Well done to everyone for 'keeping going' and keeping coming to school every day which has resulted in us reaching our Attendance target last half term. Whole school Attendance hit 95.7%. We have also started this half term really well. First week back Attendance levels rose to over 96%. If we can sustain this then we can achieve the highest Attendance levels the school has ever...
Understanding British democracy, Harehills Primary style!
Year 5 children began their new theme "Who stole....?" with a mock court case. What better way to inspire children to learn than to involve them as jurors in a case about the theft of jewellery and cash from a certain Mrs Peacock of Cluedo fame.
Our talented Year 5 teachers delighted the children by acting as various witnesses as well...
Perseverance is the key
Welcome back to another busy half term.
This half term we will be reminding the children of the importance of perseverance; continued effort and determination, such a key skill in a world full of challenges.
Before the half term break Conway 3 shared with us the importance of Chinese New Year and the many traditions surrounding this celebration. February 19th...
Keeping safe online
The internet allows us to access a wealth of information and can help our lives in so many ways but it also can be very dangerous. Elford 1 children and Miss Berry chose to lead an assembly to help remind us all, both young and old, how we can keep ourselves safe when we use the Internet. Miss Berry, working with Ben Hall our ICT Manager has been looking at how we keep our...
A culture of vigilance
Conway 1 children started the week using Talk 4 Writing in their assembly to share their ideas for who we can ask for help if we need to.
In a world where there are many challenges and threats, it is vital we feel safer by knowing who we can turn to. Staff training on Wednesday gave us an insight into the Local Authority led PREVENT strategy.
PC Ash Razzaq from the...
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...