News

30
Nov
2016

Year 1 & 2 Wow Day! Kings and Queens!!

On Tuesday 1st November, Year 1 and 2 held a really successful Kings and Queens ‘Wow’ Day. Here are some quotes from the children: ‘I really liked it when we got into school and we did the register on the castle. Miss Beech was waving like a Queen and I got to go up too’ […]

15
Nov
2016

SPOTACULAR!!!!

Friday 18th November is Children in Need day! We will be celebrating this and raising money for Children in Need by holding a ‘Spotacular’ dressing up day’ For a donation of £1, children can come to school dressed up – the only thing they need to make sure they’ve included in their outfit is ‘spots’. […]

10
Oct
2018

Phonics and Reading Information

We are holding an information evening for parents of children in Reception and KS1 this evening. A copy of the booklet to accompany the meeting can be found on our letters page in the ‘news’ section.

21
Jul
2018

Summer Challenge

This summer, we’re setting the school community two ‘Summer Challenges’. The first, the ‘Gromit Unleashed 2’ trail, launches on Monday 2nd July, the second takes place during the summer holidays in your local library. Gromit Unleashed 2 - Starts Monday 2nd July until Sunday 2nd September ‘The criminal mastermind penguin is on the loose again and […]

22
Jun
2018

June 2018 OFSTED Report

In June 2018, St Helen’s received a ‘Section 8′ short inspection from OFSTED. You can read a copy of the report here and a letter from Mr Spens, our Headteacher here.

15
Feb
2018

Year 5&6 Blue Planet II visit

Last week, Year 5 and 6 welcomed Steve Simpson, a marine biologist who worked on the popular Blue Planet II series. He came to speak to the children about his work on understanding the sounds that fish make underwater and how they are being affected by pollution right across the world. Steve told some amazing […]

15
Feb
2018

St Helen’s iSingPop album launch!

KS2 were involved in a really exciting recording project in the build up to Christmas. Through the generosity of St Helen’s Church, the contributions of parents and a successful grant application, we were lucky enough to have a vocal coach from iSingPop come to teach the children some new Christmas songs and put together some […]

29
Sep
2017

Year 1 & 2 WOW day

Holly and Beech classes kicked off their new topic, ‘The Great Fire of London’ with a fun and engaging ‘WOW’ day last week.   Harley (Y2) – ‘I really liked learning about London and I know the Great Fire of London was in 1666. I think it would have been scary to be in the […]

29
Sep
2017

Year 6 Camp

Year 6 had a fantastic time in The Forest of Dean for the annual camp!  They did all sorts of exciting activities, including, caving, orienteering and canoeing!  Their behaviour, teamwork and attitude were really first class and I know they will now only build on this over the year. I’d like to thank Mr Leeming, […]

22
Jun
2017

Election!!

The Year 5 and 6 children met three of the local candidates over the last couple of weeks and gave them a real grilling over their different policies and found out about their plans for the local area too. They then presented in an assembly about the different parties and their manifestos before the whole […]

6
Jun
2017

Choir Performance

We were treated to an amazing performance from our school choir on Friday 26th May. The quality of the singing, the soloists and the harmonies were really excellent and through songs, poems and readings, the choir also encourage us all to believe in ourselves, stay true to ourselves and to persevere when things are hard. […]

25
May
2017

Advice in the sun!

As the weather improves, please remember to apply long lasting sunscreen to your children before school. On sunny days the children should bring a sunhat into school and can also bring a named bottle of sunscreen to keep in the classroom. Particularly on hot days, children can reapply sunscreen before lunch but, due to allergies, […]

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