Thursday saw the end of the girls football season. The season is split into 2 stages with fixtures earlier in the year dictating the second half of the season. In the early part of the season Team A won their group and went forward to the champions league and the Team B went into the championship. In the second half of the season the girls continued to develop their football skills and understanding of the game and both teams finished 4th in their groups. A massive well done to all the girls and its really good to see several have moved onto playing for local teams.
On Thursday the boys football team completed their league season. Going into the final round of fixtures the boys were in second place 6 points behind leaders Westoe with a game in hand.
In the first round of fixtures the boys beat Laygate 4 nil, with goals for Leighton, Taylor, Harry and Bailey, whilst Westoe beat Mortimer 1 nil. This meant that with just two games to go the boys were still 6 points behind and our next game was against league leaders Westoe.
In a really tight and exciting game the boys defended really well and played on the counter attack. They were rewarded when Taylor scored just before half time. In the second half Harry caught Westoe again on the counter attack to put the boys 2 up. Westoe threw everything they could at the boys for the remainder of the match but a wonder save by Corey kept them out meaning the game ended 2-0 to Harton.
Going into the final game the boys knew that a victory would give them the league title and they quickly raced into a 4 nil lead in the first half, goals for Harry, Josh and 2 for Bailey. Excellent goal keeping in the second half prevented the boys adding to their score but it didnt matter, they were the CHAMPIONS!
A superb team performance in all three games with Charlie, Jayden and Rome all playing a big part in the title victory. Well done lads.
Despite the rain, the workmen have managed to make the roof safe.
School will reopen to all pupils on Monday 18th March.
We will have our own Red Nose Day on Friday 22nd March and Y2E’s class assembly will be rescheduled.
All events planned for this week will go ahead (Music Festival for Year 2 and the choir).
Thank you for you patience and understanding.
Looking forward to seeing you all on Monday.
The Puzzlers are raising money for their trip to the national Lego League competition. They have designed 8 different badges and are planning on selling them for 50p each, to go towards the flights and hotel for the event.
So the children have started cutting and pressing their badges on a lunchtime. Only about 500 left to go!
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.
On Saturday 10 children from Years 5 and 6 led South Shields out onto the pitch for their league game against Stalybridge Celtic. The children must have been lucky mascots as South Shields scored a last minute winner.
All of the children have worked together to recreate the Christmas story and have retold the story in their own words. The children have been very proud of their work that has been showcased and displayed around school.
For our last session before Christmas, and before the stress of practising continues, we enjoyed an after school movie night, celebrating our win at the regional competition.The Puzzlers were comfy on cushions with popcorn and warm chocolates with marshmallows and whipped cream while they watched the Muppets Christmas Carol.
After 3 months of hard work, and (for some) EVERY lunchtime since September, the day finally arrived on December 6th.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
The school heating system has been repaired and school is open as normal.
Thank you for your co-operation.