The Hungate Echo

Sherburn Hungate Weekly News - Summer Term 1 - Issue 3

A word from Mr Broom.

I write this week's newsletter from the Old School House at Robin Hood's Bay on the final night of our Year 4 Residential. It's been a fantastic couple of days with what can only be described as a wonderful group of children.

Meanwhile in school, I met with our dedicated lunchtime team to discuss changes to the routines and menus for September. We're having a big focus on healthy eating and healthy minds and we hope to become the leading school in the new Multi-Academy Trust (The STAR MAT) that we have joined for whole-child wellbeing. Miss Mackay will be leading on this and has already begun to attend the training days in preparation. Watch this space!

Finally, it's the bank holiday weekend and the weather looks like it's going to be good for once. I hope you enjoy the break and the short week next week. Remember, our children return to school on Tuesday.

Dates for Your Diary Section

As well as our regularly updated calendar available on our website, here are a list of dates that you may wish to add to your diary, following some great feedback from our readers.

08/05/18 - Y4/Y5 Summer Sports After School Club starts

09/05/18 - Reception Summer Sports After School Club starts

10/05/18 - Year 4 visit to Sherburn Library

11/05/18 - Non-Uniform Day for Sherburn Gala Stall - chocolate donations needed

14/05/18 - SATs week for Y6

14/05/18 - Bikeability Day 1 - Y5

14/05/18 - Y1 Summer Sports After School Club starts

15/05/18 - Bikeability Day 2 - Y5

19/05/18 - Sherburn Gala Day

24/05/18 - Y6 trip to Leeds

24/05/18 - Year 3 visit to Sherburn Library

24/05/18 - Special Lunch for parents of Y4 children (more details later)

25/05/18 - Break up for half term

04/06/18 - Back to school

04/06/18 - Childminders' meeting

06/06/18 - Sports Day (more details later)

06/06/18 - Children's Teddy Bear's Picnic Lunch

07/06/18 - Year 2 visit to Sherburn Library

11/06/18 - Nursery / Reception trip to Harlow Carr (more details later)

11/06/18 - Special lunch for parents of Y2 children (more details later)

12/06/18 - Reception New Starters (Sept 2018) Information Evening (more details later)

13/06/18 - Y1 / Y2 trip to Filey (more details later)

13/06/18 - Special Lunch for parents of Reception children

14/06/18 - Reception visit to Sherburn Library

19/06/18 - Nursery and Reception Sports Morning

19/06/18 - Nursery New Starters (Sept 2018) Information Evening (more details later)

20/06/18 - Summer Disco

21/06/18 - Year 1 visit to Sherburn Library

27/06/18 - School Will Rock You - Y6 Production (1330 & 1900)

28/06/18 - Nursery visit to Sherburn Library

29/06/18 - Y6 Leavers' Lunch

02/07/18 - Childminders' meeting

03/07/18 - Special Lunch for parents of Y1 children (more details later)

11/07/18 - School Summer Fair (1700 - 1900)

20/07/18 - Break up for Summer holidays

Our Star Achievers this Week

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School Uniform & Snack Reminder

We seem to have a small number of children who are coming to school in brightly coloured trainers. These are not part of the school uniform policy. Children should wear plain black shoes.

We like to encourage our children to have a healthy break time snack and we provide this through school. However, it seems that some children are bringing snacks into school containing sweets/chocolate. These are not permitted.

Tri Golf Success

I am delighted to inform you that our Year 3 Tri-Golf team came 2nd in the inter-schools tournament. Having spoken with Mrs Sterry and Mr Wooffindin, they were both so proud of the attitude and commitment shown by our children. A real credit to us all!
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Thank you to everyone who supported the Bake Sale organised by some of our Year 6 children. They raised a fantastic £111.80 for Cancer Research. Well done!


We've sent home the proofs from the class photos we had taken by Adventure Photography earlier this week. They will be collecting orders and payments from us on 15 May so make sure payment envelopes are returned to school before then. If you'd prefer to order online you can visit their website and use the unique reference code shown on the proof. As it's the first time we have used this company any feedback would be welcome.


Remember we have a non uniform day next Friday, 11 May, when children can bring in donations for the Friends of Sherburn Hungate Primary School Chocolate Tombola stall at Sherburn Gala. If you can help out on the stall for half an hour please let Friends' know.

We've also been given some information about various Gala Competitions that are taking place including a colouring competition, treasure hunt and a dog show! Please ask at the office if you would like more details.


The sandpit in the playground has been emptied and we've had a new cover fitted to help to keep it clean but we now need to fill it back up with fresh sand! Mr Wooffindin is hoping to start moving the sand on 9 May - any help would be very much appreciated!

SATs Dates

The Key Stage 2 testing period for our Year 6 children will be week commencing Monday 14th May, Key Stage 1 testing for our Year 2 children takes place throughout May, and Phonics screening for our Year 1 children (and some Year 2 children) takes place week commencing 11 June. If you have a child in Year 2 or Year 6, please make sure you don't book any term time holidays during this period. It's really important to them and us that they are in school to take the SATs assessments. Thank you.


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

Congratulations to our Year 4 children who are our attendance champions in school this week with 99.4%!

Our average attendance this week is a whopping 96.3%. The second time this year that all year groups have been above the magic 96%. A tremendous achievement.

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.

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Wider School Community Items

Stay up-to-date with the Sherburn Community Website

Stay up to date with the latest news and updates happening in Sherburn in Elmet and the surrounding areas. From community matters and local events to important information and general news, the Sherburn in Elmet website will give you all the information you will need to find out more about the historic village of Sherburn in Elmet.

Train to Teach with STAR Alliance

Ever thought about become a teacher and making a difference to the lives of so many young people? Read on...

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.

Further Information - Click Here

Sherburn High School Newsletter

Click here to access the Sherburn High School newsletter. Further information can be found at

Tadcaster Grammar School Newsletter

Click Here to access the February edition of the Tadcaster Grammar School newsletter. Further information can be found at

Sherburn-in-Elmet Lions Club

I met with the Elmet Lions Club recently to talk about how they could support our school and how our school could become involved in their community work.

If Elmet Lions is something you would like to get involved in, please email Ann at