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).
This summer term, Year 1’s topic was The Beach. We have looked at and compared the geographical features of beaches here in the UK as well as those in other countries too. The beach has historically been a popular family destination and this gave us the opportunity to explore how the clothes, entertainment and appearance of beaches have changed over time.
On Tuesday the 3rd of July all of Year 1 had the opportunity to experience a Typical British Day Out at the Seaside. We put on our socks and sandals, brought our buckets and spades, built sand castles and went for a paddle. The only thing not in-keeping was the weather which (although windy) was absolutely fantastic!
A great time was had by all. Many thanks as always to all our parents for their donations and support on the day: we couldn’t do it without you!
On Friday 29th June 2018, Year 4 went on a trip to a borough-wide sports day called Sportathon! They were loads of activities for them to try, such as long jump, javelin, hockey, netball, golf, and even wheel chair racing. Everyone gave it their all and even though we didn’t come home with a medal the children performed amazingly and had a great day.