Since the start of this new school year our year groups have planned in so many exciting experiences which really do bring the curriculum to life. Here is a taster of what our children get to do:
- Year 2 children have explored the woods and had a visit from the owls
- Year 3 children have appreciated the art of sculpture in Yorkshire Sculpture park
- Year 5 children have...
A consistent approach
Last week we welcomed our new School Improvement Advisor Duncan Grant on his first visit to Harehills Primary and he was very impressed by what he saw. He recognised the hard work that has been put in to achieving 'a high level of consistency with regard to classroom environments' and saw that school 'clearly has high standards and expectations'.
Duncan was able to see...
Calm and purposeful
There are so many things that make me feel proud of my school but this week when I have been out and about in all areas it is the positive relationships between staff, staff and children, and staff and parents that has really shone out. It is so important to learn how to make people feel welcome, safe, valued, included and happy. All our learners are entitled to learn...
Look what you can achieve if you collaborate
We always focus on the power of collaboration during the first half term of the school year. This year I shared an example of how different people in school have collaborated on a project and what a success this was.
The aim was to create a virtual tour of our school which shows what a happy, welcoming place it is and the result was fantastic. In...
Back to school and ready to learn
A very warm welcome back everyone. We had such a happy start to the new academic year. It is wonderful on the first day back to walk around and see children arriving with their families looking smart in our Harehills blue uniform, eager and ready to learn.
Every classroom and area looks bright, exciting and welcoming. Our staff team really does go that extra...
The world we want to make
The end of term is always very emotional particularly for the Year 6 children who are leaving us to go to high school. Their leavers performance, "Robin and the Harehills Hoodies" was fantastic . 🙌 Every child had been given the opportunity to showcase their personality and their talents. We laughed, we cried and we clapped with appreciation. If the job of a...
Ready for the next step
It was wonderful on transition day last week to visit classrooms and see happy, smiling faces. Every class spent a day with their new teacher in their new classroom and had a taster of what it will be like in their new year group, as well as meeting the staff who will be working with them. I couldn't help but notice how ready for this next step they all are.
Reduce, reuse, recycle ♻️👍
Last week was Science week and it culminated in a Science Fair. All week our children had been engaged in projects which highlighted how we can reuse a whole range of household items in a fun way. During the week all classes had looked at what we can recycle and reduce both at school and at home. The children had been totally inspired and were full of facts...
Injecting creativity into learning is a definite way of ensuring you have happy, inspired and engaged learners. I have seen examples of this in abundance last week right across school.
Year 1 children gave us a fascinating snapshot into learning in year 1 when they performed their year group assembly. The Year 1 teachers have cleverly woven knowledge, skills and understanding...
The subject for Darfield 3's assembly was Refugee week and it was full of poignant messages. The children acted out a story of a family having to flee from their home because of war. I think we all felt very emotional as they showed us the impact it had on the family's lives. They had chosen to sing the song Refuge to end their assembly and it couldn't have been more perfect....