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 18                                                                10th February 2017

From the Headteacher

Parents’ Evening

It was lovely to see so many of you at the parents’ evening this week and thank you to those of you who took the time to come and tell me about the positive things we are doing for your children.  We all now need a week off to recharge the batteries ready for another busy term.  Have a good week everyone!

Museum Afternoon

Thank you to all the parents, grandparents who attended.  It was fantastic to see so many of you take part in the scavenger hunt and there was a really lovely ‘buzz’ around the school.  Well done to the children for all your hard work and thank you to the staff for preparing and planning it all.

Brain Awareness Week

Brain Awareness Week is the 13th to the 19th of March this year and we have planned a day to work with our Neuroscientist STEM ambassador.  This will be the 16th March and children will work with Dr Clare and her team throughout the day.

To start and finish the day we want to invite Reception Parents to come and work with their children to make a brain and learn all about how it works.  These sessions will run from 9.00 to 9.30 and 2.30 to 3.00.  We will send a sign up letter out after half term so please look out for it and send it to reserve a slot.

The other exciting development to this will be that the Year 6 children have been invited to the visit the Oxford Centre for Human Brain Activity.  They will be shown around, see equipment and talk to the researchers.  A great way to promote the importance of Science and Research.  This will be on the 24th March during the school day and more information will be sent after half term.

Notices and Letters

Youlbury Trip Year 4 - Parents’ Meeting

Wednesday 1st March at 5.30pm at school to update parents on the trip, clothing requirements etc. Do please come along as there will be lots of useful information.

Sainsbury’s Active Kids Vouchers

We are again collecting the Active Kids vouchers from Sainsbury’s and they will be available from Wednesday 25th January to Friday 30th June. Please send any you collect into school - there is a collection box in the School Office.

Head Lice

We have had further reports of head lice, please check your child/children and treat the whole family if necessary.

NHS advice can be found at http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Head-lice/Pages/Treatment.aspx

Junior Newbury Building Society is open every Thursday morning before school in the Beehive, run by Year 6 pupils, and you can save anything from 1p to £50.

If you would like to start saving, just come in and we can give you an information pack and a piggy bank (for £1). Each time you save you will get a sticker and then certificates;

5 Stickers = Bronze

10 Stickers = Silver

15 Stickers = Gold

20 Stickers = Platinum

25 Stickers = Super Saver and you’ll get a Teddy!

It’s never too early to start saving for the future and maybe get a scooter or a bike one day. We look forward to seeing you!

Dhian and Alistair, Year 6

MultiSport After School Club Years 1-3

Ignite Sport will be again running an after school club for Years 1-3 beginning Friday 24th February to 31st March from 3-4pm. The 6 week course will cost £21

Bookings and payments are to be made directly with Ignite Sport on 01869 220890 or by email: info@ignitesportuk.com

Didcot Girls’ School Vacancies

DGS have two vacancies in their Finance Office, if you are interested, more information can be found on the DGS website

World Book Day 2017


We are looking forward to celebrating 20 years of World Book Day on Thursday 2nd March and would like to give parents advance notice that children are invited to dress up as book characters for the day.
To help inspire (or for free, easy props!) take a look at the Netmums ideas

After half term, children will bring home their voucher for a FREE book from the World Book Day selection available in bookstores from 27th February.

More information to follow after half term.

Lunch Menu


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

Community News/Activities

Performing Angels & Stars Stage School Half Term Workshop

Have a fabulous half term workshop coming up on Thursday 16th February, 9am - 3pm at Fleet Meadow Hall, Didcot.

There will be Dance, Drama, Arts & Crafts, Team Games and much more. £25 per day for first child, £18 siblings to include lunch, snacks & drinks

Contact: Performing Angels & Stars Stage School

Mobile: 07462 866 640

Email: angelsstageschool.@yahoo.co.uk

Oxford & Cambridge Singing School 10th, 11th April

Established in 2013, The Oxford and Cambridge Singing School is for boys and girls aged 7–13 who love to sing. The singing school was established to give children the opportunity to sing great classical music with world class coaches in a relaxed and fun environment and to develop their confidence and ability in singing and performing.
Our theme for this Easter is Classic English church anthems by Elgar, SS Wesley and Attwood. And following up on the popularity of Richard Rodney Bennett's Insect World songs at the 2015 Easter course, we will be singing another of his song cycles, The Aviary. This is a two day course and the cost is £90.

To see reviews of the course, or for more information, please go to  www.oxbridgesingingschool.co.uk

Dates for your Diary 

Half Term

Monday 13th - Friday 17th February

Term starts

Monday 20th February

Youlbury Residential Trip - Year 4 - Parents’ Meeting

Wednesday 1st March, 5.30 at School

Youlbury Residential Trip - Year 4

Wednesday 5th April - Friday 7th April

Easter Holiday

Monday 10th - Friday 21st April

Term starts

Monday 24th April

May Bank Holiday

Monday 1st May

Yenworthy Residential Trip

Monday 22nd May - Friday 26th May

Half Term

Monday 29th May - Friday 2nd June


Monday 5th June

End of Term

Friday 21st July