We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded the Artsmark Gold award for our ‘continued commitment to provide high quality arts and cultural experiences for pupils.’ The Artsmark council noted that at Heronsgate ‘You have continued to build on your already strong partnerships, including with Snap Theatre and developed new ones with the Tate gallery. Heronsgate Radio is an example of an innovative project which has engaged pupils and you have continued with a wide range of afterschool clubs. Pupils have also had the opportunity to perform in a range of settings including a large-scale performance with Young Voices at the O2, and end of year arts showcase at a local venue. During the recent inspection, Ofsted has commented positively on your curriculum and provision for pupils, you have also provided ongoing CPD for teachers which has raised the ambitions for pupils and teachers.’
Well done to our brilliant Arts team for their dedication and hard work.
Heronsgate had two fantastic days at Royal Arsenal and Thamesmead with the exciting visit from Dominic Mensah – a GB Tumbling Athlete from Inspired Through Sport!
This is a video of Dominic at the 2018 British Championships!
Inspired Through Sport are dedicated to supporting British Athletes and inspiring the next generation of sporting heroes! They help GB’s best on their journey to success through a #GIVINGBACK athlete support programme.
The children at Heronsgate had a fantastic time with Dominic who delivered an inspiring assembly and even showed us how he can do a standing back flip on our stage! The children then got to have a session with Dominic where they took part in a exercise activity and learnt about health and fitness! The children enjoyed asking Dominic lots of questions about his sporting journey!
Our radio presenters were also very excited to interview Dominic for our Heronsgate radio station where he answered lots of questions and talked about his aspirations for the future!
Our children and families raised an amazing £1181 across the both school events, which helps Dominic to progress in his sporting career. Heronsgate will also be receiving a large proportion of the sponsorship money to buy new PE equipment for the school! Congratulations to all the children who fundraised!
We hope to welcome more inspiring athletes next year at Heornsgate!
At the beginning of July, we had a fantastic time during our sports days! The children started with field events, where the classes went around a circuit of events including, throwing, catching, football shooting and basketball scoring. Each class collected points for their house teams! In the afternoon, they competed in a range of races including hurdles, sack, egg and spoon, skipping and sprinting! When all the scores were calculated, the winners were all the Millennium red classes who got 4535 points!! Well done Millennium. Thank you to all out parents and carers who came to support the children in their races!
On Wednesday 26th June, we met with Nursery children and their families in Greenwich Park for the day. We played different ring games, sang different nursery rhymes we went to the playground and children played on the climbing frame. Then we had picnic with the families on lunch time.
Here is some feedback from parents:
‘Thanks for planning the trip.’
’We had fun. Thank you.’
‘The trip was so much fun. Excellent outdoor environment for the kids to learn, explore and have fun at the same time.’
At the start of June, several children form across Year 6 travelled to Frylands Wood camp site to begin their school journey adventure. Over the course of the three days, Year 6 completed activities such as: orienteering, bushcraft, archery and team building activities. Year 6 also enjoyed the campfire on the last night and bought delicious treats from the tuck shop. Even though the weather was slightly damp, a good time was had by all. Ayesha, from Class 22, commented, “School journey was very fun and intriguing because we did a variety of activities and they were all very interesting!”
At Heronsgate, we regularly update our corridor displays to reflect the breadth and depth of learning that happens in school. Please browse through the photos in the gallery below to get a taste of all that’s been going on this Summer term!