Woodland Trust Project

Each class, from nursery to Year  6, has been involved in planting trees delivered by the Woodland Trust. We’ve planted them in our yard, in the far field and around the car park. It has been a wonderful opportunity for everyone to work as part of a team and to help the environment. Toffee even joined some of the children. Can you spot him?

We can’t wait to see the trees grow!

 

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Year 1 Love Reading!

WE LOVE READING!

Year 1 are enjoying our brand new books kindly sent to us from David Litchfield, a very talented author and illustrator.  He sent us Earth, The Marvellous Moon Map, The Bear and the Piano, The Building Boy, Grandad’s Secret Giant and Little Miss Muffet. These are books are already our favourite reads. A special thank you from all of the cool kids at Harton Primary School.

Year 1 Anti-Bullying Yoga Session

As part of Anti-Bullying Week, Kalma Juniors visited some of our Year 1 pupils after school to take part in a yoga session. The children experienced sequences of yoga postures, breathing and mindfulness for them to use in everyday life situations.

Anti-Bullying Week – Odd Sock Day!

This year’s anti-bullying week got off to a fantastic start with our school’s involvement in Odd Sock Day , organised by the Anti-bullying Alliance.

First, the children were involved in an assembly, where their views on how they are kept safe in school and suggestions for developing this further were taken into account.

After taking some ‘creative’ photographs of the vast array of children’s socks, we talked about being unique – All Different, All Equal.

We will be entering our photographs in an Odd Socks Day Competition on Twitter – we are proud to be All different and All Equal.

 

Tesco Farm to Fork Year 1

Year 1 have had lots of fun learning about Harvest. They explored Tesco in Sunderland and found out where their food comes from. At school, we used some of the harvested vegetables to make soup.

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It’s Autumn!

In Year 1, our Autumn Walk to Cleadon Park linked our Seasons Science topic with Our Local Area Geography topic. We have been learning a lot about the park environment through reading Percy the Park Keeper by Nick Butterworth, and searching for signs of autumn ourselves. Back at school, we were inspired by the colours, patterns, textures and objects associated with autumn, to create some amazing artwork and learning some new skills in the process.

 

 

 

The success of Canny Friday continues as our School Council led project has received national recognition. The project, which involved the collection of 1213 cans for the South Tyneside Food Bank, has received a ‘highly commended’ rating in the national Speaker’s School Council Awards 2017. Well done to all of our School Council members who worked so hard to make such a difference to our local community.

A canny afternoon at the food bank

The School Council were thrilled to visit the South Tyneside Food Bank last week. The trip, organised to celebrate the success of our ‘Canny Friday’ efforts, began with the children meeting the charity’s patron, Sir David Chapman. The School Council were keen to ask David and Maureen, a volunteer for Hospitality and Hope, about the difference that our donations had made to the lives of local community members. They were pleased to learn that almost all of our donations had already been placed into parcels and had been given to those in need.

After examining the contents of the food bank’s shelves, the children moved into another part of the building where they were surprised to find clothing, shoes, bedding and toys. Maureen explained that the charity were keen to support local families and individuals in a number of ways. The School Council could not believe their eyes when they discovered the soup kitchen, from which a variety of nutritious meals are served. The children enjoyed a drink and several snacks in the kitchen before returning to school.