On Wednesday 20th November 2019, our new cohort of Digital Leaders visited the Apple Store in Regent Street for a coding session. They had the opportunity to use Sphero Bolt robots and then programmed them to navigate through a maze. It was great fun! We have a Digital Leaders in each class who help support their classmates with using their iPads effectively for the learning.
Heronsgate School took part in the Shakespeare Schools festival this term year and performed their version of a Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Albany theatre in Deptford on Thursday 14th November 2019. This is a UK-wide youth drama festival that aims to transform lives through the unique power of Shakespeare. From September the children took part in a special weekly club and have worked extremely hard to learn the language of Shakespeare, develop their acting skills, consider staging and props in order to produce an exciting and wonderful performance. We are so proud of all they have achieved!
On Thursday 7th November 2019, the Arts ambassadors went to a special visit to the Woolwich Print fair where they got create their own prints with an artist. They also got to look around the print fair and discussed how the different art works made them feel and what they noticed.
On Friday 8th November 2019, Year 4 had a wonderful autumnal visit to Woodlands Farm, learning how to use a compass and OS map for orienteering. This was followed by teamwork in the woods, racing to make the most waterproof shelter they could.
Thursday 31st October 2019 was USA Day in Year 3 and it was just terrific! The day began in awesome fashion with everyone dressed real neat and with hands on hearts for the Pledge of Allegiance and triumphant recitals of The Star-Spangled Banner. As well as developing their knowledge of individual states, the children created reimaginings of the US flag, raps with music, cheerleading routines and many s’mores. These activities were all excellently presented in Keynote using some impressive, newly acquired skills from the previous days’ Apple Educator sessions. God bless America.
On Friday 11th October, 3 of our Junior Travel Ambassadors attended their first Junior Travel Ambassador (JTA) conference where they met with lots of different school from Greenwich. They learnt about a range of ways to keep safe and active when traveling by car, bus, rail and when on foot! The JTAs are excited to deliver a ‘Be Bright, Be Seen’ assembly to educate all pupils on how to keep safe when walking and traveling during the darker, winter months. They also are planning to make a road after video to share in assembly and to parents.