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Y6 Leavers

Date: 17th Jul 2020 @ 10:06am

Today, we say goodbye to our Year 6 pupils.

You have been an outstanding year group; not only in your academic achievements and the progress you have made through your time here but in the progress you have made socially. You have been excellent role models to the younger pupils within school and throughout this time of uncertainty you have shown immense resilience, determination, understanding and responsibility.

The picnic we held on Monday was a wonderful way to reunite and catch up. Throughout the year, you have kept us all entertained with your funny jokes and stories and continued to do this right up until the very end. We have laughed, we have cried, we have made memories which will stay with us a lifetime! You have grown in many different ways, and the progress you have made matters more than you know. 

Today, we close the door to the past.

Open the door to the future.

Take a deep breath, step on through and start a new chapter in your life.

You are all ready for this next chapter in your life, you are a credit to yourselves, your families and the school and we would all like to wish you every success in the future.

From all the staff and children at The Gates Primary school, we wish you the best of luck in your future endeavours! Continue to aim high!

Its not goodbye, its see you later! 

A final message for the year!

Date: 17th Jul 2020 @ 9:57am

Kingfishers Home Learning - 17th July

Date: 17th Jul 2020 @ 9:12am

Good morning Kingfishers!

I can't quite believe it is the last day of term already. The past few months have been incredibly strange however I have loved getting to know you all through these last two weeks, through your amazing work and through the zoom calls.

I hope that you all have a lovely summer, full of fun activities, laughter and memories! I can't wait to hear all about it in September. Take the time to relax and recharge ready for an important year next year.

Remember to stay active over summer. Now you have the time, try doing a daily workout or yoga etc in the morning to kick start your day. It will make you feel amazing for the day ahead.

Todays Task: 

 

Interest/Passion Project

Today, you are continuing with your interest/passion project. Remember to do this based on something you are passionate about or extremely interested. This could be a hobby, a person, a place, animal etc. I want you to do as much research about it as possible and present it to me in a way that can best teach me about your chosen subject. 

Here is an example from someone who did a project on China.

I can't wait to see the end results!

Have a great day, 

Mr Horsley

Robins New Class Blog - 17.07.20

Date: 17th Jul 2020 @ 8:48am

Happy Friday Robins!

I can't believe this is the last blog I am writing to you. It has been a lovely two weeks and I feel like I have gotten to know some of you so well through your transition work. I know some of you may be a little nervous or worried about September and some of you may be incredibly excited. I have to say, that I am feeling a mixture of both. As I said on my zoom calls to some of you, when I start to feel those nervous butterflies in my belly, I think of all of the exciting learning that we will be doing next year and those nervous butterflies turn into excited butterflies! 

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Well done to Poppy and Harriet who described their memories so beautifully yesterday. I have attached these into our image gallery below. I know we will make so many more wonderful memories together next year.

Daily task

Your final transition task, is to make a summer bucket list. Can you write a list of all the exciting adventures you would like to get up to over the summer holidays? When you have completed your adventures, you can tick each individual adventure off. Here are some examples to help you.

Have a wonderful Summer robins. I can't wait to hear all about your adventures and meet you all as you enter my classroom door with huge, smiling year one and two faces!

Miss Dooley

Eagles - New Class Blog - 17.07.20

Date: 17th Jul 2020 @ 8:25am

Good morning Eaglets, 

I can't quite believe this is the last transition blog! I have loved getting to know you all through these last two weeks, through your amazing work and through the zoom calls!

I hope that you all have a lovely summer, full of fun activities, laughter and memories! I can't wait to hear all about it in September, when we're finally all reunited. 

Todays Task: 

 

Interest/Passion Project

Today, you are continuing with your interest/passion project. Remember to do this based on something you are passionate about or extremely interested. This could be a hobby, a person, a place, animal etc. I want you to do as much research about it as possible and present it to me in a way that can best teach me about your chosen subject. 

Here is an example from someone who did a project on China.

I can't wait to see the end results!

Have a great day, 

Mr Simpson 

Starlings New Blog 17th July

Date: 17th Jul 2020 @ 8:16am

Happy Friday children!

 

Today is our last day before the holidays. The last 2 weeks have been brilliant. I have loved finding out all about you. I loved seeing you on the Zoom calls and also speaking to your parents at home. Your work on the blog has been ‘Out of this World!’ Well done for all of your work.

 

Today’s task:

Today is the final challenge and I'm going to ask you to be creative again and use your imagination. Please draw a black dot about the size of a £2 coin on a piece of blank paper. Now I want you to turn this dot into some art. I would love to see what you can come up with. What will your dot become?

Don’t forget to blog your creations!

Have a great day and have the most amazing summer. I can’t wait to see you in September!

Miss Altham

Doves - New Class Blog - 17.07.20

Date: 17th Jul 2020 @ 8:06am

Good morning Doves, 

I can't quite believe this is the last transition blog! I have loved getting to know you all through these last two weeks, through your amazing work and through the zoom calls!

I hope that you all have a lovely summer, full of fun activities, laughter and memories! I can't wait to hear all about it in September, when we're finally all reunited. 

Todays Task: 

 

Interest/Passion Project

Today, you are continuing with your interest/passion project. Remember to do this based on something you are passionate about or extremely interested. This could be a hobby, a person, a place, animal etc. I want you to do as much research about it as possible and present it to me in a way that can best teach me about your chosen subject. 

Here is an example from someone who did a project on China.

I can't wait to see the end results!

Have a lovely day, 

Miss Fairhurst :) 

Owls New Class Blog 17.07.20

Date: 17th Jul 2020 @ 8:05am

Good morning Owls Class!

Well today is the last day of school! It's a very strange one as normally we'd all be together and having fun! It's been wonderful to get to know you over the past couple of weeks and now all my nerves about September have gone! I hope it's the same for you!

However, before you go I have one last activity. This challenge is called 'One Black Dot Can Be...'. Can you ask a grown up to draw a black dot (around the size of a £2 coin) somewhere on a piece of paper? Now your job is to turn that black dot into something new! Please see some examples below. I can't wait to see where your imagination takes you! 

 

  

  

 

Have a wonderful break over summer and I'll see you all in September!

 

Miss Whalley

 

 

Puffins New Class Blog - 17.07.20

Date: 17th Jul 2020 @ 1:28am

Happy Friday Everyone! 

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I can't quite believe it's the last transition blog already! I have really enjoyed watching you complete these activities and getting to know you a bit more. Thank you so much to all of you who have taken part, and thank you parents for supporting, you're all amazing! Can't wait to see you all in September now! However, before you go I have one last activity... This is something I tried with my class a little while back and the things they come up with amazed me! Knowing you all a bit more now, I know you will blow my socks off! This challenge is called 'One Black Dot Can Be...'. Can you ask a grown up to draw a black dot (around the size of a £2 coin) somewhere on a piece of paper? Now your job is to turn that black dot into something new! Please see some examples below. 

Cannot wait to see where your imagination takes you! 

Miss Southern & Mrs Bevin :) 

Swallows New Class Blog - 17th July

Date: 16th Jul 2020 @ 10:42pm

We’re all going on a …. Swallows holiday!!!

Happy Friday children!

Today is our last day before the holidays. It has been a real privilege to get to know some of you in a very different way! Some of the work you have produced is unbelievable and I am immensely proud already! I knew your previous teachers of Miss Whalley, Miss Woodward and Mrs Handley were right when they said you were very dedicated to your learning! Thanks for all the superb effort, keep up the support of each other and we are raring to go for September!

              

Today’s task:

Today is the final challenge and we’re going to ask you to be creative again and use your imagination. Please draw a black dot about the size of a £2 coin on a piece of blank paper. Now we want you to turn this dot into some art. I have attached some images to give you an idea but we would love to see what you can come up with. What will your dot become? Don’t forget to blog your creations!

Have a great day and have the most amazing summer. We can’t wait to see you in September, keep shining brightly!

 

Mr Pryle and Mrs Boneham 🌈🌈🌈

Woodpeckers New Class Blog 17th July

Date: 16th Jul 2020 @ 9:19pm

Good morning Woodpeckers,

Today is our last class blog before the holidays. Thank you for all of your hard work over the past 2 weeks, it has been brilliant to get to know a bit more about you all.

We hope that you all have a fantastic summer and make lots of memories. We can't wait to hear all about you time away from school in September. If you do go anywhere or do anything which you would like to share in class in September, we would love to hear your stories. Perhaps you could bring in some pictures or objects to share too.

Here is one last fun task which you may like to try at home! Enjoy :)

Draw a black dot about the size of a £2 coin on a piece of blank paper. Now we want you to turn this dot into some art. I have attached some images to give you an idea but we would love to see what you can come up with. What will your dot become?

Have a great day. See you in September Woodpeckers!

Mrs Latham and Miss Wardle

Starlings New Blog 16th July

Date: 16th Jul 2020 @ 9:03am

Happy Thursday Starlings!

 

Your work yesterday was amazing, you have all worked so hard. Well done.

Today’s task:

Today I would like you to make an imagination portrait. In the bottom right hand corner, draw or stick a picture of yourself. Then, draw a cloud and inside it draw all the things that you can imagine. The pictures can be anything! What do you like to think about? Do you have any special places or people in your mind that you could draw?

Don’t forget to blog them so that I can see you wonderful work. I would love to display these in September too so keep them somewhere safe for when we return.

Enjoy your day children!

Miss Altham

Eagles Home Learning 16th July

Date: 16th Jul 2020 @ 8:46am

Good morning!

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Well done to those of you who completed the aspirations work yesterday - you all have some really interesting career ideas. Only two more days to go for this school year - are any of you doing anything nice this summer?

 

Today's task - Interest/Passion Project

For the next two days, I would like you to create a project on something you are passionate about or extremely interested. This could be a hobby, a person, a place, animal etc. I want you to do as much research about it as possible and present it to me in a way that can best teach me about your chosen subject. 

Here is an example from someone who did a project on China.

I love all sports - Rugby and Arsenal FC in particular. If I were to choose, I would do a project on the British and Irish Lions rugby team.  My favourite player ever was Willie John McBride!

Ulster Rugby | The legend Willie John at 80

I'm looking forward to seeing what your interests are.

 

Have a great day.

 

Mr Simpson

Kingfishers Home Learning 16th July

Date: 16th Jul 2020 @ 8:35am

Good morning!

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Well done to those of you who completed the aspirations work yesterday - you all have some really interesting career ideas. Only two more days to go for this school year - are any of you doing anything nice this summer?

 

Today's task - Interest/Passion Project

For the next two days, I would like you to create a project on something you are passionate about or extremely interested. This could be a hobby, a person, a place, animal etc. I want you to do as much research about it as possible and present it to me in a way that can best teach me about your chosen subject. 

Here is an example from someone who did a project on China.

I love travelling, music, sport and trying new food. I have unfortunately always been a big Blackburn Rovers fan and watch the games as often as I can.

25 years on from Blackburn's greatest day, a Premier League title ... But if I were to choose, I would do a project on American Football - I'd choose this because it is not as popular as football. I love all sports really but I have been passionate about American Football for a long time, and like Mr Dean, I used to play for a while in my younger years . I especially like the team the Green Bay Packers and I hope to go there in the future. My favourite player is (the greatest Quarterback of all time) Aaron Rodgers - it is worth watching his highlights on YouTube! You will often see me wearing their t-shirts and jumpers on PE days! Let me know what you are passionate about!

Aaron Rodgers and his offensive line at Lambeau in the snow ...

I'm excited to hear what you are interested in.

 

Have a great day.

 

Mr Horsley.

Robins New Class Blog 16.07.20

Date: 16th Jul 2020 @ 8:31am

Good morning Robins.

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The weather has been a bit gloomy this week hasn't it? I hope you have been having lots of fun doing rainy day activities at home. I love cuddling up on the sofa and watching Disney films on rainy days. What is your favourite thing to do at home?

Check out the attached photos for some amazing robin artwork from yesterday. Well done girls!

Daily Task

For your daily task today, I would like you to show me your favourite memory of school. You could draw a picture or write a recount. 

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Have a lovely day robins!

Miss Dooley

Throwback Thursday - Guess Who

Date: 16th Jul 2020 @ 8:17am

Good Morning everyone!

It's time for our weekly Throwback Thursday – GUESS WHO!

Remember, your job – simple! Guess who the little person grew up to be. The member of staff can be anyone working in school: Office, Teaching Assistant, Teacher. It could even be a member of staff who is currently off at the minute! (so, make sure you switch your brains on).

Here’s the picture you’re guessing at today:

To have your guess (staff and children!), make sure you add a comment as to who you think this is

Reminder of how do to this: 

1. Click on the Title - Throwback Thursday Guess Who

2. Scroll down to the bottom. 

3. Click on the link 'Pupil Login'.

4. Type in your username and password. 

5. Start Guessing! 

I will reveal who it is by the end of today.

Happy Guessing :) 

Doves - New Class Blog - 16.07.20

Date: 16th Jul 2020 @ 7:36am

Good morning Doves, 

Throwback Thursday  - Guess Who!

Today is Thursday which means there will be another 'Throwback Thursday - Guess Who' posted to the Whole School blog page (School Website > School blogs > School Blog). 

Make sure you have a look and cast your guess as to who you think the little person grew up to be! I can't wait to see your responses.

Your Work: 

It has been a pleasure to see all of your transition work so far! You are so motivated and hard working and I am super impressed. Well done!!

Todays Tasks: 

Interest/Passion Project

For the next two days, I would like you to create a project on something you are passionate about or extremely interested. This could be a hobby, a person, a place, animal etc. I want you to do as much research about it as possible and present it to me in a way that can best teach me about your chosen subject. 

Here is an example from someone who did a project on China.

I love travelling, music, walking and trying new food. But if I were to choose I would do a project on travelling and different holidays I had been too! 

Have a lovely day, 

Miss Fairhurst :) 

Puffins New Class Blog - 16.07.20

Date: 15th Jul 2020 @ 10:56pm

Morning Puffins!

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Thank you so much for your responses on the blog, well done! I've attached some photos and videos some of you have sent in for you to have a look at. I loved the superheroes with all their different powers, from flying to entertaing to biscuits! Someone decided to draw their real life superhero whom they share a very special superpower with. I loved listening to and reading the stories about your superheroes, thank you. 

Activity 9: Today’s challenge is all about books. Mrs Bevin and I love books and we would like to know what your favourite book is? Can you tell us any of this information the about your favourite book…

Title?

Author?

Why you like it?

Your favourite character?

Your favourite part?

It was very, very difficult to choose a fovourite book as I have so many but I think my favourite book is The Gruffalo. Julia Donaldson wrote this book, she is my favourite author. My favourite character is the mouse because he is very clever. I like it when he tricks the Gruffalo.

Best Gruffalo GIFs | Gfycat

Mrs Bevin's favourite book is The Rainbow Fish. This book was written by Marcus Pfister. She likes this book because he learns how to share and how sharing makes him feel happy inside. She also likes the sparkly scales in the book.

Again, you can present this in however you like. Have a lovely day!

Miss Southern & Mrs Bevin 

Swallows New Class Blog - 16th July

Date: 15th Jul 2020 @ 10:33pm

Nice to see you, to see you nice Swallows!!!

Happy Thursday!

Your work yesterday was amazing Swallows, you have all worked so hard. It made me quite emotional at this time of year and it has been lovely to speak to some of your wonderful parents so far children. I will be contacting more of your families again today to see if there are any question before September. Keep going, today is the penultimate day (word of the day alert!) – make sure it is a cracker whether you are out walking, chatting or playing, make sure to have fun!

Today’s task:

Today we would like you to make an imagination portrait. In the bottom right hand corner, draw or stick a picture of yourself. Then, draw a cloud and inside it sketch all the things that you can imagine. The pictures can be anything! What do you like to think about? Do you have any special places or people in your mind that you could draw? Take a look at this image for a few more ideas...

Don’t forget to blog them so that we can see your wonderful work. We would love to display these in September too so keep them somewhere safe for when we return. Enjoy your day...

 Caio for now all!

Mr P 🌈🌈🌈

Owls New Class Blog 16.07.20

Date: 15th Jul 2020 @ 10:28pm

Good morning Owls Class! 

I hope you all had a fun Wednesday! 

Benson had a lot of fun when we went back to the dog park and he spent the time running around with the other dogs. He rolled around in the mud and had to have a bath when we got home. Baths aren't his favourite thing so he wasn't very happy, as you can see in the picture!

It was lovely to see your maths work on the 'Figure Me Out' task! Ethan, Chloe, Harris, Jacob and Isabelle did a super job!

  

  

 

We've had some more baking as well as Casey's book review:

  

  

 

Today's task is all about what you want to be when you grow up. You can present this in many different ways - you can dress up and take part in role play, you can make a poster about what the job is, you can research someone who does that job already. It's completely up to you how you show what job you want when you get older. I'm looking forward to finding out what you will all be when you're an adult smiley

 

Have a super Thursday everyone!

 

Miss Whalley

 

 

Penguin Reception new starters final challenge

Date: 15th Jul 2020 @ 10:00pm

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Hello Penguins,

We have started to get our classrooms ready for you and we would love to have something that would make you feel at home when you start. With this in mind, today's challenge is to take a photograph of you and your family so that we can put it on a display in school. These will NOT go on our blog. It will be something to find in class on your first day and something to bring comfort incase you are feeling worried like the Colour Monster did in our stories. Good luck with your last challenge.

Have a lovely day!

Mrs Jarrett, Mrs Lenagan and the EYFS Team :)

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Swallows - New Class Celebration Post

Date: 15th Jul 2020 @ 9:53pm

Good Evening Swallows!!!

 

Well... What can I say...

Some of the work this week has been AMAZING! 

You have truly gone above and beyond and we couldn't be prouder of your efforts Swallows, this really bodes well for the future, I am really looking forward to your afternoon lessons, especially art and design! Take a look at some of your wonderful work, keep this up as we are blooming with pride! 

    

          

Look at these wonderful projects that you have created, they looks fantastic! 

        

      

 

Take care all, 

Mr P :)

Penguin Nursery new starters final challenge

Date: 15th Jul 2020 @ 9:47pm

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Hello Penguins,

We have started to get our classrooms ready for you and we would love to have something that would make you feel at home when you start. With this in mind, today's challenge is to take a photograph of you and your family so that we can put it on a display in school. These will NOT go on our blog. It will be something to find in class on your first day and something to bring comfort incase you are feeling worried like the Colour Monster did in our stories. Good luck with your last challenge.

Have a lovely day!

Mrs Jarrett, Mrs Lenagan and the EYFS Team :)

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Woodpeckers New Class Blog 16.7.20

Date: 15th Jul 2020 @ 8:30pm

Happy Thursday Woodpeckers!

Your work yesterday was amazing, you have all worked so hard. Well done. 

Today’s task:

Today we would like you to make an imagination portrait. In the bottom right hand corner, draw or stick a picture of yourself.

Then, draw a cloud and inside it draw all the things that you can imagine. The pictures can be anything! What do you like to think about? Do you have any special places or people in your mind that you could draw? Take a look at this image for more ideas. 

Don’t forget to blog them so that we can see you wonderful work. We would love to display these in September too so keep them somewhere safe for when we return. 

Enjoy your day children!

Mrs Latham and Miss Wardle

Kingfishers Home Learning 15th July

Date: 15th Jul 2020 @ 8:35am

Good morning Kingfishers - 

 

It's nice to see the wonderful July weather has made an appearance again this morning...

Make sure you all check out the Sports Day Results blog I posted yesterday if you haven't already. 

Today's task

Today's task is about  aspirations. 

I would like you to create a piece of work in your own format about:

- What you would like to be when you are older?

- Why you would like to do this?

- How are you going to achieve this. Think about what subjects you will need to excel in at school and if you will need to go to university? Will you need to do an apprenticeship? etc.

This website could help you.

https://www.firstcareers.co.uk/

Remember that you might not know what you want to do right now and that is ok. You might also change your mind in the future. I always wanted to be a teacher because my Grandad was an excellent teacher, but I also considered joining the Navy, being an engineer amongst a lot of other things.

Investor in Careers – The Quality in Careers Standard - CSW Group Ltd.Have a wonderful day everyone,

Mr Horsley

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