Shine a light on Advent
Last week in school just flew by! It's beginning to look a lot like another very festive Christmas time in school 🎄🔔❄️🎁
We had a wonderful week sprinkled with a little bit of magic that HPS does so well 😍✨. At 9.30 on Wednesday 1st December very class in school watched the Senior Leadership Team's 'virtual' Advent assembly which included a reminder...
Last week it was Manners week in school. We pride ourselves on our children having good manners and this is something that we have fostered over the years. Visitors will often comment on how polite our children are. When they are out of school on trips, members of the public often stop staff to speak about how well behaved the group is and staff at the venues say what a pleasure...
Anti-bullying and Children in Need 2021
Every November during Anti-Bullying week we focus on supporting children to be aware of how we can stop bullying, and if it does happen how they can get help. We have a zero tolerance approach to bullying at Harehills Primary school. Throughout the week classes have been engaged in a range of fun activties which have allowed for plenty of time to talk....
A week full of special moments 😊
I am finding it hard to choose just one highlight from last week.
The Remembrance Day class circles poignant 2 minutes silence always gives me goosebumps, especially when the sun shines.
Then as a member of the Year 6 Gryffindor house, I got to enjoy their treat on Thursday afternoon because they were house of the week. We went out of school for a lovely...
Another happy start to a half term 🙂
It's been another very happy start to a half term. We may have seen a whole range of weather and it is getting dark before we leave, but the positive, busy vibe across school helps to put a smile on everyone's faces 🙂
All classes spent time talking about ways to keep themselves safe if they were intending to go to a bonfire or fireworks display - so...
I continue to be wowed by the exciting learning opportunities teachers offer our children. From owls to sleepovers the list of experiences is endless and the smiles on children's faces tell me just how much they love taking part.😁 Staff are very conscious of the many things children missed during three national lockdowns and they are determined to try and recover...
For the last few years we have celebrated World Mental Health Day and raised money for the Young Minds charity by taking part in the #helloyellow day activities. Our focus on mental health continues to be vital in supporting our whole school community. Never more so than during the Covid-19 pandemic.
On Friday 8th October we embraced the #helloyellow celebrations in...
A whole lot of History and a little bit of magic 🧙♀️✨📜🏰
There was a quiet buzz of excitement in the corridor outside my office on Friday and when I asked what was happening, Year 6 children told me they were off to Hogwarts. I decided to follow them to find out more. Ou school hall had been transformed into the Great Hall at Hogwarts and the children had been invited to attend...
Supporting workload and wellbeing💻💼👩💼👨💼☕
Last week was another very busy, productive week and a reminder of how important it is to monitor staff's workload and wellbeing.
Members of our Senior Leadership Team had undertaken environment walks, and at our weekly meeting we discussed the high quality, stimulating environments that have been created in school. It is no...
On the road to curriculum recovery
It's that time of the week again when I stand back and reflect on what we achieved at school last week. I seem to have referred to education recovery a great deal during the week and from what I have seen and heard we continue to make careful, well-informed decisions to address every aspect of recovery for our children.
Over the last fortnight in our...