Easter ‘Eggs’travaganza!

We started celebrating Easter this week with a range of activities. All classes decorated boiled eggs, and some year groups enjoyed a visit from the Storyteller. She retold the Easter Story from Palm Sunday to Easter Monday, and the children reflected on events. Y3C began writing to their new French pen pals. They wrote letters and made Easter cards for pupils in Noisy le sec. We should be receiving their May celebration cards soon.
There was a lot of chocolate on display in assembly on Thursday! The winners of the Egg Decorating Competition were awarded with their prizes, and the winners of the sustainably sourced Easter Egg Chocolate Raffle were announced. The raffle supported Fairtrade, Rainforest Alliance and UTZ. Proceeds from the raffle will be donated to charities suggested by our School Council.
Happy Easter everyone!

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

Decorations from Spain

Some beautiful baubles have arrived from St. Anthony’s College in Malaga, Spain. This is the second year we have exchanged cards and baubles made by our some of pupils and some of St. Anthony’s pupils. We really like the mix of English and Spanish Christmas themed vocabulary on the baubles. Feliz Navidad, y prospero ano nuevo – Merry Christmas and  Happy New Year.

 

Christmas is coming …

Feliz Navidad and Merry Christmas!

In Year 3 and 4 we have been connecting with other cultures. We found out that some Spanish customs and traditions at Christmas time are similar to our own. Then we made cards and baubles to reflect what our local area can look like in Winter. We will be exchanging these with a school in Spain we have connections with.

Mr Donnelly visited Wellbeing Club this week and taught the group some greetings in Spanish. Pupils played a game to reinforce the language. They will use these new skills to communicate with Spanish pupils.

 

Elizabeth Wright visits Harton Primary

We have welcomed so many fantastic visitors and coaches to support us during our Health and Wellbeing/ Anti-bullying Week 2018.

Elizabeth Wright shared her wisdom and inspirational life with Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 during a number of presentations and workshops this week. She told us about the nature of her disability, and that it had not stopped her from achieving her goal of participating in the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games. In fact, despite some setbacks, she persevered and against the odds, took the Silver Medal! All of our pupils listened respectfully to Elizabeth’s story and message, asking some great questions and completing some fantastic follow up work about aiming high.

Health and Well-Being Week

We have had a fantastic week in Year 2 this week celebrating Health and Well-Being week. We have learned about how to keep our bodies and mind healthy. There have been lots of fun activities we have taken part in, but we really enjoyed making a healthy meal with Mrs Seals our cook!