Please find below events and occasions that have taken place over the last few months at Headcorn School.
Swimming Pool 20th Anniversary...
This year, on Tuesday 11th June, saw our 20 year anniversary of the school pool being reopened.
20 years ago, 20 people linked to the school were sponsored to cycle to France to raise at least £1000 each (£20,000 in total) towards significant renovations to re-open the pool that had not been used in a long time.
The use of the pool to this day is their legacy and shows the impact that fundraising like this can mean not only for your child but for future generations.
We have enjoyed a fantastic Science week! We have had a Science teacher in from Cornwallis leading an interactive assembly on a variety of experimental tasks, bunnies and other small critters visiting classes, activities involving testing liquids for alkalis and acids with purple cabbages, explosive Alka Seltzers in film canisters and the grand finale of Rocket Day!
A big Thank You to you all for the many, many plastic bottles (which will now be suitably recycled,) to Ms Woodgate for organising the special events and for all the staff involved in creating activities and learning opportunities throughout this week.
It has been fun.
Netball and the Orchard Run...
On Friday 4th May, 40 Key Stage 2 pupils took part in the cross country Orchard run at Sutton Valence School.
All pupils ran really well with a lot of team support and encouragement of each other. Congratulations and thank you to those pupils who participated.
Our Year 6 team came 3rd in the team event and overall we placed 5th . Well done to all our runners and we hope you enjoyed your picnic! If you are interested in photos please let the office know.
The netball team had tough matches this week but Mrs Stroud raved about how the team played in high spirits regardless of the challenges faced and they displayed integrity and sportsmanship. Well done to you all. We are very proud of our young sports men and women!
May Day News...
An enormous THANK YOU to everyone who organised, volunteered and supported our Headcorn Village May Fair on Bank Holiday Monday.
What a fantastic day we had full of fun, friendship, fairground rides, stalls, dancing, music, races, dogs, food and drink...and the rain held off for it all!
Well done for raising our school a staggering £6935.00 towards our Outdoor Learning developments. THANK YOU!
Kwik Cricket @ Greenfields School...
Headcorn took part in a Kent Teach Games cricket event organised and hosted by Greenfields Community Primary School on Thursday 4th April. Our two teams were placed in groups A and B, facing off against Greenfields and Wateringbury School.
20 children from Years 5&6 were involved in the competition - some with cricket experience from the club last year. Both teams did very well, winning one game and losing one. These results meant that Headcorn A faced Headcorn B in the 3rd/4th play-off.
When the last ball had been bowled Headcorn A had narrowly beaten Headcorn B by 10 runs. This bodes very well for the upcoming summer season and it would be great to see all these children carry on the great work at Cricket Club next term.
Well done to all those involved and a big thank you to parents who helped with transport and stayed to
support the teams despite the very cold weather.
Year 3 enjoyed a visit from the staff at Warburtons in March, who taught them about healthy eating, discussed different types of bread and made a variety of interesting sandwiches.
Pupils really loved wearing the very flattering hairnets while taking part in food preparation.
The Primary Fitness Challenge over Wednesday 27th February and Thursday 28th February was a huge success, with so many children beating their PBs (personal bests) not only over the times in their session but from the times that they recorded from last year. We are aware that some children have times that will rank them within the Top Ten across the county!
Roots to Food...
On Tuesday 5th February Headcorn had a visit from Roots to Food, and teachers and pupils took part in a cookery extravaganza!
The morning saw KS2 in a cook-off with two teams led by Ms Woodgate and Mr Andrews. The Green Team cooked Coronation Chicken Curry and the Orange Team cooked Salmon fishcakes.
Both plates of food were very tasty and beautifully presented and the Green Team won by a very narrow margin. In the afternoon YR and KS1 learnt all about how the body needs healthy food as a fuel, before they did bursts of exercise followed by making banana milkshakes.
Science @ The Cornwallis Academy...
Year 5 and 6 have had the fantastic opportunity to visit The Cornwallis Academy for a secondary school type science lesson on Monday 27th January and Monday 4th February.
Mrs Hatch the Head of Science for Future Schools Trust, invited the children to create their own copper oxide crystals. This involved using some interesting equipment including bunsen burners, much to the joy of the pupils. Lots of fun and learning was had and we look forward to continuing the excitement when we have Science Week in June.
Headcorn @ The O2...
On Wednesday 30th January a choir of 37 KS2 children went to the O2 Arena to take part in Young Voices 2019. After months of rehearsal, learning words and dance moves we had a fantastic time singing our socks off to a wide variety of melodies with just over 8000 other children from across the country.
This was a phenomenal experience for the adults and children alike. The children's behaviour, participation, singing and ability to have fun even when waiting around and queuing was something to be SO proud of. Take a look at these photos; just a small selection of what is available on Twitter, which was a hive of tweets and video clips all day from both the school and parents who travelled up with us.
Well done to pupils from our swimming team who took part in a gala held at Benenden School on Thursday 17th January.
Headcorn swam exceptionally well gaining firsts in many individual events and good finishes in the relay competitions.
Out of the nine schools competing Headcorn finished in a respectable 3rd place.
Merry Christmas from Everyone at Headcorn School
Well done to the fantastic HP Singers (our Christmas choir) for their very many carol singing gigs this week. They have sung at Yew Tree House, Eldercare and Culpepper Court. The elderly members of our community have thoroughly enjoyed their festive songs. Thank you to you all. You have brought smiles and joy to many faces - including mine!
On Friday 14th December we enjoyed a Christmas Musicial Extravaganza in which we were entertained by performances from the Lynx Handbell group, by the recorder group, some guitarists and clarinetists and the Year 6 Choir soloists. We do have a talented bunch of musicians! The morning was rounded off by magical performances by the Headcorn Staff Band who were enthusiastic participants if in need of a little more rehearsal next time!
I hope that you all have a fabulous Christmas together with family and friends. Thank you for all of your support and encouragement throughout this year and I look forward to seeing you all in 2019!
PTFA Christmas Bazaar
We had such a fantastic turnout with lots of lovely compliments for our first ever ‘after school’ Christmas Bazaar last Friday!
2 hours jam packed with festive games and activities hosted by the Class Reps and assisted by our Teachers, TAs and Y6 personal shoppers, talented Y2 and Y5 Young Entrepreneurs crafts, delicious cakes, snow family & reindeers crafted by Wrap-A-Round Care decorated the hall, a snow blizzard in the Courtyard , and a jolly Santa in our cosy Grotto.
Your support raised £1300, thank you!
Well done to the PTFA Fireworks Team and thank you to everyone who supported this lovely event. We had around 800 people on site enjoying hotdogs, waffles, a roaring bonfire and a stunning fireworks display.
Thank you to the team who ensured that the event ran smoothly and safely so that everyone could relax and enjoy themselves. This event raised £1600! WOW.
To commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the end of the First World War, all of our classes have contributed to our Remembrance Day display in the main school entrance.
The work on show features art, poetry and dioramas of the trenches from WWI. A fitting and respectful tribute to those who lost their lives in the many conflicts around the world.
'Lest we forget...'
Sports Hall Athletics...
On Tuesday 6th November pupils from Yrs 3&4 took part in a Sports Hall Athletics competition at Maplesden Noakes School in Maidstone.
Children took part in both track and field events against five other schools from the local area. Everyone had a lot of fun with the winning school going through to the Kent School Games finals to represent the region.
Well done to all those who took part you were fantastic ambassadors for the school. Thank you to all the parents for your never-ending support during the event.
Year 5 - London Visit...
On Friday 19th October, Yr 5 visited the London Literature Festival at the South Bank Centre.
They took part in a number of workshops based around the story of The Odyssey, which they have been studying in their Power of Reading English work.
A great time was had by all, and more information will be relayed during our upcoming Celebration Assemblies.
A record number of families joined us on Wednesday 18th July for our annual Sports Day.
Teams from the Foundation stage all the way up to Year 6 compete for the coveted House Cup in a series of athletic challenges during a morning of high class competition. Whether you are in Thompson, Shackleton, Churchill or Stevenson everyone is clamouring to get a firm hold on the prize.
At the end of the morning session the cup was presented to the winning house who finished all their activities with a score of 147 points in total.
Congratulations to all those pupils in Thompson House (Yellow) who received the House Cup for the second year running. Well done to Shackleton(Green) for finishing in a close second place and to Churchill(Red) and Stevenson(Blue) for finishing in joint third place with exactly the same scores.
The fun did not stop here with pupils from KS2 taking part in four inter-house tournaments, with competition taking place in football, netball, unihoc and handball during the afternoon.
Athletics Festival @ The Julie Rose Stadium...
Headcorn took part in the WOKSSA Athletics Festival on Monday 25th June, held at the Julie Rose Stadium, Ashford.
Hayling Island Residential Trip...
Pupils from Yrs 5&6 spent a week at the Mill Rythe residential centre in Hayling Island, Portsmouth from Monday 11th until Friday 15th June.
While there, children took part in numerous activities, designed to foster their independence, courage and growth. These tasks included abseiling, climbing and the leap of faith to name but a few.
Headcorn pupils were amazing throughout this truly adventurous week. Representing our school brilliantly with their excellent behaviour, and 'never say die' attitude towards everything presented to them during our stay.