A bit of festive magic
I joined the F2 children on their trip to Stockeld Park where we all escaped for a few hours into a world of fantasy, magic and mystery which happens at this time of year. Our children behaved perfectly and the conversations inspired by this visit were a joy to listen to.
On Sunday members of our choir joined children from other CHESS schools as part of the Advent...
Proud to be a healthy school
We are pleased to have been reaccredited with Healthy School status. This is an important award to hold as it recognises that we are an effective school in terms of keeping our children and staff healthy in many ways. The team of assessors recognised the many strengths our school has in the way we encourage healthy eating, heathy minds and bodies and healthy...
Make a noise about bullying
Last week was National Anti-bullying week and we launched our week with an assembly aimed at clarifying what bullying actually looks like. All too often our children and sometimes their parents are quick to label an incident as bullying when in reality it is friends teasing one another, being unkind and falling out or children making the wrong choices.
Time to remember, a memorable week
727 children alongside 90 staff and an Ofsted Inspection team took time to reflect and remember the many men and women who have died fighting in wars all over the world so that we can live in a safer place.
Showing impeccable behaviour, our children made class circles and stood in silence for one minute, demonstrating a solemnity way ahead of their years....
Showing we care
The care and well-being of our children is at the heart of all we do at Harehills Primary school. Last week our Pastoral Hub team met for their first meeting since half term and the minutes from their meeting showed how well our team works to support children and families to ensure they are happy and ready to learn.
Along with Steven Wood our Associate Governor I had a...
Feeling safe and Keeping safe
Welcome back for another busy and exciting half term. November is a month when we will be focusing on "feeling safe and knowing how to be safe". We will be launching our "Every day counts in November" challenge this week to remind all our children to come to school every day. We know if our children are in school then they are safe and learning. We also have...
World Food week
Last week was World food week and during the week, our school catering team served up a different menu, giving children the opportunity to try a selection of food from around the world. In lessons children talked about world hunger and found out just how little some children have to eat. We are only too aware that there are families within our own community who have very...
Respecting one another's differences
I watched Elford 3 perform an entertaining assembly last week which delivered such an important message. Based around the story of the lovable multi-coloured elephant Elmer, they reminded us that we should celebrate our uniqueness. The world would be a very dull place if we were all the same. Differences can be scary and sometimes cause misunderstandings....
The sound of music
Music can be a truly uplifting and I have been thrilled to listen in to Year 6 exploring rhythm through Bon Jovi's "Living on a prayer". This progressed to a rousing vocal rendition last week. It made me want to get out my air guitar!! I look forward to what they will be attempting next. All part of a new resource, Charanga, that is being introduced into Key Stage 1 and...
Learning about different faiths; understanding and respect
Rich in culture and diversity, we use every opportunity we can to find out more about the different faiths represented within our school. Sandhurst 1 (Year 6) delivered a confident assembly all about the main activities that a Muslim pilgrim undertakes during their special Hajj pilgrimage. It was a creative and imaginative take on the...