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Dear Parents

Despite a rather dismal week weather wise Gateway pupils have been bringing sunshine to the classrooms and to their learning. Class teachers and Form teachers have enjoyed speaking to all the pupils individually about their learning this term. We are always astounded with their honesty and accurate perception of their areas of strength and areas to work on next term. The results of these mentoring sessions and the children's agreed targets will be shared with you all at parents’ evenings next week.

The Year 3 pupils all enjoyed a Caribbean Storytelling Day on Wednesday when they were kept spellbound by Chip's stories and then developed and presented their own versions to an appreciative audience at Missenden Hall. Read more about how this links with their learning in our Year 3 report.

Lots of action for the sport department again this week. The children in Reception & Year 1 all enjoyed sessions with specialist tennis coaches and the Year 5 and 6s played their first tag rugby fixture of the season. Mr Clark tweets the results of matches on a regular basis, do follow us @Gateway2Sport @Gateway_School and Facebook. This weekend our Cross Country runners, weather permitting, will be braving the cold conditions at Chartridge. I am sure we will see some impressive runs there after expert training sessions run by our PE staff.

Our Year 5 and 6 Science quiz team are competing against other schools in the National Science Quiz at Chesham Prep this afternoon. I wish them luck and I am sure they will give their very best.

I am sure I will be to moved to tears by our choir at the Winter Wonderland concert at Wendover on Saturday evening. It was a tremendous event last year and our pupils were a huge hit with the audience, hence the invitation for this year. My thanks to Mrs Izard for her wonderful choral preparation for these children, and I look forward to seeing some parents there.

Mrs La Farge

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