Y3C Visit to Beamish Hall

Y3C had a wonderful time at Beamish Hall today. We all had our favourite things to take from  the day – the Adventure Play area, the trampoline, the muddy kitchen, taking vegetable plants back to school, the Fairy Dell Garden, learning facts about plants, and LUNCH! Everyone was so safe that the First Aid kit was not needed at all!

 

Y3D Trip to Beamish Hall

We had a wonderful time at Beamish Hall with John the gardener yesterday! We learned lots about the growth process of plants and visited the special fairy garden it was beautiful. We enjoyed our woodland walk through Alice in Wonderland woods and to top it off the weather was glorious! We all received 2 different vegetable trays to plant in our new allotment at school – we cannot wait to plant them!

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.

 

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!

ELMER DAY

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.