Keep Kind. We are all learning how to say kind words to each other in Spanish.

This week, we have been practicing the following words:

- Fantástico: fantastic
- Muy bien: Very good
- Gracias: thank you
- De nada: you are welcome
- Por favor: please
- Lo siento/ Perdón: Sorry

Try to use them in class! 

Come and check the new Spanish display to revise what you are learning this term.

Saturday, 15 September 2018

It's ukulele time!

Last week Year 4 had their first ukulele lesson.  

We learnt two songs.

'Meet my ukulele'


'That thumb brush strum'

Thursday, 13 September 2018


Establishment phase is a wonderful time of the year at Gainsborough. We welcome back all our students and celebrate our aims and accomplishments as we move up the school. Our Year 2 artists in Bullfinches class worked super hard yesterday with Ms Britton Field to learn all about a new artist to add to their repertoire ...ANDY WARHOL!

Year 2's Pop Art multiple work is now on display in the classroom. Come take a look and celebrate the beginning of term with us!

Thursday, 6 September 2018

Bienvenidos! - Welcome back!

How was your verano?

-Muy bien

All the pupil's answer was: Muy Bien!, so we are glad you had an amazing summer.

In our first week back we have been revising all the things that we learnt in Spanish.
In KS1 Spanish club we talked about ourselves:

Sunday, 2 September 2018

Seaside Art

Year One have been focusing on the fundamental of Collage this half term. After their exciting trip to the beach at Southend with sketchbooks in tow, they returned to school full of ideas and observational drawings from the beach. 






These drawing ideas informed their work, we painting paper to recreate the textures we found at the seaside. Then we constructed beach huts from lollipop sticks to layer our work and create background and foreground. Amazing work Year 1, you should be very proud of all you have achieved in Art this year!