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!
Monday 26th June saw the finals of Heronsgate’s Got Talent 2017, where children told jokes, danced, rapped and sung their hearts out for a chance to win the competition. We had a KS1 final in the morning, followed by KS2 in the afternoon. Children all voted for their favourite acts, and we are pleased to announce that Taylen, Joel and Nathan
won in KS1, with their rocking performance of a Horrid Henry song, and Daniel
in KS2 with his hilarious stand up comedy routine. Well done everyone who auditioned and performed!
On 8th June we celebrated Heronsgate day where we worked towards our Heronsgate charter. The children celebrated World Oceans Day by learning about the oceans and creating their own piece of art work using a range of materials. They also learnt some first aid and used role play to practise their skills. In addition, the children were lucky enough to experience an interactive music performance. Two flutists came to teach us about the history of the flute and performed some fantastic pieces including songs from Moanna and Beauty and the Beast.
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!
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 Summer term!