Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Fantastic Flipping

Three...two...one....FLIP! Cheers erupted around the school hall in support of our very own Hacton Primary pancake flipping competition. Playing for the title of 'Fantastic Flipper', children from each year group battled it out in style to see who could make the most flips into the frying pan.

Children enjoyed learning about why we celebrate pancake day and how this day is celebrated in different parts of the country.

Friday, 24 February 2017

Science Club: Creating Rainbows

In Science club this week we had the opportunity to create our very own rainbow in a tube. We achieved this by adding food colouring to 60ml of water (we needed to be really careful with the measurements). In total we had 3 cups of coloured water: 1 blue, 1 yellow and 1 red. We then added 3 teaspoons of sugar to the blue water, 2 teaspoons to the yellow water and finally 1 teaspoon to the red water. We mixed the solutions together and collected a test tube. Our final task was to gently add the solutions into the test tube one at a time.

Firstly, we used a syringe to fill the bottom of the test tube with the blue mixture, next we added the yellow and finally we carefully syringed the red on top. The solutions had different densities, so they were able to sit on top of each other and not mix together. 

See if you can make your own rainbow in a tube at home!

Young Voices 2017

On the 20th of January 2017, Hacton Performing Arts club were given the opportunity to show their talent and sing their hearts out at the O2 Arena in London. After 4 months of committed rehearsals, our excited pupils were finally ready to embark on their adventure.

On their way to North Greenwich by train, the tuneful children entertained the locals with snippets from the songs they had been learning. Once at the arena everyone found their seats and began the rehearsal. Our awe struck pupils looked around at the thousands of other children from other schools who were singing alongside them. After rehearsals it was time for a packed lunch and a stretch. Butterflies filled our pupils' tummies as they watched the crowds of spectators pour into the arena.

At last it was time to sing! The songs were broken up with performances from famous artists of different styles and genres, including a street dance team and beatboxing crew.  Our super singers sang each song with energy, enthusiasm and emotion.

Finally, the show came to an end and the children from Performing Arts club made their way through the busy area to reunite with family and friends.

After such a busy and exciting day, our pupils slept soundly as they dreamt of their evening in the spotlight.

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Reception PE: Three Billy Goats Gruff

The children in Zebra class enjoyed a fantastic, fun PE lesson. The hall was set up with bridges and tables for the children to explore going over and under the apparatus. They re-enacted the story of 'Three Billy Goats Gruff', taking the turn of the troll and stopping the ‘goats’ from crossing the river. When it was the big billy goat's turn, they head butted the troll off the bench and into the river!

The children showed lots of skill as they moved in different ways across the apparatus including walking, slithering, crawling and climbing. To finish, they jumped safely into the river, bending their knees and landing firmly on their feet.

Friday, 10 February 2017

Using New Resources in Geography

One of the major benefits to moving into our new school has been extra funding in technology to support teaching and learning. In Geography, Year 6 pupils were very excited to use our new laptops to research the type of clothing that would be required to travel to Antarctica.

"I love these new computers-they're so cool!"​ was just one of the responses to our new technology.

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Safer Internet Day @ Hacton

Safer Internet Day 2017 was celebrated globally on 7th February and pupils at Hacton Primary School were keen to get involved. The day offered the opportunity to highlight positive uses of technology and to explore the role we all play in helping to create a better and safer online community. Pupils had enthusiastic discussions about the use of the internet in their classes and looked at the use of images on social media sites. Many children were surprised at how public any image placed online becomes. Finishing the day, children joined together in assembly to remind themselves of the dangers associated with social media with a particular focus on using images carefully.

You may be interested in our Online Safety Information page for parents »

Friday, 3 February 2017

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 afternoon assembly.

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