Read, Read, Read
We made a new year's resolution to make sure that the children of Harehills Primary read widely and often. Reading opportunities have been increased across the whole school.
- Year 1 started "Come and Read" sessions with parents which have been an instant hit. Parents join their children at the beginning of the day and they read together. The sessions have developed to...
Safe as Houses
Last week sixty of our older children worked with Danny from Class Dynamix to produce our own Harehills Primary song inspired by our Spring term theme, Safe as Houses. Entitled "Power of One" the result was incredible with a very powerful message. Putting into song, including memorable actions, how courage can help you overcome fear, doubt and criticism is a real achievement...
The "Wow" Factor
Last week our beautiful new wall art was installed on the fences around the Early Years Playground. It puts a smile on my face when I look at each of the seven images because they depict what our school is all about: happy children enjoying school and learning. If you haven't been into our reception area yet I am sure you will be equally impressed with the wall art...
Learning, laughing and loving in 2015
Happy New Year to all the families and friends of Harehills Primary School. I hope you have all enjoyed the Christmas holidays and made the most of the time to have fun and enjoy quality time with one another.
The beginning of a new year offers us chance to set new goals and make new resolutions. In 2015 we as a school will aim to build on all the...
Festive Traditions giving children a voice
Staff and children wore their Bobble Hats or Christmas Hats with pride on Thursday to raise money for the NSPCC and ChildLine.
Every child has a right to have a voice and sometimes a child needs someone to talk to. ChildLine is there for children who find themselves without anyone to talk to and often in desperate situations. It is important to remind...
Creating a little bit of magic
Our children welcomed the start of the festive season with two special Advent Assemblies. The choir sang and we trimmed our Christmas tree. When the lights on the tree were turned on there was a sharp intake of breath and a quiet "Wow" uttered by children young and old!
We spent a few moments reflecting on the tree and the light from the Advent candle, thinking...
Bringing learning to life
Year 3 classes visited Ripley castle this week. What better way to understand history than go and see and feel it for yourselves. They have also had a go at Archery and they really are starting to understand what being a knight or living in a castle was really like.
Meanwhile F2, Year 1, Year 2 ventured out to the SHINE building to be treated to a performance of The...
Bully free zone
Harehills Primary school will not tolerate bullying and we know how to help stop it happening. Miss Melling started this years Anti-Bullying week with a thought provoking assembly reminding children of all the things they could do if they noticed any bullying in school or felt worried that they were a victim of bullying. She set all KS2 classes a challenge of helping a boy...
The perfect role models
When staff refer to children as "great role model", "engaging in everything", "work hard", "excellent attitude to learning", "great sense of humour", "kind" you know that they are the perfect choices for Head Girl and Boy and Deputy Head Girl and Boy.
I am proud to announce that for 2014-15 Tasneem Elforjani (Sandhurst 3) is our new Head Girl and Umayir Hussain...
Remembrance - lest we forget
This week we will mark the centenary of the beginning of the first world war. It is important our children understand the sacrifice that men and women have given by being injured or losing their lives in wars all over the world so that we can live in peace.
We will mark the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month with a two minute silence. All...