Friday, 2 December 2022

Achievements of the Week (w/c 28th 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!  

Nursery: Letters to Santa

This week, our Nursery children visited the local post box to post their letters to Santa. Excitement filled the air as the children stretched up on their tip toes to ensure their letters went safely inside the box. All the letters are now on their way to Santa and soon the children will be watching out for the postman to see if they get a reply. 

A big thank you from our Nursery children and staff to all of our parent helpers. 

Year 5 and 6: Havering Indoor Athletics Competition

This week, some of our Year 5 and 6 pupils attended the Havering Indoor Athletics competition. They demonstrated fantastic teamwork skills and enthusiasm throughout every event - what fantastic representatives for our school! Their determination and hard work most definitely paid off as our amazing athletes secured 3rd place for Hacton. Well done! 

Year 6: Science

This week, our spectacular Year 6 scientists put on shadow plays (an ancient form of storytelling) using flat cut-out figures (shadow puppets), which are held between a source of light and a translucent screen. 

As a part of our light topic, the children were challenged to identify how shadows are created, thinking about which materials would cast the most defined shadow and where the light should be placed to ensure the characters were aptly sized. Much fun was had, especially as the traditional tales - which were performed - included some hilarious Year 6 twists!

E for Effort and WOW! Winners (w/c 28th 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! 

Wednesday, 30 November 2022

Reception Fundraising

A big thank you to everyone who has ordered Christmas decorations and completed the autumn treasure hunt. We were so impressed with the amount of autumn treasures the children found! In total, we have raised over £500 which we are going to use to buy resources to enhance our outdoor area for your children to enjoy in the spring and summer term. 

Thank you once again - you are amazing!

Year 2: Forest School

It was a session of two halves for 2JD - the first half of the afternoon was cold but dry but the second half was very wet! It was not a passing shower as we first thought so an emergency shelter was built to protect us all from the elements. It didn't stop us having fun though! The children used the drill to make a hole in a wooden disc which they then turned into fabulous, sparkly Christmas decorations. They also played in the mud kitchen, climbed the tree and had fun on the rope swing. 

Next stop, the celebratory campfire on the 12th!