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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Description: school logo with church April 2014

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


NEWSLETTER 22                                                                            Monday 12th March 2018


Friday the 9th March 2018

Teacher’s Certificate

Values Certificate





Year 1


Year 1


Year 2


Year 2


Year 3


Year 3


Year 4

Ollie/ Zac

Year 4


Year 5


Year 5


Year 6


Year 6


Science Week

This week is Science week and Brain Awareness Week and started the week with a visit from Science Oxford.  Key Stage 2 have experienced ‘The science of magic’ and Reception and Key Stage One have been thinking about ‘Inventing’ and looking at the properties of materials.

We will finish the week with Brain Awareness Day run by our STEM ambassador Dr Clare who teaches the children all about how our brains learn and that making mistakes actually helps us learn.  We will reminding ourselves that having a ‘Growth Mindset’ which is all about being willing to ‘take risks’ and ‘have a go’ also help us learn.

Deputy Head

We have successfully appointed a Deputy Head who will start after Easter.  Congratulations to Mrs Lewis who will take over after Easter.

Sports Relief

Friday 23rd - Wear sport clothing and bring £1

Sports Relief Week is the 17th to the 23rd March and during the week and we will be setting different challenges for the children to complete at playtime.  We will finish the week with the children wearing some sport clothing or normal clothing just make sure it is comfortable as we will be walking around the field on Friday.

Please bring around £1 and all the money will go to help Sport Relief.

Year 5 and 6 - Save the Date

On Wednesday the 6th June 2018 members of staff from St Birinus School and Didcot Girls’ School will be visiting school to speak to the parents/guardians of all Year 6 boys and girls who will be joining St Birinus School and Didcot Girls’ School in September 2018.  The parents of all Year 5 boys and girls are also very welcome to attend this transition meeting. The talks to parents/guardians and students will begin at 9.00am and should last no more than 1 ½ hours.  Staff at St Birinus School and Didcot Girls’ School find conversations with parents/students are vital so they would really appreciate your time and attendance at this meeting. They will also be talking to Year 6 teachers to ensure as smooth a transition to secondary school as possible.

Non-uniform for tombola

The last day of term will be a non-uniform day where we ask for a donation of a prize that we can use at the school fete on the 27th April.  We do ask that you bring only good quality items and ones that are still in date.  Please bring them to the library in the morning.

Youlbury Parent Information Meeting - Wednesday 28th March, 5:30pm

On Wednesday 28th March at 5:30pm, there will be an information meeting for year 4 parents and children in the school hall.  Please come along to find out about what the trip will involve, collect any extra paperwork and hopefully have all your questions answered.

Parenting Group

Following the parenting taster session on 1st March in the school, a parenting group is being planned to run for 5 weeks after the Easter holidays. Two parents attended the taster session with their younger children (very poor weather was on the way!) but a few more parents are needed to make a viable group. We will meet either at school on Fridays 1.30pm – 3pm (younger siblings welcome), or on Thursday evenings in a parent’s home.

Mums and Dads, if you are interested, please fill in the tear off slip at the bottom of the Newsletter and leave at reception, indicating your preference. Louise will contact you before the end of term.

Louise Butler 07837 009 730; louisegbutler@gmail.com


World Book Day Tokens

In recognition of the weather conditions and difficulty accessing your local booksellers, National Book Tokens are delighted to let you know that they will be extending the book token redemption period until Saturday 31 March 2018.


School Disco -Thursday 22nd March

Just a reminder to send in your disco forms for Reception and Key Stage One by this Friday.

Key Stage Two will be pay on the door.

If anyone with a child attending the KS2 disco, would be willing to stay and help out, 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.

Many thanks


Lunch Menu

The current lunch menu can be found here

Community News / Activities


Good Friday Ploughman's Lunch - 30th March

Organised by St Andrew’s Church and to be held at Hagbourne CE Primary School, 12noon -1.30pm

Adults £5.50, Senior Citizens £4.50, Children £2.00

Money raised goes to Sobell House Hospice.


Dates for the Diary

Friday 16th March

Brain Awareness Day - Reception Parents invited from 9.00 to 9.30 or 2.30 to 3.00

Tuesday 20th March

Reception and Year One performance 9.30 and 2.00

Thursday 22nd March

School Disco -

KS1 disco 3 pm - 4.15 pm
Ks2 disco 6pm - 7.30 pm

Friday 23rd March

Sports Relief - Bring a £1 and wear something sporty or comfy!

Wednesday 28th March

Youlbury information Evening 5.30pm.

Thursday 29th March

Non School Uniform in

Thursday 29th March

End of Term - 1.30 pm finish for the whole school and 4.30 pm finish for After School Club

Friday 30th March

Ploughman’s Lunch - Proceeds to Sobell House Hospice

Monday 16th April

Back to school for the summer term

Friday 27th April

Spring Fete 3 - 4.30 pm

Wednesday 2nd May

Year 4 to Youlbury (2 nights)

Monday 7th May

Bank Holiday

Monday 14th May

Start of SATs week

Monday 21st May

Year 6 to Yenworthy (4 nights)


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