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Dear Parents

What a fabulous end to a very busy term. The Gateway children have continued to impress across so many different areas and many have met impressive personal targets during the term. I am sure you are as proud of them as we are.

Last week’s Comic Relief Day raised £408.50 . The joke telling assembly was a great hit with the children and the Crazy Hair theme was sufficiently open ended that children could take it as they wanted.

In our final assembly on Thursday, Mr Atkinson provided a much anticipated update on the House positions. This term pupils have been contributing to their House totals through the Merit system, House football and netball competitions and Walk to School Week. Once again it is going to be a close run competition and next term’s positions are still all to play for!

We were treated to a varied Music Tea on Tuesday, with performances from 30 pupils from Year 3 to Year 6. For some pupils this was their first time performing at this event and they did so with confidence and obvious enjoyment. Year 3 and 4 impressed their audiences with their productions on Wednesday afternoon. Thank you to all the parents who attended these events and provide such support and encouragement to their children and the school.

Year 6 pupils have been preparing over the last couple of weeks for their English Speaking Board exams. The examiners were very impressed by the range of subjects the pupils had chosen to speak about and the self-confidence with which they delivered their speeches.

This afternoon the senior pupils enjoyed another of Mr Judge’s General Knowledge Quizzes. He has spent a long time preparing a varied and challenging set of questions for the teams and I am sure it will be a hard fought contest.

Over the holidays Mr Grosse will be putting in the last crucial training runs before he takes part in the London Marathon on 23 April. Mr Grosse is running to raise money for the Red Cross and I am sure that many parents would like to support him in this venture. If you are happy to donate please visit his Just Giving page here We are all wishing him the very best of luck for this event and are looking forward to hearing his time - no pressure!

I hope that all Gateway families enjoy a lovely Easter break and we look forward to welcoming all the children back on Monday 24 April at normal time. The impressive Summer Clubs programme will all start then too.

Mrs La Farge

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