On Thursday 31st January 2019, children from Year 5 and Year 6 had the privilege of joining a massed choir of 7,776 children at the Young Voices concert at the O2. Children had been learning the songs during music lessons for the last few months and then had a three-hour rehearsal at the O2 before the show-stopping spectacular that evening. As well as singing as the Young Voices choir, children got to see performances from the street-dance group ‘Urban Strides’ as well as listening to (and joining in with) performances from Tony Hadley, Sharlene Hector and Beau Dermott. Children absolutely loved the concert, some commenting: “It was the best day of my life!”
Children at Heronsgate were immersed in the French language and culture on Tuesday 22nd of January for our French Day. They participated in a range of activities in class, including artwork inspired by Matisse and Monet, 3D mapping of Paris landmarks, watching French films, researching Francophone countries and French footballers, and playing games to help with vocabulary learning. Children dressed in the colours of the French flag and paid a visit to our “French café” where they had the opportunity to taste some typical French breakfast food, once they had ordered in French of course!
Children in Year 5 and 6, assisted by the former radio producer Miss Robertson, have launched a new radio station for the school: Heronsgate Extra! Every fortnight, they record stories from around the school and then release the show in time for Friday afternoon ‘Golden Time’ for students to listen to.
Please do check out the episodes by visiting our Heronsgate Extra page!
In Year 4 we have been reading ‘Leon and the Place Between’. To help us with our writing we watched a real life magic show with Andy the Magician. It was mesmerising and the audience was astounded!
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 Autumn term!
The Reception children were delighted to have three friendly local police officers visit at school. The visit was linked to their topic ‘Our Local Area’. The officers talked to the children about what the police do to help in the local area. The children also learnt that they shouldn’t talk to strangers and they should not be afraid of policemen! It was exciting for them to try on various parts of the uniform including the helmets, hats and jackets. The officers also gave all the children a special colouring book with tips about keeping safe when online and on the roads. The children thoroughly enjoyed the visit and learnt so much!