The Hungate Echo

Sherburn Hungate Weekly News - Issue 9

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A word from Mr Broom

Our first week back after the break has been an exciting one. Several of our children took part in the North of England Schools Cross-Country Finals on Tuesday and did very well in terrible conditions. Thank you to the staff who worked so hard with these children.


Our governors met with myself on Wednesday evening for our monthly meeting. We also discussed the new proposals for the building works which are due to start in July 2020. The new schedule of works has been released and I'll have more information on how it will impact on us all in a few weeks.


This afternoon, we welcome Richard Coy and Nick Sheppard, two of the STARMAT trustees. They will be taking a tour of school and meeting staff before meeting with myself to discuss the future of our school. We look forward to their visit.


Next week is our parent consultations week and I'm looking forward to seeing you all in school on Monday and Tuesday afternoon. We also welcome Miss Nunn back to school as she comes to complete her final teaching practices as a student teacher with Miss Ball.


Have a lovely weekend and hopefully the weather will be better.

Parent Consultations - 11th/12th November

It's been on our 'dates for your diary' section but I'd like to draw your attention to our parent consultation evenings, scheduled for 11th/12th November. Please take the time to meet with your child's class teacher and discuss their progress.

MSA Vacancy

We're currently on the look out for a Mid-day Supervisor Assistant to join our team of Lunchtime Supervisors. Please click on the information link below if you are interested and send all applications directly to the school office.


Click here

Health Screening Questionnaire - Y6 Parents Only

A reminder to Y6 parents to complete online permission for the Y6 Health Screening Questionnaire.


https://fx.hdft.nhs.uk/Year6HealthParent/Form1/#!/Page1


School Health will be working with Y6 on 14 November.

Information for Parent of Children with Additional Needs

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Data Collection Sheets

A polite reminder to return your data collection sheets and thank you to the 162 we've already had back. Please can you return them as soon as possible if you have yet to do so.

Children in Need - Wacky Hair Day!

Our Junior Leadership Team (School Council) have decided that this year, for Children in Need, we will be hosting a crazy hair day on 15th November. I can't wait!

Attendance Back Above Expectations!

With an average of 96.8%, our attendance this week is back above the national average. Let's keep it there!


Well done to those children with great attendance and congratulations to Year 2, who are our attendance champions this week with 99.2%.

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British Values - A Weekly Focus

Part of our curriculum at Sherburn Hungate focusses on what are known as the core principles of British Values. These are the personal skills and traits that define what it means to be a successful British citizen. Each week we will focus on a different value. Here's the timetable for the next few weeks:


WB 21.10 : Tolerance of different cultures and faith

Staff Shout Outs - If our team do a great job, let us know.

Registering Interest for Nursery Places

If you will be considering nursery provision for your younger children in the future please let us know. We review our nursery provision regularly and information on predicted numbers is essential to help with planning. Those on the register are also welcome to come along to the monthly stay and play sessions to meet other families with young children and our local childminders.
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School Policy on Sickness/Diarrhoea

If you child suffers from sickness and / or diarrhoea, we try to minimise infection by implementing a 48 hour absence period from school. This begins from the last instance of any symptoms.


Thank you.

Free School Meal Applications

If you think your child may be eligible for Free School Meals (even if they are currently in receipt of the Universal Free School Meal provided to children in Reception / Year 1 and Year 2) please ask at the office for a form. The school receives additional funding for each successful application, and you would also be eligible for a voucher towards the cost of any uniform provided through school.

Dates for Your Diary

*** Please note there has been a change to the bank holiday from Monday 4th May 2020 to Friday 8th May 2020 ***


7 November

Year 6 visit to Sherburn Library


11 November

Oral Health Education visit for Reception / Year 1/ Year 2

Parent Consultation Evening 1 - 1530 - 1800


12 November

Parent Consultation Evening 2 - 1530 - 1800


14 November

Reception visit to Sherburn Library


15 November

Bag2School collection

Year 3 & Year 4 visit to Murton Park


21 November

Nursery visit to Sherburn Library


2 December

1.30 pm - 3.00 pm Nursery Stay and Play / Childminders' Meeting


3 December

9.30 am EYFS Nativity - Sherburn Methodist Chapel


11 December

Y1/Y2 York Pantomime visit


13 December

1.00 pm - 3.00 pm Y3/Y4 Christmas Party


16 December

School Christmas Lunch


17 December

1.00 pm - 3.00 pm Y5/Y6 Christmas Party


18 December

2.00 pm - 3.00 pm KS1 Nativity


19 December

am Nursery and Reception Christmas Party

2.00pm - 3.00 pm KS1 Nativity


20 December

School closes for Christmas holidays


6 January 2020

Staff training day - school closed to pupils


7 January 2020

Pupils return to school after Christmas holidays

Classroom Activities - Here's What's Happening

Each term, our staff plan and prepare exciting activities for the children to learn and this process is called a 'Learning Journey'. Below are the links to each class Learning Journey for you to have a look at and maybe explore on a weekend with your family.


Year 1-6 cover the entire term (until Christmas). Our EYFS team are currently undertaking baseline assessments and will publish their Learning Journey in their newsletter in around three weeks.

Christmas Tree Festival Information

The Old Girl's School House are having a Christmas Tree Festival at their Christmas Fair this year. Click on the document below for further information. The entry form is also attached.

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:


http://www.sherburnhungate.net/school-info/data-protection-information