HAGBOURNE C of E PRIMARY SCHOOL
Main Road, East Hagbourne, Didcot, Oxon, OX11 9LR
Please remember to look at the Class Pages for topic webs and class letters
‘Preparing each child for their future in an ever-changing world’
CARE - COURAGE - RESPECT - RESPONSIBILITY
NEWSLETTER 26 Monday 16th April 2018
Thursday the 29th March 2018
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING CHILDREN:
Lacey-Jae & Annabelle
I hope you all had a good Easter break and recharged your batteries ready for the Summer term!
This week we are having a ‘Prayer Space’ in our Beehive room. This will be run by volunteers with the help of the teachers and teaching assistants. The Beehive is transformed into 4 quiet zones where children sit and reflect on people who are important in our lives, other people and the world. The children will be given the opportunity to respond to activities by talking to each other and the adults, drawing or writing. The children loved the prayer space last year as did the adults. We are looking forward to spending time in the peaceful environment that this space provides
Our swimming pool opens this term and we aim to start swimming on the week beginning the 30th of April. Children will need a costume, towel, swimming goggles (if they normally swim with them) and a swim hat. More information will follow as to which day your child will swim.
Lifesaving or volunteering to supervise poolside
In order to keep the swimming lesson running smoothly we need more volunteer lifesavers. This is to ensure we comply with current and upcoming safety policies. If you are able to train and volunteer at least one afternoon to help at school then we will pay for the cost of the training. The training is 8 hours which includes water and land based training along with an assessment. Please email our pool manager Ann Stevens for details email@example.com
If you are unable to train to be a lifesaver then please can you be a regular volunteer to help on poolside to supervise the children and to chaperone them back to class. You will need to have a DBS check that the school with action.
Carrie Jones has been completing her Forest School Leader training this year and has nearly finished! To finalise her training she will be working with Year 1 over the summer term. This will be based on site and sometimes around the local area. More information will be sent to year 1 families but the children will need wellies and waterproofs. Carrie hopes to extend some of these sessions to the older classes next year.
Please bring in uniform that your child(ren) no longer need. It should be donated washed and ready to hang up and sell. We do not sell pants, socks, tights or casual clothes. The uniform sale will be in the reception area, near the office from Wednesday 18th April until Friday 27th.
The school Spring fetelet is on Friday 27th April starting at 3pm. Please do come along and support us in raising funds for the next stage of the playground refurbishment.
Plates for cakes will be sent home at the beginning of next week. Please can you fill with homemade or shop bought cakes and drop off on friday morning to the library.
We are also looking for helpers on the day to set up, help on stalls and clear up at the end of the day. If you can help please see a member of the PTA, contact them through their Facebook page or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
The current lunch menu can be found here
Community News / Activities
The Poet’s Trail - Walk and Teas
Sunday 29th April 2018
Meet outside St Andrew’s Church, East Hagbourne at 2pm and return to the church for teas at around 3:30pm
Come on a guided walk of the Hagbourne Poet’s Trail with Roger the Poet and Linda Benton the Artist. Hear some of the poems and find out more about the illustrations and how they were developed together.
Everyone welcome to the afternoon teas. Donations in aid of St Andrews.
Further information: Linda Benton 01235 817891 Linda.Benton@live.co.uk
Dates for the Diary
Wednesday 25th April
Yenworthy parent Meeting 6-7 pm
Friday 27th April
Spring Fete 3 - 4.30 pm
Wednesday 2nd May
Year 4 to Youlbury (2 nights)
Monday 7th May
Monday 14th May
Start of SATs week
Monday 21st May
Year 6 to Yenworthy (4 nights)
Wednesday 6th June
9am SBS and DGS meeting for parents of year 5 and year 6 children at Hagbourne.