What a lovely day for our egg and spoon race challenge. It looks like the children had lots of fun!
Look what came in the post! Maisy, thank you for taking the time to write us a lovely letter. It is good to know lots of you are working hard, taking part in our challenges and learning lots of new thing too. We hope you are all staying safe and we can’t wait to see you all again soon.
A brilliant way to track the daily weather! We now know when we need to water the growing plants in our allotment.
Why not make your own weather chart to track the weather and the changing seasons?
Every fortnight, we celebrate our Times Table Rockstar Champions. This is the class who have achieved the highest percentage of accurate answers over the last 2 weeks while playing on Times Table Rockstars. The certificate is usually awarded in assembly and displayed on our classroom doors. Unfortunately we can’t do this at the moment, however we know everyone would love to know that the current champions are…
We also celebrate the pupil who has improved the most over the 2 weeks. The individual Rockstar Champion is in Y4C. Well Done!
Keep up all your hard work. Who will be the next Times Table Rockstar Champions?
Times Tables Rockstars app and NumBots app are available to download on all android and Apple devices.
Over the past year we have been trying hard to improve the School Library which was in need of a little TLC. In September we were lucky enough to be selected to take part in Puffin World of Stories to help us improve our school Library space.
What is Puffin World of Stories?
Puffin World of Stories is jointly delivered by the National Literacy Trust, an independent literacy charity, and Puffin, the UK’s leading children’s publisher. Puffin World of Stories has provided us with training for staff and resources to help us champion reading for pleasure and creativity in our school.
As well as giving us lots of tips and advice, Puffin World of Stories has sent us a whopping 300 Free books for our school library!
The delivery arrived in school and I cant wait to see these wonderful books added to our shelves soon for the children to enjoy. If you look carefully below you might spot a sneaky peak at some of our new books…
There are a wealth of resources available online to continue to support all of our children with their reading during school closures. Please use the following links.
Create your own free account and you can browse a wide range of their books in ebook and audiobook version. You can select books by your child’s age range. This is also a reading scheme we use in school.
Collins Big Cat e-books and worksheets
This gives a parent login and then you can browse their available ebooks and there are related printable worksheets linked to most books. This is also a reading scheme we use in school.
The amazon company – audible are now providing free audiobooks for the duration of the school closures. All stories are free to stream on desktop computers, laptops, phones or tablets.
This is an app which can be downloaded onto a phone or tablet and used if you have a library membership where you can access a wide range of ebooks and audiobooks.
Year 1 loved reading the Storm Whale as part of English. They used role play to explore how the main character, Noi, might be feeling in the story, we have fantastic actors in Year 1!
The children also wrote instructions on how to play snakes and ladders, then had a go at playing the game.
At Harton Primary school the children are not the only ones who LOVE reading! We all do…so we thought we would put the children to the test and see if they can identify us by our favourite books!
Why not have a go for yourself? How well do you know us?