The Hungate Echo

Sherburn Hungate Weekly News - Summer Term 1 - Issue 2

A word from Mr Broom.

It's been a very busy week, both in school and for me personally.

In school, we had our Key Stage Two project launch, where the children 'took off' on Hungate Airways to explore the world! The hall was arranged as a Boeing 747 and the 'passengers' (our wonderful children) were lead off to wonderful sessions based around different cultures of the world. Leeds United have also visited school to deliver some girls football sessions and some of our children have taken part in the local swimming gala.

Personally, I visited the Academies Show at the Excel Arena in London. Miss Mackay also joined me as we started to gain up-to-date knowledge of what working in an academy will mean for our children. We also visited a primary school in the centre of London to learn from their teaching/learning methods. I also visited Northallerton for the second part of the New to North Yorkshire Headteacher Induction. It was great to meet with other relatively new headteachers and share the successes we have had so far this year. If it's one thing I've realised over the past couple of days, we've come a long way since September! ...and there's even more to develop.

Next week we have our school photographs (Monday) and our Year 4s are going to Robin Hood's Bay on Wednesday for two nights. I can't wait to spend time with this super year group!

Dates for Your Diary Section

As well as our regularly updated calendar available on our website, here are a list of dates that you may wish to add to your diary, following some great feedback from our readers.

30/04/18 - Class photographs

30/04/18 - Bake Sale for Cancer Research

02/05/18 - 04/05/18 - Robin Hood's Bay Visit - Y4

02/05/18 - Special Spring Lunch for parents of Y5/Y6 children

03/05/18 - Year 6 visit to Sherburn Library

04/05/18 - Special May Day Lunch for parents of Y3 children

10/05/18 - Year 4 visit to Sherburn Library

11/05/18 - Non-Uniform Day for Sherburn Gala Stall - chocolate donations needed

14/05/18 - SATs week for Y6

14/05/18 - Bikeability Day 1 - Y5

15/05/18 - Bikeability Day 2 - Y5

19/05/18 - Sherburn Gala Day

24/05/18 - Y6 trip to Leeds (more details later)

24/05/18 - Year 3 visit to Sherburn Library

24/05/18 - Special Lunch for parents of Y4 children (more details later)

25/05/18 - Break up for half term

04/06/18 - Back to school

04/06/18 - Childminders' meeting

06/06/18 - Sports Day (more details later)

06/06/18 - Children's Teddy Bear's Picnic Lunch

07/06/18 - Year 2 visit to Sherburn Library

11/06/18 - Nursery / Reception trip to Harlow Carr (more details later)

11/06/18 - Special lunch for parents of Y2 children (more details later)

12/06/18 - Reception New Starters (Sept 2018) Information Evening (more details later)

13/06/18 - Y1 / Y2 trip to Filey (more details later)

13/06/18 - Special Lunch for parents of Reception children

14/06/18 - Reception visit to Sherburn Library

19/06/18 - Nursery New Starters (Sept 2018) Information Evening (more details later)

20/06/18 - Summer Disco

21/06/18 - Year 1 visit to Sherburn Library

27/06/18 - School Will Rock You - Y6 Production (1330 & 1900)

28/06/18 - Nursery visit to Sherburn Library

29/06/18 - Y6 Leavers' Lunch

02/07/18 - Childminders' meeting

03/07/18 - Special Lunch for parents of Y1 children (more details later)

11/07/18 - School Summer Fair (1700 - 1900)

20/07/18 - Break up for Summer holidays

Our Star Achievers this Week

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School Uniform & Snack Reminder

We seem to have a small number of children who are coming to school in brightly coloured trainers. These are not part of the school uniform policy. Children should wear plain black shoes.

We like to encourage our children to have a healthy break time snack and we provide this through school. However, it seems that some children are bringing snacks into school containing sweets/chocolate. These are not permitted.

Y4 Help with Other Cultures

As part of our new learning journey our KS2 teachers are on the look out for anyone who can add experiences of different cultures to our learning. Perhaps you've visited a contrasting culture or know someone from a different cultural background? If so, can you please get in touch and help us out. Many thanks.

Swimming Success

Our superstar swimmers took part in the Swimming Gala at Tadcaster Pool and came fourth, missing out on third place by only one point. A fantastic effort by all. Well done.
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SATs Dates

The Key Stage 2 testing period for our Year 6 children will be week commencing Monday 14th May, Key Stage 1 testing for our Year 2 children takes place throughout May, and Phonics screening for our Year 1 children (and some Year 2 children) takes place week commencing 11 June. If you have a child in Year 2 or Year 6, please make sure you don't book any term time holidays during this period. It's really important to them and us that they are in school to take the SATs assessments. Thank you.


It's important that children attend school regularly and at Sherburn Hungate we recognise that excellent attendance leads to excellent achievement. Fact!

Congratulations to our Year 4 and 5 children who are our attendance champions in school this week with 100%!

Our average attendance this week is a whopping 98.2%. The second time this year that all year groups have been above the magic 96%. A tremendous achievement.

We have a small number of children whose attendance is well below the national expectations. These children are known as persistently absent when their attendance falls below 90%. I will be making telephone calls to parents of these children.

Thank you for your continued support with our attendance drive. It is really appreciated.

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Bikes/Scooters - Not on the Playground

A polite reminder that should children bring bikes/scooters to school, they must not be ridden on the school playground or footpaths for health and safety reasons.

Wider School Community Items

Stay up-to-date with the Sherburn Community Website

Stay up to date with the latest news and updates happening in Sherburn in Elmet and the surrounding areas. From community matters and local events to important information and general news, the Sherburn in Elmet website will give you all the information you will need to find out more about the historic village of Sherburn in Elmet.

Train to Teach with STAR Alliance

Ever thought about become a teacher and making a difference to the lives of so many young people? Read on...

The STAR Alliance (Sherburn, Tadcaster & Rural Teaching School Alliance) are offering places for the 2018-19 academic year through the teach direct route, in association with Hull University. If you would like to know more, call in for a chat or click the link below for further information.

Further Information - Click Here

Sherburn High School Newsletter

Click here to access the Sherburn High School newsletter. Further information can be found at

Tadcaster Grammar School Newsletter

Click Here to access the February edition of the Tadcaster Grammar School newsletter. Further information can be found at

Sherburn-in-Elmet Lions Club

I met with the Elmet Lions Club recently to talk about how they could support our school and how our school could become involved in their community work.

If Elmet Lions is something you would like to get involved in, please email Ann at