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Snow Science

3/4 of all pupils were in school today and they all took part in a science afternoon looking at changing state of materials. Over the weekend staff came into school and arranged the Ice Art so photographs could be taken before it melted.

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Grant Koper - Author in school

Grant is an actor, born in Aylesbury Buckinghamshire. He grew up in Grantham and trained at Laine Theatre Arts.
Grant has a background in Musical Theatre but has also appeared in short films.
Recently he has had his first children's book published. 'The Day Granny's Knickers Blew Away' 
Grant came into school and read his book to all the pupils as part of our 'Ready to Read' website section which is encouraging pupils to read and listen to stories.
He signed copies of his book for pupils and left a signed copy in the front of school.

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We now have 2,750 votes for our Healthy Helpringham project. There are only 6 days to go until voting closes. Please get everyone you know to register and give the project their 10 votes. We have done really well so far, but other projects are chasing us for votes!!

VOTE FOR HEALTHY HELPRINGHAM using the link below.... when voting click on the bike wheels!!!


Cranwell Aviation

On Friday 20th October, our year 5 and 6 pupils were privileged to be invited to visit the Cranwell Aviation Heritage Centre. The day was filled with exciting workshops and an opportunity to look at the museum and the Jet Provost plane in the courtyard. The children represented the school beautifully and had a fantastic time. Reggie the register monkey also went along for the day!

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We are now able to share the report that was written following the recent visit by Her Majesty's Inspector. The full text can be seen on our school documents page. However here are some of the comments.

"In every lesson we visited, pupils’ attitudes to learning were extremely positive and they were fully engaged in their work. The behaviour of the pupils was consistently good."

" Parents with whom I spoke were overwhelmingly supportive of the school and the recent improvements made. One commented, ‘My child absolutely loves it here. I can’t fault it!’"

"Senior leaders and governors are taking effective action to tackle the areas requiring improvement identified at the recent section 5 inspection in order for the school to become a good school."


Hosting Football

Helpringham hosted a football tournament involving 6 schools on Friday afternoon. The teams included our Headteacher's former school. Everyone played well and there were some wonderful displays of footballing skill. Well done to Leasingham St Andrew's who won the competition.

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Harvest Festival

All our pupils were joined by parents and Governors in Helpringham church to celebrate Harvest Festival. Our younger pupils performed a scarecrow song that they had been practising with Mrs Priestley.

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Lincolnshire Day

Pupils had a dress down day with many wearing the traditional yellow of Lincolnshire to mark the county date. Contributions for the day raised £78 for the Lincolnshire Air Ambulance. Thank you to everyone who contributed.

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Helpring Hands!

Pupils and parents joined staff and Governors on Saturday morning to help clear up some areas in school. Thank you for your time and effort!

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Macmillan Coffee Morning

Thank you to everyone who supported us by making and eating cakes! We raised £250 for this very worthy cause.

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Welcome Back!

It's with great excitement that all the staff welcome back our pupils this year. It promises to be a fulfilling year with lots of interesting and fun things going on!


Year 6 SAT's

Well done to all our Year 6 pupils who worked extremely hard throughout the summer term (and the rest of the year!). As we have less than 10 pupils our results will not be published, but we can say that 100% of them reached the expected standard in writing and they all did very well in the other tests.


Parents and Carers Survey Results


Thank you to all parents who returned the questionnaires that were sent out.
The comments made are welcomed and certainly taken into account.
The results are shown below.

    Agree Disagree Don’t Know
1     My child enjoys school 90% 6% 4%
2    The school keeps my child safe 100% 0% 0%
3    The school has a caring and supportive ethos 98% 2% 0%
4    The school effectively informs me about my child’s progress 90% 6% 4%
5    My child is making enough progress at this school 92% 8% 0%
6    The school helps me to support my child’s learning 94% 2% 4%
7    The school meets my child’s particular needs 92% 6% 2%
8    The school deals effectively with unacceptable behaviour 80% 10% 10%
9    The school takes account of my suggestions and concerns 86% 2% 12%
10           The teaching is good at this school 100% 0% 0%
11   My child’s class teacher encourages my child to do their best 100% 0% 0%
12           My child’s class teacher is approachable and effective if I have an issue with my child 96% 2% 2%
13           The school leader is approachable and effective if I have an issue with my child 84% 0% 16%
14           The school is led and managed effectively 92% 0% 8%
15           The school provides a good range of special events for the children to get involved in 92% 4% 4%
16           Overall, I am happy with my child’s experience at this school 92% 4% 4%

51 returns (each return is rounded up to 2%)


Tri Tri and Tri (Golf) again

On Friday 31st March, a team of Y3 and 4 represented the school at Tri-Golf. The children had a fantastic afternoon practising a variety of shots such as driving, chipping and putting. They behaved superbly and competed well.

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Forest Schools meets The Titanic

In Forest School this term, the children have been building sledges and a replica Titanic linked in to their Frozen Kingdom unit. The children worked very hard and enjoyed testing their creations in the final session. Well done Hawks!

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Jolly Hocky

On Thursday 23rd March, the Y6 hockey team played in the finals of the district hockey competition.
The team managed to reach the semi-finals! They played together as a team marvellously and came 4th overall!

Well done to the Y6 hockey team!

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Table Tennis

Table Tennis
On Friday 17th March, a group of Y5/6 children competed in a table tennis tournament. The children played very well as a team and learnt lots of new skills.
They were exceptionally well behaved and made the school proud! Well done!

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World Book Day

An interest in reading meant all sorts of characters appeared in school!

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Pop Lacrosse

On Friday 3rd February, children from Y6 played in a Pop Lacrosse tournament against Church Lane and Rauceby. The event was hosted by our school and the weather was fantastic with sunshine all afternoon.
The team settled very well and quickly began to develop tactics to try and score in the opponents’ goal. Overall, Helpringham came second, winning two games and narrowly losing two. The children should be very proud of their efforts.
Well done to everyone.

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Goal Ball

On Friday 20th January, a team of Y5/6 children represented the school in a goalball festival at Osbournby Primary School. The children were in teams of three and needed to wear blindfolds. To score a point they had to roll a ball containing bells through the opposition’s defence so it crossed the goal line. The children all tried their best and had a fantastic time. Well done!

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KS1 Multi Skills

On Friday 6th January a team of Year 2 children went to Chestnut Street Primary School in Ruskington to participate in a KS1 Multi-Skills event. The children all tried their best and set a fantastic example to all. Well done!

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He's behind you!!

This year the pupils went to see Puss in Boots performed by a travelling theatre group in Helpringham village hall.... perfect after a Christmas lunch!

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Christmas Dinner

Before our trip to see the pantomime every pupil in the school was treated to a full Christmas dinner, including crackers! provided by the Farm Kitchen.

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Cross Country – PGL Caythorpe

On Friday 9th December, a team from Key Stage 2 took part in a cross country event at PGL in Caythorpe. The children ran their races with determination and courage. Well done to everyone!

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Sports Hall Athletics

On Tuesday 15th November, a team of Y5/6 children took part in the sportshall athletics competition at Carre’s Grammar School. During the afternoon, the pupils participated in a variety of running and field events. There were fifteen schools taking part, so each event was run in three heats of five. Pupils raced in an obstacle relay, a 2 x 1 relay, a 2 x 2 relay and a 4 x 1 relay. They also took part in chest push, standing long jump, standing triple jump, soft javelin, vertical jump and speed bounce. Well doneto our team who all tried their best and came seventh in the competition!

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Handball Competition

On Friday 4th November, Helpringham took part in a handball competition at Osbournby School. The team played very well together and won a lot of their games. An excellent afternoon was had by all.

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Row, row, row your boat!

On Wednesday 19th October, the Y3/4 rowing team went to Carre’s Grammar School to take part in a rowing competition. The team were fantastic! They won the two relay events and really enjoyed the afternoon.

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Girls Football Tournament

On Friday 14th October, the girls’ Y5/6 football team took part in a competition at Carre’s Grammar School. They were amazing and managed to win bronze medals! Well done to all the girls who took part!

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Macmillan Coffee Morning 

Our annual Macmillan coffe morning gave the community a chance to enjoy a drink and a chat whilst raising funds for a very worthy cause.

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Heckington School Visit

Our Year 1 pupils paid a visit to our neighbouring school in Heckington to have a look at their classrooms and get some ideas for our new year 1 class.

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Vertebrate or Invertebrate?

Eagle Owls have been doing lots of work on animals and their habitats and we have been learning about vertebrates and invertebrates. On Tuesday we went for an invertebrate hunt around school! Look at the fun we had! We found millipedes, ants, spiders, slugs, earwigs and even a toad!

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Key Stage 1 Dodgeball

On Friday 16th September, the dodgeball team went to Billingborough to take part in a competition. The children tried their very best and had a fun afternoon. Well done to all the Year 2 pupils.

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Welcome Back!

All our staff and governors would like to welcome back our pupils to an exciting new academic year. We look forward to working with you!