The Hungate Echo

Sherburn Hungate Weekly News - Summer Term 2 - Issue 3

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A word from Mr Broom.

It's always fun at this time of year in schools, and ours is no exception. Monday was disappointing. We'd planned to have an active sports day with a professional sports coaching company but they didn't turn up. I wasn't best pleased and made my feelings very clear to the company director.

The week did get considerably better from then on though. I commented about our year six production last week and I will do so again this week. I must say, the children are doing a fantastic job and anyone coming to watch it on Wednesday are in for a real treat.

I attended the EYFS sports day on Tuesday to see all of our youngest children take part in sporting activities. The organisation of the event was like clockwork and I thank those of you who came to support us. The children had a wonderful time.

We had our summer disco on Wednesday evening and yet again, our Friends association did a wonderful job and raised over £300.00 for school funds. Thank you to the core team and to those of you who came along with your children to help out.

Next week is the final week for year six at Sherburn Hungate. As they do every year, our oldest children move up to the high school for the final three weeks of the year. On Friday, there will be a celebration evening to celebrate their time at our school as they look forward to their bright futures.

Finally, we're almost in a position to share who will be your child's class teacher from September. I was hoping to let you know this week but due to a few staffing discussions we need to place a hold on this for now.

It's a world cup weekend for our football fans with England taking on Panama on Sunday afternoon. Let's hope the team do well and enjoy the game if you're watching it.

Our Star Achievers this Week

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Lunch Menu - Change of Menu

We always like to ask our Year 6 children what they would like for their final days with us on 29th June and Year 6 have chosen pizza, chips & mixed salad with a chocolate cornflake pudding. I think I might just join them!

Friends' Newsletter - Style my Uniform

Click here to access the latest Friends of Hungate newsletter.

On Monday we are having a 'Style your Uniform' day in exchange for bringing a bottle to school for our bottle stall at the summer fair.

This means that the children will wear their normal uniform but may add an item of clothing/style. It might be they wear a bright coloured pair of socks or tights. Perhaps the Y6 children may choose to wear a different tie.

What PE Challenge Day?

Monday was a very frustrating day for us all. The company we use had double booked us and therefore failed to let us know they weren't sending any coaches. Thankfully, our staff were on hand to think on their feet and deliver some exciting sporting activities. I'll just say they won't be invited to rearrange alternative sports days!

School Closed - Afternoon of Wednesday 18th July

If you didn't receive it, I sent a letter to all parents/carers on Thursday regarding our afternoon closure on Wednesday 18th July from 1315. As I mentioned in the letter, we need the time to complete vital whole staff training on Mathematics, ready for September. We do appreciate the inconvenience this may cause but hope that the early notice will negate any child care issues which may arise.

It's worth pointing out that 'Buddies', our on-site child care provider will be able to take a limited number of children on this afternoon. If this is something you are interested in, please see the contact details at the bottom of this newsletter.

Nursery Applications for September 2018

Just a quick note to let you know we will be allocating places for our Nursery session for September 2018 very shortly. If you would like a place, please contact the school office.

Car Park Notice

We've noticed that some parents are using the school car park for dropping off and picking up children. Please help us to keep our children safe by making sure you don't use the car park for this purpose. If you see anyone doing so, please let me know. Thank you.

Dates for Your Diary Section

As well as our regularly updated calendar available on our website, here are a list of dates that you may wish to add to your diary, following some great feedback from our readers.

27/06/18 - School Will Rock You - Y6 Production (1330 & 1900)

28/06/18 - Nursery visit to Sherburn Library

29/06/18 - Y6 Leavers' Lunch

02/07/18 - Childminders' meeting / Stay and Play for those joining our Nursery in Sept

03/07/18 - Special Lunch for parents of Y1 children

11/07/18 - School Summer Fair (1700 - 1900)

20/07/18 - Break up for Summer holidays


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 5 children who are our attendance champions in school this week with 97.3%!

Our average attendance this week is 96.4%. We're back above the national expectations after our sickness outbreak.

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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Wider School Community Items

Buddies Pre School/After School Club

We are excited to announce that 'Buddies' before and after school club is up and running. Opening hours are Monday to Friday, term time only. The morning session is from 0730-0900, and the afternoon session 1500-1800.

Buddies is also trialling school holiday opening. If you are interested, the following dates are available:

30th July - 3rd August

28th August - 31st August

For further information click here.

Kelly Summersgill at

Kelly is looking forward to hearing from you.

Stay up-to-date with the Sherburn Community Website

Stay up to date with the latest news and updates happening in Sherburn in Elmet and the surrounding areas. From community matters and local events to important information and general news, the Sherburn in Elmet website will give you all the information you will need to find out more about the historic village of Sherburn in Elmet.

Train to Teach with STAR Alliance

Ever thought about become a teacher and making a difference to the lives of so many young people? Read on...

The STAR Alliance (Sherburn, Tadcaster & Rural Teaching School Alliance) are offering places for the 2018-19 academic year through the teach direct route, in association with Hull University. If you would like to know more, call in for a chat or click the link below for further information.

Further Information - Click Here

Sherburn High School Newsletter

Click here to access the Sherburn High School newsletter. Further information can be found at

Tadcaster Grammar School Newsletter

Click Here to access the May edition of the Tadcaster Grammar School newsletter. Further information can be found at

Sherburn-in-Elmet Lions Club

I met with the Elmet Lions Club recently to talk about how they could support our school and how our school could become involved in their community work.

If Elmet Lions is something you would like to get involved in, please email Ann at

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: