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Wednesday, 18 May 2016


On Tuesday 17th of May (on Worship Group 2’s turn), Reverend Mandy visited our school to talk about Pentecost, which was on Sunday 15th of May.
Pentecost is when the Holy Spirit came into a room as fire, and flames landed on the Disciples shoulders, but they were not harmed!
Reverend Mandy talked about how the Holy Spirit could appear in 5 different ways: powerful, gentle, warming, purifying and enduring.
Worship Group 2 still started, said the Lord’s Prayer and ended the service, as they normally do.
It was a great service, so a huge thank you to Reverend Mandy, and Worship Group 2!

By Bethany


Sometime this week, hopefully tomorrow, year six students will find out who they’re destined to be in the leaver’s production. This will be heart breaking, dramatic, wonderful and funny; the forty-nine children are anxiously waiting.
Let’s hope the director is prepared for all the upcoming drama (do you get it?)  Everyone has successfully finished their auditions-some funny, none even near bad! The teachers were astounded by the high standard of talent of year six.
Every one hopes they get their rightful place on stage, but who will? Thank you every one for entertaining year six with their fab talent; we hope you get the part you want or if not you’re second choice.

By Ella via the Web Reporters.    

Auditions Have Started And Finished

On Monday the 16th May and Tuesday 17th May year 6 pupils auditioned for the end of year production. They had to say what their first and second choice would be.
“We as teachers were very impressed; the pupils who went out of their comfort zone,” said Mrs Gibson
Now we need to wait until Thursday the 19th May to find out who everyone is destined to be. Some of us pupils won’t get who they wanted to be but the teachers have said why. The ‘Web Reporters team’ truly hope that they get the part they wanted.

By William

Netball Tournament

On the 18th May, our year 5 & 6 netball teams went to The Gilberd School, located in Highwoods. Everyone was really excited to play against a variety of different schools, especially the year 5 team, who don’t get to play as much as the year 6 squad. Both teams played excellently, and managed to do very well. In the end, the year 5 team did really well and the year 6 team managed to come in third place overall. Well done to everyone for showing great skill whilst playing and being really supportive of their peers. Thank you also to all of the adults who transported and supported the teams.

By Alana

Netball Journalist  

Heathlands got talent

There were over 100 contestants for Heathlands got talent competition. Unfortunately only one act could win.

In the finales there were 12 remaining contestants. “They were really good but only one could win L” said Bethany. The winning act was a dance from two year 5s. Their names were Becky and Amy. “They were amazing. If they don’t win in the county I think they will still be very proud” said William

By William

Netball for all!

On the 4th May, the wonderful Netball squad were joined by a brilliant mixed year 5 and 6 team who were very
excited to be playing alongside the squad. The total of fifteen girls went to the Gilbert school and warmed up before playing, by playing Cut the Cake and shooting. Everyone played really well with great sportsmanship and in the end Heathlands team 1 came in joint 9th and Heathlands team two came in 3rd. Well done to everyone that took part and well done to the winning team, Kelvedon. Thank you to the adults who supported and transported the team.

By Alana

Netball Journalist  


People everywhere found Monday's reading comprehension incredibly hard. The subjects ranged from a lost queen to Dodo’s. It involved a lot more writing than expected; on the news it has been confirmed that the poor 2016-year sixes had the hardest recorded reading test. Fortunately no one in Heathlands shed a tear unlike other schools in the country *cough cough*! Hopefully every one passed with people all around the country struggling with it the pass mark might be a bit lower this year. 
By Ella 

Smash Those SATS

This week, the year six children have been doing tests set by the government, called SATS. There are six tests in the week. These are: an English comprehension, a grammar and punctuation test, a spelling test, an arithmetic test and two problem solving and reasoning tests. 

So far, we have done 5 of the six tests and as we have been preparing for them for so long, most people are starting to enjoy doing them. Before all of the tests, Mrs Gibson tells us, “Officially, good luck- unofficially, smash it!” Everyone is especially pleased as we have been going into school early, playing games and eating bacon rolls!

By Alana  

Super Chef

As you may know, on the 9th of May until the 12th of May, our brilliant chef Mr Dennis has been coming in early to cook bacon rolls (yum) every morning for the Year 6s before their SATs begin.
But on Wednesday, he was too busy preparing the delicious roast dinner for lunch to make the bacon rollsL!  However, the resilient chef didn’t say the breakfast was off, instead he made toast instead for the hungry Year 6s, which they enjoyed a lot!
So, Mr Dennis, we owe you a HUGE thank you, for pulling out all the stops to make tasty breakfast, from Monday to Thursday!
“Thanks, Mr Dennis, for your ketchup squirting skills, practically perfection!” Ella and Alana say.

“Thank you for coming in so early to help us start our SATs days.” William says.  “I say this on all of year six…   THANK YOU!”
By Bethany

Early Birds

From Monday 9th – Thursday 12th May Year 6 pupils sat their SATs. Through these four days, they were allowed to come into School at 08:10 instead of 08:45 to play sports (games) and to have breakfast.

The game mainly played was Football Rounders (where you kick a football instead of hit a rounders ball with a bat) which many of the Year 6’s enjoyed. They also enjoyed the bench ball (outside edition) on Wednesday 11th because they haven’t played that game this week.

After playing games / sports they all went into the hall to enjoy breakfast. This was normally a bacon bap with ketchup (optional) but on Wednesday, due to roast dinners, the kitchen couldn’t make the baps so they all had toast (buttered or butter and jam). Everybody enjoyed their meal and a big thank you to Mr Dennis and his five-star team for the food.

By Lewis