Friday, 30 September 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 this week.


Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Year 6: The Battle of Britain

Year 6 became history detectives as they investigated a variety of sources to learn about the Battle of Britain. Our pupils summarised their findings in an explanatory paragraph and researched the aircraft used during the devastating battle.

Did you know?

"Just over 20,000 Spitfires were built during the war." Megan

"The Spitfire was the most famous fighter aircraft in World War 2." Lily

"The name Spitfire was taken from an old English word meaning someone of strength." Adam

"The Spitfire weighs about 2,400kg.” Nila

“The children’s author Roald Dahl flew Hurricanes for the RAF during World War 2.” Megan

"Many German pilots believed the Spitfire was better than their own planes so one German pilot even asked his commanding officer for a squadron of Spitfires!" Rachel


Monday, 26 September 2016

Early Years: Reception Children Settle In

Well done to the children who have all settled so well into their new Reception classes. The Elephants, Zebras and Giraffes have become familiar with their classrooms and have enjoyed exploring the outside learning environment. Children have already been picking up routines and have enjoyed finding out the names of their new friends!


Places Available in Hacton Nursery

We have a few places available for children in our nursery. The morning session runs from 8.45am until 11.45am and the afternoon session runs from 12.30pm until 3.30pm. Find out more about our 'outstanding' nursery »

If you would like to visit our nursery or reserve a space for your child please contact us on 01708 443991 or email contact@hacton.havering.sch.uk.



Friday, 23 September 2016

Science Club

In science club, for our first experiment we came up with theories to explain the answer to the question ‘will an egg float?’. As you’ve probably guessed, it doesn’t. As a result of this, we were assigned the job of creating a device to make it do so. There were some great ideas, although many of them didn’t really work e.g. making a boat out of a polystyrene cup. However, a few of them did, including Rachel’s great cup invention (personally named). At the end, Mr Coombes showed us the scientific solution: he tipped some salt into a container of water and we watched in amazement as the egg floated! The salt made the water denser.

I certainly had fun and by the way everybody else looked, I think they did too.

By Rachel (Year 6)

Year 1: The Lost Sheep

Year 1 have been learning about the Parable of the Lost Sheep in RE. They have learnt that Christians believe God looks after all of his flock and he will search for any that lose their way.

The children have made their own fluffy sheep that have been used to create a baa-rilliant display in the Year 1 corridor. To reinforce the message in the story, a different sheep will go missing every day and the children will need to find it. Five house points will be given to the pupil who rescues the lonely sheep and returns it to the flock.








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 this week.