Hook Norton C of E

Primary School

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Newsletter 11 March 2016

Dear Parents

With the new build well under way and increased numbers in Reception from September, we are now advertising for a new teacher in Year 3.  Mrs Nixon will be moving to Reception as an additional teacher from September 2016.

Reminder: No clubs on Thursday 24 March as it is the last day of term. 2pm finish.

Menu Change – Thursday 24 March will be Friday’s menu of Oven baked breaded fish, Cheese & Onion pinwheels or Jacket Potato with a selection of fillings. Ice cream with fruit.


DISCO! Friday 18 March: KS1 and Reception 4-5pm. KS2 5.15-6.15pm (Beavers may wear their uniform and stay after the Disco to join the beaver group session, they will report to Mr Holdsworth at the end of the disco).

Easter Competitions! : There is a giant Bunny Rabbit in school …. children are invited to bring in £1 to school any day next week to try to win it by guessing its name.  There will also be an Easter Treasure Hunt around the village over the holidays – further details to follow!

Bike & Bake: Sunday 24 April 2-4pm, further details after the holidays (time to dig those bikes out to sell!)
Quiz at the Sports & Social on Friday 8 April, 7.45 for 8pm start, funds to FOHNS.

Worms ; There has been a case reported in Y5.

Advanced warning – in case new uniform needs to be ordered!  We will be having a whole school photograph this year in addition to the class photos on TUESDAY 28 JUNE at 10am in the morning (parents of afternoon Foundation children are welcome to bring their children to the field for 10am to be included in the photo).

Message from Hook Norton Low CarbonOur next open event on Saturday 19th March will be an open air one, hopefully in the spring sunshine, from 12:00-4pm at Hook Norton Primary School.

So come up and try an electric bike and see how they feel just like an ordinary bike until you need that extra little help on a hill – we do have a few of those in Hooky !

Not only that you can bring along your driving licence and try out our community electric car which will have been charging nicely from the solar panels at the school all ready for the day.

Activities this week: Y3 showcased the work they have been doing this term in their class assembly to the school and parents. They did really well, especially as Mrs Nixon was in Sweden so they ran it all by themselves!

Some of Y6 flew to Sweden with Mrs Nixon and Ms Kershaw and are having an ‘amazing’ time and really enjoying the snow. The rest of Y6 talked to their classmates via Skype and they were all very excited! Y6 children here cooked a two course healthy lunch and dined together like kings!

Sarah Nisbett (Head of Ducklington school) visited to look at the work of the school.  She was really impressed how well everyone has adapted to the building work.

There were Finance and Curriculum meetings for governors this week.  Our finances are all on track, you will be glad to hear! Mrs Crouch gave a report on how we assess in Maths and governors examined maths books from every class.

Sport: Y1 attended the Dance Festival at Chipping Norton School ; everyone enjoyed learning new dances with children from other partnership schools.

Class Assembly:  Y4 Wednesday 16 March at 9.10am in the hall. Parents welcome.

FOHNS:  Thank you to everyone who contributed and bought cakes at the Y4 cake sale this week.

Attendance: Well Done to Y6 and Y5 for Almost Full Attendance 29-4 March.

Well Done! This week we have said Well Done to: All Year 1, Isobel Brearey, all Year 3, Pippa McArdle, Rosie Petre, Emily Carroll-Mayes, Joe Dix, Olivia Knight, All Year 6 children in school.

Pen Licence: Lucas Bayliss

Out of School Achievements: Swimming- Edward Lehmann Stage 1 and 2, Blake Robinson Stage 5. Pippa McArdle was on Chris Evans’ radio show this week, explaining how she had done her class assembly without her teacher!

Owl Value of the month: Equality


Yours sincerely

Mrs S Belgrove