Hook Norton C of E

Primary School

Live Love Care Think Learn Dare

Newsletter 10 October

Dear Parents

Simon Cornelius-Hicks and Rachael Simmonds, two of our parent governors, joined us for Well Done Assembly this morning to unveil our new school vision to the children.

Live, Love, Care, Think, Learn, Dare

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the very valuable process which has distilled our collective vision for the school into one, easy to remember line. You will see it appear around the school and on all documentation and children will be discussing the meaning behind the words in school and how they affect how we work together.

We are in the process of updating the website; please keep checking in as there will be lots of new information, including a new prospectus and photographs. We have a new Sports section on the website where we will upload photographs of the children in action.

Harvest: Each class has been taking a harvest themed story and presenting it to the school in Collective Worship each day, culminating in our Harvest Service in school led by Mrs Collins.  The children explored different Christian values, represented by different fruits. You might ask your children what, for example, a banana or a strawberry represents!

Harvest Supper reminder: Thursday 16 October 4.30-6.00pm. Bring your own plates, bowls, cutlery and glasses and a donation for our joint fund-raising with St Peter’s Church for the Tear Fund and Polly’s charity for Banbury Homeless.  Please sign up to bring some ingredients for the soup on the lists up in each cloakroom.

Reminder : School Meals are now £2.10 per day. Expansion Drop In: Wednesday 15/10/14 – 2.30-4.30pm & 6.30-7.30pm.

Individual/Family group photographs: Wednesday 22 October (see below to sign up for a family group) – best uniform please! There will be no Community Morning that day as the photographs will be taken in the Study Centre.

Bellboat Festival: Many congratulations to all the 28 children and the adults who took part in the Bellboat Festival run by Banbury & District Canoe Club on Sunday. A great time was had by all and Miss Hope was really impressed with how hard all of the children worked.  The teachers’ team came second overall and the children managed a very honourable 11th, 17th and 18th places out of 24. Thank you to Miss Hope for organising such a popular sporting event.

PGL Liddington:  Everyone in Year 5 had an amazing time – the weather was perfect! The coaches commented that they were the best behaved and enthusiastic group they had ever had!

Attendance: Well done to Year 5 Full attendance 29 Sept-3 Oct

U11 Football tournament: Many congratulations to our teams who took part in the Chipping Norton schools partnership tournament. The girls’ team won and our boys came third!  Ella Rux-Burton, Shannon Smith, Eddie Brearey and Archie Randall were chosen as Sporting Champions. Thank you for the support from Hook Norton Junior Football Club who came in to coach the teams and help out on the day.

Hooky Race for Life: Well done to everyone who took part. A special mention for William Hutchinson who not only came first in his category, he also beat all the adults and won the overall race! Edward Mix and Imogen Hutchinson came second and Miles Lloyd and Lani Tanner came first in their categories.

Bag2School Friday 17 October Reminder: Now is the time to have your autumn clear out of old clothing, linen, bags, belt and shoes.  Bring your bags to the study centre from Thursday 16 October, ready for collection at 9.00am on Friday 17 October.


Year 5 class assembly 15/10/14 at 9.10am.

WELL DONE!  This week we have said ‘Well Done’ to: Bella May Perry, Dotty Newman, David Kirk, Poppy Driver, Fin Cornelius-Hicks, Hazel Ford, All Year 5, All Year 6, Elinor Tomalin, Georgia Street.

School Activities: All the teachers had twilight training with the Chipping Norton Schools’ partnership on PE skills for the new curriculum, Mrs Joyner attended Read, Write, Inc training, Mrs Peters attended the English co-ordinators’ meeting at Chipping Norton School and Miss Hope and I are forging ahead with our bid to become an Expert Centre for Global Learning.

OUT OF SCHOOL ACHIEVEMENTS:   Water Skills Grade 2 Emily Monelle, Swimming- Oscar Ward Stage 7, William Stanton Stage 1,  Sophia Robinson 80 Lesson Award in TKD.

Hymn of the Week: If I Were a Butterfly Christian Value of the month: Thankfulness

Yours sincerely

Mrs S Belgrove

Head Teacher


School Photographs of FAMILY GROUPS – Wednesday 22 October Please return the slip below if you would also like a family group and let us know if you have

pre-school children to be included (you will be advised of a time to attend the Study Centre).

Child(ren)’s Name(s)…………………………………… Class Teacher(s) …………………………….….

We would like pre-school (i.e. not in Foundation Stage, KS1 or KS2) children included   £

N.B. only return this slip if you want a FAMILY GROUP – ALL children will be taken individually