The Hungate Echo

Sherburn Hungate Weekly News - Issue 4

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A word from Mr Broom

Firstly, a massive thank you to everyone for completing the online permissions/consent and home/school agreement. We've had 100% responses for the first time!

It's been a very busy week in school. Of course, our Y6 children have been out at Low Mill (Wensleydale) on their residential, so it's been rather quiet without Miss Sowden, Mrs Allen-Warren and especially Mr Wooffindin. I visited the group for dinner on Tuesday evening and the roast beef and Yorkshire puddings were going down a storm. That day, the group had been abseiling, gorge-walking and kayaking; they made light work of dinner!

Meanwhile back at school, it's been business as usual. It's been lesson observations week for the teachers. This is where I visit lessons on a formal basis to look at the quality of teaching and learning. It was an absolute pleasure to see so many wonderful learning experiences being enjoyed by the children, who were all keen to share their work with me. Teaching is a strength at our school and it's only getting stronger!

Finally, we ventured to the top of the school drive to watch the cycling world championships fly by. It was a wonderful experience, even if it was over in a flash.

Have a lovely weekend.

Work Focus

Oil paintings in the style of impressionism and making spaghetti towers (building resilience) from Mr Kelly's Year 5s.

A musical request from Mr. Kelly

Mr Kelly will once again be starting his music club in the coming weeks and further information will follow. To make it a real success he's asking for kind donations of musical keyboards. If you're like me, you probably bought one as a Christmas present, only to file it nicely in the loft! Any donations would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Attendance Good this Week!

With an average of 96.4%, our attendance was above the national average this week. Well done everyone and congratulations to Year 4, who are our attendance champions this week.
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Census Day Meals

The school census day is next Thursday (3rd October) and a lot of our funding depends on the number of children taking a school meal on that day. We've therefore changed the menu to Hot Dogs, Curly Fries, Coleslaw, Salad and Fruit Jelly. We'll be giving a sample meal to all KS1 and Reception children even if they bring a pack up. Thank you for your support with this.

School Photographs Information

The school photographer will be in school on Monday 7th October for individual photographs. They'll be in school from 0800 for photos of pre-school children with siblings in school. This session is very popular so it's likely that you may have a considerable wait.

Photographs for this period have to be wrapped up by 0845 and therefore, we offer this on a 'first-come-first-serve' basis. Children, don't forget to bring your smile!

Teaching Assistant Vacancies - x2 General Teaching Assistants

We have two exciting opportunities to join our team at Sherburn Hungate. Click the links below for further information. The information is also available on our school website.

British Values - A Weekly Focus

Part of our curriculum at Sherburn Hungate focusses on what are known as the core principles of British Values. These are the personal skills and traits that define what it means to be a successful British citizen. Each week we will focus on a different value. Here's the timetable for the next few weeks:

WB 23.9: Individual Liberty

WB 30.9: Rule of the Law

WB 7.10: Democracy

WB 14.10: Mutual Respect

WB 21.10 : Tolerance of different cultures and faith

Staff Shout Outs - If our team do a great job, let us know.

Snaps from the final morning breakfast in Low Mill

Registering Interest for Nursery Places

If you will be considering nursery provision for your younger children in the future please let us know. We review our nursery provision regularly and information on predicted numbers is essential to help with planning. Those on the register are also welcome to come along to the monthly stay and play sessions to meet other families with young children and our local childminders.

ICC Championships - We turned out in style!

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Y6 Parents Only - Secondary School Applications

Y6 parents have recently been sent information regarding applying for a secondary school place for their child. Please remember the final date for parents to express a preference for a secondary school place is 31st October 2019.

School Policy on Sickness/Diarrhoea

If you child suffers from sickness and / or diarrhoea, we try to minimise infection by implementing a 48 hour absence period from school. This begins from the last instance of any symptoms.

Thank you.

Free School Meal Applications

If you think your child may be eligible for Free School Meals (even if they are currently in receipt of the Universal Free School Meal provided to children in Reception / Year 1 and Year 2) please ask at the office for a form. The school receives additional funding for each successful application, and you would also be eligible for a voucher towards the cost of any uniform provided through school.

Dates for Your Diary

*** Please note there has been a change to the bank holiday from Monday 4th May 2020 to Friday 8th May 2020 ***

3 October

Year 3 visit to Sherburn Library

7 October

Individual school photographs

1.30pm - 3.00pm Nursery Stay and Play / Childminders' Meeting

10 October

Year 2 visit to Sherburn Library

15 October

Friends of Sherburn Hungate Disco - more details later

17 October

Year 5 visit to Sherburn Library

'How we teach phonics and number' session for parents of children in our Reception class

Please attend one session:

2.30 pm - 3.00pm

5.30 pm - 6.00pm

22 October

11.30 am - 11.45 am Nursery Story Time

3.00 pm -3.30 pm Year 1/Year 2 Open Classrooms

24 October

Year 1 visit to Sherburn Library

11.30 am - 11.45 am Nursery Story Time

25 October

Break up for half term holiday

4 November

Return to school after half term holiday

1.30 pm - 3.00 pm Nursery Stay and Play / Childminders' Meeting

7 November

Year 6 visit to Sherburn Library

11th November

Parent Consultation Evening 1 - 1530 - 1800

12th November

Parent Consultation Evening 2 - 1530 - 1800

14 November

Reception visit to Sherburn Library

15 November

Bag2School collection

21 November

Nursery visit to Sherburn Library

2 December

1.30pm - 3.00pm Nursery Stay and Play / Childminders' Meeting

3 December

9.30 am EYFS Nativity - Sherburn Methodist Chapel

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Classroom Activities - Here's What's Happening

Each term, our staff plan and prepare exciting activities for the children to learn and this process is called a 'Learning Journey'. Below are the links to each class Learning Journey for you to have a look at and maybe explore on a weekend with your family.

Year 1-6 cover the entire term (until Christmas). Our EYFS team are currently undertaking baseline assessments and will publish their Learning Journey in their newsletter in around three weeks.

Christmas Tree Festival Information

The Old Girl's School House are having a Christmas Tree Festival at their Christmas Fair this year. Click on the document below for further information. The entry form is also attached.
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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: