The Hungate Echo

Sherburn Hungate Weekly News - Autumn Term - Issue 7

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A word from Mr Broom

We've had a wonderful 7th week of the year and next week is our final week before the holidays. We've been very busy too!

On Tuesday and Thursday Miss Smith and I held parent consultations for our Year 2 children. Key messages around punctuality, attendance and end of year expectations were shared and we're positive that it's going to be a really good year for these children.

Mr Kelly's class visited the Yorkshire Wildlife Park today. Thank you to everyone who helped them. On Thursday the whole of Key Stage 2 took part in the cross-country event at Sherburn High School. Our behaviour was exemplary and I'm so proud of everyone who gave their all.

Next week, it's our Harvest Festival led by the Year 3 and Year 4 children. I'm really looking forward to it.

Have a super weekend.

Our Year Three Parent's Lunch

Information about our Harvest Festival on 25th October

Please read the letter below regarding our Harvest Festival.

School Start Times Reminder

Just a quick reminder of our school start times.

School doors open at 0840 and children are met on the playground by their teacher.

School doors close at 0845. After this time, children are late to school.

We have a few children who are persistently late and we need to ensure that they arrive on time so that they can start their learning. Please support us with this.

Changes to Lunch Menu

As the first day back after half term is 5th November (Bonfire Night), we will be serving Hot Dogs & Chips followed by Gingerbread Men. Pizza will now be served the following Monday 12th November.

Grapes - If you bring 'em, slice 'em

We've noticed that many of our packed lunches contain whole grapes as part of the meal. If you would like to include grapes in your child's pack up, please ensure that all grapes are sliced. This significantly reduces the chance of choking. Thank you.


Mondays - 1510 - 1610 Rugby Club (Year 4 / Year 5 / Year 6)

Tuesdays - 1505 - 1545 Rugby Club (Year 1 / Year 2)

Wednesdays - 1510 - 1610 Girls' Football Club (Year 4 / Year 5 / Year 6)

Wednesdays - 1510 - 1545 Story Club (Year 3)

Thursdays - 1510 - 1610 Football Club (Year 5 / Year 6)

Fridays - 1510 - 1600 KS2 Choir - Sherburn Voices

Dates for Your Diary

24 October

1130 - 1145 Nursery Open Classroom

1445 - 1530 Y1 Drama Performance followed by Open Classroom

1510 - 1530 Y2 Open Classroom

1510 - 1530 Reception Open Classroom

25 October

Year 6 visit to Sherburn Library

1415 Y3/Y4 Harvest Festival Assembly - Y3/Y4 parents and carers welcome

26 October

Break up for half term holiday

5 November

Back to school

0845 Bag2School collection

6 November

Nursery/Reception/Year 1/Year 3/Year 4 Parents' Consultation Sessions

7 November

Nursery/Reception/Year 1/Year 3/Year 4 Parents' Consultation Sessions

8 November

Reception visit to Sherburn Library

12 November

1815 Friends' meeting - everyone welcome

13 November

Autumn Disco

1745 - 1845 KS1 Disco

1900 - 2000 KS2 Disco

15 November

Year 2 visit to Sherburn Library

Year 3 / Year 4 - Quick Sticks Hockey Tournament - more details later

22 November

Year 1 visit to Sherburn Library

KS1 Cross Country event at South Milford - more details later

23 November

Non uniform day in exchange for Christmas Fair donations

29 November

Nursery visit to Sherburn Library

3 December

1500 - 1530 Scholastic Book Fair - 50% discount - more details later

4 December

1500 - 1530 Scholastic Book Fair - 50% discount - more details later

5 December

Christmas Fair

6 December

1500 - 1530 Scholastic Book Fair - 50% discount - more details later

11 December

EYFS Nativity - more details later

12 December

KS1 Christmas Production - more details later

13 December

KS1 Christmas Production - more details later

20 December

1300 - 1500 Secret Present Corner - more details later

21 December

Break up for Christmas holidays

7 January 2019

Staff training day - school closed to pupils

8 January

Children return to school

9 January

Young Voices trip (Year 5 / Year 6)

Staff Shout Outs

Are you impressed by what our staff do for your child? Let them know! Complete the form below.

Nut Allergies

If your child brings either a snack or a pack up to school, please help us to protect some of our children who have nut allergies by checking that the products you send with them do not contain any nuts. Thank you.

School Attendance

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 1 and Year 5 children who are our attendance champions in school this week with 99.3%!

Our average attendance this week is 95.3% which is below the national average.

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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Mobiles on Site

Our teachers have planned exciting lessons for all our children and when they leave school, we're confident that they will want to share their day with you. Conversation is really important to your child's development and for this reason, we're asking that you refrain from using your phone on the school site at drop off and pick up times. If you'd like further information on this, click here:

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GDPR Data Protection Information

Our school takes Data Protection very seriously and complies with the new General Data Protection Regulations introduced in May 2018. For further information please visit: