Hook Norton C of E

Primary School

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Newsletter 13 July 2018

Dear Parents

We are coming to the end of the school year and we have the usual mountain of lost property! The office has various items – jewellery/keys/sunglasses/children’s toys etc. We also have two lost property bins overflowing with clothing. Any unclaimed possessions will be disposed of at the end of term so please have a thorough search.

Reports: Report cards are coming home today, so look out for those in book bags. We hope you enjoy sharing your children’s successes and their wonderful comments and self-portraits. If you wish to discuss the report in more detail, please make an appointment with the class teacher. The attendance figure on the report card is up to May half term and does not include any absences that may have been taken since then.

Prize Giving and Celebration Service: You are most welcome to join us at our annual Prize Giving and Celebration Service next Thursday at 9.10am in the hall. We will be celebrating the achievements of all the children with a range of subjects, including sports, the Arts, academic, citizenship, attendance and CNS partnership events.

TalkingSpace Plus: Life can be stressful for parents and carers – especially during the long summer break. It is important to take time to care for yourselves. TalkingSpace Plus is a free, confidential NHS service for adults in Oxfordshire, to help people when they’re feeling stressed, anxious or low. TalkingSpace Plus provides a range of talking therapies and wellbeing activities, if you feel you would benefit from their service please contact them directly on 01865 901222 or visit

Reminders: School finishes at 1.30pm next Friday.
Owl Club will close at 4.30pm on Friday 20th July.
We follow the standard Oxfordshire policy of no jewellery in PE so if children are getting their ears pierced, please do so at start of summer holidays so they can be removed for September!

FOHNS: Many thanks to Laura Wyatt and her team for organising a lovely summer BBQ with perfect weather! Over £1500 was raised towards the new pirate ship.

School Activities this week:

• The Get Active Club had their end of year treat – trampolining in Warwick.
• Many of us attended Rev. John Acreman’s last service at St Peter’s Church, which was a wonderful celebration of his and Sheila’s time in Hook Norton. We wish him well in his new adventures. The governors met to discuss the school’s finances and I reported on my meeting with Nick Gibb MP.
• Sports Day was a great success with the Blue Team emerging as champions. Thank you to FOHNS for refreshments.
• Reception had their meeting to welcome new parents where Miss Mayall was introduced as the new Reception teacher.
• A team of Y5 Maths whizzes attended the BGN Maths Challenge and came fourth – well done!
N : Making an ice cream shop.
R : Experimenting with colour mixing and washing the toys and the resources.
KS1 : Learning about how to be healthy, including voting for their favourites sports, health eating and personal hygiene.
Y3: Opened their time capsule of letters written to their future selves about their hopes and dreams for Year 3 in September 2017. There was lots of oohing and ahhing about their handwriting and spelling!
Y4 : Made musical instruments and enjoyed Maths problem solving.
Y5 : Continued with their Egyptian project, did group reading on ‘Wolf Brother’ and wrote about the good things about Year 5 and how it can be improved.
Y6 : Made beautiful pebble pictures with pebbles collected from the beach at Yenworthy and written memories of Year 6.

This Week we have said ‘Well Done’ to : All Forest Owls, all Little Owls, All Elf Owls, Naomi B, Caden Grootaert, All Year 4, Susie Holiday (welcome back!), All Year 5, Toby Luxton, All Year 6.

Out of School Achievements: Swimming – Callum Rothwell Stage 2,Hannah Newby Stage 6, Poppy Queenan second in an ice skating competition, Bella Nunneley, Freya White, Daisy Petre, David Kirk, Ben Layton-Toye, Ossie Knox, Ava Wallwork, Hetty Cook – Creative Writing Club CNS.

Owl Value: Teamwork

“ I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot; together we can do GREAT THINGS.”
Mother Theresa

Yours sincerely

Mrs S Belgrove, Head Teacher

REMINDER: Diary Dates:

Thursday 19 July 9.15am Prize-Giving Assembly
Friday 20 July 9.15am Year 6 Leavers’ Assembly
Friday 20 July 1.30pm End of Term