The Hungate Echo
Sherburn Hungate Weekly News - Spring Term 2 - Issue 4
Our Star Achievers this Week
A word from Mr Broom.
The plans for conversion to academy are now in full swing and our conversion date is 1st June. As mentioned in the consultation information there won't be any initial significant changes but, over time, we're hoping to work collaboratively with the other local schools in our group to improve outcomes for our children.
I've given more stickers and stars out this week than any other week this year so far! Our children really do have a fabulous attitude to school and there's a real buzz about the place. Pupil numbers are up too! I'm also delighted to say that the behaviour in school is also outstanding this term. We've had a 75% drop in behaviour incidents and this is down to the children taking increased responsibility for their own learning and behaviour. I'm so proud of them all.
Finally, watch out for the snow again this weekend. Hopefully it won't be too bad.
Happy St. Patrick's Day for tomorrow too!
Friends of Hungate Updates
Tickets for the Easter raffle go on sale next week (£1 per strip) with two fantastic prizes - a large Easter egg donated by Elmet Lions and a chocolate hamper donated by Tesco. The winners will be drawn at our Easter concert on 27 March.
Just a reminder that the closing date for the logo competition is on 23 March - the winning entry is a £25 WH Smith Voucher (see the recent Friends' newsletter for more information).
Entries for the decorated Easter Egg should be in school by 9.00 am on Monday 26 March. Winners will be announced at our Easter concert.
The next Friends' meeting will be in school on Monday 26 March at 6.15pm
We're excited about Science Week (next week)
We have planned a Science Week next week for all of our children in school and nursery. This will include a visit from the York Bird of Prey centre on Monday. We have welcomed them to our school before and have found them most informative. There will be other activities with a science focus going on throughout the week and the children will be bringing a quiz home today with prizes for the best entries. This is a valuable learning experience for the children and we are asking for a donation of £1.50 per child to cover the cost of the visit. This can be paid via ParentPay, please call at the office if you need help with this.
Personalised Messages via Text
Bring & Buy Success
Helpers for our Sandpit Needed!
Wednesday 28 March - Reception - Easter Lunch (only 1 place left!) If you can't see the service when you log on to ParentPay it means that all the places have been booked, but please contact the office and you will added on to our waiting list.
Congratulations to our Year 5 children who are our attendance champions in school this week with 100%! Our average attendance this week is 97%. Well done everyone!
As you can see below, our attendance in most classes is above the national average which is fantastic. Thank you for your support on this.
We have a small number of children whose attendance is well below the national expectations. These children are known as persistently absent when their attendance falls below 90%. I will be making telephone calls to parents of these children.
Thank you for your continued support with our attendance drive. It is really appreciated.
Buddies Before/After School Club
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Kelly Summersgill at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kelly is looking forward to hearing from you.
Wider School Community Items
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Train to Teach with STAR Alliance
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.
Northern Film & Drama
Acting classes for children!
Whether you want your child to gain confidence, have fun and develop new skills or you would like them to learn the craft of delivering lines of a script on set, we
cover an array of different workshops here at NFD that can be adapted to your child's needs and help them develop their communication, imaginative and creative skills.
Class times from 4.00pm onwards. 4 yrs to 11 yrs
5.30pm to 6.30pm 12 years plus. The Studio, South Milford
Sherburn-in-Elmet Lions Club
If Elmet Lions is something you would like to get involved in, please email Ann at email@example.com.