The Hungate Echo

Sherburn Hungate Weekly News - Autumn Term - Issue 5

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A word from Mr Broom.

It's been another great week in school as the term gets into full swing. I've met with all teachers in school this week to discuss pupil progress and what's impressed me most has been how well the staff know each and every child and what their next steps are. I'm looking forward to seeing how they progress over the coming weeks before I meet with staff again at the end of November.

On Tuesday we had over 20 visiting headteachers and lead mathematics teachers in school, when they came to visit an exemplar lesson delivered by Miss Mackay. The many comments I had about how wonderful our children are were very heartwarming. We have amazing children here and I must admit, we like to show them off!

Thank you to those who completed the Parent/Carer survey. If you've yet to do it, click here. Once again, many positives and a few things to work on, mainly around how we share information about our curriculum. So in response, all our curriculum information can be found on our school website and there will be a link to this on our main noticeboard at the front of school.

Thank you also to those of you who have completed a 'staff shout out'. I can't tell you how much the staff really appreciate these and it really gives a positive feel around school.

Have a lovely week ahead.

Parent/Carer Survey

Around this time last year we asked you for your thoughts and opinions on school and how we could make things better. We took a lot of your ideas, implemented them, and I believe our school is a better place because of your input. Thank you.

It's now time to give your opinions again. We really appreciate positive and constructive feedback so that we can further improve on our journey to outstanding. Please click on the link below:

Our Weekly Star Achievers!

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QR Codes

You'll notice that on our classroom windows and noticeboards there's a range of QR Codes they say 'scan me'! So how do they work?

Each one has a title e.g. school calendar. Simply open up the camera app on your phone and point it at the QR code. The screen will then display a message prompting you to open your browser. Tap the screen on the message and it takes you straight to the information you require.

School Start Times Reminder

Just a quick reminder of our school start times.

School doors open at 0840 and children are met on the playground by their teacher.

School doors close at 0845. After this time, children are late to school.

We have a few children who are persistently late and we need to ensure that they arrive on time so that they can start their learning. Please support us with this.

School Photographs

The school photographer will be in school on Monday 8th October for individual photographs. They'll be in school from 0800 for photos of pre-school children with siblings in school. This session is very popular so it's likely that you may have a considerable wait.

Photographs for this period have to be wrapped up by 0845 and therefore, we offer this on a 'first-come-first-serve' basis. Children, don't forget to bring your smile!

Grapes - If you bring 'em, slice 'em

We've noticed that many of our packed lunches contain whole grapes as part of the meal. If you would like to include grapes in your child's pack up, please ensure that all grapes are sliced. This significantly reduces the chance of choking. Thank you.


Mondays - 1510 - 1610 Rugby Club (Year 4 / Year 5 / Year 6)

Tuesdays - 1505 - 1545 Rugby Club (Year 1 / Year 2)

Wednesdays - 1510 - 1610 Girls' Football Club (Year 4 / Year 5 / Year 6)

Wednesdays - 1510 - 1545 Story Club (Year 3)

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

Fridays - 1510 - 1600 KS2 Choir - Sherburn Voices

Leeds United Girls Football Club

Leeds United Development Centre have been into school to say that they would very much like to continue the girls football development club and I think it's a great idea to add this to our range of extra-curricular provision.

As it is provided by Leeds United a small fee of £2.50 per session is payable to the coach providing the session.

It is important to note that our school is simply the host for these sessions and all queries need to go through the coaches who lead the sessions.

If your child is interested, please download and complete the form in the link below this message.

Dates for Your Diary

8 October

Individual school photographs

10 October

Flu immunisation (Rec - Year 5)

11 October

Year 4 visit to Sherburn Library

Tag Rugby Tournament - letters have been sent home

16 October

Year 2 Parent Consultation Sessions

17 October

Year 2 Parent Consultation Sessions

18 October

Year 5 visit to Sherburn Library

KS2 Cross Country Event - more details later

19 October

Year 5 visit to Yorkshire Wildlife Park - more details later

Special lunch for Y3 parents - more details later

24 October

1130 - 1145 Nursery Open Classroom

1445 - 1530 Y1 Drama Performance followed by Open Classroom

1510 - 1530 Y2 Open Classroom

1510 - 1530 Reception Open Classroom

25 October

Year 6 visit to Sherburn Library

Y3/Y4 Harvest Festival - more details later

Y3/Y4 Open Classroom

26 October

Break up for half term holiday

5 November

Back to school

0845 Bag2School collection

6 November

Nursery & Reception Parents Evening - more details later

7 November

Nursery & Reception Parents Evening - more details later

8 November

Reception visit to Sherburn Library

15 November

Year 2 visit to Sherburn Library

Year 3 / Year 4 - Quick Sticks Hockey Tournament - more details later

22 November

Year 1 visit to Sherburn Library

29 November

Nursery visit to Sherburn Library

5 December

Christmas Fair

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)

Staff Shout Out

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

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 Year 1 children who are our attendance champions in school this week with 98.2%!

Our average attendance this week is 95.5% which is below the national average. We have had a lot of bugs going around so hopefully this will just be a little dip.

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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Home/School Agreement

Since the introduction of the new General Data Protection Act 2018, we can no longer accept a null response as acceptance that someone is happy to be included in decisions. Statements such as 'if you do not complete this form by x date, we will assume you are happy' can no longer be used.

For this reason, we're asking all parents to complete the Home/School Agreement form found at the link below. The Agreement includes permissions for technology use and local visits to name a few. Please complete it as soon as possible. Our admin team will continue to send the Agreement to you until we receive a response.

Thank you for your support with this.

Home/School Agreement

Please complete as soon as possible.

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:

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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: