HAGBOURNE C of E PRIMARY SCHOOL
Main Road, East Hagbourne, Didcot, Oxon, OX11 9LR
‘Preparing each child for their future in an ever-changing world’
CARE - COURAGE - RESPECT - RESPONSIBILITY
NEWSLETTER 23 24th March 2017
From the Headteacher
Parent Survey 2017
Please follow the link to access the Hagbourne School survey, results from which will help drive decisions that I and the Governors take in relation to the school.
It should take around 7 or 8 minutes to complete, and all your responses will remain anonymous unless you would like us to respond to specific questions/comments in which case please give us your contact details.
Throughout the survey the questions refer to “child” in the singular. If you have more than one child at the school please consider all your children when you give your answers.
If you are unsure about an answer please leave it blank.
To get the most reliable data, please could each parent/partner complete the survey.
Please note that you can also go to https://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk/ at any time to provide feedback to Ofsted.
The deadline for completion of the survey is Friday 7th April.
Thank you for your support.
After our Brain Awareness Week our Year 6 children were lucky enough to visit the Oxford centre for Human Brain Activity today. They met the researchers, engineers and talked to Dr Clare about her work. We were able to see how they scan the brain using an MRI scanner and found out more about how the brain works. It was an amazing experience and we hope that we may have a few buddy scientists in our midst.
Spring is here!
The children have worked hard this week and there has been settled and happy feel around the school. Yesterday lunchtime there was even a spontaneous ‘conga’ line around the playground! It is lovely to see all the amazing daffodils and baby lambs jumping around! Don’t forget to ‘spring’ your clocks forward this weekend and have a lovely Mothers’ Day.
Year 4 Class Assembly - Wednesday 29th March 2.00-3.00pm
Parents are very welcome to join us at this assembly with Father Jason, where will be celebrating our School values, do join us if you can it promises to be a lovely occasion.
The current lunch menu can be found on the school website here...
From the PTA
We will be holding a ‘Mini-Fete’ after school on Friday 28th April, 3.00 - 4.30pm with Teas, Cakes, Tombola, Lucky dip, Hook-a-Duck, Ice Cream Van and much more.
There will be an ‘own-clothes’ day on Friday 31st March in return for donations for the Tombola stall. Please make sure any items donated are complete, in date and something you would be happy to win yourselves!
If you would be able to help on a stall at the event please let us know via the PTA Facebook page, by emailing email@example.com, or by speaking to a member of the PTA in the playground.
Second Hand Uniform
We are planning on holding a second hand uniform sale after Easter. If you have any good quality, clean uniform that you could donate please bring it into the School Office.
Notices and Letters
We place great importance on keeping our pupils safe online and always encourage parents to do the same. Think U Know, part of the National Crime Agency has published guides to help parents monitor and protect their children when using a number of popular apps.
Full Circle Sports Easter Activity Camps/Workshops
Full Circle are running a range of activities for children over the Easter holidays at Wallingford School with OFSTED registered, qualified coaches.
Please see their website www.fullcirclesports.co.uk for more information and booking forms.
Good Friday Ploughmans Lunch - 14th April
Organised by St Andrew’s Church and to be held at Hagbourne CE Primary School, 12noon -1.30pm
Adults £5.50, Senior Citizens £4.50, Children £2.00
Bring and Buy Raffle
Money raised goes to Sobell House Hospice.
HOPE YOU CAN COME, Please contact Marian Powell – 816808
Spring Concert - Vivaldi Gloria
Bring your children for free to a lovely concert in the church!
Didcot Choral Society presents Vivaldi Gloria and other works in St Andrew’s Church this Saturday 25th March 7.30pm
Tickets £10/8, free or children, on the door or available from the Community shop or contact Alison Lane 07915 094842.
Earth Trust - Lambing Weekends
25th-26th March and 1st-2nd April, 11am-4pm each day
Come and join Earth Trust for some baa-rilliant farmyard fun at our annual Lambing Weekends! You’ll have the opportunity to meet the new spring arrivals - lambs, piglets and goats – and try bale climbing, tractor and trailer rides (weather permitting), a sheep hunt and quiz, craft activities and more! Refreshments will be available from Poem Tree Café and a BBQ. It’s £4 per child, £6 per adult and £16 for a family of four and there’s a discount for online tickets; please visit http://www.earthtrust.org.uk/explore/lambingweekends for further details. We look forward to seeing ewe you there!
Earth Trust, Little Wittenham, OX14 4QZ
For details of the many other events at the Earth Trust, see their website.
‘A Collection of Grimm Tales’ - HAMS
HAMS is proud to present the Carol Ann Duffy adaptation of ‘A Collection of Grimm’ at Hagbourne Village Hall.
Suitable for adults & children from 7 to 107
Friday 17th March at 7.30pm
Saturday 18th March at 2.00pm and 7.00pm
Tickets £9.50 adult, £5.00 child, available from the Community shop or contact Allison Huckle: 01235 813873 or Denise Horswell: 07969 126778
Dates for your Diary
Reception/Year 1 Production
Tuesday 28th March - 9.30am and 2.30pm
Year 4 Class Assembly
Wednesday 29th March - 2.00 - 3.00pm ‘Celebration of Our School Values’
Year 3 Class Assembly
Wednesday 5th April - 2.30 - 3.00pm
Youlbury Residential Trip - Year 4
Wednesday 5th April - Friday 7th April
End of Term
Friday 7th April - 1.30pm
Monday 10th - Friday 21st April
Monday 24th April
Friday 28th April 3.00 - 4.30pm
May Bank Holiday
Monday 1st May
Yenworthy Residential Trip
Monday 22nd May - Friday 26th May
Monday 29th May - Friday 2nd June
Monday 5th June
End of Term
Friday 21st July