The Hungate Echo

Sherburn Hungate Weekly News - Spring Term - Issue 11

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A word from Mr Broom

It's been a very sporty week at Sherburn Hungate with the Swimming Championships and Cross Country Running Finals taking centre stage. I've been so impressed with all the children's attitudes to fitness and activity and have spent lots of time working with a variety of staff on the Daily Mile this week. I also took the opportunity to gather parent perceptions on the Daily Mile and it was nothing but positive.

After Sam's success in the Cross Country (details below), I decided to try my hand at cross country running too. I'm delighted to say that I beat her, gaining the right to claim in future years that I've beaten an olympic champion! She did fall over at the beginning of the race, and I did get a good 20 metre start on her but we'll not mention that. As I write this, I think I've also just about recovered!

Our Year 4 children are incredibly excited about their residential trip to Kingswood next week, and I'm sure they will have a super time.

On Thursday, we have a visiting headteacher from the Kirklees Authority, visiting school. Mrs Sweryt will spend the day looking at learning, books and talking to children about our school. The purpose is to give us a quick performance check, recognising our strengths and our areas to work on. I'm really looking forward to it and I know she'll be impressed.

The weather's beautiful so have a lovely weekend.

Sherburn Hungate's First Cross Country Champion of England

A few weeks ago, I mentioned that some of our children had a real talent for running and that four of them had made it through to the Northern Schools Cross Country Finals at Dalby Forest in the North Yorkshire Moors.

Well on Tuesday, they attended the finals and did incredibly well against a very strong field.

I am delighted to say that one of our athletes, Samantha Taylor, managed to pick up a gold medal in her event; an amazing achievement and an inspiration to us all. Congratulations to Sam. Our first ever English Schools Cross Country Champion!

Thank you also to the staff and parents who came along to support the children on the day. A very proud moment for Sherburn Hungate Primary School.

Story Night Success

Thanks to everyone who came along to our story night on Tuesday evening. The children really enjoyed listening to stories from their teachers and of course, chocolate milk and biscuits went down really well.

Thank you to our Friends Association also, for your continued support with this event.

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Swim Team Success

A huge well done to our swim team who competed in the inter-schools swimming gala at Tadcaster Swimming Pool on Thursday evening. The children were in against club swimmers but still managed to hold their own. Well done everyone.

Piano Day Super Star

You may or may not be aware that today is National Piano Day and I must make sure I get a chance to tinkle on the ivories a little later on.

One young man who is certainly making strides in the piano world is Matthew Moody. His mum and dad sent this clip in and it's amazing to see him doing so well in his first steps into music. Keep up the hard work Matthew.

Y2 Volunteer Readers Needed

We can't emphasise enough how important it is to read with children. For this reason, we're looking for some parent volunteers who may have an hour to spare to come and read with our Year 2 children. If you think you have the time, please call the school office for further information.

Sherburn Hungate Garden Project Newsletter

Here's the latest newsletter from the Elmet Lions, regarding our wonderful new garden in the making!

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 95.9%, which is just 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 1 with 98.8%

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.

Staff Shout-Outs

Thank you to those of you who send in staff shout-outs. They are very well received and recognise the value and hard work of our staff team. Here are a few of our latest ones.

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

Dates for Your Diary

1 April

Y4 residential to Kingswood starts

Special Lunch for Y1 parents

1330 - 1430 Nursery Stay and Play

3 April

Y4 residential to Kingswood ends

Special Lunch for Y2 parents

10 April

1400 - 1500 Y4 'Stone Age' performance for Y3/Y4 parents followed by Y3/Y4 open classrooms

11 April

Closing date for Friends' Easter Bonnet / Hat Competition

12 April

Break up for Easter holidays

29 April

School closed to children for staff training day

30 April

Children return to school after Easter holidays


Mondays - 1510 - 1545 Dodgeball (Y1)

Tuesdays - 0800 - 0830 Homework Club (Y6)

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

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

Wednesdays - 1510 - 1545 Maths Club (Y6)

Wednesday - 1510 -1545 Reception Sports Hall Fun

Thursdays - 1510 - 1600 Football Club (Y5/Y6)

Friday - 0800 - 0830 Homework Club (Y6)

Fridays - 1510 - 1600 KS2 Choir - Sherburn Voices

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.

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