19th April 2024

Career related Learning Event – to take place WB 24th June (see Summer Newsletter 1)

Research shows that the importance of appropriate exposure to the world of work at primary level cannot be understated. Children form stereotypical views of the world from an early age. Biased assumptions lead to a narrowing of career aspirations and an inability to relate learning to a world beyond school. 

I am sure that you would agree with me that we have to challenge misconceptions about gender and career opportunities, teach children that anything is possible if you work hard and if they are interested in something. We feel that this is an important part of our inclusion and equal opportunities learning.

It is important to avoid teaching the primary national curriculum in isolation, devoid of any real-life context. I want our children to see relevance to what they are learning in school, so that they can make connections, recognise their own strengths and interests, and in so doing help to support and develop their future selves.

I would like to run a ‘Careers Fair’ for an afternoon in the school hall, week beginning 24th June (with actual date to be decided). However, for this to have real impact, we need your help! 

We are looking for 10-15 relatively local employer/employee volunteers, to sit at tables around the hall, who would be willing to talk to small groups for about 10 minutes about their work, as the children rotate around. If you, or someone you know, would like to help our children (and future employees ), please contact the School Office on 01723 890350 / admin@hunmanby.n-yorks.sch.uk, and I will get back to you to talk more about it. 

It will make a very significant difference, if you (or someone you know) can help, because it will bring real life, authentic experiences of the workplace into school. Who better to testify how Numeracy, Science and Technology can be used outside of the classroom, than someone who earns a wage to apply it in a workplace?

21st March 2024

Easter Family Bingo
The great family Easter Bingo returned last night (Thursday 21st March) and it is fair to say that it was the busiest Easter Bingo that we have had. I want to thank everyone for their patience as we managed to get everyone seated in anticipation of the 8 games. The calling was carried out by Mr Rix and Mr Fox, with a lot of support from teachers and TAs and Admin Staff to make it run smoothly. Special thanks goes out to Mrs Foster, who wrapped up all of the prizes – not an easy task! All of the money raised will go to our PTFA, which helps to support enhancements to the curriculum such a trips.

11th March 2024

Elsie’s Rainbow Danceathon
On Monday 11th March, the whole school took part in ‘Elsie’s Rainbow Danceathon’ to raise money to build ‘Elsie’s Reading House’ in our EYFS area. This will be a special place to remember the lovely Elsie and celebrate her love of reading. Each class from 2 year olds to Year 6 had a half hour slot to dance non-stop in our school hall in their brightest rainbow clothes. We were very grateful to you, your family and friends for sponsoring your child for this event.
A message from Mrs Pearson (EYFS Leader)
“I am absolutely thrilled to announce that the total amount of money raised for Elsie’s Reading House currently stands at £6200!”

1st March 2024

‘Well-being Winnie’ – our Well-being dog
Say hello to Winnie. She is 3 years old and a Golden Doodle breed. She is the much loved member of Mr and Mrs Tanner’s family, and she has become part of our team as a well-being dog. She has a wonderful temperament and is already very ‘chilled’.
The advantages of a well-being Dog
There are many benefits to having a well-being dog in a school setting, the main one being the health and well- being of both Pupils and Staff alike. A dog has an immediate calming effect by just being near. The role of well-being dogs is to react and respond to people and their environment, under the guidance and direction of their handler. For example, an individual might be encouraged to gently pat or talk to a dog to teach sensitive touch and help them be calm.

6th February 2024

Safer Internet Day – we launched this with an assembly on Monday 5th February.
Resources are available in school for teachers to support this in class. The aims are:
*To understand the importance and purpose of Safer Internet Day.
*To consider and discuss the online safety issues we face and how we can work together to make the Internet a safer place.
*To understand the theme: ‘Inspiring change? Making a difference, managing influence and navigating change online’ 

19th January 2024

Hunmanby pub raises £2000 to support school funds. More information in Spring Term Newsletter 1.

16th January 2024

NSPCC Speak Out, Stay Safe Workshops in school today.

Year 2, Year 5 and Year 6 had workshops on the NSPCC Speak Out, Stay Safe programme throughout
Tuesday 16th January. Speak out Stay safe is a safeguarding programme for children aged 5- to 11-years olds. It helps children understand:
*abuse in all its forms and how to recognise the signs of abuse
*that abuse is never a child’s fault and they have the right to be safe
*where to get help and the sources of help available to them, including our Childline service.
Although the NSPCC presenter worked with Years 2, 5 and 6, the online assemblies and materials are available for teachers to share with the other classes and for me to use in Assemblies.

9th January 2024

There is a new Safeguarding and Visitor information sheet in our Reception area and also on this website in the Safeguarding section. It gives an overview of a range of Safeguarding practices in school such as, Site Security, Safeguarding Leaders in school, mobile phones and smart watches, fire evacuation, lockdown procedures, allergies and first aid.

8th January 2024

New Spring term NYC 3 week menu in Newsletters section.

1st December 2023

Internet Acceptable Use Policies

We have just updated our Acceptable Use Policies for children and adults who work in school to ensure that everyone understands and has agreed to the rules on the use technology and being online, both in the school and at home.


We ask all children, young people and adults involved in the life of Hunmanby Primary School to sign an Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) to outline how we expect them to behave when they are online, and/or using school networks, connections, internet connectivity and devices, cloud platforms and social media (both when on the school site and outside of school).

Your child has also signed an AUP, which has been completed at school. We tell your children that they should not behave any differently when they are out of school or using their own device or home network. What we tell pupils about behaviour and respect applies to all members of the school community, whether they are at home or school:

“Treat yourself and others with respect at all times; treat people in the same way when you are online or on a device as you would face to face.”

Internet Safety and how we use the internet has been identified as one of our school’s ‘Contextual Safeguarding Concerns’. Many other schools also share this concern with their school community. We will email you a copy of the Parent AUP and a slip for you to sign electronically, for everyone’s mutual convenience and so that we can save on paper and return slips are not lost.

What am I agreeing to?

The majority of our parents have already agreed to let school use images or video of our children on our Website Class Pages, Dojo and occasionally in the press. We do not link names to these images unless we specifically ask your permission for the Newspaper for example. This agreement goes further, including the use of QR Codes, which when scanned with your phone, will allow you to access an ‘unlisted’ (not freely accessible to the public) You Tube video, showing work in school. This will allow people to see PE, performances, science experiments to name a few. The AUP will also give parents the opportunity to reaffirm their support for us with our online safety approach, which is supported by links on the Safeguarding section of our School Website. 

10th November 2023

Informing School About Your Child’s Absence

We ask that parents inform school about their child’s absence as soon as possible. A change in statutory requirements means that we will have to visit your home to clarify their absence, if we don’t have contact with home by 10.00am on the morning of their absence.

School Disco Changes To Time

I am pleased to say that the school Discos will take place next Thursday 16th November, but we are changing the times slightly to take into account the darker nights. There will still be 2 discos, one for EYFS, Year 1 and Year 2, and another disco for Years 3, 4, 5 and 6. The entry is £2 going to the PTFA.


EYFS, Y1 and Y2 Disco – 3.30pm – 4.30pm

  • Children in EYFS must be accompanied in the disco by an adult.
  • Y1 and Y2 do not need to be accompanied by an adult.
  • Those children going to the disco will be allowed to get changed at 3.00pm in their classrooms
  • Any EYFS KS1 children at The Hive can attend the disco if they want to free of charge and looked after by a member of staff
  • All children must go home with a responsible adult

Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 Disco – 5.00pm – 6.00pm

  • Children should be dropped off by a responsible adult
  • Children do not need to be accompanied by an adult in the disco
  • All children must be picked up by a responsible adult

As usual, there will be Glow Bands and Tuck Shop available during the disco.

Anti-Bullying Week (Friendship Week) / Odd Socks Day on Monday 13th Nov

Building on from our Acts of Kindness before half-term, we have our Anti-bullying Week from Mon 13th-Fri 17th Nov in school. This is where we acknowledge that sometimes bullying can happen in school and when it does, we all know what to do about it. We explore Friendships and the understanding that we sometimes fall out with our friends. Anti-Bullying Week 2023 is coordinated in England, Wales and Northern Ireland by the Anti-Bullying Alliance. This year it has the theme ‘Make A Noise About Bullying’.

Odd Socks Day

All you need to do is wear odd socks! It’s a great way to celebrate what makes us all unique in Anti-Bullying Week! Odd Socks Day 2023 will take place on Monday 13th November. Odd Socks Day is designed to be fun! It’s an opportunity to encourage people to express themselves and celebrate their individuality and what makes us all unique!

Children In Need Day – try to wear something ‘spotty’

BBC Children in Need is back this year on Friday 17th November. Children can wear non-uniform and hopefully something spotty and we ask for a £1 donation to support this worthy cause.


Road Safety Week – Mon 20th – Fri 24th Nov

The School Council will be promoting Road Safety to our pupils and the wider community through posters and assemblies. We have recognised Road safety, use of bikes, congestion of parked cars at the start/end of the day as a whole school safeguarding concern and we will use this week to highlight these concerns and worries, as well as identifying ways to help keep us all safer.


Scholastic ‘HALF-PRICE’ Book Fair

From Tuesday 21st November until Friday 24th November, will have the Scholastic Book Fair in school at the end of each day


NSPCC Kindness Challenge – Mon 23rd to Fri 27th Oct

As part of developing positive relationships and supporting Safeguarding in school, we took part in the NSPCC’s Kindness Challenge in the last week of this first half-term. We spent a week creating more kindness in our school community by working through a list of kindness acts. Thank you for your online donations – we raised £50 for the NSPCC.


A reminder that we also hope that 2023-24 will allow us to build up our Parents, Teachers and Friends Association (PTFA), which raises funds to help subsidise the cost of transport for schools trips for example. If you think you might be able to help in some way, or you have ideas that you would like to share with us, please talk to Mrs Ware in the Office or myself at any time. Thanks.