Hope, peace, joy and love
We began last week by officially launching Christmas at Harehills Primary by decorating the Christmas tree and switching on the lights.I talked about Advent and its importance for Christian people. We lit the first candle on our advent wreath which signifies hope and took time to reflect on the other four candles and how important peace, joy, love and light are in...
Out and about
It might have been wet and cold but it hasn't stopped our children making the most of trips outside of school. All year groups have carefully planned in trips and experiences that bring their themes to life. Year 3 classes have loved their taster of the Stoneage at Herd Farm as have Year 4 who travelled back in time to the age of the Vikings during their visit to the Jorvik...
Who's in charge?
At the beginning of last week we did a photo shoot for our new Head boy and girl and Deputy head boy and girl and I am thrilled with the choice because these four young people really are perfect role models for other children as well as being wonderful ambassadors for Harehills Primary. They join our Leeds Children's Mayor as V.I.Ps who I am sure will enjoy every minute of...
A week to remember - Remembrance day, Anti-bullying week and an Ofsted inspection
Last week started with a poignant two minutes silence when every child and member of our school held hands in circles to reflect and show respect for all those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in order to make our world a better place; it ended having completed a section 8 Ofsted inspection!
There are so many...
'Change starts with us'
Anti-Bullying week begins on Monday 11th November and this year the slogan is "change starts with us," something we readily embrace in our school because we know that we can make a huge difference within our world. Watching serious, reflective faces in assembly last week left me in no doubt that our children have the desire to doso.
Mrs McMullen and Miss Melling...
A half term full of learning
What an amazing half term this has been. If our intent is to make sure that our children laugh a lot and love being at school to learn then our staff team have implemented this and the impact is seen everywhere.The smiles on the children's faces says it all!
I reflected with the governors on what had been achieved and we had a long list including the...
The little extras that make a big difference
A splash of pink everywhere today reminded me of how amazing our staff and children are when asked to take part in anything! It is the extra things such as 'wear it pink' day, amazing assemblies, trips, visits, clubs etc... etc.. that really are the icing on the cake in terms of putting the loving and laughing into learning.
Our school is such a...
Heal the world, make it a better place 🌎
At a time when there is much going wrong in the world it is a sign of hope to see young children giving key messages about how we can all make a difference and make the world a better place for everyone.
Year 3 children (Darfield 2) reminded us of how everyone has the right to be equal regardless of colour or race when they performed their class...
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...