The strength of community
Our community was hit by the tragic death of Irfan Wahid on the day we finished for our half term break. This cruel loss of life showed just what a strong community Harehills is as people representing all faiths and ethnicities came together as one to show respect for the young teenager and his family. One of his friends said, "It is times like this you realise...
Real life drama: Who left the oven on?
Last week was another week filled with fun; most notably the drama of 'who left the staffroom oven on'? Every single year 2 child was totally hooked and immersed in the learning that the mystery of a burning pizza can bring! Add in a real life fire alarm and a crime scene and the possibilities become endless?!
The Harehills Curriculum at its creative...
A snapshot into learning
It is such a privilege to have the time to take a peek into what's happening across school for all our learners. Last week I was thrilled by what I saw. A fierce, flame-haired Boudicca marched into Year 3 and left our children in no doubt as to how fearless she was, whilst giving them a fun way into asking questions about the past. The children enjoyed joining in with...
Harehills Young Voices 2017 live
We turned our school hall into a music arena last week to recreate the experience 47 children and 7 adults had had in the Sheffield Arena on Thursday 12th January when they travelled to be part of Young Voices 2017.
The atmosphere was electric, with lighting matching the beat and lyrics of the songs the children sang. Mrs Jack talked about the event and...
Creating a chain reaction
Every January we launch our "Safe as houses" project which aims at reminding children of how they can keep themselves safe, as well as helping to keep others safe. Miss Melling and Mrs Haywood always find a creative way to involve our children and make sure important messages are understood. This year we are creating a 'chain reaction'. Every child in every...
The perfect start to 2017
Happy New Year to all our families and to all the friends of Harehills Primary school. We had a very happy, calm and purposeful start to 2017 and the new school term.
Staff returned full of energy and enthusiasm on Tuesday and spent time looking at the progress all children have made in Maths, Reading and Writing, since starting their current year groups. There is...
The gift of love
It was magical to watch our children from the Ashton, Bexley and Conway classes perform their Christmas concert 'Little Angel gets her wings'. It is so important to remember the true meaning of Christmas and every version of the Christmas story is different and has it's own personality. Our children entertained families and friends so confidently. As they sang the final song,...
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Everywhere I go I have seen or heard signs that we are now getting ready for Christmas. We had a very special assembly last week when we talked about advent and its importance for the Christian faith and we trimmed our Christmas tree. While the beautiful words and music of Silent night filled the hall, one by one children came, chose a decoration...
One big family
Last Thursday we held our annual Year 6 dinner. The hall was full of our year 6 children and their families and the year 6 staff team had done an amazing job creating a warm and welcoming ambiance. We are a very large school but this event reminded me of the fact we are still one, big family.
We talked about what a very special year this is for the children, one that we hope...
A 'Spotacular' week
What an exciting and extremely busy time we had last week. Harehills Primary school certainly embraced the 'Spotacular' theme for this year's Children in Need appeal. It amazed me how creative our children and their families, as well as our staff, had been in thinking of ways to dress up in 'spotacular' fashion.
At the same time, right across school so many staff had...