The Hungate Echo

Sherburn Hungate Weekly News - Issue 7

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A word from Mr Broom

We're coming towards the end of a long first half term and the children and staff have worked so hard to get off to a flying start. I'm proud of them all. I'd like to say a big thank you to those of you who completed a staff shout-out this term. It really does make a different when we share them with everyone; a reminder why we do what we do.

I welcomed Mr Sibley in school this morning for a meeting to discuss our targets for the coming year. He continues to be impressed with the improvements we are making. 'I love coming here. There's a real buzz to the place', was just one of his complementary comments. I also welcomed Lisa Boulmer, our new Trust Governor. Lisa took the time to meet everyone just before lunch and is looking forward to working with us in the coming months.

Next week is the final week of the half term. I'm really looking forward to the Harvest Festival with our Y3/4 children. The practices sound phenomenal and you're in for a real treat if your coming to see your children.

Have a lovely weekend.

Parent Consultations - 11th/12th November

It's been on our 'dates for your diary' section but I'd like to draw your attention to our parent consultation evenings, scheduled for 11th/12th November. Please take the time to meet with your child's class teacher and discuss their progress.

Football Team Achieves Well

Mr Wooffindin's football team narrowly missed out on the inter-school cup final on Thursday, when they competed against the local schools. The team got off to a flying start, beating Barkston Ash 1-0 and then South Milford 4-0. A draw against Saxton followed by defeat to Kirk Fenton meant they failed to qualify. However, what was most impressive was their attitude towards their opponents and each other. I was very proud.

Data Collection Sheets

A polite reminder to return your data collection sheets and thank you to the 162 we've already had back. Please can you return them as soon as possible if you have yet to do so.

The Book Bus Arrives - Tuesday 22nd October

I'm delighted to mention that the Book Bus will be arriving at our school Tuesday 22nd October. This will be a state-of-the-art mobile library of the latest books for our children to have a look through. It will be located in the school car park from 0800 to 1600 on Tuesday, so please pop in and have a look for yourself.
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Mental Health Day Success

Thank you to everyone who made/bought buns for our bun sale last Thursday. We managed to raise a total of £226 for Compass Buzz. This is the team that help support our young people with mental wellbeing issues.

Friends of Hungate Final Disco

A huge thank you to everyone involved with the Friends of Hungate, who managed to raise £239.93 for school funds at the Halloween disco. The children had a wonderful time.

Children in Need - Wacky Hair Day!

Our Junior Leadership Team (School Council) have decided that this year, for Children in Need, we will be hosting a crazy hair day on 15th November. I can't wait!

Attendance Below Expectations!

With an average of 95.4%, our attendance this week is below the national average for the first time this year. Well done to those children with great attendance and congratulations to Year 5, who are our attendance champions this week with 99.4%.
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Key Stage 2 Open Classrooms

We'd love for you to see what goes on in our classrooms in Key Stage 2 and we'd like to invite parents of children in Class 3, 4, 5 & 6 to join us in sharing the children's learning.

Class 3 & 4 - 24th October - 2pm - 3:10pm (straight after the Harvest Festival)

Class 5 & 6 - 21st October - 2pm - 3:10pm

Our Special Achievers this Week!

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Harvest Festival

Our Harvest Festival will take place on 24th October for Year 3 and Year 4 parents.

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 21.10 : Tolerance of different cultures and faith

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

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.

School Applications

Y6 Parents Only - Secondary School

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.

Nursery Parents Only - Primary School

Nursery parents have recently been sent information regarding applying for a primary school place for their child. Please remember the final date for parents to expresss a preference for a primary school place is 15 January 2020.

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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 ***

21 October

Year 5 / Year 6 Assembly and Open Classroom

22 October

The Book Bus - more details later

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

2.00 pm - 3.00 pm Y3/Y4 Harvest Celebration followed by Open Classrooms

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

Year 3 & Year 4 visit to Murton Park

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

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: