The Hungate Echo

Sherburn Hungate Weekly News - Autumn Term 2 - Issue 8

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A word from Mr Broom.

After what has been an incredible term, we're finally breaking up for the Christmas holidays. I'm looking forward to spending some quality family time with Kate and the boys.

This week, we've had parties in all year groups and open classrooms in Years 1 through 4. A massive thank you to everyone who came along to see their child's work and also to the wonderful staff for opening up their work spaces too.

I'm not one for setting a great deal of homework for over the Christmas period but here's some that I want everyone to do:

- Over Christmas, try and complete as many of these tasks as you can!

1. Watch a Christmas Movie

2. Spend time with family and friends

3. Eat food that you love

4. Make someone laugh or smile

5. Do something for somebody else

6. Visit a favourite place

7. Play a board game

8. Wrap a present

and finally...

9. Come back to school in 2018 ready to learn something new!

Have a wonderful Christmas everyone!

Parent Questionnaire

As always, your opinions and comments are most welcome as we continue to drive our school forwards. Please take the time to complete this short questionnaire. Thank you.

School Meals Information

Just to let you know that the cost for the first half term school lunch money will be £50.40 (4 weeks and 4 days).

Train to Teach with the STAR Alliance

If you thought that you’d missed the chance to train as a teacher, perhaps it is time to think again –with the School Direct programme through STAR Teaching School Alliance, you could train to become a teacher in a local primary school in less than a year.

For those interested, please see the attachment below.

MAT Consultation

I sent out some information regarding our proposed conversion to an Academy. Here's the link if you didn't get it:

Reception Places for September 2018

A quick reminder that there is still an opportunity to apply for a reception place for September 2018. If you've yet to submit your application form, then please do so.

Please note that even if your child is in our Nursery, you must still apply for a place.

Our Special Achievers this Week!

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Warm Coats a Must!

Probably obvious one, but please ensure your child comes to school with a warm coat in these cold weather months.


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 Reception children who are our attendance champions in school this week with 97.1%.

As you can see below, our attendance in some classes is above the national average which is fantastic. Thank you for your support on this.

The overall attendance this term is 96.4% and is above national averages. Thank you for your continued support with our attendance drive. It is really appreciated.

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Easy Fundraising School Link

We're part of the Easy Fundraising scheme and you can help us out by when you're shopping online, going via our Easy Fundraising link:

When you do this, a small percentage is given to school. Every little helps!

Wider School Community Items

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 December edition of the Sherburn High School newsletter. Further information can be found at

Tadcaster Grammar School Newsletter

Click Here to access the October 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 on Wednesday to talk about how they could support our school and how our school could become involved in their community work. A couple of points of information:

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