Thursday, 27 May 2021

Times Tables Superstars (w/c 24th May)

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. Well Done!





E for Effort and WOW! Winners (w/c 24th May)

To acknowledge pupils who have gone above and beyond in their learning each week, putting in that extra effort, each class teacher chooses one pupil to receive the E for Effort cup and certificate. 

For our Early Years, at the end of every week, Reception and Nursery teachers will choose a pupil from their class to receive a special WOW! certificate for outstanding achievement. This may include working hard, excellent behaviour, being a helpful member of the class or simply being kind.

Here are this week's winners! Well done to everyone!



Reading and Poetry Superst★rs (w/c 24th May)

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 new Reading and Poetry Superstrs should be very proud of their achievement! 



Awesome Attendance (w/c 24th May)

At Hacton we are introducing a weekly celebration of our attendance. Each week, as part of our E for Effort Assembly, we will announce who the Awesome Attendance winners are. They will get to have our brand new Attendance cup for the week and get extra playtime in recognition of their regular attendance. 

See below for this week's figures: 

Class

Attendance

Elephants (RLM)

96.52

Giraffes (RER)

92.44

Lions (ROH)

80.83

1FB

100

1RR

100

1RB

97.48

2MS

99.11

2MP

95.69

2MM

99.11

3GB

97.22

3AS

98.08

3PP

94.23

4CV

97.22

4NZ

96.63

4KH

96.43

5AM

97.12

5MN

97.92

6CE

95.37

6KB

98.00


This week's Awesome Attendance Winners are:
1FB, 1RR


Year 2: Perfect Pizzas

This half term's topic has inspired our Year 2 pupils to be chefs, and throughout the past five weeks, the children have been selecting ingredients, taste testing and designing their own pizzas. The children got to taste a variety of breads before selecting their choice for pizza base, and then also enjoyed sampling some of the delicious toppings including spinach, sweetcorn, tomato and pepper. Who would have thought that spinach would be the topping chosen more than any other! 

Following these enjoyable tasting and evaluating sessions, we then designed our pizzas following a strict criteria: our pizzas had to be healthy, tasty and colourful. This was not as easy as it sounded as our pizzas had to have a carbohydrate base to give us energy, a minimum of two vegetables for vitamins and fibre and a meat, fish or vegetarian/vegan protein for healthy skin. We also added cheese so that our pizzas had a dairy element ensuring that all parts of the ‘healthy plate’ were used.

Once their design was complete, the fun began! Adorned in their chef's hats and aprons the children got to work cutting, chopping, slicing and grating their selected ingredients. Once they were baked, the children entered the Italian restaurant to sample their perfect pizzas. Finally, we evaluated them using words such as scrumptious, delightful, yummy, great and amazing. Well done chefs! Fantastico!
















Wednesday, 26 May 2021

Year 4: Electrical Circuits

Year 4 have been learning about electrical circuits this half term. This week, they were set a challenge: to use a set of equipment (a piece of card, foil, a buzzer, a cell and wires) to make a stand-on burglar alarm! Each group had to think carefully about what they could do so that when they stepped on the card, the circuit became complete and the electrons could flow through, setting off the buzzer. After trying out a few different ideas, the pupils made their alarms and tested them out at the door. Good scientific thinking, Year 4!

Also, a big well done to our pupil who has brought in his own home-made science experiments to show the class. Miss Claridge was very impressed!







Year 1: The Gingerbread Man

This week we have finished our work on 'The Gingerbread Man.' Each of the children designed their very own gingerbread biscuit to try to sell to Tesco or Sainsbury's. The children then wrote their own persuasive piece to try and convince the bosses to buy their gingerbread biscuits. These definitely were the tastiest, biggest, most scrumptious gingerbread biscuits to have graced Hornchurch. The children then got to make their designs in real life before taste testing them to check the quality was all good enough!

In DT, the children have been studying materials and houses. The children chose a character ranging from Mr Tall to Mr Small to a princess to an alien to design a house for. Having drawn up their plans, the children then attempted to make their houses using various materials. They worked well in teams working out how best to execute their designs. They then learnt how they could use various materials to try and design interior furniture. The children had a lovely time and rose to the designing challenge.




Tuesday, 25 May 2021

Year 3 Science Scince: Magnetic Games

On Monday, Year 3 had their final Science lesson on the topic of Forces and Magnets. To consolidate their knowledge, the children created their own fairground games, based on magnetism! They used key words such as force, magnetic field and attract to explain how their games would work. The children created their games in their table groups, games included: magnetic fishing, magnetic races and magnetic paper boats. Some of the children were shocked to find out that some of the magnets were strong enough to work from underneath a table! What a way to finish a topic this half term, well done Year 3!




Friday, 21 May 2021

Times Tables Superstars (w/c 17th May)

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. Well Done!










Awesome Attendance (w/c 17th May)

At Hacton we are introducing a weekly celebration of our attendance. Each week, as part of our E for Effort Assembly, we will announce who the Awesome Attendance winners are. They will get to have our brand new Attendance cup for the week and get extra playtime in recognition of their regular attendance. 

See below for this week's figures: 

Class

Attendance

Elephants (RLM)

95.14

Giraffes (RER)

95.33

Lions (ROH)

97.33

1FB

95.33

1RR

95.00

1RB

95.95

2MS

93.57

2MP

97.24

2MM

99.29

3GB

96.30

3AS

97.69

3PP

97.69

4CV

94.81

4NZ

94.62

4KH

95.00

5AM

96.15

5MN

95.00

6CE

97.04

6KB

91.20


This week's Attendance Winners are: 2MM!



E for Effort and WOW! Winners (w/c 17th May)

To acknowledge pupils who have gone above and beyond in their learning each week, putting in that extra effort, each class teacher chooses one pupil to receive the E for Effort cup and certificate. 

For our Early Years, at the end of every week, Reception and Nursery teachers will choose a pupil from their class to receive a special WOW! certificate for outstanding achievement. This may include working hard, excellent behaviour, being a helpful member of the class or simply being kind.

Here are this week's winners! Well done to everyone!



Reading and Poetry Superst★rs (w/c 17th May)

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 new Reading and Poetry Superstrs should be very proud of their achievement! 




Year 2 Geography: Balloon Globes

Year Two's Geography topic this term is taking them on whistle-stop tour of the World. They will be learning about the continents, oceans, mountain ranges and countries that surround the equator.

To introduce this important theme, we gave the children the exciting opportunity of working in teams to make their own balloon globe. They used an atlas to locate and colour the continents and then carefully stuck them on their balloon. They then labelled the five oceans of the world gently and correctly.

This was such a fun afternoon, which gave the children an opportunity for some much missed teamwork!

Luckily, only one globe popped!

A great introduction to our Wonderful World.




Thursday, 20 May 2021

Year 1 English: Oh yes they have!

This half-term Year 1 have continued learning all about traditional tales and fairy tales (oh yes they have!) So far we have looked at the mischievous Goldilocks and the adventurous Billy Goats. The children have ordered the stories and written sorry letters from the trolls to the goats apologising for his rudeness. This week, we have been learning about the story of The Gingerbread Man. The children retold the traditional version before coming up with their own versions of the story. Some of their ideas include the runaway donut, the runaway pizza, the runaway burger, the runaway cheese, the runaway sausage and even the runaway Creme Egg! Their new lead characters have been chased by a vast range of animals from all over the world. We are very excited to read their finished stories later in the week!



P-HIC: Sunflower Seeds

Year 1 P-HIC children followed instructions to plant sunflower seeds. We used our ‘bossy verbs’ to make the instructions clear: use, fill, press, put, and pour.

Here is our fantastic work that we produced too!



Wednesday, 19 May 2021

Reception: Summer Walk

As part of our topic, Reception completed a summer walk last week. On the walk we had to take note or photos of the changes we saw since our Autumn walk and keep an eye out for any minibeasts we found. The children spent some time smelling the flowers and discussing the changes they saw, spotting an array of growing flowers, blossoming trees, and even saw/heard bird songs from their bird's nest. 


Below are some pupil quotes about the walk:

Elephants class:

"When I saw the daisies, I thought they looked really pretty and because they were growing, it means that its summer."


Lion class:

"We saw some berries and we saw some purple flowers."

"We looked for some pink flowers." 

"We knew it was summer because we saw the sun and some flowers."


Giraffe class:

"Some flowers really love it in the sun and they're really loving the sun. I saw a honeybee on the flowers buzzing around."



Monday, 17 May 2021

Year 1: Music

This half-term in Music, Year 1 have been learning to play the chime bars. The children have started to think about how to hold the beater correctly in order to get the most effective sound from the chime bars. They've experimented with different pitches and have even started to compose their own rhythms. They learnt the call "What's your name friend?" and had to compose their own answer on the chime bars using their name to help create their rhythm. 

Here are some pictures of how they're getting on:




Friday, 14 May 2021

E for Effort and WOW! Winners (w/c 10th May)

To acknowledge pupils who have gone above and beyond in their learning each week, putting in that extra effort, each class teacher chooses one pupil to receive the E for Effort cup and certificate. 

For our Early Years, at the end of every week, Reception and Nursery teachers will choose a pupil from their class to receive a special WOW! certificate for outstanding achievement. This may include working hard, excellent behaviour, being a helpful member of the class or simply being kind.

Here are this week's winners! Well done to everyone!




Reading and Poetry Superst★rs (w/c 10th May)

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 new Reading and Poetry Superstrs should be very proud of their achievement! 




Times Tables Superstars (w/c 10th May)

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. Well Done!





Awesome Attendance (w/c 10th May)

At Hacton we are introducing a weekly celebration of our attendance. Each week, as part of our E for Effort Assembly, we will announce who the Awesome Attendance winners are. They will get to have our brand new Attendance cup for the week and get extra playtime in recognition of their regular attendance. 

See below for this week's figures:

Class

Attendance

Elephants (RLM)

95.83

Giraffes (RER)

95.97

Lions (ROH)

94.0

1FB

96.67

1RR

98.57

1RB

98.67

2MS

96.43

2MP

84.83

2MM

95.71

3GB

96.30

3AS

91.54

3PP

97.69

4CV

94.81

4NZ

96.92

4KH

93.21

5AM

97.69

5MN

98.33

6CE

97.37

6KB

97.60


This Weeks' Attendance Winners are:
1RB!