Nacton C of E Primary School

Limitless Learning Nurtured by our Christian Ethos

Whole School

Celebrating ITFC's Promotion

As we have so many avid ITFC fans at Nacton, we invited the children to continue the celebrations of ITFC's promotion to the Championship by coming into school in ITFC clothing or wearing something blue. There was a lovely jovial spirit amongst the children who were delighted that their local football team had achieved promotion in such fantastic style. 

Science Day


On Thursday 16th March 2023, the whole school took part in a Science Day. The children were put into mixed age groups named after famous scientists. The children started the day by learning a bit about these scientists: Mae Carol Jemison, Stephen Hawking, Jane Goodall and Maggie Aderin-Pocock. 

Once in the groups the children took part in a variety of scientific experiments, including:

  • chromatography - separating pigments in permanent markers
  • dancing raisins - looking at how how gas interacts with solids when in a liquid.
  • flying hoops - looking at aerodynamics 
  • cabbage water - looking at acid and alkali 


This provided the children the opportunity for some 'awe and wonder' moments, to develop their scientific questioning skills, their recording skills and to  develop some deeper understanding of scientific concepts. 

World Book Day 2023


This year we invited the children to come into school in comfy clothes and bring their favourite book.  Our theme for the day was 'Poems and Poets'. The children had a chance to look at different poems, create their own poems and also to learn a poem as a class and perform it to the whole school. 

The Nacton 'Poe-tree'

We also invited the children to take part in a Character competition. They could choose any fictional character and choose any way to represent it. We were blown away by the amazing characters that the children designed and brought into school. It made it very hard to choose a winner from each class. 

Children in Need 2022

Whole School Shared Reading


Once a fortnight our whole school comes together to take part in shared reading, also known as 'buddy reading'. This is a brilliant experience for our younger pupils, as the older children demonstrate fluent reading, they are exposed to the story language, enjoy the positive experience of being with and forming a friendship with some of our older children.  For the older children it gives them an opportunity to develop their speaking and listening skills, patience, responsibility and empathy. They also get a chance to enjoy some of their favourite books from their younger years!

They keep the same partner each week so they get a chance to really establish the relationship. 

Lunch Clubs

There are currently three lunch clubs run by Key Stage 2 pupils for the younger children. They complete a range of activities, including drawing, stories and drama. 

Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

Each child painted an individual picture of the Queen. These were then put together to create one large picture. We were very excited to see the 70 appear on the image!


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The Hand Jive took quite a lot of perseverance and practice!


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Trying out our 'Tiger Feet'!


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Cha Cha Slide proved very popular with both the children and the adults.


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After an evening of practising The Bunny Hop, they were keen to 'Bunny Hop' during the Street Party.

Year 5/6 Football Tournament

Easter Egg Hunt

Curling Enrichment Day

Maths Story Day