Newsletter 9th Nov 2020

Weekly Newsletter – 10 November 2020

Dear Parents and Carers

As always I have tried to keep the weekly newsletter as brief as possible.

Reminder: Home learning

In readiness for the closure of a ‘class bubble’ (two weeks self-isolation):

  • A ‘home learning pack’ was sent out with every child last week. This included exercise books for English and maths, a pencil, a whiteboard and whiteboard pen, worksheets, reading material and other information. (THESE MATERIALS MUST NOT BE USED IN ADVANCE OF THE HOME LEARNING!);
  • Each class webpage will be updated to include the key learning and resources for each day during the home learning period (This can be accessed online and will not usually need to be printed out.);
  • Teaching staff will maintain regular contact with all pupils and families not in school for any reason to check on the home learning and wellbeing;
  • Any individual pupil self-isolating and not able to attend school will be supported personally by their child’s classteacher and provided with the work that is being covered in school.
    School photographs
    We hope that you are pleased with your child’s photograph. You should have received details of how to order your photos from Kittle Photographic Ltd. Please deal directly with them now.
    Year 6 ‘Bikeability’
    Next week (wb 16th November) sees Year 6 start their ‘Bikeability’ sessions. Learning to ride a bicycle safely and correctly is an important life skill and we have found these sessions to be extremely good and very effective in the past. We hope that Year 6 pupils enjoy the training and find it useful. All parents please note that the children will be arriving at school with their bikes and will be storing them in the cycle area near the ‘link club’ door in the KS1 playground. Year 6 pupils and parents please note that bikes MUST NOT be ridden in the playground. Thank you.
    Poppies and Remembrance Day
    We will be observing the two minute silence on Wednesday 11 November at 11am. Some Year 6 pupils will also be attending a short service at the cenotaph in St Paul’s churchyard with Reverend Green and pupils from Hornsmill School. Teachers will also be covering remembrance in class and in assemblies this week.
    A reminder that we are also supporting the British Legion Poppy Appeal. We are selling poppies and poppy materials (wrist bands (suggested donation £1), snap bands (£1.50), reflectors (50p) and zip pulls (50p). These will be available in school until 11 November. All monies donated will be sent to the Poppy Appeal.
    Children in Need  
    As many of you will know this week is Children in Need. This year, more than ever, it feels important to acknowledge this wonderful charity and all the hard work they do.  
    On Friday 13th November, we will take part in a Live PE challenge with Joe Wicks and a one mile (walk or run – or a bit of both) around our running track. Children will need to come to school in their PE kits please. They can also wear any Children in Need or Pudsey clothes, headbands or materials along with a donation (suggestion 50p or £1). All money will be sent to the BBC Children in Need appeal.
    ‘Mad Science’ assembly
    This Thursday, ‘Mad Science’ are delivering a virtual science assembly. All classes will be watching the assembly virtually in their classrooms. We have always found the assemblies to be exciting and informative. There will be a chance to ‘attend’ online science sessions with the company afterwards and we will share details of how to access this with you afterwards. Thank you.
    Special Roast Dinner menu this Wednesday!
    Please note that the cook is making a special roast beef dinner this Wednesday (please see attached menu). Everyone is welcome to try this whether your child usually has a school dinner or not. A school meal currently costs £2.30 and can be paid for using your ParentPay account.
    Reminder: waiting for test results and self-isolating
    Please remember that, if you or your child have been in contact with someone who has symptoms and is waiting for a test result, you should be self-isolating until a negative test is confirmed and your child should not be in school.
    Kind regards
    Craig Richardson

Contact the School

Helsby Hillside Primary School

Bates Lane
Helsby, Frodsham
Cheshire, WA6 9LN

Headteacher: Mr C Richardson
School Contacts: Mrs Julie Ellis
& Mrs S Tregilgas

Tel: 01928 722991

SEN Contact: Mrs Lynda Thomas

SEN Email: