Schools out for Summer
We finished this school year with everyone having a wonderful week. The staff team had really gone that extra mile to make it very special. There were many highlights including an amazing prom for Year 6, Staff v Year 6 cricket, Year 1 trip to Harewood House and fun Attendance celebration assemblies to name just a few things.
At 3pm on Friday we said goodbye to our...
Year 6 leavers go 'Back to the future'
The highlight of last week has to be "Back to the Future, Harehills Musical" our Year 6 leavers performance for 2017.
Year 6 had promised to deliver an 'unbelievable journey' taking us back in time to see what they had got up to in every year group from Nursery through to Year 6. The performance made us smile, laugh and gave us the chance to have a...
An active school
Four of our year groups had great fun last week getting active when Mr Waddington and his amazing Luxor 3 Sports Ambassadors made sure they all took part in a range or races and physical challenges during their Sports afternoons. We were blessed by the weather and I know all the children enjoyed taking part and they showed off their PE skills as well as their determination...
Come rain or shine
Last week it rained and it rained and it rained, but it didn't stop Harehills Primary from learning outside. Early Years children continue to access their outdoor provision whatever the weather so long as it is safe to do so. Rain, rarely stops play for our Year 1 children in our ever evolving outdoor environment.
There was no way that rain could dampen the enthusiasm of...
This week we have submitted our KS1 and KS2 teacher assessment data to our local authority and I am really proud to see that we continue to improve achievement in Reading, Writing and Maths. It is very evident that all the strategies happening across school, added to the way staff build resilience and empower our children is showing real impact. There is nothing more...
Moving on up
We have already started our work on preparing our children for the next step in their learning journey. I have noticed that children are showing signs of the maturity needed for this. Last Monday Elford 2 children led our assembly with real confidence. The audience was wowed when a group played ukuleles and then the whole class sang 'Man in the mirror'. The message was "I can...
Personal, Social, Health Education: Building the foundations for the future
At Harehills Primary we recognise that investing quality time on personal, social, health education has a massive impact on a child and the adult they will become. On Thursday we had some fantastic PSHE staff training delivered by our talented leaders, Mrs McMullen and Miss Melling. This began with all staff being...
Time to reflect
I took time to reflect over the half term break on all that had been achieved over the last 6 weeks; the list was quite incredible.
"Harehills Primary school is a vibrant and dynamic place." These are the opening words of our Investors in People assessment report and they epitomise the many activities that took place throughout the last half term. Successes in cricket and...
Learning how to care for things; knowing when you are being cared for
Bexley 3 children gave us a fascinating peek into the creative learning that happens in their classroom everyday when they performed their assembly last Monday. Showing very confident speaking and acting ability, they shared with the audience lots of facts about how to care for trees. Then they told the story of 'Stickman'...
Tested to the limits
Last week was probably one of the busiest weeks we have had this year, but at the same time one of the most rewarding. Our Year 6 children amazed and delighted me with how they managed to take a week of SATs coolly and calmly in their stride. At the same time I observed the true team spirit that exists within our school which is always so evident when it is most needed....