Musician of the moment
As we entered the hall on Tuesday ready to watch the Year 1 snapshot of learning assembly, 'Rocket Man' by Elton John was playing. There couldn't have been a more apt choice because the assembly showcased Year 1 children's learning through the theme 'A journey to..' which includes a rocket ship landing in their playground and three alien eggs being left for them to care...
All in a week's work
Another fun and extremely productive week at Harehills Primary complete. Once again, when I look back on the week, it is hard to believe how much we cover in just 5 days. Here are a few things I picked out:
Year 2 SATs
It was lovely to watch the Year 2 children approach their SATS tests with such confidence and enthusiasm. It is such a big ask of many of our children...
When the going gets tough, the tough get going
Every year when I reflect on the KS2 SATs week which took place last week there are so many reasons to feel proud of HPS.
Our children amazed and delighted me every single day of a week that is a huge test of, not only their knowledge and skills in English Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling, Reading and Mathematics, but also their ability to...
Coronation fever hits Harehills Primary School
What a fun end to a four-day week we have had with all things red, white and blue to enjoy. Luxor 1 (Year 5) children treated us to an amazing coronation themed assembly. I really enjoyed finding out so much about what happens during the coronation of a monarch. The children brought Westminster Abbey to our school hall and took us on a journey of...
All in one week?
I took a few minutes to think about all the things that had happened during last week and I was amazed at just how much we do in a week. From Eid parties for all classes, Eid fuddles for staff, Fairtrade assemblies, trips to Yorkshire Wildlife park, Temple Newsam farm and the library, planning meetings for KS2 SATs, and working around a Strike Action day, the list is endless....
A happy start to a new term
The sun has smiled on us a lot this week and it certainly makes it feel more like the start of the summer term (albeit cold at times!). We have had a productive first week back.
I was delighted to officially open the new Year 3 outdoor area on Monday. This has been lovingly created by the inspirational This Green Moon team. I know the children will get so much out...
End of Spring term and time to reflect
The final week of the Spring term has been another week crammed full of learning experiences giving us a great deal to celebrate when we take time to reflect on all we have achieved
Two teams from Year 5 went to Wigton Moor Primary School for the first round of this year's Leeds Debating competition. One of our teams won their debate and we hope that...
How much can you fit into one week?
My headline this week could possibly be part of a SATs Maths question and the week we have just completed could be a plausible answer.
We started the week with a very uplifting assembly performed by Elford 1 that celebrated Mother's Day and mothers everywhere. Acting out an episode of the GBBO the children's showstopper bake was a cake for mother's day and...
Thinking about others and making a difference
We are committed to raising money for charity and invest time in talking to our children about how we can make a difference to those less fortunate than ourselves.
Red Nose Day 2023
Red Nose Day was on Friday 17th March and this year it was all about coming together, spreading joy and having the best day ever, whatever that means for you.
KS2 Mock SATS; Resilience and a bucketful of Perseverance
What a busy week it was last week! We completed 2023 KS2 Mock SATS week in style. I was so impressed with the way our children approached four days of tests. Every child in Year 6 has gaps in their learning after missing chunks of precious time in school due to Covid. Then add in the extra factor with so many of our children still...