The Hungate Echo

Sherburn Hungate Weekly News - Issue 1

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A word from Mr Broom

Firstly, welcome to all our new parents and a warm welcome back to everyone else for the start of this academic year. It promises to be an excellent one!

While we've all been away, we've had quite a lot of work done at school. The external works to the new outdoor early years area is almost complete (just waiting on our canopy) and every classroom has been fitted with the latest multi-touch screen interactive TV, replacing the very dated projectors. They look sensational and it didn't take the staff long to start to get to grips with delivering high-quality learning with them.

Finally, it's been lovely to see so many incredibly smart-looking children and I must say that uniform has been excellent this week. Let's keep this up. If we look smart, we learn smart.

Have a lovely weekend ahead.

Wear Blue Monday

This Monday, we're inviting the children to wear blue for our whole school project launch, based around our topic of water.

It's not fancy dress but something like Jeans and a blue top would be fine.

Hopefully, it's going to really add to the 'big bang' and drive our projects forward.

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Permissions/Consent/School Agreement - PLEASE COMPLETE

It's that time of year where we ask you to complete our school agreement and indicate your consent and permission for school activities/actions.


Please take two minutes to complete the information at the link below:

Thank you very much in advance.

Friends of Hungate - A Call for Support

A message from the Friends of Hungate:

'Our PTA depends on a continual cycle of parental involvement. The teachers and staff, together with Mr Broom, support us when possible, but without all your support, we have no PTA - WE REALLY DO NEED YOUR SUPPORT.

The PTA is a mixture of parents that work together for the benefit of Hungate. Some are full-time parents, some work part-time or work full-time. NONE of us are specialists in fundraising. We do what we can.

As schools are becoming more and more dependent on PTAs for funds, it’s important that we keep the Friends of Hungate running. In order to do this, we are in need of new committee members including a Chair, Treasurer and Secretary.

If you would like to know more about what the Friends do, or would like to be more involved with the committee, (you don’t have to take on a key role!) please come along to our AGM on Monday. at 6:15pm in school.

Your support really matters.'

ALDI Kits for Schools - Help Us!

Let's see if we can be one of the 20 schools to scoop £20k for our children. Any spends over £30 at ALDI and you'll be given a sticker to add to our hall display. We need 300 of them before 18th November.

Thank you in advance

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Cycle Event on 27th September - School Closing at 2pm

The World Cycling Championships come to Sherburn on Friday 27th September which is really exciting. The event is due to pass school at around finishing time (3pm) and so that our children can get to see it, and to avoid major congestion, we're closing at 2pm on this day.

Please make arrangements to collect your child at the earlier time. We will confirm arrangements for the return of the Low Mill residential trip at next week's parent information meeting.

Thank you.

Support for Sherburn High School

Sherburn High School is looking to refurbish and expand current sports facilities on their site for both schools use and the wider community use. We are trying to get as many parents and local residents to complete a survey and we would very much appreciate your time in helping us to understand what the Sports Facilities needs are in school and the local area and your views on the current facilities we provide.

The link is:

Thank you for your support

Team Sherburn

Parking Reminder

A polite reminder to be courteous to our local residents when dropping off and collecting your children from school. Thank you.

School Meals Information

The cost of a school meal is staying at £2.30 each for KS2 children.

The amount for the first half term is £85.10, but you can make a payment of £11.50 for one week or 5 meals (which can be used as and when required).

Please note that from now on meals MUST be paid for before being taken (unless agreed with us in advance). If payment is not made by 9.00am on the day we will ring you and ask you to provide a pack up.

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 ***

9 September

6.15pm Friends of Sherburn Hungate AGM and Committee meeting - all parents / carers welcome

10 September

6.00pm Low Mill Information Meeting for Y6 parents and children

19 September

pm KS2 Cross Country at Sherburn High School

23 September

Start of Y6 residential to Low Mill

27 September

School closes at 2pm for the World Cycling Championships

27 September

End of Y6 residential to Low Mill

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

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.

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: