Main Road, East Hagbourne, Didcot, Oxon, OX11 9LR

Tel:  01235 813367     Email: office.3249@hagbourne.oxon.sch.uk   www.hagbourne.oxon.sch.uk

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‘Preparing each child for their future in an ever-changing world’


NEWSLETTER 19                                                                24th February 2017

From the Headteacher

Growth Mindset

This week we have be talking about having a ‘growth mindset’ with the children and whilst this is embedded in everyday practice across the school but we often have reminders to just ensure we all understand the importance and benefit to having a growth mindset.   I have created a presentation for adults to read that explains the research behind ‘Growth Mindset’ please click here. In the presentation there is a link to a TED talk for parents who are interested to find out about Professor Carol Dweck who created the phrase ‘Growth Mindset’ and her research behind it.  There is also a link to youtube videos for older and younger children that you could watch together and may provide a good starting point for discussion.  If you don’t have the time to look at the presentation then please talk to your child about the ‘steps’ below and which ‘steps’ are most important.


Brain Awareness Week

Don’t forget it is also ‘Brain Awareness Week’ the 13th to the 19th of March and we have planned a day to work with our Neuroscientist STEM ambassador again.  This will be the 16th March and children will work with Dr Clare and her team throughout the day.

We would like 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.  Please be aware these sessions will not be appropriate for any toddlers.  A separate sign up letter was sent home with Reception children today please send it back in asap so we can plan numbers and resources.  

Piano Wanted

One of our school pianos has seen better days and really needs replacing.  Rather than using valuable funds on purchasing another, I was wondering if any of you have (or know someone that has) a piano in good, playable, condition that you/they would be prepared to donate to the school, please contact the school office.

From the PTA

Don’t forget to have your say about what sort of events you’d like the PTA to run. Completed questionnaires can be left at the office, or emailed to pta@hagbourne.oxon.sch.uk.

Many thanks to those people who have already responded.

The link to the questionnaire can be found here… or a paper copy can be obtained from the school office.

Lunch Menu


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

Notices and Letters

NEW! - Hagbourne Class Pages

Class Teachers have created a new website, Hagbourne Class Pages, where Parent Information Letters and Learning Webs will be posted each half term. We will alert you when these are available and in time we hope to include more news and information to showcase the children's learning. This half term's information is already available.
Click on the following link to be taken to

s Pages.

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.

Also please note that any outstanding payment for the trip needs to be made by the 17th March, this can be done via Parentmail or by cheque/cash to the school office (in a clearly named envelope please)

Head Lice - please check your child

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

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

Reception/Year 1 Parents/Carers

For the security of your children, please note that there is no access through the wooden gate to Reception or Year 1 classes after 8.50 each morning. If you need to drop anything off for your child or collect them early from school, please report to the School Office.

Class Assemblies

You are welcome to join us for your child’s class assembly, 2.30 - 3.00pm, on the following dates:

Wednesday 8th March

Year 6

Wednesday 15th March

Year 5

Wednesday 22nd March

Year 2

Wednesday 27th March  - 2.00 - 3.00pm

Year 4  - see note below*

Wednesday 5th April

Year 3

* Year 4 Class assembly - this will be a ‘Celebration of our School Values’ and we will be inviting members of our local community to join us. The assembly will be led by Father Jason and Year 4 children. It will start at 2.00pm with tea and coffee from 2.30pm

World Book Day 2017


Next Thursday the whole school will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of World Book Day. We will be running a wealth of fun activities throughout the day designed to encourage the children's love of books and reading.

We are inviting children to dress up for the day as their favourite book character, cost £1. Please ensure costumes are appropriate and safe for school activities!

We will also be selling raffle tickets outside the front door on Wednesday 1st March from 3pm - 3.20pm, and on Thursday 2nd March 8.25am - 8.40am. A variety of publishers have donated a large number of wonderful books for a book tombola - some boxed-sets, the new Roald Dahl dictionary, and even some books signed by the author! Raffle tickets will cost 20p each and the draw will take place during the day's celebrations.

We will be holding a Grand Book Swap event in the afternoon. Children are invited to bring a book that they no longer need to swap with other pupils. It is a great way to refresh books that you have at home. Children will only be able take ONE book - if your child would like to bring more than one then these will be either offered to those who have not brought a book to swap or donated to the school library. Children really enjoy choosing books recommended by their friends, so please encourage them to promote their book to the others in their class before swapping!

At 2.30pm, parents are invited into their child's class for a shared reading session. You are warmly welcomed to come in and choose a book in the classroom to read and enjoy with your child.

Further information on World Book Day plans at Hagbourne can be found in this presentation

Community News/Activities

Sunday Club - St Andrew’s Church

For children aged 4-11: St Andrew's church have a children's club at 10.30am on the first Sunday of every month during our morning service. New members welcome.

Next club will be on Sunday 5th March.

Cafe Church - St Andrew’s Church

You and your family are invited to;

Church -  but not as you know it...

‘Cafe Church’

10.30am Sunday 26th February amidst the aroma of coffee and our famous bacon butties!

Do join us for friendship, discussion, refreshments and music, all ages welcome.

May Day Fun Run

Dust off your running shoes and get into training for the Village Fun Run - more details to follow

Mum2mum Market baby and children’s Nearly New Sale, Saturday 11 March

Buy and sell good quality pre-loved baby and children’s items on Saturday 11 March, 2-4pm at Didcot Girls’ School.

If you have outgrown children’s (0-6 years) clothes, toys and equipment to sell, stalls are available to book through our website, and you keep all your takings on the day.

Buyers will find a huge choice of quality bargains all under one roof, at up to 90% less than the retail price!

Entry is £2 on the door for adults (free for children and in the last half hour of the sale) and you can bring a friend for free by downloading a 2 for 1 voucher from our website.

See www.mum2mummarket.co.uk or email Claire at southoxon@mum2mummarket.co.uk.

Dates for your Diary 

Ash Wednesday Service

Wednesday 1st March, 10.00 - 11.00 at St Andrew’s Church (Pupils/Staff only)

Youlbury Residential Trip - Year 4 - Parents’ Meeting

Wednesday 1st March, 5.30 at School

Year 6 Class Assembly

Wednesday 8th March - 2.30 - 3.00

Year 5 Class Assembly

Wednesday 15th March - 2.30 - 3.00

Year 2 Class Assembly

Wednesday 22nd March - 2.30 - 3.00

Year 4 Class Assembly

Wednesday 27th March - 2.00 - 3.00 ‘Celebration of Our School Values’

Year 3 Class Assembly

Wednesday 5th April  - 2.30 - 3.00

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