Some of our year 6 children visited the Victoria Tunnels today. They found out what it was like to be down in the tunnels during an air raid in World War II – where people slept, how long they would be there for and how they went to the toilet. Basil, a 90 year-old told them about his experiences during the war and down in the tunnels when he was 10.
The guides were all really impressed with the interest, questions and behaviour of all of the children who went – well done year 6.
Pupils from Year-6 were selected to represent the school in a gymnastics competition at Temple Park. After a warm-up and practise, the children performed their routine to the judges. Later, they had the opportunity to try some new skills on the trampolines and gymnastics equipment. Two of the three teams went on to claim first and second place and will now progress to the next level of the competition. All of the children performed superbly and were commended by Temple Park Staff for their excellent behaviour throughout the morning. They were a credit to the school and should be very proud of themselves.
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.
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 Wednesday 3 teams of Year 6 children entered the South Tyneside gymnastics tournament. A fantastic effort from our children saw two of our teams finishing 1st and 2nd, whilst the 3rd team narrowly missing out on 3rd place. Well done to all the children who took part.
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.
On the Friday before half term, Year-6 children visited the City Campus of Northumbria University in Newcastle. While we were there, the children took part in a number of activities: an engineering task; a team investigation-puzzle; a sporting activity (dodgeball); and a guided tour of the campus. They met and worked with student ambassadors, who are current university students, and were able to ask them lots of questions and get a taste for what university life is like.