Wednesday, 8 December 2021


Now more than ever because of the ever-changing technological world that we live in, it is essential that we equip our children with the knowledge and skills to ensure that they know how to use the internet safely. 

Each week we will be sharing an age-appropriate guide for parents to share with their child when having conversations about online safety, should they feel it is needed. 

This week's guide is about recognising age-inappropriate content. 

Monday, 6 December 2021

Year 6: DT

This half term, Year 6 have been learning about different types of shelters. From bus shelters to bombing shelters, from tents to umbrellas - the children's understanding that a shelter is a means of protection against weather and danger has certainly developed. 

Firstly, the children began by investigating the supporting structures around which shelters are made. Next, they investigated which materials would provide the most effective and waterproof protection. Finally, the children spent an afternoon building shelters based upon designs which they had researched. 

Trial and error played a large part but they all got there in the end!

Friday, 3 December 2021

Achievements of the Week (w/c 29th November)

Congratulations to our Times Table winners this week! These pupils have hopped aboard the Times Table train to continue their journey to becoming a Times Table Champion. They have worked exceptionally hard to learn and master their multiplication and division facts. 

Congratulations to our Reading and Poetry Superstrs this week! To achieve this award, all of these children have either read poems or books by their year group authors (Bronze is 5, Silver is 10 and Gold is 15). A big well done to this week's winners who have demonstrated great commitment and dedication to reading. 

Our Achievements of the Week winners should be very proud of their success!


Christmas at Hacton: Christingle Making

Christmas songs and the sound of excited children have filled the corridor this week as Christmas officially begins at Hacton! Not only have our Christmas trees gone up, but the first of our Christmas activities have started with the children being invited to make a Christingle at lunchtime. 

The children thoroughly enjoyed making their Christingle and know what it represents to Christians. 

We hope the children enjoy lighting the candle at home to celebrate the start of Advent. 

Awesome Attendance Winners (w/c 29th November)

At Hacton, we have introduced a celebration of our attendance. Each week, as part of our assembly, we will announce who the Awesome Attendance winners are. They will get to have our Attendance cup for the week and will be rewarded with a treat in recognition of their fabulous attendance. 

See below for last week’s figures:

E for Effort and WOW! Winners (w/c 29th November)

In order to reward our pupils who have gone above and beyond in their learning each week and put in extra effort, each class teacher chooses one pupil to receive the E for Effort cup and certificate. 

Here are this week's winners. Well done - we are very proud of you all! 

Thursday, 2 December 2021

Nursery: Stick Man

This week, our Nursery children have been exploring the story 'Stick Man'. 

After reading the story, the children set out to find their very own Stick Man on the school field. They  discovered sticks of all different sizes and were even given the mission of finding where the Stick Man from the story was hiding. After looking high and low, the children discovered Stick Man hiding in some logs!