Digital Leaders visit Apple Bluewater

On Tuesday 25th April 2017, our 15 ‘Digital Leaders’ – children from each KS2 class who are keen to help their classmates with using iPads – took a trip to the Apple Store in Bluewater Shopping Centre. They were given some bespoke ‘Genius Bar’ training, learning how to troubleshoot problems with iPads, working through the steps of diagnostics and possible solutions. Some of the challenges were pretty tough, but the Heronsgate Digital Leaders did a great job. Well done!

Year 2 creates sculptures in Oxleas Woods

On Monday 20th March, some Year 2 children took a trip to Oxleas woods.  They made natural sculptures inspired by Andy Goldsworthy as well as playing scout games and acting out fairytales. Children had great fun!

Year 5 create an Ancient Greek Museum

Following a half term of excellent learning, Year 5 set up an Ancient Greek museum.

They invited parents, teachers and other classes to visit and those who came were treated to readings of Greek Myths (which the children had written themselves), masks to try on, models of Greek buildings and brilliant iBooks which the children had created themselves.

A big “Well Done” to all of Year 5 for their fantastic learning! Everyone enjoyed coming to visit and we all learnt a lot about Ancient Greece.

Maths Week

Earlier this term, the children at Heronsgate enjoyed a fun-packed Maths Week.

During Maths Week, there were many different activities to enjoy, providing an opportunity to develop problem solving skills.

The week started with a fantastic workshop, which challenged the children to quickly solve a series of puzzles. Everyone enjoyed their time solving the puzzles:

“My favourite game at the maths workshop was tangrams because we got to make things and because it is difficult. I like difficult things because people keep on smashing them!” – Farhan, Year 2.

“I liked the Tower of Hanoi because it was challenging.” – Elizabeth, Year 6.

The week then continued, with children making their own board games, solving a series of problems in groups and enjoying a “Problem Solving Trail” around the school.

Well done everyone, a fantastic week of Maths learning!

Heronsgate pupils star in Olympic Opening Ceremony

A lucky group of pupils from Years 3 and 4 recently found themselves in the spotlight, being watched by a billion people as they took to the stage in the Olympic opening ceremony.

After a rigorous audition process, which started all the way back in January, and a tiring rehearsal schedule, this lucky group took part in the celebration of the NHS, performing a routine on illuminated beds.

Well done to all of those who took part: You did yourselves and the school proud and we are sure it will be a moment you will never forget!

Here they are in action! Image © BBC 2012