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Newsletter 14 October 2016

Dear Parents

The new build is finished! There only remains for some outside work to be done i.e. seeding and a new gate.  Y5 and Y6 will be moving into the new classes and Y4 will be returning to their old class.  We will be hosting a grand opening in the New Year where you will be able to have a tour of the school and see for yourselves just how wonderful it is all looking.

After school care:  the school will be starting a new after school child care provision in the New Year.  ‘Owl Club’ will be run by Mrs Sue White who is an experienced child-minder, Teaching Assistant and helps run our Breakfast Club.  Owl Club will be based in our Study Centre and run from after school until 6.00pm Monday – Friday for children from Nursery up to Year 6 who attend Hook Norton School.  We will let you know more details in due course.
Family Focus reminder:  If you have signed up for Family Focus events at Chipping Norton School they are starting soon!

Photograph Reminder:  School individual photographs are taking place on Monday 17 October.  Please can children wear their smartest school uniform and ensure they have a blue sweatshirt or they won’t show up against the white background!

NSPCC:  Please could all donations be returned to school by next Friday 21 October.

Dinner Money: As of today, there is a shortfall of £476 to pay for meals – please ensure all school meals are paid for in advance (if by cash/cheque, this should be on a Monday please).

Harvest Festival:  The children all sang and performed well at our Harvest Service in church.  Mrs Collins surprised us with her information on just how many miles the ingredients for a pizza have to travel.    The church was packed out – thank you for your support and for your kind donations to Banbury Food bank.

Quiz Night:  Many thanks to Roger and Becky Cooke for their kind donation of £230.25 for the school library.

Apple Day: Many thanks to Laura Wyatt, Janeen Wilson and everyone who made cakes;  £237.45 was raised from games and cakes which has been donated to FOHNS.

Year 6 Primary to Secondary Transfer September 2017:
As you are no doubt aware, the closing date for submission of on-time applications for Secondary School Year 7 2016 is 31 October 2016. This date is crucial as parents are more likely to receive a school offer of their choice if their application is submitted before the deadline. Apply on-line at https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/content/secondary-school-applicationsfollowing the links to secondary transfer, or see the school office for a form.
Starting School 2017 : Parents of children born between 1/9/12 and 31/8/13 must make an application for their child to start in Reception in September 2017. Closing date for on-time applications is 15 January 2017. Apply on-line following the links at https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/content/admissions-primary-infant-and-junior-schools. You can request a paper form if necessary.
Attendance: Well done to Y5 for full attendance 3-7 October.

Reminders:  Coming up …

Year 5 class assembly Wednesday 19 October

Bag2School Tuesday 15 November -bring your bags to the Study Centre lobby before 9.00am

October holiday: Monday 24 – Friday 28 October – we finish at the normal time next Friday, 21 October

WELL DONE!  This week we have said ‘Well Done’ to: Blake Robinson, Freya Winhammar, William Garrett, Rowan Bird, William Lowans, Lotte Wahlen, Emily Monelle, Isabella Nunneley, Beau Lawrence, Oliver Stowe, All Y5, Jacob Benham

School Activities:  Y6 entertained us with their Viking assembly, Mrs Peters attended a partnership English meeting, Mrs Crouch and Mrs Butler attended an autism course, I attended a meeting about academies with Scott Orchard (Chair of governors) and Hugh Protherough (Co-opted governor), FOHNS committee met this week and have lots of exciting events in the pipeline.

OUT OF SCHOOL ACHIEVEMENTS:  Ellie Newby awarded a purple Blue Peter Badge, Hannah Newby Stage 4 swimming, Hettie Cooke for her fundraising activities at Apple Day (with Alfie Simmonds) and Race for Life.

 

Yours sincerely

Mrs S Belgrove

 

Head teacher

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