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HeadLines - 30th March 2015

Value your achievements

In Monday's assembly, Bexley 2 children talked about what they had achieved this half term. This included learning how seeds grow; understanding the two times table; being able to skip; reading stories and learning actions and improving writing. They helped us all to remember to make time to reflect and value our own achievements.

During the week our School Improvement...

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HeadLines - 23rd March 2015

Arooj (meaning "Rise") Celebration

What a magical event the Arooj Celebration event was last Thursday afternoon.
Arooj is a collaborative of schools all working together to raise aspirations, expectations and achievement of children from minority ethnic groups. This celebration was to announce the winners of the Arooj Creative Writing competition but also showcased the creative talents of...

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HeadLines - 15th March 2015

Attitudes to Learning

Last week we proved that collaborating as a team of staff and children we can help one another to achieve.
Darfield 2 children reminded us of how important it is to be resilient and Year 6 children proved they could be during a long hard week of Mock SATs. Encouraged and supported by their staff buddies they persevered and remained focused throughout. A huge thank you to...

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HeadLines - 9th March 2015


Well done to everyone for 'keeping going' and keeping coming to school every day which has resulted in us reaching our Attendance target last half term. Whole school Attendance hit 95.7%. We have also started this half term really well. First week back Attendance levels rose to over 96%. If we can sustain this then we can achieve the highest Attendance levels the school has ever...

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HeadLines - 2nd March 2015

Understanding British democracy, Harehills Primary style!

Year 5 children began their new theme "Who stole....?" with a mock court case. What better way to inspire children to learn than to involve them as jurors in a case about the theft of jewellery and cash from a certain Mrs Peacock of Cluedo fame.
Our talented Year 5 teachers delighted the children by acting as various witnesses as well...

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HeadLines - 23rd February 2015

Perseverance is the key


Welcome back to another busy half term. 

This half term we will be reminding the children of the importance of perseverance; continued effort and determination, such a key skill in a world full of challenges.


Before the half term break Conway 3 shared with us the importance of Chinese New Year and the many traditions surrounding this celebration. February 19th...

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HeadLines - 9th February 2015

Keeping safe online

The internet allows us to access a wealth of information and can help our lives in so many ways but it also can be very dangerous. Elford 1 children and Miss Berry chose to lead an assembly to help remind us all, both young and old, how we can keep ourselves safe when we use the Internet. Miss Berry, working with Ben Hall our ICT Manager has been looking at how we keep our...

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HeadLines - 2nd February 2015

A culture of vigilance

Conway 1 children started the week using Talk 4 Writing in their assembly to share their ideas for who we can ask for help if we need to.

In a world where there are many challenges and threats, it is vital we feel safer by knowing who we can turn to. Staff training on Wednesday gave us an insight into the Local Authority led PREVENT strategy.

West Yorkshire Police

PC Ash Razzaq from the...

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HeadLines - 26th January 2015

Read, Read, Read

We made a new year's resolution to make sure that the children of Harehills Primary read widely and often. Reading opportunities have been increased across the whole school.

  • Year 1 started "Come and Read" sessions with parents which have been an instant hit. Parents join their children at the beginning of the day and they read together. The sessions have developed to...
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HeadLines - 19th Jan 2015

Safe as Houses

Last week sixty of our older children worked with Danny from Class Dynamix to produce our own Harehills Primary song inspired by our Spring term theme, Safe as Houses. Entitled "Power of One" the result was incredible with a very powerful message. Putting into song, including memorable actions, how courage can help you overcome fear, doubt and criticism is a real achievement...

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