Reading Spine

At Heronshaw we enrich children’s vocabulary and immerse them into a text rich environment. We do this by providing a reflective and adaptive yearly reading spine for each year group. This features a broad range of literature which we feel provide a sustainable, imaginative, and thought-provoking text. Every day a child from each class selects…

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The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebration!

As the day dawned on the 26th May the Heronshaw staff decked head to toe in red white and blue were busy as bees. They were creating an environment fit for the Queen, hanging bunting, balloons and union jacks around the school playground. Families descended at school armed with the most exquisite entries to the…

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Year 1 castle trip!

Year 1 enjoyed a fun-filled, historical trip the Kenilworth Castle! Kenilworth Castle is vast medieval fortress that endured a famous siege and later became an Elizabethan palace, Kenilworth Castle is among Britain’s biggest historical sites and Year 1 were lucky enough to explore this 900  year old building. As part of our Topic “How to…

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Year 2 SATS Parents Information Evening Presentation

Last week our Year 2 team held a parents information evening where they talked parents through the structure of the upcoming KS1 SATS, what parents/ carers can expect and what they can do at home to support their children. Mrs Zastron began the talk, opening the presentation and explaining the structure that this year’s SATS…

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Year 1 Phonics Screening Check

Last week Mrs Ravilious led a masterclass with parents on what the upcoming phonics screening check would entail for year 1 children. Please see the attached presentation with full information on our Read Write Inc phonics scheme the teachers use to teach our children their phonics, as well as what you can do at home…

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Comic Relief 2022!

This year’s Comic Relief was a laugh – out – loud spectacular at Heronshaw this year. Children immersed themselves in this year’s theme ‘Funny is Power’ and came to school dressed as their favourite superhero, or inspiration, donning their red noses and creating some truly spectacular hairstyles too! We had a wonderful variety of outfits and a…

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Student Council!

            Student council are working hard in school listening to the views of all their classmates. Every Tuesday and Thursday our 6 representatives meet outside in the playground and take down suggestions. These are different each week. This week they have been asking the children for their ideas on Comic…

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Iceberg Ahead!!

  Year 2 began their Iceberg ahead project this week by investigating how properties of materials can change if you try to squash, bend, twist, stretch, heat and cool. Our scientists enjoyed trying to rescue toy animals from blocks of ice by firstly investigating if food colouring would make the ice melt, and then developed…

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Author visit

Fantastic local writer Kirstie Watson treated Year 2 with a book reading and author event earlier on this week. Today she popped back into school with her full collection of books, signed for the children of Heronshaw to enjoy in our library. Here are some children from Foundation through to Year 2 who met Kirstie.…

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