Now that's what I call learning
Wow - blink and you would have missed this week because it was so jam-packed with learning.
Year 6 children amazed and astounded me with the true grit and determination they showed when approaching their Mock SATs and the wave of support created for them by our staff team was just wonderful. I would like to put a 'shout out' for Mrs McMullen and the Year 6...
A hook into learning
When I read the post-it notes that children had written with reasons why they love our school, many of them mentioned theme lessons; this week reminded me why that might be so. The mystical music from the Harry Potter films filled the air as our Year 6 children entered the building on Tuesday and on their tables every child found a letter telling them they had...
Looking after everyone's well-being
A week focused on the well-being of children and staff was a lovely way to end a very busy half term.
Teachers planned a range of activities for their classes which included:
- Mini-me yoga
- Time to talk sessions
Members of the staff team were given 2 vouchers which they could exchange for a well-being session...
The right to a safe space
Last week was filled with magical moments and non more so than the celebration of learning from this years Safe as Houses project. Family assemblies led so confidently by the children of Sandhurst 3 was just one example of how our Harehills Curriculum hooks children in and ensures they want to learn. It was heart warming to see the safe spaces that had been lovingly...
Learning , laughing and loving in abundance
Year 3 amazed us with their snapshot into learning assemblies. Through acting, singing, showcasing writing they took us on a journey not only to different countries through the use of film clips but through every subject and aspect within the curriculum that they had visited since starting in year 3. The breadth of knowledge, skills and...
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...