Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Summer 2


This is the final half term and for this half term, we will be doing Cricket and Rounders.

All KS2 have shown great improvement within the 2 weeks so far in Cricket with a lot of children improving on their catching and fielding last week, I can't forget how the year 4s have done great partner work to help their teammates stance to be ready to catch.

The Year 6 have also been enjoying a week and a half at the London Aquatics Center, they have been learning how to be safe within water and how fun, exciting and how great it is for their physical development. They're last day will be this Friday 14th June.

Friday, 3 May 2019

Music Compositions

Years 1 and 2 have been composing. 

Year 1 have been listening to Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata and are creating their own 'Moonlight' music. 

Year 2 have been listening to John Adams's 'Short Ride in a Fast Machine' and are working on a piece of music to depict a journey. 

Apollo Music

Today Apollo Music visited Year 4. 

The children enjoyed trying the different instruments.

Which is your favourite?

violin, viola, cello

Girls Football Festival Years 5 And 6

Our girls have never played football or had a football game before so they went there with no experience. Despite having no experience the girls played really well. The first game they had was a struggle and they didn't know what to do but throughout the day there other games started improving, and so did there communication skills, teamwork and confidence. They gave the other teams a really difficult time during matches.Over 150 girls took part in the festival.

Thursday, 2 May 2019

Year 3/4 Girls Football Festival

Yesterday was a great day for football as the sun was shining with a cool breeze blowing, and a whiff of freshly cut grass brushing our noses. Jumpers and coats scattered around with packed lunches filled to the brim and over spilling. 100's of girls running around in there colorful football kits with energy to last a lifetime. Nervously waiting for there turn to play, watching in awe as each team score or miss game changing goals.

The girls started off with low confidence and as they got into more games they started to become confident and adamant to win and ended up playing in the advanced matches and scored loads of goals. They successfully got 1 win 2 draws and only 1 loss.
One of the girls scored and amazing goal and they had great determination as well as great sports person-ship

Friday, 26 April 2019

This week

Hi All,

First week back to Gainsborough primary school and the children have started Fitness and Athletics for their PE lessons.

Children worked really hard working off all the chocolate and lovely food they ate over the holiday period. The some children challenged themselves by recording their scores for their mini circuit training they done for the fitness part of their lessons.



Gainsborough Primary School

Summer Term 1 Topic

Hope everyone had a lovely holiday period.

This Summer term 1 in Gainsborough the children will be doing Athletics/Fitness.

During Fitness the children will learn more about their bodies as we will touch on components of fitness and go in depth with the older year groups.

During Athletics, they will learn techniques that can help them progress for themselves. They will also understand they can use determination and focus to improve their personal best.

Enjoy Your Day,

From Gainsborough


Friday, 5 April 2019

PA Handball

This term we had a year 3/4 PA Handball competition where they put in some great team play which gave the other teams a difficult time. The competition finished with Holy Trinity finishing 1st, SJSJ 2nd and Gainsborough 3rd.


PA Football

This term the PA Football league concluded with some great play.

All the teams put in their best work and showed some amazing goals. The game concluded with Gainsborough A winning the league with 25 points, Second: St. Matthias with 24 points and Third: SJSJ A with 23 points.

This means that Gainsborough better last years position as they came second last year.

WELL DONE!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Los deportes - KS1 Spanish Club

In KS1 Spanish club we are also learning about the sports in Spanish and we can give our opinion.

Me gusta (I like)

Check our work:

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

The weather - el tiempo

This term in Reception class we have been learning about the weather in Spanish!

We can say what the weather is like:

Sol: sunny
Calor: hot
Frío: cold
Llueve: rainy 

Los deportes - Spanish club

This week, in Spanish club, we have been learning about sports. We have been making sentences giving our opinion in Spanish challenging ourselves with new words.

You are amazing!

Thursday, 7 March 2019

Hackney Tag Rugby

Good Morning All,

This morning I will like to update you with what Gainsborough was up to last week.

Gainsborough school took part in a Hackney Tag Rugby competition that took place at The Petchey Academy. All the children were up for this as they were training every morning from 8:15 am- 9am from 4th February till 27th February. When we arrived we had the first round as a breather, the first two games the children played they showed all the skills learned through training, our third game was the start of a run of hard games, we drew 1 and lost 2 out of the three, for our final game we went out with real purpose and dominated the game.

The refs and organisers came over to ask about a few of Gainsboroughs players as they liked the way they played as they were disciplined and showed great determination through the tournament.

Thank you reading and have a great WORLD BOOK DAY!!!

Mr Forbes

Tuesday, 5 March 2019

Pen Pal letters - Year 1 and Year 2

We are so excited to announce that we have just received our Pen pal letters from our Spanish friends in Madrid.
This week, we will be writing back to them.

Have a look to our Pen Pal letter's outdoor display:


Thursday, 7 February 2019

Spring 1

This term in Gainsborough, KS2 have been learning Tag Rugby for PE. Every child has put in some great performances.

First week they were taught how to tag and defend together by playing a wonderful game of warriors and family tag being fundamental warm ups. Second week they learned how to pass by breaking down the passes and giving each motion of the pass a stage. Third week they learned how to move with the ball by running into space and getting closer to the try line. Fourth week they were able to apply the skills in mini matches, 3 v 3, this allowed them to have much playing time which improved their ability within the matches. Fifth week, they played more mini matches 3 v 3 but including a lot of the rules slowly through the course of PE and thinking about their tactics within the game. The sixth and final week the children will be playing 7 a side games, this will give them the best opportunity to show all the skills they have learned.

Wednesday, 6 February 2019

PA Tag Rugby

This tournament started off with a high with all children from every school doing their last minute training sessions before the tournament officially start. Competition started with a few warm up games where both Gainsborough A and Gainsborough B won them with a very attacking minded approach to the game.

When the playoff started both teams advanced through into the semi-finals where both A and B team lost which resulted in Gainsborough A vs Gainsborough B third place playoffs. Gainsborough A won it 5-2.

PA Football League

This half term we played our third round in the football league, this saw Gainsborough A vs Gainsborough B square up to each other for some bragging rights at school.

Both teams started the half term training really hard during their lunch time at the playing fields. On the day the teams played heir hearts out. The A team won all their games which included beating the B team 2-0, the title contenders, St. Mathias 0-1 Gainsborough A and St. John and St. James B 0-1 Gainsborough A .

B team won their game against SJB 2-0, drew with Morningside B 0-0 and lost their game against  Gainsborough A.

Tuesday, 5 February 2019

¿Cómo te llamas? - What is your name?

Today we are going to teach you how to ask 'What is your name?' in Spanish.

Here we have got Libby, one of our super stars in Nursery!


Thursday, 31 January 2019

Young Voices concert at the O2

On Tuesday the Key Stage 2 choir went to the O2 Arena to perform as part of the Young Voices choir.

There were over eight thousand children singing together.

We performed with a live band and professional dancers. 

Our parents and carers came to watch.

We had a great time!

Saturday, 26 January 2019

Apollo Music Project

This week musicians from the Apollo Music Project came in to work with Year 4. 

The children listened carefully to the music and asked lots of questions. 

They identified patterns in the music and talked about how the music made them feel.

Apollo will be visiting us again soon. We can't wait!

Friday, 25 January 2019

Pen Pal letters

Our Pen Pal letters from Year 3 and Year 4 are ready to send to Spain!

They look amazing!

Excelente job!

The language Magician

Las Friday in Year 6 we enjoyed playing the Language Magician game on the iPads.

It showed us our level in Spanish, we worked on:
writing, reading, listening and translating.

We got really good results and also a certificate!

Thursday, 24 January 2019

Spanish Display

Come and see our Spanish display. You will get to see the best work of Gainsborough students during Autumn 2 term.
It is all about descriptions:

Year 3 described themselves as monster.
Year 4 learnt the zoo animals.
Year 5 described people in their class.
Year 6 we learnt about some naughty Santa's helpers that stole all the Christmas presents, they helped the police to find them by describing them.

Sunday, 20 January 2019

A special concert for Years 3 and 4

Last week the Albion Quartet visited us and gave an interactive concert to Years 3 and 4. 

We heard some incredible music.

We learnt about dynamics and tempo.

The Albion Quartet will be coming back later in the year to work with us again. We can't wait!

Saturday, 19 January 2019

Year 5 Choir Creation

Last week Year 5 started their Choir Creation project. 

Both classes singing together formed an amazing choir!

They worked on repertoire and singing technique.

They are looking forward to their next session.