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Mrs La Farge's blog

What a fantastic week to end the Autumn Term! So many successes in many different areas. Our swimmers competed superbly well in the Regional round, not only have they produced some personal bests and very strong times but they were also commended for supporting one another and for their sportsmen like behaviour. All of which I was thrilled to hear.

The Year 5 and 6 pupils delighted parents and staff with performances on Tuesday evening at St Peter and St Paul Church. The programme was excellent with many varied songs, lovely solos and well delivered readings. Another fantastic Gateway production.

Wednesday brought two very entertaining Christmas productions delivered confidently and professionally by the Year 3 and 4 pupils. Once again the acting, the songs and the dancing were fantastic. With sickness rife throughout the two year groups, the pupils rose to the occasion and made us all very proud. We ended the evening with another successful Music Tea. Many talented children played for us, some of them impressing us with their first public performance.

Yesterday evening our own radio star, Mr Wallace, was live on Radio Christmas with five lucky Year 3 pupils. The aim was to have their first trumpet lesson on air and for Mr Wallace to be able to play some of his favourite tunes! They all entertained us fantastically. If you would like to listen or even listen again please use this link and select the 1600 on 11 December.

I was so pleased to see the confidence and stage presence exhibited by all the pupils during this run up to Christmas. I feel this is one of the many ways in which the pupils at Gateway benefit from all the opportunities to perform to an audience. They are all lovely opportunities to raise self-esteem and to praise the quietest child for the part they have played in helping the production to go well.

Thank you for all of your support at the many school events this term. We are very grateful for the thanks and encouragement we receive. It means a lot to us all!

I hope all Gateway families enjoy a happy and healthy Christmas and I look forward to welcoming everyone back to school on Tuesday 6 January.

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