Friday, 22 May 2020

Spelling Shed Weekly Winners

We were pleased to see that many of our pupils continued to use Spelling Shed from home this week. Well done to all of our Spelling Shed users, but particularly those classes who accumulated the most points:

2MS, 3PP and 6MS

We also have individual winners. Log in to GSuite to see them: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0AMqdBeK-KAm8Uk9PVA



Through My Window

Over the May half term break, for those of you who are loving having the time to explore your creative side, Mrs Mason has set you a project called ‘Through My Window’. As we are all spending a lot more time at home, you are probably spending a lot more time looking out of your windows!

What can you see through your window?

For this creative project, you could do a drawing, a painting, take a photograph, or make a model of what you can see through your window. Or maybe write a poem about what you see through your window; describe what is outside your window; write a diary as if you are a bird that visits your garden every day. The possibilities are endless!

What do you wish you could see through your window?

You could do a piece of artwork showing what you wish you could see through your window – it could be a place that you wish you could go to because you miss it or a made up place that only exists in your imagination. You could write a story about an imaginative world, make an advert to persuade others to visit somewhere that you love, design and write a postcard to a friend as if you are in an out-of-this-world location, draw a map of an imaginary land.

You can be as creative and as wild as you wish for this project. There is a PDF in our Hacton at Home G Suite in the All Pupils folder called 'Through My Window'. Have a look to get some inspiration »

Share your work with us: take a photograph of it and email it to mywindow@hacton.havering.sch.uk

We look forward to seeing your creations.

Monday, 11 May 2020

Headteacher's Update

Dear all,

I am sure that after the Prime Minister's statement last night, you have many questions. I also have lots of questions that need clarification too!

At the moment, for us in school, there is no change to the guidance: we will continue to provide care for those pupils of key worker children who are critical to the COVID-19 response and only those who cannot be safely cared for at home. The message is still that it is safer to stay at home.

We have not yet received any information to support us with this new plan to start the phased reopening of some year groups in school. We expect we will receive this information from the DFE shortly, hopefully with some clarification! As soon as we do, we will of course be in touch with you.

As you will no doubt appreciate, we will need clear guidance from the government to plan how it is possible to social distance in schools and keep our children, teachers and families safe; how we might start to phase groups of children returning and what this will look like. Please be assured that when Hacton reopens, we will have done everything in our power to ensure that the necessary plans are in place to keep our children and staff as safe as possible.

As always, we will keep you fully informed but for now, please try not to worry. Our plan is to continue to provide Hacton at Home learning resources, to maintain contact with you, our families, and to support each other in these very difficult and uncertain times.

Please also note that when your teachers contact you this week, they will have no further information on the future openings so please refrain from bringing this up in discussion. If you have any worries or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.

I hope that you and your family are keeping well and staying safe.

Kind Regards,

Emily Leslie
Headteacher

Wednesday, 6 May 2020

Easter Garden Competition

Thank you to everyone who took part in our Easter Garden competition. Your miniature gardens helped support our RE curriculum by encouraging our pupils think about how to represent the resurrection story in a creative way.

Well done to everyone who made an Easter Garden, but in particular to our winners who produced beautiful, very detailed gardens. To recognise all the wonderful work, everyone who took part will  receive a certificate (either by email or in school). When we return to school, Miss Riley (RE Coordinator) will be presenting our winners with a special prize.





Monday, 4 May 2020

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Fun

It has been heartwarming to see all the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory inspired fun that took place over the Easter break. Thank you for taking part and sending in your fantastic photos. We have been very impressed by the creativity shown by so many of our pupils: the colourful covers, magnificent models, wonderful writing and more! We hope you enjoyed immersing yourselves in Willy Wonka's magical world.



Saturday, 25 April 2020

Spelling Shed Weekly Winners

We were pleased to see that many of our pupils continued to use Spelling Shed from home last week. Well done to all of our Spelling Shed users, but particularly those classes who accumulated the most points:

4CV, 3PP and 5JL

We also have individual winners. Log in to GSuite to see them: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0AMqdBeK-KAm8Uk9PVA


Hacton at Home: Headteacher's Update

Another week is done! If your household is anything like mine, the great plans we have for each new day are out the window by 10 o’clock and the chaos of isolation once again commences! And do you know what? I think that’s ok! We are living through unprecedented times which we will one day look back on and wonder why we put so much pressure on ourselves to get it right. I don’t doubt that as we come to the end of another week of home learning, you are finding the strain far greater than at the beginning as there is no substitute for face to face teaching or communication. We are however so very grateful for the way you are encouraging your children to engage with the ‘Hacton at Home’ learning materials we are providing.

Your teachers have loved being able to speak to you and catch up about your Easter break this week and we continue to look forward to your picture updates showing off your great work. Please do remember that there is always someone available in school if you need to contact a member of school staff, need some additional support or simply just a rant!

Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice and support for parents and carers (NSPCC)


The NSPCC has created a number of resources to support parents and carers during this difficult time. Topics include:

Stay safe, stay well

Mrs Leslie​
Headteacher