Welcome to the Bacton Community Middle School Website
We expect all within the Bacton Community Middle School to achieve the highest standards in all they do, but to do so without giving children an appreciation and enjoyment of learning would do our children a disservice.
In our fast moving world, we find it increasingly hard to predict the future that our pupils are learning for. What we can predict is that children educated today, more than ever before, will need to continue learning throughout their lives.
The highest levels of achievement backed by positive attitudes to learning give our children the best possible foundations on which to build.
Ian Belham - Headteacher
Comic Relief Day - Make Your Face Funny
Several fundraising activities were organised to support this worthy cause. As well as making our faces funny, which proved an interesting task for some, the School Council had a game of find the square with the red nose to win some red nose goodies and some of keenest Bakers made lots of delicious treats to sell at brunch. Overall a huge effort that resulted in £320 being raised for Comic Relief. Thank you to every one who supported this fundraiser.
World Book Day
Wednesday saw a variety of book characters come to School to celebrate World Book Day. During their English lessons the pupils took part in a number of activities which had been organised by Mrs Graham's Year 8 English Set. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves and have seen how much enjoyment can be derived from a variety of books. Many thanks to the Year 8s for the very capable way they ran the activities for the other years.
During our recent achievement assembly awards were given to recognise projects and extra work that had been done for French, outstanding work produced in History and some outstanding projects produced by Year 6 in English about the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Sporting attitude and performance was also recognised with the Sports Persons of the Month Awards for each Key Stage.
E Safety Day
In preparation for E Safety day each class had a talk from Police Community Support Officers Mark Tucker and Vince Clarkson. Through the use of situations based on true stories the classes were given reminders of how to keep themselves safe whilst using the internet. Cyber bullying was also dealt with, as well as mentioning the very new crime of malicious communications. Many thanks to both Officers for providing a new angle on a very important message for this day and age.
Non Uniform Day to support Unicef - Day for Change.
Once again this year as a School we supported the Unicef Day for Change with a non uniform day. A fantastic £275 was raised, so thank you very much for your support.
Toad of Toad Hall
After many weeks of rehearsals and preparations Toad and friends for two nights, gave the audience a School Production to remember. The story was brought to life by a mix of acting, singing and dancing as well as comedy as Toad pursued his latest obsessions. All who were involved, whether on stage or back stage, gave their best but most importantly thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
Our final assembly of the term saw many pupils recognised for their achievement and progress in lessons for French, Maths and Games as well as for Homework projects in English and Science. The total number of books read as a school were also revealed; special mentions need to go to 6S, 7S and 8C who were the Forms who had read the most books during the last term, and again Year 6 who managed to read over half of our total. To get us into the festive spirit we also had musical items from all years to show case the work that they had been doing in their lessons.
Year 6 visit the Olympic Park
Have you ever wondered what the Olympic Park BMX track is like? Fourteen of our Year 6 more able PE pupils will be able to tell you as they were lucky enough to visit it recently. The pupils were chosen to participate as a result of their performance and attitude shown in the recent Ride Smart Cycling sessions that all of Year 6 were involved in as part of the PE curriculum. As well as riding the course they had a chance to visit the Velodrome at the Olympic Park. A great day was had by all pupils, Miss Mathie and Mrs Proctor who accompanied them.
Year 7 school trip
Year 7 have also been out of School visiting the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts to inspire and enthuse them for their current Art topic.
Standing Up for Cancer
Recently some of our pupils took part in the Stand Up for Cancer fundraiser; with all monies in they have collectively raised in excess of £1000. An amazing effort from all involved.
School Production Update
Finally, rehearsals and preparations are well under way for this year's production "Toad of Toad Hall". Look out for details of performances and tickets as it promises to be one not to miss.
In our recent Achievements Assembly certificates were presented to Year 7 & 8 pupils who had produced outstanding pieces of French homework for Miss Grandjean and also done extra work out of lessons to extend their French work; congratulations to you all.
Do you know how many Ipswiches there are in the World and how far away they are? Every book that is read by a pupil is worth one mile on our journey. Last half term as a school we travelled 1111 miles so we are one third of the way to Ipswich in Massachusetts, USA.
Congratulations to 6S, 7B and 8G who read the most books in each Year group and a special mention to Year 6 who read half of our total mileage. This half term we are continuing to read to see where we can travel to.
Spring term ends on 27th March.
Summer term begins on 13th April.
Summer half term runs from 25th May - 29th May.
Summer term PD days are on 20th, 21st and 22nd July.
Summer term ends on 17th July.
Bacton Middle School will close permanently for pupils on this date.
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