A week to remember - Remembrance day, Anti-bullying week and an Ofsted inspection
Last week started with a poignant two minutes silence when every child and member of our school held hands in circles to reflect and show respect for all those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in order to make our world a better place; it ended having completed a section 8 Ofsted inspection!
There are so many...
'Change starts with us'
Anti-Bullying week begins on Monday 11th November and this year the slogan is "change starts with us," something we readily embrace in our school because we know that we can make a huge difference within our world. Watching serious, reflective faces in assembly last week left me in no doubt that our children have the desire to doso.
Mrs McMullen and Miss Melling...
A half term full of learning
What an amazing half term this has been. If our intent is to make sure that our children laugh a lot and love being at school to learn then our staff team have implemented this and the impact is seen everywhere.The smiles on the children's faces says it all!
I reflected with the governors on what had been achieved and we had a long list including the...
The little extras that make a big difference
A splash of pink everywhere today reminded me of how amazing our staff and children are when asked to take part in anything! It is the extra things such as 'wear it pink' day, amazing assemblies, trips, visits, clubs etc... etc.. that really are the icing on the cake in terms of putting the loving and laughing into learning.
Our school is such a...
Heal the world, make it a better place 🌎
At a time when there is much going wrong in the world it is a sign of hope to see young children giving key messages about how we can all make a difference and make the world a better place for everyone.
Year 3 children (Darfield 2) reminded us of how everyone has the right to be equal regardless of colour or race when they performed their class...
Since the start of this new school year our year groups have planned in so many exciting experiences which really do bring the curriculum to life. Here is a taster of what our children get to do:
- Year 2 children have explored the woods and had a visit from the owls
- Year 3 children have appreciated the art of sculpture in Yorkshire Sculpture park
- Year 5 children have...
A consistent approach
Last week we welcomed our new School Improvement Advisor Duncan Grant on his first visit to Harehills Primary and he was very impressed by what he saw. He recognised the hard work that has been put in to achieving 'a high level of consistency with regard to classroom environments' and saw that school 'clearly has high standards and expectations'.
Duncan was able to see...
Calm and purposeful
There are so many things that make me feel proud of my school but this week when I have been out and about in all areas it is the positive relationships between staff, staff and children, and staff and parents that has really shone out. It is so important to learn how to make people feel welcome, safe, valued, included and happy. All our learners are entitled to learn...
Look what you can achieve if you collaborate
We always focus on the power of collaboration during the first half term of the school year. This year I shared an example of how different people in school have collaborated on a project and what a success this was.
The aim was to create a virtual tour of our school which shows what a happy, welcoming place it is and the result was fantastic. In...
Back to school and ready to learn
A very warm welcome back everyone. We had such a happy start to the new academic year. It is wonderful on the first day back to walk around and see children arriving with their families looking smart in our Harehills blue uniform, eager and ready to learn.
Every classroom and area looks bright, exciting and welcoming. Our staff team really does go that extra...