Newsletter 4th June 2019

Weekly Newsletter

4th June 2019

Welcome back!

We hope that everyone enjoyed a restful half-term break and that the children were looking forward to returning to school.  We have an exciting summer half-term ahead with sports days, ‘lunch at the field’ days and lots of exciting events (see below).

Important dates

5th June                     Class photographs

wb 10th June             Eloise from Wynberg JS for Girls (Capetown) in school

10th June                   10am Welcome assembly for our South African visitors (all  


13th June                   1.30pm Farewell/Celebration assembly for our South African

                          visitors (all welcome!)

                          3.15-7pm Cinema night

18th June                   School choir and school band at the Cheshire Show

20th June                   Lunch at the field

24th June                   1.30pm KS1 and Reception sports day at the field

26th June                   1.30pm KS2 sports day at the field

28th June                   Inflatable assault course all day

28th June                   6-8pm Summer Fair!

3rd July                       Lunch at the field

8th July                       Lunch at the field

9th July                       Annual reports sent out to parents

15th July                     1.30pm ‘Rock Steady’ concert

16th July                     3.30-6pm ‘Open Evening’

23rd July                     9.30am Year 6 ‘Leavers’ assembly’

24th July                     2pm school closes for the summer holidays

Clatterbridge Cancer Charity and the LEGO hospital

Emily from the Clatterbridge Cancer Charity is in school today working on some lego building with Year 5.  On Friday, Mr Richardson is taking some KS2 pupils to the Liverpool Cancer hospital along with some children from Hornsmill to present money raised during our ‘Go Green’ campaign.

Cinema Night

Don’t forget that Thursday 13th June is our ‘Cinema Night’! Pupils are invited to stay in school and watch a film from 3.15pm until 7pm.  There will be time for a play too and the children will get food (hot dog), a drink, popcorn and some treats for the cost of £5!  All age groups are welcome. If your child would like to attend please provide your consent and make payment via ParentPay by Monday 10th June at the latest. (NB we will be showing 2 films; one suitable for R/KS1 and one for KS2).

KS2 Lunch accounts

Please check your child’s lunch account to clear any arrears and ensure it remains in credit for this term.


As usual during the summer term, jubbly ice lollies will be on sale in school, starting next week w/c 10th June, KS1 on Tuesdays and KS2 on Thursdays. Cost is 25p each, please pay in cash.

Free School Meals

A reminder for all parents, especially current Y2 parents moving to Y3 in September, that your child may be eligible for free school meals and school could receive pupil premium funding to support your child if you are in receipt of any of the following

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit, provided you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income that does not exceed £16,190.
  • Universal Credit (Provided you have an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400)

Pupil premium funding is also available for KS1 children who are currently entitled to receive universal infant free school meals. 

If you think you may be eligible for Free School Meals (even if your child is in R, Y1 or Y2) please contact Mrs MacCready in the school office or apply to the Local Authority by telephone on 0300 123 8123 or online via the Cheshire West and Chester website.

where your query will be dealt with in confidence.

Midday assistant vacancy

Due to a recent resignation, we are looking to appoint a new midday assistant.  This important role involves helping our children to have a safe and enjoyable lunchtime experience.  The hours are 6.25 per week, Monday to Friday, 11.50am until 1.05pm. Please let any friends or family know who may be interested in the role. Contact Mrs MacCready in the school office asap for further details.

KS2 playground

You may have noticed that we have had the KS2 playground resurfaced over the half term break. There are some minor adjustments and line marking still to be done which will hopefully be completed in the coming weeks.

Citizens Advice Survey

Citizens Advice Cheshire West are reviewing the way they offer their services. They want to ensure that they take into account the views of both those who have used their services before, as well as those who haven't. If you would like to help please follow the link below. There are only 5 questions and the form will take less than a few minutes to complete: Citizens Advice Cheshire West Public Survey  Many thanks.



Contact the School

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