The Hungate Echo

Sherburn Hungate Weekly News - Issue 11

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A word from Mr Broom

The steady flow of prospective parents visiting school for our new starters in September 2020 has started to pick up over the past week, and it's been a pleasure show off our wonderful children and teachers. It really is a pleasure to walk in to every classroom and see children fully engaged with their learning, having fun and often working independently to solve challenges.

For the staff this week, they've had training on the updated music curriculum and Mr Browning and I met with representatives of the STARMAT to formulate a plan for the computing curriculum. It certainly is an exciting time to be at Sherburn Hungate.

Next week, we have a special visitor in school on Friday, as part of the World War II topic in Year 5. Paul Sharman, who you may recall visited to introduce our charity, Help for Heroes, will be bringing a selection of artefacts into school from the period. He will also join some of the children for the daily mile, putting his ex-drill sergeant skills to good use while teaching the children the disciplines of marching. Look out for the pictures in next week's edition of the Echo.

Have a lovely weekend and if you're out and about Christmas shopping, take care.

Year 3/4 Christmas Sing-a-long!

The children in Year 3 and Year 4 (Mr Browning/Mrs Butterfield) will be holding a Christmas Carol Sing-a-long at 1415 on December 12th. Parents are more than welcome to attend and the event will be followed by the Year 3/4 open classrooms, where you'll get to see the wonderful work they have been doing over the past few weeks.

Dig for Victory - Y5 prepare the garden for Winter

Elmet Lions & Spar 2019 Toy Appeal

We are proud to support the Elmet Lions & Spar 2019 Toy Appeal where we are trying to gather toys for local children aged 1 to 16. If you can, please help this much needed cause.

The Salvation Army and Leeds Carers will be distributing your kind donations. Please bring any donations to the school office no later than Friday 29 November.

Attendance Takes a Dip!

With an average of 95.4%, our attendance this week is below the national average but we've had a bout of sickness in some of our classes so not to worry too much if we can get back up there next week!

Well done to those children with great attendance and congratulations to Year 3, who are our attendance champions this week with 100%.

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KS2 Computing Club with Mr Browning

Mr Browning is looking to run a computing club on a Thursday lunchtime for a maximum of 25 key stage two children. The club will cover a range of computing topics with some children graduating to become our new band of Digital Leaders.

The club will cost 50p per session and be on a first come first serve basis. If your child is interested, please ask them to inform Mr Browning as soon as possible.

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 phase of school has a focus on a different value. Here's the schedule for this half term:

EYFS: Rule of the Law

KS1: Democracy

LKS2: The Rule of the Law

UKS2: Remembrance Day/Christmas/Religious Stories

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.
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Information for Parent of Children with Additional Needs

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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.

Site Safety Items

As the weather gets colder, we're noticing that the temporary path around the compound at the rear of school is becoming increasingly slippy. Mr Wooffindin is doing his best to keep it well gritted but please be extra careful if you use this route into/out of school.

Additionally, I've been liaising with Align Property Services to try and secure lighting for the temporary path as well as the new path around the EYFS area at the front of school. We're hopeful that some temporary lighting will be in place in the next week or so, which should help those using Buddies and those leaving school after clubs on an evening.

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 ***

2 December

Y5 visit to Eden Camp

Special lunch for Y1 parents

1.30 pm - 3.00 pm Nursery Stay and Play / Childminders' Meeting

3.00 pm - 3.30 pm Scholastic Half Price Book Fair

3 December

9.30 am EYFS Nativity - Sherburn Methodist Chapel

3.00 pm - 3.30 pm Scholastic Half Price Book Fair

4 December

8.45 am - 9.15 am Scholastic Half Price Book Fair

3.00 pm - 3.30 pm Scholastic Half Price Book Fair

11 December

Y1/Y2 York Pantomime visit

12 December

2.15 pm Year 3/Year 4 Christmas Carol Sing-a-long followed by Year 3 / Year 4 open classrooms - parents welcome

13 December

1.00 pm - 3.00 pm Y3/Y4 Christmas Party

16 December

School Christmas Lunch

17 December

1.00 pm - 3.00 pm Y5/Y6 Christmas Party

18 December

2.00 pm - 3.00 pm KS1 Nativity

19 December

am Nursery and Reception Christmas Party

2.00pm - 3.00 pm KS1 Nativity

20 December

School closes for Christmas holidays

6 January 2020

Staff training day - school closed to pupils

7 January 2020

Pupils return to school after Christmas holidays

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