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General Information

We ask parents and carers to return the home / school diary each day, as this will enable the class teacher to provide comments and information about your child’s day in school. If there are particular things you wish to be informed about, please speak with me. Please send in £2.00 per week class funds with your child, this helps to cover the costs of daily drinks and snacks and cookery ingredients.


Individual Education Plan(IEP's)

This plan sets out educational targets that your child is working on for the term. There is a section in the plan which provides parents and carers with activities or tasks you can do at home to support your child’s learning. Plans are updated each term and sent home.


Reading Books

All children and young people are encouraged to engage in reading and develop a love of stories. We have a wide range of reading books, sensory books and big books to support the learning styles and levels for each child. Every Friday, your child will bring a reading book home. Please encourage your child to engage with the characters and stories.



Some pupils will receive homework in English and Maths to support their learning. If your child is finding homework a challenge please come into school so we can discuss it together. Your child may also be set some homework tasks based online using a site called 'Purple Mash'.


This Summer term, some of the things we are looking at:

  • Literacy - Films, Radio, TV and Theatre
  • Numeracy - Time, Money and Financial Responsibility
  • Science - Habitats on Land and Sea
  • PSHE - Using local facilities for health
  • Daily living skills
  • World of Work - Shopping and delivery
  • Leisure and recreation - Gym / exercise activities, Health Action planning, MMA
  • Swimming


Community Visits


As part of Leisure and Recreation and ASDAN we will be going on a number of visits out of school, including:


  • Kirkstone shops
  • Balls Wood Park
  • Scrummies Cafe
  • The Vue cinema
  • Marian Square Shops
  • Local Supermarkets
  • Titanium MMA Academy
  • Museums
  • Crosby Marina / Beach - taking part in "The Plastic Tide"


Your child will be learning how to access these places and giving them life skills that they can continue to practise in school or at home. They will also be following targets set by the teacher to ensure they can gain modules for ASDAN accreditation.


Helvellyn Timetable 2017-2018

British Science Week 2018 - The Plastic Tide

As part of British Science Week 2018, pupils in Helvellyn took part in 'The Plastic Tide' project.


We visited Crosby Marina and collected as much plastic from the beach as possible and recycled it.


We will revisit the beach over the summer term to complete more clean ups, all pupils got involved and did really well!


Well done Helvellyn class!

Literacy - Posting our post cards

As part of our Literacy topic (letters and postcards) pupils picked their favorite part of the school to have their pictures taken.

They gave reasons / chose reasons why this was their favorite part of the school and then used the Computer room to write these out, print them and cut and stick them onto their postcard.


After this we added home address and went to the post office in Melling and bought some stamps and posted our post cards home. All pupils enjoyed this topic and worked really hard.


Well done Helvellyn!!

Numeracy - Measuring and Volume