The Education Directorate are keen to capture the voice of young people to describe their experiences during lockdown. It will also help guide the thinking towards a recovery model from September. We would be grateful if pupils could complete this and if they wish add their names.
The children have worked so hard throughout the year and this was celebrated on Thursday 18th July.
Each child in each class received a certificate celebrating their achievements over the year. Special certificates and medals were handed out to children who had excelled in the year, as voted on by staff. The school's therapists were also involved, handing out certificates and medals to children who they had seen most progression in over the year.
The Red Gates Rockers opened the proceedings with their amazing rendition of Shotgun and Something Just Like This and the school choir closed the event with their version of This is Me and Twist Again.
It was an extremely successful event and was well attended by parents, carers and friends.
School Council are leading the way in making Red Gates greener and more environmentally friendly. On World Environment Day, they've checked the school grounds for any rubbish, especially plastic. You may not realise it, but we do get occasional visits from wildlife like squirrels and birds here at Red Gates.
We know that plastic can kill them as it does with the whales in the ocean. That's why we are keen to keep the school free of any plastic rubbish. This term, some classes are actually working on the topic Hidden Worlds: Under the Sea and are learning about the beauty of the sea and how our attitude towards waste can harm living creatures and destroy that beauty.
Each year the school joins in with British Science Week. Its a celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths across the UK for people of all ages. It requires our amazing teachers to come up with entertaining and engaging events and activities for our children to watch and participate in. To celebrate the end of science week we had a bouncy castle. As you can see from the smiles and laughs it was a great success across the school.
Croydon is in the process of updating its Short Breaks Statement. This document will provide young people, parents and carers with information on:
* The range of short breaks services provided in Croydon
* Who can access short breaks
* How to access short breaks
* How short breaks are designed to meet the needs of disabled children/young people and their parents/carers
We would like to hear your thoughts about the draft Short Breaks Statement, your feedback is very valuable to us and will be used to help develop the Short Breaks Statement and ensure we have a service that meets the needs of children and young people.
Please click here to view the document and complete the survey on the Croydon Get Involved page to provide your feedback. This engagement process will be open for 6 weeks (18th February to 6th April 2019).
Thank you in advance for any feedback provided.
One of the extra-curriculum activities the school provides, is Forest School.
"Forest School is an inspirational process, that offers all learners regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in a woodland or natural environment with trees." - Forest Schools Association
Our local Forest School is Courtwood Primary school. In 2012 Courtwood Primary School was gifted a piece of woodland that backed onto the school. It was to be developed as a nature trail and woodcraft area. It has a "Talking Circle" with a fire pit and a trail around the wood. It is a short walk to Selsdon Woods and fields.
Sessions take place on a Tuesdays and Thursdays. One session is for our year 2 students and the other is an inclusion link with Courtwood pupils joining our session.
As you can see they are able to explore and experience the natural world in all seasons and in all weathers.
This year the theme for the Christmas play was Red Gates Radio. Each class paired up with another and chose a music genre to perform to.
The play was opened by our amazing Red Gates Rockers, performing Jingle Bells and Santa Claus is Coming to Town and was closed by our fabulous Choir, performing We are the Children of Red Gates School and We Wish You a Merry Christmas
DJ Santa (played by Khalid) introduced each act which started off with Class Rose and Class Teal performing to Rock and Roll music. We then had Classes Amethyst and Lilac presenting Classical, Classes Magenta and Sky presenting Disco, Classes Cyan and Aqua presenting Rock and Roll, Classes Royal and Violet presenting Soul, Classes Jade and Turquoise presenting Reggae, Classes Mint and Fuchsia presenting Pop, Classes Coral and Lime presenting Country and Classes Emerald and Navy presenting RnB.
We performed on Tuesday to our neighbours, Gilbert Scott School and on Wednesday to our parents, carers and friends.
The children and staff worked so hard to put this performance together and it was a hit with everyone that attended.
Merry Christmas from all the children and staff at Red Gates!
We would like to thank Knights Garden Centre, Chelsham and Woldingham for providing us, free of charge, with our school Christmas tree.
The school committee members received the tree from the Garden Centre and had fun putting on the decorations and making it look beautiful.
Haven't they done a fantastic job!
You can received a 10% off voucher for purchasing your own real Christmas tree.
Oh no it isn't!
It is the time of year that everyone loves, Panto season, and the children here at Red Gates are lucky to have their own private performance.
Each year, Friends of Red Gates School raise funds in order that Dazzle and Fizz can bring their show to our school for the children to watch. This year it was Robin Hood.
As you can see the children had a great time.
Oh no they didn't...oh yes they did!