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School closed - Tuesday 12th December

We have taken advice regarding the weather tomorrow. The forecast is for temperatures to drop significantly below freezing overnight and until at least 11am tomorrow morning.  The risk of ice and treacherous roads is high. We cannot risk the safety of pupils, parents and staff, so we have decided to close the school tomorrow and will re-open on Wednesday.

Please refer to the Severe Weather Policy for further information:

Severe Weather Policy

In the event of disruption caused by heavy snow, the prime concern of the School will always be the safety of pupils and staff.  The decision whether or not to send a pupil to school must be at the discretion of parents, taking into account factors such as local road conditions.

Further updates will be posted on the School website as and when necessary.

 

 

Cut Hedge Trophy 2017 Results

Please click on the following link for full details and the results of the recent Cut Hedge Trophy Cross Country Event held on Wednesday 29th November.

Year Results
 
Entries
 
Years 5 & 6 Results
 
Years 7 & 8 Results
 
Years 5 & 6 Results - Girls
 
Years 5 & 6 Results - Boys
 
Years 7 & 8 Results - Girls
 
Years 7 & 8 Results - Boys
 

U13 Rugby - Stoke College 10 Gosfield 55

Thursday 23rd November

We took a very inexperienced, mainly Year Seven team, to Stoke School and came away handsome winners. The boys took a lot of confidence in a game where the Year 8 students were added extras! The majority of the boys made good yards with the ball in hand and they rucked and mauled their way down the pitch to score an impressive 9 tries!

George Bowers enjoyed a successful first outing at scrum half with some nifty footwork to score two opportunistic tries. Will Fairs was consistently strong in scoring 3 tries; aided confidently by Francis Ulrich, Farai Mutswungama and Rayan Sheikh who all carried the ball and put in some strong tackles in the midfield. The new look scrum also did a sterling job, with Tom Goodlad, scorer of one try, propping well helping Rayan who hooked for the first time and Charles Paget on the blindside. Harry Durrant was a force to be reckoned with and had a massive tackle count by the end of the game. Tom Askwith gave us good width on the wing and made some positive runs to take the ball into contact.

A big thank you goes out to Year 8 who were told right from the start they would be playing a supporting role this time. The way they worked with the Year 7 students was exemplary, communicating brilliantly with them to help with positioning and direction.

Overall the boys played brilliantly and in the end ran out 55-10 winners. Well done boys!

U9 Football - Finborough 1 Gosfield School 1

Wednesday 22nd November

We turned up at Finborough School to see three separate teams training for a game against us. Given the time available we agreed to play against their A and B team. They were unbeaten in their six games and were convincing winners in all of them. So they were mightily surprised when our Gosfield boys began to boss the first game against their 'B' team. Scott Tyrie put in some crunching tackles and Adam Alsawaf was all over the pitch getting the ball back. It was Alfie Ratcliffe-Bingham who stood out playing in the centre of midfield. We went 1-0 down to an unfortunate defensive mistake but came back strongly to level with a shot across the goal by Alfie. We nearly scored several times but for some excellent saves by the Finbrorough goal keeper to keep the score to 1-1.

The second game against their best team was just as close and we only lost to a rebouded shot early in the second half. Jacob Freeman was strong in goal and Austin Willis, previously in goal was a demon in the midfield. An excellent first game boys-well done!

Boris the Northern Snake-necked Turtle

Who can fail to be amazed at the sight of a group of this modern day Plesiosaurus swimming on a hunt across an aquarium? The Chelodina genus of turtles are a fascinating group of animals, all of which come from Australia and neighbouring New Guinea.

They are members of the Chelidae family, which are all side neck turtles. This means that, unlike the turtles and tortoises with which you may already be familiar, their necks cannot be retracted into the shell cavity. Instead they tuck their necks and head into the auxiliary area under the front of the shell in a sort of "s" shaped curve. Although not as effective as completely retreating into their shell, this action provides some degree of protection from predators.

Fossil evidence of this group of animals dates back to the Miocene period, approximately 20 million years ago. Other members of this group can be found today in South America providing evidence of continental drift. Northern snake-necked turtles occur along the coast in the south-western region of New Guinea and Irian Jaya along with the northern coast of Australia. Highly aquatic in nature, these turtles are found in slow moving rivers and swamps with lots of vegetation amongst which they enjoy hiding whilst waiting for prey to swim past. Carnivorous in diet, they actively hunt fish, crustaceans, and molluscs. In captivity Boris certainly spends much of the day foraging for pellets of the carnivorous fish food on which he is fed.

Boris has proved a hit with the pupils with large groups asking to see him at lunchtime and after school and offers a fascinating study of evolutionary traits.

Mr Conway. Science

School Currently Open

10/12/2017
School closed - Tuesday 12th December We have taken advice regarding the weather tomorrow. The forecast is for temperatures to...

Cut Hedge Trophy 2017 Results

29/11/2017
Please click on the following link for full details and the results of the recent Cut Hedge Trophy Cross...

U13 Rugby - Stoke College 10 Gosfield 55

23/11/2017
Thursday 23rd November We took a very inexperienced, mainly Year Seven team, to Stoke School and came away handsome winners....