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...
The lunchtime experience
It is no mean feat feeding hundreds of children every day and especially when you opt to seat children, serve 'family service style and keep children all safely in their class bubbles! Mrs Lee, our Deputy Head has put together a plan with military precision which enables 3 sittings in 2 dining halls, alongside packed lunches in class bubble bases to all happen...
A happy place to be
Last week was the first week when our new Reception children in Ashton 1,2 and 3 classes stayed in school all day, including having a school lunch. It has been wonderful to watch them arrive at school, all wide-eyed and ready to learn, laugh and love 😊. At the end of the school day it is equally as rewarding to see them meet their families with big smiles on their faces...
Globovision 2020- putting on a show
The coronavirus pandemic might have meant that we have had to re-think some of the activities we would normally do in school, but the teachers at HPS will always find a way to inspire and engage our children.
Faced with being unable to open the Sandhurst Restaurant to offer children a range of international cuisine with the intention of them writing...
Since our children returned to school, they have been enjoying activities based around a book called 'Belonging' by Jeannie Baker. We wanted them to be able to talk about the changes to their lives that they had seen through lockdown and to discuss their hopes for our community as we move forward. At a time like this it is so important that we make time to allow everyone to talk...
What a fantastic week 😊
I have always known that the sense of belonging and being one big HPS family is something that would be so important when times are hard and I have seen this everywhere I have been this week. Be it by adults wearing a face covering on site or everyone doing their bit to social distance it has been wonderful to see the support for keeping one another safe. It is...
To hear one of our children, say, "I had the best day in school" to her mum at the end of her first day back after such a long time was just perfect.
It was with as real sense of excitement, albeit a little anxiety, that we opened our school to all children in Year 1-6 last week for the first time since March 20th. It might be complicated in terms of staggered start and finish times, but I...
To all our children and families I want to send my best wishes and a smile which I hope you will share.
We are now into week 3 of lockdown which is also week 1 of what would be our Easter holidays under normal circumstances and I know from the calls and messages we have received that many of you are feeling fed up.
All your class teachers and the adults you work with are sending messages...
Keeping one another healthy and safe
Last week we hit the half way point of this half term and many staff have spoken about how challenging it is at the moment. The ever changing picture of what is happening as a result of the spread of the coronavirus is an unprecedented concern and pressure for all of us. I want to re-assure everyone that our leadership team and our governing board know...
Words, words everywhere 💬
Everyone in Harehills Primary dressed up to represent a word as part of our World Book day. Miss Pallas and Mrs Mann who take a lead on promoting reading within school had planned a fun-filled assembly which included a very enthusiastic cast of adults acting out the Jolly Postman story. What a wonderful way to remind children of the enjoyment they can get from...