For my first assembly of the new school year I talked to both family assemblies about the importance of collaborating; being part of a team. Collaborate is one of six key learning attributes that we focus on at our school knowing that if you can collaborate with others effectively it will help you throughout your life.
During the week I saw fantastic examples of how well both...
A happy, positive start to a new school year
Our first week back whizzed by and I have been delighted to see children in all classes so eager and ready to participate. I love the creative displays in every classroom which have been put up to inspire our children to ask questions and engage in the chosen themes for this half term.
Thank you to all our families for sending our children to...
2017 - 2018 - what a year 😊
This has been an amazing year for Harehills Primary school which has seen the school achieve many successes, with the highlights including:
- Regaining both Healthy Schools status and Investors in Pupils award
- Winning the Leeds Debating competition
- Achieving MindMate friendly status and SunSafe Schools accreditation
- Reaching both the Netball and Cricket...
I love my life
I listened to our Year 6 children sing their hearts out to Robbie William's "I love my life" and the smiles on their faces said it all. On Tuesday they had seen their SATs results and every single one of them had done themselves proud. Then on Friday they performed their leavers performance for parents, staff and year 5 children. At the end of the show I asked them whether...
The buzz of learning
There has been a real buzz right across school with year 6 practising for their leavers performance, sports afternoons and lots of excitement about the World cup. We even had our own celebrity Micky P. Kerr make a guest appearance during Bexley 3's assembly. The children delivered the message of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle during their assembly on how we can look after our...
Fantastic progress in Reading
Last week I was wowed by the knowledge, understanding, enthusiasm and professionalism shown in our staff professional development meeting on Wednesday night which focused on progression in Reading right across school. It is incredible how far we have come on our Reading journey since Miss Pallas and Mrs Kane did a Reading audit early in autumn term 2017 to find...
Let's get physical
What an active week we had last week. All Year 3 and 4 classes embraced different styles of dance in their World Cup dance tournament, great fun. Then on Thursday Year 3, 4 and 5 had great fun with Alishia Schofield and her Leeds Rhinos colleagues getting the children (&staff) physical through dance, multi skills and rugby. We even had a surprise visit from Ronnie the...
What a week
It is hard to know where to start in a week that has been full of so many successes but I will have a go!
Amazing to be crowned Leeds Debating champions, achieve SunSafe schools accreditation, recognition of what a 'Generous June' school we are by the Leeds Children's Mayor and support an Ofsted inspection. Our Year 6 children really impressed the tester for KS2 Science sampling...
Let's be a 'Sun Safe' School
What a wonderful time we had last week with some exciting initiatives launched in assembly. Our Estate Manager, Steven Wood explained what we need to do to become a 'Sun Safe' school.
Recently we have had some very sunny, hot weather and it is very important that everyone in our Harehills family knows how to keep themselves safe in the sun. The assembly included...
Strength of character
You can learn a great deal about a person by noticing the way they approach a challenge and I watched our Year 6 children demonstrate 'true grit' and determination during a very long and demanding week of SATs. I couldn't have been more proud of them. Faced with tests that would have tested children who have spoken English since birth, our children; the vast majority...