Hook Norton C of E

Primary School

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Newsletter 1 December 2017

Dear Parents/Carers

International Schools Award – Mrs Hope and Mrs Nixon travelled down to London this week to receive the International Schools’ Award 2017-20.  The award and special flag were presented to Mrs Nixon by Victoria Prentice, our local MP, at the British Council Headquarters, in recognition of our commitment to the global curriculum and our work in preparing children to be citizens of the 21st century.  Look out for the flag flying from our flag-pole!

Incredible Edible Gardening Club:

A huge thank you to Mrs Tullet, Mrs Lily and Mrs Kjeldys for running our gardening club this term as Incredible Edible volunteers. Through Incredible Edible Hooky and their funding applications, we secured a £1000 from Tesco for Bags in Banbury and £750.00 from the Oxfordshire Community Foundation and this initially provided us with enough money to buy a Greenhouse, which was installed on Sunday 26th November.  The Greenhouse will make a fantastic contribution to our growing plans for next year and beyond, both in gardening club and curriculum science.

We had some more exciting news last week!  Firstly Incredible Edible Hooky has secured a £2000 donation from Gregg’s the Bakers and secondly Nicholson’s Nurseries and Plant Centre at North Aston have donated 8 x 2.4 sleepers, a Cherry Tree, Loganberry, Blackcurrant and Blackberry bushes, seed trays and a beautiful wooden bench. We are really grateful to all the volunteers for their time and support and also to the various funding sources who have supported us. Look out for the opportunity to join gardening club on the Spring Term clubs letter.

FOHNS Christmas Fayre – Friday 15 December, 3.15-6pm
For the next two Fridays FOHNS are requesting donations in return for wearing non-school uniform:

  • Friday 8 December ~ Bottles for the Tombola
  • Friday 15 December ~ Cakes (individual small cakes preferred)

Clubs: All clubs have now finished, except Mrs Wood’s recorder club, which will continue up to, and including December 12th and Yoga Club to catch up on the missed sessions: Thursday 7/12/17 & Thursday 14/12/17.

Activities this week: Jessica Rogers, Gemma Webb, Chloe Webb and Poppy Queenan represented the school at the first Chipping Norton Partnership Reading Quiz.  Their knowledge of books was very impressive and we came a creditable 4th (although they were definitely first for enthusiasm!). Y6 and Y5 children took part in the Chipping Norton Athletics Festival and several of our children were on the winning team.

Well Done : This week we have said well done to: Emily Monelle, Emma Barnett, David Kirk, Jessica Benham, Joseph Fowler, Tyler Labbett, Claudia Farmiloe, Amy Watson, Bailey Webb, Elvi Davies, Gemma Webb, Tris Connor, James Rennie, Darcy Lambourne.

Out of School achievements: Swimming: Emily Monelle and Daisy Petre 1 Mile, Isabelle Tate-Davies 10m, Anna Horth 100m, Ewen Rutherford Swimming Challenge Bronze, Joseph Fowler 25m, Naomi B. 50m ,Benjamin Muller Prep Piano test.

Value of the month: Community

‘And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of going, but encouraging one another.’ Hebrews 10:24-25

Yours sincerely

Mrs S Belgrove                      

Head Teacher