The Hungate Echo

Sherburn Hungate Weekly News - Spring Term - Issue 13

Big picture

A word from Mr Broom

It's been a thrilling final week to the term as our children took the chance to celebrate their learning with our open classrooms and performances. Thank you to everyone who came along. I'm sure you will have been very impressed by our wonderful learners.

I'm also delighted to say that we are now the inter-schools tag rugby champions 2019! Our team beat off all opposition to take the title for the first time.

We're now off school for two weeks (and a day) and it's a great opportunity to spend some valuable family time together. I hope you have a super break and that the children come back refreshed, ready for the summer term.

Tag Rugby Champions 2019

Big picture


Having met with both the Architect, members of the North Yorkshire County Council Planning Department and our CEO, Mr Martyn Sibley, I am now in a position confirm the school opening arrangements for September 2019.

Starting on the 22nd July, the school will be closed to staff for the entirety of the summer period, through to Friday 30th August. During this time, extensive internal refurbishments will be taking place including:

- Hall extension (including the removal of all wall equipment and ceiling)

- Current Y3, Y4 and Y5 classrooms will be having new ceilings and lights, wall/window adaptations and skylights.

- The ICT suite will be extended to form a new classroom.

- Key Stage 2 corridors will be stripped back and fitted with new lighting, ceilings and flooring.

- Refurbishment works to the front entrance and Key Stage 1 side of school.

As you can imagine, the project will have a massive impact on our ability to function as a school.

For the site to be safe and ready for the children to return, school will open its doors to pupils on Thursday 5th September.

Staff will be working in school on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of that week to make sure that our learning environment is ready for the children to return.

Given that we will be returning three days later than many expected, I'm hoping that this early notice will allow you plenty of time to plan child care.

Our Star Achievers this week!

Big picture

Building Works start on Monday

As our doors close this evening, the contractors roll in to begin work on our extension and refurbishment. Over the Easter period, the Pool View classroom and kitchen garden will be demolished to make way for the general works compound.

The final plans for the works can be downloaded below and you will see that a new path will be created around the proposed compound, taking up approximately a 1/4 of our school field. If you enter the school grounds from the Co-op or Library gates, you won't be able to get through the side of the school where the Pool View used to be.

It's going to be very exciting over the next 18 months and I'll keep you fully updated with information as and when I get it. I thank you always for your support.

Our wonderful Easter Bonnets

A massive thank you to everyone who took the time to create an easter bonnet for our parade. Mr Sibley, our CEO, was on hand to celebrate with the children too.

Y2 Volunteer Readers Needed

We can't emphasise enough how important it is to read with children. For this reason, we're looking for some parent volunteers who may have an hour to spare to come and read with our Year 2 children. If you think you have the time, please call the school office for further information.

Y5 Seawig Masks

Mr Kelly and his band of happy Year 5s have been reading Oliver and the Seawigs as an inspiration for their writing. While Mr Sibley was in school today, they held a competition to announce the best Seawig and here are our winners:
Big picture

EYFS Country Dancing

School Lunch Information for the Summer Term

The new Summer Menu is now on ParentPay and our school noticeboard and website. Please note the changes to the menu for Tuesday 30th April and Wednesday 1st May;

Tuesday is Pizza and Wednesday will be Chicken Korma (no Lasagne this week).

Reminder that dinner money for KS2 children MUST be paid in advance or you will be asked to provide pack ups.

The amount for dinners for the first half of the summer term is £41.40, second half is £80.50 or £121.90 for all term or you can pay weekly £11.50 for 5 meals. Please remember to take off any existing balances on the account. The amount for Year 6's up to the end of June is £87.40 but we will refund any balance left to your Parent Account.

Sherburn Hungate Garden Project Newsletter

Here's the latest newsletter from the Elmet Lions, regarding our wonderful new garden in the making!

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

30 April

Children return to school after Easter holidays


More details after the Easter break.

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.

Free Multi-Sports Sessions

Big picture

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: