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.
As part of Science Week, year 6 are studying animals including humans.
To begin with, we looked at the 11 systems in our bodies and then focused on our circulatory system.
What better way to understand our hearts than to see one?
After putting on our gloves and aprons and setting some safety rules, we began to explore some lambs’ hearts.
There were lots of funny faces pulled and odd noises coming from some of year 6, but everyone who chose to feel and explore the hearts agreed they were pleased to have done it.
Lots of things surprised us about the hearts – the shape, how squishy they were, how hard the fat surrounding them was and how little space there was for the blood to go into.
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.
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.
On Thursday 3 teams took part in the South Tyneside Boccia tournament. All 3 teams won their individual groups and progressed to the semi finals. Unfortunately 2 of the teams, Harton A and Harton C, met each other in the semi final and only one could progress. In the other semi final Harton B beat Hadrian. This meant that Harton A played Harton B in the final with Harton B running out the winners. The children will now progress to the county finals.
It was a very busy day again with children learning all about Viking poems called kennings and also using word association to write some amazing poetry with Valerie Bloom.
The children have done so well on this course, they have learned so many amazing new writing skills and also became aces in the kitchen, preparing both the main course and dessert for everyone on Tuesday and Wednesday night.
Don’t get me started on their brilliance playing Articulate for Kids, Mafia and of course, their favourite game, Stagger Lee.
Here are a couple of videos of the fun they had playing the game.
Our morning started with an alarm – don’t worry though, it was just Mrs. Hogg taking the bacon out of the oven! Oops! We still enjoyed our cooked breakfast though.
The morning was spent with John and Valerie learning how to write a list poem. The children really used their imaginations to create their own poems; I am sure they will share them with you when they come home.
In the afternoon, we all went for a really long walk in the woods near Lumb Bank. I bet Ted Hughes walked here as well and it gave him lots of great ideas for his poetry.
We had to use what we had seen, walking through the woods to design our own world.
We had to name the world after our initials but could choose our own words to replace the initials.
Here are some photos from our walk.
The children were so busy at Lumb Bank on their first day working with John and Valerie. They learned how to write poetry and dedicated it to people they really liked or loved.
They worked really hard and enjoyed the interactive songs they learnt with poet, Valerie, later. The children performed a traditional Jamaican slave song with the teachers’ help.
More fun followed as they played their favourite game, Mafia, before going to bed.
They all slept very well.