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.


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Year 4, 5 and 6 could be forgiven for thinking they were in a Russian cosmodrome yesterday, as our favourite opera company once again paid us a visit. The children were treated to a stunning performance of ‘Laika the Space Dog’ set in Baikonur, Russia. Based upon the true story of the first animal to be launched into orbit, the children were entranced by the sensational operatic voices of the cast, the beautiful melodies of the orchestra, and the emotional rollercoaster of a storyline. They were well prepared to join in with the cast to sing three songs practised during singing lessons with Mr Richardson: ‘Baikon ur’, ‘Mnemonic – Moscow’s Very Expensive Metro Just Seems Useless Now’, and ‘The Thing About Science is This’.

Ukuleles in 5F

Since the beginning of the Autumn term we have had Ian McKone, a ukulele teacher from the Sage Gateshead, come into our class every Wednesday to teach us how to play the Ukuleles.

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On the 16th of December we put a gig on for our parents to showcase the songs we learned this term.

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Our set list consisted of:

“Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)” by Harry Belafonte

Hound Dog” by Elvis Presley

Three Little Birds” by Bob Marley

And the festive favourite to end the Christmas term “Jingle Bells

If you were unable to attend the performance, or you are just a ukulele enthusiast, we are happy to post a video of our performance.


Three Little Birds from J Hogg on Vimeo.