What a week
It is hard to know where to start in a week that has been full of so many successes but I will have a go!
Amazing to be crowned Leeds Debating champions, achieve SunSafe schools accreditation, recognition of what a 'Generous June' school we are by the Leeds Children's Mayor and support an Ofsted inspection. Our Year 6 children really impressed the tester for KS2 Science sampling...
Let's be a 'Sun Safe' School
What a wonderful time we had last week with some exciting initiatives launched in assembly. Our Estate Manager, Steven Wood explained what we need to do to become a 'Sun Safe' school.
Recently we have had some very sunny, hot weather and it is very important that everyone in our Harehills family knows how to keep themselves safe in the sun. The assembly included...
Strength of character
You can learn a great deal about a person by noticing the way they approach a challenge and I watched our Year 6 children demonstrate 'true grit' and determination during a very long and demanding week of SATs. I couldn't have been more proud of them. Faced with tests that would have tested children who have spoken English since birth, our children; the vast majority...
This is me
Ashton 3 children sang their hearts out, giving us a very powerful rendition of the song "This is me" from the film "The Greatest Showman" at the beginning of their assembly last week. To see 4 and 5 year olds perform with such confidence and conviction was really impressive and certainly got the message home. The assembly was all about showing that they knew what to do to help if...
Ready, set, test
Every day really does count as our children in Year 2 and Year 6 will be sitting their SATS tests over the next 3 weeks. It is time when our staff team wraps around the children so that they believe in themselves and are enabled to have the confidence to demonstrate all that they know on the tests.
I know that it is times like this that Harehills Primary staff show just what...
In last week's family assemblies Mrs Lee our Deputy Headteacher and Mr Ali our Attendance and Admissions Manager launched 'Classopoly'; an exciting game based on the classic Monopoly which allows all classes with 100% attendance to roll the dice and win a prize. We are all very excited to see who will roll that dice tomorrow and what their prize will be!
A new list of...
A sunny start to the Summer term
The sun shone last week and school was filled with happy faces as we all returned after the Easter break. Every single child was straight back into learning and highlights included: a visit from Henry VIII on Monday afternoon who certainly wasn't phased by the searching questions the Year 4 children asked him; Year 3 visiting Yorkshire wildlife park on...
The opportunity to compete
It is fabulous to note that we continue to stay committed to offering wider experiences through our Harehills Curriculum. Last week we had success in Netball with a strong team performance resulting in a win against Bardsey Primary school. Our team trains hard and it is wonderful to see boys and girls keen to take part.
Great news for our Debating teams as well...
High quality learning everywhere you look
Last week was the first week of Spring term lesson observations for all teachers and support staff. When I reflected on the week with our Strategic Leadership team we all commented on what an absolute pleasure it is to spend time in classrooms watching the high quality teaching that takes place right across school. Our children are very privileged to...
Perseverance and resilience; What do they look like?
If you have ever wondered what perseverance and resilience look like in real life then you needed to visit school last week. During our KS2 Mock SATs week we were challenged by yet another day of severe weather and school had to close but we didn't let it deter us from completing the week of tests. Our entire school community pulled...