HAGBOURNE C of E PRIMARY SCHOOL
Main Road, East Hagbourne, Didcot, Oxon, OX11 9LR
Please remember to look at the Class Pages for topic webs and class letters
‘Preparing each child for their future in an ever-changing world’
CARE - COURAGE - RESPECT - RESPONSIBILITY
NEWSLETTER 34 Monday 9th July 2018
Our newsletters will now be every two weeks. Please download the parentmail app to ensure you get event alerts and notices.
W/C 25th June and 2nd July
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING CHILDREN:
All of Class 5
On Wednesday 11th July at 7.30pm we have the final PTA meeting of the year.
We will be discussing plans for next year, including the STEM/Science & Technology Fair we hope to hold in early 2019. If you are interested in helping set this up, or have ideas for the sort of thing we could do as part of this event, it would be great to see you.
The meeting will be held in the school hall and will be an informal share a cuppa and share ideas
evening (and the football will be on the screen to watch in the background! Come on England!).
Thank you to Years 4 and 5 for putting on a brilliant performance even in the stifling heat. Your singing was superb! There were lots of lovely comments from the audience about how good you all were. The singing moved some of us to tears. Well done!
Last Friday the children were taught how to use a skateboard safely including wearing the right gear and headwear to protect themselves from injury. The children worked mainly in threes to help and support each other. They were brilliant! They were caring and very encouraging to each other and also showed a lot of courage! I am very proud of them. There were lots of positive comments from the children and adults one child even came to thank me for organising it!
On the days when it is extremely hot we do take the children in early to allow them to cool down and drink water. We do not have many shady areas in our school grounds so please can you make sure your child has suncream and a hat.
Please bring a water bottle to school so that we can encourage them to drink throughout the day without having to leave the classroom to go to the water fountain.
Let’s hope this lasts until the actual summer holiday!
We talk to children about crossing the road, bullying and speaking to strangers. But what about staying safe in the digital world?
As the holidays fast approach I would like to share 3 links with parents that give information on how to help your children stay safe online. At school we teach them the ways to stay safe and whilst they all can give the right answers we are frequently hearing about and seeing that they do not do this in ‘real life’.
Please monitor your child’s use of the internet and online games in order to keep them safe and to teach them how to use it responsibly.
Share Aware - NSPCC have teamed up with O2 to help parents / carers untangle the web. It can be hard to keep track of what your child is doing on social networks, apps and games. Or know how to keep them safe. Having regular conversations about what your child is doing online - just like you would their day at school - is the best way to keep them safe. You'll be able to spot any problems, encourage them to come to you if they’re worried and make sure they know what’s ok to share online - and what’s not.
Creating a family agreement is a great way to start talking about online safety. It'll help your child understand what behaviour is appropriate when they're online. And they'll know who they can turn to if they are ever worried about anything they see or do. There is an agreement template that you can download and print to get you started.
They also have a phone number if you have a question about parental controls or concern about a social network your child uses, expert advisors at our free helpline are here to help- 0808 8005002.
Net Aware - NSPCC tool that allows you to find out more about the social networks, apps and games your child uses. It tells you the age it is appropriate for and gives advice on the latest games/ apps .g. Fortnite.
CEOP - Child Exploitation and Online Protection (National Crime Agency) - is dedicated to keeping children safe from abuse and grooming online. We are here to help and advise you and to make your child safe. You can report to us if you are concerned that your child is being abused or groomed online. This might be from someone they know or someone they have only ever met online.
If you feel your child is in immediate danger, please call the police on 999.
For more information relating to keeping your child safe online and supporting them if something has happened to them online, you can visit our Thinkuknow website for parents and carers.
The current lunch menu can be found here
COMMUNITY NEWS / ACTIVITIES
St Helen & St Katherine
Our Summer Explore programme offers an exciting array of activities from sports and song academies to art workshops, from tech camps to cookery schools. An opportunity to appropriate new skills in a child care framework. Please see here if you are interested.
Open day at Blewbury Tennis Club. Non members welcome.
On the 22nd July 10.30 - 1 pm there will be various sessions run by our coaching partners, National Tennis Association, for adults & kids; social tennis with existing members and food and drinks.
We look forward to welcoming you to the club.
You can secure a place by booking through the link below or you can just ust turn up.
We have kids rackets to borrow.
Perform (drama group)
The Perform Bursary Fund is an independent not-for-profit scheme founded and run by local Perform parents. The scheme offers selected children a free place at Perform.
We are currently inviting applications from the parents/ carers of 4-7 and 7-12 year old children who would benefit from the classes but are prevented from attending by financial constraints. In particular children from disadvantaged backgrounds who are either:
shy and unconfident
confident but unfocused
gifted and talented in the performing arts
You can read more about it here.
Please click on the links below for Summer Holiday Camps
Summer teas at St Andrew’s, Hagbourne
There will be teas served on Sunday afternoons during the summer from 15th July until 2nd September inclusive, from 3.00 – 5.00pm. Please contact Shirley Goss on 01235 815605, email@example.com for more details
Dates for the Diary
Monday 9th July
Reception Assembly for parents - 2.30pm.
Friday 13th July
Year 1 Assembly for parents - 2.30pm.
Friday 13th July
Year 6 Sleepover.
Wednesday 18th July
Year 6 leavers lunch followed by service in church.
Friday 20th June
Last day term 1.30 pm collection (ASC finishes at 4.30 pm).
Thursday 6th September
1st Day of term- doors open at 8.35am
Wednesday 26th September
St Birnus School - Open Evening 5 - 8pm
Wednesday 3rd Oct
Didcot Girls School - Open Evening