Another wonderful year
We have completed another very successful year at Harehills Primary and the last week of this school year was full of special moments. Year 6 performed a fantastic leaver's performance called 'This is the Place' which was so heartfelt and emotional that it left us all reaching for a tissue.
The message was wrapped around being ready to walk through 'The Door' leaving...
Persevere and Reflect
As we reach the final full week of the school year, two words keep coming up over and over again and they are 'persevere' and 'reflect'. These are two of the key attributes that we focus on in school. I have seen so many examples of children and staff being able to do both these things very successfully over the course of the year.
One of the wonderful moments of last...
Coping with change
Conway 3 delivered a lovely assembly all about coping with change and we are at that point of the year when we can see a whole lot of change ahead. It is sometimes difficult to find ways to manage this. In family assemblies, I mentioned a saying that I think about when faced with what might feel like an overwhelming workload and it is, "you can't eat an elephant all in one...
It is the time of year when I am reading end of year reports for every child. The comments written by teachers and key workers show me just how well our staff know the children they work with. it is also very evident how many experiences the children have had over this school year and their achievements. They are obviously ready to transition up to a new year group or to high...
How much can you do in a week?
Blink and you will have missed it! That is how I would describe last week. Crammed full of so many wonderful learning experiences, it is a reminder of the extremely high-quality curriculum we offer our children at HPS.
Thank you to Mrs Marshall and Darfield 3 for the emotive assembly they performed launching Refugee week. There was so much for us to think about...
Taking on a challenge
Another sunny and productive week at HPS complete.
Year 1 and Year 2 are pleased to have finished the Phonics Screening Check for another year. Well done to all staff for making this such a positive experience for our children. While the Year 1 children were taking on the challenge of the screening check, Year 6 were conquering Malham again and had a great time. These...
The final half term
It has been the perfect start to the final half term of this school year. Our children bounced into school all ready to pick up where they left off - always keen to learn.
Year 2 started the week with a seaside experience which included opportunities to explore all the traditional elements that you find at a British seaside resort. They will end their theme, 'Oh do you...
Musician of the moment
As we entered the hall on Tuesday ready to watch the Year 1 snapshot of learning assembly, 'Rocket Man' by Elton John was playing. There couldn't have been a more apt choice because the assembly showcased Year 1 children's learning through the theme 'A journey to..' which includes a rocket ship landing in their playground and three alien eggs being left for them to care...
All in a week's work
Another fun and extremely productive week at Harehills Primary complete. Once again, when I look back on the week, it is hard to believe how much we cover in just 5 days. Here are a few things I picked out:
Year 2 SATs
It was lovely to watch the Year 2 children approach their SATS tests with such confidence and enthusiasm. It is such a big ask of many of our children...
When the going gets tough, the tough get going
Every year when I reflect on the KS2 SATs week which took place last week there are so many reasons to feel proud of HPS.
Our children amazed and delighted me every single day of a week that is a huge test of, not only their knowledge and skills in English Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling, Reading and Mathematics, but also their ability to...