The Hungate Echo

Sherburn Hungate Weekly News - Autumn Term - Issue 11

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A word from Mr Broom

Another busy week was had by all in school. I met with our new Junior Leadership Team (School Council) on Monday to discuss what we're good at and what we need to improve on. Children agreed that although we usually play very well together, there are some who need reminding about being kind and helpful to each other. Following on with this theme, I've been pulling together a training programme for our mid-day supervisors to support them in their lunchtime role.

On Tuesday, Miss Mackay led THRIVE training for all our staff. This is about the development of our understanding and awareness of wellbeing and mental health in young people and staff. She also held the Ski Trip meetings. It's really exciting to be able to offer such a trip and while it might not be for everyone, I'm delighted that we can offer it.

Our biggest achievement this week came from the huge success in the inter-schools cross country running event. Several of our competing children had a podium finish and their outstanding behaviour and attitudes to sport were commented on by other school leaders from the local schools. A very proud moment for us all.

Have a lovely weekend and if you're out Christmas shopping, wrap up warm. Don't tell anyone, but I'm putting the tree up!

Our Special Achievers

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Grapes - If you bring 'em, slice 'em

We've noticed that many of our packed lunches contain whole grapes as part of the meal. If you would like to include grapes in your child's pack up, please ensure that all grapes are sliced. This significantly reduces the chance of choking. Thank you.

Parent Helpers Required

Our teachers would really like to know if any of our parents / carers / grandparents would like to support us by spending some time in school reading with children. If you can give an afternoon, please let your class teacher know. They will be very grateful!

Ski Trip Information

If you were unable to make the Ski Trip Information events held by Miss Mackay this week, the presentation is available below. As always, should you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

Ski Trip Information Presentation


Mondays - 1510 - 1545 Sports Hall Fun Club (R)

Tuesdays - 0800 - 0830 Homework Club (Y6)

Tuesdays - 1510 - 1600 Bench / Dodge Ball (Y3 / Y4)

Wednesdays - 1510 - 1545 Story Club (R/Y1/Y2) (Group 1 starts 14 11 18)

Wednesdays - 1510 - 1545 Story Club (Year 3/4) (starts 07 11 18)

Wednesdays - 1510 - 1545 Y6 Maths Club

Thursdays - 1510 - 1610 Football Club (Year 5 / Year 6)

(Please note the final session of this yearis on 29 Nov - the club will restart in Feb 2019.)

Friday - 0800 - 0830 Homework Club (Y6)

Fridays - 1510 - 1600 KS2 Choir - Sherburn Voices

(Please note there is no KS2 choir on 30 Nov)

The Manic Street Teachers! - Rockin' the Christmas Fair!

Our Christmas Fair on Wednesday 5th December will feature live performances from the Manic Street Teachers! Not my idea, but look no further than Mr Kelly. Apparently, rehearsals are underway for what should be a sell-out gig!
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The Sherburn Hungate Garden Project - An Update

Staff Shout Outs

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

Dates for Your Diary

29 November

Nursery visit to Sherburn Library

3 December

1500 - 1530 Scholastic Book Fair - 50% discount - more details later

4 December

1500 - 1530 Scholastic Book Fair - 50% discount - more details later

5 December

1700 - 1900 Friends of Hungate Christmas Fair

6 December

1330 - 1430 Sherburn Voices to Hill Top Manor

1500 - 1530 Scholastic Book Fair - 50% discount - more details later

11 December

EYFS Nativity - more details later

12 December

1400 KS1 Christmas Production - more details later

13 December

1400 KS1 Christmas Production - more details later

Friends of Sherburn Hungate Christmas Raffle Draw

17 December

Christmas lunch

1300 - 1500 Year 3 / Year 4 Christmas Party

18 December

1300 - 1500 Year 1 / Year 2 Christmas Party

19 December

1300 - 1500 Year 5 / Year 6 Christmas Party

20 December

0945 - 1145 Nursery / Reception Christmas Party

1300 - 1500 Secret Present Corner - more details later

21 December

Break up for Christmas holidays

7 January 2019

Staff training day - school closed to pupils

8 January

Children return to school

9 January

Young Voices trip (Year 5 / Year 6)

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.

School Attendance

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 5 children who are our attendance champions in school this week with 96.9%!

Our average attendance this week is 94.2% which is below the national average and the lowest we have seen in some time.

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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Mobiles on Site

Our teachers have planned exciting lessons for all our children and when they leave school, we're confident that they will want to share their day with you. Conversation is really important to your child's development and for this reason, we're asking that you refrain from using your phone on the school site at drop off and pick up times. If you'd like further information on this, click here:

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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: