Hook Norton C of E

Primary School

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Newsletter 2 May 2014

Dear Parents

May Day – Fortunately the rain held off for our May Day celebrations and all the children were able to dance outside. Thank you to everyone who came to watch and to FOHNS for refreshments.  The children looked the part in their floral dresses and smart shirts and waistcoats and they danced beautifully.  Thanks to Lisa Nottingham for crowning our May Queen – Tabby Dennick, accompanied by her attendants Oliver Stowe, Hetty Cooke, Lani Tanner and Benjamin Layton-Toye. Congratulations to Y5 for a perfect unwinding of the May Pole ribbons! And many thanks to Vicky Inglis for the stunning tiaras!

REMINDERS –Sainsbury’s vouchers – please dig them out of your wallets and put them in the box outside the office.

Keith Allen Music lessons swapped to Tuesday 6/5 from Thursday 8/5 (Yr6 lessons will be moved to the morning due to swimming)

Class Photos – Wednesday 7/5 – smartest uniform please!

Computer Xplorers start Thursday 8/5

Garden Club – will continue into Term 6, additional payment will be requested nearer the time – please see their newsletter which gives an insight into all their activities during a very productive term!

School Council:  The School Council initiated Non-Uniform Day at end of term raised £370.14 for refurbishment of the toilets.

Calling all Brownies past and present:  Come and celebrate 100 Year of Brownies with 1st hook Norton Brownies, Saturday 10 May 2-4pm in our school hall. Afternoon tea, entertainment and a chance to remember your time as a Brownie!  (I failed my stamp collecting badge for sticking the stamps in my album with glue – oh the humiliation!)

School Activities this week: Year 3 were very privileged to be invited to Chipping Norton Theatre to watch one of our very talented ex-pupils train as part of the Central School of Ballet, who performed this week at the theatre.  Hugo Brown started ballet lessons when he was eight and a pupil at our school to prove to his sister he could dance! I think he’s done that now!  Hugo then led a question and answer session with the children who were very keen to know if he’d ever dropped a girl, how many injuries he had suffered and was it a rule you have to be flexible…Hugo demonstrated the splits to much oohing and aahhhing! He also told us that the scariest thing was performing with his mum in audience…

Attendance:  Well done to Year 4 and Year 5 for Full Attendance 22-25 April and to Year 2 for Almost Full Attendance for the same week. 

This Week we have said ‘Well Done’ to : Benjamin Layton-Toye, Oliver Stowe, Lily Ransom, Blake Robinson, Will Cooper, All Year 3, Abigail Nunneley, Jayden Mobley, All Year 4, William Porter, Scarlet Floyd, Leah Tustain, Lucy Willis, All Year 6.

Mrs Belgrove’s Stars of the Week: Cole Davies for his infectious enthusiasm for every opportunity and experience and Rebecca Milne for her helpfulness at lunchtimes.

Cornbury Music Prize: This year we have awarded Cathryn Kirk the Music Prize for her amazing ukulele and piano playing and her singing in the Choir. Well done, Cathryn!

Chipping Norton Literary Festival:  Many congratulations to Ettie Rux-Burton and George Ford for their winning poems in the WW1 poetry competition. Their very moving poems can be seen on the school website on the Gallery page.

FOHNSWinners of the School Lottery this term are:- Cathy Nicholls (January), Fran Kirk (February), Bethan Dennick (March) and Miss Persaud (April).  Congratulations!

The next event is the FOHNS Bingo – Saturday 17 May, 4-6pm.  Tickets are on sale now at £2.50 per person which includes entry, bingo card and a dabber!  Hot Dogs and other refreshments will be on sale.

Out of School Achievements: Well done to William Ingham who has won the Player of the Year trophy at Stow Rugby Club, David Kirk Stage 2 swimming, Matthew Campbell Grade 1 piano, Sophia Robinson and Blake Robinson Junior Red Belt in Tae Kwon-Do

The Christian Value of the month for May is Wisdom:

Get wisdom, get understanding; do not forget my words or swerve from them.

Do not forsake wisdom and she will protect you.

Proverbs 4:5-7

This week’s hymn of the week:  The wise man built his house

Enjoy the bank holiday weekend and see you on Tuesday.

Yours sincerely

Mrs S Belgrove

Head Teacher