Last week all three Year 6 classes went on a trip to Malham. This is a trip which allows them to show their skills by working as a team collaborating and finding ways to make it to the top. It also tests each child's ability to persevere and be resilient. Life experiences such as this are invaluable in helping shape a child into an adult who will be able to participate fully in...
Last week our Strategic Leadership team went into classes throughout school observing teaching and learning in Reading. It was wonderful to see children inspired and engaged in high quality guided reading sessions. Adults are key to helping children understand how books work by 'reading aloud' and 'thinking aloud'. Our children are very lucky to have other adults in their...
It costs nothing to be kind to others but means such a lot. Darfield 2 children led our assembly and acted out the story of "The Smartest Giant in town," who just happened to be the kindest person in town as well. Their assembly explained what kindness is and how people feel when you are kind to them. At the end of their assembly the children set a challenge for all the other classes...
Ant and Decking
I was thrilled to officially open our brand new decking on Friday which offers a wonderful outside space for our Year 5 and 6 children. We are so lucky to have our talented Assistant Sit Manager, Anthony Mackay, whose DIY skills are second to none. Our Deputy Head Mrs Lee has introduced zoning within the playground for Year 5 and Year 6 and the decking will allow us to take...
Fantastic Mr Dahl
Roald Dahl has inspired children to read for a long time and it is wonderful that once a year Roald Dahl day gives us the chance to take time out to explore the magic of his books. What fun we had!
Harehills Primary school is committed to ensuring that our school provides opportunities for children to 'learn, laugh and love' and Wednesday demonstrated just how well we do...
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...