The Hungate Echo

Sherburn Hungate Weekly News - Summer Term - Issue 4

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A word from Miss Mackay

Welcome back to you all after the half-term holiday. I hope you all had a fun but restful break. We have a busy half term and can you believe it is our final one of the academic year?

The Leadership Team have been busy with preparations for the next academic year and deciding where all our adults will be - you will find out soon who your child's class teacher will be! We were all given a wonderful opportunity to have a go at some Judo this week and Mr Woofindin continued the sporting theme by taking some of our Year Three and Four children to a tri-golf competition. They returned as champions - a big well done. Mr Kelly organised a fascinating history talk for the Year Five children, where two members of the community came in to share their experiences of the Second World War. The baby chicks are with us in EYFS and have begun to hatch. Please ensure you make a donation on Parentpay if you would like your child to visit them. They are super cute and chirping lots!

Mr Broom was with us again yesterday and we kept him busy. He had a lovely time in Nursery in the morning and Year Six in the afternoon. Yesterday we were also visited by our School Improvement Advisor, Donna Kettle, and I am pleased to say that she had nothing but positive comments about the school. Dom, Lauren, Megan and Juliette (from Year Six) also had a chat with her about school life and Donna said they were amazing ambassadors for our school - another big well done.

There are lots of details in the newsletter this week about Sports Day and school dinners so please read it carefully.

Best wishes

Miss Mackay

Sports Day and Disco Arrangements

Sports Day

We have our Sports Days next week so please everyone keep your fingers crossed for sunshine. The dates have been on the calendar date section of the newsletter for a few weeks now so please make sure you know the date and time of your child's class sports day. Due to the building works, they are on different days.

The children have been very busy practising and are very keen to show off their athletic prowess! If you are joining us next week for any of the Sports Days, please make your way to the school field via the front gate of school - there will be no other gates open. Please note for the afternoon events there will be no access to the field until 1310, with the events starting at 1315. To make your way to the field, please follow the path round by the Year Five and Six classrooms and stand behind the area marked out for the spectators. There will be no access via the KS1 playground. In the event of a fire during Sports Day, please make your way to the 'fast playground.'

Summer Disco - Wednesday 12th June

EYFS & KS1 5.45pm - 6.45 pm

KS2 7pm - 8pm

There is a £2 entrance fee and tickets are on sale at the door. Drinks are free and there is the opportunity to buy sweets, tattoos and ice pops.

Please drop children off at the main entrance.

Please collect children from the Nursery and Reception playground.

Nursery and Reception will leave from the Nursery door whilst Year One and Two will leave from the Reception class door.

Year Three and Four will leave from the Nursery door whilst Year Five and Six will leave from the Reception classroom door.

We hope to see you all there.

Weekly Attendance

This week's school attendance is 95.81 which is just below the national average.

Congratulations to on the highest attendance this week, which was 96.97%

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Our Star Achievers this week!

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School Dinners

The current rate for school dinners for KS2 children is £2.30 per meal.

All parents MUST pay in advance through ParentPay for pupil’s lunches, ideally weekly by 9.00 am on a Monday, monthly or half termly.

From September 2019 we will be unable to provide a lunch to any pupil who has a debt balance on a Friday until the debt is cleared and the account returns to a credit balance. In these instances parents will be contacted and asked to provide a packed lunch for their child.

In the upcoming weeks, we will provide more information on school dinners - including a suggested price plan and menus.

Bikes and Scooters

Please remember that bikes and scooters should not be used on the school premises. This applies to everyone: pupils, adults and siblings that might not be at school. The start and end of the day is busy and with the building works we must ensure we are extra vigilant at keeping everyone safe.

If you would like your Year Five or Six child to cycle to school, you can obtain a Cycle Permission form from the office. This must be completed first and returned to school.

Thank you.

Children's Corner: Year 5

Each week, a class will feature in the newsletter. This week is Year Five and is written by Jack, Ellie, Leah and Nathan.

On Wednesday, we had our topic launch about World War Two. We had two visitors (John and Bryan). John told us about his dad, who built aircrafts and tanks for England. Bryan was seven years old when the war started, and his mum and dad took in evacuees. He said that there was a plane crash near school, that he went to, and when he was there, he saw some soldiers guarding it.

On Thursday, we did two experiments, that were both related to our class story (The Firework Maker's Daughter). One of the experiments was underwater fireworks. We had to be very patient for the fireworks to work and added lots of different colours to make them interesting. The second experiment was exploding apples. First, we sliced the top of the apple off and placed it in a tray. (Some of us ate it though!) Then we used a knife to make a hole in the apple. The hole was filled with baking powder and a drop of colour dye. Then we poured the vinegar inside the apple and BOOM! Foam started pouring out. There was no explosion but it was still really fun and I'm glad I got to do it.

On Thursday, it was the 75th anniversary of D-Day so we decided to learn about the D-Day landings and why it was so important. We learnt that us (the British), the Commonwealth and the USA attacked five beaches: Sword, Gold, Utah, Omah and Juno. Then, we learnt that the Axis' power had been fooled by code breakers, who planted false information. Finally, we learnt 150,000-200,000 people landed on the beaches in one day.

As you can see, Year Five had an exciting week. To find out what is happening in our other classes, please have a look at the medium term plans below.

Other Notices

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2) Thank you to Elmet Lions - the Easter Egg raffle raised £76!

3) Any unwanted prescription glasses to donate, please put in the box in the school entrance

Can you help us win £5,000 for our school library?

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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.

Dates for Your Diary

10 June

1800 for 1830 Reception New Starters (Sept 2019) Evening

11 June

1000 - 1200 Y3/Y4 Sports Day

1315 - 1500 Y5/Y6 Sports Day (please note no access before 1310)

12 June

1100 - 1200 Nursery and Reception Sports

1745 - 1845 EYFS/KS1 Summer Disco

1900 - 2000 KS2 SummerDisco

13 June

Y2 visit to Sherburn Library

14 June

1315 - 1500 (please note no access before 1310)

Y1/Y2 Sports Day

20 June

Reception class visit to Meanwood Urban Farm, Leeds

Y6 visit to Sherburn Library

1400 - 1800 Nursery Parents' Consultation Session (for those children staying in Nursery in September 2019)

1430 - 1530 Grand Gardening Opening

26 June

1800 - 2000 Y6 Evening Musical Performance

27 June

Y5 visit to Sherburn Library

28 June

0930 - 1000 Y6 Leavers' Assembly

1 July

1330 - 1500 Nursery Stay and Play

4 July

Nursery Library Visit

5 July

Staff training day - school closed to children

11 July

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) (starts 10 June ends 8 July)


Summer Sports - Year 2 / Year 3 (1500 - 1600) (starts 11 June ends 9 July)


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

Summer Sports Year 4 / Year 5 (1500 - 1600) (starts 12 June ends 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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