All of the children at Harton Primary School created some fantastic, festive baubles to decorate the whole school. You might have seen them adorning the classroom windows!
The children at Harton Primary School have been celebrating their positive attributes as part of a whole school art project. They drew a self-portrait and thought carefully about a positive word to describe themselves, there were some brilliant ideas and fantastic drawings.
The children were able to recognise their best qualities and the things that they like about themselves, helping them to reach their full potential. We were so impressed with how much they celebrate their own achievements and it was so lovely to see how proud of themselves they are.
Year 2 have had an action packed few weeks getting into the festive spirit and have been taking part in some fantastic Christmas activities. The children have designed wonderful Christmas cards and beautiful calendars using paint to create a tree for all seasons.
Christmas party day was brilliant, starting off with an online pantomime which was hilarious – the children got involved, singing along to the songs and shouting at the characters! They had a wonderful time dancing and playing party games in the classroom, we have some fabulous dancers.
They enjoyed a visit to Harton Grotto for hot chocolate with marshmallows, a story and some singing. There was even presents under the tree!
Finally we had visit from Tides of Change, the children made their own Christmas tree decoration using twigs and then roasted marshmallows to make delicious s’mores. It’s been a truly wonderful time and we have enjoyed every minute.
This week in 6F we have been making our calendars for 2021 and the placemats for our Christmas Party.
Our calendars show the 4 seasons and we have used paint and some pointillism to draw the leaves.
The children used their creativity to design Wellbeing Bubbles as part of Artsmark Celebration week. They had to think about activities that made them feel good, using the five senses as their inspiration. There were some fantastic ideas, here are some of their brilliant designs.
Happy Friday, we’d like to thank you for all of your support and hard work this week.
We will be logging onto Google classroom at 10am to discuss the ‘My Wellbeing bubble’ activity with the children.
They can use their creativity to think about how their bubble would taste, smell, sound and feel. Finally using their ideas to draw their bubble using colour and patterns.
Today’s sound is the special friends aw yawn at dawn.
This video will support children with their learning.
In English, we’d like you to complete the activities on pages 8 and 9 which is looking at adding ‘ing’ to words to show that something is happening or was happening.
The following page on BBC bitesize also has some activities about using suffixes.
Pages 8 and 9 in the Maths book is partitioning numbers we’ve done a lot of this in school and children might know it as the part whole model which they all love!
As it’s Friday why not end the week with a dance on GoNoodle! We hope you all have a restful weekend.
Good morning year 2,
We hope you are all well. Here are your home learning tasks for today:
We always start the day with phonics, last Friday we sent home the sound u-e huge brute. Read over the sound cards and look at the rhymes to help you remember that the best friends u-e and how the e changes the sound of the u. Now practise reading the words for each sounds, remember to spot the special friend and best friends!
Here is a link to Ruth Miskin online which will support your learning.
Challenge the children to spell and write the words using the correct sounds. There are plenty of useful videos available on the Ruth Miskin Youtube channel.
Using the English Activity workbook complete pages 2 and 3 which is looking at nouns and adjectives.
As an extra challenge, children could write a sentence using two adjectives and a noun to describe a favourite character from a story, a film or even their pet. Remember to try and use a comma in a list of adjectives.
For maths, complete pages 2 and 3 in your addition and subtraction activity book which is practising adding and subtracting using pictures. Following this, children could login to Numbots for more number practice.
Odd Socks day
This week is anti-bullying week, we kick started with odd socks day to celebrate everyone being different and unique. We’d love you to design your own pair of odd socks for the school competition using the sheet included in your pack. Send any entries to firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is a link to a virtual odd socks assembly for more information. We hope you have a great day.
We really enjoyed creating art work inspired by Louise Mead. We used finger printing to create a bright tree design. It will make a fabulous display in our class!
We are delighted to announce that Harton Primary School has been awarded an Artsmark Silver Award by the Art Council of England! We have only worked towards this award for 4 terms so this is an incredible achievement.
We are very proud this award and look forward developing our creative arts curriculum even further in the future!
The assessor made the following comment about the fantastic opportunities we provide at Harton:
‘It is good to see the progress your school has made in developing the Arts in just 4 terms. A new music scheme has been adopted and some valuable CPD has been given to staff in this and other arts. There have been several successful events and initiatives, including your Arts week, your Year 2 Heritage Learning Project and your Pen Pal Portrait Project, making some good links with other settings and establishing partnerships with arts providers and organisations.’
Some exciting news for J.K. Rowling fans! During lockdown, J.K. Rowling – the world famous author of the Harry Potter novels – has written and is releasing a new story The Ickabog in free instalments on the website tagged in this post. https://www.theickabog.com/home/
Every day, she will be making suggestions for what you might like to draw. You can enter the official competition being run by J.K Rowling’s publishers, for the chance to have your artwork included in a printed version of the book due out later this year.
Get creative and get drawing! Please also send us some of your wonderful illustrations. We can’t wait to see them.