Monday, 18 November 2019

Year 3: Narrative Writing

Inspired by an animated film called 'Catch It', the children in 3PP have written some wonderful short stories. They produced detailed and imaginative tales to demonstrate their secure understanding of setting, character and plot. The impressive use of vocabulary, along with a range of descriptive techniques, resulted in some excellent narratives. Fantastic work 3PP!





Friday, 15 November 2019

E for Effort

Every week, teachers recognise pupils in their class who have made an extra effort. These pupils are presented with the E for Effort cup during our whole school assembly.

This week, the whole of Year 6 received the award for exemplary behaviour on their Imperial War Museum trip. Representatives of Year 6 classes appear in the E for Effort photo alongside individual winners.

Congratulations to all of the wonderful children who made an extra effort this week.


Thursday, 14 November 2019

Fabulous Footballers

Hacton's Year 5/6 girls' and boys' football teams braved a cold and wet afternoon to attend a football tournament at Harrow Lodge Park. Each team played four matches against other local school teams. The gutsy girls won 2 and drew 2 games. The bold boys won two games, drew one game but lost their last. Our teams displayed super sporting conduct, spirit and determination; they were a credit to our school. Well done!


Monday, 11 November 2019

Remembrance at Hacton

Today at Hacton, on the 11th day, of the 11th month at the 11th hour, we joined with people around the world to stand in silent contemplation. We stopped. We thought. We remembered.

Children gathered around our poppy memorial to remember those who sacrificed so much for our country. Our assembly this week looked at the reasons why we wear poppies and about the importance of remembrance. Our pupils learnt that Armistice Day is commemorated every year on November 11 to mark the armistice signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany. We looked at the words and signs to the poem 'In Flanders Fields' and thought about the sacrifices that were made.

Friday, 8 November 2019

E for Effort

Every week, teachers recognise pupils in their class who have made an extra effort. These pupils are presented with the E for Effort cup during our whole school assembly.

Congratulations to all of the wonderful children who made an extra effort this week.


Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Year 5/6: Tag Rugby Competition

10 children from Year 5 and 6 went to May and Baker RUFC in Dagenham to compete in a tag rugby tournament with 25 other schools. The children played valiantly, displaying all of the core values of rugby including discipline, teamwork and respect. Although our team didn't win the tournament - that title went to Nelmes Primary - we did earn a Respect award from the other coaches and referees. Only one other school in the competition earnt this, so our pupil should be very proud of themselves.

After only three training sessions with Mrs Stephenson, our team played like absolute superstars. A big thank you to the parents who came to support and cheer us on.



Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Year 6: World War Two Day

Year 6 World War 2 Day saw our pupils learning a greater appreciation of life in wartime Britain. They adopted the role of code breakers from Bletchley Park, using the Caesar cipher to crack encrypted messages. Theymade newspaper plant pots and sowed salad leaf seeds as part of the 'Dig for Victory' campaign. To better understand the impact of rationing, all pupils baked wartime recipes including bread pudding and cheese whirls. They also experienced life as evacuees and wrote a postcard home to their parents. To end the day, Year 6 sampled the food they had baked and enjoyed a joyful VE Day celebration.