The joy of performing
I absolutely loved the experience of watching the children who had attended Young Voices 2019 at Sheffield Arena perform in Harehills Arena (our Hall) on Friday afternoon; a wonderful end to another week filled with high quality learning.
Being able to perform in front of hundreds of children and adults is a real test of character and the children exuded confidence...
Safe as houses: the power to speak up 👍
"The power of one who stands with courage" are the final lyrics of our school 'Safe as houses' song. Every year in January Miss Melling and Mrs Haywood launch our "Safe as houses" project which aims at reminding our children of how they can keep themselves safe, as well as helping to keep others safe. They always manage to find a creative way to...
We are committed to engaging our children in learning by making it as interesting and exciting as possible. Across school children started the new term with an inspirational starter lesson planned to capture their imagination and 'hook' them into wanting to ask questions and find out more.
I was delighted to join Year 5 presiding over the mock courtroom as a judge...
Simply having a wonderful Christmas time
We began the festive season on Monday 3rd December decorating our Christmas tree and talking about the meaning of advent and the four candles representing Hope, Peace, Love and Joy. This was just the beginning of what has been a truly magical time at Harehills Primary School.
Children and staff have partied in style and our final day in school saw us...
The most wonderful time of the year
The children from all classes in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 brought the gift of love to Harehills Primary last week when they performed their version of the Christmas story. The huge smiles on their faces showed how much they enjoyed taking part and we were all amazed by how they had managed to learn the words to so many songs.
The play included a...
'Get your sparkle on'
Glitter, sequins and tinsel were in abundance last Monday when Harehills Primary decided to 'get their sparkle on' in aid of the NSPCC. ✨❇
It couldn't have been better timed than on a day when we had our special assemblies about Advent and decorated our Christmas tree.
The children came into assembly to the wonderful voice of Michael Buble singing 'It's beginning...
Learning at the heart of everything
This week has shown that learning truly is at the heart of everything we do. Year 5 gave us a very impressive snapshot into learning when they presented a showcase of all they have learned so far this year. We were wowed by what we saw, especially the creative, engaging activities that the children have experienced as part of their themes, "World War II:...
Whose in charge? Takeover Day 2018
We had a great time on Friday when right across school so many staff had given their time to allow Year 6 children to get an insight into what their role entails for National Takeover day; We even had children venture out to Compton Library to takeover jobs there. Seven incredibly articulate children joined our SLT meeting to take over the role of Head...
'Choose respect' and 'Do your thing'
This year's slogan for Anti-Bullying week is 'choose respect' and that was the theme for the Year 6 children in Sandhurst 1 who presented an assembly full of dramatic and powerful moments. Children in the audience were left with no doubt as to where they could find help if they were experiencing bullying or worried about someone being bullied.
Our caring school community
This week has reminded me of just how caring our staff, children and families are. We have held the first "Come and Share" parents meetings of this school year and I have been overwhelmed by the appreciative comments I have received from parents particularly relating to the care and support that our staff show towards their children.
One parent spoke about the...