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 36                                                                17th July 2017

Things to look forward to this week and next week

Wednesday 19th July

Year 6 Leavers’ lunch with parents followed by Leavers’ Service in Church (remember to bring your tissues!).

Wednesday 19th July

We would like to invite parents/carers to come and take a look at your child's work in class at 2.30pm to 3.00pm.  To celebrate all the hard work they have done over the year.

Friday 21st July

End of term - 1.30 finish


From the Headteacher

Goodbye to our Year 6.

It is with mixed emotions that we say goodbye to our Year 6.  We will really miss all the children but we know that they are all ready for the next stage in their school journey. They have been a lovely year group who have entered into everything with such gusto and enthusiasm. We all wish all the best for secondary school and the bright futures ahead of them!

Enrichment days

This term the whole school have enjoyed three enrichment days.  These were Indian dancing, Chinese music and last Friday we all enjoyed the African drumming. These were all linked with our celebrating ‘diversity’ and the children (and adults) all had a fantastic time working together, with a whole-school performance at the end of each day.  A big thank you to Miss Crossan for organising these days.

Family Trees

The children’s Family Tree project have been shared in assembly time, in class and we had an afternoon where we displayed them in the hall for each class to go in and read them. I have been amazed at the hard work that has gone into them. I will be sending them home this week as I feel that they are a lovely resources to keep at home for you to add to as families grow. Thank you again to all of you who took part in this family homework.

End of year raffle

We will be selling tickets this week for a chance to win one of five sweet collections in our end-of-year raffle due to be drawn in final assembly on Friday. 20p and ticket or £1 a strip. Tickets on sale outside the office from 8.35am Tues - Fri.


It has been a busy year and the children have been amazing but we now all need a rest to ‘recharge our batteries’. I would like to finish the year by thanking all the children, staff and volunteers for all their hard work, determination and commitment this year.

Have a restful summer and see you all in September!

Don’t forget we finish at 1.30pm on Friday.

Mrs Crewe

Notices and Letters

A Message from PTA

We just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who has helped in any way with PTA events and fundraising this year, and all those who have come along to events and helped make them a success.

Over the course of the year we have raised over £4000. This money, together with a similar amount we raised last year, will cover about half the cost of resurfacing the playground outside Reception and Year 1, a job which school would have struggled to fund otherwise. The work will be done over the summer holidays so we should all come back to a much smarter-looking playground!

We are already planning events for next year, so watch this space for information on what we have planned.

Have a lovely summer!


Well Done to Erin Adams-James in Year 4  for winning the Junior Newbury Building Society Colouring Competition.


If your child has any medicine / inhalers / epipens in school, please can you check the expiry date before the end of term.

If any are out of date or coming to the end of their expiry date, please can you make sure these are replaced on or before the 1st day of term in September.


Lunch Menu

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

Public Health England have updated their poster regarding infection control in schools and other childcare locations, it contains lots of handy information regarding the appropriate amount of time to be off school with a variety of complaints and therefore is a useful reference tool.

The poster can be found here…

Please see attached Newsletter the Primary School Health Team here.

Aureus School - Open Days for Year 5

Please see below some dates for your diaries and an opportunity for you to let us know if you are keen to find out more about Aureus as a school of choice for your child's secondary education from September 2018.

·       Year 6 Open Evening – Tuesday 3rd October 2017

·       Year 6 Open Mornings – Monday 9th October through to Friday 13th October

Please register your interest in your Year 5 child joining us in 2018 here...

Community News / Activities



A fun evening for all the family. Music, Song and Laughter with Didcot Divas, Nightingales, Warble and Plonkit and hand bell ringers.  Plus Pimms and cake in the interval.  All proceeds to:

 Sobell House & St Andrews Church

Tickets only £10.00 to include Pimms and cake

Available from:  Didcot Civic Hall,

Hagbourne Post Office (Open 9 -5.30  Mon and Thurs 9 – 12.30 Tues, Wed, Fri and Sat)

Or  Tel: 01235 798387 (leave message) or email: ajgarraway@hotmail.co.uk

Summer teas at St Andrews’

There will be teas served in church on Sunday afternoons from 3.00 – 5.00pm starting on Sunday 16th July and finishing on  Sunday 3rd September inclusive.

Please contact Shirley Goss on 01235 815605 or email on shirley.goss@btinternet.com

Summer Activities

Please see below links for external summer activities:

Hagbourne Pre-School Summer Mini Fete 18th July

The Oxford & Cambridge Singing School Oxford Summer Course 26th-28th July

Step in time Summer workshops 

Abingdon Antiques and Vintage Fair 9th September

Full Circle Sports Summer Holiday Activity Camp

Didcot Library Free Summer Events

Wallingford Hockey Club

Wallingford Hockey Club welcome you to come and play seriously fun hockey at your local Club.

  • 5 men’s and 4 ladies teams                                                                    
  • Half price subs for new adult members
  • Clubhouse, bar and parking on site
  • Quality coaching for
  • Fun social events throughout the year

A fun, social way to stay fit, why not come and have a have go!

Please visit the website or contact us for more information

www.wallingfordhv.org.uk  info@wallingfordhc.org.uk 

 Abingdon Vale Swimming Club Academy

Are on the lookout for enthusiastic and able swimmers, aged 6-8 years, to join our competitive swim academy.

They are looking for swimmers who have passed stage 5 of NTPS who have 3 good strokes and a competent 4th and who can sustain them over 25m repeats.

Joining Abingdon Vale Competitive Swim Academy offers a whole range of benefits, click here for more details


Dates for your Diary 

End of Term

Friday 21st July


Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th September

First Day of Term

Wednesday 6th September