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

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

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


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

NEWSLETTER 9                                                                        Monday 28th January 2019

Dear families

We are now thoroughly into the swing of term 3.  The children are working so hard and we continue to be proud of the calm and productive atmosphere that we are seeing through school.  Thank you again for your support with smooth morning routines; we are really proud of how well the children are coming in ready to start their day.

Best wishes

Mrs Lewis

Snow and Winter Weather

In light of the current cold spell we are experiencing, we thought it best to share with you what will happen in the event of significant snow.  Staff will assess the situation on the school site and in the village (as well as consulting with other local schools) to check its safety.  In the event of closing the school, an announcement will be made on the school website, school Facebook page and via ParentMail.  We will also contact the local radio and OCC who will announce the closure.  Updates will be posted regularly.

Winter Resilience

This is often the time of year when we have parents requesting that their child stay in at break times and lunchtimes and miss PE or Forest School due to colds or generally feeling unwell.  Please note that if your child is well enough to be in school they cannot be excused from regular school activities such as these.  

If there is a significant medical need, and you have consulted your GP, please come in and speak to your child’s class teacher and we can arrange for an individual plan to be prepared.

Reading Expectations

Please continue to read regularly with your children and record their reading in their reading record or homework diary.  We have now set up a new Reading Bingo for this term and shared it with the children.  Please click below to see a copy.

Years 1 and 2                        Years 3 and 4                        Years 5 and 6


We have noticed that a number of children are not wearing the correct uniform.  Please click here to visit the link on school website about school uniform.  Please note though that all children should be wearing black school shoes (not trainers), polo shirts should only be worn by children in Reception and ties are compulsory from year 2 (they are optional in year 1).  We are also finding that lots of uniform and PE kit is unnamed - please ensure all items are clearly labelled with your child’s name.  Please also make sure your children attend school with warm coats, hats and gloves.

RM Unify

Remember all children have a log in to RM Unify (which can be found in their reading record or homework diary).  Please use these websites to support your child’s learning at home.  RM Unify can be accessed via the Pupil Area on the school website or via the following link https://hagbourneschool.rmunify.com/.  Children in Key Stage 2 now also have access to Times Tables Rockstars to support them with learning their times tables.


Please remember (where possible) to support your children with ‘life skills’ linked to maths such as money, time and measures.  Your children are very welcome to share what they have done at home with their teachers if they would like.  Activities to try include (but are not limited to):

Thank you for your support with this.  Please also remember to encourage your children to practise their times tables and the associated division facts as this is a key skill in maths.

Medical Updates

If there have been any changes or updates to your child’s medical needs, including medications and allergies, please ensure that you inform the school and fill out the relevant forms.  If your child has an inhaler or epipen in school please check the medication is in date!

Please also remember we are a nut and sesame seed free school, can we ask that you do not send your children in with any nut product - this includes Nutella and Peanut butter.

Parents’ Evening

You can now book your parents’ evening appointment through ParentMail or directly with the office.

Car Park

Please could we ask that only Blue Badge holders park in the disabled spaces in the village hall.  Please also take care not to block these spaces in.  We do have families in our own school who need to use these spaces and they may also be needed by Blue Badge holders from the wider community.

Hagbourne CE School Primary Facebook Page

Remember to ‘like’ our Facebook page to keep updated on some of the lovely things going on at school as well as the odd reminder about various events/trips etc.  

Dolce - Name the Monkey Competition

We have an exciting competition for the children to take part in - to name the monkey that lives above the pudding hatch in the school hall.

If your child/ren would like to enter all they need to do is write the name of the monkey along with their name and class on a small piece of paper and pop it in the box in the school office.

The prize is a £10.00 voucher and the deadline is Friday 15th February.  The winning name will be announced after the February Half Term.


On Saturday 16th March, the PTA will be holding a Super STEM Day at school. Suitable for primary school children, this promises to be a fun-packed day full of activities designed to engage children in science, technology, engineering and maths, featuring hovercrafts, fossils, forensics, marine creatures, and more!

We also need any CDs or DVDs for the event.  If you have any that you no longer need or want, please drop them into the school office.

Lunch Menu


Please see here for next terms menu, remember to log onto Live Kitchen and select school lunches


These are not recommended by the school but maybe of some interest to you.

St. Andrews Church

Church with a difference. The all age service at St Andrew's, Hagbourne on Sunday 24th February will be Cafe Church with short talk, discussion, songs and delicious bacon butties. All welcome.