Helme is a small primary school nestled in a glorious position overlooking the foothills of the Pennines.
The school runs a Breakfast Club to allow children to start school early and benefit from a hearty breakfast.
Jellies, an independent out of school club, runs after school in the Church in Linthwaite. Jellies staff pick up children both directly after school and are aiming to pick up at the end of after school activities in the near future. For more information about Jellies visit their website here.
The children at Helme School joined with children all over the country sharing a special televised Remembrance Assembly during the afternoon of Monday 10 November 2014. It was very moving.
Children spent Remembrance Day itself working on various activities whilst learning about the importance of Remembrance. Children thought about people all over the world who have given their lives in conflict and particularly those from the Helme and Meltham area. Many children made different versions of poppies and wreaths from Class 5’s poppy biscuits to Class 3’s poppy cards. Class 1 focused on the contribution of animals in war time and Class 2 listened to ‘In Flanders Fields’ and produced a beautiful piece of art work. Class 4 worked on a string of men, each representing one of the fallen from the Helme and Meltham community.
The whole school community came together at the end of the afternoon to share the results of the day’s activities. We were joined by Reverend Maureen and Reverend Charlene. It was a special time and we could feel the impact of the day’s activities upon us all.
Saturday 6 December 4.00 – 5.00 pm: Singing at St Bartholomew’s Tree Lighting Ceremony
Monday 8 December 1.00 – 2.00 pm: Class 5 singing at Morrisons
Wednesday 10 December 9.30 – 12.00: Class 5 singing at Morrisons
Friday 12 December at 9.10 am: Class 1 Sharing Assembly
Sunday 14 December 4.00 – 5.00 pm: ‘Carols in the Park’ at Robert Ashton Memorial Park
Monday 15 December 2.00 – 3.00 pm: School Christmas Production in Helme Church followed by FOHS Fair in school
Tuesday 16 December 6.00 – 7.00 pm: School Christmas Production in Helme Church followed by FOHS Fair in school
Wednesday 17 December pm: Classes 3, 4 and 5 Christmas Party in school
Thursday 18 December 1.00 – 3.00: Class 5 singing at Morrisons, Meltham
Thursday 18 December pm: Classes 1 and 2 Christmas Party in school
Friday 19 December 9.10 am: Music Sharing Assembly
Friday 19 December: Last day of term
Monday 5 January: Teacher Training Day
Tuesday 6 January: Children back in school