The Hungate Echo

Sherburn Hungate Weekly News - Issue 5

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A word from Mr Broom

It's been another exciting week at Sherburn Hungate. Most of our clubs are now in full swing. Mr Wooffindin's currently running football clubs for all years and the Year 2 maths club was an incredibly popular choice.

I also seem to have given out loads of headteacher stickers for incredible work and attitude to learning; two things that Mr Sibley (our CEO) picked up on when he visited school last Friday.

Next week, we have the photographer in school on Monday and Mental Wellbeing Day on Thursday.

Finally, our assembly on Monday saw Paul Sharman, representing Help for Heroes, visit school to talk about his charity and the topics of resilience and never giving in. The year five and six children were then treated to a Q&A session with Paul, who talked about his military career. Paul was a Parachute Sniper and as you can imagine, they had lots to ask him about!

Have a lovely weekend.

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Outstanding Work Focus - Congratulations Ailish!

It's been Big Write week in Year Four and Mr Browning has been impressed with the incredibly beautiful writing of all his class. He was so impressed with Ailish that he sent her for a headteacher sticker. The progress in her handwriting and presentation is remarkable.

Well done Ailish!

Thursday 10th October - Mental Health Awareness Day

Next Thursday is Mental Health Awareness Day and to mark the occasion we are inviting the children to turn up at school wearing odd socks! Something I do quite regularly!

We are also holding a bun sale with donations going to Compass Buzz; a charity we use in school to support children who have mental health issues. Any donations would be greatly appreciated. Please send your children in with some pennies for the break time stall and, if we have anything left to sell, feel free to buy a bun at the end of the day!

Attendance Good this Week!

With an average of 98.1%, our attendance was well above the national average this week. Well done everyone and congratulations to Year 2, who are our attendance champions this week.
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Key Stage 2 Open Classrooms

We'd love for you to see what goes on in our classrooms in Key Stage 2 and we'd like to invite parents of children in Class 3, 4, 5 & 6 to join us in sharing the children's learning.

Class 3 & 4 - 24th October - 2pm - 3:10pm (straight after the Harvest Festival)

Class 5 & 6 - 21st October - 2pm - 3:10pm

Our Special Achievers this Week!

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Harvest Festival

Our Harvest Festival will take place on 24th October for Year 3 and Year 4 parents.

School Photographs Information

The school photographer will be in school on Monday 7th October for individual photographs. They'll be in school from 0800 for photos of pre-school children with siblings in school. This session is very popular so it's likely that you may have a considerable wait.

Photographs for this period have to be wrapped up by 0845 and therefore, we offer this on a 'first-come-first-serve' basis. Children, don't forget to bring your smile!

Teaching Assistant Vacancies - x2 General Teaching Assistants - Closing date extended to 10th October!

We have two exciting opportunities to join our team at Sherburn Hungate. Click the links below for further information. The information is also available on our school website.

British Values - A Weekly Focus

Part of our curriculum at Sherburn Hungate focusses on what are known as the core principles of British Values. These are the personal skills and traits that define what it means to be a successful British citizen. Each week we will focus on a different value. Here's the timetable for the next few weeks:

WB 7.10: Democracy

WB 14.10: Mutual Respect

WB 21.10 : Tolerance of different cultures and faith

Staff Shout Outs - If our team do a great job, let us know.

Registering Interest for Nursery Places

If you will be considering nursery provision for your younger children in the future please let us know. We review our nursery provision regularly and information on predicted numbers is essential to help with planning. Those on the register are also welcome to come along to the monthly stay and play sessions to meet other families with young children and our local childminders.

School Applications

Y6 Parents Only - Secondary School

Y6 parents have recently been sent information regarding applying for a secondary school place for their child. Please remember the final date for parents to express a preference for a secondary school place is 31st October 2019.

Nursery Parents Only - Primary School

Nursery parents have recently been sent information regarding applying for a primary school place for their child. Please remember the final date for parents to expresss a preference for a primary school place is 15 January 2020.

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School Policy on Sickness/Diarrhoea

If you child suffers from sickness and / or diarrhoea, we try to minimise infection by implementing a 48 hour absence period from school. This begins from the last instance of any symptoms.

Thank you.

Free School Meal Applications

If you think your child may be eligible for Free School Meals (even if they are currently in receipt of the Universal Free School Meal provided to children in Reception / Year 1 and Year 2) please ask at the office for a form. The school receives additional funding for each successful application, and you would also be eligible for a voucher towards the cost of any uniform provided through school.

Dates for Your Diary

*** Please note there has been a change to the bank holiday from Monday 4th May 2020 to Friday 8th May 2020 ***

7 October

Individual school photographs

1.30pm - 3.00pm Nursery Stay and Play / Childminders' Meeting

10 October

Year 2 visit to Sherburn Library

15 October

Friends of Sherburn Hungate Disco

17 October

Year 5 visit to Sherburn Library

'How we teach phonics and number' session for parents of children in our Reception class

Please attend one session:

2.30 pm - 3.00pm

5.30 pm - 6.00pm

22 October

The Book Bus - more details later

11.30 am - 11.45 am Nursery Story Time

3.00 pm -3.30 pm Year 1/Year 2 Open Classrooms

24 October

Year 1 visit to Sherburn Library

11.30 am - 11.45 am Nursery Story Time

2.00 pm - 3.00 pm Y3/Y4 Harvest Celebration followed by Open Classrooms

25 October

Break up for half term holiday

4 November

Return to school after half term holiday

1.30 pm - 3.00 pm Nursery Stay and Play / Childminders' Meeting

7 November

Year 6 visit to Sherburn Library

11th November

Parent Consultation Evening 1 - 1530 - 1800

12th November

Parent Consultation Evening 2 - 1530 - 1800

14 November

Reception visit to Sherburn Library

15 November

Bag2School collection

21 November

Nursery visit to Sherburn Library

2 December

1.30pm - 3.00pm Nursery Stay and Play / Childminders' Meeting

3 December

9.30 am EYFS Nativity - Sherburn Methodist Chapel

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Classroom Activities - Here's What's Happening

Each term, our staff plan and prepare exciting activities for the children to learn and this process is called a 'Learning Journey'. Below are the links to each class Learning Journey for you to have a look at and maybe explore on a weekend with your family.

Year 1-6 cover the entire term (until Christmas). Our EYFS team are currently undertaking baseline assessments and will publish their Learning Journey in their newsletter in around three weeks.

Christmas Tree Festival Information

The Old Girl's School House are having a Christmas Tree Festival at their Christmas Fair this year. Click on the document below for further information. The entry form is also attached.
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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: