KS2 SATS week 2019 took place last week andfrom start, to finish everything was carried out to perfection. Eighty seven children taking six tests over four days sounds like a big ask but when you have a dedicated staff team committed to enabling children to achieve theirbest possible outcomes then anything is possible!
Mrs McMullen and Mr Khan led this massive...
A healthy mind
It was perfect timing for Darfield 3 to talk to us about the importance of a healthy mind which was the focus of their class assembly last week. We were impressed by their drama skills when they acted out emotions such as anger, sadness, joy, fear and disgust all of which can be inside your mind: and sometimes at the same time! Then they shared different ways that you can help...
We are ready
We are now in the month of May and every day counts as our Year 2 and Year 6 children prepare to take their SATS tests. This week it will be Year 2 showing us just what fantastic mathematicians they have become when they sit the KS1 Maths Arithmetic and Maths Reasoning tests.
It is at this time that our staff team wrap around the children to help them to believe in themselves...
Look what we know
It's no mean feat attempting an assembly where 90 Reception class children get the opportunity to perform, but that's exactly what our Ashton team did last week. They delighted the audience with their snapshot into what learning looks like in our Reception classes. Children spoke confidently about animal life cycles, including using hand free microphones which isn't always...
Ready, set, go.... welcome to the summer term
Last week was such a happy and productive start to the summer term with everybody back raring to go; we certainly made the most of the four day week ðŸ‘ Mrs Lee entertained us with an assembly all about how we can be resilient; one of our six key learning behaviours. This is a half term packed full of challenges especially for our Year 2 and...
It was a real joy last week to watch our Year 2 children tackle their Mock SATs. They have been given the confidence and empowered to participate in tests by the supportive environment they learn in every day. I want to say a massive thank you to the Year 2 staff team for making the classrooms such a happy place to be. When I said that I thought they would enjoy the...
Children at the heart of everything we do
If you asked the question, "What's it like to be a child at Harehills Primary School?" then last week would have given you the answer.
The whole week was a real celebration of the quality of education we provide and our ethos built around learn, laugh, love shone thorough everything. SLT carried out lesson observations in every year group, whilst...
Now that's what I call learning
Wow - blink and you would have missed this week because it was so jam-packed with learning.
Year 6 children amazed and astounded me with the true grit and determination they showed when approaching their Mock SATs and the wave of support created for them by our staff team was just wonderful. I would like to put a 'shout out' for Mrs McMullen and the Year 6...
A hook into learning
When I read the post-it notes that children had written with reasons why they love our school, many of them mentioned theme lessons; this week reminded me why that might be so. The mystical music from the Harry Potter films filled the air as our Year 6 children entered the building on Tuesday and on their tables every child found a letter telling them they had...
Looking after everyone's well-being
A week focused on the well-being of children and staff was a lovely way to end a very busy half term.
Teachers planned a range of activities for their classes which included:
- Mini-me yoga
- Time to talk sessions
Members of the staff team were given 2 vouchers which they could exchange for a well-being session...