I have been delighted to see so many silly socks and whacky ties this week as once again Gateway pupils and parents have supported our Walk to School Week. I am sure you will be impressed with the statistics Mr Bridges and his Junior Road Safety Officers have put together for us.
We are also indebted to the parents - Mr and Mrs Cook, Mrs Laing, Mrs Gagliardi and Donna Benge.who kindly helped to Footsteps train all the pupils in Year 4. We are planning to extend this training to Year 5 and 6 pupils as it is so important to keep children safe around our roads.
On another point of safety the side gate will not be open in the mornings from Monday. We want all pupils to enter school through the front door or via the back gate and then they must go straight to care and not go to classrooms or lockers before 8.30am. This will minimise the number of pupils crossing the vehicle thoroughfare in the morning period.
Year 1 all enjoyed their trip to St Peter & St Paul Church where they learnt about Baptism and Year 4 had a fantastic day in Kew Gardens on Thursday. Not only did they find out more about their topic of Rainforests but they were also able to see first hand the picture the Art Department have chosen for our Take One Picture project in March. More about this next term!
I hope everyone is able to enjoy the weekend - I believe it may be the last with these balmy temperatures!
Sue La Farge