A productive week at HPS
We have reached the end of our third week of lockdown and halfway through this half term. It's been another busy and productive week at school. Here's a taster of what has been going on:
- Numbers in the provision bubbles are increasing and staff team B have done a wonderful job keeping the children busy learning. A big shout out to Mr Lockett who continues to put...
Zoom meets, laptops, and a whole lot of snow 👬❄️
We reached the end of week 2 of another lockdown finding ourselves in a winter wonderland when Leeds was covered in snow. Once again, the HPS staff have all been fantastic in responding to whatever they have been asked to do 👍😊
We were really pleased to be opening the Early Years, KS1 and KS2 bubbles offering provision for our...
What a week! 😩
I am typing this after reaching the end of our first week of another lockdown and feeling, as I am sure our staff and our families do, mentally and physically exhausted. As is sadly often the case in education we have had changes sprung on us with little or no notice and been expected to just get on with it! I know this has caused frustration for you all and it is important...
Sparkle and Shine ✨
On my advent calendar it says, "2020 might be different but there is still chance to add some fizz, sparkle and energy to boost your world" and on Friday I saw enough glitter, tinsel, and sparkle in school to put a big smile on my face. We decided to 'get our sparkle on' and raise money for the NSPCC. Our children and their families are always very generous when asked...
A little bit of magic ✨
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas 🎄🔔❄️🎁 What a wonderful time we had last week, sprinkled with a little bit of magic that HPS does so well 😍✨.
We have been busy finding ways to make school feel festive and enabling our children to have fun whilst keeping them safely in their class bubbles. This week they have watched a ‘virtual’ assembly...
Looking out for one another 💕
Everywhere I go, I listen to people talking about looking after your mental health and general well-being and as a school that sees itself as a very big family, I would expect our staff team to be looking out for one another and noting if people look a little tired, anxious, fed-up, sad etc.. This week we arranged for staff to leave just a little earlier on...
Since we re-opened school in September, our teachers have taken time to assess the gaps in learning for all children in their classes that have occurred due to the time children were unable to come into school when the country was in lockdown. Much of the work done to help children to catch up will happen through careful adjustments to planning for whole class teaching and focused...
Where there's a will there's a way
The daily challenge for us at the moment is to find a way to do all the things that we value and enjoy but to do them in a way that keeps us safe from catching coronavirus. We have completed week 2 of this half term and wow, what a lot we have embraced! At 11am on Wednesday 11th the whole school observed another powerful and poignant act of remembrance. It...
We have had another very different start to a half term which has seen us entering a second national lockdown. I have been heartened by the high numbers of children who have happily come into school since the new restrictions came into effect. This shows that our families feel confident that the measures we have put in place in school are helping to keep their children as...
We made it through 7 weeks of new systems of control and it is now time for a great big rest which everyone really does deserve.
In this world of restrictions, we need to find ways to treat ourselves and I hope that is what you will do over the half term break.
Whether you are a member of staff, a child or a parent please take time to recognise what you have achieved. I...