The Hungate Echo

Sherburn Hungate Weekly News - Issue 18

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A word from Mr Broom

It's been a quiet yet successful week in school. Our governors met on Wednesday evening to discuss strategic plans for the leadership of school and yesterday Miss Mackay was in school to plan her leadership work on her return from maternity leave in March. Exciting times.

You may recall I mentioned about Peter Wilson, a STARMAT trustee, who visited school last week for the first time. Here's what he said:

'I found the visit to be interesting, 'educational' and thoroughly enjoyable. I felt that the whole atmosphere demonstrated friendliness, mutual respect, a disciplined (small 'd'!) ethos and somewhere conducive to study. All of the staff that I was introduced to were very welcoming and didn't make me feel that I was imposing at all... and as I mentioned to you, they and you, should be very proud of what you are achieving with the students in your care.

The Junior Leadership Team were an absolute delight. Every one of them participated in our discussions; they talked and explained themselves clearly and logically; they were polite and didn't talk over each other; they were very positive about all aspects of the school - what they are being taught, the physical exercise, their teachers, the phone policy, the discipline, the school meals, their friends, how safe they felt and I could go on and on!! It was a tremendous thirty five minutes and I was very impressed.

I am also aware that none of the above is achieved without a lot of very hard work and commitment and so, would you please pass on my gratitude to all of your staff and let them know that I feel that they should be very proud of what your students are becoming, demonstrating and how they conduct themselves.'

Have a great week ahead.

Website Upgrade

Over the coming weeks I'll be working on updating our school website so, if you use it, you'll probably notice periods when it's there and when it's not. Apologies for the inconvenience.

Punctuality Issues

We've noticed an increase in the number of children who are arriving at school late. This must stop. Being late for school seriously affects the child's day as they constantly feel as though they are catching up.

Teachers collect children from their lines at 0840 and doors close for registration at 0845.

Please ensure your child arrives at school to line up with their friends, ready for their day.

Attendance almost at National

With an average of 95.7%, our attendance this week is dipped below the national average.

Well done to those children with great attendance and congratulations to Year 1 who are our attendance champions this week with 98.2%

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Shining Stars this Week!

Clubs for the Spring Term

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Uniform Reminder

Since Christmas we seem to have a small number of children who are attending school with nail varnish applied. This isn't part of our high expectations on uniform and we ask that if your child has nail varnish applied, it is removed before school on Monday morning.

Additionally, the school uniform policy on footwear is black shoes. We have a small number of children who attend in trainers, boots etc. Please ensure your child wears black shoes to school.

Thank you, as always, for your support in this matter.

Buddies Half Term Availability

For those of you requiring child care during the half term holiday, Kelly has spaces available at Buddies. Please contact her at or 07930481772.

Pupil Work Focus

This week Marley and Olivia came to share their amazing space poems that they have been working on with Mr Kelly. Mr Kelly has been using the Garageband App to record performances of the space poems to a background of space music. More to follow!

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

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 ***

30th January

Y6 visit to Sherburn Library

3rd February

1300 - 1500 Nursery Stay and Play

6th February

Y4 visit to Sherburn Library

13th February

Y1 visit to Sherburn Library

14th February

PM 'Cinderella' - M&M Theatrical Productions performance to whole school

Break up for half term

24th February

Back to school after half term break

25th February

Y1/Y2 History Workshop

27th February

Y5 visit to Sherburn Library

2nd March

1300 - 1500 Nursery Stay and Play

3rd March

1800 - 1840

Y6 SATS Presentation to Y6 parents and children

5th March

Reception visit to Sherburn Library

12th March

Nursery visit to Sherburn Library

19th March

Y3 visit to Sherburn Library

27th March

Staff Training Day - school closed to pupils

3rd April

School closes for Easter holidays

20th April

School reopens after Easter holidays

1300 - 1500 Nursery Stay and Play

Spring Term Learning Journeys

At Sherburn Hungate Primary School, we plan our learning through what is known as a Learning Journey. This typically starts with a 'big bang' event (something to spark imagination and enthusiasm for the topics covered) and ends with a 'showcase' (a celebration of the children's work to an audience).

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