Children in Year 5 and 6, assisted by the former radio producer Miss Robertson, have launched a new radio station for the school: Heronsgate Extra! Every fortnight, they record stories from around the school and then release the show in time for Friday afternoon ‘Golden Time’ for students to listen to.
Please do check out the episodes by visiting our Heronsgate Extra page!
In Year 4 we have been reading ‘Leon and the Place Between’. To help us with our writing we watched a real life magic show with Andy the Magician. It was mesmerising and the audience was astounded!
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!
The Reception children were delighted to have three friendly local police officers visit at school. The visit was linked to their topic ‘Our Local Area’. The officers talked to the children about what the police do to help in the local area. The children also learnt that they shouldn’t talk to strangers and they should not be afraid of policemen! It was exciting for them to try on various parts of the uniform including the helmets, hats and jackets. The officers also gave all the children a special colouring book with tips about keeping safe when online and on the roads. The children thoroughly enjoyed the visit and learnt so much!
On Wednesday 10th October 2018, the ‘digital leaders’ from KS2 took a trip to the Bluewater Apple Store. Every year, a child from every class is selected as the digital leader: – someone who will help their classmates with any problems they are having with their iPad. The trip to the Apple Store was a chance to learn a bit more about how iPads can be used in learning, and our digital leaders certainly did that! They all had the opportunity to use the Apple Pencil for drawing, creating illustrations and designs to include in a poster that was then displayed on the large video wall in the store. They all had a great time!
As part of their topic on ‘Outrageous Outdoors’, Year 4 visited Woodlands Farm on Monday 9th October 2018. They learnt how to use a compass and map to do orienteering. They also built shelters in the woods and tested them to see how waterproof they were (not very, is the answer! But with more time they would have been).