Our school competed against other schools in South Tyneside at the start of February. For one week, we played on Times Tables Rock Stars trying to gain the most answers correct, both individually and as a school. We were extremely successful! Our school were the winners, scoring the highest most accurate answers, as well as 3 of our children being the top scorers in the competition. We are so proud of everyone who joined in and helped us with this achievement. Fantastic!
The teachers have been set a challenge! We have put together a video that we hope will make you smile. Best wishes to all for a happy half term!
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.
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. All you need to do is input yours or your child’s library card number and PIN. This takes minutes to set up.
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.
School Council members at Harton Primary School have an important job to do. They meet with teachers to discuss school events and share fantastic ideas. They are also involved in helping around the school.
We are looking for new School Council members for 2021 – 2022. You will need to be enthusiastic and happy to take part in virtual meetings (Google Meets).
For your chance to join (or to find out more), take a look at the School Council assignment within your Google Classroom.
This half term, the Y6 children attending school and those doing remote learning at home have been completing lots of writing around the theme of tigers. We have read the famous William Blake poem ‘The Tyger‘ and we have written some of our own rhyming tiger poems in this style. We have written non-chronological reports about tigers, recounts from a tiger’s perspective and we have created posters for tiger charities using our persuasive writing skills. Check out our ‘roarsome’ display of work!
We have seen lots of fabulous examples of Health, Wellbeing and Relationships work across school, from our pupils engaged in remote learning and those pupils in school.
Some pupils in KS1 have been practising mindfulness by joining in with online story yoga, and also learning about what makes them special. Others have been learning about money, and having an awareness of saving money for something they need or would like.
In KS2, some classes have been thinking about what makes them happy, and their thoughts on this are all very unique. Researching issues facing cocoa farmers in Ghana and how organisations like Fairtrade are trying to improve working conditions and environment, has produced some interesting debate from some classes. Other pupils have created very informative posters based upon their awareness of basic first aid to do with nose bleeds.
Our Year 6 pupils have been looking at careers and potential jobs for the future, discussing things that might lead them to choose a certain job or career.
We hope you’re fit, well and have had a wonderful Christmas. We’re all really disappointed that we aren’t welcoming you back today but we just wanted to get in touch and let you know how the remote learning will look in Year 6 while we’re locked down.
We are looking to retain as much of the typical school-day structure as possible so lessons will begin at 9am. Teachers will be available live via Google Classroom at various points in the day – some content is pre-recorded so that children can watch and re-watch it to support their learning. The work will be assigned using the ‘Year 6’ class on Google Classroom, which has newly been set up. Children should login and accept.
9am – Live check-in with a teacher.
9:05-9:45 – Watch the pre-recorded maths video and complete the work.
9:45-10:15 – Live check-in with the teacher who will answer any questions, help anyone who got stuck and go through the answers, to review the maths work.
10:15-10:45 – Reading activity to be specified by teacher (Reading Plus, Accelerated Reader or Reading Comprehension)
10:45-11:00 – BREAK
11:00-11:45 – Watch the pre-recorded English video and complete the work.
11:45-12:00 – Live check-in with teacher to review English work.
12:00-1:30 Lunch/break/free time.
1:30- 2:15 – Watch the pre-recorded topic lesson and complete the work.
2:15-2:30 – Live check-in with teacher to review topic work.
2:30-3:00 – Independent activity to be assigned each day (teacher reading a class
text, Times Table Rock Stars, Numbots, handwriting exercise etc.)
For those who are sharing devices or are unable to attend at the specific times, all the videos including the live sessions will be recorded and uploaded so should be available to access all of the content at any point in the day.
When you complete your work, please take a photo and send it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can and contact us if you need any help.
The children will need access to their online passwords, most importantly their Google Classroom logins, to access the work. These have already been sent home with the children, but if you need them please contact us as soon as you can.
Mrs Fawkes, Mrs Whitfield and Mr Dawson.
We have some fabulous photos of some of our children reading a Christmas story for this month’s reading challenge.
Merry Christmas everyone!
Congratulations to our Readers of the Month for December.
Year 1- Connor Sloan, Lauren Calder and Molly Mews
Year 2- Alisha Dickinson, Eva Ames and Sophie Railton
Year 3- Elizabeth Emms, Abbey Nichols and Will Mcardle
Year 4- Joshua Wright, Georgie Lane and Faith Brown
Year 5- William Calcutt, Lilly-Rose Mitchell and Freya New
Year 6- Sydney Thompson, Jasmine Slater and Dylan Nichol
Keep up the hard work!
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.