A positive start to the new half term
Last week was a challenging one and the snow on Monday morning made it particularly difficult for many staff to get to work. It is when things are tough that I can see more than ever what an incredibly supportive staff team we have, so a huge thank you to all of our staff for looking out for one another's well-being.
Every year group has picked up where...
Looking after everyone's well-being
We ended a very busy half -term with our second Well-being week which was just wonderful. From daily mindfulness quotes to Mini-me yoga, cooking, singing, painting and time to talk sessions our children have had a week jam-packed with activites to help their well-being; they have absolutely loved this.
Staff have been treated to options such as: leisurely...
The confidence to perform
Yet another week has whizzed by and we have managed to cram in more magical moments. I know we were all wowed by Sandhurst 3's assembly and the way the children 'owned' the performance. They managed to take the story of Noah's ark and make it current, including a rap which three of the boys had written. The message of new beginnings came through loud and clear; very...
Safe as Houses 2020
Last week saw the launch of our Safe as Houses project 2020 and this year we are exploring the "The Huge Bag of Worries" story. It is interesting and very helpful in reminding us all of how we can manage our busy lives which often present us with many worries all at the same time. I was incredibly impressed by how confident our children are when sharing what they know...
Working in partnership
Last week all our teachers went to the Royal Armouries to see what they offer which will further enhance our curriculum by bringing history to life. After experiencing some off their workshops, including those about the Tudors and World War 2 we are excited to be working in partnership with their education department. The Royal Armouries is so close to our school and...
A little bit of mystery and magic 💫❇️
What an exciting time we had when we returned to school last week. Children from all year groups were fascinated by the two foxes who spent time in our playgrounds and up on the roof; the visit even inspired reception children to write books!
Meanwhile, there were strange occurrences happening around year 6 with reports of animals behaving...
What's it like to be a child at our school?
Last week we shared our Ofsted report with our families and the first section is all about what it is like to be a pupil at the school and last week was a perfect reminder of what a fantastic place our school is to be.
There is one word to sum up the week and it is MAGICAL. Christmas in a primary school is a very special time of year and always...
Hope, peace, joy and love
We began last week by officially launching Christmas at Harehills Primary by decorating the Christmas tree and switching on the lights.I talked about Advent and its importance for Christian people. We lit the first candle on our advent wreath which signifies hope and took time to reflect on the other four candles and how important peace, joy, love and light are in...
Out and about
It might have been wet and cold but it hasn't stopped our children making the most of trips outside of school. All year groups have carefully planned in trips and experiences that bring their themes to life. Year 3 classes have loved their taster of the Stoneage at Herd Farm as have Year 4 who travelled back in time to the age of the Vikings during their visit to the Jorvik...
Who's in charge?
At the beginning of last week we did a photo shoot for our new Head boy and girl and Deputy head boy and girl and I am thrilled with the choice because these four young people really are perfect role models for other children as well as being wonderful ambassadors for Harehills Primary. They join our Leeds Children's Mayor as V.I.Ps who I am sure will enjoy every minute of...