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 13                                                                        Monday 25th March 2019

Dear families

What a busy couple of weeks!  We had a FANTASTIC time during STEM week and all the children particularly enjoyed our visit from Al Sylvester - a real polar explorer.  He was very impressed by the children’s incredible questions and impeccable behaviour.  Thank you also for your support with Super STEM day.  It was really was an exciting day, expertly organised by the PTA - thank you again to them.

We also enjoyed a Disability Awareness visit, loved wearing our red noses for Comic Relief and all our fantastic socks for Lots of Socks Downs Syndrome Awareness day.  This week, we have tennis taster sessions, a trip to UTC for year 5, Wear a Hat Day (Friday 29th March) and the disco/pyjama party to look forward to!

CONGRATULATIONS to our football and netball teams who have been busy representing the school in many matches this term.  We are always proud of how well you represent our school - thank you.

May I also take this opportunity to congratulate Simon Bowell for being elected to join our Governing Board as a parent governor.

Best wishes

Mrs Lewis

School Pyjama Party & Disco

There is still time to get permissions and payments in for the Reception and KS1 pyjama party happening on Wednesday from 3 - 4.30pm.

Please remember to collect your child from their normal pick up point.

The Key Stage 2 Disco starts at 6pm and will finish at 7.30pm, payment (£3.50) is on the door and this includes a cone of sweets or a packet of crisps and their name in the raffle.

Uniform Sale

The uniform sale will be in the reception area, near the office from Monday 1st April - Friday 26th April

After School Club - End of Term

Please note that ASC finish early on the last day of term (5th April) please beware that latest collection time is 4.30 pm.

ECO Council

The Eco-council have decided to start recycling crisp packets in school. Please see the link here for more information.

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.


Useful Dates

Please use the table below to find key dates for the rest of this term and next term.  Further dates for the summer term will follow after the Easter holiday.

Wednesday 27th March

Year 5 trip to UTC

Wednesday 27th March

KS1 pyjama party 3-4:30pm

KS2 disco 6-7:30pm

Friday 29th March

Wear a Hat day

Tuesday 2nd April

Reception/Year 1 performance

Tuesday 2nd April

Youlbury information evening 5:30-6:30pm

Friday 5th April

End of Term 4 - 1:30pm

After School Club to finish at 4:30pm

Monday 22nd April

Bank Holiday

Tuesday 23rd April

Start of term 5

Thursday 25th April

Class photos

Tuesday 30th April

Yenworthy information evening 5:30-6:30pm

Monday 6th May

Bank Holiday

Wednesday 8th - Friday 10th May

Year 4 to Youlbury

Monday 13th May - Friday 17th May

Year 6 SATs week

Monday 20th - Friday 24th May

Year 6 to Youlbury

Friday 24th May

End of term 5 - normal school time

Monday 3rd June

Start of term 6

Wednesday 24th July

End of term 6 - 1:30pm finish

After School Club to finish at 4:30pm


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