Monday, 24 December 2012

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Congratulations to all our pupils and staff for their incredible Christmas productions. Over 1100 parents, friends and relatives enjoyed performances from the Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1, Years 3/4 and Years 5/6. These ranged from traditional Nativity plays to a classic Christmas pantomime and they were all of exceptionally high quality; the children impressed us all with their amazing talents for singing, dancing and acting. Thank you for supporting the children and also for generously donating over £700 to our three chosen charities: Great Ormond Street Hospital, First Steps Nursery and The Dogs Trust.

As the Autumn term draws to a close, we hope that all our children and their families have an enjoyable and relaxing time over the Christmas holidays and would like to wish you all a happy and healthy New Year!

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Hacton Delivers!

Tomorrow is the last day for children to post Christmas cards to each other in our authentic festive pillar boxes. These can be found in the Crush Hall (for KS1) and by the water cooler (for KS2).

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Christmas Performances

Tinsel is hanging... lights are twinkling... children are singing. Christmas has well and truly arrived at Hacton Primary School. With rehearsals for Christmas productions well under way, the festive spirit is wafting through the corridors and classrooms along with the aroma of Christmas cakes being baked by Year 6. Performances, which promise to entertain and enthrall, begin today with the Nursery and Reception Nativity. Remember to check the calendar for all the performance dates and times and to contact the school office for your tickets.

Gymnastics Club Awards

Year 3 and 4 Gymnastics Training Club has been running weekly since the end of September. This club has been very well attended and pupils have worked hard developing elaborate routines. Last week, children had the opportunity to show off their impressive abilities with a performance in front of an elite judging panel: the teachers! Certificates and medals were presented for the most outstanding gymnastics sequences. Well done to all the gymnasts who have brought so much energy and enthusiasm to the club.

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Year 6 Bamboozled by the LSO

Year 6 were very lucky to experience the wonderful sound of the London Symphony Orchestra live at the Barbican Centre last week. After an easy Tube journey, Year 6 settled in their seats alongside children from other schools in and around London. A spine-tingling version of the James Bond theme opened the performance followed by many other crowd-pleasing movie classics. Indiana Jones, Harry Potter and Wall-E proved to be very popular with the children and they were impressed by the skills of the musicians who played on the actual movie soundtracks. The highlight of the day was the stamp-clap of the audience participation piece called Bamboozled. Hacton pupils were in fine voice as the auditorium echoed to the sound of the rhythmic song/rap that the children have learnt in class. Singing along with music played live by the world class musicians was an unforgettable experience.

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Please Use the Chepstow Avenue Entrance Today

School is open as usual today. However, as we have had a fair amount of snowfall, all pupils should come into the school via the main entrance in Chepstow Avenue.