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HeadLines - 17th October 2022

Educational experiences

As we are approaching the final week of this half term, I have been reflecting on the wealth of educational experiences we offer at school. For families living on tight budgets, in the current economic climate it is very difficult to do anything beyond feeding and clothing their children. This makes it even more vital that we can offer all those life experiences,...

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HeadLines - 10th October 2022

Celebrating Black History month

October is Black history month and last week Mrs Marshall led our family assemblies. She spoke to the children about famous black people that they already know including, Marcus Rashford, Meghan Markle and Oti Mobuse. The focus of the assembly was then shifted to make the children aware of lesser-known black people who have had significant impact on the world...

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HeadLines - 3rd October 2022

Thank you for the Harvest 🍏🍋🥦🍅🚜🌽

One of the highlights of last week has to be the Harvest assemblies when children gathered together and brought food to share. This year we asked year groups to bring in different items including, pasta, soup, tinned fruit, jam, fruit juice all of which we will give to local foodbanks. The message in our assemblies...

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HeadLines - 26th September 2022

A high quality environment

The Strategic Leadership team completed environment walks over the last week and we shared the feedback at our weekly meeting. Everyone was very impressed with the high-quality environments that staff have created both inside classrooms and in shared areas. It takes commitment and a lot of hard work to keeping up this high standard.

We want to maximise the learning...

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HeadLines - 12th September 2022

Queen Elizabeth 1, the ultimate role model

As I reflect on our first week of a new school term, I recognise how momentous it was for the country and the world. We are living through another unprecedented period of history. To witness the monarch welcome in a new prime minister two days before sadly dying at the age of 96 is a huge amount to process.

In school we have been and will continue...

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HeadLines - Friday 22nd July 2022

The perfect end to the year 😊

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...

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HeadLines - 4th July 2022

Special moments 🙂

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...

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HeadLines - 27th June 2022

Refugee week including, 'A day for Ukraine' 

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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 theme...

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HeadLines - 20th June 2022

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,...

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HeadLines - 13th June 2022

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.

📝📚Year 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...

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