'Get your sparkle on'
Glitter, sequins and tinsel were in abundance last Monday when Harehills Primary decided to 'get their sparkle on' in aid of the NSPCC. ✨❇
It couldn't have been better timed than on a day when we had our special assemblies about Advent and decorated our Christmas tree.
The children came into assembly to the wonderful voice of Michael Buble singing 'It's beginning...
Learning at the heart of everything
This week has shown that learning truly is at the heart of everything we do. Year 5 gave us a very impressive snapshot into learning when they presented a showcase of all they have learned so far this year. We were wowed by what we saw, especially the creative, engaging activities that the children have experienced as part of their themes, "World War II:...
Whose in charge? Takeover Day 2018
We had a great time on Friday when right across school so many staff had given their time to allow Year 6 children to get an insight into what their role entails for National Takeover day; We even had children venture out to Compton Library to takeover jobs there. Seven incredibly articulate children joined our SLT meeting to take over the role of Head...
'Choose respect' and 'Do your thing'
This year's slogan for Anti-Bullying week is 'choose respect' and that was the theme for the Year 6 children in Sandhurst 1 who presented an assembly full of dramatic and powerful moments. Children in the audience were left with no doubt as to where they could find help if they were experiencing bullying or worried about someone being bullied.
Our caring school community
This week has reminded me of just how caring our staff, children and families are. We have held the first "Come and Share" parents meetings of this school year and I have been overwhelmed by the appreciative comments I have received from parents particularly relating to the care and support that our staff show towards their children.
One parent spoke about the...
It is always wonderful to see how generous our school community are. Conway 1 children entertained us with a very interesting assembly about World food day. Their assembly included children talking about favourite foods from the countries they come from as well as the bible story about the miracle of Jesus sharing the loaves and fishes. Children from all classes brought donations...
A snapshot into learning
The children from year 6 entertained the whole school with our first ever snapshot into learning assembly which showcased different things they have learned since starting in year 6 this year. I was thrilled to see the wide range of subjects covered and the creative approaches to learning that have been planned for the children. From sampling world cuisine in our very...
Having begun the week down in London at The Pariliamentary Review Gala evening celebrating all we have achieved at Harehills Primary so far, it has been wonderful to return to school and see it in action. At our weekly meeting the Strategic Leadership team spent a long time reflecting on the 27 lessons observations that had taken place last week. We have been so impressed by the high...
A week packed full of highlights
We reached the half way point of this half term with a week full of many highlights. There has been trips in abundance: Eden Camp for Year 5; Herd farm for Year 3; Gledhow woods for Year 2 and Roundhay park for Reception. Tuesday we were treated to a fabulous assembly from Elford 1 all about how Harvest is celebrated in different countries. Then on Thursday we...
Keeping safe online
Year 5 children from Luxor 1 class were the first class to present their assembly this school year and it came with a very powerful message. The children showed us how easy it is to click a key when online on a device such a mobile phone, iPad or laptop which can lead you into all sorts of danger. The internet is a wonderful thing as long as we know how to use it safely....