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Dear Parents

Take One Picture Week is always such an uplifting experience around the school. As you walk around, the picture was on display in so many different rooms and the learning experiences that the Gateway staff have organised are so creative and varied. The exhibition will be another fine example of the talent and strength of the pupils across the curriculum. I do hope that many parents and families will be able to visit our School Open Morning on Saturday 11th March. Your children are keen to show you around the impressive Take One Picture exhibition and to tour you around their school, so that you can share in their successes and their enthusiasm.

During half term we have developed the Nursery outdoor area with the addition of an excellent Mud Kitchen - what fun! The benefits of playing with nature are countless, but different from those I have seen in other schools, the children at Gateway have plenty of opportunities for problem solving, co-operative play, developing creative expression and just having lots of relaxing fun outdoors. Both Mrs Kemps and their families have also created a Forest School reading circle on the field, during the break, and I am looking forward to seeing this in use during the better weather.

Sadly, Storm Doris put pay to some of the planned sporting fixtures this week but the sporting calendar is crammed with opportunities in many different disciplines during this half term. I am sure we will be building on the successes of last half term and many pupils will have the opportunity to represent their school in various fixtures. This coincides with our half-termly Learning for Life topic, Healthy Me, which Mr Atkinson introduced in our assemblies on Thursday and Friday.

Mrs La Farge

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