English Curriculum

Power of Pictures

June 10, 2019

As part of our Power of Picture project, we created our own books. We then read them to Reception and our parents also came to look at them. 

Please click below to see some pictures of these events.

Power of Pictures

June 10, 2019

Year 5 pupils are participating in an exciting project, ‘Power of Pictures,’ which is co-ordinated by the Education Endowment Foundation and  CLPE - Centre for Literacy in Primary Education. Power of Pictures supports teachers in using picture books to enhance critical thinking, developing reading comprehension and composition of children’s own creative writing. Miss Dunn worked alongside published authors and illustrators and the children took part in a fun-packed workshop with author and illustrator Tim Hopgood at Seven Stories, Newcastle. He helped the children to understand the relationships between drawing, thinking and writing to support the writing process. As part of the project, the children became authors and illustrators themselves and created their very own picture books, which they shared with their families! We are all very proud of their publications.

Reading Week

March 07, 2019

Every year, we have a fun-filled reading week at Heathfield. Each class becomes immersed in a book and participates in lots of exciting, creative activities such as using art and drama to develop understanding of the text. This year, the whole school used the picture book, ‘Croc and Bird’ by Alexis Deacon. Watch him reading the story here… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoL-nbvmF1A. We incorporated some principles from the ‘Power of Pictures’ project that we are involved in. Throughout the week, we also had other enjoyable events such as; ‘Books at Bedtime’ where children came to school to enjoy a bedtime story with their class teacher in their pyjamas, our older children sharing stories with the younger children, teachers visiting different classes to share a story and dressing up as a book character for ‘World Book Day’.


This year we also participated in a sponsored Readathon, which raised money for books for our school but also contributes towards funding for story tellers to visit hospitals with new books and share them with children who are unwell. We raised a grand total of almost £900. Well done everyone!

Share a story 

Visit to the care home

Join-up January!

January 01, 2019

At Heathfield, January is known as ‘Joined Up January’ where we all work particularly hard on our handwriting and presentation. At the end of the month, the children who have made the biggest improvement or tried really hard with this, receive a special certificate. Look at some of the fantastic improvements.

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