The Hungate Echo

Sherburn Hungate Weekly News - Summer Term - Issue 6

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A word from Miss Mackay

The weather was kinder to us this week and we managed to hold the Key Stage Two Sports Day. Thank you to everyone who came to watch; the children really enjoyed having an audience. Next week EYFS host their Sports Day and I know they have been practising very hard. For more details, scroll down to the Dates for your Diary section. A polite reminder to refrain from posting pictures on social media of any other children than your own.

Thank you to the parents that have completed the Parent Survey already. If you haven't had a chance yet, please use the link below to help us know how we are doing and how we can improve.

Do you have a child in Reception or Year One who is a budding footballer? If the answer is yes, then scroll down to the bottom of the newsletter for more detail of an exciting new opportunity at Monk Fryston Football Club.

Year Six only have one more week left at Primary School and what a busy week it is. Letters have gone out to Year Five and Six parents about the Pantomime and tickets can be purchased via Parentpay. (Please refer to your letter for further details). We hope to see our Year Six parents and carers at the Leavers' Assembly starting at 9am in the school hall on Friday 28th June.

I have included lots of pictures of the children's learning this week so I hope you manage to find out what your child has been up to by talking about the pictures at home. It's the Year Three's turn to tell us in a bit more detail about their learning so scroll down for an insight.

I hope the sunshine stays out for everyone to enjoy the weekend. It was certainly out yesterday for the grand opening of the garden. Mr Kelly has written a short paragraph below for you to read.

Best wishes

Miss Mackay

Parent Survey

We Need You!

Please help us know how we are doing by filling in the survey below. There is a competition running between the schools in the Academy to see how many responses we can get back. Please help us to improve school by filling in the short survey below.

Thank you

Weekly Attendance

This week's school attendance is 92.6%. Good attendance from Ofsted is 96.8% so we need some catching up!

Congratulations to Year 2 on the highest attendance this week, with 98.4%

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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.

The Grand Opening

Our Wildlife Garden opening was a real success yesterday! Year 5 pupils were joined by volunteers from the Rotary Club running gardening related stalls for the Year 1 and 2 pupils. The KS1 children enjoyed pond dipping, planting sunflower seeds, wildlife arts and crafts activities and refreshments. Many thanks to Mrs Horsfield for running our face painting stall and to the volunteers from Yorkshire Rotters, who made mini wormeries with the children. We were also joined by Herbie the Carrot who officially opened ‘The Friends of Flora and Fauna garden’, which was brilliantly named by Isla in Year 2.

Thank you to all who have supported,

Mr Kelly

A big thank you to Friends

At Sherburn Hungate, we really try to promote the 'love of reading'. We want all children to love the power that books give us to escape into other worlds or find out the best facts. Unfortunately, some of our book corners were lacking quality texts that were engaging and challenged children to read a range of genres.

Friends have kindly donated £150 per class to buy new books for the book corners. Year Five and Six have already received theirs and have been busy reading them. A big thank you to Friends for their generosity and also to our community who contribute to the fundraising efforts.

Children's Corner: Year Three

Each week, a class will feature in the newsletter. This week is Year Three. Thank you to Charlie, Sam and Leo for their contributions.

Charlie has written about Sports Day.

On Tuesday 8th June, Year Three and Year 4 did Sports Day. At first, we all got sorted into groups. When we got out, I was amazed to see so many parents! My group did skipping first . Then we went on to the shotputs with Mr Wooffindin. After that, we went onto javelin with Mr Browning. Then we had a break and got ice lollies of all different flavours. Our Sports Day finished with running races and everyone took part- that's all that matters!. We carried on with the relay races which were really fun. Then we said goodbye to our parents. We had a fabulous time and we hope you enjoyed it too.

Leo and Sam have written about the Wildlife Challenge that their class have been completing.

Our class have been doing a wildlife challenge organised by The Yorkshire Wildlife Trust. Mrs Butterfield has asked us to do at least 30 challenges by the end of June. The idea of the challenges is to think about nature. Our class are enjoying this and have found out so much!

We have completed 25 of the challenges so far- we only have 5 more to go! Some people wrote a wild poem, some people have squelched the grass between their toes, some people have looked at the clouds, some people have found a creepy crawly, whilst some people have spotted a wild animal! At our Nature Club on a Wednesday night, we made butterfly feeders and hung them outside. See if you can spot them in our Nature Garden.

To find out what is happening in the other classes, please see the planning documents below.

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Reception and Year One, Monk Fryston Football NEEDS YOU!!

Dear Parent/Carer,

I am writing to you on behalf of the Monk Fryston United Junior Football Club (the Stags).

We have enjoyed a record year of growth, with our focus on fun and community involvement bringing in boys and girls from across the wider area. We now have teams at every age group from 5 to 17

We want to continue this ethos as a club and, following requests from neighbouring villages, we made the decision to write to schools and invite children to join. We are particularly keen to invite children of a young age group to come and join our teams. We have started our new U6’s for Reception & Year 1 and are now training on Saturday mornings at 9 am to 10 am at:

Monk Fryston Football Club
Stocking Lane
North Yorkshire
LS25 5HP

We have a large group of coaches and an active and supportive group of parents and they organise a variety of social events, trips and galas throughout the year - even trying their hand at a Comedy Night!

If you would like to know more, and join a fun and supporting football club appeals to you please drop me an email at or to and we will get in touch to discuss further.

For more details please check our website

We look forward to you joining us.

Kind Regards

Nick Kershaw

U6’s Coach

Dates for Your Diary

26 June

1100 - 1200 EYFS Sports Day

1900 - 2000 Y6 Evening Musical Performance

27 June

Y5 visit to Sherburn Library

28 June

0900 - 1000 Y6 Leavers' Assembly

Year 6 Leavers' Lunch

1 July

Year 5 trip to Eden Camp

1330 - 1500 Nursery Stay and Play

4 July

Nursery Library Visit

5 July

Staff training day - school closed to children

9 July

13:15 Year 1 / Year 2 Sports Day (no access to the field before 13:10)

11 July

Year 1 / Year 2 Trip to Filey

Reception Library Visit

16 July

1100 - 1145 Nursery Teddy Bears' Picnic

18 July

1430 - 1500 Reception Graduation

19 July

Break up for summer holidays

5 September

Children return to school for start of Autumn Term 2019

Weekly After-School Clubs


Summer Sports - Reception / Year 1(1500 - 1545) (to 8 July)


Summer Sports - Year 2 / Year 3 (1500 - 1600) (to 9 July)


Nature Club - Year 3 1500 - 1600 (to 10 July)

Summer Sports Year 4 / Year 5 (1500 - 1600) (to 10 July)


Musical Theatre - Year 3 / Year 4 / Year 5 (to 11 July)

Gardening Club - Year 5 1500 - 1600 (to 4 July)

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.

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