Hook Norton C of E

Primary School

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Newsletter 15 September 2017

Dear Parents

International Schools’ Award: We are celebrating receiving the International Schools’ Award from the British Council in recognition of our international partnerships and global learning.

This is a prestigious badge of honour for schools that can bring an international dimension to teaching and learning.

The assessor said in her report:

 “This is a very good application……exceptional Swedish partnership….subjects are closely linked to give the children the best quality learning possible….a fine mixture and good balance (of activities)

….very struck by the Hook Norton French Book Project.”

Many thanks to Mrs Nixon for all her hard work in co-ordinating this.

Non-Uniform Day: September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month so we will be holding a non-uniform day on Friday 29 September to raise money for Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group Charities.

Children can to come to school dressed in something gold (or yellow) and are welcome to come ‘blinged-up’ with glittery faces and/or gold wigs too! In return we are asking for a donation of £1.

Mrs Sarah Hawthorne will also be selling the CCLG’s gold ribbon pins in the playground before and after school on the day.

Job Vacancy:  We have a vacancy for a part-time midday supervisor.  Please ask at the office for details.

Activities this week:

Nursery: Making sandpaper letters, harvesting runner beans and pumpkins.

Reception: Printing, role play pirates and tea parties, new maths and phonics groups.

Forest, Elf and Little Owls: Started their big question ‘Would a lion prefer to live in England or Kenya?’ and finding out where Kenya is.

Y3: Begun the Stone Age Big Question.

Y4: Writing diaries from the perspective of a chimney sweep in Victorian times as part of their Big Question ‘What would you do after school 150 years ago?’

Y5: Have been continuing their Daily Mile; I was exhausted just watching! They have also made ice cream this afternoon.

Y6:  Launched the Viking Big Question and were learning to multiply fractions.

Sue Harris:  Sue Harris, who has worked in our kitchen for nearly 20 years, is leaving at the end of this month to take up grandma duties.  We are getting together a hamper for her as a good-bye present.  If you would like to bring in something for the hamper (it doesn’t have to be food) please look out for the box under the covered area outside Mrs Vint’s Little Owls Class.  I can’t begin to think how many school dinners she has cooked!

Breakfast Club and Owl Club:  Our before and after school care is proving more and more popular with some days almost reaching capacity. It is run by our own trained staff in the Study Centre and provides a safe and welcoming environment for children at our school age 3-11. To guarantee a place please fill in the monthly booking form when it is sent out.

Parent/Class Information Meetings: 2017-18

Year 4 – Mrs Walker – Monday 18 September, 3.15pm

Head lice: Nits have been reported in Year 4 – please check your children’s hair this weekend.

Extra-curricular activities : Clubs: Start w/c 18th September

FOHNS AGM : Wednesday 27 September 7.30pm in the Study Centre – all parents/carers welcome.  Please come along and get involved!

Hook Norton Library: Children have been hard at work with their reading over the summer for the Reading Challenge – lots of children have already finished, but the Library staff have asked us to remind those that haven’t completed the challenge they have until Saturday 16th September to finish, so it’s not too late!

Well Done :This week we have said well done to Alex Reid, Poppy Lawrence, Clemmie Yost, Josh Ellard, Noah Edge, Ella Moulder, Alex Lewis, Ewen Rutherford, Alfie Hambidge, Grace Mariner, Cayden Wyatt, Leila Denne, Elliott Miskin, Tris Connor.

Out of School achievements: Ellie Newby Rookie Lifeguard Bronze, Attie Yost Stage 5 Swimming.

Value of the month: Democracy

“And they said to one another, let us choose a leader.”  Numbers 14:4


Yours sincerely

Mrs S Belgrove

Head Teacher