A new half term
Another very positive start to a new half term at Harehills Primary. It has been great to see the children so happy to be back in school learning.
I know Miss Melling and Miss Pallas were really impressed when they popped into Phonics lessons this week in all Year 1 and Year 2 classes. We introduced a new Phonics scheme in September 2022 which is a massive undertaking, and it...
A wonderful week of wellbeing
The perfect end to a busy half term has been another fun and very successful Wellbeing Week in school.
The Wellbeing Week timetable included lots of exciting ideas and resources put together with great care by Mrs McMullen to help maximise the joy of wellbeing week for everyone. Here is a taster of some of the things on offer.
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Making connections in learning
Over the past fortnight member of SLT have made lesson visits to watch all teachers in action. The focus of these visits has been on the use of feedback in lessons. At our weekly SLT meeting we shared our comments from what we had seen right across school. We were all delighted by the high standard of feedback and marking that we saw.
It is very evident that...
Over the past few weeks, I have watched some wonderful class assemblies.
Chinese New Year
Sandhurst 3 (Year 6) children put their own spin on the Chinese New Year story. They used sports commentators for the race that the 12 animals had to cross the river. Children, staff and parents were really interested to find out which animal is the one for the year they were born, and...
Health & Wellbeing Beacon Status School
I would like to share with great pride the outcome of our Healthy Schools Re-accreditation visit that took place on Wednesday last week by including an email sent to the staff team by Mrs McMullen. She is the overall Strategic Lead for Personal development and Wellbeing in school which of course includes healthy schools.
"Sheryll Carter (our assessor...
Safe as Houses 2023
Last week saw the launch of the 2023 Safe as Houses project. The project is such an important focus for us and thank you, Miss Melling and Mrs Haywood, for always coming up with a new perspective on helping us to think about how we can keep ourselves and others safe. The idea of using the traditional tale, Hansel and Gretel to explore choices and a version with a spin on...
The joy of performing
I absolutely loved the experience of watching the children who had attended Young Voices 2023 at Sheffield Arena perform in Harehills Arena (our Hall) on Friday afternoon; a wonderful end to another week filled with high quality learning.
Being able to perform in front of hundreds of children and adults is a real test of character and the children exuded confidence and...
Simply having a wonderful Christmas time
We began the festive season on Tuesday 29th November decorating our Christmas tree and talking about the meaning of advent and the four candles representing Hope, Peace, Love and Joy. This was just the beginning of what has been another truly magical time at Harehills Primary School.
Children and staff have partied in style and our final day in school...
Adding a bit of sparkle and joy
On my advent calendar it says, "Bring your best self to work today. Be your own Sparkle" and during a difficult week with high staff and child absence I have seen so many people 'sparkling'. It is wonderful to have a strong, staff team who are able to add that bit of magic even when it's tough.
I came into school on Friday morning to find very excited...
Advent - Hope, peace, joy and love and a missing chocolate
It's beginning to look a lot like another very festive Christmas time in school
What a wonderful week sprinkled with a little bit of magic that HPS does so well. We began the week with Family Assemblies to officially launch Christmas at Harehills Primary by decorating the Christmas tree and switching on the lights. I talked about...