Thursday, 26 May 2022

Jubilee Celebrations

Our pupils have been very busy this morning preparing for our Jubilee celebrations this afternoon. From making and decorating cakes and biscuits, to preparing goodie bags, to writing letters to the Queen, to holding a tea party, to rehearsing their performances - we're in for a celebratory treat this afternoon! 

'When I Grow Up' Week: Day 4

This week, our pupils have met 30 inspiring and motivational individuals as part of our 'When I Grow Up' week. They have had the opportunity to practically explore each of the job roles, ask questions to their heart's content and fully embrace what their future career options may be. 

We are so grateful to our volunteers and for all of the donations that we have received from the local community. 

For our final day, our children have been able to meet a law student, a digital skills / IT training manager, a police officer and the fire brigade. 

Wednesday, 25 May 2022

NDCS Roadshow

Today, Hacton had a visit from the NDCS Roadshow. Through having the experience of visiting the bus, our deaf children have been able to explore different strategies to support their independence and their peers have been able to further develop their deaf awareness skills. 

After school, both staff and pupils were able to access the resources on the bus which will further support and promote deaf awareness within our school community. 

'When I Grow Up' Week: Day 3

We've had a fantastic day with another round of exciting and inspiring visitors. 

Today, our children had the opportunity to meet an author, a media person from Twitter, a lawyer, a police officer, a cab driver, a photographer and a digital marketer. We also had the exciting experience of the NDCS Roadshow visiting Hacton.

Our pupils are thoroughly enjoying this week - a HUGE THANK YOU to all of our visitors for making this week possible. 

Tuesday, 24 May 2022

'When I Grow Up' Week: Day 2

What another fantastic day our pupils have had! 

Day 2 of our 'When I Grow Up' week has allowed our children to meet an Intensive care nurse, an Intensive care doctor, a quantity surveyor, a biomedical scientist, a cab driver, a vet / reptile breeder, a signal engineer for London Underground, an actor and a media person for Twitter. Also, our younger pupils have had the excitement of having a slot with Little City where they have been able to explore and role play multiple different job roles in the school hall. 

We are so grateful to everyone who has been able to help us this week - a HUGE THANK YOU to you all! Day 3 tomorrow...we can't wait to see who will be joining us! 

Monday, 23 May 2022

'When I Grow Up' Week: Day 1

Day 1 of our 'When I Grow Up' week gave our pupils the opportunity to meet a graphic designer, a doctor, a beekeeper, a lawyer, an author, a cab driver, a firefighter, a pharmacist, an athlete and a marine unit police officer. They have also had the opportunity to experience bricklaying, plumbing and carpentry. 

We've had an amazing start to our themed week and a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who has carried out a session with our pupils. 

We can't wait to see what tomorrow will hold! 

P-HIC: Audiology

The children in our P-HIC often have to attend Audiology Clinics to check their hearing levels, reprogram hearing aids and to get new mould impressions made. 

This half term we were delighted to have a visit from Sannah Khan, a Senior Paediatric Audiologist from NELFT, NHS Foundation Trust. She was able to check all the children’s hearing aids and take mould impressions for those who needed them. The children had fun watching their friends have mould impressions (something they would not normally experience) and choosing their new mould colours without their parents! Even some of the staff were able to have impressions made which gave them an insight into what the children have to go through each time they have them done.

Year 5: Thriftwood

On Friday, our Year 5 pupils went to Thriftwood for an outdoor activity day. The rain may have been pouring and most of the children (and staff!) caked in mud but that was definitely not enough to put them off embracing the experience! From zip lining, to wall climbing, to archery - our pupils gave everything a go! 

Well done, Year 5!

Readers' Treat: Summer Term

It's almost time to start the big reveal for the summer term Readers' Treat and the children have already started to make their predictions as to what it could be! 

After half term, as part of our weekly E for Effort assembly, the children will be tasked with selecting a number card to remove. Each number card chosen will reveal a letter which will be needed to spell out the treat by the end of the term. 

Good luck to our super star readers! Let's see if we can have even more of you participating in this round of the Readers' Treat!

Awesome Attendance Winners (w/c 16th May)

At Hacton, we have introduced a celebration of our attendance. Each week, as part of our assembly, we will announce who the Awesome Attendance winners are. They will get to have our Attendance cup for the week and will be rewarded with a treat in recognition of their fabulous attendance. 

See below for last week’s figures:

Friday, 20 May 2022

Achievements of the Week (w/c 16th May)

Congratulations to our Times Table winners this week! 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. 

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 Achievements of the Week winners should be very proud of their success! 

TTRS Winners (w/c 16th May)

To run alongside our Times Table Journey, we have introduced Times Tables Rock Stars (TTRS) to help our children to develop a secure understanding and quick recall of their times table and division facts. 

Each week, class teachers will select a child in their class to enter the TTRS draw. At random, one child in KS1 and one child in KS2 will be chosen to win a prize. 

To be in with a chance, you need to be regularly using Times Tables Rock Stars: Play ( Good luck! 

Here are this week's winners!

P-HIC: Sir Michael Morpurgo Postcard

In April, our KS2 P-HIC children read 'The Castle in the Field' by Sir Michael Morpurgo. This book was by the same author of 'War Horse' which they read last year. 

After reading both books the children wanted to tell Sir Michael Morpurgo just how amazing his books were so they decided to write to him. Yesterday, excitingly, they received a postcard from Sir Michael Morpurgo in the post. He thanked the children for their kind words and recommended another book for them to read - 'The Puffin Keeper'. 

Nursery and Reception: Snakes Alive

On Thursday, Nursery and Reception had a visit from 'Snakes Alive'. 

During the visit. the children had the opportunity to ask lots of questions and handle some real life reptiles and minibeasts. It was amazing to see so many of our children embracing this challenge and experience - they were definitely braver than some of the staff! 

Well done! 

Reception: The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Reception have been focusing on the book ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ by Eric Carle. 

This week, the children have been doubling using butterflies, making caterpillars out of paper plates, painting butterflies and caterpillars and have been butterfly spotting too. 
During our 'Caterpillar Day', we made caterpillar necklaces and paperchain caterpillars. We also went on a minibeast hunt where we spotted bees, flies and even small caterpillars in the school field!  
Our favourite activity of the day was chopping some yummy fruit and eating it just like the Very Hungry Caterpillar did!