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 12                                                                                     4th December 2017

Things to look forward to this week and next week

Tuesday 5th December

Wednesday 6th December

9.15 - 10.15 Year 2 and 3 Nativity - Please note new start time

2.00 -  3.00 Year 2 and 3 Nativity

Thursday 7th December

9.30 to 10.30 Reception and Year 1 Christmas Sing Song.

Monday 11th December

6.00pm to 7.00pm  Christmas Carol Service in Church - ALL WELCOME!

Wednesday 13th December

Christmas Lunches

Wednesday 13th December 3.00 to 4.30

Christmas Sale in school.  Tombola, tea/ coffee, cakes and lots of interesting items for sale.

Thursday 14th December

Friday 15th December

Enrichment Day to Waddesdon Manor Reception / yr 1 / yr 5 and yr 6  

Enrichment Day to Waddesdon Manor yr 2 / yr 3 and yr 4

From the Headteacher

Thank you to the PTA for organising both Reception/ Key stage 1 and Key stage 2 Disco, all children who attended had a fantastic time!

Tombola prizes

Thank you to everyone who has donated a Tombola prize for our Christmas sale in school on the 13th December.

If anyone is willing to help out on the day with the Refreshments or Tombola stalls we would be very grateful. If you think you might be able to help, please email pta@hagbourne.oxon.sch.uk, speak to a member of the PTA in the playground, or drop us a line via the PTA Facebook page.

Safety of our children

I have noticed that there are several parents pulling up on the zig zag lines and letting children jump out in the morning.  This is very dangerous.  I would rather have a child that is late but safe.

Waddesdon Manor Information

The children will need to wear school uniform on the day and will need to bring a packed lunch.  Please let the school office know by the end of the school day on Monday the 4th December if you require a packed lunch to be made by the catering team.  

Remember to wrap up warm that day as we will be walking around the grounds.

School Christmas Dinner

Our catering team will be laying on a traditional Christmas Lunch, with vegetarian option (and crackers!), on Wednesday 13th December for the whole school to enjoy.
We anticipate that all children will attend but please let the School Office know by
the end of the school day on  Monday 4th December if your child will be bringing a packed lunch instead.  We will of course give crackers to those who have packed lunch.

Christmas Carol Service        

Each year we have a fantastic Carol Service in St Andrew’s Church.  This year it is on Monday the 11th of December starting 6 o’clock.  We ask that children attend with an adult and that you sit together in the pews.  We will call up the children to sing at different points in the service and there will be lots of traditional carols that we all sing together.

Reading volunteers

We are looking for parents who can commit to an afternoon per week to help as reading volunteers in Key Stage 2. Training will be provided for reading and safeguarding. Please let Sammy or Mrs Sánchez know if you can help.

After School Club

Please note that on the last day of term, the 19th December, as school finishes at 1.30pm, ASC will run from then until 4.30pm and all children must be collected by this time.  A snack of fruit and a biscuit will be given during the afternoon.

Save the dates

Dress up as a Famous Person - Monday 8th January

Next term the whole-school will be working on historical enquiry skills through their class topics. To launch the theme throughout the school we would like to invite children to come to school dressed as a famous person from history on Monday 8th January.

In previous years we have been amazed at the creativity that has gone into this - however do please remember that often a simple prop or piece of clothing will do! Children should come to school with some clues prepared to help their classmates find out more about them and who they are.

You can help at home next term by encouraging your child to develop their historical enquiry skills by finding out more about the person and the period of history / events through which they lived using the internet or the local library.

Maths Parents Workshop - Thursday 25th January 6pm

Mrs Lewis will be running a maths workshop for parents.  The purpose of this meeting will be to provide information about the approach to maths at Hagbourne School and begin to look at some of the methods for calculation that are taught in school.  Please save the date and more information will follow in January.



Lunch Menu

The current lunch menu can be found here

Community News / Activities

Dates for the Diary

Dates for your diaries, more information will follow on activities.

Monday 18th December

Pantomime in School - funded by PTA

Tuesday 19th December

Last day of term - 1.30 pm finish

ASC - 4.30 pm finish

Thursday 4th January

Back to school - set your alarm!

Monday 8th January

Dress as a Famous Person Day

Thursday 25th January

Maths Parent Workshop 6pm