The Hungate Echo

Sherburn Hungate Weekly News - Spring Term - Issue 5

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A word from Mr Broom

It's been another incredibly busy week in school and firstly, I'd like to congratulate our KS1 dodgeball champions who beat off all challengers from the other local schools on Thursday. The pride in the children's faces was a sight to see.

I've been spending a great deal of time working with our maths team this week, looking at teaching for mastery across all classes in school. I must say that the quality of teaching and learning is as high now as I've seen in my leadership career and, through the support of Miss Mackay, it's only going to get stronger. I also did a progress check looking at writing. The children's pride in producing incredibly high quality pieces of work make me very proud. Next week, we have colleagues from a variety of schools coming to look at our approaches to mathematics and writing. Something for us all to be proud of.

Have a great weekend.

Top samples of work from this week

School Attendance - A Great Response

You might recall that in last week's newsletter, I was really concerned about the level of attendance across school, having fallen to a two-year low of 91.4%. I've held meetings and had several phone calls with persistent absentee parents and the staff have been talking about good attendance in class almost every day. Our drive seems to have worked and attendance this week is almost back to 96%. Thank you for your continued support.

It's important that children attend school regularly and at Sherburn Hungate we recognise that excellent attendance leads to excellent achievement. Fact!

Our attendance for this week is 95.6%, which is just short of our 96% target. Let's hope that next week we'll meet it together.

We know that there's lots of bugs around because we've had staff illness too. However, please help us by sending your children to school when they only have sniffles. If they're not well enough to be here, we will send them home.

Our top attending class this week is Year 1 with 98.8%

Snaps from the week!

Parking at the top of the drive

Please help us to keep our children safe by refraining from parking/waiting on the yellow zigzag lines at the top of the main drive. We've had a few near misses and we'd hate for someone to get hurt through something that's very avoidable.

Our Star Achievers this week

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What are we learning about this term?

Here's the learning journeys for each of our classes across school. They've been available under the planning section of our website but I've decided to include them on the newsletter for easy access.

Snaps from the week

Dates for Your Diary

14 Feb

Y5 visit to Sherburn Library

21 Feb

Y6 visit to Sherburn Library

pm Girls' Football Festival

22 Feb

Break up for half term holiday

4 Mar

Back to school after half term holiday

1330 - 1430 Nursery Stay and Play Session / Childminders' Meeting


Mondays - 1510 - 1545 Dodgeball (Y2)

Tuesdays - 0800 - 0830 Homework Club (Y6)

Tuesdays 1510 - 1600 Netball / Basketball (Y4/Y5/Y6)

Wednesdays - 1510 - 1545 Story Club - Group 3 (R/Y1/Y2) - starts after half term

Wednesdays - 1510 - 1545 Maths Club (Y6)

Wednesday - 1510 -1600 Y3 Football Club

Thursdays - 1510 - 1600 Girls Football Club (Y5/Y6)

Friday - 0800 - 0830 Homework Club (Y6)

Fridays - 1510 - 1600 KS2 Choir - Sherburn Voices (not 8 Feb)

Staff Shout Outs

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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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