Early Years and Prep Articles - Gateways School

Academic Year 2021 – 2022

Summer Term

Prep and EYFS articles from the week ending 13/5/22

Growing and measuring in the Gatehouse

Rugby Tots – Pre-Reception

Litter picking in Reception

Lower 3 textiles

Fractions in Transition

Lower 2 get creative in IT

Transition meet Florence Nightingale

Prep Sports report wc 9.5.22

Isla plays a baritone saxophone

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Prep and EYFS articles from the week ending 6/5/22

Sewing seeds in the Gatehouse

Pre-Reception’s clean teeth

Hama Beads

Jack and the beanstalk in Reception

Drama club act up

Upper 2 get planting

Prep sports report wc 3rd May 2022

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Prep and EYFS articles from the week ending 29/4/22

Leaping around like frogs in the Gatehouse

Pre-Reception have a fruit-tastic time

Reception’s recipe for friendship

Lower 1 trip to Skipton Castle

Upper 1’s blooming botanists

Lifecycles in Transition

Upper 1 IT skills

Prep Orchestra perform in the PAC

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Prep and EYFS articles from the week ending 22/4/22

Buzzy bees in the Gatehouse

Welcome back Pre-Reception

Reception learn about the lifecyle of a butterfly

Prep sport report wc 28.3.22

Prep dance exams

Prep Orchestra performance on Thursday 28th April

Lower 2 monsters in Spanish

Lower 1 puppet makers

Transition learn about Ramadan

Upper 1’s sewing skills

 


Spring Term

Prep and EYFS articles from the week ending 28/3/22

Easter fun in the Gatehouse

Healthy activities in Pre-Reception

Reception class assembly

Teddy bears picnic

Lower 3 YETI create Heartbug hotel

Ellie’s tennis success

Fractional gains in Upper 1

Upper 2 separate alien soup

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Prep and EYFS articles from the week ending 25/3/22

Mummy activities in the Gatehouse

Pre-Reception prepare for Mother’s day

Mother’s Day in Reception

Easter treats in Transition

Ivy’s toys

Prep sports report wc 21.3.22

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Prep and EYFS articles from the week ending 18/3/22

Baby animals in the Gatehouse

Smeds and Smoos in Pre-Reception

Building towers in Reception

Observational painting in Transition

Upper 1 make healthy sandwiches

Lower 2 save the bears!

Prep sports report wc 14.3.22

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Prep and EYFS articles from the week ending 11/3/22

Wellbeing week in Prep

Spring flowers in the Gatehouse

Pre-Reception blast off

Stories from around the world in Reception

Toys in Transition

Upper 1 – volcanoes and earthquakes

Prep School Council meet Wayne

Lower 1 green fingers

Prep sports report wc 7.3.22

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Prep and EYFS articles from the week ending 4/3/22

Gatehouse bookworms with a yummy twist

Pancake day in Pre-Reception

World Book Day in Reception

Prep Celebrate World Book Day

Prep’s book trailers competition

Upper 1 get to grips with Linguascope in Spanish

Upper 1 design gardens in PSHE

Wellbeing workshops coming to Prep next week

Toys from the past in Transition

Lower 2 learn about particles

Prep sports report wc 28.2.22

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Prep and EYFS articles from the week ending 18/2/22

All about love in the Gatehouse

Valentine’s day in Pre-Reception

Looking after our mental health in Pre-Reception

Reception’s well-being walk

Upper 2 create ancient Greek architecture

Prep sports report wc14.2.22

Lower 1 Lego castles

Lower 3 bake sale

Prep School council first meeting

Lower 2 tooth experiment

Transition’s trip to the zoo

A canine reading helper for KS1

Emilia and Emily’s musical performances

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Prep and EYFS articles from the week ending 11/2/22

Valentines day preparations in the Gatehouse

Littlegates committee meeting

Growing Together in Reception for Childrens Mental Health Week

Lower 3 English act out Dahl’s disaster

Mindful moments in Transition

Polar bear project in Transition

Upper 1 are shaping up in maths

Upper 1 and Lower 1 grow together

Prep school council

Prep World Book day plans

Prep sports report wc 7th Feb 2022

Sophia plays the fudge fandango

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Prep and EYFS articles from the week ending 4/2/22

Chinese New Year – the Gatehouse

Chinese New Year – Pre-Reception

Chinese New Year in Reception

Chinese New Year in Prep

Geckos, snails, stick insects and more in Lower 1

Skipping day!

Upper 2 study The Jabberwocky

Upper 1 news interviews

Lower 1’s royal treat

Upper 2 make a new material

Oscar and Sophia perform in assembly

Prep Sports report wc 31st Jan 2022

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Prep and EYFS articles from the week ending 28/1/22

Exploring cold things in the Gatehouse

Pre-Reception learn about capacity

Marshmellow challenges in Reception

Lower 3 investigate white light

KS1 Class Assembly

Lower 2 meet the angel family

Transition learn about Sikhism

Upper 1 build Hadrian’s Wall!

Upper 2 represent ancient Greek city states

Prep sports report wc 24th Jan 2022

Transition have another special visitor

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Prep and EYFS articles from the week ending 21/1/22

Colours in the Gatehouse

Pre-Reception feel wintery

Reception look above the clouds

A baptism in Transition

Lower 3 toast Norwegian style

Lower 3 Spanish

Lower 3 humanities – London map reading

Lower 2 recreate the digestive system

Prep sports report wc 17th Jan 2022

YETI’s spring into action

Isla dazzles on the saxophone

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Prep and EYFS articles from the week ending 14/1/22

Welcome back – The Gatehouse

Winter activities in Pre-Reception

Blast off in Reception

Meet the music department

Lower 2 learn early animation techniques

Lower 1’s new art topic

Transition patterns

Upper 2 study ancient Greek city states

Upper 1 plant hunters

Prep Sports Report wc 10th Jan 2022

 


Autumn Term

Prep and EYFS articles from the week ending 10/12/21

Party week in the Gatehouse

Pre-Reception’s busy Xmas week!

A Christmas cracker of a week in Reception

Imogen – Yorkshire Zinc Gymnastics Championships

Lower 2 dissolve candy canes

Spanish karaoke – Upper 1

Stanley’s big adventure

Upper 1 make shape poems

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Prep and EYFS articles from the week ending 3/12/21

Christmas is coming – The Gatehouse Nursery

Christmas dressing up in Pre-Reception

Reception and The Snowman

Emilia’s piano performance

Prep panto 2021

Happy Hanukkah from Upper 1

Transition learn about Chanukah

Prep sports report wc 29.11.21

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Prep and EYFS articles from the week ending 26/11/21

Continuing with shapes in the Gatehouse

Hedgehogs in Pre-Reception

Reception – the Christmas Post Penguins

Lower 2 transmit sound

Prep Sports results wc 22.11

Upper 2 Victorian assembly

Thanksgiving is back!

Upper 1 show capacity to learn

Lower 3 maths treasure hunt

KS1 Nativity preparations underway

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Prep and EYFS articles from the week ending 19/11/21

Shapes in the Gatehouse

Pre-Reception meet Maeve the puppy

Being kind in Reception

An odd day in Transition

Ellie’s superb singing

KS1 in the cloud factory

Key Stage 2 at Otley Science Festival

Lower 2 Maths

Prep sports report wc15.11.21

Upper 1 Egyptian collars

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Prep and EYFS articles from the week ending 12/11/21

Nursery children get ready for cold weather

Poppies in Pre-Reception

Reception learn about Rama and Sita

Upper 1 ‘pass the vowel’ in drama

Prep Sports report wc 8.11.21

Lower 2 number lines

Number bonds in Transition

Lower 2 remember the fallen

New YETI group

Lower 2 escape room

Upper 1 reflective materials

Upper 1 prepare for poppy day

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Prep and EYFS articles from the week ending 5/11/21

The Gatehouse celebrate bonfire night and Diwali

Pre-Reception get excited about fireworks

Reception remember remember the 5th of November

Lower 2 make fraction walls

Upper 2 take a bite out of the moon

Prep Sports Report – 15.10.21

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Prep and EYFS articles from the week ending 15/10/21

All about me – The Gatehouse

Pre-Reception make a stew

Well done to Reception Class

Cheerios in braille in Transition

Prep sports report w.e 15 Oct

Lower 3 ladybirds

Lower 3 investigate dissolving

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Prep and EYFS articles from the week ending 8/10/21

Going bonkers about conkers in the Gatehouse

Conker day in Pre-Reception

Reception go bonkers for conkers

Reception are musical superstars

Gateways cross country event

Lower 2 energy experts

Upper 2 nature walk in Harewood

Prep Sports report w.c 4.10.21

Willow sings Lavenders Blue

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Prep and EYFS articles from the week ending 1/10/21

Autumn time in the Gatehouse

Listening ears in Pre-Reception

Learning about Autumn in Reception

Bog Baby hunt in Transition

Gunpowder treason and plot in Lower 1

Hockey Festivals return

U11 v St Olaves

Upper 1 make Ancient Egyptian jewellery

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Prep and EYFS articles from the week ending 24/9/21

The Gatehouse have fun in the sun

Pre-Reception’s beautiful garden

Name writing in Reception

Maths bingo in Upper 1B

September sunshine – Transition

Rugby festivals are back

Lower 1 exploring materials

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Prep and EYFS articles from the week ending 17/9/21

Welcome Pre-Reception

Pre-Reception try extra-curricular clubs

New starters in Early Years

Super start for Reception

Prep Sport

Crocodile Maths

Transition’s topics

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Academic Year 2020 – 2021

Prep and EYFS articles from the week ending 9/7/21

The summer holidays are here – Gatehouse Nursery

Pre-Reception performance

Reception trip to Born of the Forest

Lower 2 visit Pizza Express

Science investigations in Transition

U11 Cricket v Brackenfield

Lower 3 end of an era

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Prep and EYFS articles from the week ending 2/7/21

Magical painting in the Gatehouse

Born of the forest trip Pre-Reception

Reception’s summer bucket list

Lower 2 go caving

KS1 trip to Big Sheep Little Cow

Upper 1 promote Paris

Dhiyaan on the trumpet

Drama examination results 2021

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Prep and EYFS articles from the week ending 25/6/21

The Gatehouse explore transport

Pre-Reception outdoor play and reading

Moving on in Reception

Lower 2 prepare afternoon tea

Lower 1 Marvellous Microhabitats

Lower 3 visit Flamingo Land

Upper 2 take on the Yorkshire Dales

Lower 3 take over lessons

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Prep and EYFS articles from the week ending 18/6/21

The Gatehouse -Father’s Day

Pre-Reception two by two

Fathers Day preparation in Reception

Upper 1 visit Robin Hoods Bay

Lower 2 careers afternoon

Lower 1 and Mary Anning

The world is a stage

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Prep and EYFS articles from the week ending 11/6/21

Healthy eating in the Gatehouse

Pre-Reception fun in the sun

Reception talk about transitions

Lower 2 make Oobleck

Lower 3 density of liquids

Lower 1 make fossils

Transition butterflies

What’s the crime Mr Wolf rehearsals

Frisbee and fun in the sun

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Prep and EYFS articles from the week ending 28/5/21

The Gatehouse – all about us

Busy as bees in Pre-Reception

Reception – when I grow up..

Lower 1 build shelters

Prep orchestra are fantastic

Prep orienteering skills

Wind socks – Transition

Lower 2 learn about states of matter

Weather watchers in Transition

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Prep and EYFS articles from the week ending 21/5/21

The Gatehouse learn about the life cycle of a duck

Pre-Reception go crazy for rainbows

Our newest arrivals in Reception

Emilia plays the piano

Lower 1 art in the outdoors

Lower 2’s target to focus

Milad rocks out!

Upper 2 diaries

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Prep and EYFS articles from the week ending 14/5/21

Little Frogs – The Gatehouse

Pre-Reception learn about the lifecycle of a frog

Story Writing in Reception

Hugo gives his first performance

Lower 2 build shelters

Lower 1 shoot for the moon

Computing in Transition

Upper 2 design a 3D room

Lower 3 find happy numbers

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Prep and EYFS articles from the week ending 7/5/21

Jack and the Beanstalk in the Gatehouse

Lifecycle of a butterfly – Pre-Reception

Litter picking in Reception

Lower 2 den building

Lower 1’s green fingers

Prep School Cricket – Harewood House

Upper 1 sunflower art

Upper 2 go 3D

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Prep and EYFS articles from the week ending 30/4/21

Hungry little caterpillars in the Gatehouse

Pre-Reception learn about frogs

Mad about Butterflies in Reception

Lower 2 digestion

Lower 1 Botany

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Prep and EYFS articles from the week ending 23/4/21

Welcome back to the Gatehouse

Sunshine and tadpoles in Pre-Reception

Pre-Reception and the Easter bunny

Butterflies galore in Reception

Friendships in Transition

Lower 2 try out bushcraft

Music in Prep

Prep Merits 23.4.21

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Prep and EYFS articles from the week ending 26/3/21

Easter fun in the Gatehouse

Green fingers in Pre-Reception

Skeletons in Reception

Anyone Seen My Dog – Lower 1

Lower 2 learn about tooth decay

Lower 1 arrays

Prep return to PE & Games – Spring Term

Casting call

Prep Merits 26.3.21

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Prep and EYFS articles from the week ending 19/3/21

Mark making in the Gatehouse

Reception discover senses

Pre-Reception beanstalks and beyond

Lower 2 mindfulness walk

Upper 2 enjoy experimenting

Upper 1 learn about Marie Curie

Young Explorers rediscover the lost sundial

Upper 2 take shelter in Bushcraft

Prep Merits 19.3.21

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Prep and EYFS articles from the week ending 12/3/21

The Gatehouse – Mother’s Day

Pre-Reception prepare for Mother’s Day

Welcome back Reception

Lockdown reading challenge winners

Lower 2 perform the mexican hat dance

Upper 1 Starry Starry night

Prep potato parade

World Book Day

Upper 2 ancient Greek pots

Prep Merits 12.3.21

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Prep and EYFS articles for the week ending 5/3/21

EYFS update 5.3.21

Prep update 5.3.21

Prep Merits 5.3.21

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Prep and EYFS articles for the week ending 26/2/21

EYFS update 26.2.21

Prep update 26.2.21

Prep Merits 26.2.21

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Prep and EYFS articles for the week ending 12/2/21

EYFS update 12.2.21

Prep update 12.2.21

Prep Merits 12.2.21

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Prep and EYFS articles for the week ending 5/2/21

EYFS update 5.2.21

Prep update 5.2.21

Prep Merits – 5.2.21