Using our imagination
We had several visitors in school during last week working with our children to inspire them to use their imagination and be creative. East Street Arts began an artist project with 30 of our Year 6 children. Their creative ideas will be used along with those from children in other CHESS cluster schools to contribute to a huge sculpture to be sited in the grounds of the...
Ready to learn
I really enjoyed visiting classrooms last week. Everywhere I went I was greeted by happy, smiling children who were very enthusiastic to talk about their learning. From Romans, tornadoes and number sentences to finding out about Outer Space, every class was inspired and engaged. In assembly we took time to think about the many things we are proud about at Harehills Primary...
Proud of all we achieved in 2015 and ready to continue to go from strength to strength in 2016!
Happy New Year to all the children, families and friends of Harehills Primary School. I hope 2016 will be a year filled with good luck and lots of happy times.
The beginning of a new year offers us chance to reflect upon all our achievements in the year that has just finished. 2015 was a highly...
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...