On Monday 19th March 2018, Year 4 went to find out about the Romans in Britain on their trip to look at artefacts at the British Museum. We particularly enjoyed looking at the Emperors’ heads on coins and searching for different representations of animals on jewellery and pottery. The gladiator helmet was a real hit!
On Thursday 1st February 2018, Year 6 children joined a choir at the O2 of nearly 8000 children. They sung a range of pop songs and original numbers, joined with a live band. There were some guest singers, including Natalie Williams and Alfie Sheard, as well as a capella group M4GNETS. After a term of rehearsals, children from Heronsgate sung their hearts out. It was a fantastic and memorable time!
As part of their topic ‘Down on the Docks’, classes from Year 3 went to the Museum of London Docklands on Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd February 2018’. They went on the trip to find out lots of information about the Docklands. We found out about different important boats that were used over time around the Docklands and also drew some. As well as this, we learned about the various uses of the River Thames. We also looked at the area of Canary Wharf and discussed how it was convenient for businesses to develop close to the river. In school, children will be researching a famous vessel called ‘The Great Harry, what life was like as a dock worker and how things have changed in the modern day.
On Thursday 1st February 2018, Year 4 visited the Tate Modern as part of their topic on France. In school we are studying Henri Matisse as part of our art unit. At the Tate Modern, we got to see ‘The Snail’ by Henri Matisse and had a go at drawing the artwork. We then created mind maps of the gallery by drawing the art and writing down how it made us feel. The day ended with a play on the swings, a new exhibition in the Turbine Hall.
On Tuesday 30th January 2018, children from Year 1 went on a trip to the Deptford Creek Discovery Centre as part of their Great Fire of London topic. The children learnt more about the fire, went on a treasure hunt and made their very own bread!
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.