The Hungate Echo
Sherburn Hungate Weekly News - Summer Term 2 - Issue 2
A word from Mr Broom.
THRIVE - Miss Mackay/Miss Allen-Warren have been out learning about the THRIVE approach to learning. This places a great emphasis on individual wellbeing and how that affects learning.
Read, Write, Inc. - Miss Smith, Miss Horner, Miss Ball & Mrs Weights have attended this really important training on how young children learn to read and how this then impacts on their learning going forward.
Compass Buzz - We all began our training on Mental Health on Monday, working with the NYCC team on children's mental health.
It's also been a very successful week too. Our musical production of 'Schools Will Rock You' is certainly gathering pace and the children are doing so well to learn the complex songs and storyline. Tickets for the performance will be on sale next week with priority given to those parents in year 6 and year 5.
Also, we became the local schools dodgeball champions, leaving the tournament on Thursday, undefeated!
Most importantly, our KS1 assessments are in and they're extremely positive. A well done to all the children and the hard-working team of staff who wrap around them.
Finally, we're having a PE challenge day (details below) on Monday. This means everyone will need to wear their PE kit to school! Exciting times!
Our Star Achievers this Week
Excellent KS1 Results
Reading - 77% of our children met the expected standard (an 11% increase on last year). This is the highest attainment score in the last three years, is above the national average for all primary schools, completely turning around the trend of downward spiralling achievement.
Writing - 70% of our children met the expected standard (6% higher than last year). This is in-line with national averages for all primary schools and yet again, bucks the trend.
Maths - 70% of our children met the expected standard (a 10% increase on last year). This is the highest mathematics attainment score in the last three years and turns around the trend again.
Our biggest success comes when comparing the number of children achieving the expected standard in all three subjects. Last year, only 31% (compared to 61% nationally) achieved the expected standard in all three subjects (Reading, Writing & Maths). This year, 67% made this achievement. That's a 31% increase and testament to the hard work of all the children and the highly effective team of adults who work with them.
Lunch Menu - Change of Menu
PE Challenge Day
Nut Allergy Information
Our KS1 Trip to Filey
Nursery Applications for September 2018
Children On-Site Too Early
Dates for Your Diary Section
19/06/18 - Nursery and Reception Sports Morning
19/06/18 - Nursery New Starters (Sept 2018) Information Evening (more details later)
20/06/18 - Summer Disco
21/06/18 - Year 1 visit to Sherburn Library
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
03/07/18 - Special Lunch for parents of Y1 children (more details later)
11/07/18 - School Summer Fair (1700 - 1900)
20/07/18 - Break up for Summer holidays
Congratulations to our Year 3 children who are our attendance champions in school this week with 98.4%!
Our average attendance this week is 95.4%. Slowly creeping back towards the national average expectancy.
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.
Wider School Community Items
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Train to Teach with STAR Alliance
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Sherburn-in-Elmet Lions Club
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