Thursday, 22 December 2011

A Fantastic End to the Year

The Autumn term finished on a high note at Hacton Primary as the Christmas concerts drew to a close. Over 1000 parents, friends and relatives attended performances from the Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1, Years 3/4 and finally Years 5/6. Each production gave its own unique version of the traditional Christmas story which included many highlights: amazing solo performances, moving traditional carols, upbeat Calypso tunes and even a song called the Willy Wiggle! Congratulations to all the pupils and staff for their hard work and dedication which resulted in fantastic performances. Our pupils displayed such wonderful talents for singing, dancing and acting. Thank you also to our audiences; a total of £750 was collected during the concerts for charities chosen by our school council - SENSE, Little Havens Children's Hospice and The Cats Protection League. Each will receive a cheque for £250.

Without a doubt 2011 has been another very successful year for our school. The Primary Key Stage 2 results were published last week by the DfE and our results were exceptional, placing us comfortably in the top 5% of schools in the country. This could not have been achieved without the continued support and dedication of our staff and parents. Thank you.

Throughout the year, pupils have enjoyed a range of fascinating and enriching educational experiences. We hope you are looking forward to all the exciting activities that 2012 has to offer; it promises to be another fantastic year for Hacton Primary School.

We would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Christmas Cake Competition

Tasty Christmas treats were on display last week as pupils in Key Stage 2 brought in their entries for The Christmas Cake decorating competition. Festive Christmas trees, sparkling stars and dancing snowmen adorned the cakes, demonstrating the children's creative abilities. Governors and members of the cooking club, who had the difficult task of judging the entries, finally decided upon a delightful Christmas scene from Evie in Year 5 as the winner. Congratulations to all who took part.

Friday, 9 December 2011

Christmas Lights Switch On with Hacton Choir

On Friday 2nd December, Hacton School Choir performed in Ongar High Street. They sang just before the Christmas lights were switched on by local celebrities. Crowds of people watched the event, which the children thoroughly enjoyed. This was the choir’s first outdoor performance and they coped really well with the cold, the stage and the extremely large audience! Well done to all the members of choir and thank you to all the parents who supported us.

Friday, 2 December 2011

Junior Cross Country

Defying the wet and windy weather conditions on Thursday, Hacton's year 6 children rose to the challenge of the Campion day junior cross country race. Having been training in all conditions for the last 6 weeks, the athletes welcomed the opportunity to show off their abilities. All the boys ran their socks off with Aaron being the first of the Hacton boys past the post in a respective 60th place from 160 boys. Whilst in the girl's race Isabella romped home, narrowly missing 7th place from a field of 155 competitors! An excellent performance and effort by all who took part and a special thank you to all the parents for their support providing transport.

Hacton 0 – 1 Parsonage Farm

The Hacton boys were unlucky to lose their match against Parsonage Farm after they dominated the game and had the majority of chances. In the first half Hacton created a few chances but didn’t get the luck they deserved and couldn’t find the net. The second half followed a similar pattern as Hacton created most of the opportunities but it was the away team that scored with a counter attack. The opposition goal led a charmed life throughout the game and Hacton were again unlucky not to at least find an equaliser.