NSPCC Assembly

On Friday 5th July we welcomed Julia, an NSPCC volunteer and her mascot, ‘Buddy’, a friendly green speech bubble, into our Monday afternoon assembly. Classes in Years 1 and 2 learned that the NSPCC believes that children should be able to speak out to someone if they are worried or unhappy. The assembly provided child friendly, age appropriate, interactions to help pupils understand that all children have the right to speak out and to be heard. They also learned that it is just as important to be safe as they can get help when they need it. Julia also explained the different ways that children can be hurt, in a simple age appropriate way, so that the children understood when somethin

Portico Academy Cricket Friendly Match

On Thursday 4th July Hamstel had visitors to the school. No, not Gemma’s farm or Ofsted but a team of cricketers from our partner schools Friars and Porters. We had arranged a 3 Tees friendly tournament for after school, you may even have spotted us on the field. We fielded a new team that afternoon, our cricketers were different children to those that played in the Southend Tournament the previous week. Each team consisted of 4 boys and 2 girls. The teams played 2 games each – one against each of the other two schools. These friendly games were used as a learning experience too as some of the teams had more practise than others. The children all had a great time. One of the pupils from

Portico Art & Design Exhibition

The schools across Portico Academy have come together this term to create a mobile exhibition – The Portico Art and Design Festival. This project has been created to showcase the incredible talent and creativity of the children across all of the year groups within our academy schools and it has been enthusiastically welcomed by all of the children. It began at West Leigh Junior School, then moved onto Porters Grange, followed by Friars and finally it arrived here at Hamstel Infants and Juniors. The exhibition impressed many of the children and parents and the visitors passing through the foyer. It has been a privilege and a pleasure to see the hard work, effort and incredible creativity of t

3 Tees Cricket Tournament

On Friday 28th June, we took six children to Shoeburyness High School for a 3 Tees Cricket Tournament. It was a lovely sunny day, all be it a bit a little windy. We were drawn in Group A along with Bournemouth Park and West Leigh Infant Schools. Our first game was against Bournemouth Park; we won the toss and decided to field first. Bournemouth Park scored 50 runs, then it was our chance to bat and we scored 54 runs. We were straight up again playing against West Leigh. We won the toss again and stuck with fielding first. The children worked really well as a team and made some excellent catches. West Leigh finished on 40 runs. We stepped up to the batting tee and started to hit the ball. We

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