Today saw the reintroduction of the daily mile. All the children will aim to complete either 4 laps of the school field or move continuously for 15 minutes around the field. Year 4 were the first class to complete their miles.
All the children took part in a speed shot challenge hosted by Julio Arca and Jon King. This event will help raise money that will be used for sports equipment for the children.
This half term Year 4 are having gymnastic lessons with Sam a specialist coach.
Tomorrows Boccia tournament has been cancelled. This will be rearranged for a later date and a letter will be sent out with the children who have been selected to take part.
During the past term, some of our fantastic pupils at Harton have been taking part in Netball club. The children can only be described as : dedicated,hardworking, driven, resilient and they should be so proud of themselves. They have only been playing for four weeks and the progress of the team has been outstanding. I am so proud of them and can’t wait to see them play in the tournament after half term.
Well done to all have been involved. Keep up the hard work.
Three Year 5 teams recently took part in a basketball tournament at Temple Park organised by Newcastle Eagles. All the children really enjoyed taking part and one of the teams was unlucky to lose in the final on a basketball shoot out.
This year the school has 3 football teams. A Year 6 team, who are currently joint top of their league, a Year 5 team, who are playing against Year 6 teams, and our first ever girls team. All of the boys and girls have played really well this year and made big improvements.
This half term Year 4 have been introduced to a new sport, badminton.
On the 10th of October, we had a visit from players of the Newcastle Eagles basketball team, including the head coach Fabulous Flournoy for the Hoops4Health roadshow. Once we all went into the hall, we were introduced to the players and they explained why they were visiting, including what we would be doing during the afternoon.
We started by talking about how we can be healthy, keeping ourselves hydrated and ways to exercise more. We warmed up by stretching our muscles; little muscles, like the eyebrows and shoulders, and our big muscles, like our legs and bums.
Next we talked about the most important muscle in our body: the heart. We found where it was, what size it was and how to find our pulse. Our pulses were quicker when doing exercise and slower when inactive. To prove this we did 10 seconds of active movement, such as sprinting on the spot, press ups and star jumps.
After our exercise, we did three different workshops about staying healthy. One workshop was about hydration and how important it is to keep us healthy. We now know loads of facts about water, let’s see how much you know: (Answers will be at the bottom, try not the cheat)
Q1. How much of the earth is covered with water?
Q2: How much of the water in the world is available for us to drink?
Back in the hall, we completed drills to keep our heart rates up. These drills included dribbling relays – using both our hands – and passing the ball around our waists and between our legs.
In the final workshop we thought about ‘feeling good’ and looked at our well-being. We looked at recognising things we are good at when at home, school and in sport.
Q3: rearrange these letters to make a word – W E M T K O A R
We all came back to the hall, with our golden tickets for a Newcastle Eagles match. Our afternoon ended with a competition for some prizes. When Fab bounced the ball we had to clap, if we clapped and he didn’t bounce the ball, we were out.
Quickly, we began to fall. The final 4 people got prizes, with the final between Jessica and Hannah. The overall winner was Jessica, who won free tickets for her whole family to go VIP to an Eagles match.
1: 2/3 (around 66%)