HAGBOURNE C of E PRIMARY SCHOOL
Main Road, East Hagbourne, Didcot, Oxon, OX11 9LR
‘Preparing each child for their future in an ever-changing world’
CARE - COURAGE - RESPECT - RESPONSIBILITY
NEWSLETTER 2 18th September 2017
Things to look forward to this week and next week
Saturday 23rd September
Treasure Hunt organised by our PTA. Setting off from school at 2pm - see below for more information.
From the Headteacher
During our Inset day we reviewed the behaviour policy and I wanted to bring to your attention a section which defines what all members of our school community should do to help us with this policy.
At Hagbourne CE Primary School we nurture our children, within our Christian environment, to be caring, respectful, responsible individuals who have courage to take risks and make the right choices. We want our children to get the most from school life and this policy ensures a consistent approach from the whole school.
This week we will be sharing the following with the children, please take the time to read it through yourself.
The poster over is a summary of our behaviour policy which is displayed in all classes.
The full policy can be found on the school website or here and explains the sanctions and rewards.
The Anti-bullying policy is also on our school website and this is based on the one recommended by the County Council. There is also a leaflet for parents and carers summarising the policy and this can be found here.
We will be doing more work with the children on Anti-bullying during National Anti-Bullying Week 13th-17th Nov 2016 where the theme is 'All Different All Equal'.
Please can all parents whose children have a medical need check that all information on their child is up to date. If there have been any changes please complete a new Medical Plan. This includes all children with inhalers, epipens or any allergies as well as other needs. Please can you also check expiry dates on any medicine/ inhalers / epipens If you are unsure please check at the office.
The medical policy can be found on the school website here.
Public Health England have a very useful document with all the advice on times that children should be kept of school. It is called ‘Guidance on Infection Control in Schools and other Childcare Settings’. Despite the grim title it is actually a very useful document! The link can be found here.
Diarrhoea and/ or sickness is the one of the most common illnesses and the recommendation is 48 hours off school from last episode of diarrhoea or vomiting. Please do not send them in after being sick as it does spread and we can always rely on children telling us they were sick ‘last night’ and we will have to ring you to pick them up.
Calpol or similar - we are NOT allowed to give non-prescribed medicines to children. Please give it to them before coming to school. DO NOT send children in with the tablets or sachets in their lunchboxes. It quite clearly states ‘keep out of reach of children’. Please do not allow children to bring in any types of cough sweets or throat sweets.
We do allow lipsalve, as long as they don’t share it!
Allergies - NO NUTS
Our school has a no nuts policy as we have several children with severe nut allergies and we do not want to put their lives at risk.
Please remember Nutella contains nuts.
Please remember to leave the playground as soon as possible so that our After School Club can come out and use the area especially now the evenings are getting shorter.
To ensure the safety of the children after school we ask that the children do not cycle bikes or scooters around the playground.
Notices and Letters
Thank you to everyone who came and brought a cake on Monday the 11th September, over £100 for Children with Cancer was raised.
Well done to all the mums who walked up Ben Nevis on Saturday the 16th for this charity, it was cold and they were greeted with snow at the top!
A Message from PTA
Calling all treasure seekers!
Great Hagbourne Family Treasure Hunt
Follow the map around East Hagbourne and answer the clues for your chance to win the Grand Prize!
Saturday 23rd September at 2 pm, starting from school, £2.50 per team (maximum 6 people).
Tea and cakes will be served from 3 pm. All proceeds will be put towards updating the school playground equipment.
Tickets are available to buy from the School Office
The current lunch menu can be found on the school website here
Public Health England have updated their poster regarding infection control in schools and other childcare locations, it contains lots of handy information regarding the appropriate amount of time to be off school with a variety of complaints and therefore is a useful reference tool.
Please see attached Newsletter the Primary School Health Team here.
Community News / Activities
Great Hagbourne Family Treasure Hunt 23rd September. Please see attached poster here
Harvest Activity Day. Please see attached poster here
St Andrews Harvest Festival Supper:
Hagbourne Village Hall
Tickets: Adults £5.00, Children £2.50, Family £12.00
available from Helen(811804), Shirley(815605),
Myra(816013) or Marian(816808)
Supper, includes a vegetarian and gluten free
option, plus a tasty pudding
Fun Quiz [bring a pencil] Raffle.
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 Evening – Tuesday 3rd October 2017
· 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.
Tuesday 19th september
Year 6 - Let’s Get Cooking starts
Wednesday 27th September
Harvest Festival Church Service 1.30-2.30. Reception Children will remain at School (please bring in non perishable food to donate on the day)
Friday 29th September
Year 4 - Macmillan Coffee Afternoon 2pm-3pm
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
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
Wednesday 1st November
Year 4 Assembly for parents 9.15am
Tuesday 7th November
Wednesday 29th November
School Disco - More information to follow