There was great excitement in every classroom just before half term when children and staff watched the HPS live draw for the Euros featuring Mr Waddington and members of SLT. Everyone was desperate to know which of the 24 national teams they would be championing throughout the tournament which was of course delayed from last summer due to coronavirus.
Each class was asked to...
Last week all our teachers met with their Assistant Headteacher to have achievement conversations about every child in their class and the progress they have made since school re-opened again in March. At our Senior leadership team meeting the Assistant Headteachers gave some feedback from these conversations. Time and time again they...
Sunshine after the rain â˜”ðŸŒž
It might have rained and rained last week but there has been plenty of sunshine created inside school with all the excitement Eid celebrations have brought with them for children and staff. I know everyone loved seeing the smart, exquisite Eid clothes that children wore when they came back to school.
Every class had planned a day full of fun,...
The joy of poetry âœ
Classes right across school are really embracing the opportunity to focus on poetry and all the fun and enjoyment that a poem can bring. Thank you to Mrs Lee our Deputy Headteacher for championing poetry and reminding us of what this genre can offer. I know all classes enjoyed the 'virtual' assembly Mrs Lee put together last week.
Poetry can enable us to put down our...
Another week whizzed by, and I know from the feedback I have heard in our SLT meeting that the Harehills Primary staff team are finding so many ways of using every minute to help children catch up on the learning they have missed due to lockdown.
We have made sure that children are happy and ready to learn, with our wonderful learning mentors checking in with families and...
A sporty week ðŸŠâ™€ï¸ðŸŠâ™‚ï¸ðŸƒâ™‚ï¸
The sun shone on most days last week and it was wonderful to see our children back in school at the start of the summer term. It has certainly been a sporty week. Throughout the last year since coronavirus impacted on whether school was open or not, we have put an emphasis on the importance of physical...
A sense of wellbeing
We have reached the end of another very positive week at HPS. It might only be the end of three full weeks with everyone back in school, but there is sense of calm wherever I go, and I can see children who look so content and engaged in whatever they are doing. ,p> I really enjoy spending time at the gates at the start of the day and when children go home because it gives...
A very happy week ðŸ˜
It gave me and the staff team so much pleasure last week to see so many very happy children returning to school after another period of home learning. We have been delighted to see how quickly everyone has remembered all the routines and great to see the children so smart in their school uniform.
I know that staff have planned lots of wonderful activities to help...
Ready, set, go - Monday 8th March is 'back to school day'
We have reached the end of this period of school closure and we are very much looking forward to seeing all the children bounce back into school this week. It will be wonderful to have all staff back in every day again as well. I know it will help us all to feel more optimistic about the future when we get back to our routines and...
A light at the end of a very long tunnel
Last Friday it was seven years since I got the job as Headteacher of Harehills Primary School and I never could have foreseen I would be leading a school during a national pandemic! What a journey we have all been on over the last seven years - together we have achieved so much ðŸ˜Š
A brand-new half term and it does feel like we can see some light...