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Helvellyn

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Autumn Term 2019

CURRICULUM INFORMATION FOR PARENTS - AUTUMN 2019

Summer Term 2019

CURRICULUM INFORMATION FOR PARENTS - SUMMER 2019

INTERSCHOOL PRIMARY MATHS CHAMPIONS 2019 

Four of our Year 6 children took part in a primary school maths competition earlier this week, and were crowned 'champions'. They were asked lots of questions about all aspects of maths, including famous mathematicians! Each member of the team was awarded a certificate and a scientific calculator. A wonderful effort!

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LIVERPOOL RESIDENTIAL - July 2019

The Year 5 and Year 6 children stayed in Liverpool for two nights. They visited some interesting places such as The Beatles Museum, The Cavern Club, Maritime Museum and The World Museum. Sailing on the River Explorer Cruise was superb. The ferry sailed from Pier Head Terminal to Woodside, where we visited the U-Boat Story. The weather was glorious which also added to the enjoyment of the trip.

MINI POLICE GIVE PRESENTATION TO CHIEF INSPECTOR - Friday 14th June 2019

The Mini Police gave a presentation to Chief Inspector Andy Wilkinson and PCSO Karen Dakin about looking after ourselves and others. They were then awarded a certificate in recognition of their hard work, commitment and dedication as a Cumbria Mini Police Officer.

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YEAR 6 ANNUAL SCHOOL LEAVER'S SERVICE - Wednesday 12th June 2019

The Year 6 children attended this service at Carlisle Cathedral, along with 14 other schools. It was led by Canon Jan and Canon Michael. We sang songs, took part in some Praise Aerobics, watched some challenges and prayed. Rev. Alun also accompanied the children with Mrs Idle and Mrs Chappell.

Y5/6 LACROSSE TEAM MISS OUT ON NEXT ROUND - Tuesday 11th June 2019

Mrs Idle could not be any prouder of the lacrosse team this afternoon. They played in the North of England Championships (a level 3 competition) at Kendal Rugby Club, competing for a place in the Nationals. Unfortunately we missed out on a place, by two goals, as the top three teams all finished on the same points. Unfortunately there are no photos, as Mrs Idle was too busy cheering! An official team photo will be taken shortly. An amazing performance by the whole team, well done!

 

Goodley Dale 4 - 5 Shap WIN

                          Shap 9 - 2 Armathwaite WIN

     Milnthorpe 8 - 5 Shap LOSS

                             Shap 12 - 3 Grosvenor Park WIN

        St. Peters 2 - 3 Shap WIN

  St. Thomas's 3 - 6 Shap WIN

Goal scorers:

Alfie (16), Eli (12), Jack (5), Willow (3), Chloe (1), Maya (1)

Art Week - Day 4 - Thursday 23rd May 2019

Today we worked with Mandy Parker to learn silk-painting. We had a practice on our own piece of material, then joined together to create a shared background.

Art Week - Day 3 - Wednesday 22nd May 2019

Today we worked with an illustrator called Julia Mitchell. She showed us some of her own pencil drawings - mainly fell ponies - and explained how long it took to draw them. Julia demonstrated how she started a sketch by drawing Mrs Idle's dog, Tramper. We all had the opportunity to draw our own pets, and Julia came round to help us if we needed it. Below are some photos of this session - look out for the photos of the finished products!

We were also fortunate to have a visit from Emma Bramley, who showed us some of her art work. Emma takes her sketch book everywhere in her handbag, and likes to sketch places she has been. 

A big thank you to Julia and Emma for today!

Art Week - Day 2 - Tuesday 21st May 2019

Today we finished off our collages. Have a look through and see what we have created!

Art Week - Day 1 - Monday 20th May 2019

This morning we walked across to The Old Courthouse to see the exhibition by Natalie Burns called '100 Squares - A Year of my Life'. There were 100 pieces of art, each made up of 100 squares, to tell the story of Natalie's 2017. We thought the exhibition was fantastic - so much to look at and think about. If you have time, you must pop in yourselves to have a look!

 

When we arrived back to school we started writing our reviews of the exhibition - Natalie is keen to read the finished products!

 

This afternoon, we started to make our own collages, focusing on landscapes, squares and animals. A great start to our Art Week 2019!

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NISCU Visit - Friday 10th May 2019

Today Ruth Evans from NISCU (northern inter-schools christian union) came to work with Helvellyn children. We had an afternoon adventure of prayer. We took part in lots of activities that helped us to think in a different way. One of our favourite bits was sitting in the tent having some quiet time. We will see Ruth again next month for some Year 6 transition session. Also, a big thank you to Pauline who came along and helped with our thinking!

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GIST CHILD ROAD SAFETY - Thursday 9th May 2019

Paul and Mark from GIST visited today with one of their lorries to talk about road safety. We talked about the weight of the lorries, their size and how long it would take them to stop in an emergency. We also sat in the lorry and looked at the view the driver has, and more importantly, the parts around the lorry that they can't see. 

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LACROSSE TEAM THROUGH TO NORTHERN ENGLAND FINALS - Tuesday 7th May

An AMAZING effort today from nine Y5/6 children. We played 4 and won 4. Lots of fab team work and positivity. We look forward to the next round in June!

 

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Dodgeball Taster Session

A huge thank you to Ben from Eden Dodgeball Club, for delivering some taster sessions for our KS2 children. Ben runs a club on a Friday evening at Penrith Leisure Centre for anyone who would like to play on a regular basis. Below are some photos of Helvellyn children. Maya and Alfie were chosen as 'Players of the Session'.

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FLAG COMPETITION WINNER

Cumbria School Games Local Organising Committee challenged local primary schools to create a new flag for the Cumbria School Games. Helvellyn took part in the competition, and we are delighted to announce that we have a winner.

 

Amelia’s design (see below) was chosen to represent Eden at the School Games, which reflects the value of passion.

Amelia’s flag, along with the other six districts will be created by Youthability and Stitchability at Leonard Cheshire Disability based in Barrow. 

 

Amelia has been invited for a VIP experience at the School Games Summer Finals on Wed 10th July where she will take part in the opening ceremony as an official flag bearer. Well done Amelia! What a super achievement!

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Spring Term 2019
Curriculum Information for Parents - Spring 2019

WHAT AN INSPIRATION!

Jaimi Wilson came to see Helvellyn Class this morning. She has recently returned from three years cycling round the world - unsupported, with no phone and a budget of £7 per day.

 

Jaimi showed us lots of photos and told us all about her adventure. She even showed us her footballing skills!!

 

Jaimi is now in training to attempt to set a new record for a woman cycling around the world unsupported in the fastest time. It currently stands at 124 days - Jaimi is aiming for 120 days. She is due to set out in June 2020.

 

A huge thank you to Jaimi, we have all been inspired to set ourselves a personal goal.

KEY STEP GYMNASTICS TEAM

KEY STEP GYMNASTICS TEAM 1 We came 3rd in the competition at AGS.

FEET FIRST WINNERS VIDEO BY CUMBRIA COUNTY COUNCIL - https://youtu.be/yEFfR3bUpS4

FEET FIRST WINNERS VIDEO BY CUMBRIA COUNTY COUNCIL - https://youtu.be/yEFfR3bUpS4 1

WORLD BOOK DAY 2019

STONE AGE DAY

Helvellyn would like to thank Ro and Debs from woodmatters, who came to deliver a very exciting workshop!!

SLING-SHOT THROWING

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SLING-SHOT MAKING

NATURAL PIGMENTS & ROCK ART

Y5/6 INDOOR KWIK CRICKET TEAM

Well done to our Y5/6 cricket team who took part in a competition at Kirkby Stephen Grammar School this morning. They played extremely well and won 4/5 games.

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Mini Police

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Video courtesy of Cumbria Constabulary

Autumn Term 2018

HARRY POTTER CAKE COMPETITION

Helvellyn took part in a cake competition last week. The cake had to be Harry Potter themed, and was judged on taste and appearance. Take a look at the AMAZING entries!!

 

MINI-POLICE CHECK SPEEDS OF PASSING MOTORISTS!

HIGHLIGHTS CONTEMPORARY CRAFT TOUR 2018

Helvellyn children produced some fantastic art work for this tour which is being exhibited in The Old Courthouse until the 19th September. Pop in and see what the Y5/6 children achieved!

YOGA SESSIONS

Key Stage 2 children have started their 6-week block of yoga with Leigh-Ann from Yogi in the Lakes. Yoga helps to keep our bodies strong and flexible, and can have a great impact on mental health.

Wiz Lees Fitness Bootcamp

A huge 'thank you' to Wiz and Ben for our Wiz Lees Fitness Bootcamp. Helvellyn children had an AMAZING time!

Summer Term 2018

Helvellyn's Curriculum Information for Parents - Summer Term 2018

Year 5 Science Day at UCC

YEAR 6 LEAVERS' SERVICE

The Year 6 children enjoyed their trip to Carlisle Cathedral Annual School Leavers' Service. Canon Jan and Canon Michael led the service which was energetic and thought-provoking!

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EDEN RIVERS TRUST - SESSION 2

Helvellyn would like to thank Tania, Toby and James from Eden Rivers Trust and Janine from Gorgeous Media for their fun-packed day today. We started making our film about healthy/unhealthy rivers, sketched river plans, measured fish, looked at minibeasts and watched some

electro-fishing.

EDEN RIVERS TRUST - SESSION 1

Helvellyn would like to thank Tania and Alice from Eden Rivers Trust, Janine from Gorgeous Media and Carl and Ruth Walters. We visited a farm at Bampton to see how they helped to keep their local river and streams healthy. It was very interesting, and our research will help us to produce a short film.

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YEAR 6 HAVE FINISHED THEIR SATs

The Year 6s enjoyed an ice-cream after their last test this morning! Well done to you all.

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YEAR 5 BIKEABILITY

The Year 5 children have started their Level 2 Bikeability training. They will be taught techniques for riding more safely on the road and consolidate existing skills.

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Spring Term 2018

Mother's Day Crafts

Helvellyn Class would like to thank Mrs Grose, Pauline, Hillary, Reverand Dan and Reverand Alun for helping us to make Mother's Day crafts last Friday. We had great fun making 3D flowers! We made some for our mums', and some for a display in church. Here are some photos of our creations.

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Autumn Term 2017

Secret Garden Workshop

Dave Cryer from Theatre by the Lake, Keswick, came to deliver a Secret Garden workshop before we went to watch the actual performance. We discussed the beginning of the story, the characters, and scripts. We then had a chance to act out some of the scenes!

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Emotional Wellbeing Workshop

Lynsey from Your Voice Cumbria came in to school to explain emotions and how we can help our friends if they are finding things tough.

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Y5/6 Sportshall Athletics Team 2017

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UCC Prize Day 2017

The Year 6 children were invited to UCC Prize Day today. We enjoyed seeing lots of familiar faces, watching the displays and listening to Joey Essex. We were also really proud watching past pupils being awarded with Academic Prizes and Attitude & Service Prizes. Well done to those involved.

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HELVELLYN ART - DAY 2

Statira taught us how to fold the chicken wire into a sculpture. They looked AMAZING!!!!

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HELVELLYN ART

Today Statira from Sweden came into school to work with the Y5/6. We did paper folding this morning and weaving this afternoon. We look forward to finishing our work tomorrow.

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YEAR 6 LEAVERS' TREAT - AMF BOWLING, CARLISLE

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HELVELLYN TRIATHLON - 07.07.17

Well done to Helvellyn children for completing the triathlon on Friday. You all worked hard during the training and made wonderful progress.

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Year 5 Science Afternoon at UCC - 20.06.17

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Year 6 Leaver's Service at Carlisle Cathedral

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HELVELLYN RESIDENTIAL - NATIONAL RAILWAY MUSEUM

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HELVELLYN RESIDENTIAL - YORK BOAT CRUISE

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HELVELLYN RESIDENTIAL - CLIFFORD'S TOWER

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HELVELLYN RESIDENTIAL - BREAKFAST

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HELVELLYN RESIDENTIAL - SECOND NIGHT

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HELVELLYN RESIDENTIAL - YORK MINSTER

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HELVELLYN RESIDENTIAL - YORK MINSTER EDUCATION CENTRE

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HELVELLYN RESIDENTIAL - JORVIK EDUCATION CENTRE

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HELVELLYN RESIDENTIAL - JORVIK VIKING CENTRE

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HELVELLYN RESIDENTIAL - FIRST NIGHT

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HELVELLYN RESIDENTIAL - EDEN CAMP

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Eden Rivers Trust - Day 2

Helvellyn Class were given a photo challenge. Here are some of their photos!

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Eden Rivers Trust - Day 1

Thanks to Tania and James from Eden Rivers Trust to teach us lots of things about the River Eden.

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Final entries for the Tata Steel Dragon Competition

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Dragon Competition

Here are some photos of us making our entries for the Dragon Competition. We could make them out of any materials. We had lots of fun planning and making.

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Orienteering at Newton Rigg - 16 May 2017

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May 2017 - Year 5 gardeners did a super job of planting up our planters to keep them blooming over summer!

April 2017 - Year 5 Bikeability

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Tag Rugby Festival 2017 - Penrith

We played 4 games against local primary schools and won 2, lost 1 and drew 1. We came joint 2nd in our group. Well done to all the players.

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April 2017 - Action Ants' Winner

One of our Year 6 girls won a competition organised by Action Ants to design a new target board that they could use as part of their archery activities. John from Action Ants came to school to show us the new target and to present the winner with a crossbow.
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April 2017 - Cricket Coaching

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March 2017 - Dog's Trust

Alison brought her dog Mollie into school to meet us! Alison works at the Dog's Trust and she came to tell us about dogs in WW2. They had many jobs, such as delivered messages attached to their collars and providing fur to make soldier's uniforms!

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