The Hungate Echo

Sherburn Hungate Weekly News - Autumn Term - Issue 2

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A word from Mr Broom.

What a week! Firstly, I'm back to being myself after being off ill for a couple of days. Thank you for all your well-wishes. The staff sent me a video clip of the children singing on Wednesday and it really picked me up. They sound fantastic.

I suppose the testimony of how good a school really is is how it continues when you're not there and, in my absence, Miss Mackay has lead the team incredibly well. We've had all our Y6 parent consultations to set the year off right and share high expectations, and next week it's the turn of our Y5 families.

On Tuesday, we had our first visit from Donna Kettle who is our school improvement adviser. Her role is to ensure school continues to improve and to challenge leadership so that this happens. She left us incredibly impressed by our wonderful children and staff. Our new extended leadership team (Miss Horner/Mr Browning/Mrs Weights) delivered presentations on how they were working with colleagues to move school forward and to share our vision for school improvement.

Meanwhile in Year 1/2, the children have been responding to a police crime scene where it appears that Humpty Dumpty has fallen off a school wall! We have some incredible future investigators who left no stone unturned.

Finally, I will be meeting with our new school council next week to discuss the exciting new plans for the expansion of our school. More to follow.

Staff Shout Out

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

Data Collection Sheets

We've sent out data collection sheets so that you can see the information that we hold for you on our school records. Please check this information carefully and update where necessary (ideally in blue ink) before returning it to school. Thank you.

Dates for Your Diary

17 September

1510 - 1610 After School Rugby Club (Year 4 / Year 5 / Year 6)

1815 Friends' AGM and Committee Meeting - everyone welcome

18 September

KS2 RSPB Workshops

1505 - 1545 After School Rugby Club (Year 1 / Year 2)

19 September

1510 - 1610 After School Girls' Football Club (Year 4 / Year 5 / Year 6)

20 September

Y5 Parent Consultations

1510 - 1610 After School Football Club (Year 5 / Year 6)

21 September

Y5 Parent Consultations

22 September

1100 - 1400 Sherburn High School Open Day

24 September

Start of Year 6 residential visit to Low Mill

No after school clubs

25 September

No after school clubs

26 September

1510 - 1610 After School Girls' Football Club (Year 4 / Year 5 / Year 6)

27 September

No after school clubs

28 September

End of Year 6 residential visit to Low Mill

1 October

1330 - 1430 Nursery Stay and Play (for pre-Nursery children and childminders)

1510 - 1610 After School Rugby Club (Year 4 / Year 5 / Year 6)

2 October

1505 - 1545 After School Rugby Club (Year 1 / Year 2)

3 October

1510 - 1610 After School Girls' Football Club (Year 4 / Year 5 / Year 6)

4 October

1510 - 1610 After School Football Club (Year 5 / Year 6)

What happened to Humpty Dumpty?

The KS2 Recycling Project Launch

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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.

Sherburn High School Open Day & Y6 Applications Reminder

Sherburn High School will be holding their open day on Saturday 22nd September from 11am to 2pm.

For those parents of children in Year 6, please ensure you complete the applications process for your child to attend secondary school as soon as possible.

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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 1 children who are our attendance champions in school this week with 99.2%!

Our average attendance this week is 97.6% which is well above the national average.

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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Flu Vaccine - Reception - Year 5 Pupils

We will be offering flu vaccinations (in collaboration with the NHS) to our Reception - Y5 children. Please see information in the letters attached below.
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Home/School Agreement

Since the introduction of the new General Data Protection Act 2018, we can no longer accept a null response as acceptance that someone is happy to be included in decisions. Statements such as 'if you do not complete this form by x date, we will assume you are happy' can no longer be used.

For this reason, we're asking all parents to complete the Home/School Agreement form found at the link below. The Agreement includes permissions for technology use and local visits to name a few. Please complete it as soon as possible. Our admin team will continue to send the Agreement to you until we receive a response.

Thank you for your support with this.

Home/School Agreement

Please complete as soon as possible.

Midday Supervisory Assistant Required

We are currently looking to employ a Midday Supervisory Assistant. If you are interested in this very rewarding role, please click the link below:

Lunchtime Routines - Update

We're still working hard to establish efficient and nutritious meals for our children. We've finally managed to get rid of the Jam Sandwich but there are other glitches still to sort regarding the combination of foods.

I have a meeting next Friday with the head of NYCC Catering Services where I will be discussing the menu going forward and how the NYCC staff in our kitchen can better encourage the children to eat a balanced lunch meal.

From a statistical point of view, we had 30 more clean plates from children this week than last and I've had lots of positive comments from parents who are happier that the children are getting to try new things. Thank you for your continued support on this. We will get there!

School Meals Menu

Our new school meals menu is now available on ParentPay and on the school website. Here's the link:

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: