The Hungate Echo

Sherburn Hungate Weekly News - Summer Term - Issue 7

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A word from Miss Mackay

Wow, what a busy week! We've managed to squash in: pupil progress meetings, lesson observations, an EYFS Sports Day, a Year 6 pantomime, a practice lock down, a Leavers' Assembly, a special firefighters' assembly, lots of Governor visits (thank you Claire, Kelly and Rebecca) and finished today with a Golden Lunch and Assembly. Congratulations to those children who have received 300 Dojos in June.

It is our Super Sixes last day today and it is with both excitement and sadness that we wish them all good luck for their new journey. I am sure we will see some faces returning to let us know how they have all been getting on.

Thank you to the parents that have completed the Parent Survey already. If you haven't had a chance yet, please use the link below to help us know how we are doing and how we can improve.

We love hearing from you on Class Dojo and seeing pictures sent in from home. Can I please remind all parents that staff do not always have Dojo open during the day and that messages about pick ups/absence/illness still need to be communicated through the office by telephone or in person.

I have included lots of pictures of the children's learning this week so I hope you manage to find out what your child has been up to by talking about the pictures at home. Mrs Butterfield has written a short piece following up from the Year Three's piece last week about the Wildlife Challenge. Please scroll down to have a read.

If the weather reports are correct we are all due a bit of a heatwave. I hope you have lots of fun in the sun. Remember to drink lots of water and put your sun cream on. On Wednesday, we will be having our transition morning. I have included details of your child's new class below. So please scroll down.

Best wishes

Miss Mackay

p.s. A polite reminder asking any dog owners to not chain or tie their dogs to the school fence/gate. Thank you.

Sports Day Snaps

Parent Survey

We Need You!

Please help us know how we are doing by filling in the survey below. There is a competition running between the schools in the Academy to see how many responses we can get back. Please help us to improve school by filling in the short survey below.

Thank you

Weekly Attendance

This week's school attendance is 92.3%. Good attendance from Ofsted is 96.8% so we need some catching up!

Congratulations to Year 3 on the highest attendance this week, with 97% (rounded)

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Staff Shout-Outs

Thank you to those of you who send in staff shout-outs. They are very well received and recognise the value and hard work of our staff team.

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


On Wednesday 3rd July, the children will start the day with an assembly about transition. They will then be collected by their new class teacher and teaching assistant(s). Together, they will spend the morning in their new classroom and get to know each other through lots of fun activities. The children will also have their play time on their new playground.

If your child is currently in RECEPTION, their new teacher for YEAR 1 is Miss Horner

If your child is currently in YEAR 1, their new teacher for YEAR 2 is Miss Smith

If your child is currently in YEAR 2, their new teacher for YEAR 3 is Mrs Butterfield

If your child is currently in YEAR 3, their new teacher for YEAR 4 is Mr Browning

If your child is currently in YEAR 4, their new teacher for YEAR 5 is Mr Kelly

If your child is currently in YEAR 5, their new teacher for YEAR 6 is Mrs Sowden (for 4 days) and Mrs Allen-Warren (for 1 day)

There is a slight change in the layout of Key Stage Two classrooms but I will let the children tell you about those on Wednesday.

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30 Days Wild

During the month of June, the children in Year 3 have been taking part in ’30 Days Wild’ - the UK’s month-long nature challenge. I set the children the task of trying to complete 30 random acts of wildlife and they have amazed me with their determination to complete the challenge. I’ve loved looking at the evidence they have provided; some children have sent photos via Class Dojo, others have produced drawings and paintings, fact files, objects for our nature table and poems they have written. A special mention must go to Autumn, who completed over half of the 30 challenges! Well done Year 3 - I hope you enjoyed engaging with nature!

Mrs Butterfield

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Learning Journeys

Please see what your children are getting up to this term by looking at the planning below.

Active Club

Please see the posters below for details about active clubs available in the local area.

OGS Active 10, OGS Active 16 and OGS Holiday Club projects.

OGS Active 10 Group – every Thursday 5.15pm – 6.15pm at the Old Girls School (ages 6 – 11)

OGS Active 16 Group – (Yr 6 transition students) Monday’s 1st , 8th and 15th July at the Old Girls School

OGS Holiday Club – in the summer holidays every Wednesday (full day) and Thursday (morning) starting 24th July – 29th August.

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 ***

1 July

Year 5 trip to Eden Camp

1330 - 1500 Nursery Stay and Play

4 July

Y3 trip to The Yorkshire Museum

Nursery Library Visit

5 July

Staff training day - school closed to children

9 July

13:15 Year 1 / Year 2 Sports Day (no access to the field before 13:10)

11 July

Year 1 / Year 2 Trip to Filey

Reception Library Visit

16 July

1100 - 1145 Nursery Teddy Bears' Picnic

18 July

1430 - 1500 Reception Graduation

19 July

Break up for summer holidays

5 September

Children return to school for start of Autumn Term 2019

Weekly After-School Clubs


Summer Sports - Reception / Year 1(1500 - 1545) (to 8 July)


Summer Sports - Year 2 / Year 3 (1500 - 1600) (to 9 July)


Nature Club - Year 3 1500 - 1600 (to 10 July)

Summer Sports Year 4 / Year 5 (1500 - 1600) (to 10 July)


Musical Theatre - Year 3 / Year 4 / Year 5 (to 11 July)

Gardening Club - Year 5 1500 - 1600 (to 4 July)

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.

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