Hook Norton C of E

Primary School

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Newsletter 10 June 2016

Dear Parents

By next week the new entrance gates should be fitted to make life easier getting into the school.  Please feel free to drop your children off in the mornings in the playground – there is a member on staff on duty from 8.40am.  We had reports of much less congestion when children were being dropped off at the front entrance, which is good for everyone!

Please could you also remind children that they must cross on the crossing with Teash, even though the gate is now further down.  It’s only a couple more steps to keep safe.

The work is continuing at a pace on the new KS2 classrooms, with the removal of walls and the roof, ready for the footings for the new rooms.

Staffing:  I am delighted to welcome Miss Hollie Crooker, who will be joining us in September as the new Y3 teacher.  Miss Crooker will be here for a few days at the end of this month and will be spending some time in Year 2 and Year 3 to familiarise herself with school routines.

KS1 film club – due to the delayed start and 10 May club being cancelled, the last two sessions will be for 2 hours each (28/6 & 5/7, finishing at 5.15pm instead of 4.15pm).

KS2 film club – due to the delayed start, the last session (7 July) will be for 2 hours, finishing at 5.15pm.

Guitars – Pete Watkins will not be taking his lessons on Mon 13th. They will now take place on Thursday 16th June.

FOHNS Candlelit Winter Ball: Saturday 7 January 2017 (Dress: Posh Frocks & DJ’s)

Please ensure your deposits for the Winter Ball at the Cotswold Hotel & Spa, Chipping Norton, are handed in to the office or your table representative by Friday 17 June. Tickets priced at £50 per person include a welcome glass of fizz/canapés, 2 course hot buffet meal, live band and dancing until midnight. Tables of 10 can be booked where guests will be seated as one group – or bought as individuals/couples who will be grouped together to make up tables of 10. We require sufficient deposits of £25 per person to be able to secure the event, with the balance of £25 per person payable by the end of September.  Tickets are limited and will be reserved on a first-paid, first-served basis, using the slip below.

SWAP SHOP: HNLC have organised a swap shop at the Memorial Hall on Saturday 18 June 10.30-12.30. Bring along anything (in good, clean condition), including small electrical items, and swap for items you need! Refreshments available.

Hook Norton Parish Council have organised a QUEEN’S 90TH BIRTHDAY PARTY AT THE MEMORIAL HALL 2 – 5.30pm, Saturday June 18th (Year 3’s are welcome to join the party on their return from The Mill!)

Specially brewed Celebratory Beer! Raffle! (Meal for 4 @ The Sun, Skip hire, Cotswold Gin, Whichford Pottery vouchers) Kids fancy dress competition (come as royalty …) Ceremonial Tree Planting! Free Balloons! Quiz! Ice Cream! Cream Teas! Wine! soft drinks! All profits to Hook Norton Primary School.

WELL DONES: This week we have said ‘Well Done’ to : Reggie Packham, Tahlia Robinson, Isabelle Harvey, Emily Cutter, All Year 4, Lily Holiday, Jayden Mobley, Charlotte Nunneley, All Year 6.

Pen Licence: Well done to Jessica Benham and Lani Tanner.

ACTIVITIES/VISITS: Y4 had a very exciting time in London, battling torrential rain but still smiling as they sailed down the Thames and visited Tower Bridge, Y2 are at Weston-Super-Mare today, our Y5 rugby team played brilliantly and won the partnership tournament! The Finance governors met and discussed security, new fencing, cleaning, repairs and painting and the new build. Mrs Nixon has attended a course on developing play provision in the Early Years.

OUT OF SCHOOL ACHIEVEMENTS: Well done to: Poppy Queenan (Silver Singles Ice Skating), Alfie Simmonds (Blue Peter Badge) and Ellie Newby (Personal Survival).


Owl Value of the month : Pride

Yours sincerely


Mrs S Belgrove

Head Teacher




FOHNS Candlelit Winter Ball : Saturday 7th January 2017


Please return this slip to School with a deposit of £25 per person by cheque(s) payable to FOHNS via:

Hook Norton CE Primary School, Sibford Road, Hook Norton, BANBURY OX15 5JS.


Please note: Tickets will be reserved on a first-deposit-paid, first-served basis, by the deadline of Friday 17 June. The balance of £25 per person is due by the end of September.


Name: ……………………….……………………..…..                        Tel: ………………………………….


I would like ….…… individual ticket(s) / OR ……… table(s) of 10 (full tables of 10 will be seated as one group)


e-mail of lead guest to act as contact: …………………….……………….…………….…………. (we will need to contact you regarding timings, dietary requirements, etc)


Enquiries: Please contact Hazel or Carley on 01608 737379 or via e-mail: (please mark the subject as FOHNS Winter Ball).


Please list the names in your group below: