On Saturday 4th November, the Herne Bay Junior School Jazz band performed in the Spiegeltent at this year's Canterbury festival alongside children from primary schools across East Kent.
Schools involved were: Herne Bay Junior School, Bridge and Patrixbourne CofE Primary School, Priory Fields Primary School (Dover), Phoenix Community Primary School (Ashford) & Goat Lees Primary School (Ashford) We were also joined by special guests from the Simon Langton Girls Grammar School Jazz Band led by Mr Peter Cook.
Recently, HBJS have been given an absolutely heroic opportunity in Year 5! From the word ‘heroic’, we are sure you can guess what the fantastic event relates to… SUPERHEROES! The children came dressed as their favourite superheroes and even their own personal heroes. For example, there were doctors, Olympians, soldiers… and even teachers! This incredible event was to bring a thrilling end to the topic of Heroes and Villains. It has been an amazing first term and we look forward to many more topics throughout the year.
Our children have been using their artistic skills to put the sparkle back into Christmas and help light up our town for the festive season. Herne Bay Junior School became aware that there was a fundraising initiative to raise money for the Christmas lights and immediately wanted to find a way to support it. Mrs Kingman said “we don’t want our children to miss the magic and wonder of Christmas that the town lights provide. Christmas is about children and families giving and receiving and who better to raise this profile than the children themselves?”
Today we had our harvest assembly and as in previous years our chosen charity was Porchlight. We invited Nathan a representative to attend on behalf of the charity. It was great to see a wonderful performance from Year 5; the whole year group took part in a production of 'The Little Red Hen' where they discussed the importance of harvest and helping others.
This Tuesday morning, fifteen lucky year 5 and year 6s spent a fascinating couple of hours exploring the exciting world of the Marlowe Theatre. The theatre was in full swing of the touring production of War Horse. Narrated from an unusual perspective, Michael Morpurgo’s War Horse tells a powerful story of humanity and friendship that touches people of all ages: in 1914, Joey, a young farm horse, is sold to the army and thrust into the midst of the war on the Western Front. With his officer, he charges towards the enemy, witnessing the horror of the frontline. But even in the desolation of the trenches, Joey's courage touches the soldiers around him.
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