On Tuesday 16th January 2018, Year 4 were visited by TFL who presented a road safety workshop where the children dressed up and took part in road side scenarios. The children really enjoyed the workshop and learnt lots of important information about using pelican crossings safely and how to wear their seat belt correctly when travelling in the car.
Year 4 also learnt about the Junior Travel Ambassador (JTA) scheme that we starting Heronsgate. Becoming a JTA will involved taking part in road safety surveys, highlighting issues that we may have at Heronsgate, across both campuses and encouraging safe and active travel across all year groups of the school.
To apply for the role, the children are going to write an application form using their persuasive writing to explain why they would like to become a JTA and why they will be the best candidate for the role. They will then be shortlisted and have an interview with the ‘School Travel Plan Champions’ Miss Dalton and Mr Field.
We are looking forward to working towards a Gold award for the TFL stars scheme.
Nursery and Reception have been taking part in road safety workshops where they have learnt how to be safe when walking and crossing the road. They had lots of fun wearing costumes and props to role play crossing safely at a zebra crossing. The children really enjoyed learning and talking about the bright jacket that the lolly pop lady/man wears and how it is reflective at night so cars can always see them at the crossings. The children now know that they should always hold hands with an adult when crossing the road and are excited to spread the word with their friends and family to keep everyone safe while out on the roads.
We have noticed some road safety issues outside Heronsgate Primary School regarding parents and carers who have been parking outside the school gate on double yellow lines when dropping their children to school. Some children are also being let our of cars into the middle of the road. Please remember to always park and let your children out on the curb side of the road and not into the middle, as this is not safe practice. We want to keep our children safe especially out on the roads, so we have been taking part in some road safety workshops.
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.
PLAY THE SENSATIONAL SCIENCE VIDEO
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.
At Heronsgate, we regularly update our corridor displays to reflect the breadth and depth of learning that happens in school. Please browse through the photos in the gallery below to get a taste of all that’s been going on this Autumn term!
On Monday 4th December 2017, Year 4 were learning about careers in the ‘Arts’. We were visited by an actor and a set designer. We also made some ‘claymation’ stop motion animation. We are now actively thinking about our future careers.
On Saturday 25th November, the Royal Arsenal Choir performed as part of the Under1Roof Christmas celebrations. Before the switch on of the Christmas Lights, the choir performed a selection of modern and traditional Christmas songs, which were well received by the audience. They celebrated their performance with a snow fight at the centre’s indoor snow show!