On 8th June we celebrated Heronsgate day where we worked towards our Heronsgate charter. The children celebrated World Oceans Day by learning about the oceans and creating their own piece of art work using a range of materials. They also learnt some first aid and used role play to practise their skills. In addition, the children were lucky enough to experience an interactive music performance. Two flutists came to teach us about the history of the flute and performed some fantastic pieces including songs from Moanna and Beauty and the Beast.
On Wednesday 14th June Heronsgate entered the first annual Thamesmead Spelling Bee, held at Discovery Primary School. A large audience turned up to support the children, including the mayor, Mr Peter Brooks. Our pupils worked very hard and did so well! In the Year 3 competition, Precious got through to the tie break round and in the end she was announced joint winner after several rounds with no resolution! In the Year 4 competition Jordin also got through to a tiebreak round against a pupil from St Margaret Clitheroe. After 5 rounds the winner was declared and Jordan came a close second after a very tricky word – hieroglyphics! In Year 5 and 6 Shayna and Tito both did brilliantly. The words were incredibly hard – Mrs Griffiths and Mrs Sonnenberg hadn’t even heard of one of them! All the girls met the mayor and were awarded with a medal for taking part. We are very proud of our super spellers!
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!
On Wednesday 24th and Thursday 25th May, our Year 3 and 4 children performed in a spectacular drama showcase to their proud parents and special guests, newly-inaugurated Mayor Peter Brooks and Jeremy James, the Artistic Director of Greenwich & Lewisham Young People’s Theatre. The performance was a culmination of their work with Andy Graham from SNAP Theatre, who has led weekly drama workshops for the children in Years 3 and 4 for the last 6 weeks. The final show included drama, dance and music, all based on the exciting history of our wonderful town, Woolwich.
On Friday 19th May, classes T13 and T14 spent the day riding the DLR, visiting the Cutty Sark in Greenwich and the Docklands to experience the local area taking in the history of docking as part or our ‘Down at the Docks’ unit.
Throughout the day we identified many original features such as equipment, warehouses and other famous buildings exploring how they may have been used for docking on the Thames, and the effect the Blitz would have had. We also compared it to the modern developments which we associate with Canary Wharf today.
On Tuesday 23rd May, 3 children from our Maths 24 club took part in an inter-school competition at Middle Park Primary School.
Competing against 22 other schools, Jenny, Tamim and Sonia showed astounding fluency in mental maths and beat off stiff competition to make it through to the final.
After a tense last round, they finished in Silver medal place!
A fantastic achievement all round! Special thanks to Miss Horne for running the ’24’ club and nurturing our talented mathematicians.