Thursday, 26 September 2013

Uno... Due... Tre... Pizza!

The Hacton Italian club cooked themselves a tasty snack on Tuesday whilst learning to count and greet each other in Italian. The year 5 and 6 pupils made the teachers' mouths water at the end of the day as the delicious aroma of home-cooked pizza wafted around the school! Judging by the length of the waiting list, the new club is proving to be a popular addition to Hacton's wide range of after-school clubs. If your child is in year 5 or 6 and they would like to sample the language and flavours of Italy, Mrs McDonach still has a few places on the waiting list for groups after Christmas. Buon Appetito!

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Havering 'Big Issues' Consultation

The council has launched a consultation to find out the local ‘big issues’ for children and families in Havering. It’s not just for parents, all family members can take part: nieces, nephews, grandchildren etc, or residents who work with children in the borough.

The views of local families, children, teenagers and professionals are essential to planning in Havering. Without the views of residents the council can't fully understand the local picture so please take the time to complete the survey.

Parents, professionals and family members can access the survey here »

Children aged 11 and over can tell us what they think here »

Friday, 13 September 2013

TfL Visit Year 6

Transport for London visited our school today. Year 6 children participated in an enjoyable educational workshop that raised awareness of how to travel safely and responsibly on public transport. The memorable presentation included videos, role play and a lively question and answer session. William from TfL's Safety and Citizenship team also highlighted the benefits of getting a Zip Oyster photocard. Children can apply for an Oyster card one month before their 11th birthday. With an 11-15 Zip Oyster card, bus and tram travel in London is free. Visit the TfL website for more information.

New House Captains

Cheers erupted in assembly today as winners of the House Captain elections were announced. After making persuasive speeches in House Meetings, the candidates waited nervously for the results of voting by Key Stage 2 pupils. Broad smiles appeared on the faces of the successful children as their names were called out by Mr Emes in front of the whole school. Our newly appointed House Captains and Vice House Captains now have the honour of leading their Houses for the year and wearing a shiny new badge!

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Welcome Back

We hope you had a enjoyable summer and that your children's batteries have been recharged ready for the jam-packed calendar of events that we have planned for the autumn term. Today has been an exciting day at school as pupils caught up with their friends and settled into their new classes.

As we begin the new school year, we would like to warmly welcome our new members of staff. These include our Deputy Headteacher, Miss Morris, who will play a central role in helping our school maintain the high standards that you have come to expect. We also have a number of new teaching staff - Miss Muskett (Year 4), Mrs Burks (Year 1), Mrs Stephenson (Foundation Stage) and Mrs Whiter (Reception) - all of whom have enjoyed their first day teaching at Hacton.

Swimming lessons commence this week, so please ensure that your children have their kits in school on the required day. Similarly, PE kits should be back in school ready for PE lessons to begin.

We hope you have an easy time settling back into the school routine and enjoy the start of another fun-filled term.