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Spirit of the Games Values

Each competition that the children participate in, focuses on one of the six school games values (below) which help to promote personal excellence through a range of behaviours, qualities and inter-personal skills. 


Sports News: 2016 - 2017


February Sporting Achievements 2017: 


Indoor Final - On Tuesday 28th February, year 5 and 6 pupils took part in the Indoor Athletics Finals tournament at Carterton Community College. As usual, the pupils represented the school well in terms of sportsmanship and behaviour. All pupils tried their best in the competition and we managed to finish in joint fourth place. This is pretty amazing considering we were 8th in the first round. A special well done to Ellie and Finley who were the captains of the team.


Netball Tournament - On Wednesday 22nd February, 15 year 5 & 6 pupils took part in the U11 Carterton Netball Tournament which was held at Carterton Community College. Everybody who took part played fantastically well as a team and it was an exciting event to be a part of and watch from the sideline. Both of our Gateway netball teams made it through to the finals, which meant they had to play each other to fight for the 1st place position. Unfortunately only the winning team could go through to the next round, but we would like to wish them the best of luck! The school are incredibly proud of the children's achievement and would like to say a HUGE thank you to Mrs O'Brien for being an amazing coach over the past few months - your hard work has certainly paid off! 


A year 6 pupil said, 'I had the best time playing netball, even when we had to play our own school in the finals!'


January Sporting Achievements 2017: 


Indoor Athletics – On Monday 30th January, 20 year 5 & 6 pupils took part in the U11 Indoor Athletics competition which was held at Carterton Community College. Everybody who took part in the event was fantastic as an individual and as part of the Gateway Team. They each showed great passion towards their events (passion was the school games value for this event) and there was a great sporting ‘buzz’ throughout! Gateway came 1st place and they now go through to the West Oxfordshire Indoor Athletics Final!


Thank you to all the supporters who came along – 1st place for you too!


Multi Skills - On Wednesday 18th, all Year 3 pupils went to Carterton Community College for the afternoon to join other schools from around Carterton to take part in a multi skills event. They worked on balancing, agility and being part of a team. They had a brilliant time and were definitely exhausted by the end of the afternoon.


December Sporting Achievements 2016: 


Tag Rugby - On Thursday 8th December, 21 year 3, 4, 5 & 6 children took part in the U9 and U11 Tag Rugby event held at Carterton Community College.  Both teams played amazingly well, showing off their brilliant rugby skills. The U11 team came 4th and the U9 team came 2nd. Each team cooperated effectively together and showed great sportsmanship towards their opposing teams, shaking their hands at the end of every match. Well done to everyone involved; another fantastic sporting event for Gateway. 



November Sporting Achievements 2016: 


Dance - On Thursday 10th, the Year 4 children enjoyed an exciting morning of Viking dance at Carterton Community College. They modelled the life of a Viking, including being warriors, working and life at sea through a range of dances. They had a lot of fun and learnt some fantastic new dance moves.


Hockey - On Tuesday 8th March, 10 year 5 & 6 children took part in the U11 Mixed Hockey Tournament at Carterton Community College. They children played incredibly well as a team and were a credit to the school. Unfortunately the children missed out on 2nd place by 1 goal however they did win the School Games Value trophy - Respect. They showed the games value consistently throughout the tournament, especially towards their opposing teams. Very well done to all of you who took part!  Thanks to everybody who supported this event!


A special thank you to Mrs O'Brien for running the hockey club - the children have loved it! 


October Sporting Achievements 2016: 


Cross Country - On Thursday 20th October, 17 children from years 3, 4, 5, and 6 took part in the West Oxfordshire Cross Country race. All children who took part did fantastically well and the school were very proud of them all for completing a very long race course in such a quick time. As always, the children showed great determination and brilliant encouragement towards each other. Well done - you should all be very proud of yourselves! Thanks again to all who helped out! 



Football - On Wednesday 12th October, 5 children from year 4 took part in the U9 Mixed Football Tournament, held at Carterton Community College. The team played 4 games against other West Oxfordshire schools and had great fun.  The children showed great teamwork and were always smiling.  Well done to all the children who took part and thank you to those who came and supported.


September Sporting Achievements 2016: 


School Games Mark - On Friday 23rd September, Gateway Primary School were awarded the Silver School Games Mark for their commitment, engagement and delivery of competitive school sport in 2015-16. We hope to make it another successful sporting year at Gateway! 



Sports News: 2015 - 2016 


March Sporting Achievements 2016:


Sports Relief - On Friday 18th March, all Gateway pupils participated in a 1 mile run/walk/skip/hop around the school grounds to raise money for the amazing charity, Sports Relief. All pupils did fantastically well and thoroughly enjoyed completing their miles. Well done to everybody! 



April Sporting Achievements 2016: 


Swimming - Congratulations to all those who took part in the U11 Swimming Gala which took place at Carterton Leisure Centre on Monday 18th. Everyone swam fantastically well and Team Gateway came 1st Place with an incredible unbeaten record! Team Gateway have now made it through to the West Oxfordshire Swimming Gala, which will be held at Carterton Leisure Centre on Monday 16th May. 

Also, a massive thank you to everybody who turned up to show their support... You were all great! :) 



May Sporting Achievements 2016:


Tennis - On Thursday 12th May, a group of Year 3/4 children took part in the Open West Oxon Tennis Festival which was held at Carterton Community College. The children really enjoyed the afternoon and some great tennis was played by all. 

Ava, one of the Year 3 pupils,  said, 'I've had a lovely afternoon, thank you for taking us.'


Swimming - Congratulations to all pupils who took part in the second round of the West Oxfordshire Swimming Gala which took place at Carterton Leisure Centre on Monday 16th May. The children's behaviour was impeccable throughout the gala, cheering and supporting each other on, but they also swam amazingly well against the 5 other opposing teams showing great determination. The level of competition was very high and  unfortunately the boys missed out on going through to the finals by 1 point to West Witney. The girls team have successfully made it through to the finals and we wish them the best of luck! A special well done to Eloise and Finley who came first in their individual races and now hold the record time for the competition! 


Again, thank you to everyone who came and supported and well done to everyone! 


'It was a fantastic experience and I am very proud of the teams determination and achievements' - Eloise, Year 6 pupil. 


Quadkids - On Thursday 19th May, 16 children from years 4, 5 and 6 competed at the U11 & U9 West Oxfordshire Quadkids, which was held at Carterton Community College. Each child competed in 4 events (2 track and 2 field): sprint, long distance race, howler throw and standing long jump. The Gateway pupils once again did the school proud, showing great determination, which was also the competitions school game value, as well as showing great support towards each other - they really did make a great team! With the U11s coming a super 1st place, they have now made it through to the West Oxfordshire Final which will be held on Monday 13th June. The U9s performed just as super, however disappointingly just missed out on going through to the finals, coming 2nd place to St Johns. A massive well done to everybody who competed! 


Once again, the Gateway support came 1st place too :) Thank you to everyone who came along and cheered the children on!




June Sporting Achievements 2016: 


Quadkids - Well done to all children who took part in the U11 Quadkids Final on Monday 13th at Carterton Community College. The competition was tough but nevertheless our athletes did great, all gaining BPs since the last Quadkids competition! Competing against 7 primary schools from across West Oxfordshire, our pupils once again showed true sportsmanship, fantastic behaviour, and most improtantly, brilliant support and teamwork towards one another.  Overall, Gateway came 6th place and I couldn't be more proud of what they had achieved - their determination was INCREDIBLE!


Once again, thank you to all the Gateway supporters! 


Olympic Morning - Years 1,2,3 and 4 attended an Olympic morning at Carterton Community College on Thursday 23rd June with 4 other primary schools from Carterton. Each school dressed in the colour of one of the olympic rings and represented a continent in the opening cermony. We were Africa. Our children were amazing.  We danced, sang and drummed our way through our performance. We were lucky enough to be joined by Olympic medalist Jamie Baulch who talked about his school experiences and his inspirations. Each year group then went to try out a sport. We had lots of fun trying out golf and tennis and had lots of energy with obstacles and running.


July Sporting Achievements 2016:


Swimming - On Thursday 7th July, 4 year 5 girls took part in the Oxfordshire School Sports Swimming Finals at Radley College, Abingdon. All swimmers swam amazingly well against the tough competition, 12 primary schools from all over Oxfordshire, and we couldn't be prouder of their determination and achievements shown on this day - you were all fantastic! A HUGE thank you to the parents who came along and supported their children too, the school   really appreciate your help! 


Izzy Thomson absent from the picture. 

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