Creating Links Through Our Harmony Group
The Harmony Group continues to be a fundamental opportunity to develop
and encourage community cohesion and strengthen links with our
partnership school, Raynville Primary.
Mrs Russell leads the Harmony Group and creates
exciting opportunities for our pupils to engage
with children from a completely different school
community setting while taking part in fun, cross-
curricular activities. The activities are also planned to enhance Growth Mindset and
Talk Matters skills and also boost children’s confidence levels and team building
Every half-term, the Harmony Group sessions are developed to engage fifteen
children from Year Four in both schools; with
two sessions organised by Talbot at Roundhay and two at Raynville in
Bramley. Therefore, by the end of the school year, all children in Year
Four have taken part in this fantastic project.
Two of the sessions are planned around Forest School activities. These
include: using natural resources to create shelters, swings, floor art
and creating opportunities for children to engage with each other in a
setting outside of the normal classroom. The other sessions are
planned around orienteering and physical team games at Raynville.
In the Summer term, Talbot hosts a ‘cultural awareness’ day, where
children have the opportunity to develop their knowledge of the arts in
different cultures relating to our own school community. These activities
have included a Dhol drumming workshop and an Indian story-telling
workshop. Children also take part in an art project creating large
artwork based around iconic cultural buildings from around the world.
100% of the children and staff involved thoroughly enjoy participating in
the Harmony Group and the children especially value the chance to
meet new friends and learn more about them and their life while doing
fun, interesting and creative tasks.
Mrs Russell and Mrs Rehman
I liked doing the crafts and being creative with new friends. It was good
I really enjoyed making the dens in the forest. It was a good way to get
to know other people and do teamwork.”
“I enjoyed making dens in little groups – it was funny because ours kept
falling down! I liked making new friends too!”
“I really enjoyed the creating structures activity because I want to be an architect. Also, I met new friends
and had fun!”