HAGBOURNE C of E PRIMARY SCHOOL
Main Road, East Hagbourne, Didcot, Oxon, OX11 9LR
‘Preparing each child for their future in an ever-changing world’
CARE - COURAGE - RESPECT - RESPONSIBILITY
NEWSLETTER 25 7th April 2017
From the Headteacher
We are currently getting quotes to revamp the black tiled area in the playground. The PTA have been fundraising for this over the past year and now have £8,000. The school have match funded this amount and whilst this is a large amount of money it actually won't go that far on such a large area. As a result, we are looking at completing it in phases, with the first phase costing roughly £16,000.
Please attend the event being held on Friday 28th April after school and give generously to enable us to complete the work sooner.
Year 4 had an amazing time at Youlbury Scout Camp and I am very proud of their behaviour, teamwork and courage. The children went down the zip wire, toasted marshmallows,completed a sensory trail while blindfolded, played capture the flag in the dark, built dens and enjoyed a campfire with silly songs.
There will be a class assembly for parents on Wednesday the 26th April at 2.30pm where children will share their experiences.
Thank you to the 33 people who have taken time to complete the survey. We have decided to run this for a further 3 weeks. So it will close a week after we return from the Easter break.
Please take the time to do this as it does inform future planning. Last year we responded to the request to provide more sports clubs and changes to the newsletters to name a couple..
Follow the link to complete the survey.
A few safety reminders - please read!
At pick-up time we ask you to respect the PE sessions that may be taking place on the playground courts. This means that families should not use the gates before 2.55pm and parents should ensure they wait away from the courts - we have had toddlers running in and out of netball games in recent sessions!
Additionally, parents and children are requested to leave the playground by 3.30pm. In these warmer months our After School Club uses the outside space and we need to ensure our safeguarding arrangements are robust, your help with this is appreciated.
Can I also remind you that bikes and scooter are not to be ridden on the school grounds - they should be wheeled sensibly to the bike sheds.
This is again causing serious safety issues both with speed, parking on the double yellow lines and lack of courtesy - only this week there was a queue of cars waiting to exit the car park and a parent decided to overtake the queue as they wanted to turn right out of the car park, causing a car that was entering to perform an emergency stop!
The current lunch menu can be found on the school website here...
Notices and Letters
Year 6 Yenworthy Trip - Parents’ Meeting
This will be held on Wednesday 26th April 6.00pm - 7.00pm with information and details about the trip, do come along!
Please note that this is also the last date for any outstanding payments to be made.
Change of Opening Hours for Junior Newbury Building Society
Commencing Thursday 27th April JNBS will be open for saving at 3.10pm until 3.35pm.
Morning savings were going well but we felt an afternoon session would encourage more people to save their pennies.
If the weather is fine we may set up our savings branch outside to promote the scheme but failing good weather you can find us in The Beehive.
For all those who do not save at the moment come along and ask these questions;
(a) how do we become a Junior Newbury Saver?
(b) how much can we save?
(c) is there an age limit? etc etc
We are here to help.
Have a great Easter and hope to see you on Thursday 27th at the new time of 3.10pm - 3.35pm
Year 6 Junior Newbury Building Society Team
Lydalls Nursery Holiday Club Dates
The Nursery have set their Holiday Club dates for the next 12 months, sessions are suitable for 3-5 year olds.
Dates can be seen here… and please contact the Nursery for details on cost/how to book: 01235 813137
Family Easter Activity Day - 8th April
St Andrew’s Church Hagbourne from 2 - 4pm - come early to enjoy a tasty Lent Bread & Cheese lunch from 12.30pm.
Delicious tea, coffee and cakes, fun craft activities. All ages welcome to join in the fun!
Good Friday Ploughmans Lunch at School - 14th April
Organised by St Andrew’s Church and to be held at Hagbourne CE Primary School, 12noon -1.30pm
Adults £5.50, Senior Citizens £4.50, Children £2.00
Bring and Buy Raffle
Money raised goes to Sobell House Hospice.
HOPE YOU CAN COME, Please contact Marian Powell – 816808
Annual Litter Blitz
Please help pick up litter and keep East Hagbourne clean and tidy. Saturday 29th April at 10am from the Village Hall car park.
Didcot First - Monthly Listings
Follow this link to find listings of lots of activities, clubs and societies (and their website links) that happen on a regular basis, in and around Didcot. There’s lots going on!
Eggbert’s Adventures Egg & Spoon Championships - 15th April
Grab your spoons, the world’s first ever ‘World Championship Egg & Spoon Race’ is coming to Abingdon on the 15th April!
Egg and spoon races for all age ranges with medals for the winners, and of course chocolate prizes!
Complete our online registration form, or simply turn up on the day, but don’t be late, join us at 10:30am as the races start promptly at 11am!
Gather all your family and friends to join in the fun with this action packed day, perfect for all ages!
Dates for your Diary
Monday 10th - Friday 21st April
Monday 24th April
Year 1 Trip to Waddesdon Manor
Wednesday 26th April 8.45 - 3.00pm
Year 4 ‘Youlbury’ Assembly
Wednesday 26th April 2.30pm - Parents welcome
Yenworthy Meeting - Year 6
Wednesday 26th April 6.00 - 7.00pm
Friday 28th April 3.00 - 4.30pm
May Bank Holiday
Monday 1st May
Yenworthy Residential Trip
Monday 22nd May - Friday 26th May
Monday 29th May - Friday 2nd June
Monday 5th June
End of Term
Friday 21st July
Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th September 2017
Wednesday 6th September 2017
Monday 23rd October - Friday 27th October 2017
End of Term
Tuesday 19th December 2017