Our School Council are responsible for representing the ideas, interests and opinions of their classmates and other children in the school. At the beginning of each academic year each class holds an election for their School Council representative. At least once a half-term, we meet to talk about issues that are of importance and interest to the children in our school. We work together to find solutions to these problems, to address the issues raised and to make improvements to our school and our time here.
This year’s School Councillors are: Zach, Ella, Scarlett, Emilia, Isabella and Connie.
Guardians of the Planet
Our Guardians of the Planet (Eco-Team) are responsible for raising awareness of environmental issues and trying to make the school as environmentally friendly as possible. Guardians of the Planets meet at least once a half-term to discuss current concerns and possible solutions to these concerns. Each member is elected annually, this year our representatives are; Orin, Ethan, Ava, Maggie, Tianna and Tamzin. Our current focus is on reducing the amount of water we waste at school and at home.
Nacton School Association
We have an active committee of parents/carers who form our Nacton School Association (NSA), who organise a wide range of fundraising activities including; Summer Fayre, Festive Fun Friday and quiz nights. The NSA contributes to a wide range of school activities; Year 5 and 6 swimming, guitar lessons, Father Christmas gifts and subsidising education visits.
Nacton and Bucklesham under Fives’ Playgroup
We enjoy close links with the playgroup, who come to the school for lunch and to share play once a week. The playgroup also shares activities and events with the school.
Family of Small Schools
By being part of a Family of Small Schools with Bucklesham, Bealings, Martlesham Academy and Waldringfield Primary Schools, called FOSS, we offer a programme of joint activities for Year 6 pupils, as well as sporting fixtures, a joint Day for all our pupils, and a shared residential visit for Years 5 and 6. The Family partnership offers an opportunity to broaden our children’s experience, both academically and socially.
As part of the Kesgrave Pyramid of Schools our children take part in enrichment days for gifted and talented pupils, sporting activities and a programme of liaison with Kesgrave High School.
Our links with the local farm and businesses develop their knowledge of self, their ability to communicate well with others and their responsibilities towards the environment.
Our school at the heart of the village
We have close links with St Martin’s Church and hold our Harvest, Christmas, Easter and Leavers’ Service there. Each class will also visit the Church annually, these visits are either linked to Religious Education, Art or Design Technology.
Home Farm Nacton provides us with many of our vegetables which are served to the children at lunch time. Our pupils also benefit from annual visits to the farm.
Our children also take great delight in singing at the Nacton senior resident’s Christmas party.