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 20                                                                                           15th July 2019

Dear families

What a fantastic year!  The 2018/19 academic year has been super busy and we have so much to celebrate - from Ofsted and SIAMs inspections to nativities and talent shows - ultimately it is our wonderful children who make us proud every day.  The past two weeks have been no exception!

Firstly, sports day!  Thank you to everyone who came along to support the children last Tuesday.  We hope you enjoyed the mix of inclusive and competitive sports. There was great sportsmanship, excellent team work and some superb individual talent on show - we were very proud of you all!

The children have also all spent time visiting their new classes and were confident and positive as they went off for transition afternoon.  All teachers commented on how well they embraced their new class and it was lovely to see so many children excited about next year already.

Years 2 and 5 had a fantastic time on their joint trip to Marwell Zoo.  All staff have commented on how beautifully behaved the children were and how engaged they were with the trip.  They were a real credit to the school.

We were also WOWED by our amazing iRock rockstars last week! The bands invited their parents to come and watch them in their first performance and we were thoroughly impressed by how much they had learnt in such a short time! Amazing!  iRock will continue to run next year.

We hope you all safely received your child’s report on Friday.  If there is anything you would like to discuss in the report, please make an appointment to see your child’s teacher.

The next week and a half promises to be just as action packed!  Years 4 and 5 are performing a concert to their families, years 3 and 5 are holding a clarinet and violin recital, year 6 have a talent show for parents as well as their Leavers’ Service and all classes have end of term activities such as trips to the park to look forward to!  Please send your children in with a large carrier bag or rucksack this week as they will be bringing home all their workbooks and wonderful creations from the year!  

At the end of next week, we will be saying goodbye to Kathy Jolley as she leaves to work at GEMS and to Jan Heapy who retires after 36 years working at Hagbourne School!  We’re not quite sure the school will ever be the same without Jan - Hagbourne is her second home and she really will never, ever be forgotten!  Many of your children will have fond memories of them both.  They will be greatly missed - please do wish them well if you see them around school this week.

Thank you so much for your support this year and we are already looking forward to next year - when Mrs Dobson will take over newsletter writing duties (amongst other things!).  Wishing you a very relaxing (and hopefully sunny) summer break and look forward to seeing you all in September.

Very best wishes

Mrs Lewis

Pyjama Day

A massive thank you for all your donations towards our PJ day raising money for Helen & Douglas House.

The total raised alongside Hagbourne Pre-School was  £336.23p.

May Bank Holiday - change of date!

The government have announced the bank holiday, set for Monday 4th May 2020, would be switched to Friday 8th May 2020, to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day.  This will be reflected in our term dates next year.

Save the Date!

The PTA are just starting to organise a circus themed ‘welcome event’ for the afternoon of Saturday 28th September.  This will be a great chance to meet other parents and families in your children’s classes.  We hope to see lots of you there.  If you are able to offer any help in organising or running the event, please let the PTA or school office know.  

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

        Bank Holiday:  Friday 8th May

        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 17th July

Year 3 & 5 Music Concert - 9.30am

Wednesday 17th July

Year 1 & 3 trip to the park

Friday 19th July

Year 6 Leavers’ Lunch

Year 6 Leavers’ Service in Church 1:30pm

Monday 22nd July

Year 6 End of the Year Show 6pm

Wednesday 24th July

End of term 6 - 1:30pm finish

After School Club to finish at 4:30pm

Wednesday 4th September

1st day of term

Gates open at 8.35am

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 can we also ask parents to let us know if your child was injured or particularly unwell over the weekend.  If we are aware of any injuries we can be best prepared to follow up as needed.

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

Concert In aid of Helen and Douglas House

St. Andrew’s Church, Hagbourne - Saturday 20 July at 7pm

Didcot Divas Please come along and support them to raise funds for a most deserving cause. It will be a fun evening, not to be missed!

Tickets £10 Children/Students £5. Available from Hagbourne Post office

Swim Clinic 

Swim Clinic are delighted that the school pool will be open during the summer holidays for our summer swimming programme.

This is great news for all the children who would like some extra swimming tuition during the long summer break.


Intensive Swimming Course.

Monday 29th July to Friday 2nd August, swim every morning for half an hour.  Group classes and 1:1 lessons available.

Cost:  Group class, maximum 5 children £55.00

                1:1 lessons £150.00

The above prices are for the 5 day course.


Summer Saturdays.

We are swimming every Saturday morning during the school holidays, 27th July through To 31st August, 6 Saturdays in total.

Book as many sessions as you want, swim for half an hour in a structured lesson, either in a group class or 1:1 lesson.

Cost:  Group class, maximum 5 children £11.00

            1:1 lesson £30.00

The above prices are per lesson.

 For more information or to book please email office@swimclinic.school .

Cholsey Bluebirds will be running a girls football programme for 5-11 year olds.

It will be on Sunday 10-11 am at Cholsey Recreation ground.

Further details can be found at: http://www.thefa.com/womens-girls-football/get-involved/sse-wildcats?utm_source=google&utm_medium=ppc&utm_campaign=wildcats2019&gclid=CjwKCAjw5pPnBRBJEiwAULZKvv_qCuJ0EPy9VVYAzLCT4MlTBoGpX8vW8e2D70v-InuesbndIy1lrRoCM8QQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

St Helen & St Katherine are offering child care options for the summer holidays please see here if this is of interest to you.

Cholsey Summer Tennis Camp (8-16 years)

Week 1: Monday 12th - Friday 16th August

Week 2: Monday 19th - Friday 23rd August

The camps are held at Cholsey Tennis Club from 2-5pm daily.

For more info visit www.harrisontennis.com  or call Jason Harrison on 07850 046555