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...
Moving on up
We have already started our work on preparing our children for the next step in their learning journey. I have noticed that children are showing signs of the maturity needed for this. Last Monday Elford 2 children led our assembly with real confidence. The audience was wowed when a group played ukuleles and then the whole class sang 'Man in the mirror'. The message was "I can...
Personal, Social, Health Education: Building the foundations for the future
At Harehills Primary we recognise that investing quality time on personal, social, health education has a massive impact on a child and the adult they will become. On Thursday we had some fantastic PSHE staff training delivered by our talented leaders, Mrs McMullen and Miss Melling. This began with all staff being...
Time to reflect
I took time to reflect over the half term break on all that had been achieved over the last 6 weeks; the list was quite incredible.
"Harehills Primary school is a vibrant and dynamic place." These are the opening words of our Investors in People assessment report and they epitomise the many activities that took place throughout the last half term. Successes in cricket and...
Learning how to care for things; knowing when you are being cared for
Bexley 3 children gave us a fascinating peek into the creative learning that happens in their classroom everyday when they performed their assembly last Monday. Showing very confident speaking and acting ability, they shared with the audience lots of facts about how to care for trees. Then they told the story of 'Stickman'...
Tested to the limits
Last week was probably one of the busiest weeks we have had this year, but at the same time one of the most rewarding. Our Year 6 children amazed and delighted me with how they managed to take a week of SATs coolly and calmly in their stride. At the same time I observed the true team spirit that exists within our school which is always so evident when it is most needed....
Championing healthy minds
A healthy mind is vital to a happy and successful life and that is one of the many reasons why Harehills Primary is working towards becoming a MindMate Champion setting
A MindMate Champion setting provides mental health awareness and support at an exemplary level. It supports the prevention of social, emotional and mental health issues, gets the correct support...
"I can do this"
The message of self belief was loud and clear from Sandhurst 2's assembly last week. The timing couldn't have been more perfect for our year 6 children to give us a glimpse into the future and show us the challenges they might encounter during their SATs test week. Faced with nerves and unable to ask those that they would normally turn to for help, what should they do? The...
Investing in People
What a busy, positive start to the Summer term it has been.
Eighteen of our staff were selected by Amanda Riyalls our assessor for face to face interviews as part of our assessment for the Investors in People award. We will find out our judgement in approximately 3 weeks but Amanda gave us some feedback yesterday before leaving and it was incredibly complimentary. I was...