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!
As part of their topic on the rainforest, Year 4 had a visit on Tuesday 18th July 2017 from ‘Zoo for You’. Children bravely held or stroked a giant cockroach, a skunk, a snake, a parrot, a tree frog and a tortoise. They were then inspired to create their own animal masks!
Monday 26th June saw the finals of Heronsgate’s Got Talent 2017, where children told jokes, danced, rapped and sung their hearts out for a chance to win the competition. We had a KS1 final in the morning, followed by KS2 in the afternoon. Children all voted for their favourite acts, and we are pleased to announce that Taylen, Joel and Nathan
won in KS1, with their rocking performance of a Horrid Henry song, and Daniel
in KS2 with his hilarious stand up comedy routine. Well done everyone who auditioned and performed!
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 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.
At the end of the Spring Term, we held our annual Spring Arts Festival at both the Thamesmead and the RA campuses. Lots of talent was showcased and it was a pleasure to see the children who had worked and rehearsed so hard to perform.
Year 3 showcased the excellent work they have been doing with Mr Fletcher and Mr Lings in their recorder lessons and we had whole class performances from Class 1RA and Class 9. There were many individual performances on a variety of instruments from the djembe to the violin and we also saw some larger group performances with the RA Music Club playing the xylophones, Dance Club performing to Justin Bieber and Musical Theatre Club performing a song and dance from Bugsy Malone.
We are very proud of the Arts provision at Heronsgate and feel that skills in music and dance are important tools for children to have. It was lovely to see so many of our children progressing and growing in confidence with their performances.