Hook Norton C of E

Primary School

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Newsletter 12 January 2018

Dear Parents

Mrs Nixon, Mrs Crouch and Miss Quartermain took the KS2 choir to Young Voices in Birmingham this week where they joined a schools’ choir of 6,500 children in a mass sing-up.  A brilliant time was had by all and a truly unforgettable experience.

A plea from the Admin office:

This is an extremely busy time of year and the office staff would really appreciate any help to minimise disruption by:

  • avoiding making last-minute collection arrangements (unless in emergency)
  • using the booking form for owl club to book sessions after school (unless in emergency)
  • remembering PE kits, swimming kits, coats, bags etc before leaving for school! (the office can only take these round to class at break-times)
  • making all payments in a marked envelope and not loose cash.

Thank you for your support with this.

Activities this week:

N: Settling in the new children and Baboushka

R: Reading the Russian folk tale Baboushka

Y1/2: Learning all about Katie Morag and the Isle of Struay.

Y3: Instruction writing like how to mount a broomstick…

Y4: Visited Warwick Castle today.

Y5: Have been making an Erasmus Rose inspired by the Tudor Rose and learning about the Battle of Bosworth.

Y6: Writing 10 minute stories based on pictures for inspiration and learning about Hinduism.

Reminders: Woodwind lessons with Mr Allen will start on Friday 19th January (Thursday lessons will resume the week after)

Free School Meals: please speak to the school office next week if you think you may be entitled to Free School Meals (even if your child is in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2 and even if your children do not want the meals!)  In a couple of weeks, our School Census records the pupils eligible for Free School Meals, which generates additional income used to support children’s education, including helping with paying for school visits and additional support in classrooms. We can find out quickly if parents are eligible so, if in doubt, please speak to us as a matter of urgency!

Well Done: This week we have said well done to Jayden Phillips, Oliver Cutter, Ella Moulder, Laila Packham, James McArdle, Arrabella Stables, Daniel Rayner, Fergus Kingsley-Bates, Rebecca Milne, Emily Cutter, Naomi B, Reggie Packham.

Pen License:  Children in Y4 are automatically given a pen to write with, however children get the opportunity to prove they have handwriting of a sufficiently high standard to warrant using a pen in Y3.  Once they have demonstrated this they are awarded their pen license and are allowed to use a pen to write with early.

Out of School Achievements:  James Rennie Player of the Match Football, Tommy Burge Most Improved Player CN Rugby Club, Joseph Fowler Player of the Week, Rugby, Poppy Driver Stage 6 Swimming.

Owl Value of the Month: Education

 ‘How much better to get wisdom than gold, to get insight rather than silver!’ Proverbs 16:16


Yours sincerely

Mrs S Belgrove

Head Teacher