The Hungate Echo

Sherburn Hungate Weekly News - Spring Term 1 - Issue 3

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A word from Mr Broom.

The weeks are flying by but I guess time flyers when you're having fun and we certainly are!

We had our peer review this week. This is where visiting headteachers effectively conduct an OfSTED style inspection, visiting classrooms, talking to children and parents and giving advice on where to go next. Well, it was a very successful day. What most impressed our visitors was the behaviour observed around school. We feel this is where we have made the biggest improvement since September. Our superb teachers and support staff were also celebrated and one of our next steps is to develop our teachers as leaders of different subjects. They're certainly up for the challenge.

I spoke to the children about internet safety in assembly on Monday, and launched our 'Zip it! Block it! Flag it!' campaign. I'm not going to tell you what it was about; the children will certainly know!

As a school, we're having a big push on uniform as we have seen some children come to school wearing different coloured shoes/trainers (other than black), with overly large head bows and with a range of coloured jumpers. Please support us in ensuring that all children wear the correct uniform for school. If they look smart, they learn smart!

Our Star Achievers this Week

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Book Day? Why not a Book Week!

We know that World Book Day is on 1st March and of course, we'll celebrate this on the day with children dressing up as a book character and engaging in fun book activities. However, our Reading Week will take place when the Scholastic Book Fair arrives in school on 7th/8th/9th/12th March.

On Wednesday 7th March, we'll also be holding our story evening event. This is where the children will return to school in the evening (6-7pm) to listen to some amazing storytelling. Further details to follow but the event will be support by our wonderful Friends Association and will be free of charge.

Childminder Meetings

We have two childminder meetings scheduled for 5th February and 5th March.

Buddies Before/After School Club

We are excited to announce that 'Buddies' before and after school club will be opening at our school on the 19th February. Opening hours will be Monday to Friday, term time only. The morning session will be from 0730-0900, and the afternoon session 1500-1800.

For further information click here.

Kelly Summersgill at

Kelly is looking forward to hearing from you.

Volunteer Readers Needed

If you would like to come into school and support our staff with delivering reading to children, please get in touch. We're currently looking at afternoon sessions only.

New Spring Lunch Menu & Special Lunchtime Events

We have a new Spring Lunch Menu to enjoy. Click here for more information.

Special Lunches this half term:

Thursday 8th February - Year 4 Valentine's Lunch - more information to follow soon

Train to Teach with the STAR Alliance

If you thought that you’d missed the chance to train as a teacher, perhaps it is time to think again –with the School Direct programme through STAR Teaching School Alliance, you could train to become a teacher in a local primary school in less than a year.

For those interested, please see the attachment below.


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 5 children who are our attendance champions in school this week with 99% again!

As you can see below, our attendance in most classes is above the national average which is fantastic. Thank you for your support on this.

We have a small number of children who's attendance is in 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.

The overall attendance this term is 97.2% and is above national averages. Thank you for your continued support with our attendance drive. It is really appreciated.

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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 December edition of the Sherburn High School newsletter. Further information can be found at

Tadcaster Grammar School Newsletter

Click Here to access the October 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 on Wednesday to talk about how they could support our school and how our school could become involved in their community work. A couple of points of information:

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