Newsletter 14th July

Weekly Newsletter

14th July


Jubblies (sweets)


We have received a small number of complaints regarding the amount of sweets the children have received in school recently.  Parents often send in sweets for the class when it is a child’s birthday.  As an occasional treat we find that this is fine.  We were aware that during the Y6 £1 grow, children were able to buy lots of sweets.  We are going to look at ways in which we can improve this for next year as part of our healthy school’s policy.


The children have really enjoyed jubblies this year!  Whilst they are not the most unhealthy ice/juice item, we do feel that it may be better to limit their sale to two days each week.  This will be the case from next summer term.  Current arrangements will remain for the rest of this term.


Literacy and Numeracy books


The children have generally worked really hard this year and have responded well to teacher’s marking.  In preparation for a possible Ofsted inspection during the academic year, we would like to keep some of the children’s books for the autumn term as evidence of high standards and effective marking.  We would like to keep the numeracy and literacy books of all pupils in Y2 and Y6 and a small number of their topic books.  We would like to keep a selection of books from other year groups.  Arrangements will then be made to send books home later in the autumn term.  Parents who have any questions or queries regarding this can speak to your child’s classteacher or Mr Richardson.  Thank you.


Tin Forest


We do hope that you can come and explore the Tin Forest with us on Friday 18th July between 1.30pm and 6pm.  Everyone has been working really hard and we are looking forward to celebrating the writing and art produced with you.

A ‘virtual tour’ of the forest will be available on the school’s website soon!






Test results


We have seen some amazing progress from pupils across school which is a credit to them, the teachers and to parents for your support, hard work and encouragement.  In last week’s reports you will have received information about the level your child is currently working at.  If you have any questions about this or about their progress, please ask.

We have just received confirmation of the Y6 results and thought that parents may like to know the headlines.


Reading level 4 (national expectation) and above 97%

Writing level 4   (national expectation) and above 91%

Spelling, punctuation and grammar (national expectation) and above 88%

Mathematics     (national expectation) and above 94%


Reading level 5 (above national expectations) 66%

Writing level 5   (above national expectations) 47%

Spelling, punctuation and grammar level 5 (above national expectations) 66%

Mathematics (above national expectations) 56%

(Mathematics level 6 – exceptional performance 22%)


Percentage of pupil’s making at least two levels of progress across KS2:


            Reading 100%

            Writing     97%

            Maths       94%




"A big thank-you to parents, volunteers and children for making the school disco such fun.  I have been asked by Friends of Hillside to include a special mention in this week's newsletter to all of our Helsby Hillside children for displaying excellent manners at the disco.  Each child asked for refreshments politely and said "Thank-you!"  The children are a true credit to the school and their families.  Well done!

Contact the School

Helsby Hillside Primary School

Bates Lane
Helsby, Frodsham
Cheshire, WA6 9LN

Acting Headteacher: Mr A Khan
School Contacts: Mrs Julie Ellis
& Mrs S Tregilgas

Tel: 01928 722991

SEN Contact: Mrs Lynda Thomas

SEN Email: