KS3 Computing with Code.org

This term 32 year 9 students have spent some time over at www.code.org

  • Chris: I like how it helps people with coding and I like plants VS zombies.
  • Tyler: it’s really fun but at the same time it is really challenging!
  • Lucas: If you fail and don’t try how will you know if you can succeed?

If you want to join help get Heathfield coding, sign up as a student at www.code.org and then add yourself to the Heathfield group by using JKZZJD

After school ICT 2014 – 2016

As mentioned during the year 9 assembly on 19th March 2014, the application form can be found below and on the school reception desk.

Application form for year 9s who ticked ICT on their options form and want to take the after school ICT classes.

 >>> CLICK HERE <<<

If you have any questions email Mr Ryan eryan@educ.somerset.gov.uk

The ‘summer skills’ lessons to help you prepare for the coursework start on Tuesday 22nd April and will be on every Tuesday for the rest of this term there-after. (The coursework starts in September)

The summer skills lessons are completely free! You will be charged if you decide to continue attending from September.


Farriers Green Play Space Project


Barnardo’s Mandala Therapy and Play Services are working on an exciting development with Taunton Deane Borough Council to update the play space at Farriers Green.  We think it is really important to talk to the children and young people who will be using the space to help us influence the design process and get a space that suits their needs.

The first stage of this is process is to work with the school councils at West Monkton Primary School and Heathfield School. They will be taking part in a playful consultation process that will help us gather their opinions about the existing space; it will also provide lots of opportunities for them to think about what they want the space to feel like, and what they want to be able to do there. They will then take these ideas back into school for everyone to talk about and to come up with even more ideas.

The second stage is to involve the wider community.  We also want you to bring ideas on how to improve your play space Farriers Green.  So we are inviting you, your friends and family to tell us your thoughts.  What do you think about the existing space?  What would make it better?  So, if you want to help us develop a fantastic play space that works for everyone please share your ideas!

If you have any questions, or have something you want to contribute, please contact Lisa Chell (Project Worker at Barnardo’s):


Book Swap for World Book Day

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To celebrate World Book Day on March 6th the Library is holding a book swap. Bring in up to 3 books from home that you no longer read and we will give you a voucher to exchange in the Library on World Book Day for books that are new to you!

Your donated books must be FICTION (STORY BOOKS), IN GOOD CONDITION and SUITABLE FOR AGES 11-16.

Drop your donated books into the Library anytime between now and March 6th.

Read for My School begins!

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Read for My School is a reading challenge for Year 7 and Year 8. Schools across the country will be taking part, with the chance to win lots of lovely books! The aim is to read as many books as you can before 28th March. To help you, the website has 100 brilliant fiction titles that you can read online during the challenge. The books have been specially chosen for all abilities and interests. You can record all the ‘real’ books you read too!

Log onto the website http://www.readformyschool.co.uk/app/#/api/user/login to get going. If you have any problems, or need some book suggestions, call in and see Mrs Martin in the Library.


Happy Reading!

500 Words returns!

Calling all budding writers! The BBC’s writing competition ’500 Words’ is now open for 2014. Anyone aged 13 or under can submit a story. If you fancy entering, click here for more information.

Here’s a short video to get you inspired!