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HeadLines - 9th May 2016

Positive relationships 

It has been a joy to watch our staff buddies meet with their Year 6 children and show an interest in the progress each individual child has made this academic year. Thursday was a really special day when all our 1:1 Readers took time to coach and support the child they will read to in the SATS this week. The relationships which have been established are heart warming...

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HeadLines - 3rd May 2016

Creativity; thinking out of the box

It never ceases to amaze me how creative our teachers are at Harehills Primary school. Last week, children in Foundation 2 arrived in school to find a giant asleep on their carpet snoring loudly! They couldn't wait to tell me all about it and when I visited their classroom they were busy dressing him in school uniform because 'that's what he needs to wear...

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HeadLines - 25th April 2016

Developing as individuals and working together

I have seen so many examples around school this week of children and staff working together effectively. It is so vital that we teach our children how to build relationships and how to work collaboratively. So much happening and here are just a few examples:

Our Netball team demonstrated fantastic team spirit and a true understanding of...

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HeadLines - 18th April 2016

Proud to be British

We are exploring what it means to be patriotic this week. Assemblies are about our patron saint, Saint George and his bravery and how we can overcome anything scary in our lives. We are celebrating the amazing achievement for our Queen when she celebrates her 90th birthday on Thursday 21st April and our music will include Land of Hope and Glory and Rule...

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HeadLines - 29th March 2016

"Come and join, share and enjoy"

It was fantastic to see so many families of the children in Early Years joining in the fun with a new programme that we will introduce at the beginning of next term called 'Family Funs'. Designed to encourage children to be more active, focussed and work outside of their comfort zones this is another exciting opportunity offered through our Sports Premium...

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HeadLines - 21st March 2016

Community champions

What a wonderful sight it was to see classes of children in all the streets close to our school bathed in sunshine picking up litter. Even more rewarding was the smile on their faces and the sense of enjoyment because they were doing something for others and making a difference to the community they live in. As one of six Zone champions across Harehills we are keen to lead...

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HeadLines - 14th March 2016

Perseverance, resilience and determination

One of our key responsibilities is to equip our children with attributes that will prepare them for the challenges that life will throw at them. Our Harehills Curriculum allows us to focus on many of these and this half term we have been looking at what it means to persevere. This is perfect timing for the children in both Year 2 and Year 6 who are...

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HeadLines - 7th March 2016

Having fun right across the curriculum

Last week was full of fun and creativity with children learning is so many different ways. Ashton 1 and 2 told the story of Noah's ark in their assembly using a mixture of song and Talk4Writing story telling. They explained the importance of being resilient in life. Mr Matthews and Mrs Marshall put together some exciting Maths challenges which all year...

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HeadLines - 29th February 2016

An outward facing school

It has been as very busy start to the new half term. We have hosted lots of visitors from other schools, including Secondary trainee teachers. It is enjoyable and important to share best practice from our school as well as listening and learning about what is effective in other schools. Snapshots into the life of our school have included school food and lunchtimes,...

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HeadLines - 8th February 2016

The power of a story 

Last week was National Storytelling week and all our classes were planning in a bit of extra time to share a story. Year 1 children from Bexley 1 used a very old story to deliver an important message in their assembly. Using Talk4Writing actions they told the story of The Three Little Pigs demonstrating confidence and enthusiasm. They added their own twist to the story...

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