Hook Norton C of E

Primary School

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Newsletter 11 May 2018

Dear Parents

No Guitar lessons next week – next lesson Friday 25th May
Parking – Scott Orchard, Chair of Governors, has requested that car drivers be mindful where they park, especially with the start of the new development. Please take care not to mount the pavement as young children could be on their way past … and watch out for our inexperienced Year 5 cyclists who begin their Cycling Proficiency training today!

Wanted ~ tubes e.g. kitchen/toilet rolls for our art. Thank you from Key Stage 1.

Activities this week:
N:.Some of the children went to the Forest for the first time.
R: Researching Victorian toys and transport.
Y1/Y2: Cricket workshops and looking at geographical features of the seaside.
Y3: Writing about ‘The Witches’ and fractions.
Y4: Painting in the style of Rousseau.
Y5: Rainforest art.
Y6: Self-portraits and tennis.

Well done to the Year 5 Tag Rugby team who attended the Partnership Rugby Tournament at Chipping Norton Rugby Club on Wednesday, particularly Sporting Champions Beau Lawrence and Leila Denne.

School’s Budget update: As you may be aware, our budget this year is actually less than last year (by £41,000) with ever increasing costs. I wrote to our MP on behalf of the governing body to voice our deep concern about this and she in turn passed on our concerns to Nick Gibb, the minister for education. He has now requested a meeting with me to discuss the matter, which should be arranged shortly. I look forward to impressing upon him the need to review school funding urgently.

Friends’ Events:
Hook Norton’s Grand Garage & Boot Sale with the Bike and Bake Sale – Sunday 20 May from 2pm supported by the village ‘Old Blokes on Bikes’. Booking for garage sale to be included on a map (which will be circulated at the Car Boot, Bike & Bake), and car boot pitches must be booked in advance at Today we are distributing plates requesting donations of cakes to be brought into school next Friday 18th or from 12noon on the day – many thanks!
 Buy/sell second hand bikes (adult and child bikes welcome)
 Bring your bike and get it checked/repaired for the summer, e.g. punctures, brakes, seats adjusted, chains oiled. Small fee – all proceeds to FOHNS.
 Bring second hand bikes from 12noon – 25% of sale price to FOHNS. Please label with name, tel. no. & price.
 Cake sale/Refreshments.

Attendance – 30 April – 4 May: Well done to Little Owls for full attendance, and Year 4 & Year 3 for almost full attendance.

Out of School Achievements : Well done to Izzy Larkin (Golf POW), Alex Lewis (Football POM), Rowan Bird (Tae Kwon-Do Junior Orange Belt), Victoria Layton-Toye (Wade Gym Blue Award) Swimming: Sienna Edwards (10m), Max Sampson (600m), Sam Lewis (Stage 3)

Well Done; This week we have said well done to Cameron Crow, Harry Ward, Emily Holdsworth, Will Frere, Fenton Bayliss, Claudia Farmiloe, Leila Denne, Zoe Milne, Sam Broom, Lexi Deller, Sammy Tracey, Remy Casson, Rebecca Lockyer, All Year 6

Yours sincerely
S. Belgrove
Head Teacher

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