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’. […]

15
Nov
2016

Learning and Life Skills Owl

Thanks to all of the children who entered the competition to name our ‘Learning and Life Skills’ owl. There were some brilliant names and the winner was suggested by Miles (Y3). Our owl will now forever be known as ‘Percy’ which is short for ‘Perseverance’, one of our school values and an essential skill for […]

20
Sep
2016

Open visits for reception 2017

We will be holding open sessions for prospective parents to visit the school in October and November. These visits will give you a flavour of what life at St Helen’s is like. To book a place on one of our school visits please visit our prospective parents page and follow the link, or call the […]

16
May
2016

SATS week

This week has been our Year 6 ‘SATS’ week, with the children sitting national tests in Reading, Spelling, Grammar and Maths. There’s been a lot in the press about the changes to SATS, but I have been so impressed by the calm, positive attitude that the children have shown this week. Despite the much publicised challenges and changes to the […]

3
May
2016

Music Enrichment Days

We had a really fantastic two-day music enrichment programme on Tuesday and Wednesday. We collapsed the normal timetable and Mrs Jolliffe and the teaching staff organised lots of exciting activities all focused around celebrating music.   It started with an assembly on Tuesday morning where members of staff performed their own instruments and there was […]

18
Apr
2016

Pirate Day Year 1 and 2

On Tuesday Years 1 and 2 had a very exciting WOW day! The fun started by them climbing aboard a tall ship, where they learnt all about Black Beard.  They then discovered that a pirate captain had stolen their fruit!  They followed all the clues he left and found his treasure, which were delicious biscuits, […]

24
Mar
2016

Sports Relief Grand Total!!

The children had great fun running a mile on Friday 18th March! Thank you to those who supported our fundraising by sponsoring them! We raised an impressive £1320!!!  A huge Thank You once again, your generosity means Sports Relief can fund incredible projects that will change the lives of people in need here in the […]

24
Mar
2016

Gala Concert – Colston Hall

On Sunday, we were treated to an absolutely fantastic performance in the Colston Hall.  St Helen’s children in Year 5 and 6 were selected to join with children from five other schools in South Gloucestershire to form a ‘Primary Choir’ who performed alongside other singers and musicians from the county in a Gala Concert. The […]

21
Mar
2016

Daffodils

Back in November every child planted a daffodil bulb in school with Miss Bush and members of the Alveston Allotment Association. The children all took their potted bulbs home for nurturing – and the time for their return to school is now approaching! Hopefully the daffodils are now in full bloom and will provide a […]

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