In February, 84 children from Year 6 went to Osmington Bay in Dorset for school journey! Their week was filled with thrilling activities, which included abseiling, climbing Jacob’s ladder, street-surfing, zip-lining, fencing and so much more. Each day the children took part in activities that challenged them, encouraged them to stay resilient, trust themselves and peers and most importantly, have fun! The children also enjoyed nutritious and filling meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner, which gave them all the fuel they required. Each day ended with exquisite evening entertainment, which included a cosy camp fire and a dazzling disco.
On Wednesday 5th February 2020, Year 5 children took a trip to the O2 to join in a massed choir of 8,839 children singing in the Young Voices concert. They spent the afternoon rehearsing the songs they had been learning since the start of the year, followed by an evening performance. There were special guest performances from Tony Hadley, The Shires and Ruti as well as street dance act Urban Strides. As always, it was an amazing experience and a fantastic opportunity!
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.