Welcome to Gordonbrock School

Gordonbrock School is part of the Eliot Bank & Gordonbrock Schools Federation

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.

This year we will be dressing up as our favourite book characters and there will be a prize for the most innovative costume.

The theme for World Book Day is 'share a story' and we have planned lots of activities for the children to enjoy throughout the day. 

We will also be raising money for Readathon again and will be building reading dens in our classroom. 

Look out for your information pack after half term.

Mrs Simpson, Literacy Co-Ordinator

Cake and Fruit Day

Pink Cupcake Clip ArtA HUGE thank you to everyone from FOG.

The Cake and Fruit day was a massive success.

The funds raised will be used by Gordonbrock to benefit the school and the education of your children.

Thank you to all those who gave up their time to help us make this event possible.

Parents' Quiz Night on 23rd March from 8pm to 10pm.

Image result for question marksFOG will be holding a Quiz Night with great food, great drinks, and great prizes.

More info and tickets available soon!

Please Note: This is an event for grown-ups only.

Multiskills Festival - 21st February 2018

We arrived at Sydenham School to see the enormous hall set up with lots of different activities for the children to try. It was exciting to see the curling and boccia, which were games we had heard of but never had the opportunity to play. Glen Burt, who runs the tournaments introduced us to three young leaders who showed us how to play each game.

The children sat on a bench to do the curling, using a special stick to push the stone along. As we didn't have ice the stones had special wheels. All the children improved at this skill as they played, but Sean learned not to push too hard so that he could hit the target. We played boccia, which is a bit like bowls. Lin and Jason were the most competitive players. When we moved on to the basketball it was Canigio who was able to score baskets. In the time the children were at this station, he really improved his skills. All the group enjoyed seated volleyball, it was fun to watch too. There was an opportunity for the team to practice their throwing skills by aiming at a target with a bean bag. The last game to try was hockey which all the children enjoyed. This group were a pleasure to take to the festival, they were well behaved and polite towards the young leaders. It was a treat to see their smiles and the effort that they put into improving at each skill.

Well done to everyone that took part.

Thank you to Jason and Lin who came along to support the team.

Gill Norris, PE Coordinator

Maths Problem

Have a go at solving one of our Maths Problems from the Maths Corner.

Book 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.

Upcoming Events

  • March 2, 2018World Book Day
  • March 6, 2018Year 2 Assembly
  • March 9, 2018Reception Dads Breakfast
  • March 12, 2018Brain Awareness Week
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For a more detailed overview of upcoming events and to look at further ahead please visit our School Diary page