Sir John Heron Primary School

Sir John Heron Primary School

Sir John Heron Primary School



Welcome to our wonderful school.

Sir John Heron has been built on the site where the old Fifth Avenue School used to be. It opened as a two form entry school in 2001 with a nursery and two Reception classes. With the opening of two new classes each year, it has now reached its full capacity.

As a resourced school we have children with profound and multiple learning difficulties integrated within our mainstream classes.


  • Ilford Fire Station

    date posted: Thursday 18 Sep 2014
  • Ilford Fire Station

    date posted: Thursday 18 Sep 2014
  • Big Trophy Winners

    date posted: Wednesday 23 Jul 2014
  • Sam Learners & Mathletes of the Year

    date posted: Wednesday 23 Jul 2014
  • Graduations

    date posted: Tuesday 22 Jul 2014

    Key Stage 1 & EYFS Graduation

    Congratulations Everyone

  • Sports Day

    date posted: Tuesday 22 Jul 2014
  • Invitation for Reception and Year 1 parents

    date posted: Tuesday 15 Jul 2014
  • KS1 Colchester Zoo visit

    date posted: Tuesday 8 Jul 2014
  • Year 5 visit Chessington

    date posted: Friday 4 Jul 2014
    Year 5 had an exciting day at Chessington World of Adventures today! The weather was fantastic and the atmosphere was electric. We particularly enjoyed the Dragon Falls water ride. Please click on the heading to see our video of the day!
  • Year 3+4 visit Gulliver's Land

    date posted: Tuesday 1 Jul 2014

    We had lots of fun and adventure today at Gulliver's Land. It was a very sunny day and we all made the most of our time by visiting Lilliput Land, Adventure Land, Toy Land and Discovery Bay. Click on the heading to see our exciting video!

  • KS1 MMS Parent Workshop

    date posted: Monday 30 Jun 2014
  • ICT Workshop for Year 2 Parents

    date posted: Thursday 26 Jun 2014


              On Tuesday 17th June 

              an ICT workshop was

              held for Parents of 

              Year 2 children.

  • Year 5 Tate and Lyle Trip

    date posted: Thursday 26 Jun 2014

     Darwin and Nightingale classes, went on an educational visit to Tate and Lyle, a multi- million pound sugar company in Silverton.

  • Sports Success

    date posted: Thursday 26 Jun 2014
  • Year 6 goes to Stubbers

    date posted: Tuesday 24 Jun 2014
  • Newham Spelling Bee Semi-Finals

    date posted: Tuesday 17 Jun 2014

    Today, four top spelling champions attended the Semi-Finals of the Newham Spelling Bee Competition. Alaa, Ruth, Manaal and Azim were fantastic ambassadors for the school. We got a special mention for getting every single spelling correct! Please click on the heading for a video clip of our day.


  • MMS and ICT Workshops

    date posted: Monday 16 Jun 2014
  • Ancient Egypt comes to Year 6

    date posted: Wednesday 21 May 2014
  • Y2 Visit to Southend

    date posted: Monday 19 May 2014
  • Science Experiments in Year 3

    date posted: Friday 16 May 2014
  • Olympic Park: Run for Fun

    date posted: Wednesday 7 May 2014
  • Parent Workshop

    date posted: Tuesday 6 May 2014
  • The Mayor visits Sir John Heron!

    date posted: Wednesday 30 Apr 2014
  • School Council's visit to the Houses of Parliament

    date posted: Sunday 27 Apr 2014
  • Attendance Champions

    date posted: Friday 4 Apr 2014

    Good attendance is a priority at Sir John Heron, at the end of term we had a very important visitor in assembly.

    Click on the heading to find out more!

  • Year 4 Easter Assembly

    date posted: Tuesday 1 Apr 2014
  • Year 4 Easter Assembly

    date posted: Tuesday 1 Apr 2014
  • Mother's Day in Reception

    date posted: Monday 31 Mar 2014
  • Science club

    date posted: Friday 28 Mar 2014
  • Science evening 2014

    date posted: Monday 24 Mar 2014
  • First World War Conference

    date posted: Wednesday 19 Mar 2014
  • Year 2 educational visit to V&A Museum of Childhood

    date posted: Wednesday 19 Mar 2014
  • Sport Relief

    date posted: Tuesday 18 Mar 2014





    Who is your sporting hero?

    We are raising money for Sport Relief 2014 on Friday 21st March.

    Bring £1 and you can come to school dressed as your favourite sports star or sports team.

    All proceeds to Sport Relief. 

  • SJH Fantastic Dads

    date posted: Thursday 13 Mar 2014

    On Thursday 13th March the Reception Dads were invited to come and help us with our rocket project.


    The Dads helped us to label our rockets. We worked together to build rockets from junk material and big boxes. The Dads helped us to paint zooming rockets and cut scary alien masks.







    Thanks to all the Dads who gave up their time to work with us. 

  • Year 4 DT

    date posted: Tuesday 11 Mar 2014
  • Year 1 Science Museum visit

    date posted: Monday 10 Mar 2014

    During Science week Year One went on a very exciting visit to the Science Museum. We learned all about being safe and sensible when using public transport. Once we reached the Museum we explored Space and learned all about the first man landing on the moon. We also watched a 3D movie where it felt like we were flying through Outer Space. Check out our Year One page to see some pictures. 

  • Parents Keep Fit Class

    date posted: Friday 7 Mar 2014

    Throughout the year a number of parents have been participating in our Parents Keep Fit Class every Wednesday morning from 9.00am- 10.00am in the main hall.

  • Science Museum Visit

    date posted: Thursday 6 Mar 2014
  • Science Evening

    date posted: Thursday 6 Mar 2014
  • Science Week at Sir John Heron

    date posted: Thursday 27 Feb 2014
  • Our New Playground Equipment

    date posted: Thursday 13 Feb 2014
  • SJH Readers visit Waterstones

    date posted: Wednesday 12 Feb 2014

    A special reader from each class was chosen to visit Waterstones this afternoon to choose some books for the class library. Despite the rain, we had lots of fun!


  • Iroko Storytelling Visit

    date posted: Wednesday 12 Feb 2014

    Children at Sir John Heron were treated to an amazing assembly by Iroko Theatre this morning. The actors told the story of Fantah from Mali, who ran into a seven-headed monster!





  • Playground Equipment

    date posted: Wednesday 12 Feb 2014
    School Council has ordered new playground equipment for all the children. This was requested by children in many year groups. Since the new equipment has been introduced, children are having even more fun at break time. This new equipment will not only allow the children to have fun, but it will also develop their balance, throwing and co-ordination skills.
  • Y4 Iron Man Art

    date posted: Tuesday 11 Feb 2014

    Carr Class have been creating wonderful 'reliefs' based on their Power of Reading book, 'The Iron Man' by Ted Hughes today. We had a visiting artist to help us.

  • Chinese New Year Assembly

    date posted: Friday 7 Feb 2014

    Year 3 celebrated Chinese New Year today with a wonderful assembly, full of music, poetry and drama. They even had a life-size dragon join them for the celebration!

  • Year 6 visit Oxford University

    date posted: Thursday 6 Feb 2014
    Some children from Year 6 will visit Oxford University today with Miss Broughton and Mrs Karim. We hope they have a fantastic day!
  • National Storytelling Week

    date posted: Monday 3 Feb 2014
    To celebrate National Storytelling Week, all classes have received new storybooks. Teachers will be taking some time after assessments to read to their classes. One representative from each class will visit Waterstones in Ilford to choose some new books for class libraries!
  • Mysterious Creatures Appear!

    date posted: Thursday 30 Jan 2014

    Children at Sir John Heron were surprised to find two tropical creatures hanging in the atrium over the weekend! Where did they come from?  How did they get here?


  • Art in Yr3

    date posted: Tuesday 7 Jan 2014

    This month, Yr3 children are working with Bow Arts. Their art work links to their IPC topic of Rainforests. 

    More details.

  • School Open

    date posted: Monday 6 Jan 2014
    Sir John Heron is open today as usual. School will be closed on 17th January for a staff training day.
  • Water Relay Challenge

    date posted: Thursday 7 Nov 2013

    A huge thank you to every child, parent, carer and family member who were involved in raising money; as a school we raised £863.93!

  • Year 5 and 6 Boys Football Team March Into Round 3 of the Newham Cup

    date posted: Thursday 10 Oct 2013

    Congratulations to the Year 5 and 6 football team on reaching round 3 of the Newham Cup.


  • Marks and Spencer Uniform

    date posted: Wednesday 9 Oct 2013

    All our school uniform can be purchased online from Marks and Spencer. This uniform combines high quality and value for money.


    Please click here to access the online uniform shop.

  • Smartphone App Launched

    date posted: Monday 7 Oct 2013


    Today we are launching our Smartphone App for iPhone and Android Smartphones. Click to download. Open the App and select Sir John Heron from the list.

    iPhone App                                         Android App



  • SJH Book Week

    date posted: Friday 4 Oct 2013
    Book Week has just ended at Sir John Heron School! It was a fantastic week, filled with author visits, theatre workshops, storytelling sessions and book character dress-up day. We all enjoyed immersing ourselves in new books and telling stories. On Monday, our Book Corner Competition winners will be announced.
  • Year 5 and 6 Boys Football Result

    date posted: Monday 23 Sep 2013

    The Year 5 and 6 Boys Football Team win first match of the season against Sheringham Primary School! Final score was 9-5 to SJH! What a start to the year!

  • New Website Launched

    date posted: Friday 20 Sep 2013
    Earlier today our new website went live! It has been very well received. Many of the staff and pupils were talking about it throughout lunch!
  • Year 6 Science Visit

    date posted: Thursday 19 Sep 2013

    Year 6 explore local habitats!

  • Spelling Bee Semi Finals

    date posted: Tuesday 11 Jun 2013
    The Sir John Heron Spelling Bee team have made it through to the Finals of the Newham Spelling Bee. We wish them all the very best of luck for the final in July. Mr Henry has made a video of their day competing at Elmhurst Primary.
  • Moonbase Project

    date posted: Thursday 6 Jun 2013
    Today Yr6 have taken part in the Moonbase Project.

    Year 6 Enterprise Day Jun2013 from John Heron on Vimeo.

    More detail