Hook Norton C of E

Primary School

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Newsletter 1 May 2015

Dear Parents

May Day – Fortunately the rain held off for our May Day celebrations, although it certainly was chilly, 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 Sue Wood for crowning our May Queen – Ellie Butler, accompanied by her attendants Remy Casson, Bella Nunneley, Alfie Hambidge and Grace Mariner. Congratulations to Y5 for a perfect unwinding of the May Pole ribbons! Donations (£77.50) will go towards replacing percussion instruments.

Katharine House Hospice Christmas Card Competition: two of the three winners are from our school! Well done to Reggie Packham and Gracie Pearce from the Foundation Stage.

REMINDERS: Next Wednesday, 6 May, The School Photography Company will be in school to take class groups – best uniform please!

Attendance : School starts promptly at 8.55am, (9am for the Foundation Stage).  Children in Years 1-6 should enter school at the first bell at 8.50am to hang up coats and bags etc, so they are ready in class for 8.55am registration.  If for any reason children arrive late, after the bell, they should be taken to Reception to be signed in for their safety and not sent through Foundation Stage or through the Courtyard doorways.

FOHNS : A very successful BINGO last Saturday – Thanks to Ian Porter who admirably conducted the Bingo calling to a full house(!) of parents, children and members of the community.  Thanks also to Collette at the Sports & Social Club for lending us the Bingo machine, and to all the FOHNS members who provided refreshments and organised the afternoon’s activities.  Profit to be confirmed, but should be in the region of £300+.

The next event is the Bike & Bake – Sunday 10 May, 2-4pm, supported by the village ‘Old Blokes on Bikes’ – where you can sell (bring to school from 12noon labelled with price, name & tel no – 25% of sales to FOHNS), buy, or get bikes serviced/repaired (adult & child bikes welcome), or just come along and enjoy some home-baked refreshments, or browse the Brownies Table Top Sale.  Plates for cake donations will be coming home next Wednesday for return to school on Friday or on the day.  Many thanks for your continued support.

School Activities this week: Y2 helped the government with trialling new grammar tests, Y6 talked to their penpals in Sweden via the video link, our midday supervisors attended a training workshop, we hosted Great Rollright’s Finnish visitors in the study centre, Mrs Peters attended Y6 writing moderation and Pete Joyner talked to Y2 about being a chef.

This Week we have said ‘Well Done’ to : all the children for their brilliant dancing.

Cornbury Music Prize: This year we have awarded Eliza Porter the Music Prize for her piano playing. Well done, Eliza!

Out of School Achievements: see next week’s newsletter (no well done assembly today because of May Day)

The Christian Value of the month for May is Trust:

‘Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me’ said Jesus.

Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts…

1 Corinthians 13: 6-7

Enjoy the bank holiday weekend and see you on Tuesday.


Yours sincerely

Mrs S Belgrove

Head Teacher