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 5                                                                        9th October 2017

Things to look forward to this week and next week

 Monday 16th October

Bloodhound Supersonic Car assembly for all followed by a Key Stage 2 activity day.

Thursday 19th October

The first year 5 group to attend a ‘Magical Day’ out.

From the Headteacher

Nearly the end of term 1

I can’t believe that half term is nearly upon us already!  I just wanted to let you all know that we have had a fantastic start to the year.  The children’s behaviour and attitude to learning is brilliant.  I have just completed my first round of lesson observations and all the children were engaged and focused on their learning.   The staff all demonstrated they have high expectations of all children and give the right support to enable them to learn.

Well done to both the staff and the children! Keep up the good work!

5 star rating

Well done to Edda, Paula, Marie and Carrie, our lovely catering team, last week they achieved the highest grade on Food Hygiene inspection.

Parent Meetings

Parent meetings will be held after half term on Tuesday the 31st October from 3.30pm to 7.00pm and Wednesday the 1st November from 3.30 pm to 6.00 pm.  As last year bookings will need to be made online.  A parent mail with instruction will follow this week.  If you have problems booking on line please see the office.

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 on Wednesday 15th November from 5.30pm - 6.30pm. Last term's E-Safety training raised a number of important issues that parents and children need to be aware of in order to keep safe online, and we have invited Matt Lovegrove from Engage ESafety back to explore these further. We are keen for families to learn together, and Esafety will be a key theme in Anti-Bullying Week that starts on 13th November. We will send out a signup sheet closer to the date.  We look forward to seeing you there. Please see poster here


Uniform Sale donations


Please bring in uniform that your child (ren) no longer need. It should be donated washed and carefully folded, ready to hang up and sell. We would like your school jumpers, cardigans, trousers, skirts, dresses, shirts, shorts and PE kit - we do not sell pants, socks, tights or casual clothes. The uniform sale will be in the reception area, near the office from Monday 16th October for two weeks.'


Lunch Menu

The current lunch menu can be found here

School Nurse Newsletter

Please find attached the latest school newsletter here

Please see link here regarding Autumn Road Safety

Community News / Activities

Swim Clinic - Half Term Lessons

Please see attached poster here with information on swimming lessons this Half Term.

Evening Football Coaching in Didcot


Premier Soccer Centres are running football coaching in Didcot at the Willowbrook Leisure Centre on Wednesday Evenings at 4 – 5pm. Please see attached poster here for more information


 Pirates, Ahoy! – 12 November 2017

Oxford Town Hall, 3pm

Most suitable for ages 4-8

Welcome aboard our swashbuckling pirate ship; be prepared to be taken on a musical adventure across the seven seas!

Pre-concert craft activities at 2pm

Concert ends 4pm

Aureus School - Open Days for Year 5

Please see below some dates for your diaries and an opportunity for you to let us know if you are keen to find out more about Aureus as a school of choice for your child's secondary education from September 2018.

Year 6 Open Mornings – Monday 9th October through to Friday 13th October

Please register your interest in your Year 5 child joining us in 2018 here...

Dates for the Diary

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

Wednesday 11th October

Year 5 Assembly for parents 9.15am

Monday 16th October

Bloodhound Car activity day - Year 4,5 and 6 - More information to follow

Monday 16th October

Second Hand School Uniform Sale

Wednesday 18th October

Year 6 Assembly for parents 9.15

Friday 20th October

Break up for Half Term. School finishes at normal time.

Tuesday 31st October & Wednesday 1st November

Parents Evening

Wednesday 1st November

Year 4 Assembly for parents 9.15am

Tuesday 7th November

School Photos

Monday 13th November

Anti- Bullying Week in school

Wednesday 15th November

E-Safety Evening

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

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

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