Newsletter 12th Nov

Weekly Newsletter

12th November 2018

Anti-bullying week

This week we celebrate our stance against bullying.  Assemblies will focus on checking our anti-bullying policy and updating our anti-bullying charter.  We make sure that all the children know what to do if someone is being unkind to them or saying unkind things.  It is important that they ‘TELL’ someone – either a parent or family member or a trusted adult in school.  In this way, working together, we can try and make sure that all our children feel happy, safe and secure in school.  Because we work so closely together, bullying is rare at Hillside but this is only because of our effective policies and systems.  If you have any concerns or queries about bullying, please do not hesitate to speak to your child’s class teacher or Mr Richardson.  Thank you as always for your support with this.

Blue Friday – ‘non-uniform day’ and ‘Children in Need’ appeal

On Friday 16th November once again we will be supporting ‘Blue Friday’.  The children can come to school in any of their favourite, Blue clothes.  (If they don’t have any favourite blue clothes then please let them wear anything that they like wearing).  Sports tops are allowed!  Please send in a donation for non-uniform day.  All monies received will be sent to the BBC ‘Children in Need’ appeal.


Please note photograph order forms must be returned to school by Friday 16th November at the latest.  Thank you.

Lead theft

Unfortunately, we have had some more lead stolen from our roof, this time from the Reception/Year 1 building.  This is most frustrating but we have organised repairs and also alerted the police.  

Parking issues on Bates Lane

Thank you to parents who have raised concerns about the issue of ‘builder’ cars and vehicles parked in Bates Lane.  We have spoken to the local police who have liaised with the site manager at the ‘Horse and Jockey’ building site.  Hopefully the ‘situation’ will improve and will not impact too much longer as an onsite car park should be available soon.

The Big LEGO Brick Hospital (fliers to follow)

A model of the lego hospital will be on site at Hillside in our KS1 playground on Wednesday 28th and Thursday 29th November.  The model will also be on display at the community centre car park at Ho Ho Helsby!  To ‘buy a brick’ you can send in donations whilst the LEGO model hospital is in school or you can visit BIGLEGOBRICKHOSPITAL.ORG.UK.  Thank you so much for your help with this very worthwhile charity which we have chosen as our designated charity for the 2018-19 academic year.

Museum/Toy Day workshops for Reception, Year 1 and Year2

On Tuesday, the children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 will be travelling back in time with the help of Grosvenor Museum. There will be a day of workshops (linked to the topics Toy Story and Remember, Remember) looking at toys through the ages. The children look at how toys have changed over time, the similarities and differences between now and then. They will be encouraged to imagine the life of a toy; what it is made of, who might have played with it and what kind of background its owner may have had. They will also each be given the opportunity to make a Victorian-style toy.

Year 6 ‘Bikeability’

Year 6 pupils start their ‘Bikeability’ training next Monday 19th November.  Reception and KS1 parents please be aware that Year 6 children will be bringing their bikes into the playground before school.  Year 6 parents and pupils please note that you must not ride your bike in the playground and must wheel it down to the cycle racks.  We wish all Y6 pupils participating well and hope that you find the course useful!

Choir singing at Northwich Memorial Hall   

Next Tuesday, 20th November, sees the choir participating in a remembrance concert at Northwich Memorial Hall.  This is something we are very proud to be invited to take part in and we wish the choir well!


Gleave's Garden Centre in Frodsham are taking part in the Frodsham Christmas Festival on Saturday 24th November and are running a Children's Craft Making Room throughout the whole day, 12 till 8pm. It will be located where Gleave's builders yard used to be in the big new white building, right next to the main festival market on Station Car Park.  It's being run by an early learning professional who has taken the time to make the crafts just right for primary school aged children.

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Helsby Hillside Primary School

Bates Lane
Helsby, Frodsham
Cheshire, WA6 9LN

Headteacher: Mr C Richardson
School Contacts: Mrs F MacCready
& Mrs S Tregilgas

Tel: 01928 722991