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 9                                                                        13th November 2017

Things to look forward to this week and next week

Wednesday 15th November

E-Safety Session  

Thursday 16th November

School Photos

Friday 17th November

Non School Uniform for Children in Need (bring £1)

From the Headteacher

1st Place 

Well done to Jessica Pitts and her team for winning the Ultimate street dance Challenge in Reading.

Cycling Proficiency

Well done to the eight Year 6 children who passed their cycling proficiency this morning.  Huge thank you to Lisa Jones and her team for organising it all.

E-Safety Sessions for Parents and children (Y4-6)

Parents and their children from Year 4, 5 and 6 are invited (and encouraged!) to attend an E-Safety learning event this Wednesday 15th November from 5.30pm - 6.30pm. You should have all received a letter with a tear off slip to send back if you are attending.

Elf Enterprise Week

On Wednesday the 13th of December from 3.00 to 4.30 pm we will be having a Christmas Sale in the hall, library and some classrooms.

The items on sale will be decorations and goodies that the children will have made during our Elf Enterprise Week!  There will be a prize for the class who make the most profit so bring lots of money!

The PTA will be running a tombola and a tea / coffee/ cake stall.


Do you have any spare balls of unused wool at home? Ideally Christmassy colours but any colour will do!  One class will be using this to make their decoration for the sale!

Tombola Donations  

We will be having a non uniform / Christmas Jumper day in return for a Tombola prize donation.  We will send a reminder closer to the day.

Clive Goddard - Children’s Author

On 22nd Nov Clive Goddard, an entertaining children's author, will be hosting an assembly for children in Y4 - 6 from 2pm. Parents are invited to come along and see what the children get up to n- it promises to be an engaging session! Clive will be discussing his books - the Fintan Fedora series (3 books) about a boy explorer. Clive also illustrated the successful Horribly Famous series.

The author visit is free to the school but Clive relies on book sales to fund his session. We would encourage parents to get involved to support the reading experience for their child. If you would like to purchase one of the books for your child, please stay after assembly or come into school from 3pm when teachers will open the bottom door. Clive will personally sign your child's copy and dedicate it to your child. The poster for the event can be found here.

We are looking forward to the visit!



Lunch Menu

The current lunch menu can be found here

Community News / Activities

Join one of the working groups for the future of Didcot Garden Town

An exciting opportunity has arisen for local residents, business and community group leaders to become actively involved in shaping the whole garden town area.


Working groups are being formed for different sectors within the garden town plans such as environment, leisure and culture, science and innovation, education and health.  Each group will be self-directing and will sue their expertise to provide ideas and suggestions to form the garden town strategy and directly influence the town’s future.


People can find out more information on how to join the working groups by registering to attend a presentation on 21 November at Cornerstone in Didcot.  The event will have two sessions 12 – 2pm and 6.30 – 8.30pm some of the new garden town board members attending.  


There will also be a drop-in display on the new board and governance structure available from 2.30 – 5.30pm on the same date.


To register your interest in attending one of the sessions on 21 November or to join one or more working group, please email info@didcotgardentown.co.uk.  Deadline to attend the event is 14 November.  More information on the working groups can be found at www.didcotgardentown.co.uk 

Dates for the Diary

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

Thursday 16th November

School Photos

Wednesday 29th November

School Disco - More information to follow

Tuesday 5th December

Wednesday 6th December

9.30 - 10.15 Year 2 and 3 Nativity

2.00 -  3.00 Year 2 and 3 Nativity

Friday 1st December

Non uniform / Christmas Jumper day for Tobola prize donation.

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

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

More information to follow

Monday 18th December

Pantomime in School - funded by PTA

Tuesday 19th December

Last day of term - 1.30 pm finish