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

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

Description: school logo with church April 2014

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


NEWSLETTER 7                                                                        30th October 2017

Things to look forward to this week and next week

Tuesday 31st October and

Wednesday 1st November

Parent Evenings.

If you haven’t yet booked an appointment please see the office staff.

Wednesday 1st November

Year 4 assembly to parents

Wednesday 8th November - Monday 13th November

Book Fair.

This will be set up outside the school office and will be open after school

Wednesday 8th November and Thursday 9th November

Life Education Bus

From the Governors

Some of our Governing Board will be running the tea and coffee  station at Parents Evenings this week.  Please come and have a chat if you would like to find out more about what we do.

From the Headteacher

Welcome Back!

I hope you all had a restful half term and are ready for the busiest yet most exciting term in the academic year.

Office Administrators

I would like to welcome Denise Reid to our office team.  Denise will be working Thursdays and Fridays.  

I would also like to thank Sammy McIntyre, who has been covering full time in the office in order to allow the school the time to find the right person.  Sammy will now work Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Bloodhound Project

Congratulations to Alfie Coles, Portia Beard and Celina Schurrman who won the k’nex car challenge before half term.  They will have their names written on the tail fin of the Super Sonic Car when it attempts to beat the land speed record in South Africa to go over 1000mph.

E-Safety Sessions for Parents and children (Y4-6)

Parents and their children from Year 4, 5 and 6 are invited (and encouraged!) to attend an E-Safety learning event on Wednesday 15th November from 5.30pm - 6.30pm. Last term's E-Safety training raised a number of important issues that parents and children need to be aware of in order to keep safe online, and we have invited Matt Lovegrove from Engage ESafety back to explore these further. We are keen for families to learn together, and Esafety will be a key theme in Anti-Bullying Week that starts on 13th November. We will send out a signup sheet closer to the date.  We look forward to seeing you there. Please see poster here



Lunch Menu

The current lunch menu can be found here


We will be selling Poppies again this year, they will be available from outside the School Office after school from Wednesday 1st November.

This year we have Wristbands, Friendship bracelets, Reflectors and Snap Bands as well as the traditional Poppies.

We are also taking old pound coins for donations

Uniform Sale


Uniform is now on sale outside the office. This will be on sale until the 3rd November

Competition details: Create a book review of your favourite book using the template provided (hard copies sent home Friday 20th Oct, or print them below)

Reception and KS1 template

KS2 template

Which book would you like to recommend to your friends? Which book would they really enjoy and why? Create a book review telling other pupils why they should read your book.

Prizes: 5 x £5 Scholastic book vouchers. 2 for KS1, 2 for KS2 and one overall winner.

Entries should be handed in to your child’s class teacher or the school office by Monday 6th November

Good luck everyone!

Clive Goddard - Children’s Author

On 22nd Nov Clive Goddard, an entertaining children's author, will be hosting an assembly for children in Y4 - 6 from 2pm. Parents are invited to come along and see what the children get up to n- it promises to be an engaging session! Clive will be discussing his books - the Fintan Fedora series (3 books) about a boy explorer. Clive also illustrated the successful Horribly Famous series.

The author visit is free to the school but Clive relies on book sales to fund his session. We would encourage parents to get involved to support the reading experience for their child. If you would like to purchase one of the books for your child, please stay after assembly or come into school from 3pm when teachers will open the bottom door. Clive will personally sign your child's copy and dedicate it to your child. The poster for the event can be found here.

We are looking forward to the visit!

School Nurse Newsletter

Please find attached the latest school newsletter here

Please see link here regarding Autumn Road Safety

Community News / Activities

Hagbourne Pre-School Halloween Party - 31st October 4.30 - 6 pm

Please see attached poster for Hagbourne Pre-School Halloween Party

Evening Football Coaching in Didcot


Premier Soccer Centres are running football coaching in Didcot at the Willowbrook Leisure Centre on Wednesday Evenings at 4 – 5pm. Please see attached poster here for more information


Pirates, Ahoy! – 12 November 2017

Oxford Town Hall, 3pm

Most suitable for ages 4-8

Welcome aboard our swashbuckling pirate ship; be prepared to be taken on a musical adventure across the seven seas!

Pre-concert craft activities at 2pm

Concert ends 4pm

Dates for the Diary

Dates for your diaries, more information will follow on activities.

Monday 16th October - 3rd November

Second Hand School Uniform Sale

Tuesday 31st October & Wednesday 1st November

Parents Evening

Wednesday 1st November

Year 4 Assembly for parents 9.15am

Monday 13th November

Anti- Bullying Week in school

Wednesday 15th November

E-Safety Evening

Thursday 16th November

School Photos - Please note this is a new date

Wednesday 29th November

School Disco - More information to follow

Tuesday 5th December

Wednesday 6th December

9.30 - 10.15 Year 2 and 3 Nativity

2.00 -  3.00 Year 2 and 3 Nativity

Thursday 7th December

9.30 to 10.30 Reception and Year 1 Christmas Sing Song.

Monday 11th December

6.00pm to 7.00pm  Christmas Carol Service in Church - ALL WELCOME!

Wednesday 13th December

Christmas Lunches

Thursday 14th December

Friday 15th December

Enrichment Day to Waddesdon Manor Reception / yr 1 / yr 5 and yr 6  

Enrichment Day to Waddesdon Manor yr 2 / yr 3 and yr 4

More information to follow

Monday 18th December

Pantomime in School - funded by PTA