A Message from the Head of School, Maria Gilmore
At Gordonbrock, we focus on providing a safe and nourishing environment where children feel accepted, included and able to take on new challenges. With this in place, we know that we can instill a love of learning in our children. Our policy and practice is based on what we know about how our brains learn most effectively. Our teaching strategies are ‘brain-friendly’ and provide children with what they need to learn best. We are committed to developing lifelong learners who value and exhibit qualities such as: resilience; aspiration; imagination; confidence and collaboration. We believe in the creation of a culture in which difficulty is seen, not just as normal, but as beneficial – where mistakes are seen as valuable. A mistake is another learning opportunity and children know that their classrooms are safe places to try new things.
We are committed to fair and equal access to the curriculum for all children, regardless of their starting points and taking into account any additional needs they may have. We are highly aspirational for all of our children and we do whatever it takes to enable them to overcome barriers to their learning. In many cases we have to think ‘outside the box’ if we are to ensure that a child maximises his/her potential. We work together to do what it takes, and we do not give up.
All of this is underpinned by our unwavering commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children. We will act quickly and follow our procedures to ensure children receive early help, effective support, protection and justice in a culture of transparency, openness and, if needed, challenge with regards to maintaining high standards in safeguarding.
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Gordonbrock celebrating London History Day
On Friday 25th May 2018 we will be celebrating our city’s unique history and heritage: its historic buildings, sites, communities and heroes. This year the spotlight will be firmly on Londoners who played a role in women’s suffrage. It’s part of the Mayor’s wider #BehindEveryGreatCity campaign to celebrate the centenary of the first UK women winning the right to vote. This year it will be bigger and better than last year.
We are asking children to join in on Friday 25th May dressed up as their favourite historic Londoner, or member of a London community, for the day!
Year’s 3 Amazon Adventure with Zoolab
Year 3 had some unusual visitors in their classroom on Thursday 10th May…..
The children were treated to a fantastic journey through the layers of the rainforest. They were able to touch some of the animals including a giant African snail, a cockroach, a millipede and a snake as well as encountering a tarantula and a milk frog.
Year 3 Team, Emerald Phase
Gordonbrock Girls Football Team- Blackheath Lewisham League
Gordonbrock girl’s football team did an amazing job at the Blackheath Lewisham football league against other Lewisham schools on Saturday 5th May 2018.
The girls were in high spirits and hoping to win all their matches. They had four matches to play to go through to the final.
Below are the final scores:
St Winfreds 0 – 1 Gordonbrock
Gordonbrock 3 – 0 John Ball
Gordonbrock 2 – 0 Good Shepherd
Torridon 1 – 0 Gordonbrock
Gordonbrock 1 – 0 Sandhurst
The team are delighted to be going through to the finals. They will face Horniman on Saturday 9th June 2018.
Well done to: Radha, Marricci, Roberta, Zadie, Millie, Ruby, Ulhana, Isabella, Honor and Sophie.
Thank you to Jason for coaching the team so successfully and to all the parents and carers who came along to watch.
Gill Norris, PE Coordinator
Gordonbrock King Ball at Sydenham School
King Ball Festival – Tuesday 2nd May
This is the first time that a King Ball Festival has been held at Sydenham School and we were really pleased that we attended.
The festival was run by young leaders from year 9. They organised the children from four schools into eight mixed teams. Each team had a young leader to explain the rules making sure the play was fair.
The children from Gordonbrock soon made friends with their new team mates. There were lots of smiles and cheering during the festival. Everyone was very enthusiastic as each team rotated around the hall, having an opportunity to play against all the other teams.
At the end of the festival, the children came together and the young leaders praised a group of children for their enthusiasm during the game. Ruby, Maya and Joshana were the Gordonbrock players to be chosen.
Well done to: Millie, Honor, Shai, Alex, Cameron, Ruby, Amelia, Maya, Blake, Joseph and Josharnah.
Gill Norris, PE Coordinator.
Have a go at solving one of our Maths Problems from the Maths Corner.
Not sure which book to read next? Have a look at a selection of Miss Gilmore’s Reads of the Week to help you decide.
- Newsletter – 25th May 2018
- Newsletter – 18th May 2018
- Newsletter – 11th May 2018
- Newsletter – 4th May 2018
- Newsletter – 27th April 2018
- Newsletter – 20th April 2018
- Newsletter – 23rd March 2018
- Newsletter – 16th March 2018
- 2018/19 Term Dates
- May 25, 2018Nursery School trip - Mudchute Farm
- May 25, 2018Cake & Fruit Day
- May 25, 2018London History Dress up Day
- May 25, 2018Last day of school before half term break
For a more detailed overview of upcoming events and to look at further ahead please visit our School Diary page