Sports and Healthy Living Week was a massive success!
All children got active last week to celebrate Sports Week. Both KS1 & KS2 sports day took place (without rain!) Children competed in both track and field events to earn points for their house colour.
This year we also held inter-year group tournaments for KS2 classes, Y3 and 5 battled for the title of Benchball Champions and Y4 Rounders champions. Children across the school showed massive amounts of talent, sportsmanship and teamwork.
We finished off the week with a Healthy Living bake off, in which classes were given the challenge to come up with a healthy twist on a tasty snack, we saw everything from Avocado brownies to strawberry cheesecake balls! All bakes were on offer at the Summer Fayre and helped raise lots of money! A fantastic, active week was had by all!
Sports Week Champions
KS2 – Cutty Sark – Blue
KS1 – Millennium – Red
Healthy Bake Off Champions
Fastest to sell out – Class 16 – Avocado Brownies
Best Advertising – Class 19 – Popcorn with a twist
Tastiest Bake – Class 4RA – Banana Bread
Special thanks to the Year 5 and 6 children who helped out on sports day, helping other children and doing a lot of extra leg work!
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.
This week we have enjoyed a poetry-themed week for our Book Week at Heronsgate. Every class learnt a poem off by heart and performed it in our exciting poetry showcases; the enthusiasm of all the children was wonderful to see! On Friday 10th March, both staff and students dressed up for Book Week and the costumes looked fantastic. We had a huge range of characters from Mary Poppins to Cruella De Vil, and that was just the adults! Well done everyone!
On Thursday 20th October, Heronsgate Primary School was immersed in STEM Day (STEM standing for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths)! Each phase ran a carousel of Maths, Science and DT activities, with a focus on practical, child-led learning.
In KS1, activities ranged from monster measurements to building strong, tall towers with spaghetti and marshmallows. In Lower KS2, the children created symmetrical dance patterns – which included rotations – and investigated the different ways that invisible ink can be uncovered. In Upper KS2, investigations included working out how many handshakes would be given at a party, to exploring which ingredients could be mixed to give the best chemical reaction to launch a rocket!
At the end of day, Maths and Science Leaders for each class were announced. These children will act as ambassadors for their subject over the coming year, helping to lead on a range of exciting Maths and Science opportunities across the school.
On Monday 12th September, Year 4 celebrated ‘Roman Day’. We ‘Invaded’ The Britons (Year 3), made mosaics, ate Roman food, learnt how to read Roman numerals in maths and found out about Roman roads and coins. We also practised obeying Roman army commands in Latin! It was a fantastic day.
During the week beginning 11th July, everyone at Heronsgate learnt about life and culture in different countries in our One World Week celebrations.
Children visited other classes, tasted some of the food they had prepared and learnt about art and other interesting facts for the countries they had studied. They also collected stickers for their very own ‘passports’ and came to school in their country’s dress. It all culminated in a fabulous carnival, with each class parading around the playground waving flags of their chosen country.