Hook Norton C of E

Primary School

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Newsletter 11 July

Dear Parents

Reports : Your child’s annual report is coming home today, so search their book bags! If you would like to discuss the report further, please make an appointment with the class teacher. Please note that absences are recorded up to the end of May, however the 100% attendance awards are given for attendance to the end of term. It was a pleasure to read all their reports and see the great progress your children have made.


Sports Day:Well done to the Green team, who were victorious on the day, for the first time in living memory! Thank you to all the marshals and to everyone who came along to support. The rain held off and the children were able to show off all the skills they have been learning in PE lessons throughout the year. Thank you to FOHNS for providing refreshments – the bacon rolls were very popular!

Foundation Stage Sports Day takes place on Tuesday 15 July (10.30am for morning children and 2.10pm for afternoon children – parents of full-timers are welcome to attend either).

Clubs : All clubs have now finished. Information about Autumn clubs will be coming out soon.

Friends BBQ: 5.30-7.30pm tonight! : It promises to be a lovely evening, so come along and enjoy a glass of Pimms and a hot dog. There is a wonderful BBQ, meal for 2 at the Horse & Groom in Milcombe and a BBQ-themed hamper as raffle prizes, so don’t forget to buy your tickets! As you may be aware, the Friends are raising money towards the new Interactive Boards which arrived yesterday ready for installation next week!

Year 6 Music Concert: The Year 6 children have been invited to perform musical items in assembly on Wednesday next week at 9.10am. Parents are warmly invited to join us. All Year 6 children are invited to perform an item if they want to, either solo instrument, song or duet/group performances – please let Mrs Robertson know if you wish to perform.

Parentmail2 +Pay : From September the governors have decided to drop the £5 fee for paying online for trips and school meals. You may still pay with cash or cheque, however to pay cheques into the bank is now so time consuming we would strongly request you sign up to online payments if possible. There is a cost to the school for this service so we would really appreciate it if you could pay by debit card wherever possible as the charge is less than a credit card.

Open Afternoon: it was lovely to see so many parents and children sharing their work. Some parents commented on just how much work their children had done over the year! £50.17 was raised from refreshment donations.

Year 6 Enterprise Scheme: Year 6 raised £425 from their business enterprise. A big thank you to everyone who supported the children and helped to make it a success. The children are using the money to go to the Spy Centre as part of their ‘Mission Impossible’ topic.

Staffing: Food with Thought are currently recruiting for a General Assistant to help with the preparation and serving of school meals at Hook Norton C of E Primary School starting in September – 10 hours per week, term time only, £6.71/hour. Previous experience is desirable, although full training will be given. We are also looking for a temporary midday supervisor to work Friday lunchtimes and provide absence cover when required. Application forms available from the school office.

School Lottery : Congratulations to Lottery winners Gareth Lewis (May) and Miss Nunneley (June).

Well Done! : Each week, we celebrate particularly special achievements of children. This week we have said well done to:- All Year 1, all Year 2, all Year 3, Lily Holiday, All year 4, all Year 5, all Year 6.

ACTIVITIES/VISITS : Mr Allen’s woodwind group performed in assembly on Monday, new children visited the Foundation Stage, Year 5 were visited by Chipping Norton School pupils for a Science workshop and Drama session. Year 4 attended a partnership Modern Foreign Languages Festival, and a group of Year 4‘s and 5’s attended an Able Gifted & Talented Maths session at Chipping Norton School. Music exams took place in our Study Centre yesterday, the Woodwind Band performed in an assembly this morning, and Year 3 visited the village library.

Out of School Achievements

Well done to Edward Mix for his much coveted Blue Peter Badge (for his letter and poster), Scarlet Floyd and William Porter for their creative writing certificates from Chipping Norton School. Swimming: Rosie Mae Straw Bronze ASA Award, Lily Stanton Stage 2, Scarlett Marshall Stage 4.

Ballet: Poppy Driver Rose Award (Distinction), Imogen Hutchinson Silver Rose Award.

Music: Imogen Nicholls Prep test Piano; Lottie Denne Grade 1 Clarinet, Karina Graham Grade 1 Saxophone; Ben Driver Grade 2 Clarinet, Emma Mortimer Grade 2 Flute; Elinor Tomalin Grade 2 Flute; Sarah Jarvis Grade 3 Flute; Zoe Robertson Grade 3 Flute. The grown -ups did well too! Philippa Collins Grade 2 Saxophone; Jane Orchard Grade 2 Saxophone.

Diary Dates:

Tuesday 15 July, (am & pm sessions) : Foundation Stage Sports Day

Wednesday 16 July, 9.10am: Year 6 music concert – parents welcome.

Thursday 17 July, 9.15am : Prize-giving assembly- parents welcome.

Friday 18 July, 9.15am : Year 6 Leavers Assembly – parents of Y6 children are invited to attend.

Friday 18July 1.30pm : End of Term 6

School returns Wednesday 3 September Yrs1-6/Friday 5 September FSU


Hymn of the Week: Walk in the Light

Christian Value of the month: Endurance


Yours sincerely

Mrs S Belgrove

Head Teacher