The Hungate Echo

Sherburn Hungate Weekly News - Autumn Term - Issue 14

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A word from Mr Broom

My apologies everyone for this rather late newsletter. I've written below about school attendance being at the lowest we've had since September 2017 and my own attendance this week felt to 60%, with a nasty bout of Sinusitis. Hopefully I'm on the mend now and I'm looking forward to returning back to work for our final week on Monday morning.


You can feel the festive buzz around school, especially after what can only be described as amazing nativity performances by our Reception and Key Stage 1 children. Their performances were sensational and really put us all in the Christmas spirit.


We don't do Christmas jumper day at Sherburn Hungate... we do Christmas dress up week! All next week, we'd like to invite everyone to wear something a little Christmassy with their usual uniform. I've got my jumper ready and can't wait!


Have a lovely final week before the holidays. It's party time!

Our Star Achievers this Week

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Choir Carol Performance

Being absent on Friday meant that the choir were unable to perform this year's carol concert for their parents. Not to worry though, I've rearranged it for Tuesday afternoon from 3:15pm until 4pm. Parents of those children in choir are more than welcome to attend.

Swearing - NOT TOLERATED - EVER!

In my absence, I have been made aware that a parent took it upon himself to swear at a member of staff and in earshot of many children. This behaviour is not acceptable and I will be dealing with the individual in the early parts of next week. He will need to apologise to my colleague for his behaviour in the first instance.


I'm sure you will all support us in the importance of ensuring our playground mornings and afternoons are free from such behaviour and if you hear anything untoward, please bring it to my attention immediately.

Change to Lunch Menu

Monday 17 December - Christmas Lunch for everyone, served by Mr Broom, Miss Mackay & Mrs Weights!


Roast turkey and stuffing, sausages, roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables

Christmas tree choc ice, mince pies, trifle, fresh fruit or yoghurt

Please note there will no jacket potatoes or sandwiches served on Christmas lunch day.


Tuesday 18 December

Pizza and chips, mixed salad and peas

Jacket potato or sandwich

Flapjack and cheese, fresh fruit or yoghurt


Wednesday 19 December

Minced beef and Yorkshire puddings, mashed potatoes, cabbage and carrots

Jacket potato or sandwich

Sponge and custard, fresh fruit or yoghurt

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Y6 Uniform and Responsibilities Reminder

Having spoken at length to Miss Mackay this week regarding the uniform in Y6 and class responsibilities, we have noticed an increase in children who are:


- Not wearing the red Y6 tie

- Wearing inappropriate footwear (fashion boots, trainers, etc.)


- Not completing tasks involving school diaries.


It's really important that our oldest children in school demonstrate and model the expected behaviour of all our pupils, and things need to change for some of our Y6 pupils.

Dates for Your Diary

17 December

Christmas lunch

1400 - 1500 Christmas celebration for Year 3 / Year 4 parents / carers


18 December

1300 - 1500 Year 1 / Year 2 Christmas Party


19 December

1300 - 1500 Year 5 / Year 6 Christmas Party


20 December

0945 - 1145 Nursery / Reception Christmas Party

1300 - 1500 Year 3 / Year 4 Christmas Party

1300 - 1500 Secret Present Corner - more details later


21 December

Break up for Christmas holidays


7 January 2019

Staff training day - school closed to pupils


8 January

Children return to school


9 January

Young Voices trip (Year 5 / Year 6)

WEEKLY AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS

Mondays - 1510 - 1545 Sports Hall Fun Club (R)


Tuesdays - 0800 - 0830 Homework Club (Y6)


Tuesdays - 1510 - 1600 Bench / Dodge Ball (Y3 / Y4)


Wednesdays - 1510 - 1545 Story Club (R/Y1/Y2)


Wednesdays - 1510 - 1545 Story Club (Year 3/4)


Wednesdays - 1510 - 1545 Y6 Maths Club


Thursdays - 1510 - 1610 Football Club (Year 5 / Year 6) - restarts in February


Friday - 0800 - 0830 Homework Club (Y6)


Fridays - 1510 - 1600 KS2 Choir - Sherburn Voices

Staff Shout Outs

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

Ski Trip 2020 - Register Your Interest

If you would like to go on our Ski Trip 2020, please click the link below to register your interest:


Ski Trip Register of Interest Form

Ski Trip Information

If you were unable to make the Ski Trip Information events held by Miss Mackay, the presentation is available below. As always, should you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.


Ski Trip Information Presentation

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.

School Attendance

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 Reception children who are our attendance champions in school this week with 97.7%!


Our average attendance this week is 95.1% which is the lowest attendance we've had in school since September 2017!


We have a small number of children whose attendance is 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.


Thank you for your continued support with our attendance drive. It is really appreciated.

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Mobiles on Site

Our teachers have planned exciting lessons for all our children and when they leave school, we're confident that they will want to share their day with you. Conversation is really important to your child's development and for this reason, we're asking that you refrain from using your phone on the school site at drop off and pick up times. If you'd like further information on this, click here:


https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/may/31/smartphone-addiction-children-research-technoference-child-behaviour


and here


http://time.com/4168688/cell-phone-distracted-parenting-can-have-long-term-consequences-study/

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:


http://www.sherburnhungate.net/school-info/data-protection-information