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HeadLines - 20th March 2023

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.


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HeadLines - 13th March 2023

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...

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HeadLines - 6th March 2023

Celebrating World Book Day

Following the huge success from last year's pyjama day to celebrate World Book Day we decided to repeat it for 2023. We asked children to come to school dressed in their pyjamas and bring their favourite bedtime book with them. They could also bring their teddy too if they wanted! If children didn't have their own books, they could use the class recommended reading...

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HeadLines - 27th Feb 2023

A new half term

Another very positive start to a new half term at Harehills Primary. It has been great to see the children so happy to be back in school learning.

I know Miss Melling and Miss Pallas were really impressed when they popped into Phonics lessons this week in all Year 1 and Year 2 classes. We introduced a new Phonics scheme in September 2022 which is a massive undertaking, and it...

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HeadLines - 9th February 2023

A wonderful week of wellbeing

The perfect end to a busy half term has been another fun and very successful Wellbeing Week in school.

The Wellbeing Week timetable included lots of exciting ideas and resources put together with great care by Mrs McMullen to help maximise the joy of wellbeing week for everyone. Here is a taster of some of the things on offer.

Quote of the day - sent via email...

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HeadLines - 6th February 2023

Making connections in learning

Over the past fortnight member of SLT have made lesson visits to watch all teachers in action. The focus of these visits has been on the use of feedback in lessons. At our weekly SLT meeting we shared our comments from what we had seen right across school. We were all delighted by the high standard of feedback and marking that we saw.

It is very evident that...

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HeadLines - 30th January 2023

Class assemblies
Over the past few weeks, I have watched some wonderful class assemblies.

Chinese New Year
Sandhurst 3 (Year 6) children put their own spin on the Chinese New Year story. They used sports commentators for the race that the 12 animals had to cross the river. Children, staff and parents were really interested to find out which animal is the one for the year they were born, and...

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HeadLines - 23rd January 2023

Health & Wellbeing Beacon Status School

I would like to share with great pride the outcome of our Healthy Schools Re-accreditation visit that took place on Wednesday last week by including an email sent to the staff team by Mrs McMullen. She is the overall Strategic Lead for Personal development and Wellbeing in school which of course includes healthy schools.

"Sheryll Carter (our assessor...

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HeadLines - 16th Jan 2023

Safe as Houses 2023

Last week saw the launch of the 2023 Safe as Houses project. The project is such an important focus for us and thank you, Miss Melling and Mrs Haywood, for always coming up with a new perspective on helping us to think about how we can keep ourselves and others safe. The idea of using the traditional tale, Hansel and Gretel to explore choices and a version with a spin on...

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HeadLines - 9th January 2023

The joy of performing

I absolutely loved the experience of watching the children who had attended Young Voices 2023 at Sheffield Arena perform in Harehills Arena (our Hall) on Friday afternoon; a wonderful end to another week filled with high quality learning.

Being able to perform in front of hundreds of children and adults is a real test of character and the children exuded confidence and...

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