Take a look at Class 12 who made their own fossils in science using clay, shells and plaster of paris. A week later they took on the role of a palaeontologist to carefully excavate the fossils using a rage of tools documenting the process on Book Creator.
To finish off their World War 2 topic, Year 6 went on a trip to both HMS Belfast and the Imperial War Museum on Monday 4th December. Everyone had lots of fun exploring a real-life war ship from the captain’s deck, to the gun turrets and down to the engine room. Then, at the museum, we learnt all about the life of a family that lived through the war.
Year 1 had a great time visiting Woodlands Farm today, with a focus on numeracy and science. The day started with a shape hunt around the farm along with meeting all the different animals. Whilst searching for shapes the children also had a chance to create repeated patterns using images of eggs by the chicken coop and finding out which was the most common shape on the farm. It appeared to be rectangles and squares, one gate had over 400 squares in the metal work! After a quick lunch break the children read the story of the three little pigs and were the set task of building the pigs different houses to test the materials they used. They realised that hay isn’t as easy to build with as they thought. Everyone had a lovey day and we were all glad it was dry and sunny!
As part of their geography topic, Year 1 went on a trip around their local area of Woolwich. On the trip children looked out for different human and physical features. We realised that there were more human features in the town that physical ones!
Year 3’s recent topic was ‘Land of the Dinosaurs’. Children learnt about various prehistoric periods right up to the modern day. They used their iPads to research dinosaurs and created their own fact files as well as exploring volcanoes and earthquakes. They even visited the Natural History Museum to learn more.
This term, Year 4’s topic is Outrageous Outdoors. We spent the day at Woodlands Farm where we learnt how to read a map and use a compass. We had a go at orienteering where we had to find different symbols around the farm. Then we spent the afternoon making shelters in the woods.
On Wednesday 14th June Heronsgate entered the first annual Thamesmead Spelling Bee, held at Discovery Primary School. A large audience turned up to support the children, including the mayor, Mr Peter Brooks. Our pupils worked very hard and did so well! In the Year 3 competition, Precious got through to the tie break round and in the end she was announced joint winner after several rounds with no resolution! In the Year 4 competition Jordin also got through to a tiebreak round against a pupil from St Margaret Clitheroe. After 5 rounds the winner was declared and Jordan came a close second after a very tricky word – hieroglyphics! In Year 5 and 6 Shayna and Tito both did brilliantly. The words were incredibly hard – Mrs Griffiths and Mrs Sonnenberg hadn’t even heard of one of them! All the girls met the mayor and were awarded with a medal for taking part. We are very proud of our super spellers!