The Hungate Echo

Sherburn Hungate Weekly News - Spring Term - Issue 8

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A word from Mr Broom

Firstly, welcome back. I hope you all had a wonderful half term and had a chance to recharge the batteries.

As you will have probably noticed, school looks a little different than before the break. In preparation for our building works commencing in the summer, several trees have been felled around the site and the shrubs at the front of school have been cut back or cleared. Rest assured that all trees removed will be replaced (often 2 for 1) in other locations on the school site once the building works has finished.

It's been project launch week in school with lots of exciting activities aimed at engaging our children in their learning. It's certainly had a positive impact and I've been visited by many children this week who have shared their work with me. Lots of proud moments and, in some cases, phone calls home to parents to say how proud we are of them.

Our teachers have also been working incredibly hard with colleagues from Kirk Fenton Primary School, taking a look at children's work in books and focussing on how we can make our feedback to children more specific.

Next week, I'll be completing lesson observations and the teachers will be getting ready for parent consultation meetings. A separate letter will be out to share this information with you.

Have a great week.

Red Nose Day - Friday 15th March

Red Nose Day this year is on Friday 15th March and to support this, we will be having a fancy dress/non-uniform day in school. Minimum donations of £1 can be made on ParentPay.

Snaps from the week!

World Book Day Challenge Winners

Our World Book Day Challenge was for the children to design the cover for their favourite book. It was a very difficult decision with some amazing entries but in the end, here are our winners:


Winner: Max Hawthorn

Runner Up: Betsi-Mai Cox


Winner: Ella Fawcett

Runner Up: TJ Crossley

Lower KS2

Winner: Isaac Hill

Runner Up: George Sanders

Upper KS2

Winner: Sophia Francis

Runner Up: Jack Harrison

Thank you and well done to everyone who took part and also to our Friends of Hungate for funding the cost of the prizes!

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The Sherburn Hungate Garden Project - It's Competition Time

As you will be aware, the Elmet Lions have been working incredibly hard to turn our school garden into a working place for our children to enjoy and learn in. It's progressing very well thanks to the hard work of volunteers and we're now looking to name the new garden.

We're looking to our children to name this new garden and the Lions are hosting a competition to do just that. If you'd like to get involved over the holidays, click on the terms and entry form files below. The the best of luck to all our competition entries.

School Attendance

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 94.4%, which is well 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 6 with 99.2%

Snaps from the week!

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 for this half of Spring Term up to Easter. This should give you an idea as to the learning focus.

Snaps from the week!

Staff Shout Outs

Are you impressed by what our staff do for your child? Let them know! Complete the form below.

Snaps from the Week!

Dates for Your Diary

14 Mar

Reception visit to Sherburn Library

15 Mar

Comic Relief - non uniform / dress up day - please make donations on ParentPay.

18 Mar

1520 - 1820 Parent Consultation sessions

19 Mar

1400 - 1730 Parent Consultation sessions

21 Mar

Nursery visit to Sherburn Library

25 Mar

1800 - 1930 Friends' meeting - everyone welcome

26 Mar

1700 - 1800 Story Evening and Scholastic Book Fair

27 Mar

1500 - 1530 Scholastic Book Fair

28 Mar

1500 - 1530 Scholastic Book Fair

29 March

1500 - 1530 Scholastib Book Fair


Mondays - 1510 - 1545 Dodgeball (Y1) - starts 11 March

Tuesdays - 0800 - 0830 Homework Club (Y6)

Tuesdays 1510 - 1600 Netball / Basketball / Dodgeball (Y3/Y4/Y5) - starts 12 March

Wednesdays - 1510 - 1545 Story Club - Group 3 (R/Y1/Y2) - starts 6 March

Wednesdays - 1510 - 1545 Maths Club (Y6)

Wednesday - 1510 -1545 Reception Sports Hall Fun - starts 13 March

Thursdays - 1510 - 1600 Football Club (Y5/Y6) - starts 14 March

Friday - 0800 - 0830 Homework Club (Y6)

Fridays - 1510 - 1600 KS2 Choir - Sherburn Voices (not 29 March - Book Fair in hall)

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.

GDPR Data Protection Information

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