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


                                                                                                     25th November 2019

From the Headteacher:

Christmas is fast approaching and the school is starting to prepare. The children in year 2 and 3 are busy rehearsing for their nativity: Superstar; and reception and year 1 are rehearsing for their Christmas show.  The decorations are coming down from the loft, and this week the staff have planned some Christmas activities with the children to decorate the display boards.  This evening, the school choir will be performing in a carol concert at the town hall in Oxford, we wish them luck and know they will represent the school beautifully.

Mini bus drivers:

Are there any willing parents out there who have time on their hands and would be happy to take a minibus driving test?  Although several of the TAs can drive the minibuses, we aren’t always able to take them from classes.  If we had a couple of parent drivers who would be willing to go on school trips that would be an amazing help to all of us.  If you are interested, please let Sammy know and we can arrange this for you.  It will not involve you paying for anything as school will cover the costs.

Early morning supervision:

There are a few children arriving at school very early in the mornings. Our concern is that they are out on the playground unsupervised for sometimes 20 minutes or more.  If your children walk or cycle to school on their own, can you please make sure they don’t arrive at school too early, if anything happened in the playground, there are no adults outside to support them.

Many thanks

Nicky Dobson

Other news:

Library Visits

This term each class will visit the Didcot Library, on these visits the children will listen to a story and will be able to choose some books to bring home. If your child decides to bring books home, the school will arrange to take them back to the library.

Tuesday 26th November (am)

Year 2

Thursday 28th November (am)


Thursday 5th December (am)

Year 3

Tuesday 10th December (am)

Year 1

Wednesday 11th December(am)

Year 6

Wednesday 11th December(pm)

Year 5

School Disco

This Wednesday is PJ party & School Disco - Key Stage 1 will start straight after school and finish at 4.30 and Key Stage 2 will start at 6pm and finish at 7.30.

If you have not sent in permission slips for the KS1 PJ party yet please do so ASAP.

Children in Need

A big thank you to everyone who dressed up and supported Children in Need on Friday 115th November.

As a school we raised £222.00.

Poppy Appeal

We raised £230.29p for The Royal British Legion's Poppy Appeal this year. Thank you for supporting such a fantastic charity.

Our catering team will be laying on a traditional Christmas Lunch, with vegetarian option on Wednesday 18th December for the whole school to enjoy.
Please order on the Live Kitchen system by Wednesday 4th December.

After School Club

Please note that on the last day of term, the 19th December, as school finishes at 1.30pm, ASC will run from then until 4.30pm and all children must be collected by this time.  A snack of fruit and a biscuit will be given during the afternoon.

Useful Dates

Please use the table below to find key dates for the rest of this term and next term.

Tuesday 26th November

Year 2 visiting Didcot Library

Wednesday 27th November

KS1 Disco 3:15 - 4:30pm

KS2 Disco 6 - 7:30pm

Thursday 28th

Reception visiting Didcot Library

Thursday 28th November 10-11am

St Andrew’s Service at church - Parents welcome

Thursday 5th December

Year 3 Visiting Didcot Library

Saturday 7th December

Christmas tree lighting-up ceremony at St Andrew’s church Hagbourne (events timetable will be sent separately). Everyone welcome, lots of lovely activities for families!

CHOIR to sing.

Monday 9th December

CHOIR to The Meadows

Tuesday 10th December

Year 1 visiting Didcot Library

Tuesday 10th December - 9.30am & Wednesday 11th December - 2pm

Year 2 & 3 Nativity for parents

Wednesday 11th December

Year 5 & 6 visiting Didcot Library

Wednesday 11th December

CHOIR to Hanover Court

Monday 16th December 9.30 - 10.30 am

Reception and Year 1 performance for parents. Information regarding tickets will be sent home soon.

Monday 16th December 6-7pm

Christmas Carol Church Service - St Andrews church

Tuesday 17th December 9.30 am

IRock parent concert - Parents of IRock students are invited to come and watch the children perform their end of term concert      .

Thursday 19th December

Last Day of Term - 1.30pm Finish

ASC - 4.30pm Finish

Term Dates 2019/2020

Please note, the dates below will be slightly different to those on the Oxfordshire website as each school can have slightly different INSET dates and may be subject to change:

Autumn Term:         Half Term Holiday: 28th October to 1st November

        Christmas Holiday: 20th December to 3rd January

Spring Term:  Tuesday 7th January to Friday 3rd April

        INSET day:  Monday 6th January

        Half Term Holiday: 17th to 21st February

        Easter Holiday:  6th to 17th April

Summer Term:  Monday 20th April to Friday 17th July

        Bank Holiday:  Friday 8th May

        INSET days: Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st July

        Half Term Holiday:  25th to 29th May


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

Year 6 parents - did your child miss the opportunity to join us on OLA’s recent Year 6 Experience Week?

Our Lady’s Abingdon School (OLA) warmly invites you to join us on 2 or 3 December for our last available Year 6 Experience Days this year, in which your child can enjoy a wide range of fun activities and lessons in our Senior School.  An OLA Senior School Experience Day gives your child the chance to get a real feel for our school, and the opportunity to meet our teachers and make some new friends along the way. We provide a positive, welcoming and supportive environment in which to study, and believe that Experience Days offer the best way to ensure that you and your child choose the right school for them so they feel comfortable and happy in order to thrive.

To secure your preferred date please complete the booking form here, or contact Mrs Webb on 01235 544808 / admissions@olab.org.uk.

Didcot Netball club are looking for Year 6 sporty girls who would like to play competitive netball.  If you would like further information then please do email juniors@didcotnetballclub.co.uk

Home-Start Southern Oxfordshire is looking for new volunteers to support local families with young children who are experiencing difficulties. Are you a parent, or have experience working with young children, and can spare 2-3 hours per week giving friendly practical and emotional support? Full training and on-going staff support given. Please contact 01235 511152 or admin@homestartso.org for more information.


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