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 12                                                                        Monday 18th March 2019

Dear families

We’ve got a really exciting week planned!  As part of British Science week, we will be having a Polar Explorer week filled with lots of activities and will even be having a visit from a real polar explorer!  The week will finish with a class competition on Friday and the PTA STEM fair on Saturday - we hope to see as many of you there as possible.

Please remember that we also have our SIAMS inspection tomorrow (Tuesday 12th March).  We look forward to sharing everything that is going on at Hagbourne with the inspector.

Thank you so much for your support with World Book Day last week - the children’s costumes were fantastic and we loved spending a day raising the profile of reading for pleasure through exciting reading activities in school.

Best wishes

Mrs Lewis


On Saturday 16th March, the PTA will be holding a Super STEM Day at school. Suitable for primary school children, this promises to be a fun-packed day full of activities designed to engage children in science, technology, engineering and maths, featuring hovercrafts, fossils, forensics, marine creatures, and more!

Order your advance tickets here: https://goo.gl/forms/87nOP5JMabqWCwrv2).

Internet Safety

There has much concern recently over the MOMO threats on the Internet.  We are constantly referring to internet safety in school and ensuring children know what to do if they find anything they are worried about online.  This particular incident serves as a timely reminder for school and parents to be very vigilant, supervise children’s access to internet sites carefully and ensure they know what to do ‘just in case.’

Charitable Causes and Special Days

There are a number of special days and causes that we would like to celebrate and support this term.  Rather than keep asking for separate donations, please feel free to just give one donation and then we will split the total across the events. The aim of the days is largely to raise awareness within school and offer our support to events that are important to our school community.

School Pyjama Party & Disco - Wednesday 27th March

Just a reminder to send in your Pyjama Party forms and payment for Reception and Key Stage One by Friday 22nd March.

The Key Stage 2 Disco will begin 6pm and finish at 7.30, children are to be drop off at the bottom door. Payment on the door.

DfE Advice in case of no deal Brexit

As we have many European families at Hagbourne we wanted to make sure you were aware of the following information:  https://www.gov.uk/staying-uk-eu-citizen 

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


We have noticed that a number of children are not wearing the correct uniform.  Please click here to visit the link on school website about school uniform.  Please note though that all children should be wearing black school shoes (not trainers), polo shirts should only be worn by children in Reception and ties are compulsory from year 2 (they are optional in year 1).  We are also finding that lots of uniform and PE kit is unnamed - please ensure all items are clearly labelled with your child’s name.  Please also make sure your children attend school with warm coats, hats and gloves.

Reading Expectations

Please continue to read regularly with your children and record their reading in their reading record or homework diary.  We have now set up a new Reading Bingo for this term and shared it with the children.  Please click below to see a copy.

Years 1 and 2        

Years 3 and 4        


Years 5 and 6

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.



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Saturday 9th March Lent lunches begin – don’t miss out on these fabulous lunches

Saturday 16th March  -      Big Spring Clean 10.00 – 12 noon followed by Lent Lunch.