The Hungate Echo

Sherburn Hungate Weekly News - Issue 8

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A word from Mr Broom

We have reached the end of an incredibly exciting and long half term. It's been a hugely successful one. Our children seemed to have settled really well into their new classes and have made great progress over this period.

The Harvest Festival on Thursday was a real spectacle. The children were having so much fun and it was great to see the non-academic skills of performing, singing and dancing coming to the fore. Thank you to everyone who came along and donated to the harvest display. The food has been donated to the Selby & District Food Bank and will be well used in the community.

Next term promises to be a busy seven weeks in the lead up to Christmas. Our excellent staff team will be working alongside STARMAT colleagues in other schools to develop a curriculum model for all schools. Their expertise in the primary subjects will be used to guide and develop other teachers into providing sequenced learning for all children in the STARMAT. Exciting times.

Have a lovely break and enjoy the Halloween festivities.

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.

Y5 Monet Paintings

Y2 Performance - The Octopus' Garden

Claire, from Stage Door Productions, works with us every week throughout the year. She brings her skills of teaching the performing arts to every class over this period and the latest children to benefit from this are our Y2 children. Click the video below to watch their performance.
Y2 Octopus Garden

Health Screening Questionnaire - Y6 Parents Only

A reminder to Y6 parents to complete online permission for the Y6 Health Screening Questionnaire.!/Page1

School Health will be working with Y6 on 14 November.

Hungate Garden Produces First Crop

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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 Below Expectations!

With an average of 94.9%, our attendance this week is the lowest it's been this academic year.

What is frustrating is that while there has been genuine illness, we have seen some children who are apparently unwell, running around the playground at pick up and drop off times and playing in the streets! I'll be making several phone calls on our return from holiday, as well as sending out attendance warning letters.

Well done to those children with great attendance and congratulations to Year 2, who are our attendance champions this week with 98.9%.

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Our Special Achievers this Week!

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A few snaps from the Harvest Festival

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 Applications

Y6 Parents Only - Secondary School

Y6 parents have recently been sent information regarding applying for a secondary school place for their child. Please remember the final date for parents to express a preference for a secondary school place is 31st October 2019.

Nursery Parents Only - Primary School

Nursery parents have recently been sent information regarding applying for a primary school place for their child. Please remember the final date for parents to expresss a preference for a primary school place is 15 January 2020.

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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 ***

4 November

Return to school after half term holiday

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

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.
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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: