Sensational Science!


Over the past term, children at Heronsgate have been enjoying some truly magical science lessons.
Through the use of inspiring resources and outstanding teaching, the children have learnt so much about all of their science topics.
We just wanted to share with you a snippet of what science at Heronsgate looks like.


Heronsgate Art Day

On Friday 15th September, we had Heronsgate Art day! We created pieces of Art inspired by the themes in two books: Something Else and The Journey. The children thought about what it meant to be an outsider and explored this through different art forms. Some of the art work is going to be chosen to be displayed in a special gallery space in Under 1 Roof in Woolwich, which you can visit from October to December.

Sports & Healthy Living Week

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!


Silver medals for our talented mathematicians

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.

Heronsgate Book Week

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.