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 1                                                                          9th September 2016

Welcome Back!

I hope that you have all been able to have some rest and relaxation over the summer break.

We have had a very productive first week back and it has been lovely seeing all the children again.  In order for us to maintain this productive start we will be asking that parents from Year 1 to Year 6 drop the children off at the door and allow them to come into school independently.  This enables us to settle the children quickly and have a smooth start to the day.

To help with this there will be an adult stationed at each door, they will be able to take any messages and assist with children as required.

Homework diaries

This year we have ordered some new customised homework diaries for Reception, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.  The diaries will contain new curriculum spelling lists, phonics, maths sheets and a new layout for recording homework.

We would like parents or children to record all the learning they do at home / out of school.  This will include any clubs children attend, the weekly reading and other learning you or your child would like to share with us.

The aim of these diaries is to improve communication between home and school however the unfortunate / ironic thing is that they won’t be ready for 3 weeks.  As soon as they arrive we will send them home but until then we will record on a bookmark that your children can keep in the books they are reading.

Book Bags

Are supplied by Trutex in Didcot at £4.95 each, they are currently being printed and should be in stock in 7-10 days

Let’s Get Cooking!

Dates are shown below for this term’s Let’s Get Cooking Sessions, in order for us to run this we need to have two parent helpers per session, these run from 1.15 - 3.00pm on the dates shown below. If you are able to help (even for part of the afternoon), please contact the School Office.

Lesson 1

Lesson 2

Year 6

Tuesday 13th, 20th and 27th September

Tuesday 4th, 11th and 18th October

Year 5

Tuesday 15th, 22nd, 29th November

Tuesday 10th, 17th and 24th January

Year 4

Tuesday 31st Jan, 7th and 21st February

Tuesday 28th Feb, 7th and 14th March

Year 3

Tuesday 21st, 28th March and 4th April

Tuesday 25th April, and 2nd and 9th May

PTA Meeting

Next meeting will be held on Tuesday 13th September at 7.30pm at school.  New parents are welcome, it would be great to see some new faces.


We have been contacted by the local Police requesting that parents do not park on the zig-zag markings outside the school. Parking is available in the Village Hall.

Contacting the school

Just a reminder that if you are contacting the school via email that you are using the school office address, office.3249@hagbourne.oxon.sch.uk, rather than Teresa's email address. As Teresa has left the school we are unable to pick up messages sent to her address.

Vacancy - General Catering Assistant

Required Monday-Friday 11.45am - 1.30pm, Term time only. For more information please contact Edda Coles, Catering Manager on 01235 813367 (option 4) or pop in to see Edda in the kitchen. Informal enquiries welcome.

Community News

Hagbourne Produce Show – Sunday, 11th September, East Hagbourne Village Hall.

Staging: 9am to 11am, Judging: 11.30 to 1.30pm, Show Opens: 2.30pm

Special Cup Cake Bake Off for under 16s – recipe available from school or the Village Shop.

Term Dates        

Autumn Term

6 September 2016 – 21 October 2016

October holiday                

24 October 2016 – 28 October 2016

Autumn Term

31 October 2016 – 16 December 2016


Friday 11th November

Christmas holiday

19 December 2016 – 2 January 2017


Tuesday 3rd January

Spring Term

4 January 2017 – 10 February 2017

Spring half term

13 February 2017 – 17 February 2017

Spring Term

20 February 2017 – 7 April 2017

Easter holiday

10 April 2017 – 21 April 2017

Summer Term

24 April 2017 – 26 May 2017

Late Summer half term

29 May 2017 - 2 June 2017


Monday 5th June

Summer Term

6 June 2017 - 21 July 2017