A sunny start to the Summer term
The sun shone last week and school was filled with happy faces as we all returned after the Easter break. Every single child was straight back into learning and highlights included: a visit from Henry VIII on Monday afternoon who certainly wasn't phased by the searching questions the Year 4 children asked him; Year 3 visiting Yorkshire wildlife park on...
The opportunity to compete
It is fabulous to note that we continue to stay committed to offering wider experiences through our Harehills Curriculum. Last week we had success in Netball with a strong team performance resulting in a win against Bardsey Primary school. Our team trains hard and it is wonderful to see boys and girls keen to take part.
Great news for our Debating teams as well...
High quality learning everywhere you look
Last week was the first week of Spring term lesson observations for all teachers and support staff. When I reflected on the week with our Strategic Leadership team we all commented on what an absolute pleasure it is to spend time in classrooms watching the high quality teaching that takes place right across school. Our children are very privileged to...
Perseverance and resilience; What do they look like?
If you have ever wondered what perseverance and resilience look like in real life then you needed to visit school last week. During our KS2 Mock SATs week we were challenged by yet another day of severe weather and school had to close but we didn't let it deter us from completing the week of tests. Our entire school community pulled...
Freezing outside but plenty of warmth inside
As we begin to get back to normal after a period of school being closed due to such severe weather it is comforting to reflect back on events at the beginning of last week.
Sandhurst 3 (Year 6) performed a wonderful class assembly all about the ethos of waiting for what you want by being patience, being resilient, persevering and making sure you...
'The power of one'
PC Karen Kear our Safer Schools Officer joined us in assembly last Monday and gave us some important messages about how we can keep ourselves safe. It was fantastic to listen to children answering her questions and showing how well they understand their role in keeping themselves safe as well as helping to keep others safe.
We were also able to show the film version of our...
Inspirational starter lessons
One of the aims of our Harehills Curriculum is to offer high quality learning that will inspire, motivate and challenge all learners. There was evidence of this in abundance last week.
- Year 2 staff staged a mock fire as part of their theme, 'Who left the oven on' and ended the week with a visit from the fire brigade.
- Year 6 team created an incident where a...
Collaboration at its best
There have been so many opportunities to showcase what we do at Harehills Primary this week and our visitors have without exception been impressed by what they have seen.
"Wow, wow, wow" was the reaction from one of the visitors from Belgium and the consensus of the group was much the same. We hosted 15 EU visitors who are all part of an Erasmus project looking at...
The joy of singing
The highlight of last week has to be our group of Young Voices 2018 performing in Harehills Primary School Arena; just magical!
Earlier in the week many of the children, accompanied by staff had gone to Sheffield Arena and joined with thousands of other children to participate in this years Young Voices event.
It was wonderful for us to get a snapshot into what they had...
'Safe as houses'
Last Monday Miss Melling and Mrs Haywood launched our annual 'Safe as Houses' project in both our family assemblies. I had talked about new year resolutions and the determination needed to ensure that we succeed in achieving them. It was the perfect time to ask children to make a pledge to keep themselves safe and to help others to keep themselves safe as well.