Friday, 21 September 2018

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 the wonderful children who made an extra effort this week.


Thursday, 20 September 2018

Year 6: Codebreakers

This week, Year 6 have been looking at the secret codes used during WW2. They learnt about Bletchley Park and its role during the war as well as Alan Turing and how he cracked the Enigma code using his 'Bombe' machine.

Our own crafty cryptographers created scramblers, which worked on the basis of the Caesar Cipher, and had a go at cracking codes themselves. The children developed their problem solving skills and gained an understanding of how codes can be used to encrypt and decrypt secret messages.

It was fascinating fun and Year 6 are looking forward to creating their own ciphers next week.



Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Worldly Wise: Holi Festival

Powder paint, colourful decorations and fire: this week's Worldly Wise assembly looked at the excitement surrounding Holi festival. As well as learning about the fun that surrounds this festival, children were impressed by the acting of a number of our pupils who recreated the story of the festival's origin.

Remember to look through your Wordly Wise booklet to see what exciting festival we will be learning about next week.

Monday, 17 September 2018

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 the wonderful children who made an extra effort last week.


Friday, 14 September 2018

Reception: Settling In

We have had a great time in Reception this week getting to know each other. The Elephants, Lions and Giraffes have already settled in so well. Children have had a really busy week exploring their classrooms, picking up routines and learning the names of their new friends. It's been wonderful to see their confidence begin to grow. 




New House Captains

Congratulations to all the children in Year 6 who ran for election for the prestigious honour of House Captain and Vice Captain. Speeches worthy of a presidential election were delivered during Thursday's House Meetings, making voting a tough decision for the remaining KS2 children; however, the votes have now been counted and we are delighted to introduce you to this year's, newly elected captains.


Friday, 7 September 2018

E for Effort

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

To celebrate the excellent behaviour and attitude of our pupils as they settled into their new year groups, many teachers presented the cup to their entire class. Representatives from these classes, together with individual winners, appear in the photo below.

Congratulations to all of our wonderful pupils for such a great start to the new school year.


Places Available in Hacton Nursery

We have a few places available for children in our nursery. The morning session runs from 8.30am until 11.30am and the afternoon session runs from 12.30pm until 3.30pm. Find out more about our outstanding nursery here »

If you would like to visit our nursery or reserve a space for your child, please contact us on 01708 443991 or email contact@hacton.havering.sch.uk.



Wednesday, 5 September 2018

Open Days for Prospective Reception Parents

If your child is due to start Reception in September 2019 and you wish to visit our school, we would like to welcome you to one of our open days.

We will be holding 4 open morning / afternoons for prospective Reception parents.  Each session will be the same and will consist of a brief presentation by the Headteacher followed by a visit to the Reception classrooms / outdoor area, a tour of the school and an opportunity for parents to ask any questions.  Each open morning / afternoon will last just over an hour:

Tuesday 2nd October - 9.30 am
Thursday 11th October - 1.30 pm
Tuesday 6th November - 9.30 am
Thursday 10th January - 1.30 pm

If you wish to attend any of these sessions, please contact the school office on 01708 443991 or email us at contact@hacton.havering.sch.uk.

We very much look forward to seeing you.









Welcome Back

With impressive new pencil cases, smart uniforms and excited smiles our children began the new school year full of energy and enthusiasm. After what we hope was an enjoyable and restful summer, both staff and pupils are now looking forward to the jam-packed calendar of events that we have planned for the autumn term.

As the learning journey for 2018-2019 commences, children will this week be issued with their essential travel documentation: passports and boarding cards. Our year group passports outline the expectations in reading, writing and mathematics for the year ahead and the boarding cards list experiences and suggested texts along with authors which children can enjoy throughout the year.

To support our curriculum further, we have this year introduced The Knowledge to support your child’s learning. These booklets outline the essential facts that your child should be able to recall for each of our humanities and science units of work and will be given out at the beginning of each new topic. Furthermore, they outline the tests that will be used to monitor the progress your child has made in these areas. We hope that you will find these supportive and that they will give you a flavour of how we plan our curriculum.

We hope you have an easy time settling back into the school routine and enjoy the start of another fun-filled school year. Keep checking our school blog to find out more about what is going on at Hacton.