Buddy Benches

There has been a lot of decorating going on in our yards recently. Three of our children’s Buddy Bench designs were used as a stimulus to paint three benches – one for each yard. Year 6 Playground Buddies have been helping children that are feeling lonely, or need a friend. We have some new toys and equipment planned for each Buddy area.


Whole School Elmer Project

Thank you to all of our parents/guardians for the contributions during our Elmer Project Day. We raised over £400 for St. Oswalds Hospice.

We are so excited for Elmer’s Great North Parade and cannot wait to see our Harton Primary School elephant on the trail. During our project day the children put forward their own design ideas and they were amazing. We cannot wait to share them with you.



Y3D Have had a fabulous morning for Elmer Day! We have worked hard to make Elmer a new blanket making sure each coloured patch is the equivalent fraction of colours to every other colour we used. We were able to decide how big the blanket would be and then how many squares we would need of each colour. It was a little more challenging than we thought it would be but we had lots of fun.

We then went outside and took part in an Elephant March then created our own Elmer – the weather was beautiful and we had a great time deciding how to make ourselves into Elmer! Take a look.

Well done to our Key Stage 1 School Council members who won the regional prize after writing a group poem on the theme of Diversity. Their poem was entitled ‘Perfectly No One’.

Click on the link to read their winning poem and find out more about the competition.

Link to Perfectly No One, Shields Gazette Article

Competition Winners with Head Teacher Mrs Ratcliffe

Wow! What a performance at this years South Tyneside Music Festival. A huge well done to all of the choir who performance this afternoon to a huge audience of parents from our school but also from a range of different schools in the area.

The children did Harton proud with their OUTSTANDING performance and they should all be really proud as we all are!

Well done Harton Choir. All your hard work, determination and sheer talent was evident in a fantastic show.


Y1M are Toy Makers!

As part of our history topic about toys, we learned about the Victorian toy called a ‘Thaumatrope’. This was a popular toy, made from a disc or card with a picture on each side and attached to two pieces of string. They were used by twirling the two discs around quickly to animate the pictures.

We made our own Thaumatropes and really enjoyed testing them out!

Here are some of our toys.