The new build is finished! There only remains for some outside work to be done i.e. seeding and a new gate. Y5 and Y6 will be moving into the new classes and Y4 will be returning to their old class. We will be hosting a grand opening in the New Year where you will be able to have a tour of the school and see for yourselves just how wonderful it is all looking.
After school care: the school will be starting a new after school child care provision in the New Year. ‘Owl Club’ will be run by Mrs Sue White who is an experienced child-minder, Teaching Assistant and helps run our Breakfast Club. Owl Club will be based in our Study Centre and run from after school until 6.00pm Monday – Friday for children from Nursery up to Year 6 who attend Hook Norton School. We will let you know more details in due course.
Family Focus reminder: If you have signed up for Family Focus events at Chipping Norton School they are starting soon!
Photograph Reminder: School individual photographs are taking place on Monday 17 October. Please can children wear their smartest school uniform and ensure they have a blue sweatshirt or they won’t show up against the white background!
NSPCC: Please could all donations be returned to school by next Friday 21 October.
Dinner Money: As of today, there is a shortfall of £476 to pay for meals – please ensure all school meals are paid for in advance (if by cash/cheque, this should be on a Monday please).
Harvest Festival: The children all sang and performed well at our Harvest Service in church. Mrs Collins surprised us with her information on just how many miles the ingredients for a pizza have to travel. The church was packed out – thank you for your support and for your kind donations to Banbury Food bank.
Quiz Night: Many thanks to Roger and Becky Cooke for their kind donation of £230.25 for the school library.
Apple Day: Many thanks to Laura Wyatt, Janeen Wilson and everyone who made cakes; £237.45 was raised from games and cakes which has been donated to FOHNS.
Year 6 Primary to Secondary Transfer September 2017:
As you are no doubt aware, the closing date for submission of on-time applications for Secondary School Year 7 2016 is 31 October 2016. This date is crucial as parents are more likely to receive a school offer of their choice if their application is submitted before the deadline. Apply on-line at https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/content/secondary-school-applicationsfollowing the links to secondary transfer, or see the school office for a form.
Starting School 2017 : Parents of children born between 1/9/12 and 31/8/13 must make an application for their child to start in Reception in September 2017. Closing date for on-time applications is 15 January 2017. Apply on-line following the links at https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/content/admissions-primary-infant-and-junior-schools. You can request a paper form if necessary.
Attendance: Well done to Y5 for full attendance 3-7 October.
Reminders: Coming up …
Year 5 class assembly Wednesday 19 October
Bag2School Tuesday 15 November -bring your bags to the Study Centre lobby before 9.00am
October holiday: Monday 24 – Friday 28 October – we finish at the normal time next Friday, 21 October
WELL DONE! This week we have said ‘Well Done’ to: Blake Robinson, Freya Winhammar, William Garrett, Rowan Bird, William Lowans, Lotte Wahlen, Emily Monelle, Isabella Nunneley, Beau Lawrence, Oliver Stowe, All Y5, Jacob Benham
School Activities: Y6 entertained us with their Viking assembly, Mrs Peters attended a partnership English meeting, Mrs Crouch and Mrs Butler attended an autism course, I attended a meeting about academies with Scott Orchard (Chair of governors) and Hugh Protherough (Co-opted governor), FOHNS committee met this week and have lots of exciting events in the pipeline.
OUT OF SCHOOL ACHIEVEMENTS: Ellie Newby awarded a purple Blue Peter Badge, Hannah Newby Stage 4 swimming, Hettie Cooke for her fundraising activities at Apple Day (with Alfie Simmonds) and Race for Life.
Mrs S Belgrove