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HeadLines - 12th October 2015

Respecting one another's differences

I watched Elford 3 perform an entertaining assembly last week which delivered such an important message. Based around the story of the lovable multi-coloured elephant Elmer, they reminded us that we should celebrate our uniqueness. The world would be a very dull place if we were all the same. Differences can be scary and  sometimes cause misunderstandings....

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HeadLines - 5th October 2015

The sound of music

Music can be a truly uplifting and I have been thrilled to listen in to Year 6 exploring rhythm through Bon Jovi's "Living on a prayer". This progressed to a rousing vocal rendition last week. It made me want to get out my air guitar!! I look forward to what they will be attempting next. All part of a new resource, Charanga, that is being introduced into Key Stage 1 and...

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HeadLines - 28th September 2015

Learning about different faiths; understanding and respect

Rich in culture and diversity, we use every opportunity we can to find out more about the different faiths represented within our school. Sandhurst 1 (Year 6) delivered a confident assembly all about the main activities that a Muslim pilgrim undertakes during their special Hajj pilgrimage. It was a creative and imaginative take on the...

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HeadLines - 21st September 2015

Bringing learning to life; deepening understanding

Year 5 have shown just how important it is that we seize every opportunity to offer children real life experiences. Last Friday they visited a 1940s classroom in Armley Mills and enjoyed every second learning just what it felt like to be a child at school during WW2. The lady leading the school room experience was very impressed with the...

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HeadLines - 14th September 2015

The perfect start

It was wonderful to walk around school last week and be met by smiling, happy children, parents and staff, Team Harehills were back to learn in style, showing just how proud they are of their school and how proud they are to wear their uniform. I could feel a buzz everywhere I went and many children and families told me how the transition weeks before Summer had helped them...

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HeadLines - 7th September 2015

Happy New School Year!

A warm welcome awaits all our children and their families as they return back for a new school year on Wednesday 9th September. I am sure that the time children spent in their new classes in June and July will help them to feel happy and ready to learn, laugh and love.

Our Early Years team will be out and about visiting our brand new Nursery and Reception children to...

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HeadLines - 20th July 2015 Final Headlines of the Year

Simply the best!

Creating a culture of high aspirations and instilling a sense of self belief is something we are very proud of at Harehills Primary School. This academic year has seen us achieve the highest results we have ever had as a school at the end of Foundation Stage, in Year 1 Phonics check, at the end of Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. This wouldn't have been possible without the...

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HeadLines - 13th July 2015

A fantastic achievement!

Last Tuesday we received our Year 6 SATS test results and they are the best the school has ever had!

They are the well deserved recognition of the exceptional attitude to learning that all our children have developed. Every child has shown resilience, perseverance and a determination to succeed which is highly commendable. Credit goes also to the staff team who have...

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HeadLines - 6th July 2015

Fun in the sun!

Sports afternoons took place last week for several year groups. Year 5 children had been superbly trained to act as Sports ambassadors and under the watchful eye of Mr Waddington they coached our younger children so that they could make the most of the sporting challenges. The objective was maximum participation and the result was children using very inch of our playground and...

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HeadLines - 29th June 2015

Embracing Change

We have reached the final few weeks of the school year and it is the time when everyone starts to feel a mixture of emotions because of the changes ahead. In a confidently performed assembly, the children from Darfield 1 shared with us lots of ideas for how to deal with the fear, worry, upset that can happen during a time of change. Change can be very scary but it is also...

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