Autumn Term Newsletter
Unit 1 - Autumn Term 2019
UNIVERSAL FREE SCHOOL MEALS
In September 2013, the government announced that from September 2014, all children in Reception and Years 1 and 2 at state schools in England would be offered an universal free school lunch, regardless of their family’s financial circumstances. Universal free school meals also help families save money by providing a menu with a meal each day.
This is based on solid evidence that well-nourished children perform better at school. In pilot areas, children who had a school meal at lunchtime were found to be two months ahead of their peers academically.
We would like to suggest that if your child is in Reception and KS1 that they try our universal school meals from our new catering company Devon Norse every day for one week, beginning Monday 30th September 2019.
Our suggestion would be that your child can bring in a packed lunch as ‘back up’ if they don’t like the meal offered. Please can you consider this and let your child’s teacher be aware if your child is ordering a lunch but has a ‘back up’ packed lunch or if you do not wish your child to be part of this. All going well they will enjoy the meals and universal school meals will be their first choice for lunch every day.
Remember there is no charge for universal free school meals to parents.
Many thanks and kind regards
Mrs Leila Naldrett – Head of teaching and learning
Mr Jason Stephens – Unit 1 Leader
Dear Parents/carers 23rd September 2019
Mrs Chloe Parker-Tanner will be leaving Gatehouse Primary Academy on Friday 17th January 2020 to take an absence of leave due to personal circumstances.
The First Federation Trust will be employing a temporary teacher for a 6 week period, which will include a 2 week handover to ensure routines and consistency are maintained.
Mrs Chloe Parker-Tanner will be returning to Gatehouse Primary Academy on Monday 24th February 2020.
As soon as the appointment has been confirmed, we will let you know who the cover teacher will be.
Many thanks for your support and understanding.
Mrs Leila Naldrett
Gatehouse Primary Academy
Academic Year 2018/19
Our Summer Term topic is ... 'The Circus'
Medium Term Planning
This term, children in Unit 1 have been learning through the topic of Good to be Me in their PSHE lessons. In order to encourage children to appreciate their own unique qualities as well as those of their classmates, we gave the children a project to complete over a number of weeks. We asked the children to create a 5-10 minute show and tell about themselves and what makes them unique in hope that through completion of this project they would discover similarities as well as differences between themselves and their peers. The presentations were a huge success and children showed real creativity in the way they chose to present!
Unit 1 News 5th April 2019
Kenya Class Assembly
Our Spring Term topic is ... 'Magnificent Minibeasts'
Minibeast Hunt - Year 2
Spring Term Overview
Christmas craft morning
Our Autumn Term topic is ... 'Food and Farming'
On Tuesday 16th October Year 2 went to Farmwise in Exeter. This was a fantastic event that aimed to teach the children more about farming in Devon, how food is produced in Devon's farms and how farming links to the countryside. The children represented the school brilliantly and a fun day was had by all.
Unit 1 Newsletter 30th Nov
Unit 1 Newsletter
Please be advised that we have a confiirmed case of impetigo in Year 1. Follow the link below for more information:
Unit 1 Autumn Newsletter
Autumn Term Topic From Farm to Fork
Academic Year 2017/18
Norway Class Assembly
On Thursday 3rd May, Norway class took the assembly for the whole school. We told the school about all the learning we do in year one by making a special video and singing a song.
On Friday 4th May a group of 12 year 2 children went to DCC to attend a striking and fielding event. The children had a fantastic time and represented Gatehouse Primary Academy brilliantly.
‘My favourite part was throwing the ball from the blue line. We had to see who threw it the furthest.’ Alexandra
‘My favourite part was when we had to run in and out of the cones because it was fun. The other children counted.’ Maizie
‘I tried to throw the ball really far but one both caught the ball, I still got 4 laps!’ Henry
Poland Class Assembly
Poland shared their learning to the rest of the school in their class assembly. They showed photos and videos and sang a song about under the sea.