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As this very hot week draws to a close I have to thank all the staff and children for coping so well in rather extreme conditions. I am relieved we haven't had to make difficult decisions about Sports Days! All the pupils in Year 1 to Year 5 will be bringing home their end of year written report today. Please look out for it!

We have had another busy but enjoyable week. All our new Reception children and parents joined us on Tuesday afternoon for a Teddy Bears’ Picnic. It was lovely to see all the children together as a cohort and they seem to be a charming bunch! All the children were presented with a Gateway Bear as a reminder of the event and they were a great hit.

On Wednesday Mrs Miles and the FOG committee invited parents to the FOG AGM. We held this at the school and had a chance to reflect on all the super events they have organised for us this year. It was also my opportunity to say thank you to the committee and reps. Attendance at this event was not strong and we would be interested to know whether a different time or venue might help with this. An important announcement from Amanda Stuart, Treasurer, was the total money raised during the year. I am delighted to say that through all the hard work of the FOG committee, Class Reps and with the kind support of parents we raised over £11,000 this year!. Half of this will be donated to the schools charity, Cancer Research. So many people are affected by this dreadful disease and I am very pleased that we are able to make this significant contribution

On Thursday afternoon the Year 5 and 6 children enjoyed the annual House General Knowledge Quiz. A keenly contested competition between four pupils from each House, with a great range of topics covered by Mr Judge's cleverly thought out questions. We are all very grateful to Mr Judge for setting this quiz every year, and for producing such an impressive presentation to keep everyone's attention.

This afternoon I am looking forward to watching the Reception end of year production. I know they have been busy preparing and although small in number, there are plenty of characters who I know will enthral their audience with their confidence and stage presence during this event.

Next week we are looking forward to the Year 1 and 2 productions and the long awaited Year 6 production evenings. Followed on Friday afternoon by the sports events for Year 3 and 4, and 5 and 6.

I hope the lovely weather continues and everyone enjoys a great weekend!

 

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