Friday, 25 March 2016

Hacton 3 - 2 St Mary's

The ref blew the whistle and the game was on. The Hacton girls knew what they had to do: deliver the win. Megan kicked off and passed straight to Maddie. Hacton worked hard in the first half and the score remained 0-0 until it was nearly half time. St Mary's took possession and, despite our girls' best efforts, they scored to leave it 1-0 to St Mary's at half time. 

The second half brought more exciting opportunities. Midway through the second half, a careless tackle from St Mary's gave Hacton a chance to score. Although the location of the foul was quite a way from the goal, Maddie knew that she had to go for it. She stepped up to take the free kick and everyone willed the ball to land in the back of the net. Unfortunately, it whipped viciously just past the post. Not even 5 more minutes had passed and Hacton had a throw in. This was it, our chance to score. Alex grabbed the opportunity and belted the ball into the bottom corner: 1-1!

With renewed confidence, Maddie charged forward with the ball but was on the receiving end of another careless tackle by St Mary's. This time it was on the edge of the box; surely a penalty. The ref called a free kick. Maddie took the free kick again, this time putting it millimetres passed the post and into the side netting. The final whistle blew. Extra time. St Mary's had the ball and, with Alice and Poppy outrun, it was a one-on-one with our stand in keeper, Lila. Luckily, St Mary's were off target. The whistle blew for the last time and that meant that penalties were the only way to settle this match.

St Mary's took their first penalty... a fantastic save by Lila. Maddie stepped up to take Hacton’s first penalty...  and scored! St Mary's second penalty gave Lila a chance to display her impressive goalkeeping skills again. Hacton’s next penalty was taken by Megan who was unlucky to miss. St Mary's last penalty... they scored. Now all the pressure was on Alex. She kept her cool and took the penalty… Gooooaaaaal! Hacton had won the quarter final and were through to next round.

Fantastic work girls!

By Maddie (Year 6)

Friday, 18 March 2016

Update: Over £1000 Raised for Sport Relief

We're pleased to report that, with sponsorship money continuing to roll in, our pupils and staff have now raised over £1000 for Sport Relief. In today's whole school assembly, winners of our sporting challenges were announced and presented with their prizes. Well done to the children who had the highest step count, cycled the furthest or raised the most money - brilliant work! We feel proud knowing that, thanks to our fantastic pupils and supportive parents, our school raised such an impressive amount of money that will help people living tough lives in the UK and abroad. Thank you again for your support.

Literacy Week Competition

Next week, we will be holding Literacy Week to encourage a love of language and to inspire our pupils to read and enjoy poetry. On Thursday, we will end the week by inviting all children and staff to dress as a book character of their choice. In assembly, we launched our Literacy Week competition: to write a poem entitled 'opposites'. The poem can be in any poetic form - acrostic, rhyme, limerick etc - but must explore the concept of opposites (antonyms); entries in by Wednesday please. Hacton pupils all contributed to an example poem in this morning's assembly.

Sometimes I'm up,
Sometimes I'm down,
Sometimes I smile,
Sometimes I frown.

Sometimes I'm happy,
Sometimes I'm sad,
Sometimes I'm good,
Sometimes I'm bad.

Sometimes I laugh,
Sometimes I cry,
Sometimes I'm wet,
Sometimes I'm dry.

Sometimes I'm calm,
Sometimes I'm cross,
Sometimes I follow,
Sometimes I'm the boss.

There will be a prize for the best poem from each year group. Pick up your poetic pens and start exploring the wonder of words.

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Over £700 Raised for Sport Relief

The halls were alive with the sound of children running, jumping and cycling as the whole school took part in challenges to raise money for Sport Relief. Pedometers were issued to all pupils and their steps were measured as they participated in a range of energetic activities. The special fundraising day began with excited Reception and Nursery children having a wonderful time circuit training while staff whizzed up fruity drinks on the smoothie bike. Next, our Infant and Junior children attempted to achieve the highest number of steps, displaying great competitive spirit and having lots of fun on the way. Our older pupils also took to the static bike in a timed sprint before getting their chance to make their own refreshing drinks on the smoothie bike. While the fun was taking place, the staff were taking part in their own challenge - seeing who could take the most steps during the day. Well done to Mrs Batty who won with an incredible 12,000 steps! She assures us that 3SB always has step training on a Thursday afternoon!

Congratulations to our pupils for their amazing energy and sporting spirit which helped our school raise over £700 for Sport Relief. Thank you to parents and friends for your support and generous sponsorship.

Monday, 14 March 2016

Weekly Objectives

To help parents further support their children's learning, weekly objectives for each year group are published on our phase group blogs. You can access these directly by clicking on the images below:

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

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.

Congratulations to all the wonderful children who made an extra effort last week.

Fundraising for Sport Relief

Tomorrow (Thursday 10th March), we have a range of energetic activities planned to fundraise for Sport Relief.
  • Early Years – Step Challenge 
  • Year 1 and 2 – Step Challenge 
  • Year 3 and 4 - Step Challenge, Distance / Speed (Static Bike)
  • Year 5 and 6 – Smoothie Static Bike, Distance / Speed (Static Bike)
Prizes include pedometers, torches, bike lights and Liberty shopping centre vouchers.

Children can come to school dressed up as their favourite sports star (please bring in £1). The money we donate to Sport Relief will help people living incredibly tough lives in the UK and in the world’s poorest communities. Tomorrow promises to be a very lively day in school!