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 9                                                                18th November 2016

From the Headteacher

I would like to say a huge thank you to all of you who bought poppies and other items in the weeks before Remembrance Day.  We haven’t yet heard the official amount raised, but from feeling the weight of the collection jar I am sure it will be a lot - thank you for donating to this excellent cause!

This week saw the launch of Anti Bullying Week and we will be talking about this during assemblies this week and next week.  Each year we review the School’s Behaviour Policy and the Anti Bullying Policy to ensure it is working and that it is in line with County recommendations, both are available on the School website for parents to review.

We also discuss e-safety with children and our scheme of work and policy are available on the school website.  At school we have filters in place to stop any unwanted content and we have rules in place when using the computers or chromebooks.  At home it is often a different matter, so  I have attached a leaflet for parents to read so you can reflect on how your child uses the internet at home.  One way to ensure they are accessing child friendly content is to use RM Unify or the pupil links on the website.  There is also a safe search engine which will help filter unwanted content.

Village Hall Parking

Please ensure that you drive and park considerately when dropping off/collecting your child, I have had reports of a couple of ‘near-misses’ involving cars and children this past week which is clearly unacceptable.

Cars parking along the hedge on the left hand side of the car park entranceway further reduces access and causes additional congestion when there are often spaces available towards the rear of the car park.

This becomes more of a hazard with the days getting shorter and your co-operation would be greatly appreciated.

From the PTA

The Christmas Gift & Craft Fair will be taking place in the school and village hall this Sunday, 20th November,

11:00-15:30. Come and start your Christmas shopping, choosing from a unique range of high-quality

and hand-crafted gifts for the whole family. Visit Santa in his grotto, make Christmas cards and

decorations in the kids’ craft room, and enjoy delicious refreshments, served throughout the day.

Entry £1 for adults, children free.

We look forward to seeing many of you there!

Notices and Letters

French Classes

If you would like your child to attend either KS1 or KS2 lunchtime French classes please contact Audrey Lawson on 07530 454 592 or email zestelearning@gmail.com for further information.


We have been notified of a case of threadworms in school, please keep an eye out for symptoms and ensure that your child washes their hands often, especially after visiting the toilet - more information on symptoms and treatment can be found on the NHS website

Scholastic Books

You are warmly invited to come and browse our Book Fair in the entrance hall every day after school from Tuesday 29th November until Monday 5th December. There are over 200 titles for you and your child to choose from, and with prices starting from only £2.99, there’s sure to be a book for everyone. The Book Fair is a great way to boost your child's enthusiasm for reading and to develop their reading choices. Every book you buy can help to get FREE BOOKS for our school library so your support is much appreciated.

Please see information sent home today about our book review competition - entries from all pupils welcome!

Could you spare an after school slot 3-4pm to help with the Book Fair? Helpers would need to take money and maintain a list of sales - your child is welcome to help too! If you can spare some time to help our school, please email the office office.3249@hagbourne.oxon.sch.uk.

Crazy Crocs

Crazy Crocs Christmas Party - Date for your Diary

We will be having our After School Club Christmas party on Friday 9 December.  More details to follow, but there will be a disco, party games, food and a Christmas movie!

All welcome, book your place through the school office.  Cost is £11 per child (the standard ASC fee) and the party will run from 3.45-5.30pm (but session will run 3-6pm as usual). Hope to see you there!

Polite Request
Please can we ask that the playground be vacated of all parents and children by 3.30pm so the ASC children can safely play outside.  Can everyone please remember to close the gate, including the top latch when they leave.  This is for the safety of all the children.  Thank you.

Crazy Crocs Autumn Newsletter read it here...

Lunch Menu

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


Breakfast Club Playleader

Part-time/Term-time, 7.30 - 9.00am with an additional 2 hours admin time.

To be responsible for the planning, day-to-day organisation and operation of the club, providing high quality play opportunities and care for children in an inclusive environment, and in accordance with the school's ethos and procedures. More details and an application form can be found here… or contact Mrs Crewe or Mrs Madani.

Breakfast Club Playworker

Part-time/Term-time, 7.45-8.45.

To assist with the day-to-day organisation and operation of the club, providing high quality play opportunities and care for children in an inclusive environment, and in accordance with the school's ethos and procedures.

More details and an application form can be found here… or contact Mrs Crewe or Mrs Madani.

Community News/Activities

Dates for your Diary 

Sunday 20th November

Christmas Craft Fair - School and Village Hall

Wednesday 30th November

St Andrew’s Day Service in Church

Wednesday 7th December

Year 2 & 3 Nativity 9.30 - 10.30am

Wednesday 7th December

Christmas Lunch

Thursday 8th December

Year 2 & 3 Nativity 2.00 - 3.00pm

Friday 9th December

Crazy Crocs Christmas Party

Monday 12th December

Reception/Year 1 Christmas Sing-a-Long 9.15-10.15. 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)

Friday 16th December

End of Term 1.30pm