Our School Values

In consultation with pupils, staff, parents, the community and Academy Councillors, the school have adopted the following five Christian values as our school values:

* hope   * resilience   * love   * truthfulness   * teamwork

We have discussed these in school and our pupils have worked together to create posters illustrating these values.


Harbottle Snow Day

Not everyone was able to get into school today so Mrs Buckley and the other members of staff decided to have some fun in the snow, followed by hot chocolate and marshmallows!

Operation Encompass

Thank you to Laura Miler from Northumbria Police who came to deliver a fun session about emotions and empathy.  The children were thoroughly engaged throughout the session and the conversations they had were based on mutual respect for each other.


We welcomed Sharon from Hoopstarz to our school for a whole day.  She taught us how to hula hoop and some tricks to do with our hoops.  We also learnt some new playground games and found out how to make a house from four hoops.  It was so much fun, even the teachers joined in!

Visit to Newcastle

On December 12th, the whole school visited Newcastle.  We spent the morning in the science maze at the Discovery Museum, investigating gravity, magnets, sound and shadows.

We then had lunch at Lau’s 202, a Chinese restaurant.  Everyone enjoyed the food and some of us tried food we had never had before.  It was very tasty.

Our final destination was the Tyne Theatre and Opera House where we watched their pantomime.  This year it was Aladdin and we all enjoyed a good boogie and joined in with the songs and chants.  An enjoyable time was had by all.

Prickly Hay/Straw!

On December 16th we performed our Christmas play, Prickly Hay/straw at Alwinton Church.  The children worked very hard on their lines and the songs and were fantastic when they acted in front of family and friends.  Well done everyone!

Autumn poems

As part of our poetry unit the children have written some fabulous Autumn poems that were so good we had to share them! We started by having an Autumn walk around school. We were looking for inspiration for exciting adjectives and verbs that we could use to make our writing really descriptive. We have talked about using repetition in our poems and as a challenge the children were asked to see if they could use rhyme.

We are really impressed and hope they give you a wonderful sense of Autumn.

Celebration Assembly