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Newsletter 15 June 2018

Dear Parents

We have been very fortunate to be part of the ‘Incredible Edible’ scheme that has swept Hook Norton, with guerrilla gardening going on everywhere! A band of dedicated volunteers has led a very enthusiastic Gardening Club in school with amazing results. Raised beds have been made by a team of volunteers and our kitchen garden has now really taken shape, with all sorts of fruits and vegetables flourishing. There is also a good -sized greenhouse to nurture more tender plants.
Don Davidson, Chippy mayor, has visited today to see this wonderful work and there will be a grand opening on Saturday 23rd June with tea and cakes from 2-4pm. There will be plates coming home today; we would be very grateful if you could fill with cakes or cookies!

Victoria Prentis Visit: Today our local MP Victoria Prentis visited the school to look at our Erasmus work along with a representative from the British Council. Orla McArdle, Toby Luxton, David Kirk and Leila Denne expertly showed our guests around and talked about our Erasmus work.

GDPR: As you are no doubt aware, the new GDPR rules have now come into regulation and we need your permissions for various reasons. Please can I remind you to return the GDPR forms asap; without them we cannot take your children on visits, walk round the village, take their photograph, seek emergency medical treatment etc. Thank you for your support with this – it will really help our office staff if they do not have to chase hundreds of forms!

Activities this week:
N: Visited the village library and chose new books and have been learning about minibeasts.
R: Finished work on the Very Hungry Caterpillar and wrote recounts of their visit to the Butterfly Farm.
Y1/Y2: Wrote postcards and learnt about the seaside in the 1900s.
Y3: Wrote newspaper articles about the attack on Little Red Riding Hood, artwork of fossils and work on tsunamis.
Y4: Added fractions in Maths, learnt about Big Ben and the London Eye.
Y5: Received their Swedish pen pal letters, went pond dipping and watched the last episode of the Wild Academy.
Y6: Finished their self-portraits, devised water inspired art and prepared for Yenworthy.

I attended the CNS partnership Heads’ meeting and Mrs Hope attended the CNS partnership Administrators’ meeting. The governors met this week to monitor finance and premises. The school was audited for end of KS1 assessments and all our judgements were agreed to be accurate.

Incredible Edible Hooky would like to invite you to a Garden Party on Saturday 23rd June between 2pm & 4pm.
There will be tea and cakes to celebrate the official opening of the Incredible Edible Garden at Hook Norton Primary School. You will have the opportunity to look around the garden, which has been under construction for the past 4 months. The team have set up a very popular after-school club, which is working very successfully through the Royal Horticultural Society ‘School Award Scheme’.
We would be very grateful for any cake donations for this event to be brought to school next Friday, 22 June on the plate which is coming home with your child today. Many thanks.

Out of School Achievements : Barney Hollingdale Swimming 10m, Bethany Jarvis swam 1 hour for charity at the Rotary Swim-a-Fun, Poppy Queenan has been awarded a Diamond Blue Peter Badge, Isabella Nunneley Gold Award Wade Gymnastics and family focus workshops in music, tennis and first aid, Alex Lewis 400m Swimming, and Bronze Challenge Award, Rosie Petre Gold Speed award Swimming

Well Done; This week we have said well done to: Poppy Lawrence, Ava Lawson, Emily Bachelor, Rowan Bird, Tommy Burge, Harry Wright, Andy Haldane, Molly White, Sammy Tracey, Hannah Newby, Toby Driver, Olivia Weeks, Ned Kingsley-Bates, Josh Walker.

Yours sincerely

S. Belgrove
Head Teacher

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