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Hi Helvellyn!


My name is Peter and I'm the class teacher in Helvellyn. The support staff in Helvellyn are Lynsey and Clair and we are sometimes supported by Belinda. Danny comes in to support us during lunch time.

We've got lots of interesting activities planned for this term but our priority is keeping everyone safe and well in class.

I hope you are all well, safe and keeping busy at home. I'm really looking forward to meeting you all and working together to help your children become as independent as possible.


I am updating this week's work and some activity ideas for you to do at home! Also this week, I will put up some new photographs for you to look at.


Have you got your free trial for Twinkl yet? It is completely free to use for 4 weeks, you can download worksheets, activities, workbooks and lots more. Set up a new account here and enter the code 'CVDTWINKLHELPS' when asked.


Have a good week, stay home and stay safe.



Some additional ideas are:

  • Look at books!
  • Cook and practice independent living skills. Talk about the recipe and ingredients. Describe and comment on what you are doing. This is a perfect activity to introduce verbs like: mix, pour, grate, melt, spread, etc...
  • Gardening activities (make a bird feeder as seen below) plant some seeds! Dig up some weeds.
  • Play ‘Memory Game’. Place 5-6 objects on a table, name them with your child. Then cover them with a cloth or scarf. Ask your child to close their eyes, so you can remove one object. Check if your child can remember which object is missing.
  • Repeated patterns using household items, can you copy the pattern? 
  • Use your sensory packs sent home to make some sensory items such as; playdough, slime, gloop. I have attached a 'calm down sensory bottles' instruction sheet also as some guidance!

Online Safety at Home


#OnlineSafetyAtHome packs are available with new activities for parents and carers to use at home! I have added a few links to some differentiated activities and packs below, please access them here: 

Helvellyn's Independent Living Skills!

Class Timetable

General Information


Home School Diaries

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 the class teacher.


Individual Education Plans (IEPs)

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.


Class Funds

We kindly ask that you send in £2 each week. This contributes to snack and cookery ingredients that we use each week.



We do cookery on a Thursday morning. Please let us know if your child has any food allergies.



pupils in the class take part in an enterprise activity each week/half term/term. Enterprise support children and young people to use their numeracy and literacy skills in a different context


Look what Helvellyn has been learning!