On Thursday 28th September, children from Heronsgate who had produced some fantastic artwork, made their way to Under 1 Roof
in Woolwich for the grand opening of their own art gallery displaying their creations.
We were very honoured to welcome the Mayor of the Royal Borough of Greenwich, Councillor Peter Brooks, who officially opened the gallery for viewing. We are so proud of our artists and hope you will visit the gallery which is open until the end of the year.
The flyer for the gallery is here.
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 Friday 15th September, we had Heronsgate Art day! We created pieces of Art inspired by the themes in two books: Something Else and The Journey. The children thought about what it meant to be an outsider and explored this through different art forms. Some of the art work is going to be chosen to be displayed in a special gallery space in Under 1 Roof
in Woolwich, which you can visit from October to December.
At Heronsgate School we have had the special privilege of being involved in the 2017 Silk River project. As part of a year-long programme marking the 70th anniversary of Indian independence and the cultural relationship with the UK, Kinetika have created Silk River, an ambitious project which explores the unique relationship between London and Kolkata through artistic exchange between communities along the Thames Estuary and India’s Hooghly River. This is culminating in a special performative walk from Kew Gardens to Southend.
Some of our Arts ambassadors and children from the Royal Arsenal campus had the fantastic opportunity to learn about this cultural relationship and were able to experience the amazing scrolls that have been created to mark this anniversary. They then designed and painted some fantastic scrolls of their own.
The Silk River project invites all children with their Parents/Carers at Heronsgate School to participate in the Woolwich part of the walk on Sunday the 17th of September beginning at 13.45 outside Clockhouse Community Centre, Defiance Walk Woolwich Dockyard London SE18 5QL and ending up at the West Thamesmead Festival at the foot of Gallions Hill at approximately 15.30. We hope that many of you can come along and represent our school and wave a flag with us!
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!