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

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

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


NEWSLETTER 33                                                                26th June 2017

Things to look forward to this week and next week

Tuesday 27th June

E Safety Evening 7pm - 8.30pm.

Wednesday 28th June

Year 3 & 5 Music Concert 9.15. 9am tea/coffee/biscuits.

School Values Celebration 2pm - Year 5 will be leading this with Father Jason. 2.30 tea/ coffee/ biscuits.

Monday 3rd and Tuesday 4th July

Yr 6 transition days for SBS and DGS.  All other children to school as normal.

Tuesday 4th July

Moving on afternoon and ‘Meet the Teacher’ after school.   Children will spend the afternoon in their new class with their new teacher.  Please pick up your child/ren from their normal class then go and see the new room and meet the teacher.

If your child is moving from Year 2 to Year 3 please wait until 3.15 as Key Stage 2 finish at 3.10.

Thursday 6th July

Magician (Rec/KS1)l  and Disco (KS2) - see below.

Friday 7th July

PTA AGM 7.30 in the hall.

From the Headteacher

Swimming Gala

On Thursday 22nd June Hagbourne Swim Team took part in the Didcot and District swimming gala. The children all swam their socks off and did the school proud. We Came a very respectable 5th out of 12 schools. Well done team

Four Legged Fiends and Fruit...

Last week I wrote to tell you that there will be a ‘no food outside policy’ for the rest of this term as we want to get rid of the four legged pests.  There will be no tuck shop from this week but we will be providing free fruit for the whole school.  You may still bring a healthy snack from home if needed.

I notice that a lot of children eat snacks after school and this is fine, as sometimes they are hungry, but please help us to get rid of these pests by taking all your rubbish home.

Many thanks for your help.

Mrs Crewe

Notices and Letters

Magician and Disco

There will be an after-school Tea Party and Magic Show for Reception and Key Stage 1 children on Thursday 6th July, and an evening disco for Key Stage 2 (6-7.30pm). Further information will be sent by Parentmail this week and can also be found here 

If anyone with a child attending the disco would be willing to stay and help out, we would be very grateful. If you think you might be able to help, please email pta@hagbourne.oxon.sch.uk, speak to a member of the PTA in the playground, or drop us a line via the PTA Facebook page.

Many thanks

PTA  Annual General Meeting 7th July


The Hagbourne CE Primary School Parent Teacher Association will hold its Annual General Meeting on Friday July 7th at 7.30pm at school. As members of the PTA, all parents and carers are invited to attend.

The AGM will include a brief review of the previous year’s events, the Treasurer’s report for the year, and the election of PTA Committee members for the  forthcoming academic year.

Nominations should be sent in advance of the AGM, for existing committee members willing to stand for re-election and for anyone wishing to stand for the first time. If you are interested in joining the Committee or would like any further information about what is involved in being a Committee Member, please speak to Aliki Pantos or email pta@hagbourne.oxon.sch.uk.

This year we also intend to vote on amending the PTA constitution which was last updated in 1971. A draft of the proposed new constitution can be found here. If anyone has any comments or queries about this please contact Aliki Pantos or any member of the PTA.

The AGM is not expected to last more than about twenty minutes. It will be followed by the last PTA meeting of the year at which we will be discussing plans for events in the next school year.

Best wishes

The PTA Committee


Lunch Menu

The current lunch menu can be found on the school website here

Whole School Arts and Crafts Day - Can you help?

Are you able to help or share an arty skill or craft?, it can be anything from knitting to cake decorating for our Arts & Craft day in July (date tba).

Please contact Mrs Surtell or the School Office.

Water Bottles and Sun Cream

Now that the weather has warmed up, please ensure that your child comes to school with a filled, named water bottle - just water please, no squash etc. as this attracts flies & wasps.

These can, and will, be refilled during the day as required, so don’t worry if your child comes home with a full bottle as it will have recently been topped up!

Your child should also have a named sun hat with a brim and please also apply a 12 hour sun cream at home. If you wish for your child to reapply suncream before lunch they will need to do this themselves and you should send in a named bottle of cream to be kept in your child’s school bag. Staff are not allowed to apply suncream to pupils.



School Library

We always welcome donations of books for our library, so if you are planning a clear out please think of the school.
Books should be in nearly-new condition and can be handed to the School Office. It's always lovely to have books in our library that other children have enjoyed.

National Book Tokens Competition - WIN £5,000 OF BOOKS FOR THE LIBRARY!

National Book Tokens are the perfect way to encourage literacy and inspire a love of books.

They are giving away the ultimate prize to one lucky school - £5,000 of National Book Tokens. All school staff and parents can enter - follow this link...

Public Health England have updated their poster regarding infection control in schools and other childcare locations, it contains lots of handy information regarding the appropriate amount of time to be off school with a variety of complaints and therefore is a useful reference tool.

The poster can be found here…

Please see attached Newsletter the Primary School Health Team here.

Aureus School - Open Days for Year 5

Please see below some dates for your diaries and an opportunity for you to let us know if you are keen to find out more about Aureus as a school of choice for your child's secondary education from September 2018.

·       Year 6 Open Evening – Tuesday 3rd October 2017

·       Year 6 Open Mornings – Monday 9th October through to Friday 13th October

Please register your interest in your Year 5 child joining us in 2018 here...

Community News/Activities



A fun evening for all the family. Music, Song and Laughter with Didcot Divas, Nightingales, Warble and Plonkit and hand bell ringers.  Plus Pimms and cake in the interval.  All proceeds to:

 Sobell House & St Andrews Church

Tickets only £10.00 to include Pimms and cake

Available from:  Didcot Civic Hall,

Hagbourne Post Office (Open 9 -5.30  Mon and Thurs 9 – 12.30 Tues, Wed, Fri and Sat)

Or  Tel: 01235 798387 (leave message) or email: ajgarraway@hotmail.co.uk

Summer teas at St Andrews’

There will be teas served in church on Sunday afternoons from 3.00 – 5.00pm starting on Sunday 16th July and finishing on  Sunday 3rd September inclusive.

Please contact Shirley Goss on 01235 815605 or email on shirley.goss@btinternet.com

Community News/Activities

 Abingdon Vale Swimming Club Academy

Are on the lookout for enthusiastic and able swimmers, aged 6-8 years, to join our competitive swim academy.

They are looking for swimmers who have passed stage 5 of NTPS who have 3 good strokes and a competent 4th and who can sustain them over 25m repeats.

Joining Abingdon Vale Competitive Swim Academy offers a whole range of benefits, click here for more details


Dates for your Diary 

Tea party and Magic show Key Stage 1

Thursday 6th July

Disco Key Stage 2

Thursday 6 th July

Sports Afternoon

Tuesday 11th July 1-3pm

End of Term

Friday 21st July


Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th September

First Day of Term

Wednesday 6th September