Keeping your child safe online

Thank you to all the parents and carers who gave up their time and attended the meeting on Tuesday morning. During the meeting, current trends and online dangers were discussed, in addition guidance and information about where to get help was also shared.

There will be another meeting on Thursday 17th January at 3.30pm, for anyone who was unable to attend on Tuesday.

We look forward to seeing you. Thank you for your continued support.

Just a quick post to let parents and carers know that we all arrived safely.

It was a very safe bus journey, followed by a look around the gorgeous house, which was once owned by former poet-laureate, Ted Hughes.

Children were invited to their rooms and then tucked in to a delicious lunch of baked potatoes with lots of toppings.

At 2:30, they will be starting their first workshop with authors, John Hegley and Val Bloom

 

 

A Successful End to a Successful Term!

A successful end to a successful term! The children have had an amazing start to Year 2 and have worked very hard since September.

They have enjoyed learning about how to keep themselves healthy, how humans and animals grow, the life of George Stephenson, Judaism, Christianity, multiplication facts, the relationship between numbers, adding and subtracting two digit numbers, money and of course PENGUINS!

I hope everyone has a fantastic Christmas and is ready to start the Spring term in January.

Gymnastic Success!

A big congratulations to our Year 2 gymnastics team for placing 1st and 2nd in the South Tyneside schools competition.

Year 5 Christmas Performance

We are so proud of our Year 5 children after their performance of ‘The Prophecy Predicted’ by composer, Andrew Richardson.  It was an excellent performance in front of parents, with some amazing singing and acting.

 

The children have performed the musical play three times and have been outstanding at every show.  We hope you like our full-cast photograph.

Y2A Penguin Party

The children are so proud of the writing they have produced about penguins and really enjoyed sharing it with their parents/guardians during our Penguin Party. The children also completed their penguin sculptures, before showcasing their amazing green screen performance set in Antarctica! We had a fantastic morning and would like to thank all of the parents/guardians for their continued support.

Lego League Regionals 2018

After 3 months of hard work, and (for some) EVERY lunchtime since September, the day finally arrived on December 6th.

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Kitted in their lab coats, glasses and bow ties, the Harton Puzzlers travelled to The Word to compete against teams from all over the region – including secondary schools! The first few rounds with the robot were disappointing, as we didn’t score as highly as we would have liked. After their first robot game, the pupils scored technical points, which involved talking about their robot design and strategy. This usually take about 5 minutes, but the boys talked for 10 minutes!

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Next the children had 5 minutes for a costume change and got ready for their presentation. After many practises at school, they delivered it perfectly! It was clear, loud and confident. The presentation even included a “live” video call from an astronaut on the International Space Station.

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There was a teamwork task, where the children had to work together effectively in order to complete a Lego building challenge. After lunch, we found out we were in the semi final!

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The Puzzlers got through to the semi finals- joint 3rd with St. Gregory’s. They had 2 more chances to prove their robot’s skills. In their second and final attempt, the boys protested to the judges over a ruling – supported by teachers from different schools – and the Puzzlers scraped into the finals with 72 points.

In the finals, the Puzzlers competed against Oakwood Comprehensive School – who kindly offered up their extra attachments, which allowed the Harton to scorecard more points. After three more rounds of the robot game,  the Puzzlers’ score got higher and higher with each attempt.  The trophy for Robot Table Champion went to the well deserved Oakwood!

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Every team was awarded at least one trophy, for skills such as teamwork, presentation, tactics and co-operation, but the Harton Puzzlers were delighted to find out that they had won the overall competition! After so much work from our team, there were many tears of happiness and shouts of joy.