Today, we have been busy completing our space themed craft. They have definitely shown how creative they are with these amazing creations!
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.
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?
I hope you are all keeping well. Just an update on the Musical activities that the children have been undertaking at Harton so far this year.
Each Year group has access to new music software called ‘Charanga’. There are hundreds of modern songs and each scheme enables children to use musical instruments to accompany their compositions.
In Year 3, the children have been learning how to play the Djembe drums. They have learned how to follow patterns, understand the connection between ‘tempo’ and ‘pulse’ and maintain a steady beat. They have been doing so well!
In Year 4, Mr Bird has been teaching the children how to play the keyboard. They have learned basic key notation and how to play some simple melodies. It is sounding great!
Year 5 children have been working with a teacher from South Tyneside’s Music Hub called Rhys. Two classes in Year 5 so far have been using the Ipads to create music on an app called ‘GarageBand’. The children are shown how to compose a simple beat pattern and then add in other instruments. They explore a different range of tempo and sequences and create a ‘layered’ piece of music that even the best DJ artists would be proud of!
Here are some examples of the music the children in Year 5 composed, using the app ‘GarageBand’
A selection of Year 6 children have had the opportunity to learn a brass instrument with Mr. Storey in a small group setting. They have learned basic notation, some more complex pieces of music and are beginning to learn how to read music.
Every Year group has Singing with Mr. Richardson where they practise songs for a concert which is performed for all parents. These sessions are vital for children to learn the correct pitch, tempo and harmonies required in each song.
We hope this gives an insight into all the wonderful music which is taking place as we continue to promote the Arts here at Harton.
Mrs Bushby delivers weekly Kidsafe lessons from the Kidsafe programme to our Year 3 and Year 4 pupils. They learn about feelings, keeping safe on computers, how to keep our bodies safe, and talking to trusted adults.
In Y2E we loved celebrating World Book Day! We love sharing books so enjoyed reading our favourite stories with our friends and completing inference activities about Miss Emmerson’s fancy dress character, Peter Rabbit!
Well done to the amazing artists in Year 2 that worked so hard to produce landscape paintings including a home from the present day. They look fantastic!