Friday, 23 February 2018

E for Effort

Every week, teachers recognise pupils in their class who have made an extra effort. These pupils are presented with the E for Effort cup during our whole school assembly.

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


Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Year 6 SATs Information

Thank you to everyone who attended our Year 6 SATs presentation last night. It was great to see so many faces: we really appreciate your support. We trust that you found the evening useful; however, if you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us. For anyone who was unable to attend the meeting, the presentation is available here »



Friday, 16 February 2018

Nursery: Chinese New Year

The children in Nursery celebrated Chinese New Year with a week of themed activities. They learnt about the monster Nian who stole food from villagers, so inspiring the use of red lanterns and firecrackers to scare him away. They also learnt about The Great Race and how the animals for the Chinese Zodiac were decided.

On Friday, the children enjoyed a day's worth of fun including learning the words 'hello' and 'Happy New Year' in Chinese. They all wore red, the colour of luck, and enjoyed tasting Chinese foods using chopsticks. The children finished the week by singing 'Chinese New Year is here again'.

Kung Hey Fat Choi!

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Reception: Making Pancakes

As Pancake Day fell in half term, Reception decided to celebrate early! The children learnt about Shrove Tuesday during their topic afternoon then thought carefully about making their own pancakes. They worked together to follow a recipe and whisk the ingredients into a mixture before it was poured into a pan. After some great attempts at tossing their pancakes in the air, everyone was excited to put on their tasty toppings before tucking into their very own delicious feast. ​

Friday, 9 February 2018

E for Effort

Every week, teachers recognise pupils in their class who have made an extra effort. These pupils are presented with the E for Effort cup during our whole school assembly.

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





Year 1: Visit to Valence House Museum

In History, Year 1 have been learning about old and new toys. They visited Valence House Museum and explored a range of toys, from clockwork to modern day toys. Children took a journey into the past and unveiled the history of teddy bears. Through the use of drama, children learned that teddy bears were named after President Theodore ‘Teddy’ Roosevelt. After a lovely packed lunch, children had fun becoming designers and created their very own peg dolls!




Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Hacton Performing Arts Club: Young Voices at the O2 Arena

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 pupils boarded the train and set off on their adventure. Once at the arena, everyone found their seats and began the rehearsal. Our awestruck pupils looked around at the impressive sight of thousands of children from other schools who were singing alongside them. After rehearsals it was time for a packed lunch, toilet trips and a stretch. Butterflies filled our pupils' tummies as they watched the crowds of spectators pour into the arena.

At last it was time for the concert! The songs were broken up with performances from famous artists of different styles and genres, including a street dance team and an a cappella group! Finally, the show came to an end and the children from Performing Arts club made their way through the emptying arena 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.