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 30                                                                26th May 2017

From the Headteacher

Year 6 Residential

I write this newsletter from Yenworthy Lodge whilst on the Year 6 residential.  It has been an incredible week and lovely and sunny!

I am so proud of all the children - they have tried everything!  Zipwire, surfing, rock climbing, coasteering, new foods, working with new people and even keeping their rooms clean (some needed more encouragement than others on this one!).

I have seen all four of our school values in action this week.  

Care - looking after each other, the environment and themselves.

Courage - squeezing through extremely small holes, climbing high rocks, surfing extremely large waves (quite small actually but enough to surf).

Respect - the way they spoke to each other and the adults.  They Yenworthy staff commented how lovely our children are and that they have really enjoyed their week with them all.

Responsibility - packing their own rucksacks each day and remembering everything (some needed checking more than others!).

An amazing week, but the staff all need half term to recover!

A huge Thank You to Mrs Dobson, Mrs Heapy and Mr Froud.



More photos can be seen on the school website - follow the ‘Gallery’ link.

Remember - Family Homework

For this week and over half term we would love to find out about your families.

We would like you as a family to  create a simple family tree focusing on names and places of birth / where they live.  If you are happy to share this with us that would be fantastic.

You can do this as a family and draw it out together or on the computer.

Please send in after half term as our focus for Collective Worship is to celebrate family life and  diversity.

This is my family tree - I found this program online but not going to recommend it in case it gives you a virus!

Wishing you all a restful half term break and don’t forget we have an INSET day on Monday 5th June so we will see you all bright eyed and bushy tailed on Tuesday 6th June.

Mrs Crewe


Lunch Menu

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

Notices and Letters

Slapped Cheek Syndrome

We have a confirmed case of Slapped Cheek in school. Although the rash can look alarming, slapped cheek syndrome is normally a mild infection that clears up by itself in one to three weeks. Once you've had the infection, you're usually immune to it for life.

However, slapped cheek syndrome can be more serious for some people. If you're pregnant, have a blood disorder or a weakened immune system and have been exposed to the virus, you should get medical advice.

More info available on NHS Choices.

Water Bottles and Sun Cream

Now that the weather has warmed up, please ensure that your child comes to school with a filled, named water bottle - just water please, no squash etc. as this attracts flies & wasps.

These can, and will, be refilled during the day as required, so don’t worry if your child comes home with a full bottle as it will have recently been topped up!

Your child should also have a named sun hat with a brim and please also apply a 12 hour sun cream at home. If you wish for your child to reapply suncream before lunch they will need to do this themselves and you should send in a named bottle of cream to be kept in your child’s school bag. Staff are not allowed to apply suncream to pupils.



Thank you!

Thanks to all those who bought cakes last Friday  and helped raise money for Christian Aid. We collected £120!

Eve G. - Year 6

That is an amazing amount. Well done Eve - Mrs Crewe


To Bella Vermaak in Year 5 who has successfully completed her Grade 2 Ballet - Well Done!


School Library

We always welcome donations of books for our library, so if you are planning a clear out please think of the school.
Books should be in nearly-new condition and can be handed to the School Office. It's always lovely to have books in our library that other children have enjoyed.

Aureus School - Open Days for Year 5

Please see below some dates for your diaries and an opportunity for you to let us know if are keen to find out more about Aureus as a school of choice for your child's secondary education from September 2018.

·       Year 6 Open Evening – Tuesday 3rd October 2017

·       Year 6 Open Mornings – Monday 9th October through to Friday 13th October

Please register your interest in your Year 5 child joining us in 2018 here...

Whole School Arts and Crafts Day - Can you help?

Are you able to help or share an arty skill or craft?, it can be anything from knitting to cake decorating for our Arts & Craft day in July (date tba).

Please contact Mrs Surtell or the School Office.

Community News/Activities

The 13th East Hagbourne Scarecrow Trail

Runs from Saturday 20th May until Sunday 4th June.

Maps will be available from the Community Shop, the Fleur de Lys pub and St. Andrew's church on Sundays and Bank Holiday Monday afternoons between 3pm and 5pm when teas will be served.

All the profits will be sent to The Friends of St. Anne's Hospital, Liuli in Tanzania.

Thank you. Hagbourne Action Group.


Didcot Sings - A Community Choir for 11-18’s

Didcot Sings - the children's community choir is holding an open rehearsal on the first Thursday after half term, 8th June 6.45 - 8.30pm. For more details see their flyer here...

Harwell Feast - Monday 29 May

...and this year is being joined by the Knights of the British Plate Armour Society and Companions of the Crows. They will take part in the 11am Parade, invite you to their Living History camp and perform battles in the main arena.

In addition, on Sunday 28 May 2-5pm, the Knights will be putting on another living history display free of charge.  Come and learn about life in the 15th Century and the arms and armour of a Medieval Knight.  There will also be some medieval combat displays during the afternoon.

To find out more visit https://harwellfeast.com/


Hagbourne Summer Fete - 10th June

Come and enjoy a fun afternoon out for all the family…

Traditional stalls, Grand draw, Beer tent, Brass Band, Hot & Cold food, Arts & Crafts tent and much more!

Fancy Dress procession at 1pm (Fairytale theme) or bring your handsome hound or pretty pooch and enter the Fun Dog Show!

Recreation Ground - Opposite Village Shop

Dates for your Diary 

Half Term

Monday 29th May - Friday 2nd June


Monday 5th June

Year 6 Yenworthy Assembly

Friday 9th June 2.30 - 3.00pm Year 6 Parents welcome

Sports Afternoon

Tuesday 11th July 1-3pm

End of Term

Friday 21st July