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
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NEWSLETTER 4 Monday 29th October 2018
Just a reminder that our newsletters are every two weeks.
Please download the parentmail app to ensure you get event alerts and notices. Simply visit the your App Store, search ‘ParentMail’ and select to download the App!
STEM fundraising (please see separate email from PTA for more information)
If you would like to help us to raise the money we need to get the STEM Space built, we have created an appeal page at https://wonderful.org/appeal/superstemarea-8aa437f1, which makes it quick and simple to support the project (or you can always make a donation in person via the school office if you prefer). Please also feel free to share this link with friends and family, or indeed anyone you think might be willing to contribute to the fund. We will need something in the region of £4000 to set it up and the STEM Space is envisaged as consisting of an all-weather STEM “station. It will have work benches, cupboards, etc., with a variety of equipment that the children can use to explore the world around them through play.
There will be planters containing sand, and gravel, and equipment for carrying, pouring, mixing, weighing, measuring, etc. The aim is to encourage the children to experiment, design, and develop key STEM skills of observation, critical thinking, and problem solving in a relaxed and enjoyable context.
Don’t forget, you can follow the progress of the appeal on the Fundraising Test Tube at the school gates!
A reminder school photos will be taking place in the school hall on Wednesday, if you would like smaller siblings to have their photos taken alongside their older siblings please line up outside the library door at 8.30.
British Legion Poppy Appeal
It’s that time of year again where we have the opportunity to support the British Legion with their annual Poppy Appeal. From tomorrow we will have a team of year 6 children selling the poppies in the playground before and after school.
We have also been provided with a ‘box of goodies’ that will appeal to the children that contains pencils, rubbers, rulers, etc - suggested donations for these items range from 50p to £1 and can be purchased from the School Office.
Congratulations to Miss Crossan who has been offered a job as Maths Subject Leader at another local school. Miss Crossan will be leaving us at the end of December.
In January we will welcome Mrs Caroline Dendy who will teach year 4 and lead us on our exciting STEM journey. We will arrange some days this term for Mrs Dendy to come and get to know year 4 before she starts in January.
Congratulations to Anya, Beth, Nhyla and Anna for competing in the Great Britain Irish Dance Championships in Brighton in the U10 Ceili. They were amazing and finished 2nd.
It is always nice to receive feedback from people who have observed good behaviour about our children outside of school. Well done to Archie, Arthur, Jayden, Freddie and Kieren from year 2 for all competing in their 1st Rugby tournament a few weeks ago.
One parent said “They all did themselves, the club, and indeed their school proud as they showed tremendous team spirit, talent and sportsmanship”
Please remember to log onto live Kitchen and take a look at the new lunch menu from dolce
COMMUNITY NEWS / ACTIVITIES
Hagbourne Baby and Toddler Group
We are a very friendly parent run group welcoming children from birth to 5 years with their parents/grandparents/carers. Come and join us on Fridays in term time: 9.45 – 11.30am at St. Andrews Church, Church Close, East Hagbourne, Didcot, OXON, OX11 9ND. Each session is £2.00 per family and includes refreshments for all. We have lots of toys including ride-ons, dolls, toy cars, Duplo, baby toys, mats and bouncers, happy land, pushchairs, train set, and much more. We can be contacted at: email@example.com if more information is required.
Thames Valley Alerts
Be aware who you scare this Halloween!
Halloween and the days preceding, is one of the busiest times of year for our Contact Centres where 999 and 101 calls and online reports are taken.
As an emergency service, we will always prioritise 999 calls so you may experience a delay when making a non-emergency call on 101.
If your call is not an emergency, you can report a crime or anti-social behaviour to us online. A dedicated team of operators work 24/7 to read and act on reports that are submitted, meaning you don’t have to wait on hold for your 101 call to be answered.
While Halloween is an exciting time for many, be aware that not everyone is happy for you to call at their home to trick or treat.
If you would prefer not to be disturbed by trick or treaters, you can download our poster and display this prominently in your window.
If you plan to go trick or treating:
•Respect the wishes of those who display one of these posters
•Be considerate of those who may find large groups of people in scary costumes intimidating
•Only visit the homes of people you know well or who are clearly displaying Halloween decorations
Police officers will be conducting extra patrols around Halloween. If you feel unsafe:
•Don’t open your door if you’re unsure who is there. Use your spyhole, look out of a window, and use your door chain if you do decide to open your door.
•Have a contact number of a close relative, friend or good neighbour to hand by your telephone, just in case you need to phone them.
Remember, if a crime is in progress or if you feel your life is in danger then call 999. For non-emergencies, you can report crimes and ASB online or by calling 101.
Cyber-criminals use weaknesses in software and apps to attack your devices and steal your identity. Software updates are designed to fix these weaknesses and installing them as soon as possible will keep your devices & data secure.
Software updates don’t have to get in the way of what you’re doing. You can choose to install them at night, when your device is plugged in and connected to wi-fi. You can also configure most devices to automatically install software and app updates.
For more information on how to stay secure online, visit www.cyberaware.gov.uk or follow @Cyberprotectuk on Twitter.