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15 03, 2019

Heathbrook Fringe Festival

By | March 15th, 2019|Year 3/4 2018-19, Year 5 2018-19, Year 6 2018-19|

Our very first Heathbrook Fringe Festival was a great success! Our chosen acts performed an impressive range of talents, with everything from rap to dance, singing to mime, play performances to magic tricks!


13 03, 2019

All About Kiwis!

By | March 13th, 2019|Language, Oracy & Literacy Blog, Year 3/4 2018-19|

This week, we are focusing on non-fiction writing in Literacy. As we are enjoying our class mascot PeeWee so much, we are learning all about Kiwi birds in order to create fact files.

We began by using a technique called dictogloss to help us to recall, retain and record information about kiwis.

Today, we grouped facts into sections […]

12 03, 2019

World Book Day

By | March 12th, 2019|Language, Oracy & Literacy Blog|

World Book Day was a great success across the entire school last week. Linda Jones visited us from The Children’s Literacy Charity (Literacy Lab) head office to read to and play games with the children the charity supports. As you’ll see from the photos below, the children really engaged with World Book Day, dressing […]

8 03, 2019

Fringe Festival Feedback

By | March 8th, 2019|Year 3/4 2018-19|

We are delighted to announce that our first ever Heathbrook Fringe Festival was a huge success.

Year 3/4 wrote reviews after the show which I think say it all! Through our performances, we have learnt skills that are truly invaluable.

A huge thank you to everyone for such amazing efforts in what has been a fantastic week!


28 02, 2019

Sketching Skulls

By | February 28th, 2019|Art, Year 3/4 2018-19|

As part of our human body topic, we have been learning about the skeleton.

We were very lucky to have Karly offer to visit us to teach us about Leonardo Da Vinci’s skull sketches. We looked at replica skulls and then used charcoal to do our own still life drawings. The charcoal really emphasised the dark […]

26 02, 2019

Performance Poetry

By | February 26th, 2019|Language, Oracy & Literacy Blog, Year 3/4 2018-19|

We are continuing to focus on poetry this week, with a specific focus on the works of Joseph Coelho.

We began reading his poem I am a Writer and worked in groups to annotate it, ensuring that we understood the language and vocabulary. We learnt the meaning of words like artery, collide, nib and refract. 

We then practised rehearsing the poem in […]

14 02, 2019

Our Poet Visit – Adisa

By | February 14th, 2019|Language, Oracy & Literacy Blog, Year 2 2018-19, Year 3/4 2018-19|

We were fortunate enough to welcome a poet to our school yesterday as part of our whole school Poetry Week. Adisa is an award-winning performance poet who came to work with us all through assemblies and workshops.

We had a fantastic time engaging with his poetry and using the skills he taught us to try and […]

6 02, 2019

Roman Shield Making

By | February 6th, 2019|Year 3/4 2018-19|

After examining and designing Roman shields last week, we began painting and decorating our shields today. We thought carefully about the powerful colours and patterns we would use to warn people of battle!


13 12, 2018

Year 3 and 4’s Magical Moments

By | December 13th, 2018|Music, Year 3/4 2018-19|

Years 3 & 4 put on an amazing show filled with singing, dancing and musical groups. The concert was based on their autumn topic ‘Loving London’ where they shared historical facts on London linked in with musical interludes.

They performed numbers such as ‘Simply having a wonderful Christmas time’, Winter Wonderland and their own version of […]

10 12, 2018

Y3/4 visit the British Museum

By | December 10th, 2018|Year 3/4 2018-19|


Year 3/4 had a wonderful trip to the British Museum today. We went following a term’s topic on the Stone Age to find out more about Prehistoric Britain.

We got to use iPads as we walked around that gave us tasks and questions to consider and discuss.

Thank you to everyone that came with us!