Hook Norton C of E

Primary School

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Newsletter 16 June 2017

Dear Parents

It has been brought to my attention by a concerned parent that some online, interactive games pose safeguarding dangers to children.  A child has been verbally threatened while playing the game ‘Gods of Olympus’, so please be aware and check who your child is communicating with when playing these games.

Sainsburys Active Kids – Vouchers are being counted and our order will be placed soon, so please search for any vouchers in purses, wallets or bags and hand in to the school office.  Thank you for collecting the vouchers for us- we really appreciate being able to replace PE and playtime equipment.
Music Lessons:  There will be no Woodwind lessons on Thursday 22/6/17 due to Year 6 being at Yenworthy and Year 4 at Kenilworth Castle.

Staffing:  Mrs Vint has informed us that she intends to return in September from maternity leave.

School Activities this week:.

  • This week our Y6s took part in the CNPS Kwik Cricket Festival where Fred Neal and Abi Nunneley were awarded Sporting Champion certificates.
  • There were gasps in Collective Worship this week when I popped a chewing gum in my mouth, then suggested dropping it on the hall floor or sticking it under a table! (The theme was the damage and cost of dropping gum as part of our focus on the environment.) Chewing gum costs around 3p per piece and 10p to remove from pavements. It is banned in Singapore and a piece of gum dating back 9,000 years has been found. We are the only animals to chew gum.
  • Y1 wrote messages and attached to helium balloons (biodegradable) which they blew up themselves and let off with great excitement, as part of their topic based on ‘The Great Balloon Race’. We wonder how far they will go…
  • The winner of the Y5 truffle competition was Dixie Kenneford, but all of them were really delicious. The winning recipe will be used by Y5 as part of the Erasmus project. We all enjoyed helping make the decision!
  • Y4 have made some amazing castles at home as part of their Big Question; ‘Why are Norman Castles certainly not bouncy?’
  • Y2 had a wonderful visit to Weston-super-Mare as part of their Big Question ‘ Why do we like to be beside the seaside?’ The donkey rides were really popular!
  • KS2 have been taking part in the CNS partnership Virtual Athletics festival, where the top results from each year group in a range of sporting activities are sent to CNS where all the results for the participating schools are collated.
  • Y5 have been taking their cycling proficiency test this week.

Headlice have been spotted in Y6 :Please treat your child’s hair this weekend – especially as it is Yenworthy next week.

FOHNS Family BBQ Party – Friday 7 July, 3.15-6.30pm

The Friends are working hard organising activities for our next event (please note new times this year!) – we will be having a non-uniform day on Friday 30 June in exchange for sweets (no chocolate please!) for prizes. Further details to follow.

Golf Day at Tadmarton Heath Golf Club – Friday 21 July, from 12 noon – calling all golfers! – a great opportunity to raise funds for FOHNS (discounted rate of £45 each including Fish & Chip supper). To sign up, or get further information – e-mail:

Attendance: Well Done to Y3 for Almost Full Attendance 5-9 June 2017.

This Week we have said ‘Well Done’ to : Rosie Brown, Laila Packham, All Y2, Isobel Brearey, Katie Bachelor, Oskar Wahlen, Cayden Wyatt, Mia Green, Lily Armstrong, All Y6.

Pen Licence:  Belle Floyd and Andy Haldane.

Out of School Achievements:. Swimming: Alex Lewis 25m, Lily Stanton 100m, Sam Lewis Learn to Swim 2, Emma Barnett Learn to Swim 3, Zoe Milne Bronze Swimming Challenge, Lani Tanner 4th place The Mane Horse Riding Show. Football: Molly White Coach’s player of the season, Amillie Tustain best goal saver and best tackler of the season.

 Owl Value: Environment Preservation

Genesis 2:15  The Lord god put man in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.’


Yours sincerely

Mrs S Belgrove

Head Teacher