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.
On a warm and sunny afternoon, 30 of our KS1 and KS2 children (that’s over 20% of the whole school) entered the Pennine Sports Partnership Holme Valley Cross Country Competition. This was the first time this event had been held at Holmfirth High School and the natural banking made a great spectator viewing area. You could hear the roar of the crowd at the beginning of each race and the applause and support spurring on the older children as they came round for the start of their second laps.
The first 4 races were for the year 5’s and 6’s. They had to run around the perimeter of the both fields twice!!!
Our Y5 girls team Libby (23rd) and Katie (31st) started us off well with strong runs, which seemed to inspire the boys’ team, Alfie (13th), Joseph (29th) and Jake (10th). The next two races were the Y6s. The girls team of Daisy and Athena (23rd) went first with Daisy (cool socks) running in 2nd place from start to finish. Then our boys team Joe (18th) and Brooke (10th) both came in the top 20!
Next, was the KS1 Fun Runs. Our Y1 team, Daisy (48th), Scarlett, Jonas and Louie (34th) ran amazingly with Jonas coming 5th and Scarlett 12th. Then our Y2 team of Aiden (61st), Jeremiah, Maeve (65th), Ella (68th) and Neve (25th) ran their socks off – Jeremiah set off like Usain Bolt and finished 22nd overall.
The final two races were the Y3/4s. We had a large team of 10 in the girls race, Rosie (3), Cassie (72nd), Neve (78th), Isabella (79th), Maisie (64th), Aimee (49th), Annabelle (65th), Tilda (1st), Rosie (3rd), Lily (29th) and Ellie (2nd). The Y3/4 boys’ team was Charlie (42nd) and Guy who had to retire due to injury.
Tilda was the favourite for the race as she won the race last year as a Y3, but she didn’t let the pressure get to her. She led from the start but what she hadn’t counted on was her good friend Ellie tracking her like a hawk with Rosie following not far behind! At one point Ellie overtook Tilda but there was no way our very own Little Mo was going to be beaten. We ended up with a Helme 1-2-3 and Mme Brian crying tears of joy and pride at the finishing line.
Well done to all our children, you showed we truly are ‘A small school that makes us feel big!’. Finally, a huge thank you to all our supporters we couldn’t do it without you.
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Wednesday 7 October am – Reception eye screening by school nurse team
Thursday 8 October 3.30 pm – Y5/6 Hockey at Meltham Moor
Thursday 8 October at 3.30 pm – Boys’ Football match at Crosland Moor Junior School
Friday 9 October at 9.10 am – Class 3 Sharing Assembly
Monday 12 October at 9.10 am – Harvest Festival in Church. All welcome!
Please look in the Virtual Office and then the Calendar for dates in the future and holiday dates for the next academic year