25th June 2019 | Whole School

Extreme Mountain Bike Show

Gomer Junior were fully engaged with the Extreme Mountain Bike Show on Friday 21 June. Having seen a presentation from Danny Butler a couple of years ago (a competition which we won) we were delighted to welcome him back to Gomer. The Extreme Mountain Bike Show is the UK and Europe’s number one Mountain Bike Demonstration Team. Danny prov ...

25th June 2019 | Whole School

Y3 Art Gallery Visit – monoprinting

On Thursday 20th June, Year 3 enjoyed a visit to Southampton Art Gallery. The children were fantastically well behaved and an enjoyable day was had by all. The children took part in a workshop to create a piece of monoprint art. They learnt that mono means ‘one’ and that each piece of art they print can only be printed once. F ...

21st June 2019 | Whole School

Talking Torque with The TES

How to deliver great STEM without spending a fortune Ahead of today’s 2019 TES Schools Awards, an inside look at Gomer Junior’s innovative approach to STEM which saw it honoured last year. The GFM has been shortlisted for the same category, this year, having build upon Gomer’s practice. What links pumpkin seeds, the nation ...

20th June 2019 | Whole School

Service Club Rock Up

Rock Up in Whitley was the venue for this years Service Club summer community gathering. What fun they  all had, scaling and climbing the walls of over 20 different walls with multiple routes and all abilities catered for. The friendly team, along with Mrs Gardner and Mrs Toone, helped ‘plug’ the children on and off the challe ...

20th June 2019 | Whole School

Bowled Over – again!

A few clouds and showers were not enough to stop Gomer Junior from repeating their cricket success at Privett Park. Both Year 6 teams, Team Anderson and Team Buttler (named after England cricketers) won their group stages winning all their games, before facing each other in the semi-finals! Team Buttler were victorious, and went on to bea ...

19th June 2019 | Whole School

Dancing Around the World

Our ‘around the world’ dance workshop saw every class learn a dance sequence. The routines had to be learnt quickly and the children did so with ease. Can you work out which country your child’s class was representing? With some suitably themed music, sound dance tuition, positive mind-sets and our dancing shoes, every c ...

19th June 2019 | Whole School

Looking Down On Me Puppet Show – bereavement

Today, we welcome back the puppetry team from Unexpected Places. They shared a story which was to help our children explore the often uncomfortable topic of bereavement.  The content of the puppet show was Anna and Sam (the puppets) who are siblings – sometimes they get on and sometimes they don’t in the true way siblings do.  Sam ge ...

19th June 2019 | Whole School

Millie – Our Therapy Dog

Therapy Dogs are dogs who are trained to provide affection, comfort and love to people and to help them with their focus. Interestingly, the use of dogs for therapeutic reasons has been demonstrated by many people over the last few centuries, including Florence Nightingale, Sigmund Freud, and Elaine Smith. Therapy Dogs are being used more ...

17th June 2019 | Whole School

Our Special Men Join Us for A Special Lunch

We were joined by 115 Special Men today who enjoyed eating their lunch with the children and making full use of our outdoor spaces, (including our new Sensory Garden) toys and sports equipment. The weather was perfect for outdoor play today and it was wonderful to see a very active lunchtime. The children and Team Gomer thoroughly enjoyed ...

14th June 2019 | Whole School

£1670 Summer Fair Success – wow

This time last week, as a community we were enjoying our annual summer fair. We’re not easily defeated by wet weather and managed the first part of the fair in the sun – our wet weather plan sprung into action enable the fun to continue. Thank you to everyone who joined us at the fair and maintained good spirits throughout. A ...