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...
Darfield 3 children led our Assemblies and reminded us how important it is to have good manners. Using good manners is one of our 5 school rules and I am proud to say visitors to school frequently comment on how polite the children are at Harehills Primary. Members of the public have also praised children wherever we have been on trips out of school. Having good manners is a...
The hard work and enthusiasm Mr Waddington our PE leader and Mrs Mcmullen Assistant Head teacher have put in to improving involvement in Sport at Harehills Primary was recognised this week. We were successful in achieving the Bronze Sports Mark for school games. Going for Silver is now our aim and with exciting initiatives such as trained Sports Ambassadors I am sure we...
A film crew, working on behalf of the NSPCC came into school on Wednesday and filmed clips at Breakfast club, on the minibus and in classrooms around school. Sam Willshaw, our Office Manager and I were filmed talking about the importance of Safer Recruitment.
The film director informs me that the "footage looks absolutely stunning" and he and the camera man were very impressed with...
This year's October Pupil Census shows we have 33 languages spoken in our school and children belong to 22 different ethnic groups. Add into that the fact we had 718 pupils on Census day and we can truly celebrate the fact that we remain a large, diverse, dynamic school with so much to bring from our community and our life experiences which cannot fail to enhance our...
Every day really does count!
When we came back to school in September I said Attendance was to be an "Obsession" for Harehills Primary and I am pleased to see everyone has responded to this. Whole school levels of Attendance for the last two weeks have been 98%. That means most of our children have been at school every day learning. Lets keep on going!
Showing we care
The first charity we...