As Headteacher, it is my pleasure to welcome you all to the website of Tollgate Primary School. This website aims to give you a ‘flavour’ of our school, as well as providing regular updated information for the whole school community and the wider audience.
Emma O'Connor - Headteacher
|Christmas Jumper / Christmas Dinner Day||14th December|
|Christmas Fair||15th December 3:00pm|
|Christmas Concert (Nursery AM, RE, 1H, 2B, 3F, 4B, 5I, 6G)||20th December 9:30am|
|Christmas Concert (Nursery PM, RP, 1S, 2HL, 3S, 4M, 5S, 6M)||20th December 1:45pm|
This past week, children in year 6 were provided with an opportunity to research key historical figures in computing as part as their learning on computer systems. Through their research, the children learned about the people behind some the most impactful moments in computing history, ranging from the creation of the World Wide Web (www) to key mathematicians that contributed to the space race. The children then shared their research with their peers, highlighting the impact of figures such as Alan Turing, Ada Lovelace, Tim Berners-Lee and Katherine Johnson.
Tollgate successfully took part in the Moneywise Challenge which offers children the opportunity to deuce it out against teams from other schools by speed-answering questions on personal finance topics. Well done to all children who took part.
Thank you to all our families for supporting such a worthy cause.
Our Year six children had the amazing opportunity to learn how to sail down at the Docklands in the first half term. As part of the PSHE curriculum under physical and mental wellbeing they understood how to stay safe in the water- building on knowledge skills attained while swimming last year. They also learned the basic skill of sailing, how to work as a team as well as learning all the parts on a boat and how they are used to make sailing safe. The Year six gave a huge thank you to the Royal Yachting Association for making this experience a very special moment in their school lives.
City Hall is the headquarters of the Greater London Authority (GLA), the regional government for Greater London. Our children in Year 6 have visited the City Hall when the London Assembly was taking place. The discussion was around transport and TFL were discussing the idea of reducing the number of tellers and replacing them with more RDIF reader (which the children study in Computing).