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27 01, 2020

“Childhood is a whirlwind…”

By |2020-01-27T14:36:17+00:00January 27th, 2020|Art, Miscellaneous, Year 4 2019-20|

Last year, the Year 3 children were invited to be a part of Steve McQueen’s ‘Year 3′ project. McQueen chose this particular year group for the project because, he says, it is at seven and eight that children begin to “shed their solipsism and navigate the structures that shape their world.” On Tuesday 21st January, […]

17 01, 2020

Plain Soiling!

By |2020-01-17T15:56:01+00:00January 17th, 2020|Miscellaneous, Science, Year 4 2019-20|

On Wednesday afternoon, our Year 4 biologists got their hands dirty using their scientific observational skills.

“This week in science, we investigated soil and compost. On our tables, there were two separate trays; one filled with compost and the other with soil. We tried to guess which was which by thinking about what we already knew. […]

19 12, 2019

William Morris Paintings

By |2019-12-19T09:39:28+00:00December 19th, 2019|Art, Miscellaneous, Year 4 2019-20|

We enjoyed learning about William Morris when we studied the Victorians.  We looked at his beautiful designs and how his wallpaper was created with lots of wooden printing blocks and paints.  We really liked the pattern Strawberry Thief and lots of us used elements of that […]

16 12, 2019

Yrs 3&4 Magical Traditions around the world

By |2019-12-18T15:06:12+00:00December 16th, 2019|Music, Year 3 2019-20, Year 4 2019-20|

The children prepared well for their Magical Traditions performances,  by creating original lyrics, working on their moves and singing in different languages. There were fun and frolics from the Year 3’s and the Year 4’s demonstrated wonderful harmonies, with a composed performance in Swedish.

The ukuleles also gave a lovely rendition of Deck the Halls. It […]

5 12, 2019

Biscuit making for our Winter Fair

By |2019-12-05T18:40:14+00:00December 5th, 2019|Outdoor Learning, Year 4 2019-20|

All Year 4s are taking it in turns to make savoury vegan cheese biscuits for the cake stall at our Winter Fair. Vegan means no dairy products and no eggs. To add flavour, the children popped out into our Wildlife Garden to pick some sage and rosemary as extra ingredients!


12 11, 2019

Year 3 Exhibition at Tate Britain

By |2019-11-22T14:18:59+00:00November 12th, 2019|Art, Year 4 2019-20|

Last autumn, when our current Year 4 pupils were in Year 3, their photo was taken to be part of Steve McQueen’s Year 3 exhibition at the Tate Britain.

Now the exhibition has opened, we are thrilled to see it hanging on the wall in the main Duveen Galleries (see below for the exact location) […]

17 10, 2019

Little Red Author Visit – Bethan Woollvin

By |2019-11-22T14:19:01+00:00October 17th, 2019|Language, Oracy & Literacy Blog, Nursery 2019-20, Reception 2019-20, Year 1 2019-20, Year 2 2019-20, Year 3 2019-20, Year 4 2019-20, Year 4 updates, Year 5 2019-20, Year 5 updates, Year 6 2019-20, Year 6 updates|

Today we were very excited to welcome Bethan Woollvin to Heathbrook. After three weeks of studying her traditional tale twist Little Red, we were ecstatic to be able to have Bethan visit us and share her journey into writing and illustration with us. We were very lucky to have workshops, assemblies and a book signing […]

10 09, 2019

Voting for School Councillors

By |2019-11-22T14:19:08+00:00September 10th, 2019|School Council Blog, Year 4 2019-20, Year 6 2019-20|

What a lot of democracy! At the beginning of every academic year, pupils in Years 4, 5 and 6 elect new school councillors to represent their views.

Following assemblies about democracy and the rule of law, the children in each year group took part in hustings. Lots of children gave speeches encouraging their peers to vote […]