STEM club spent their final week of their club putting on a showcase to parents demonstrating all the learning that has taken place this term. The children explained the 9 different challenges they faced over the Autumn term with live demonstrations. Highlights included designing and building an array of different structures, lava lamps, recording the impact of hailstones and making catapults. They all had a great time and the parents enjoyed seeing all of their hard work.
On Tuesday 26th November 2019, musicians from the London Symphony Orchestra visited some children in Year 3. The class had been studying Bolero by Ravel and composed their own version of the melody in groups to perform above a repeated baseline and short rhythm. At the end of the workshop a Year 1 joined them as an audience for their final performance. The professional musicians were impressed at the children’s involvement and the questions they asked about their violin and cello.
Heronsgate School took part in the Shakespeare Schools festival this term year and performed their version of a Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Albany theatre in Deptford on Thursday 14th November 2019. This is a UK-wide youth drama festival that aims to transform lives through the unique power of Shakespeare. From September the children took part in a special weekly club and have worked extremely hard to learn the language of Shakespeare, develop their acting skills, consider staging and props in order to produce an exciting and wonderful performance. We are so proud of all they have achieved!
Heronsgate had two fantastic days at Royal Arsenal and Thamesmead with the exciting visit from Dominic Mensah – a GB Tumbling Athlete from Inspired Through Sport!
This is a video of Dominic at the 2018 British Championships!
Inspired Through Sport are dedicated to supporting British Athletes and inspiring the next generation of sporting heroes! They help GB’s best on their journey to success through a #GIVINGBACK athlete support programme.
The children at Heronsgate had a fantastic time with Dominic who delivered an inspiring assembly and even showed us how he can do a standing back flip on our stage! The children then got to have a session with Dominic where they took part in a exercise activity and learnt about health and fitness! The children enjoyed asking Dominic lots of questions about his sporting journey!
Our radio presenters were also very excited to interview Dominic for our Heronsgate radio station where he answered lots of questions and talked about his aspirations for the future!
Our children and families raised an amazing £1181 across the both school events, which helps Dominic to progress in his sporting career. Heronsgate will also be receiving a large proportion of the sponsorship money to buy new PE equipment for the school! Congratulations to all the children who fundraised!
We hope to welcome more inspiring athletes next year at Heornsgate!
At the beginning of July, we had a fantastic time during our sports days! The children started with field events, where the classes went around a circuit of events including, throwing, catching, football shooting and basketball scoring. Each class collected points for their house teams! In the afternoon, they competed in a range of races including hurdles, sack, egg and spoon, skipping and sprinting! When all the scores were calculated, the winners were all the Millennium red classes who got 4535 points!! Well done Millennium. Thank you to all out parents and carers who came to support the children in their races!
Year 4 classes took part in a road safety workshop where they learnt how to keep safe when crossing the roads and wearing a seatbelt while travelling in a car. The children wore costumes and props to role play a range of road and car safety scenarios. We will now be looking forward to reading the children’s applications to become Heronsgate’s new ‘Junior Travel Ambassadors’ to help improve road safety for all children at Heronsgate.
Early years also took part in active road safety workshops with our local road safety officer. The children had the opportunity to dress up and role play crossing the roads safely. They also learnt about all the dangers we should look out for when walking outside, and the correct way to wear a seatbelt!