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

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

Please remember to look at the Class Pages for topic webs and class letters

Description: school logo with church April 2014

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


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


Teacher’s Certificate

Values Certificate







Year 1



Year 1

Evie L


Year 2




Year 2


Riley M

Year 3



Year 3



Year 4



Anna BV

Year 4


Oliver B


Year 5


All of Class 5

Year 5



Year 6




Year 6

Jess L



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!).

Hoodwinked Performance

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.


Lunch Menu

The current lunch menu can be found here


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.

Holiday Camps

Please click on the links below for Summer Holiday Camps

Full Circle Sports and Bright Sparks Science

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, shirley.goss@btinternet.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