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.
A new year; time to reflect
It was a very happy start to 2018 last week at Harehills Primary. Staff returned looking refreshed and ready to face the demands of the new term. It was wonderful to see our children looking so smart in their uniforms and really eager and ready to learn.
Just before we finished for the Christmas break I shared with the staff team 12 fantastic achievements from...
The magic of Christmas in a Primary School
Last night I watched with pride as members of our choir joined with children from4 of our cluster schools to sing a rang of Christman songs at St Aidan's Church. You could feel the spirit of the season as they celebrated the messages of hope, peace nd goodwill that lie at the heart of the well-loved Christmas story. This was just the beginning of...