Dominic Mensah

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Heronsgate had two fantastic days at Royal Arsenal and Thamesmead with the exciting visit from Dominic Mensah – a GB Tumbling Athlete from Inspired Through Sport!

This is a video of Dominic at the 2018 British Championships!

Inspired Through Sport are dedicated to supporting British Athletes and inspiring the next generation of sporting heroes! They help GB’s best on their journey to success through a #GIVINGBACK athlete support programme.

The children at Heronsgate had a fantastic time with Dominic who delivered an inspiring assembly and even showed us how he can do a standing back flip on our stage! The children then got to have a session with Dominic where they took part in a exercise activity and learnt about health and fitness! The children enjoyed asking Dominic lots of questions about his sporting journey!

Our radio presenters were also very excited to interview Dominic for our Heronsgate radio station where he answered lots of questions and talked about his aspirations for the future!

Our children and families raised an amazing £1181 across the both school events, which helps Dominic to progress in his sporting career. Heronsgate will also be receiving a large proportion of the sponsorship money to buy new PE equipment for the school! Congratulations to all the children who fundraised!

We hope to welcome more inspiring athletes next year at Heornsgate!

Sports Day 2019

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At the beginning of July, we had a fantastic time during our sports days! The children started with field events, where the classes went around a circuit of events including, throwing, catching, football shooting and basketball scoring. Each class collected points for their house teams! In the afternoon, they competed in a range of races including hurdles, sack, egg and spoon, skipping and sprinting! When all the scores were calculated, the winners were all the Millennium red classes who got 4535 points!! Well done Millennium. Thank you to all out parents and carers who came to support the children in their races!

Nursery trip to Greenwich Park

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On Wednesday 26th June, we met with Nursery children and their families in Greenwich Park for the day. We played different ring games, sang different nursery rhymes we went to the playground and children played on the climbing frame. Then we had picnic with the families on lunch time.

Here is some feedback from parents:

‘Thanks for planning the trip.’

’We had fun. Thank you.’

‘The trip was so much fun. Excellent outdoor environment for the kids to learn, explore and have fun at the same time.’

Summer Term Displays

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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!

Outstanding!

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Tuesday 5th March 2019

Dear parents/carers,

Please find attached the report following our recent Ofsted inspection.We are sure you will be absolutely delighted to read what the Ofsted team said about Heronsgate. To be ‘Outstanding’ in all areas is a wonderful achievement. We gather, in the last school year, only 2% of primary schools have been graded as ‘Outstanding’.

During the inspection the Lead Inspector, who is one of her Majesty’s Inspectors of Schools (HMI), told the Leadership Team that this was a very special school and they did not often see such an amazing curriculum which sets children up for the rest of their lives.

They were hugely impressed with our work in Information Technology (IT). This was something they had never seen used so effectively in other schools (primary or secondary) and was one of our great strengths.

The children were wonderful! ‘Pupils are respectful, interesting, lively, engaged and happy. They are proud of their achievements’. What more can we say other than share the immense pride we felt when all inspectors told us what a delight our children were. ‘Pupils understood how unique and special and how amazing their school is’.

We work with the most wonderful team of adults who strive to ensure that the children get the very best possible education. We are thrilled that this hard work and dedication has been acknowledged as they recognised the ‘staff’s commitment to go above and beyond for the pupils of Heronsgate school’.

The school has a ‘highly effective, confident, resilient, reflective leadership team’. Mr Connors says ‘My leadership colleagues are by far the best team I have worked with in my 31 years as a Head Teacher’.

Thank you so much to our families. Parents and carers give strong support to the school and for that we are very grateful.

We truly ‘discover and realise the genius in everyone.’ With our very best wishes to you all.

Steven Connors (Executive Headteacher)

Michelle Beyram (Chair of Governors)

Frylands Wood School Journey

At the start of June, several children form across Year 6 travelled to Frylands Wood camp site to begin their school journey adventure. Over the course of the three days, Year 6 completed activities such as: orienteering, bushcraft, archery and team building activities. Year 6 also enjoyed the campfire on the last night and bought delicious treats from the tuck shop. Even though the weather was slightly damp, a good time was had by all. Ayesha, from Class 22, commented, “School journey was very fun and intriguing because we did a variety of activities and they were all very interesting!”

Arts Week 2019

In Arts Week (25th – 29th March 2019), we learnt about the global goals. Each year group had a different global goal to focus on, such as gender equality and clean water and sanitation. The class then, through drama, dance, music and art, created an arts outcome! Nursery and Reception made fabulous fruit paintings inspired by Cezanne, Year 1 created an ocean dance with colourful animal masks, Year 2 created Hokusai-inspired wave paintings, Year 3 were inspired by peace and a Nigerian artist to create their own art pieces, Year 4 created stunning landscapes on their iPad like British artist David Hockney and Year 5 chose from a range of female artists to inspire their final arts outcome. Well done everybody – what incredible things you created!