Hook Norton C of E

Primary School

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Newsletter 16 March 2018

Dear Parents

Erasmus+/Swedish Visit: We are delighted to be hosting another group of staff and pupils from Vara, Sweden who arrived on Wednesday and are enjoying their experiences as British schoolchildren.

Staffing: Congratulations to Mrs Nixon who is expecting her first baby in July.

School Meals: The new menu has been finalised and will be sent home nearer the end of term. All outstanding balances including payments for the last week of term to be paid by Monday 26 March. Remember, all meals should be paid for in advance, by Monday or the first working day of the week – we currently have £228.30 outstanding.
Snack Bar: After Easter, the price for all snack bar items will increase to 35p.

Extra-curricular activities : Next week is the last week of this term’s clubs – details of the summer term’s activities will be circulated next week.
Keith Allen – Music lessons changed from Thursday 22nd March to Tuesday 20th March and Thursday 29th March to Tuesday 27th March.

On Thursday 29 March, Poppy and Annabelle from Year 6 have arranged to collect money at the school gate for the Brain Tumour Research charity. If you have any money that you could donate, in memory of an ex-parent of the school who sadly passed away last year, they would be grateful.

Activities this week:
N: Making a cable car to go up a mountain.
R: Learning about Spring and Sweden.
Y1: Attended the ‘Commotion in the Ocean’ Partnership Dance Festival.
Y1/Y2: Setting up Science experiments exploring what plants need to live and grow.
Y3: Learning about graphs, and morris dancing.
Y4: Newspaper report about Pompeii, freeze frames and interviewing witnesses
Y5: Writing pirate stories and maypole dancing.
Y6: Visit to Think Tank, Birmingham, recycled fashion show, country dancing and games afternoon.

Thank you!
Winnie the Pooh Mural – Thank you to the Hewitt-Gray family for donating a wonderful mural; Nursery children are enjoying this addition to their bathroom!
Mothering Sunday ~ Thank you to Year 2 who helped Mrs Collins and the church volunteers make beautiful Mothering Sunday gifts for St Peter’s which were given to all the mums at church last Sunday.
Travelling Book Fair – Thank you for your support, we have a record amount of £534.01 commission for the school to spend on books through your purchases.

Incredible Edible: The garden working party rearranged for this weekend – 17th/18th March, 10.00am. If you would like to help please contact Annie Tullett at or phone 01608 738106.

Friends’ events (further information will follow):
Saturday 24 March, 5.30pm – Family ‘Evening with Paddington’
Easter Holidays – annual Easter Treasure Trail
Saturday 21 April, 4-6pm – Family Bingo
Sunday 20 May, pm – Bike, Bake & Garage sale

St Peter’s Church Pop-Up Market: Saturday 17 March 9.30-13.00, alongside Font Café + Hot Soup Lunch. Crafts, Baby Goods, Bric-a-Brac, Cakes, Fabric and Toys. Proceeds for St Peter’s Church.
COMMUNITY HOUSING: Households in the village should have received an envelope with a survey on what people would like to see in community housing for Hooky – the link to the Community Housing Survey which is now live is here:

WELL DONE! This week we have said well done to:- Grace Shorten, Joshua Ellard, Euan Duxbury, Will Frere, Victoria Layton-Toye, Oliver Cutter, Emily Cutter, Ossie Knox, All Year 3, Fergus Kingsley-Bates, Jessica Rogers, Rosie Petre, Poppy Queenan, Orla McArdle, Daisy Harvey, Emily Monelle
Pen Licences: Maisey Kelly, Darcey Davis-Batchelor
Attendance: Well done to Year 6 and Year 4 for almost full attendance 26 February – 2 March

Out of School Achievements : Well done to Lincoln Maule (football award), Torin Hackland (skiing award).

Elf Owls Class Assembly – Wednesday 21 March, 9.10am

End of Term: We finish at 1.30pm on Thursday 29 March (Owl club will run 1.30-4.30pm – please ensure all bookings are made on the booking forms in advance to secure places).

Yours sincerely

Mrs S Belgrove
Head Teacher

Owl Value of the Month: Equality

Galatians 3:28 “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male or female, for you are all one in Jesus Christ.”