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 15                                                                                        8th May 2019

Dear families

Welcome back after the lovely long weekend!  We’ve had a great start to this busy term and I can’t believe that this week already marks the halfway point through this term!  The next few weeks promise to be very busy with year 4 heading to Youlbury this week, SATs for years 2 and 6 and finally Yenworthy for year 6 in the last week of term.  We would all like to wish years 2 and 6 the very best of luck but hope you support us in reassuring them that whilst we want them to do their very best, they are not a measure of the whole child and their many wonderful talents.  Good luck to all - you are fab!

We are delighted that it looks like the school pool is all set to open in term 6.  Thank you so much to the amazing team of volunteers who have been working so hard to clean and prep the pool ready for the season.  This includes ……… window company who have come in to clean the whole dome! Thank you again - you are also fab!

Last but not least, CONGRATULATIONS to Reception Class for their excellent Sponsored Walk effort last week!  They were all fantastic on the whole route and have raised well over £900 towards their outdoor area - WELL DONE!

Best wishes

Mrs Lewis

Lost Property

We seem to have acquired quite a lot of lost property!  We aim to return all named items to the child but we still have lots of unclaimed items.  Please do have a look in lost property (in the bike shed) if you know your child is missing something and make sure all items are named.  Thank you.

Walk to School Week

The week beginning Monday 20th May is Walk to School Week and we would like to encourage as many children as possible to walk, scoot or ride to school.  We know many families live outside of walking distance and/or parents have to get to work afterwards but we would love to see people walking even just a little further than normal through the village that week.


We hope all children are enjoying setting and completing their Readathon challenges!  The children were really keen to support the work carried out by the charity to provide books for children in school.  If you have any questions, please see Miss Mundy.

Pyjama Day

We’ve got the perfect opportunity to spend the day in your favourite comfy pyjamas whilst raising money for a good cause this June. On Friday 21st June, we would like all children to wear their best pyjamas for the day, whilst raising money for Helen and Douglas House who support local families with terminally ill children. Hagbourne Preschool are working hard to raise money to support Helen and Douglas House this term so all contributions collected on this day will go towards their fundraising.


From September, we will be doing some work with the NSPCC on e-safety and anti-bullying. Mrs Dendy and I have met with them to begin planning what we will do but in doing so we discovered some great resources that you could already begin to access at home.  This includes taking any tablet or device into any O2 store (regardless of your own network) where a ‘Safeguarding Guru’ will be able to help you with setting up all the parental controls you need. Please check out their website for more information.

Save the Date

On Tuesday 11th June there will be a parent workshop from 6 - 7:30pm looking at ways to support your children with wellbeing. More information will follow shortly but please save the date as we would love to see as many of you there as possible.

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:  Wednesday 4th September to Thursday 19th December

        INSET days: 2nd and 3rd September

        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

        INSET days: Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st July

        Half Term Holiday:  25th to 29th May

Useful Dates

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

Wednesday 8th - Friday 10th May

Year 4 to Youlbury (return between 2 and 2:30 on Friday)

Monday 13th May  Friday 17th May

Year 6 SATs week

Monday 13th May -  Friday 20th May

Year 2 SATs

Tuesday 14th May

Year 5 - Ashmolean Museum

Friday 17th May

Year 3 - Earth Trust trip

Friday 17th May

Youlbury Parents Assembly 2:30pm

Monday 20th - Friday 24th May

Year 6 to Yenworthy

Monday 20th May to Friday 24th May

Walk to School Week

Tuesday 21st May

Year 1 - Warwick Castle

Friday 24th May

End of term 5 - finish at normal school time

Saturday 25th May

East Hagbourne Scarecrow Trail

Monday 3rd June

Start of term 6

Tuesday 9th July

Sports Day 1pm

Friday 19th July

Year 6 Leavers’ Service in Church

Wednesday 24th July

End of term 6 - 1:30pm finish

After School Club to finish at 4:30pm

Previous Reminders (a space for prior notices for easy access!)

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.

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.

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.  If this continues to be an issue, we will ask the local PCSOs to monitor the situation.

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

Saturday 25th May – Start of Scarecrow Trail