The perfect end to the year ðŸ˜Š
This week started with school sweltering in the heatwave, and we had to make the decision to close after lunch to keep everyone safe and cool. The sensible way our children dealt with the high temperatures was so impressive and the support given by families was very much appreciated.
Faced with the challenges this loss of time created, the Year 6 team...
Special moments ðŸ™‚
It's that time of the week again when I get the chance to highlight some special moments from the week that has just gone.
Having spent time with AHTs submitting all our data for F2, Year 1, Year 2, and Year 6, it is very evident just how much progress children have made and how well the HPS staff team have planned and targeted support to enable all children to...
Refugee week including, 'A day for Ukraine'
Last Friday it was wonderful to see the colours of Ukraine everywhere I went when I arrived at school; thank you to staff, children and families to show your support for a country that is being devastated by such a cruel and unjust war.
This was the perfect end to all the activities that had taken place for the years Refugee week.
The Great Outdoors
The last couple of weeks have seen UKS2 classes embrace the great outdoors with trips to both Yeadon Tarn and Malham Cove and we have been so lucky that the sun has shone. As we enter trip season, I want to recognise all the hard work that goes behind making a trip a happy, quality experience for our children. From Evolve, booking coaches, arranging lunches, driving buses,...
Picking up where you left off
It has certainly been a happy start to the final half term of this school year and great to see the children straight back into learning. It has been a very busy week indeed.
ðŸ“ðŸ“šYear 1 children have been taking the Phonics screening check along with Year 2 children that needed to retake it. I have been so impressed by the confident way they...
Jubilee fever ðŸ³ðŸ‘‘ðŸ°ðŸŽˆ
This has been a half term which has had everything, from KS1 & KS2 SATs to trips to Yorkshire Wildlife park, Temple Newsam and Potternewton park, Music nuggets, Poetry and a wonderful Jubilee celebration week culminating in street parties. Harehills Primary School has done her majesty Elizabeth II proud this week with all their celebrations for...
The atmosphere in school on Friday was buzzing and the energy created was infectious. HPS is at its best when there are lots of things going on. ðŸ˜
In the hall Year 6 were treated to a Music Nugget fun session which saw them totally engaged. One Year 6 boy described the experience as 'fabulous". Thank you to musicians from Artforms for creating something so...
Key Stage 2 SATs 2022 - just fantastic ðŸ‘
After 3 years of disruption to their education, last week Year 6 children were expected to sit their Statutory Assessment Tests in English Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling, English Reading and Mathematics. Although I think this is very unfair for so many reasons, as with anything else we do, Harehills Primary put 100% into making the week as...
Making the most of May
We started last week with many of our staff, children and their families celebrating Eid-al-Fitr. The celebration day we had in school on Friday was such a special time for everyone.
It is always lovely to see the children come dressed in their beautiful Eid clothes. I was out at the gate as everyone arrived at school and it was like a fashion show. During the day the...
All the little extras ðŸ™‚
It has been another week crammed full of exciting experiences including the Year 5 ISL for their theme, 'Were the Greeks Groovy?' which saw a few members of staff transformed into Greek gods taking part in Aphrodite's reality show?!! ðŸ˜‰ I know from my conversations with Year 5 children that these inspirational starter lessons really do activate their...