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HeadLines - 14th September 2015

The perfect start

It was wonderful to walk around school last week and be met by smiling, happy children, parents and staff, Team Harehills were back to learn in style, showing just how proud they are of their school and how proud they are to wear their uniform. I could feel a buzz everywhere I went and many children and families told me how the transition weeks before Summer had helped them...

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HeadLines - 7th September 2015

Happy New School Year!

A warm welcome awaits all our children and their families as they return back for a new school year on Wednesday 9th September. I am sure that the time children spent in their new classes in June and July will help them to feel happy and ready to learn, laugh and love.

Our Early Years team will be out and about visiting our brand new Nursery and Reception children to...

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HeadLines - 20th July 2015 Final Headlines of the Year

Simply the best!

Creating a culture of high aspirations and instilling a sense of self belief is something we are very proud of at Harehills Primary School. This academic year has seen us achieve the highest results we have ever had as a school at the end of Foundation Stage, in Year 1 Phonics check, at the end of Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. This wouldn't have been possible without the...

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HeadLines - 13th July 2015

A fantastic achievement!

Last Tuesday we received our Year 6 SATS test results and they are the best the school has ever had!

They are the well deserved recognition of the exceptional attitude to learning that all our children have developed. Every child has shown resilience, perseverance and a determination to succeed which is highly commendable. Credit goes also to the staff team who have...

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HeadLines - 6th July 2015

Fun in the sun!

Sports afternoons took place last week for several year groups. Year 5 children had been superbly trained to act as Sports ambassadors and under the watchful eye of Mr Waddington they coached our younger children so that they could make the most of the sporting challenges. The objective was maximum participation and the result was children using very inch of our playground and...

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HeadLines - 29th June 2015

Embracing Change

We have reached the final few weeks of the school year and it is the time when everyone starts to feel a mixture of emotions because of the changes ahead. In a confidently performed assembly, the children from Darfield 1 shared with us lots of ideas for how to deal with the fear, worry, upset that can happen during a time of change. Change can be very scary but it is also...

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HeadLines - 22nd June 2015

Living in the Hall of Fame

Our Year 6 children delighted both their families and our staff and children by showcasing their many talents in a fun-filled leavers show, aptly named "The 6th factor". Acts included a variety of dancing styles; singing; comedy; puppetry; magic and agility. The performance finished with an emotional finale with all 90 children singing their version of the Hall of...

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HeadLines - 15th June 2015

School Lunches; a new dining experience

Eating a healthy diet is vital for our children's health, growth and well being. It also ensures they are ready to learn.

This week we introduced a new menu for children eating a lunch in school. The menu has been created in response to parents and children's views, whilst at the same time offering children the chance to try something different. We are...

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HeadLines - 8th June 2015

Sport, sport everywhere!

Last week was full of examples of increased participation in Sport. Two teams entered an inter school Cricket tournament, both successfully winning through to the finals. On the same day, Jill Wilkinson, PE Consultant from our local authority, came into school to train our teachers on how we can interest and engage our children in PE and Sports. Staff came away...

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HeadLines - 18th May 2015

Giving and Gaining

Last week ended in a very special way. The site was alive with 57 volunteers who came to give their time to improve our outdoor environment. Companies taking part in the UK National "Give and Gain" day were Emsleys Solicitors and Wrigleys Solicitors, Enterprise Rent-a car, EMIS and TD Direct Investing. They set about gardening, painting, varnishing and generally giving a...

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