Year 1 2023 - 2024

Mrs Potts

Mrs Porter

It has been a very exciting week! We have been practising for our Key Stage One nativity play which we hope you are looking forward to watching next week and the Singalong members have also been practising for their debut performance at HOHO Helsby on Saturday!

In our English lessons this week, we have read to the end of Lost and Found and have been sequencing the story and thinking about the characters’ feelings. In phonics, we learnt the sounds ure (sure it’s pure), are (care and share) and ew (chew the stew)

In Maths, we have continued our work on number bonds and addition within 10.

In our computing lesson this week, we thought about internet safety.

The excitement peaked on Friday with the arrival of advent calendars and a class elf (!), own clothes day (thank you for the donations for the school fair) and our festive fun run in aid of the Hospice of The Good Shepherd. Please see photos on Twitter.

We are sure that we will see many of you at HoHo this weekend. Singalong, choir and band are performing at St Paul’s Church at 3pm (performers to arrive at 2.45 please) and please remember to stop by our crafts and teddy tombola stalls in the Scout Hut from midday onwards. Keep your eyes peeled for penguins in the parade too!

Looking ahead to next week, we will be creating advent wreaths in school so if you have any greenery (holly, conifer etc) that you could send in on Monday, that would be much appreciated, thank you!

Have a lovely weekend – keep warm!

Mrs Ps



Next week - Singalong Club will be back to its usual slot on Wednesday after school – our last rehearsal before HoHo!

Friday is own clothes day for the school fair (sweet jars) but please ensure the children are wearing something suitable for getting active as it is also our festive fun run.




The children enjoy these games that practise phonics



and Teach Your Monster To Read 






Key words (Common Exception Words) are in the files section for you to practise reading and spelling.



*** Resources For Mental Health ***

Please see the files section for My Happy Mind resources and "feel safe, feel happy" activity ideas. Please also see our wellbeing page - link here.

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WK1 Lunch Menu, by Mrs Tregilgas

KS1 Xmas Production 2pm, by Mrs Tregilgas

KS1 Xmas Production 6.30pm, by Mrs Tregilgas

Helsby Hillside Primary School Helsby Hillside Primary School Logo

Bates Lane, Helsby, Frodsham WA6 9LN

Headteacher: Adam Khan

School Contacts: Mrs Julie Ellis, Mrs S Tregilgas & Mrs C Williams

01928 722991