PGL 2016

Early start with the year 4 girls waking up at 4:44am! They were promptly sent back to bed.  A big choice of cereal and a cooked breakfast set the children up for an action packed day of activities.  The weather has been warm and sunny which has been enjoyed by everyone.  All the children have taken part in Problem Solving, Low Ropes, Jacobs Ladder and Challenge Course.  You can see from the photos how much fun the children have had and all the activities required team work and communication.  As always the instructors have been great encouraging all children to reach their potential.  It goes without saying, we have been very well fed today!

PGL 2016

Arrived at Caythorpe and met our leader Callum who showed us to our accommodation.  The children chose a bed and unpacked their luggage.  We then went straight to lunch which was burger, chips, salad and a nice fruit pudding.  The children have all done two activities this afternoon Quad biking and climbing.  After dinner the children had the opportunity to go to the shop to buy some sweets and then went off to their evening activity Catch the Flag. We are looking forward to a quiet night but have heard a rumour about a party in one of the rooms!


his-master-voice Headmaster’s Voice

Nervous excitement hangs in the air at Stoneygate as we begin this half term week.  We wish Year 3 & 4 pupils well on their residential trip to Caythorpe Manor; the pupils certainly looked excited, the parents slightly nervous and the staff somewhere in between!  

We also need to wish our Year 8 pupils good luck with the forthcoming Common Entrance exams.  Again, they will be nervous, but that is normal- they are prepared and I’m sure will do themselves, their families and this school proud.

I’m pleased to announce that decorators will be in school next week.  The main atrium and the corridors in the ‘new block’ will be the first areas to receive a ‘make-over’, with more rooms due to be decorated over the summer period.  We hope to transform the atrium into the ‘Gate Modern’ (apologies for this awful pun). This will become an area where we can proudly display the very best work that our pupils produce.

I’m sorry I missed the Pre-prep Choir concert on Tuesday (due to teaching commitments), but I heard wonderful things about it, especially their rendition of ‘the Lighthouse’.  Well done to the Year 6 pupils for their assembly based on ‘Choices’- it was really good to see our pupils doing imaginative follow-up work/drama after their trip to the ‘Warning Zone’.  

I heard Reception pupils had a wonderful time at Twycross Zoo, as did our Year 4 pupils as they travelled back in time, to the era of the Blitz with a trip to Beaumanor Hall.

Y2 Beaumanor y6 assembly

The photos show our Year 4 evacuees and the Year 4 assembly on ‘Choices’.

Well done to all those who have represented us at cricket, rounders and golf- with special mention to our first XI with Siddharth & Archie putting on a  partnership of over 100 (Archie scoring 70) and to the Colts with Will and Arush also putting on a partnership of over 100 (with Arush scoring 51). Congratulations also to Spike and Thomas for representing us in the ISGA golf matches.

Well done to this week’s  ‘Stars of the Week’ and Headmaster’s Awards…

Kai (7MH) for outstanding IT work

Mia (8DP) for continued effort & improvement in Maths

Year 3 Maths ‘Stars’

 Orange group-


Lola G


Yellow Group-





Have a lovely half term,

Mr Dobson,




Year 3 Girls Rounders v Wellingborough

Today all the year 3 girls went to Wellingborough to play rounders.  The sun was shining and we batted first.  Our batting was really good and everyone hit the ball.  Olivia scored 2 whole rounders and Shonali scored 1.  Then we fielded and Mrs Ward said our catching and throwing was fantastic.

We had sandwiches and cake for tea and chatted with the girls from Wellingborough School.  It really was fun!

Player of the match:  Lyla for super fielding and batting

Special mention:  Darcey for great batting

Final score:  Stoneygate 12, Wellingborough 4

Well played everyone.

Emily, year 3 Captain

This week in Year 1

Well done to Pre-Prep who performed some superb songs during their concert on Tuesday.

Thank you to Mr and Mrs Ashwin.

It has been an EGG-cellent week, as we have been looking at the life cycle of a hen. We have studied closely a real hen’s egg, naming the different parts.

 Q. Do you know what the chalaza is?


A. The stringy part that holds the yolk in place.

The most EGG-citing news to share is…. that Year 1 are incubating their own hen eggs.

Mrs Sillett’s daughter has kindly lent us some of  her hen’s eggs in the hope that we will be able to hatch out chicks… is a 21 day process so watch this space!!

Finally as a part of our English lessons on adjectives we had to describe certain sweets through 4 of our 5 senses. Our favourite part was definitely the tasting part, however lots of us described the Black Jack as yucky,disgusting and horrible.Can you guess who had tried them in the pictures above?

Colts B Cricket v Grace Dieu 25/5/16

Colts B travelled to Grace Dieu and played a Kwik Cricket 15 overper side match. The team consisted of Lucas (captain), Dylan.G, Dylan.I, Ed.N, Ed.B, George, Declan, Atticus and Will.

We bowled first and Grace Dieu scored 247. Our best bowlers were Ed , Dylan. G. and Lucas and Atticus took his first clean bowled wicket of the season. Dylan.G. took two confident catches.

When we batted we took an early lead due to a strong partnership by Dylan.G and Lucas, scoring 13. Our second pair, Ed.N and George added twenty runs with good stroke play. They scored ten successive singles.

We were ahead of the required rate but the loss of four wickets held us back. With one over remaining we needed seven to tie, with two balls left we needed two to tie, with one ball left it was a tie and after the final ball ……………. it was still a tie!

It was an exciting end to a super afternoon of cricket, played with enthusiasm by both teams.

U11/10 Boys & Girls Tennis v Stamford Junior School

On Monday 23rd May Stoneygate’s young tennis players went over to Stamford for a tennis fixture. Given the forecast was rain, I was fully expecting another fixture to be cut short due to bad weather! This was not the case today. The sun shone and everyone played in shirt sleeves and warm weather!

We played 3 pairs of boys and 3 pairs of girls. Each pair played all 3 Stamford pairs for 15 minutes each. There were team debuts for our 3rd pair of boys and girls (namely George A, Declan M, Amy W and Evie S). These players all did themselves justice but I must make a special mention of Amy and Evie who played extremely sensible steady tennis, keeping the ball in the court and recording a win against the Stamford 2nd pair.

Our 1st pair of boys won all their matches and our 1st girls pair didn’t lose a match (winning one and drawing two) of their matches.

The full results were as follows:


1st Pair – Max W & George H. W3-1. W4-0, W3-2

2nd Pair – Max H & Will M      W5-1, L1-3, W3-2

3rd Pair – George A & Declan M L1-3, D3-3, L0-5


1st Pair – Bea R & Milly B        D3-3, W4-2, D2-2

2nd Pair – Milly P & Joanna W7-0, L2-6, W6-2

3rd Pair – Amy W & Evie S    L1-4, W3-2, L0-7

Overall result: Stoneygate won 9 -6

Well done to all the Stoneygate players. Superb results. Thank you also to all the parents for their invaluable support.

Mrs. Abbott