Hook Norton C of E

Primary School

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Newsletter 13 January 2017

Dear Parents

FOHNS: the Winter Ball was a great success – everyone had a thoroughly good time and raised the magnificent sum of £3300 for new school tables and chairs. Wow!  Many thanks to Hazel Hope and Carley Lambourne for organising and to everyone who supported the event.

The children’s discos last night also went very well with all the children enjoying a ‘boogie’.  Thanks to Laura Wyatt for organising and all the FOHNS members and staff who helped on the night.  Around £650 was raised for new furniture. Future events (full details will follow) include:-

Skittles@The Sun – Friday 24 February, 7.30pm – £15 inc food & a drink – tickets on sale soon!

Auction of Promises – on-line mid-March with a live Auction on Saturday 1 April – if you can donate a promise, or want to know more, contact

Charity Golf Day – Friday 21 July (for more information/to book contact

Reminder: Yr4 Swimming starts Tuesday 17/1/17 – don’t forget your kit!

Next Thursday is school meal taster day: all KS1 & Reception will be booked in for a meal, but you can bring packed lunch to eat as well in case you don’t like it!

Owl Club:  Our After school Care Club has really taken off and proving very popular. To book or make an enquiry we have a dedicated e-mail:

Extra-curricular activities start w/c 16 January, (with the exception of Bright Sparks Science Club and Mrs Wood’s recorders)

Bright Sparks  Science club for KS2 – details are being sent home today, we are hoping to be able to offer this club to KS1 next term.

Emergency Procedures for School Closure:  In addition to informing BBC Radio Oxford – VHF/FM 95.2, HEART (Thames Valley) – VHF/FM 102.6/ 97.4/102.9/ 97.0/ 103.4 and  Touch FM/Banbury Sound VHF/FM 107.6 who will make announcements on our behalf, we will send an e-mail via Parentmail, and put up-to-date information on our website:  Because it can take some time for radio stations to update their closure lists, please check your e-mails and the school website first.

Unless there is an announcement on the local radio stations or the school website, or you receive a Parentmail e-mail, we will be open and children in the village are expected to attend.  We close only if we do not have enough staff to ensure the safety of the children or if the school site is too dangerous to negotiate. If you come by car and road conditions are dangerous, please do not attempt the journey but contact the school to let us know; this will be treated as an authorised absence.  In the event of the weather deteriorating during the school day, or loss of power, we may have to contact parents to collect children early – please ensure we have up-to-date contact numbers.  If you need to contact school at times of school closure, the best way is via e-mail on office.3044@hook-norton.oxon.sch.  Please do not telephone the school directly for information as we may not be able to man the phones.

Attendance: Well done to Y5 for Almost Full Attendance 4-6th January and to Y6 for Full Attendance 4-6 January.

Well Done: This week we have said well done to Ryley Tustain, James McArdle, Gracie Pearce, Lexi Deller, Ava Wallwork, Isobel Brearey, Cayden Wyatt, Ellis Holdsworth, Abu-Baker Hafiz, Dixie Kennneford, Joe Dix, Emily Jessop.

Out of School Achievements: Swimming- Emily Monelle 600m and Catherine Monelle 1000m.

Owl Value of the Month: Determination.


Yours sincerely

Mrs S Belgrove

Head Teacher