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....
For my first assembly of the new school year I talked to both family assemblies about the importance of collaborating; being part of a team. Collaborate is one of six key learning attributes that we focus on at our school knowing that if you can collaborate with others effectively it will help you throughout your life.
During the week I saw fantastic examples of how well both...
A happy, positive start to a new school year
Our first week back whizzed by and I have been delighted to see children in all classes so eager and ready to participate. I love the creative displays in every classroom which have been put up to inspire our children to ask questions and engage in the chosen themes for this half term.
Thank you to all our families for sending our children to...
2017 - 2018 - what a year 😊
This has been an amazing year for Harehills Primary school which has seen the school achieve many successes, with the highlights including:
- Regaining both Healthy Schools status and Investors in Pupils award
- Winning the Leeds Debating competition
- Achieving MindMate friendly status and SunSafe Schools accreditation
- Reaching both the Netball and Cricket...
I love my life
I listened to our Year 6 children sing their hearts out to Robbie William's "I love my life" and the smiles on their faces said it all. On Tuesday they had seen their SATs results and every single one of them had done themselves proud. Then on Friday they performed their leavers performance for parents, staff and year 5 children. At the end of the show I asked them whether...
The buzz of learning
There has been a real buzz right across school with year 6 practising for their leavers performance, sports afternoons and lots of excitement about the World cup. We even had our own celebrity Micky P. Kerr make a guest appearance during Bexley 3's assembly. The children delivered the message of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle during their assembly on how we can look after our...
Fantastic progress in Reading
Last week I was wowed by the knowledge, understanding, enthusiasm and professionalism shown in our staff professional development meeting on Wednesday night which focused on progression in Reading right across school. It is incredible how far we have come on our Reading journey since Miss Pallas and Mrs Kane did a Reading audit early in autumn term 2017 to find...