Main Road, East Hagbourne, Didcot, Oxon, OX11 9LR

Tel:  01235 813367     Email: office.3249@hagbourne.oxon.sch.uk   www.hagbourne.oxon.sch.uk

Description: school logo with church April 2014

‘Preparing each child for their future in an ever-changing world’


NEWSLETTER 12                                                                        9th December 2016

From the Headteacher

I am delighted to welcome James Froud to the school as our PE Technician, he will be joining us in January and will also be in next week to familiarise himself with the school. James will be setting up an exciting new programme of sports clubs in the New Year, further details to follow.

Please note that the last Rugby Club was today (Friday 9th December) and the last Buzz Club is next Tuesday (13th December).

I would like to thank Edda Coles and her team for a fantastic Christmas Lunch on Wednesday and the PTA for covering the cost of the turkey - everyone had a wonderful time!

Whole School Carol Service - Monday 12th December 6pm

Don’t forget that it is the School Carol Service at St Andrew’s Church on Monday 12th December at 6pm. It would be lovely to see you all there as it’s a wonderful start to the Christmas celebrations, all children are involved and have been busy rehearsing! See the programme here...
Children will need to be accompanied by an adult.

I look forward to see you all there.

Mrs Crewe

Candle, Light, Evening, Advent ...

Notices and Letters

Christmas Singalong - Reception and Year 1

You are warmly invited to the Reception and Year 1 Christmas Singalong on Monday 12th December at 9.15am.

Children in Reception and Year 1 should bring in a hat/scarf that morning.

Please take a look at the invitation here.

Head Lice
Further cases of head lice have been reported in School, to reduce the level of outbreaks please check your child's hair regularly and treat as necessary should you find any head lice in their hair.

It is really important that any child with head lice is treated immediately to avoid spreading throughout the class/school

More information from NHS Choices about detection and treatment can be found here…


Footsteps is Oxfordshire County Council’s child pedestrian road safety scheme.   

The aim of Footsteps is for children to learn to take responsibility and make decisions under the supervision of an adult. . Footsteps enables parents and carers to gradually teach their child according to age and ability until each child is able to become independent.  Adults are encouraged to ask lots of open questions and discuss road safety skills which they may not have thought about.

Help your child learn to cope as a pedestrian with this informative booklet.


World Beats Music - Drum Lessons

If your child is interested in taking Drum lessons in school, please pick up a flyer from the Reception area or take a look at their website for full details - http://www.worldbeatsmusic.co.uk/ At present lessons are held each Monday at 3pm for half an hour.

See their poster here...

Crazy Crocs

After School Club - Friday 16th December - Please note earlier finish time

On the last day of term, the 16th December, as school finishes at 1.30pm, ASC will run from then until 4.30pm and all children must be collected by this time.  A snack of fruit and a biscuit will be given during the afternoon.

Lunch Menu

The current lunch menu can be found on the school website here...

Dates for your Diary 

Monday 12th December

Reception/Year 1 Christmas Sing-a-Long 9.15-10.15am Parents welcome

Monday 12th December

Carol Service at St Andrew’s Church 6.00 - 7.00pm

Wednesday 14th December

Pantomime - Cinderella 2.00 - 3.00pm (in school) - Reception and Year 1 please note later finish time

Friday 16th December

End of Term 1.30pm

Tuesday 3rd January 2017


Wednesday 4th January

Beginning of term

Community News/Activities

Christmas Tree Festival - St Andrew’s Church

  • Christmas Tree Festival 2016, St Andrew’s Church, East Hagbourne, 10th - 20th December, 10-5 daily, entrance is free and refreshments are available, do drop in!

  • Children’s Crafty Festive Fun - Saturday 10th December 2.00-4.00pm, Music, crafts and FUN… come and join us! For more details contact Jenny on 815452 or Hilary on 851236

Willowbrook Leisure Centre - Dance Classes
Announce a new range of dance classes -  Ballet and Street Dance lessons will be  beginning week commencing the  9
th January 2017. Please see information below.


Monday – Ballet

3.30 – 4pm Baby Ballet 2.5 – 4yrs

4.00 – 4.30pm Pre Primary Ballet 4 – 5yrs

4.30 – 5pm Primary 6 – 7yrs

5.00 – 5.45pm Grade 1 8+


Free trial session on Monday 12th December.


Tuesdays – Street Dance

4 – 4.30pmTiny Street 4 – 6yrs

4.30 – 5pm – Mini Street 6 – 8yrs

5 – 5.45pm – Junior Street 9 – 11yrs


If interested or if you would like some more information please email info@soll-leisure.co.uk.